Program & Schedule
Your work will mainly be to maintain the rescue center, taking care of the injured animals, if need be going out to rescue injured animals, assist the local veterinarian and also feed the dogs and other animals at the rescue center.
By joining this program you will have an opportunity to make a real contribution to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned animals. This will be done through a variety of tasks at a network of rescue centres within Larnaca and Famagusta region. In your role, you will be directed by local rescue experts in daily rescue and rehabilitation tasks, which may include collecting and transporting injured, orphaned and sick animals, animal husbandry duties, basic first aid as well as the construction of animal enclosures. You will play a major role in assisting the process of rehabilitation, recovery and release, especially for the orphaned animals that have had one or both parents killed in a road accident, and would otherwise perish without your assistance.
Aims & Objectives
Provide a safe haven for orphaned, injured, and sick animals.
Monday to Friday
After an early breakfast, travel to the animal rehabilitation center to participate in various activities, you will be helping with the following tasks:
- Help to feed the animals
- Daily or Hourly Monitoring, reporting and assessing animals on each day
- Reporting behavioral changes each day
- Changing bandages where required
- Washing and cleaning of animals where required
- Administer medicine and ointments as required
- Cleaning enclosures and their environment
- Animal Enrichment
Return to the center for lunch and then continue with your work at the shelter. You finish your day at about 16:30 and return to the center for a well deserved lunch and rest.This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
No additional requirements.
Living & Location
The present name ‘Larnaca’, first mentioned in the 15th C., comes from an ancient Greek word for a stone sarcophagus, because of the many sch objects that have been unearthed in the area, especially from the 15th C.
The fine, pavemented, palm-fringed, coastal road is really attractive with its multitude of flowers, neat cafeterias and restaurants. The residents of the area have had a bust of Kimon of Athens erected on the right end of the breakwater.
In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a balcony where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a Cypriot dishes consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
ATMs: There are ATM's around our centers. The closest one to our residence is about a 15 minute walk from the house.
Shop: The closest local supermarket is a 10 minute walk from the centre.
Activities & Events
No scheduled activities outside the program.
Sights & Surroundings
There are many sights and surroundings which you can explore during your time in Cyprus.
From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.
Name: Republic of Cyprus
Population: 1,141,166 million
Language: Armenian & Cypriot Arabic
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: EET (UTC+2); Summer EEST (UTC+3)
As gorgeous as the goddess Aphrodite, rich in myths, history and culture, both European and Oriental, Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents. Mysterious as well as restless, politically divided yet unified in culture and tradition, it proudly waits to bestow on the visitor the magic of this past and present, brilliant sunlight,, sparkling sea and exceptions natural surroundings, sparkling sea and exceptional natural surroundings.
Enjoy the rich and varied cuisine and vivid night life. Dive in the emerald blue sea and explore its rich and arid marine life. Stroll around its unique antiquities, admire the monuments left behind by its various conquerors and visit its numerous Byzantine monasteries and chapels, many of them World Heritage sites. Cyprus, the inspiration of pets and artists of many cultures over many centuries will endow you with the memories and experiences you will cherish for a lifetime.
Cyprus has long been popular with travelers. Its beauty and glorious weather have been the inspiration of many writers and artists. The numerous archaeological treasures are a sight to behold, so make sure you have a camera. The villages of Cyprus offer a wonderful contrast to the towns. Each village is different from the next and each offers its own unique and memorable moments reflecting the slower pace of life, closely linked to the passing seasons.
Larnaca: The name Larnaca comes from the greek word “Larnax” meaning sarcophagus, many of which have been unearthed in this area. Legend has it that the first settlement at the sport was founded by Noah’s grandson, Khittim.
In the 18th century , Larnaca became a trading centre for the island and, since the 1974 Turkish invasion, the airport there has developed into the main international airport of Cyprus.
The fine, pavemented palm-fringed, coastal road is really attractive, with its multitude of flowers, neat cafeterias and restaurants. The residents of the area have had a bust of Kimon of Athens erected on the right end of the breakwater in honour of the ancient warrior who was killed here in the struggle to liberate Cyprus from the Persians. In front of the breakwater is a Palm Beach, with its wide sands and clear sea (awarded a blue flag). In June every year, on the feast day of the Holy Spirit, the Cataclysm (or Flood) Festival, dating from the period of Venetian rule and consisting of a variety of events including yacht racing, is held over a two-week period.
Cyprus has a Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers from June to September and mild, wet winters from November to March which are separated by short Autumn and Spring seasons of rapid change in weather patterns of October, April and May.
Sunshine is abundant during the whole year, particularly from April to September when the daily average exceeds 11 hours. Winds are on the whole light to moderate. Gales are very infrequent and heavy storms rare.
Snow hardly falls in the lowlands and on the Pentadaktylos range, but is a frequent feature very winter on ground above 1000 meters in the Troodos range. From December till April snow is usually in evidence there, but hardly continuous. Yet during the coldest months it lies in the considerable depths for several weeks, attracting skiers.
Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots share a lot in common in their culture but also have differences. Several traditional food (such as souvla and halloumi) and beverages are similar, as well as expressions and ways of life. Hospitality and buying or offering food and drinks for guests or others are common among both. In both communities, music, dance and art are integral parts of social life and many artistic, verbal and nonverbal expressions, traditional dances such as tsifteteli, similarities in dance costumes and importance placed on social activities are shared between the communities. However, the two communities have distinct religions and religious cultures, with the Greek Cypriots traditionally being Greek Orthodox and Turkish Cypriots traditionally being Sunni Muslims, which has partly hindered cultural exchange. Greek Cypriots have influences from Greece and Christianity, while Turkish Cypriots have influences from Turkey and Islam.
The Limassol Carnival Festival is an annual carnival which is held at Limassol, in Cyprus. The event which is very popular in Cyprus was introduced in the 20th century.
Cypriot food is fantastic. It is all about lots of small dishes shared between many, fresh pulses and beans, and gorgeous sun-drenched fruit and vegetables. Some of the dishes are Meze, Haloumi (Helimi) Cheese, Ofto Kleftiko, Kebabs, Pide & Lahmacun.