Erasmus+European Solidarity CorpsGeneral

Italy Arese EVS European Solidarity Corps

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Vitadacani Onlus is a voluntary non-profit association that works in defense of animal rights. It was founded in Arese, in the north-west province of Milan, in 1992 and opened its first shelter for dogs in 2005. Today, it deals with direct management and care of 500 animals taken from exploitation and abandonment, including about 250 dogs, and as many animals saved from the meat industry and from laboratories (rabbits and rodents, monkeys, pigs…). It also carries out promotional events to raise awareness on the topic of animal cruelty and anti-specism, like the MiVeg Festivals that evry year see the participation of thousands of people. We are looking for two volunteers, only from the EU, which will be involved in the following: -Taking care of the animals (food, walks, socializing) -Cleaning and taking care of the animals’ spaces -Supporting the adoption process -Organizing events -Managing the website and social networks -Producing photo, video, and informative materials

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The volunteers will share double rooms in an apartment. They 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

The ideal volunteer must: – have a great love for animals and the ability to approach them with care – preferably adhering to the organization’s lifestyle (anti-specism, veganism…) or willing to adapt to it during the activities – be willing to “get their hands dirty” with tasks like cleaning the animal shelters – Come only from EU countries. Applications from non-Eu residents won’t be taken into consideration!

PLEASE APPLY THROUGH THIS FORM: https://youthforeurope.eu/project/european-volunteering-italy-dog-shelter/

ACTIVITY DATES

 A total of 30 week(s) during the period 15/02/2021 to 15/09/2021


ACTIVITY LOCATION

 Arese Italy


LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM

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


ACTIVITY TOPICS

 Environment and natural protection


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 No application deadline

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