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The running costs that are not covered with the hostel revenues or with membership fees of the association are covered with donations from abroad, so we have a lot of fundraising and communication work as well. All these activities are managed with a high level of computer work, so we need help also in this specifica area (IT/Internet/social networks)Learn more
We request our volunteers to contribute 10 Euros per day to cover their accommodation and the transport to the shelter. They can cook their own meals in the communal kitchen, so food won't be a big expense (3-5 euros/day).
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1 Get in touch with nature
1 Developing social awareness
1 Meeting international travelers
1 Meeting locals
1 Learning about sustainability
1 Creating true social impact
The NGO Si Ma Bô, the protection and shelter of abandoned animals in Mindelo, island of São Vicente (Cape Verde), was my first experience in volunteering. I found a dedicated team that struggles to get the job done and that is changing the way the whole community treats the animals - dogs and cats - on the street. It was a tiring, but rewarding job. Silvia and Paolo Manzoni are dedicated and passionate people for what they do. Being a volunteer at Si Ma Bô was an unforgettable experience and I highly recommend it.
about 3 years ago
Simabo is a very good association doing very important work for the animals in the island, you will get to know their work and see for yourself how needed their presense is! I worked in the dogshelter, walking and helping to take care of the dogs staying there. You can truly feel the happiness you bring the dogs when you come to their rooms with the leashes and how calm and satisfied they are when you finish walking them. The friends you will make with other volunteers and workers in the organization are also a big plus.
Was an overall great experience!
about 4 years ago
I had a great time in Mindelo with Simabo. I had a private and comfortable room, an amazing and cozy work place and very competent colleagues and supervisors. I had the opportunity to organize my own work schedule and work according to my rythm. The supervisors gave me a lot of advice and supported me in every aspect of my stay. Definetly going to come back
about 4 years ago
Oh, Antonio! Thank you for your beautiful words! You were also the best volunteer ever, hard working, very competent, flexible, and always, always always, good humored! Your presence can make hard days so much lighter! This is a great gift you have, take care of it! We wish you all the best!
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