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Utila, Islas de La Bahia
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 87900
Country: Honduras

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Last Updated: February 16, 2019

We area community organization on the island of Utila, Honduras. We are working on sheltering street animals and assisting local population in caring for their pets. Our organization has a small shelter and animal clinic where we take care of abandoned, homeless dogs and cats and treat animals that have owners who cannot afford to care for them. There is no permanent vet and we are the only animal shelter on the island. Most of our staff are volunteers. We need additional volunteers to assist us in providing care and socialization for our animals.


-Must love animals and be experienced in handling dogs and cats.

-Physically able to walk dogs.

-Have basic knowledge of dog handling and training.

-Not be allergic to cats.

-Be easygoing, friendly and adaptable.

-Able to commit for one month minimum.

-Willing to help with any issues at the shelter if the situation requires it.

Volunteer contract includes:

-Free accommodation including water, electricity, wifi and TV.

We do not include transportation. One can walk anywhere on the island within a few minutes. The closest store is a 1 minute walk away from our facility.

We will meet you at the ferry dock in Utila or at the Airport. Just let us know your arrival date and time and we will provide the initial transportation.

Volunteers will be provided with the Volunteer Contract upon arrival and asked for passport to make a copy for our records. The volunteer contract can be emailed to you prior to arrival if requested.

Utila is a famous backpacker island, known for its incredible diving. Your duties will allow you enough time to enjoy the island and socialize. However, if you are coming to do your Dive Master course or party, this volunteer opportunity is not the best option for you.

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