Animal Shelter Arambol, India

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Live on the riverside next to the beach caring for rescue animals

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Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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The Experience

We live in a little natural community, barefoot, by the river, next to the beach, in huts and tipis, with over 40 rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, we need to keep our place going, caring for the animals and the place, we like people to feel at home and keep our place how you would your own home, clean and with love for the animals. We need help with maintaining structures, fences, feeding the animals.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 65 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Animal Shelter


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How this experience will transform you

  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Creating true social impact
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 2 Developing social awareness

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This camp is perhaps the most authentic place in the shelter. It's a place for people and animals and inspiration. I had a great time staying here, the animals are lovely, the place is beautiful, simple, elegant and jungly. If you are patient with yourself Rani could teach you alot. The work involves maintenance, cleaning and just keeping a jungle camp together.

2 months ago



I was interested to go as a volunteer for the shelter. Though it was confirmed of my volunteer, later it was cancelled through the WhatsApp message. I think it's because of my lack of English knowledge. But according to me nothing is wrong from the Host, they are very good.I pray that One God the Supreme being to bless them and their good service abundantly.

5 months ago



Hah, where to start from? I had an amazing experience there. The place is located next to the river on the best spot of Arambol beach. The animals are super friendly and playful. The daily routines will help you understand what is needed to run a shelter (food, water supplies, cleaning, gardening, decorate). The people: You'll have the chance to meet the locals and wonderful travelers, volunteers or friends of "the shelter". And finally, Rani, a real hippie, the lady who dedicated her life to that,will be your guide, mentor and sister for a while. Totally recommended!

10 months ago



The place is simple, but surrounded by nature and two minutes from the beach. I loved spending this time surrounded by docile and super lovable animals. I also made friends and we shared great times together.

10 months ago



I stayed with Rani for about 3 weeks and fell in love with the space she has and all the shelter animals. if you love animals and want to help out, without minding to get a little bit dirty at times, please help Rani and her animals out . it will be an experience to remember for sure. one day I'll be back😁

11 months ago

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