Animal Shelter Općina Bilje, Croatia

4.0
6 reviews6

Help us taking care of lovely dogs in Bilje, Croatia :)

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
3 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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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.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

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Amount

€ 50

One time

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Description

50 euro deposit for house- what you get back when you leave house like you find 😊

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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, 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.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Support
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Availability

Feb
Mar
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May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Hello traveler! We mostly care for dogs who have owners (which brings great responsibility, at one time we can have up to 25 dogs (mostly in the summer). We also have some dogs who come from the street, who need TLC and socialization. Quite often we have birds or any other wildlife animals that are in trouble (falling from the nest, broken, injured or sick...) that can stay for a few days even weeks in order to recover before they are released.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Croatian
  • Between 25 and 45 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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6 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Animal Shelter

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 1 Practicing English
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

Ireland

1

I cannot recommend this experience unfortunately. Although the dogs and location were amazing, I did not expect to be the sole care-giver for the animals for 5 weeks out of my 7-week stay here. Communication and respect are lacking on the behalf of Renata, and I hope that she will learn to be more appreciative for volunteers' time and hard efforts in the future.

10 months ago

Spain

2

I arrived in March with a job lined up for mid-April, but was called to come earlier in the month. When I brought this up to Renata she kicked me out through text with no previous discussion and barely time to sort myself out. Basically, I informed her that I'd have to leave a few days early with three weeks in advance and in return she kicked me out with two day's notice while she planned to leave the other volunteer and I alone for three weeks for a trip to the Philippines. The place and work were wonderful but I felt disrespected and patronized by Renata's attitude and lack of flexibility.

11 months ago

United States

5

I don't even have words for how amazing my time at the shelter was. During the month I spent there I felt so at home. The responsibilities aren't too difficult and this is perfect for you if you're an animal person! I loved getting to spend time with the dogs everyday! Renata is so sweet, kind, and generous! She makes you feel so welcomed and at home. The land is beautiful. Bilje is a small town so there isn't a ton to do there, but it's a great place to spend some time relaxing. I loved everything about my time at the shelter!

over 1 year ago

Argentina

5

This was my first volunteering experience and I don't have words to describe how awesome it was for me the shelter has an incredible beautiful energy where you connect with animals and their care from the heart. The place it's amazing and I can't thank Renata enough for all the love and dedication that she puts to working here❤ I met with others travellers that are going to stay in my heart forever and had the chance to improve my language skills Everything works according to what was described in the profile and even better😊 Totally recommend it I'm infinitely thankful for everything🇭🇷❤

over 1 year ago

Brazil

5

It was an amazing experience! Renata is the best host ever! Who has a person like her as a friend has everything! I'll take her in my heart forever! I can say I made friends for life there as much as volunteers (big kiss to Chloe) as the locals I met and became part of my life S2 I could learn so much! Being in touch with nature and the dogs is great and I could also learn about the responsibility of dealing with pets even more!

over 1 year ago

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