Volunteer in a dog shelter for animal rights near Milan, Italy

Volunteer in a dog shelter for animal rights near Milan, Italy


Arese, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Vitadacani is an animal rights activist organisation near Milan. They are looking for volunteers who will take care of the dogs in their shelter and help the organization in promoting the protection of animals. As a volunteer, you will: - Take care of the dogs in the shelter, prepare their food and take them out on walks - Get to know each one of the animals, their personality and their special needs - Clean and take care of the shelter’s spaces - Support the adoption process - Support the organization of events for animal rights - Help communication on social media and maintaining the website

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will share a DOUBLE room that is placed ON the territory of the shelter in the CLOSE distance to the dogs. They will have a kitchen where they can cook their own meals, and access to the shelter cafeteria. The cafeteria's meals will be entirely vegetarian and volunteers during the activities must adhere to the food restrictions and regulations, but outside of it the volunteers will be free to eat whatever they want.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will have access to pre-departure training, On Arrival Training and Mid-Term Evaluation according to the Programme. They will receive task-specific training related to animal care, security and hygiene in the shelter and communication tasks.

Participant profile

Available for the WHOLE duration of the project: beginning of March - 31st August 2024. Great love for animals and the ability to approach them with care - Preferably adhering to the organization's lifestyle (antispecism, veganism...) or willing to adapt to it during the activities - Willing to "get their hands dirty" with tasks like cleaning the animal shelters - Knowledge of social media management like TikTok and Instagram is a plus - Motivated to learn Italian. We expect your CV and Motivation to be in ENGLISH!

Activity dates

A total of 25 week(s) during the period 04/03/2024 to 31/08/2024

Activity location

Arese Italy

 Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/02/2024