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What you offer

36h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Animal Care

Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

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

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Certificate

Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

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.

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Additional Fee Required

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).

Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Portuguese

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
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Feb
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May
Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

Brazil

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! ☺️

15 days ago

Iceland

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!

6 months ago

Italy

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

7 months 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!

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About the host

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...

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