Volunteer at an animal shelter in a Greek Island

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An animal shelter in Greece is looking for volunteers โ€“ Hello, we are looking for help to care for 13 dogs at our animal shelter on the Greek island Serifos.


The applicant should be accustomed to working independently and have a driving licence.

The volunteer exchange at the animal shelter
  • There will be 4 days of work per week,
  • housing and food provided for a minimum stay of one month.

The island of Serifos

About the organization

Two associations – one common task:

  • local implementationโ€ฆ an association can achieve more and also has greater acceptance than is possible for dedicated individuals.
  • Therefore, in June 2016 we founded the Animal Help Association of Serifos FILOSS.

Its members (Greek and foreigners) are working locally for the realization of the objectives and the establishment of an animal shelter and a veterinarian clinic. Support from Switzerland and other countries is necessary for projects to maintain construction work and infrastructure.

Goals and reasons

Greece has a very strict Animal Protection Act. Whoever disregards this must expect draconian fines. And yet the rights and the dignity of animals – e.g. on the island of Serifos โ€“ are continuously and seriously breached, dogs are kept permanently on iron chains, donkeys, goats and sheep have their legs bound together, multiple kittens and puppies are “disposed of” in the garbage, cats and dogs are poisoned,…

For years animal lovers, visitors and tourists in Serifos have provided medical assistance, walked chained dogs, and tended to and supported abused animals. This has helped little, a change for the better is not in sight, on the contrary: animal suffering is getting worse.

This has to change!

Systematically, and well-organized, we want to adopt and implement animal rights on Serifos. Practically and hands-on we want to provide a dignified and species-appropriate life for sick, abandoned, and abused animals.


Animal shelter in Greece โ€“ Please contact usย for further questions.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/serifosanimalfriends/

Animal shelter website https://www.filoss.com/

This volunteer request was posted by Maura on our FB volunteer group

Go to the Animal Shelter – volunteer opportunities section ๐Ÿพ

See more Island volunteer projectsย or more volunteering opportunities in Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

Author: Voluntouring staff

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3 thoughts on “Volunteer at an animal shelter in a Greek Island

  1. Hello, we are Emils and Noa. We have a deep passion for animals and have grown up surrounded by them. We are highly interested in engaging in volunteer work to support and care for animals in need.

    Currently, we are located in Athens, Greece. However, we are open and willing to travel to new places or islands to contribute to animal welfare efforts. You can easily reach us at our Netherlands contact number: +31 *********.

    Thank you for considering us for any volunteering opportunities related to animals. We are eager to make a positive difference in the lives of these wonderful creatures.

    1. Dear Emils and Noa ๐Ÿ˜Š
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      Thank you and happy travels.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

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  2. hello, we are Emils (29) and noa (19)
    we really love animals and both grew up with animals.
    when i saw the add for volunteer help we really got happy.
    were both from the netherlands but life in greece athens right now,
    but were willing to go to another island or another country

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