Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help to grow and cultivate plants.
Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Help with a wide range of repairs.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.
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We at Il rifugio degli animali felici (The sanctuary of happy animals) make a promise to every animal that enters; that they never have to be afraid and hurt by humans again, and that we will do everything we can to give them a long and happy life. Come help us fulfill that promise. We need volunteers that are truly passionate about animals to help not only care for all 450 of them, but also their surroundings and habitats.Learn more
Beginner Italian or Beginner English
Between 18 and 60 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
When you arrive at the Rifugio, you see dogs playing with sheeps, cats playing with dogs, and a lot of love and attention of the staff towards all the 450 animals that live there. It’s a peaceful place with a lot of work to be done which can be somewhat tiring, but it’s so, so worth it. The animals are sweet and the staff is patient and caring. If you want to get your hands a little dirty helping the amazing people do their beautiful work, I truly recommend the Rifugio. I’ll always cherish this incredible experience and I’ll always remember all the animals :)
At RAF, happy animal sanctuary you will experience the real nature,the kindness of every animal. Some animals,more than others, had a bad past , they ve been abused and disrespected but all that is a bad old story with an happy ending. You will see dogs playing with lambs , cats cuddling baby dears , This animals will teach you kindness and respect, like no other can do. You will be part of a project that cures wild animals an...About the host