Jacobs Ridge is a vegan animal sanctuary in Murcia, Spain. We offer all inclusive volunteering breaks for a minimum of 6 nights. You can get as stuck in as much as you like with the sanctuary work. There are daily chores such as feeding, mucking out, grooming and dog walking, tidying but there are always ongoing projects you can get stuck in with. The most valued work you can do is spend time with our rescue animals. There are many pigs awaiting belly rubs, horses and donkeys awaiting grooming, dogs awaiting playing and cats awaiting your cuddles! If that wasn't enough, we also take you on excursions. Some of these are at an extra cost (such as kayaking down the beautiful river Segura) but some are at no extra cost to you such as rock jumping, lake swimming, sight seeing, walking etc. The food and drink is 100% vegan and delicious!
MINIMUM STAY: 6 NIGHTS.
Your accommodation is a beautiful 5m canvas tipi tent, right in the heart of the sanctuary, with full bed, furnishings and battery-operated lights. It can accommodate a family of 4 (1 double bed, 2 fold up beds) but prices are PER PERSON, not per tent. So you can book a tent per person if you prefer. You will have a cassette toilet but also access to the bathroom in the communal area in the main house with toilet and shower.
Our kitchen is completely vegan, so please do not take any animal products with you. You arrange your own breakfast (cereal, toast, fruit etc) and then we provide you with cooked lunches and dinners. There are snacks available to graze on throughout the day and alcohol after the day's work is over!
WiFi in communal area, swimming pool, relaxation areas with loungers and hammocks, beautiful views of the sanctuary and surrounding mountain range, vegan reading material, access to most of the animals, transfer to local town and excursions.
Please no non-vegan food or drinks. We would also prefer that any toiletries are vegan and cruelty free also. No smoking in the tents, there is a designated area for smoking outside the main house. There is an airport transfer service for an additional cost. Please choose the most "sociable" flight times.
People often refer to Jacobs Ridge as the "vegan bubble" because you can escape city life, civilization and reconnect to nature by rolling around in the dirt with animals, jumping into beautiful turquoise lakes, walking barefoot and waking up to the sounds of nature. The area is very rural which allows you to find your inner peace.
The surrounding areas of the sanctuary are beautiful to explore with a picturesque national park right on our doorstep, as well as lakes and waterfalls for jumping into and swimming in. There are also areas of historic interest such as castles and ruins. We can take you into Mula, the local town, where you can explore and then catch a bus into Murcia, the city. Murcia has a few vegan restaurants and some beautiful architecture.
We will take you to sightseeing areas and excursion sights and you can catch a bus to Murcia, the nearest city.
Payment Details & Cancellation Policy
Time Of Payment
Deposit (40%) must be made at time of booking. The remainder must be paid by 60 days prior to arrival.
Bank transfer is preferred but PayPal is also available.
Cancellations should be received in writing no less than 60 days (inclusive), prior to your booked arrival time.
Deposits are non refundable IF the cancellation notice is received, in writing by Jacobs Ridge less than 60 days (inclusive), prior to the booked reservation.
Refunds will be made from Jacobs Ridge during the operational season (1st April until 1st November) at a time when the financial impact to the sanctuary is at its minimum. Due to the nature of financially sustaining an animal sanctuary, REFUNDS ARE NOT IMMEDIATE.
About Your Host
We are a 100% vegan animal sanctuary, offering volunteering breaks to help fund the running of the sanctuary.