Volunteering at animal shelter “Lesė”, Vilnius


Volunteering at animal shelter “Lesė”, Vilnius

Animal shelter ''Lesė''

Vilnius, Lithuania

Activity description

Back in 2007, the organisation was founded by volunteer’s animal lovers, who started to shelter homeless animals at their homes and advertise them for adoption. In 2008, “Lesė” opened a proper animal shelter and since then has adopted over 6 500 animals. Organizations goals are: • Reducing the number of unwanted pet animals in a humane way; • Finding new homes for homeless animals; • Promoting the society awareness and stopping cruelty against animals; • Establishing an animal shelter meeting EU standards and creating an effective animal rescue system. Main tasks in organization are: 1. Activities in the shelter (taking care of animals, cleaning, and other maintenance work) 2. Additionally, we support volunteers with their initiatives (dissemination, searching for funds, promoting animal right etc.) The foundation of our organization is our volunteers who keep contributing their time, ideas, efforts and resources to Lesė.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be hosted in flat together with other volunteers in Vilnius or in a privat flat. Each volunteer will have their own room. A monthly bus card will be provided. Volunteers will receive food and pocket money every month. Nevertheless, volunteer will have people who will take care of them during the volunteering project: tutor (from animal shelter), mentor (personal support) and coordinator of the project.

Training during the activity

The volunteer will have an integration week organised by coordinting organisation. During the volunteery service, volunterers will also have On-Arrival and Mid Term trainings organised by National Agency. By supporting organization volunteer will also have pre-departure and last evalutation sessions.

Participant profile

Requirements: - Highly motivated; - Interest in animal rights topic; - Patience and willing to help; - Initiative (bringing up new ideas) - Positive attitude towards the work - Ability to withstand smells It is important to mention that volunteer should not be afraid of dogs or cats and must know if he or she have allergies. In your motivational letter please identify why YOU should be selected for this opportunity. Please, identify as specific as possible how this volunteering experience would benefit you personally and the shelter. Without it you are not considered as a candidate.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/03/2023 to 29/02/2024


Activity location

Vilnius Lithuania


Looking for participants from

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


Activity topics

Environment and natural protection


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/01/2023