Help animals and learn about sustainable farm-living in Mexico

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The experience

Hi everybody. Thanks for reading my profile. My name is Ryan.
I am a plant-based activist. Love animals. Trying to live as simply and peacefully as I can. My eco-project is a small no-cage no-kill animal sanctuary. I pretty live off the grid in a sustainable way in a little farm outside city of Mexico.

I founded .and run an animal sanctuary where I rescue and rehab abused Animals. Today more than 100 abused and neglected animals live here.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Building & Repairing: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 10 Per day

Fee pays for: Donation to project

Description: We are a small non profit funded through donations and personal savings. For this reason we require a small donation to cover basic essentials which are provided during your stay; electricity, WIFI and clean drinking water. A donation of 10 USD per day will cover all these facilities during your day. Your help saves lives. Thanks for your cooperation 🙌🏻


What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

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


Requirements

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

About the work with animals at the farm:

I currently need help in 6 projects that I do:

1. Housekeeping/ cleaning The Farm - daily basis
2. Making compost - daily basis
3. Animal feeding and cleaning - daily basis .
4. Farm Renovation- . Looking for carpenters.
5.. Gardening and forestry - all year round .
6. There are also openings for those who are interested in managing our social media channels and creating videos. Also we have opportunities to decorate with graffiti, murals and paints. If you have skills please get in touch.

The working day starts at 6:30am to 9:30am. I expect volunteers to rise at 6a

Usually i have one or two volunteers at a time. thank you so much.

I need volunteers who are animal lovers (both cats and dogs) and are comfortable with basic outdoor and farm tasks. Vegetarian/ vegan is preferred.


Activities & Shift

I am looking for physically strong people that wants to roll up sleeves and get dirty, people who enjoy being outside and do things with their hands and love the contact with nature. Looking for men and women that have experience in outdoor taks, gardening, organic farming and carpentry or other DIY projects. Previous experience in a shelter is a plus. and this is because tasks demand hard physical efforts - thank you for your understanding

The working day starts at 6:30am to 9:30am. I expect volunteers to rise at 6am ready for work at 6:30.


Rules

The only requirements are to be a morning person and a true animal lover.🌱Based diet or vegetarian is preferred as this is the diet here at the farmstay. I promote a sustainable way of living that I sum up as 0 waste, eco-friendly lifestyle off the grid in a farm with a 100 % composting bathroom.
There is drinking water for us and the animals but I am defending dry sanitation as far more responsible with the planet.
So If great physical efforts in the mornings, having many free cats and dogs around and get dirty does not bother you can come and try.
No drugs allowed
No alcohol either