Volunteer at a local animal shelter, Cordoba, Argentina

You are the one who can assure these children to have the chance to grow up safe and healthy.

Get involved in the activities that this organization performs to make a better world for loyal pets that are left in the streets of Cordoba. You can lend a hand on the everyday tasks with the animals and also by participating in campaigns promoting the proper care of animals.
Among the things you will be able to do are working at the shelter with over 500 injured dogs and cats collaborating with the cleaning and checking of the animals. You’ll have to make sure they are eating, that they are not aggressive and prevent the pain in case they are ill. You also be able to help at the veterinary where the animals are received by cleaning the cages of animals with surgeries and other routine tasks.
The objective is that you can appreciate the animal problematic in Córdoba where over 30000 dogs live on streets at the city. The current state of the economy has left many people devastated and even homeless. Animals have been the unwitting victims of this and now sit in crowded shelters awaiting a new “forever” home. Remember, shelter animals are not second hand pets. They are loving, often well-trained animals that just want to be loved.
There are never enough hands and hiring more permanent staff isn’t always an option due to budget constraints. With funding problems and overpopulation, animal shelters face challenges every day. However, their biggest struggle comes from the lack of reliable volunteers. You can help by volunteering to work at this project.

Join this project and make the difference!

 

There’s so much you can do! You can groom the pets, asking staff for permission before bathing or cutting hair on any pet of course! You can also help the staff with the laundry or dishes or offer to clean the bathrooms or take out the garbage. Once you have volunteered for a while and the staff are comfortable with you they may allow you to do other volunteer jobs such as fostering orphaned animals, or helping to train a special dog.
This shelter has a lot of duties that can be assigned to you. They are always in need of people to work directly with the animals to exercise them, show them to potential adopters, and just give them love and attention. Many feel that they cannot handle the emotions that come with working with animals one on one in a shelter environment. It can be a demanding role and it isn’t for everyone. But, there are other jobs that are just as important. Shelters need volunteers to work in their offices, stuffing envelopes, filing, entering data, and more.
If you are a pet lover trying to make a difference then this is a project for you! You’ll make lots of new friends and not just the four-legged kind. Working side by side with people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships. You can also learn things that may lead you to the career, or career change, of your dreams. Besides, you’ll never find a more grateful and accepting friend than an animal you’ve comforted.

Accommodation

Families & Homestays

Our families know, due to their experience, what it means to be a real host. They have received many students from different nationalities, occupations and ages. We will take into consideration your likes and preferences. Living with a local family is the best way to learn their customs, likes, and style while you learn a new language.

Residences & Hostels

If you want to live with several local and foreign students, you can choose to stay in a private or shared room in any of the students' residencies we offer you. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying.

Private Apartments

A Private Apartment is the best choice to enjoy your privacy and comfort of your own place.

Requirements

Usual Volunteer Tasks

*Latin American students applying for Volunteers in Spain must have a valid EU passport.

  •  Over 18 years old
  •  High school degree
  •  Health insurance, accident and liability
  •  Commitment to the Host Organization,its rules and tasks
  •  Hard working skills
  •  Ecologically sensitive
  •  Lots of energy, enthusiasm
  •  Affinity to work with animals
  •  To be a team player and to listen to the professionals
  •  Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Volunteer*
  • Take care of wild and domestic animals
  •  Assist professionals on medical procedures
  •  Make sure habitats are conserved
  •  Walk and train domestic animals
  •  Feed animals
  •  Clean cages
  •  Assist on research activities
  •  Educate the community to protect the environment and animals

 The tasks named above will be arranged with every volunteer according to each one’s skills and special abilities.
 

Project Hightlights

  • Appreciate the animal problematic in Córdoba where over 30000 dogs live on streets
  • Working at the shelter with over 500 injured dogs and cats collaborating with the cleaning and checking of the animals
  • Help grooming and exercising the pets, showing them to potential adopters, and just giving them love and attention.
  • Make lots of new friends and not just the four-legged kind working side by side with people who share similar interests
 

Daily Routine

Usually volunteers have 6 hs shifts in the morning Monday through Friday. In some cases it can be arranged a change of schedule if you prefer to work in the afternoon. Any extra time you’re willing to do will be highly valued.
 
 
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