who we are
Vrouva Farm is a mix between a farm sanctuary, an animal shelter and an eco-community. Lying on an acre clearing in the pine forest of the island of Aegina, in Greece, it is home to over 100 domestic animals (including 2 humans), as well as plants and the free animals of the forest.
With few resources but lots of love for our animals and a tightly-knit team, we work day in and day out to keep everyone alive in an aware, compassionate and nondestructive way. We feed, clean, play, walk, and love. We heal and help heal. We believe that as we serve the animals wholeheartedly, we learn a more sustainable and rewarding way of living on our wounded planet.
We welcome all to our humble farm, and hope you can help us improve and continue serving those who need it most. Welcome to Vrouva!
Volunteers are the backbone of Vrouva Animal Sanctuary. We are a diverse group, striving to overcome the barriers that divide us and work together to help the animals, which is a very rewarding experience.
Our volunteers care for and love the animals, as well as the wellbeing of the farm. They are passionate about animals.
If you're considering volunteering, you are very welcome! Many of our volunteers live on Aegina, and we have many who come for a week or a month from all over the world. To enjoy working at Vrouva, you should appreciate a community and communal spirit. We eat and work together in conditions that some would consider difficult. We live to serve the animals, not the other way around. There is no wifi and limited electricity. Toilets and showers are in nature and we live with the constant noise of our animals. Some people find living and working at Vrouva challenging.
We love it!