Animal Shelter at Ukrainian/Hungarian Border needs volunteers

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Join a team of “rebuild volunteers”

Red Shed is an organisation helping animal welfare shelters in border countries of Ukraine. We are now looking for a select few volunteers to help them at one of the Hungarian/Ukrainian border shelters. Starting in June, Red Shed is helping to put better infrastructure in place at one specific Animal Shelter.

This shelter was already poorly funded, under-resourced and overcrowded BEFORE the war.

It is now unable to cope with the number of Ukrainian animals it has been asked to take in and Red Shed is looking to help them.

What type of host are you? ๐Ÿก
  • Organisation/NGO
What are you looking for help with?
  • Animal keeping ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿด
  • Building ๐Ÿ› 
  • Cleaning ๐Ÿงน
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

We are especially looking for the following skills:

  • Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Painters
  • General Handy Persons
  • Animal Handlers (must be fully certified)

Anyone who is physically fit for manual work to help re-build this shelter.ย It will be tough work if you are not used to it, however extremely rewarding to see the difference you will have made in the lives of these animals.

How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ
  • Up to 10 volunteers
When would you need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • Please ask for the available dates
How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • Others (read further)
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

You MUST arrive by the Friday date(s) and leave on the following Friday.
Unfortunately, there are NO partial weeks available. This is due to logistics and schedules.

Apologies for this.

Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

This animal shelter is currently in very poor condition.ย It is run by amazing volunteers who are doing their very best with extremely limited resources. All of the animals are taken care of as best as they can, but they need our help.

What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

Red Shed volunteers will work in the following areas:

  • Cage/Kennel fix up (to include painting of kennels, fix up of floors of kennels)
  • Temporary roof attachments (to protect the animals from the elements of hot sun/snow)
  • Runs for shelter dogs
  • Clean up of storage/building areas
  • Other duties of care to the animals
What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

Can host veggies and meat-eaters

Fees transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

While we don’t wish to charge for food and accommodation at the guesthouse, if we are to go out for meals, we will give you the option to join us (which we will ask for payment).

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters โœ…

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

We can offer a certification from Red Shed to let other animal welfare organisations know that you spent one full week on-site helping rebuild an animal shelter at the border of Ukraine and Hungary.


You will face some practical challenges on this trip:

  • Weather – It will be hot! (Details of what to wear etc. will be provided to you)
  • Shelter condition – The workload will be heavy, but as mentioned, incredibly rewarding!
  • Language barriers – The regular shelter volunteers do not speak English; however, there will be a translator for the first couple of days and Google translate is our friend!

The volunteers are absolutely lovely and are very happy for us to help!

Falling in love with the animals – Yes, you will fall in love with all of them and some of them will steal your heart outright! Especially Cheeky Charlie – resident watchdog and annoyer of the other dogs ๐Ÿ™‚

What to do in your free time ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

There is a pool and BBQ for the evening times.

Lovely walks and the option to explore the town of Kisvรกrda, Hungary.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


Location/Geography ๐ŸŒณ

Eastern Hungary – Kisvรกrda 20 km from the Ukrainian border near Zahony.

The town of Kisvรกrda, Hungary is located in the east of the country – 20km from Zahony on the Ukrainian border. Its population is approximately 17,000.
It is located in the most economically marginalised region of Hungary, but is extremely safe and the locals are friendly and welcoming to foreigners.

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

International Travellers: To Budapest or Debrecen Airport. There are multiple daily trains to Kisvรกrda. If you are interested, we can provide you with further details.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ


“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? ๐ŸŽŽ

Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests ๐Ÿ‘Œ


Join the RED SHED volunteer team

Volunteer Page:
Sandy Sheerin – Founder of Red Shed
Email: Sandy@ProjectRedShed DOT com


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2 thoughts on “Animal Shelter at Ukrainian/Hungarian Border needs volunteers

  1. Hi

    I would like to send you a cheque to help Olena Vorontsova in her struggles to continue to care for the many abandoned/stray dogs.

    I am not on Facebook/twitter/WhatsApp or any other media platform.


    Mrs Rowland

    1. Dear Shirley ๐Ÿ˜Š
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