Animal Shelter Grad Vis, Croatia

5.0
(5 reviews)5

Seeking cat caretaker(s) for the Earth Garden tiny house

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Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
5 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

2h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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

Jun
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Nov
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

You'll feed a small colony of cats and give them some attention while enjoying life in a tiny house in the hills of Vis. You must be attuned to cats, enjoy hiking, and be able to deal with rudimentary living conditions. You'll be very ALONE up on the hill, so be sure you can handle that. You must be responsible and communicative with me. Mandatory gear: solid shoes for hiking on rocky paths, a sturdy backpack, and a headlamp.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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5 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Animal Shelter

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Developing environmental awareness
  • 4 Learning about sustainability
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 1 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 5. Gender equality
  • 4 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 3 3. Good health and well-being
  • 2 15. Life on land
  • 1 7. Affordable and clean energy

United States

5

My time at the shelter was amazing beyond my expectations. :) It's definitely living off the land, so be prepared for hikes, no running water (but plenty of access to water), and lots of bugs. It felt like camping and I absolutely loved it!! The cats are amazing and cuddly, and Shiva is the kindest and most welcoming host. I couldn't be happier about my decision to come to the land. Shiva and others on Vis are truly committed to caring for the cats on the island which is very inspiring and made me feel like I was a part of something special. Thank you so much❤️

16 days ago

United States

5

The experience with Shiva and the land is a once in a lifetime experience. It is very unique, having to think on your feet and deal with unexpected circumstances. The cats are amazing and the nature is too. I am glad I was able to support her project and to get a new story to tell.

3 months ago

Italy

5

It was a unique, mind-opening experience. I felt at peace and inspired. Since I stepped foot on the island I felt welcomed and appreciated. The host, Shiva, is genuine, kind-hearted and trustworthy. My favourite part was spending time with the cats in Sky the shelter, where you can admire astounding views of the sunset. The night sky is also breathtaking as one may imagine, it's perfect for stargazing! I would recommend this experience to anyone who shows qualities of adaptability and independance. I made memories I will cherish forver. A big Thank You to Shiva and lots of a love to the cats!

4 months ago

United States

5

Our time at the shelter was fantastic. It's a wonderful way to connect with nature and animals. The experience is exactly as she describes it in the posting, no surprises at all. It really made us live more simply and get the most out of everything. I'm so thankful for our time there and will miss it dearly!

7 months ago

United States

5

My partner and I spent a month in the shelter we're so glad we did. Shiva is very welcoming and kind, she really made us feel comfortable even though she wasn't on the island for most of the month. November can get quite cold and windy, especially at night, but as long as you come prepared it's not a huge issue. We absolutely adored the cats and formed strong bonds with many of them. The work is easy, satisfying, and takes very little time as long as you stay on top of removing trash and things like that. I was very sad to say goodbye to the colony, but will remember them always.

7 months ago

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