My name is Anouk and I have been volunteering at the Donkey Sanctuary for 2 months.
I had decided to go for this adventure in the Netherlands, because I had temporarily stopped my studies and already was in big love for donkeys.
From the first day I felt at home among the donkeys. I had a great time and learned a lot. It's hard work, but the teamwork and day structure helped me very well. The time flew!
I decide to stay longer because I was having such a good time. I am very grateful to Marina and the Donkey Team for this unforgettable experience!
You learn a lot about the donkeys in a short time. This includes both the fun moments (every morning the enthusiastic donkeys during feeding time or while feeding bread, for example) and the intense moments (when a donkey who lives outside the park can unfortunately no longer be saved). The nice thing about the internship was that you stay on site in a house between the donkeys. This ensures that you always have donkeys around you, which is super cozy. Both the donkeys and Marina and the whole Donkey team have a special place in my heart. Marina and the entire Donkey Team, thank you so much for this great experience, this is something I will never forget and will often think back with a smile!"