Animal Shelter Vratsa Province, Bulgaria

4.5
(38 reviews)38

Be a volunteer at our dog's sanctuary!

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Connect with nature
24 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

5h

Hours per day
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

1

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.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Availability

Jul
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Sep
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Stay at least
1 week

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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Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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38 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Animal Shelter

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 26 Meeting international travelers
  • 24 Get in touch with nature
  • 20 Practicing English
  • 18 Creating true social impact
  • 11 Developing environmental awareness
  • 10 Developing social awareness

New Zealand

5

I had an incredible time at the shelter! Everything from the location, dogs and other volunteers was wonderful. All of the dogs are obviously well loved and taken care of, and it was a great experience to be able to contribute to the shelter. The location is quite isolated in the countryside, but with the company of the dogs and other volunteers you really don't notice it. The only downside was having to leave the dogs at the end.

2 months ago

Slovenia

5

Helen was a lovely host, I had a good time staying with other volunteers. The tasks were clear and we also had enough time to rest. If you love dogs this is the best possible worldpackers opportunity! Sometimes we got muddy, but I had a great time regardless:)

3 months ago

Germany

5

Helen is super friendly, always supporting the dogs and she was always there if I had a question. Everything was as discussed and I always felt really respected and had a really great time! It's a wonderful place for all dog lovers to learn and gain experience. I really enjoyed the quiet environment where you could take a lot of time for the dogs but it was so hard to leave after you get to know all the dogs especially Rusty, Earnie und the puppies! Many thanks to Helen and the other volunteers Carmel and Alex for the wonderful time. I definitively want to come back!

4 months ago

United Kingdom

5

Had a really good time working here. Helen really cares about all the dogs at the sanctuary and is doing great work running it. The other volunteers were also really nice to work and hang around with in the downtime. Would happily return in the future!

5 months ago

United Kingdom

2

I did leave early, but I do love and miss the dogs very much 🤍This was caused by a few different things. One was that Helen was kind to me but I also thought her phrasing was harsh. Helen asked me why I was wary of the larger dogs, and I answered that I had been attacked by a dog when I was nine years old. I explained, to which she responded bluntly that she had also been bitten in the past. I understood, but these were two different scenarios—I was attacked on the street, and Helen manages a dog shelter. I felt uncomfortable after this, However Carmel, another volunteer was lovely.

4 months ago

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