Street Dog Outreach Program in Siargao OCTOBER

General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Kayla Nielsen
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Oct 16 - 31, 2018
Group size: 1-15
Street Dog Outreach Program in Siargao OCTOBER
General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Kayla Nielsen
  • Mobile phone veirified

$315
Deposit: $150
Oct 16 - 31, 2018
Group size: 1-15

About this trip

Are you an animal lover? Are you interested in traveling whilst participating in authentic acts of selfless service?

Then, join our Street Dog Outreach Program in Siargao today!

Together, we will uplift the quality of life for Siargao street dogs, by providing a free spay/neuter and vaccination clinic for mistreated canines on the island. 


100% of the proceeds from the Outreach Program are donated to support Kindred Connection's pilot project in the Philippines. Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to animals in need, as well. 

Be a voice for the voiceless today. 

Outreach Program

Kindred Connection's Outreach Program is exactly what you make of it. 


For some of you, that may mean spending all day every day in the clinic with the dogs. 

And for others, that may mean volunteering for the minimum  requirement of 3 hours daily.


Please understand that this experience is intended to be flexible to suit every volunteer's needs. 


We are partnering with Lotus Shores Siargao to provide affordable and quality rooms at the only conscious, vegan lodging on the island. 

 

However, if you prefer to stay elsewhere, then you're more than welcome to! 

Simply opt for a package that does not include accommodation, and we're more than happy to point out other great areas to stay during your time. 


All packages will provide complimentary morning yoga with Kayla, and daily breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao for the duration of your volunteer experience.

 

These classes are NOT required. Nor will the Outreach Program be ran like a yoga retreat. 

We simply believe in providing mind-body support for those who offering their energy to our projects. 


Expectations and Requirements

Kindred Connection does not require any vet and/or medical experience in order to volunteer on our Outreach Program. 


By signing up for our Outreach Program, you are required to volunteer  a minimum of 3 hours daily. 


Please note that the actual clinic will likely only be open for the first 3 - 4 days (exact duration is dependent on immediate needs, present complications, etc). 

It's important to understand that we will still need plenty of help during the dogs' recovery periods. 


Expectations of Volunteers:


-General care for dogs after they are neutered/spayed

-Bathing dogs

-Feeding dogs

-Holding dogs to be vaccinated

-Admineristing mange vaccinations to dogs

-Muzzling dogs to be vaccinated

-Giving dogs oral mediation post-surgery

-Ensuring dogs' stitches are not infected nor torn post-surgery

-Cleaning wounds of dogs

-Cleaning up after dogs

-Maintaining feeding stations

-Relieving foster home owners as needed ("babysitting" dogs in their care)

-Transporting dogs to/from clinic

-Transporting dogs to/from their foster homes

-Walking dogs


Room Information

Kindred Connection's Outreach Program only offers accommodation is only included for those who book a Complete Package. 


Lotus Shores Siargao will be fostering recovering dogs. Those who choose to stay here will be caring for the dogs in this facility, as well as outside of this facility.

If you choose stay at Lotus Shores, then you will expected to provide more round the clock care for dogs (as opposed to those who opt for our Standard Packages, which do not include accommodation). 


Rooms at Lotus Shores Siargao:

-All rooms are SHARED. 

-Each room has THREE SINGLE BEDS available. 

-Bathrooms are shared (with hot showers)

-9 beds are available (3 rooms)


*All rooms are first come, first serve.

*If you're interested in a booking a private  or double room, please contact us for an adjusted price.

Booking Dates

Please note that you can book ANY dates between the two week period listed. 


-It is not required for volunteers to start on the start date listed. 

-Please note your available/preferred dates for booking upon check out so we can plan accordingly.  

