Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with a wide range of repairs.
Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.Learn more
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.
Rock your body! Join our dance classes.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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We need volunteers to guarantee a good level of welfare to our cats and dogs in our shelters! Please come and help! Your task will be primarily to walk the dogs and to play with them and to play with the cats, brush them and check that the cat shelter is always clean (cleaning staff is available 12/24 to keep everything clean, but sometimes a special care is needed). We have paid staff to clean and feed the animals.Learn more
We request our volunteers to contribute 70 Euros per week to cover their accommodation. They can cook their own meals in the communal kitchen, so food won't be a big expense (5-10 euros/day).
Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese
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A Experiência na Simabô foi muito enriquecedora. Fiquei responsável pela Ação Educativa nas escolas, que tem como objetivo conscientizar as crianças e os adolescentes nos cuidados e proteção aos animais. Foram momentos incríveis, de muito amor, aprendizado e trocas. Além disso, a Ilha de São Vicente é linda, animada, as pessoas são muito receptivas, alegres. Vale muito a pena! Recomendo a experiência. Agradeço muito a Sílvia, o Paolo e toda a equipe Simabô por me receberem tão bem! ☺️
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!
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
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!
We are an association for the protection of animals and the environment based in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. Our work with the animals, that includes running a shelter with 100 dogs, a cattery with 18 cats, a 7/12 clinic and ambulant castration campaigns, is partly financed with a hostel for responsible tourists. We have spayed/neutered almost 10.000 animals so far and we are planning spaying/neutering campaigns on the neighboring islands as well...About the host