Since 2011 the Horse Shelter serves as a sanctuary for Córdoba's abandoned, abused and neglected horses. In Córdoba is very common that horses are used to collect recyclable garbage from the streets such us cardboard and plastics to sell it to recycling companies. This job is usually performed by people who doesn't have enough money/education to feed and give good care to the horses. Many of them are found malnourished and very sick. On this shelter rescued horses will be rehabilitated and adopted out whenever possible to environments that support their well-being and future long-term care.
We maintain a healthy feeding regimen and provide veterinary and farrier care. We aim to exercise our horses when appropriate. We utilize our training program to get them ready for adoption to carefully screened new owners.. Volunteers work with staff to build a team that helps care for our horses, The work starts checking all horses, nurturing, give the medication if needed, help the veterinarian during treatments, grooming, doing maintenance of the ranch, etc.
*Calculated on the basis of 66% tax reduction. For more information on donations to organizations of general interest, go to the official website of the public service
Our partner NGO offers two options for volunteer accommodation:
– Youth hostel in downtown Córdoba: accommodation in shared rooms (maximum 3 people per room) with access to the rooftop with barbecue and a fully equipped kitchen for volunteers to prepare their meals. The hostel also has an internet connection and a bar.
– Host Family: Volunteers will be accommodated in a single room in a host family with half board. It costs about 50 euros extra per week to stay with a host family.
Volunteers work 5 days a week on the project, from Monday to Friday. The program is located 10 km from the city of Córdoba. Volunteers can get there by bus (40 AR$ per day).
Volunteers should be 18 years old or more, they should be able to help for at least 1 week. We expect that they have the necessary abilities and skills for a successful international volunteering experience: ability to adapt to a new environment/ culture and a genuine commitment with the host organization. Whether you are an enthusiast with many years of horse experience or come with no experience and would like to learn more, you can help us