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NGO Mindelo, Cape Verde

5.0
7 reviews7

Help with maintenance at both hostel and shelter!

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
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Support
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The Experience

We need an "all in one" help for maintenance at our shelter and also at our hostel: somebody who is able to repair a window as much as painting an old cupboard or recycle and old table or to repair a lock and a leaking tap....

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Additional Fee Required

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).

Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Stay at least
2 weeks

7 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

NGO

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

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

Brazil

5

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.

over 3 years ago


Simabo replied

Annamaria, it was a big pleasure to host you! It was challenging for us to have an experienced juournalist and photographer to volunteer for us! I'm very happy we didn't disappoint you!

Iceland

5

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!

over 4 years ago

Italy

5

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

over 4 years ago


Simabo replied

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!

Brazil

5

Bom aconteceu um imprevisto e tive que adiar para o final desse ano de 2022, a Silvia minha anfitriã foi bem atenciosa comigo e entendeu os meus motivos. Muito obrigada pela atenção e por poder me da a honra de irmo final do ano e poder ajudar.

8 months ago

France

5

O meu mês na Simabô foi muito rico e intenso.
Eu sempre gostei de animais mas não tinha muito contato com p

over 1 year ago

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About the host

Hosted by Simabo

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This host usually answers to 100% of the messages
Response Time
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8 published videos
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