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Volunteer at Animal Shelter Guatemala



We are a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization, whose principal activity is the rescue and rehabilitation of domestic animals with a focus on spay/neuter clinics and education.
We could not continue without the vital help provided by volunteers. With over 300 dogs and nearly 60 cats we always need help with anything from b […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum if staying in our facilities. There is no minimum limit if you are staying offsite.

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Volunteers receive free basic accommodation but are responsible for covering the cost of food. The volunteer quarters has cooking facilities, refrigerator and hot water. There is also the option of staying in Sumpango or Antigua and taking the bus to the shelter each day.

Other information:
The local village is a 15-minute walk from the shelter with internet facilities, food market, and bank.


Tough but amazing!
"What an experience! I had 10 days here helping Xenni, Martin & the crew at this busy animal shelter. The days start at 7am & finish between 2-3pm. Mostly consisting of dog walking around the large grounds, other duties may involve feeding the animals, assisting the vet, washing & grooming the dogs. How hard a day is depends on how many volunteers there are. If you're on your own, your fitness levels will shoot up! Got help? You'll be fine. The first day was tough & by day 5 I was feeling it, but after a day off work to visit Antigua I was refreshed & ready for more. Over time you build bonds with certain animals which is a great feeling. Living quarters is a 4 man dorm with a cooking facilities, it's basic but also perfect. Job aside, another reason I'd highly recommend this post is it allows the opportunity to visit the nearby indigenous towns of Sumpango & San Lucas. There is a blog linked to the website which I found very useful, it's worth a read of your considering helping out here."- Del Duggan

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