WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REVISING THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.  LAUNCH DATE TO BE DETERMINED. 

The GDS Volunteer Program is intended for the benefit of our dogs. We have established rules for their emotional and physical safety. If you wish to volunteer with our program, we require an application to be submitted and once approved, a signed agreement that our rules are understood and will be followed. The safety of our dogs is paramount. Volunteer duties include: cleaning, feeding, walking the dogs, playing with the dogs, vet runs with staff and street rescues should they arise. You will be included in any local fundraisers and media creating if time allows. Additionally, we will film parts of your journey and make a short memorial video for you to keep as long as there are no emergencies that have priority. You will have fun! It is impossible to spend time with our wonderful dogs and not have a a Hanktabulous time!

PROGRAMME
Volunteering at the Centre is hard work and dirty — time is dedicated to cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning punctuated with lots of activities with the dogs for lead walks and socializing. Volunteers must be 18+. For those with health issues, please contact us regarding your request. 

ACCOMODATIONS
For options, please contact our volunteer coordinator Aileen

Promenade in the village of San Cayatano

Promenade in the village of San Cayatano

Town panaderia (typical Spanish bakery)

Town panaderia (typical Spanish bakery)

Village church

Village church

Mar Menor

SCHEDULE
There is always plenty of the unexpected at GDS — we start out the day with good intentions to accomplish specific things but the next thing you know, we hear of a galgo sighting and everything changes! But first and foremost — it is always about what is best for the dogs!!!

• 8–9 am — Duties include: cleaning, feeding, walking the dogs, playing with the dogs, and vet runs with the staff.
• 2–3 pm — lunch on-site
• 3ish pm — back to work!
• 7 pm — back to the residence to plan your evening

LOCATION
GDS is located in southern Spain, Murcia

 

TRANSPORTATION
Options for getting to the GDS Centre:
• Fly from Madrid-Barajas Airport to San Javier Airport, approximately an hour's flight and rent a car. Approximately 15 minute drive from the residence.
• Train ride via Renfe to Balsicas-Mar Menor station, approximately 3.5 hours.
• Fly into Alicante-Elche Airport and rent a car. Approximately an hour  drive from the residence.


CALENDAR

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REVISING THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.  LAUNCH DATE TO BE DETERMINED. 

2017:
All dates filled for 2017 up to 24th July and onward – dates NOT released yet.

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APPLICATION
Please fill out and submit the following form. We will email with our response and if approved, we will include information about what is useful to bring as well as a contract for signature outlining the rules. and our expectations for volunteers. 

Name *
Name
If coming with others, are you open to sharing the residence? *
(will do best to accommodate but first come first serve basis)
First choice for month and day to arrive *
First choice for month and day to arrive
Please refer to calendar above for open dates.
First choice month and day to depart *
First choice month and day to depart
Second choice month and day to arrive
Second choice month and day to arrive
Second choice month and day to depart
Second choice month and day to depart