Join our Team!!

Our organization is made up of volunteers.  No one draws a salary.  Without our volunteers we would not be able to function, and animals would not be helped.  There are many different volunteer opportunities, both short- and long-term, with different degrees of involvement.  If you are new to Boquete, volunteering is a great way to learn about the culture and meet new people!

Some roles are specific, such as:

  • Helping with an event, either a regular or special event.
  • Transporting animals to the vet or sterilization clinics in Boquete or David.
  • Transporting animals to adoption events at Charlie’s Pet Fashion in Boquete (and to Novey in David, when MINSA permits resumption of events).
  • Visiting foster homes and supplying food, support, and advice.
  • Being part of a rescue team when SALDEA recovers an animal on an emergency basis.
  • Collecting donated food and cash from designated drop off locations.
  • Visiting local schools to talk about animal care.
  • Making Price Smart runs to purchase pet food and cat litter.


Some roles are long-term, such as:

  • Being part of the fundraising committee, and helping to put on fundraising events.
  • Fostering dogs and cats (our GREATEST need).
  • Assisting with the Feral Cat Program by delivering food to colonies, and assisting with trapping cats for sterilization.
  • Grant writing, marketing, and public relations.
  • Finance, compliance, accounting, and legal support
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing the newsletter