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AWARE (Animal Welfare, Rescue and Education)

Street Address: Granja Montecito, Pachaj, Sumpango

Locality: Antigua

Region: Guatemala


Volunteer With AWARE to Rescue Animals in Guatemala

Duration of Program
2 to 52 Weeks
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

AWARE could not continue without the vital help provided by volunteers. With over 200 dogs and nearly 100 cats we always need help with anything from building dog-runs or putting up fences to bathing, brushing, or walking dogs, providing some human company for both the dogs and the cats, or helping out with our educational programs. From time to time we need help with our spay/neuter and rabies vaccination clinics, garage sales, and other fund-raising events.

Major Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Major responsibilities of the volunteers:

    • Dogs: bathing, brushing, obedience training, medicating, cleaning cages, walking, and socialising
    • Cats: brushing, medicating, cleaning the cages, and socialising
    • Educational programs in local schools - must be fluent in Spanish
    • Helping with spay/neuter and rabies vaccination clinics in local villages
    • Thinking up and organising fund-raising events
    • Photography
Cost/Program Fee
USD 5 Per Day

What program fee Includes

    Program fee covers the costs of electricity, water, and gas.  Food is not included in program fee. For detail information on program fee contact us at:

Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills or qualifications are required. We expect our volunteers to be kind, flexible, friendly and having good communication skills. Spanish language is highly recommended. In addition to this volunteer need to be passionate towards animals.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Arrangements for the room ans food fo rvolunteer is managed by host family. Volunteer will be staying in quarters provided by the host family. The quarters include shower, bed, drinking water, TV/VCR with a wide selection of movies, cooking facilities and refrigerator.

Application Process

For detail information on application process contact us at:

Any Missing Important Information

    Since you are about to volunteer in another country, we ask you to do necessary preparation before going there. We prefer volunteers to take some small gifts to local people. If you are interested in volunteering at the AWARE shelter, or for more information, please contact Xenii Nielsen at:

    Tel: +502 7833-1639, Cell phone:+ 502 5401-3148


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