Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Italy: Domestic Animal Care in Rome

Rome, Italy


Location: Rome, Italy

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €1399 Euros for the first week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation 24/7 support and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Costs Explained


This project is tailored for animal enthusiasts, especially those who have had pets such as dogs and cats, aspiring veterinarians, and other professionals within the animal care sector.

This Animal Care program in Rome encompasses various essential objectives. You will be providing care, companionship, and outdoor activities for our furry friends, such as dogs and cats, volunteers assist local nonprofit staff in maintaining and cleaning shelters. Additionally, volunteers aid in communication campaigns to support shelters and raise awareness about topics like adopting older animals. Another vital aspect involves caring for animals with specific health conditions, such as FeLV in cats, learning to administer treatment to improve their well-being.

No prior qualifications or experience are required to participate in this project, as you will receive support from local teams and placement staff. However, a passion for animals is essential, even for those less accustomed to caring for them.

The project requires a minimum commitment of 2 weeks to ensure meaningful engagement and contribution.

Daily Life

Here’s a breakdown of your daily schedule:

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Enjoy breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.

10:00 am – 1:30 pm: Depending on your project schedule, you’ll either travel to the project site to start working with local placement staff or have free time to explore the city, relax, or participate in other activities.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Prepare your lunch at the accommodation or dine at a typical Italian restaurant in the city.

2:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Similar to the morning, you’ll either continue working on your volunteer project with local staff or have more free time for city exploration, relaxation, or other activities.

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner will be served at the accommodation. Afterward, you’ll have the evening free to unwind and spend as you like.

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Travel and Accom.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted and transported to our project.

Your experience with us includes:

-Accommodation in a dormitory at a local hostel, with female only or mixed rooms and
– Three meals daily, featuring local-style cuisine. Special dietary needs like vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose intolerance can be accommodated upon request.
– Shared access to common areas and complimentary WiFi.
– Orientation event upon arrival, providing insights into Croatian culture, volunteer experience, program overview, practical information, and safety guidelines.
– Guided city tour to help you explore and discover the city’s highlights.
– Expert recommendations for making the most of your time in the area.
– Allocation and coordination of a meaningful work placement in an impactful non-profit project.
– Introduction to your volunteer role on the first day, ensuring a smooth transition into your responsibilities.
– Provision of all necessary diving equipment, SSI diving classes, and certified instructors to guide you through the diving experience, with certifications tailored to your diving proficiency.

Fundraising Help


  • Minimum age 18
  • Passion and enthusiasm for animal welfare
  • Not afraid to get stuck in!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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€1569 Euros for the first week. €515 for each week thereafter.

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes;

  • All food,
  • Accommodation,
  • Airport pickup,
  • Orientation,
  • Sim card
  • Guided tour of city
  • 24/7 in-country support and
  • All project related activities.
What’s not included:
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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