Make an impact on over 200 rescued animals in the Eastern Sierra


The Exchange

Thinking of visiting Death Valley or the Eastern Sierra? Come stay with us. This gorgeous 140+ acre property sits 4800 feet up in the foothills of the Eastern Sierra with over over 200 rescued burros, 8 horses, 6 mules, 10 dogs, a few ranch cats, and 1 cow. Retreat in a charming little off the grid cabin that sleeps 2 (we have two cabins) in exchange for 4-5 hours of work that directly benefits the animals & sanctuary.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.


What you get

2 days off per week

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

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

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

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

This opportunity is perfect for animal lovers, photographers, hikers, outdoor adventurers, travel bloggers, nature lovers, bird watchers, stargazers, off grid wannabes, dreamers, boondockers, writers and just about any other type of person who loves working in the great outdoors and making a difference in an animals life. There are lots of incredible hikes and great photo opportunities in and around the property that will also be available to you during your stay. Nights at the sanctuary are even more spectacular, with dark skies perfect for stargazing and capturing glimpses of the Milky Way. Owens Valley, where our sanctuary is located, is full of cool places to explore and the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley National Park are both just a short hike or drive away.


Activities & Shift

Work may include but is not limited to: ensuring all the animals living at the sanctuary have enough water and food throughout the day, cleaning troughs, raking hay, offloading hay when deliveries are made, providing general care, loving pets and ear rubs, and other tasks that may arise.


Rules

No smokers. No fires are allowed on the property. No alcohol during work hours. Length of stay is a 1 week minimum with 4-5 hours of work per day. (you may potentially negotiate to move your hours around with Diana if you have a whole day trip planned, so long as no emergencies arise, she may need your help). Ideally we're looking for a couple people to fall in love and stay forever & have an unfurnished cabin to make their own. Each potential applicant(s) will be interviewed, must pass a background check and will be required to sign a waiver and contract that outlines what will be expected during their stay.