1. Barb says:

    February 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’m planning a long awaited trip there this year. Any tips that you think might be helpful would be great. I cannot wait to work with these amazing animals! Thanks!

    • says:

      February 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Hmmm… some tips…
      1. Take clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and are not too attached to. You WILL get filthy, but it is fun 🙂
      2. Take some extra clothes that you can leave behind. They donate them to the village nearby.
      3. Take your own garden/work gloves. You will be very grateful to have your own pair that is not falling apart. And even take a few extra pairs to donate.
      4. Be prepared for some hard work. It is quite a bit of manual labour.
      5. Make sure to spend some of your free time helping out at the dog shelter. They really need the hands for walking dogs, playing with puppies and social interaction with the dogs. It’s really quite fun!
      6. Make sure to take some cash with you for some well-deserved massages. There are ladies from the local village that offer really good (and cheap) massages at the park – it is well worth it!

      That is all that I can think of for now. Is there anything else in particular you need to know?

  2. thetigerandthefly says:

    March 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

    we are booked in for next year just can’t wait, was wondering about a few things:

    – approx. how many volunteers do they have at once?
    – do you share your rooms with others?
    – what type of shoes would you take, as it looks like there’s alot of walking
    – and did you have many worries with mosquito’s? I always get terribly eaten when in asia

    thanks a tonne! x

    • says:

      March 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Very exciting!

      – I was in a group of 11 volunteers
      – I Thi knit depends on what rooms they have available, but yes, we all shared 2 to a room
      – closed comfortable shoes would be ideal. It can be very dusty and dirty. No need for proper trainers, unless you want to go jogging in the mornings/evenings
      – the Mosquitos are definitely around. I used repellant every evening and didn’t get eaten

      Hope that helps!

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