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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 or building.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Additional Fee
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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.
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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, brush and cuddle them and check that they are in good health, especially the puppies. We have paid staff to clean and feed the animals, but sometimes special care is needed.

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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
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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4 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

NGO

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

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.

Jun/22/2019


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!

Jun/06/2018

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

May/10/2018


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

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! ☺️

Dec/02/2018

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