What’s included

  • Clinic Volunteer
    Daily hours in the clinic caring for treated dogs (minimum 2 hours daily required)
  • Daily Yoga
    Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla
  • Accommodation
    All rooms are at Lotus Shores, and they are shared (three single beds in one room). Please note this is only included if you choose the option with accomodation
  • Breakfast at Lotus Shore
    All breakfasts (vegan) are included for the duration of your volunteer stint
  • Swimming Pool
    All volunteers have access to Lotus Shores swimming pool during their volunteer experience
  • Travel Support
    We're here to help you with questions and concerns you may have with your booking and throughout your stay
  • Airfare
    International and/or domestic
  • Accomodation
    Lodging is NOT included for our Standard Package
  • Food and Drink
    Breakfast (vegan) is included daily at Lotus Shores. Remaining meals are out of pocket expenses
  • Activities and Excursion
    Surfing lessons, tours, travel, etc
  • Transport
    We can arrange for bike rental, airport transfer, etc.
  • Souvenirs
    Personal Expense
  • Cost of Visa
    Available on arrival

Available Packages

Standard Package- 5 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 5 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 5 nights, then you will do so as an 

independent traveler.


-This package does NOT include accommodation. 


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


-Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included for the duration of your volunteer experience.


Available until Aug 19th
$315
Deposit: $150
Standard Package- 7 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 7 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 7 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package does NOT included accommodation.


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


-Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th
$420
Deposit: $220
Standard Package- 10 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 10 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 10 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package does NOT include accommodation. 


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


-Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th
$550
Deposit: $300
Standard Package- 14 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 14 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 10 nights, then you will do so as an -independent traveler.


-This package does NOT include accommodation. 


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


-Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 26th
$700
Deposit: $450
Complete Package- 5 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 5 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 5 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package includes accommodation at either Lotus Shores or the Private Home (choose upon check out).


-This package is intended for more hands on volunteers.


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


- Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included daily for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th9 left
$425
Deposit: $275
Complete Package- 7 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 7 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 7 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package includes accommodation at either Lotus Shores or the Private Home (choose upon check out).


-This package is intended for more hands on volunteers.


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


- Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included daily for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th8 left
$575
Deposit: $315
Complete Package- 10 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 10 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 10 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package includes accommodation at either Lotus Shores or the Private Home (choose upon check out).


-This package is intended for more hands on volunteers who are interested in helping for the entire duration of dogs' recovery processes.


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


- Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included daily for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th9 left
$770
Deposit: $400
Complete Package- 14 Night Volunteer

-This package is for those who are volunteering for 14 nights. 


-If you choose to stay beyond 14 nights, then you will do so as an independent traveler.


-This package includes accommodation at either Lotus Shores or the Private Home (choose upon check out).


-This package is intended for more hands on volunteers who are interested in helping for the entire duration of dogs' recovery processes.


-Complimentary morning yoga with Kayla will also expire once you've finished volunteering. 


- Complimentary breakfast (vegan) at Lotus Shores Siargao is included daily for the duration of your volunteer experience.

Available until Aug 19th9 left
$995
Deposit: $475
$315
Deposit: $150

Standard Package- 5 Night Volunteer

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival and Acclimation

***Keep in mind, every day will vary depending on the immediate needs of the dogs and their foster carers. We are only listing duties that should be expected during your time here, not necessarily the exact times of when these jobs might be needed.***


7:00 am - 10:30 am: Breakfast at is available between these hours


*Please note that breakfast  (vegan) at Lotus Shores is included for all of our volunteers.

*Feel free to eat any time between these available kitchen hours


8:00 am - 9:30 am: Morning Yoga with Kayla


*Please note that daily Morning Yoga with Kayla is included for all of our volunteers.

*These classes are not required.


10:30 am - 7:00 pm: Clinic and Volunteer Hours


*Please note that these hours might vary depending on complications in surgeries, additional needs, patients, etc. 

*The actual clinic will likely only be open for the first 3 - 4 days if everything goes smoothly. Remaining days will be focused on healing and recovery.

*We will do our best to solidify the schedule the day before to ensure that you're still able to fit in other activities during your stay. 

*Expect to be flexible with your availability. 


***A minimum of 3 hours volunteering is required daily***


Your Organizer


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Kayla Nielsen
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. I am also the founder of Kindred Connections, a charitable organization serving mistreated animals around the world. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW and KC, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world, @glowyogaretreats Facebook: Kayla Nielsen Yoga Websites: GLOWyogaretreats.com, kaylala-yoga.com & golightourworld.net