Come help care for wild, sick and abandoned animals whilst enjoying the the beauty of rural Italy.

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The Exchange

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.


7 hours of help per day

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

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

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.


Beginner Italian or Beginner English

Between 18 and 60 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa