Caye Caulker's Original Animal Sanctuary

Construction & Gardening

There are five catteries at P.A.W., one of which is in great need of repairs. The structure is rusted and rotting after many of Belize’s rainy seasons, and must be regularly repaired and maintained to ensure the health and safety of the cats living inside.

What’s involved?

Construction Project

Volunteers also are needed to build a new cattery to replace the older one attached to the main building. Donations of tools and building supplies are welcomed by P.A.W., which currently does not have the funding necessary to purchase these items.

Gardening Project

Volunteers are needed to assist with daily maintenance of the grounds, including raking leaves, cleaning the beachfront property, pruning trees, pulling weeds, and more. Your help also is needed with landscaping and planning for new garden areas, which will help improve the overall atmosphere of the sanctuary for its volunteers and its visitors.

All volunteers stay onsite at P.A.W. Your accommodation will be in a cabana just at the shoreline. If you want to upgrade your accommodation to one of our suites (at an additional cost) then we can give you more details when you apply.


You should have experience of working within construction and/or gardening for at least 1 year. All volunteers must be 18 or older, willing to stay at least one week, and be in good health.

To apply

Please email us with your details, telling us about your background and why you would like to take part.


1 Pasero Street
Caye Caulker, Belize
Phone: +501-624-7076