Indeed, this is an appeal of the Donkey Sanctuary, which is in urgent need of volunteers. Due to their extended opening hours (daily from 9am to 4pm) and the increase in the number of donkeys at the shelter, they are sorely in need of more volunteers. They are caring for more than 130 donkeys, which are divided into two locations. And all of them need their feed, the grounds need to be cleaned and there are lots of other cores as well.
Donkey Sanctuary volunteers can often be found in booths and behind stands during different festivities and they receive visitors to the shelter. The number of visitors increases every year as well.
Every year the Donkey Sanctuary needs to say goodbye to volunteers because they are leaving the island, because of work pressure or when they follow their husbands to Holland, (like the wives of the Dutch marines).
Interested volunteers can let the Donkey Sanctuary know for which activities they wish to be scheduled and on which days, or part of the day, they can come and help out at the Donkey Sanctuary. Volunteers come in on a daily basis, on a weekly basis or even those who come on a monthly basis. For them, everyone is more than welcome! Volunteers are NEEDED!
Are you interested in being actively involved in the guarding this part of Aruba’s heritage, do you like working together with other volunteers, then please contact Desiree Eldering at 593-2933. The other volunteers as well as our lovely donkeys will be forever grateful!