There is much abuse of animals in Tenerife and numerous animal rescue centres exist as a consequence: Dogs, Cats, Horses, Donkeys, Goats...Many of these Rescue centres are great, although some are not so good, BUT one in particular is exceptional, an example of best practice both in terms of the animal care it delivers and the volunteer experience it provides- The Tenerife Horse Rescue Centre.
The Fair Earth Foundation will support the Horse Rescue Centre in Tenerife throughout 2023 and in the process provide ‘Day’ volunteers* and work on a ‘best practice’ case study that can be used around the world. In addition to volunteering at the Centre the Foundation will be organising fund raising activities including sponsored walks (Teide Challenge) to raise funds for a proposed Donkey enclosure (€4000) which the Foundation will underwrite. The Foundation will also pay the Centre €10 for each volunteer-day provided and this will come directly out of volunteer contributions.
The Foundation target for 2023 will be to provide €30,000 in support of The Tenerife Horse Centre
and its work.
* The Tenerife Horse Rescue Centre has its own full time- no cost- volunteer programme and a small scale internship programme which can be applied for separately- see their website www.tenerifehorserescue.com
ABOUT The Tenerife Horse Centre:
The Centre strives to provide and promote the care and protection of all animals by offering a place of safety to those in need. We offer them a home for the remainder of their lives, however long or short that may be. We retrain some horses with natural, kind and
positive reinforcement methods.
We believe that every horse, pony, donkey and other animal has the right to a happy and healthy life, free from fear and neglect. We rescue abandoned, mistreated and neglected animals from across the Canary Islands, adopting them into our family and giving them a safe place to live as well as essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care.
The Centre has 500 (and growing) animals ranging from small animals- rabbits etc, through to goats, dogs, cats, donkeys and horses. It has a long term volunteer programme where there is no cost and basic accommodation provided and our ‘Day’ volunteers provide the help they need to work affectively whilst providing opportunity for young people to ‘do their bit’ alongside other activities.
*Cleaning, feeding and caring for all the small animals from guinea pigs, dogs, goats
*Experienced horse people to help train/ rehab some new horses and light exercise for the older or sick horses such as in hand walking or occasionally accompanying the horse sharers on rides. Also the basic care such as feeding, cleaning poo and picking out
feet daily. Please don't apply for this if you don't have horse experience.
*General labourer. This role is suitable for anyone fit who enjoys hard physical work without needing previous experience.
*Gardeners, to help plant and grow our finca. To make our finca more green and beautiful. Permaculture experience is perfect, but not essential. Passion for the garden is most important. *
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERING:
The Fair Earth Foundation’ s volunteer site is in Los Blanquitos, a small hamlet just outside of the regional capital of Granadilla, itself a bustling traditional Canarian town with all facilities including many shops, cafes and restaurants.
Los Blanquitos: The Foundation has a cave complex in a valley overlooking El Medano, one of the world’s top sail boarding centres. Stunningly beautiful- think Frodo, Sam et al, Hobbiton and the Shire). The accommodation is multibedded with superb views and fantastic relaxation areas.
At the Centre, there is communal cooking and a number of regular workshops and event including: Mindfulness sessions, Herbal workshops, Sunrise Yoga and Sunday BBQs with singing and dancing. Mountain bikes are available for a small charge.
Local activities - within sight- horse riding, sailing, scuba diving, sail boarding, mountaineering, surfing, trekking, paragliding.
Core work experience with the Horse Rescue Centre: Volunteers will be transported to the centre at 9.00am every weekday morning and collected at 3.00pm There will be the option of being dropped off at a local beach before dinner in the evening. At the Centre, volunteers will be split into teams- horse, small animal etc Volunteers will work under the supervision of team leaders at the Centre.
Volunteers can elect to volunteer at the Horse Centre for as many days during the week as they wish. For every day they spend at the Centre we will contribute €10!! On other days there are a number of other options:
* Other animal rescue centres such as K9 and Aktiontier - excellent and totally different to other centres and to The Tenerife Horse Rescue Centre itself. A great opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to animal rescue and welfare.
* Fund raising. Helping raise funds for the Horse Centre and animal rescue in particular.
* Animation work in schools and tourist hotels.
* Social Media and marketing
* Photography and Film Making
Weekends are free- Beach, Treks, Snorkelling, Biking, Chilling (FREE)
horse riding, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, paragliding (heavily discounted)
Book your Volunteering Dates in £
If interested to join the team please contact us via the above link or email firstname.lastname@example.org