Volunteer at a horse rescue and animal centre in Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Animal centre in Tenerife โ€“ Message from the host: Hi everyone, thanks for the add, this is our first post here, normally we have used our website, but we have a new “opening” and it’s actually not usual for us, we usually look for helpers with building and the animals, which we will need again within a few weeks, we always have space for handymen and people with building experience.

But we have more “urgent” space for these roles…

Update January 2021 – “Digital” Volunteer needed

We have space for 1 more volunteer, our deal is: 25 hours a week working in exchange for all food and accommodation.

We need someone to help us in making our vlogs for youtube.




The volunteer does not need to be expert but must have some experience.

The main role would be to film things that we are doing around the Finca and to edit it to make episodes and highlights, I will add a link to some previous videos in the comments for you to get an idea.

All volunteers must love animals, be happy in a community-style living, sharing bathrooms and a kitchen. We have a big outside/undercover kitchen and chillout area, with a pizza oven and barbecue.

The location

The location is beautiful, 15 minutes walk to the sea, a very quiet peaceful area surrounded by nature and animals.

Accommodation

Volunteers must be very flexible about accommodation, due to the huge amount of volunteers we have had to become very imaginative. Some are in

  • caravans
  • vans
  • caves
  • tents
  • wood huts
  • wooden boxes ๐Ÿ˜›


Diet

All of our food is supplied via waste from supermarkets/ bakeries/ vegetable stores. We get a lot, fresh bread and cakes daily. However, we can not cater to particular diets such as organic. But Vegan/vegetarian is fine. Many people are vegetarian here. Everyone else is “freegan” we buy only vegan, but eat what will go to waste as we are all passionate about sustainability.

Its a lovely environment, friendly and we are like a big family with a good balance between chaos and organisation. We are all here for the same reason, our love of animals and wanting to improve the lives of the animals on tenerife so we create the right environment to enjoy our work as a team and grow the sanctuary.

If you would like to know more, please scroll down to the end to check our contacts in the CONTACT DETAILS section below. Please DO NOT comment on this shared post, as I will probably not see it. Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you. Finca Family ๐Ÿ™‚




 

Update November 2020 โ€“ย 2 live in volunteer positions available…

1st role, (as soon as possible)

Do you have experience with Gardening/ permaculture/ growing vegetables? We need someone to tend to our garden, help us continue to get our Finca green, develop the vegetable gardens and help turn manure into compost. No need to be an expert, but must have a passion for gardens and be willing to work independently on the garden.

2nd role

Do you speak both Spanish and English to a high level and happy to do admin work? We are looking for someone to help develop our sanctuary, gain contacts, connect, network and help get sponsors. This would include calling people, visiting people and replying to emails. Again no need to be an expert, just passionate about helping us grow the sanctuary. We can give you other things also, so you are not stuck on a computer all the time if you wish.

Because we have such a huge number of applicants and have a big team already here, we have to be very precise about positions, so everyone has a role to help that the sanctuary grows and stays organised.

We have people already working with

  • horses,
  • animals,
  • SEO,
  • building,
  • cooking,
  • cleaning,
  • filming,
  • social media etc
Food and accommodation

We provide accommodation and food in exchange for 25 hours a week working.



Community lifestyle

All volunteers must be happy in a community-style living, sharing bathrooms and a kitchen. We have a big outside/undercover kitchen and chillout area, with a pizza oven and barbecue. The location is beautiful, 15 minutes walk to the sea, a very quiet peaceful area surrounded by nature and animals.86729745_168957311217143_2450194184267628544_n

Accommodation

However, volunteers must be very flexible about accommodation, due to the huge amount of volunteers we have had to become very imaginative.

Some are in:

  • caravans
  • vans
  • caves
  • tents
  • wood huts
  • wooden boxes
Diet

All of our food is supplied via waste from supermarkets/ bakeries/ vegetable stores. We get a lot, fresh bread and cakes daily. However, we can not cater to particular diets such as organic. Vegan/vegetarian is fine. Many people are here. Everyone else is “freegan” we buy only vegan, but eat what will go to waste as we are all passionate about sustainability.

More information

It’s a lovely environment, friendly and we are like a big family with a good balance between chaos and organisation. We are all here for the same reason, our love of animals and wanting to improve the lives of the animals on Tenerife so we create the right environment to enjoy our work as a team and grow the sanctuary.




Update 28/07/2020

Some of the people who planned to come had there flight cancelled due to COVID so positions available from now, you can stay as long as you like.

This role doesn’t come up very often, due to people not leaving ๐Ÿคฃ but COVID has made everything crazy, so we now have space until the beginning of September ( 2 more girls come then) ๐Ÿ™ We provide accommodation and all food in exchange for 25 hours a week working.

