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APAFF Associação Protecção Animal da Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz, Portugal

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The main goal of APAFF (Animal Protection Association of Figueira da Foz) is to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, which includes objective to improve the quality of life for all companion animals by creating and supporting programs that save the lives of homeless pets and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. Activities in APAFF: Educational material: workshops about basic needs of companion animals, responsible ownership, importance of neutering and spaying, safety around pets, etc. Videos, games, role play, theatre, drawings, etc. Practical animal care: Feeding, giving water, cleaning bowls, poop scooping, changing bedding, washing dog houses, inspecting and reporting health or behavior issues, socializing and comforting the dogs; teaching dogs basic obedience commands and grooming them are some of the daily activities at the site. Food collection campaigns: Each first weekend of the month in local supermarkets. More tasks available by e-mail.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay, together with other EVS volunteers in a house, rented by the coordinating organisation. The rooms in the house are individual or shared with one other volunteer. Food: The volunteers have lunch (a hot meal) in the organisation or a school canteen during week days free of charge. For all the other meals they get food allowance from the Supporting organisation. Transport: In Figueira da Foz volunteers will be delivered to the location where the activities will take a place by the Receiving organisation.

Participant profile

We appreciate young volunteers that are: open minded, feeling confident with the objectives of the Host organisations, like animals, are creative, taking initiatives, having a sense of responsibilities, organised and able to adapt to different conditions of living and work, flexible to establish relations with different persons. It’s very interesting when volunteers have special abilities to contribute to the projects, although it’s not necessary to have any special knowledge, education or skills.

Activity dates

A total of 44 week(s) during the period 01/10/2019 to 30/07/2020

Activity location

Figueira da Foz Portugal

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Activity topics

Social challenges

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 20/09/2019