Project Category: Animals
Number of Participants: 2 to 20 persons
Duration of Project: 2 to 4 hours
Cost: Depending on project
Service Opportunities: Adopt a donkey and/or volunteer at the sanctuary
Location: Bringamosa 2-Z, Sta Cruz, Aruba MAP LINK
Individuals and organizations can “adopt” a donkey, providing the financial resources to keep him or her fed and healthy. For those that prefer a hands-on encounter, volunteering at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary by helping with the daily chores will give members of your group a meaningful experience.
Impact: Mission: Save the donkeys. Objective: Provide a safe environment for the donkeys on the Island by providing shelter, food, and proper medical care. Tucked away in a semi-remote cunucu area (Aruba’s countryside), a sanctuary can be found. The Aruba Donkey Sanctuary is a foundation supported entirely by donations and managed through the hard work of selfless volunteers to benefit Aruba’s long-standing donkey population. Aside from rescuing and caring for donkeys, the sanctuary is a primary vehicle for educating the public about the animals, with two measures being the creation of the Youth Club in 1999 and encouraging visits by schoolchildren. The youngsters learn through interaction--feeding, cleaning, and petting the donkeys—with the ultimate lesson being that when treated with love and care, the animal will return the favor.