More… Joining the community permanently

We get asked regularly if we can take more people to work in exchange for food and accommodation, currently, we have 16, and sadly can not accept everyone as we donโ€™t have space, however, there are some โ€œjob rolesโ€ that we really need help with, so we reserve space for theseโ€ฆ

For this role, you must be experienced with horses, no need to be an expert or high-level rider. But must be very confident with horses on the ground and a confident rider. The main role would be groundwork, clicker training ( no need for experience, it’s easy and I will show you) reinforcing basic riding manners, such as standing still and introducing positive connections in riding. Again no need to be experienced here, just open-minded and passionate about horses. There are options to ride in your free time with the horse sharers. ๐Ÿ˜Š

With all of our positions for the right person, This can actually be a long term role, if someone is looking to start a new life and become part of the team and help us grow. Working part-time for us in exchange for food and accommodation around a part-time job elsewhere if needed.

As always we are open to hearing peoples ideas to grow our team and sanctuary. The most important thing isโ€ฆ must love all animals and be passionate about the project.



Requisites

Must be happy to live among a community with shared bathrooms and kitchen. Accommodation is all different, so must be easy as where to sleep. We have a caravan, wooden huts, stone houses and caves. So depends what is available at the time ( and if you plan to be a long time here). Some of our team have been here over a year and have made there own โ€œhousesโ€ from caves and materials we have. We are a great team and are very handy so we work together and make anything possible. The location is very near La Jaca, so it is very peaceful with walking distance to the beach and quiet village, also a great location for climbing, walking and snorkelling. The Finca is in a beautiful setting, great views, great vibe and great team but please remember we are still building so it is not luxury quite yet ๐Ÿ˜›

( We always need, handymen, builders throughout the year, we are just full for the next couple of months but get in touch if you are interested for the future)

The exchange description

We have 1, 2 or 3 live-in volunteer positions available. (can combine jobs and then we free space for more)

Update 29 06 2020

We get asked regularly if we can take more people to work in exchange for food and accommodation, currently, we have 16, and sadly can not accept everyone as we donโ€™t have space, however, there are some โ€œjob rolesโ€ that we really need help with, so we reserve space for theseโ€ฆ

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Current positions we need to fill: SEO & wordpress

It’s a bit different than usual.

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We need help with the social media, admin, SEO, website, marketing, fundraising side of things. So we are looking for someone who has experience with these things, must have experience with, WordPress, Yoast, Google, and Instagram. Please note it is not to build a website, we have it already, we just need help with the SEO, google analytics and this side of it. As we have NO IDEA what we are doing, I have learnt the basics along the way, but it takes me so much longer than someone with computer savvy and it takes my time away from the horses who need me.

Must be of a good level of English to do this role, Spanish or German would be a huge bonus but not essential at all. We have plenty of translators living here already.



Admin Roles

The other role is we need someone native or fluent Spanish and English to help with admin roles, this would be answering emails, speaking to visitors, making phone calls and dealing with odd paperwork things. So must be over 25 with a drivers license. This wonโ€™t take up much time, so can combine with other roles. Such as driving and collecting food donations or helping me to improve my Spanish, social media, or riding horses if experienced with horses.

This can be a long term role for the right person if someone is looking to start a new life and become part of the team and help us grow. Working part-time for us in exchange for food and accommodation around a part-time job elsewhere if needed.

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As always we are open to hearing peoples ideas to grow our team and sanctuary.

The most important thing isโ€ฆ must love all animals and be passionate about the project.



Living here the volunteer…

…must be happy to live among a community with shared bathrooms and kitchen. Accommodation is all different, so must be easy as where to sleep. We have a caravan, wooden huts, stone houses and caves. So depends what is available at the time.

Some of our team have been here over a year and have made there own โ€œhousesโ€ from caves and materials we have.

We are a great team and are very handy so we work together and make anything possible. The location is very near La Jaca, so it is very peaceful with walking distance to the beach and quiet village, also a great location for climbing, walking and snorkelling. The Finca is in a beautiful setting, great views, great vibe and great team but please remember we are still building so it is not luxury quite yet ๐Ÿ˜›

If you are a handyman with any building skills, get in touch also, as we are always in need of builders to learn from and help us build…


CONTACT DETAILS


For more information send a pm on the Facebook Page or WhatsApp +34 672350505

Whatsapp me on +34 672350505
please DO NOT comment on this shared post, as I will probably not see it.

Or visit the website:

www.tenerifehorserescue.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tenerifehorserescue/

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