Animal Shelter Vratsa Province, Bulgaria

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Be a volunteer at our dog's sanctuary!

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Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Hey! We need your help with: daily feeding, cleaning and walking (in the morning and afternoon) of dogs. General care of dogs. Willing to be hands-on, use your initiative and feel comfortable around dogs. Basic knowledge and understanding of the care of dogs and their behavior. Positive, flexible and work well in a team. Must be happy to have dogs inside the house with them.

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  • Over 18 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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Stay at least
1 week

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Animal Shelter


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How this experience will transform you

8 Get in touch with nature

7 Meeting international travelers

6 Practicing English

5 Creating true social impact

3 Developing social awareness

3 Developing environmental awareness



We stayed with my boyfriend for a month, Helen was very kind to us, she even picked us up at the train station and took us back the day we left. Puppies and dogs are the sweetest thing in the world. It was a very beautiful experience and a lot of learning. Our fellow volunteers made the experience even better. We are very grateful and the shelter to visit them again one day. Thanks for everything!

about 2 months ago



This was my first Worldpackers experience and I loved every minute of it. Helen is lovely and makes you really feel at home, plus I learned a lot from her passion and commitment in what she does. The dogs are amazing and spending time with them brings joy. Also I met some others volunteers and had the opportunity to exchange and learning from them too. I would recommend to anyone this experience, but must be open to learn new tasks and be proactive to get to best out of it.

2 months ago

Helen replied

It was an absolute pleasure having you with us. Thank you so much for all your hard work.



This was my first Worldpackers experience and I can surely say that it was a lovely experience. If you would like to spend time with dogs and meet new people but at the same time spend alone time in the small forest in a small village and enjoy being with yourself this is a great opportunity for you. the shelter is a lovely place to stay and I assure you that you will bring some lovely memories from this place :)

3 months ago



Helen and her other volunteers were very helpful in getting me there and making me feel welcome. It was a unique experience but a little different than I had expected and I sadly couldn't complete my stay but feel free to message me with any specific questions.

3 months ago



Volunteering in the shelter it's such a life experience. Challenging sometimes, it's definitely not an experience for everyone. In the winter it can be really cold and you have to make your own fires in the house. Tasks will be easier if you have experience with dogs, but with a proactive attitude you will learn a lot. The dogs are lovely! You get to spend time with them and in nature too. Helen does a weekly grocery shopping and it's good to communicate with the other volunteers for the sharing. Thank you Helen for the opportunity, and Floor, Alex, Candela and Gonzalo for the good times!

3 months ago

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