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Travel With a Purpose

Combining volunteering and sightseeing, Voluntourism is a new form of travel that allows you, the Voluntourist, to contribute to sustainable development while exploring new places and cultures. Most adventure seekers find that doing volunteer work while on vacation is the best way to experience the best of both worlds. 

 

Visiting the AKF Rescue Center makes it possible for Voluntourists to do worthwhile activities with our shelter dogs and other visiting volunteers.

If you intend to stay the whole weekend or longer, you will be able to explore nearby tourist and adventure sites as well. We have a guesthouse that can accommodate a small group of people. If you love the outdoors, our sanctuary has designated campsites where you can pitch your tent, light a campfire while you roast marshmallows and relax under the stars. The amount that you spend for your accommodation goes directly to the upkeep of our shelter dogs

Nearby Tourist & Adventure Sites

Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake (Day Hike)
  • 30 minutes to jump-off
  • 1.5 hour 4x4 ride
  • 2 hour crater trek
  • 1.5 hour 4x4 ride
  • Optional: Pinatubo Spa Town, Sta. Rita Crocodile Farm
Lake Tambo 4x4/ATV Adventure (Half day)
  • 30 minutes to jump-off
  • 2-hour ATV or 4x4 ride passing through river crossings and lahar formations
  • Watter paddling, fishing, and relaxation activities within the lake
  • Meet local Aetas in the area
Capas - Bamban Town (Day tour)
  • Capas National Shrine Complex
  • Talaga Heritage Tour
    - Art of Tinapa-making
    - Antique shop visit
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish and 19th Century Heritage Bell
  • Death March Memorial Marker
  • Bamban World War II Museum
  • Boodle fight lunch at Pitas Mo, Luto Ko Organic Farm
  • Goshenland Campsite
  • EDL Farm
Monasterio-San Jose Town (Day tour)
  • Tarlac Recreational Park (ATV, biking, kayaking, etc.)
  • Monasterio de Tarlac
    - Relic of the True Cross
    - Giant Risen Christ Statue
  • Stopover at the Northern Cup Cafe
  • Optional:
    - Swimming at Ngile Riverside Picnic Grounds
    - Whitewater kayaking (Class 2 rapids) during rainy season
Tarlac City (Day tour)
  • Tarlac Capitol Grounds
    - Maria Cristina Park
    - Museo de Tarlac
  • San Sebastian Cathedral
  • The Laughing Carabao Microbrewery Tour (first craft brewery in Tarlac)
  • Aquino Center and Museum
  • Go karting at Kart City Tarlac
  • Lunch at Victor''s, Tatun's, Dampa, or along By-pass Road Food Strip
  • Outdoor activities at Tarlac Recreational Park
North Tarlac (Day tour)
  • JSJ Goat and Dairy Products
  • Isdaan Floating Restaurant
    - Giant Buddhas
    - Taksiyapo Wall
  • Anao Ylang-Ylang Center
  • Sanctuary of the Holy Face of Jesus (Nampicuan)
  • Stopover at Kape Agape
  • Jose Maria Escriva Parish ‘Drive Thru’ Church
  • La Sagrada Familia Parish Church
  • Optional: Bambike Factory in GK Village Victoria, Mayantoc Calao Falls Trek, Camiling Food Crawl: Iniruban, Chicharong Camiling, tupig, etc.
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AKF Vicinity Map for Voluntourist

Accommodation

$ 15 / Head*

Guesthouse

Take a day off and unwind at our guesthouse which can be booked through AKF Center Airbnb

     

$ 10

Camping

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the AKF center and pitch a tent at our camping grounds.

General Information

Recommended for:

  • Busy hoomans who would like to extend help to our doggos during their free time.
  • Foreign tourists who are willing to immerse themselves into Voluntourism.
  • Manilenos and weekend warriors wanting a short get away from the busy city life.
  • Individuals who would like to celebrate their special day in a different way.
  • Groups who intend to do outreach activity for our center dogs.

No fees, but...

Visiting the AKF-RRC is always FREE. We do not want to burden our visitors with unnecessary fees, although a donation of any kind during your visit will be very much appreciated. But, if you want to stay overnight, you may choose between our AKF Center Airbnb or pitch a tent at the camping grounds. ​

In-kind donations will go directly to the upkeep of our shelter dogs. Monetary gifts on the otherhand, will help fund our future rescue operations to #EndTheDogMeatTrade in the country.

Scheduling

Our dog sanctuary is open to Voluntourists daily. Visitors can schedule a day tour, overnight, or whole weekend visit.​​

​It is advisable to inform us 3 days ahead prior to your visit so we can make the necessary preparations.

​​Scheduling of visit is strongly encouraged. You can plan ahead via our official online scheduler: AKF #Voluntourist Scheduler

Overnight Stay

We have a guesthouse that can accommodate a small group of people. Rent proceeds goes to the upkeep of our shelter dogs.

Book now via Airbnb: AKF Animal Rescue Airbnb

If you love the outdoors, our sanctuary has designated campsites where you can pitch a tent, light a campfire while you roast marshmallows and relax under the stars.​​​​​

Contact Us For Inquiry

Fill Out The Form And Ask Your Queries

You’re one step closer! Kindly fill out the form if you have further queries or click the button below to schedule a visit for our lovely rescues. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the AKF shelter. 

What our #Voluntourists say

Wonderful!

It’s a big, nice house, complete with almost everything you need. Comfortable living area. Convenient kitchen. Snacks, coffee, cable tv available! I love the veranda where you get the perfect view while we had our coffee and that cassava cake we bought I enjoyed taking a tour on the farm, surrounded myself the dogs and mostly, very accommodating AKF staff! Will surely come back soon and stay longer. ❤

Krys

Much more than what you would expect!

Very homey, warm and peaceful. Very nice way to get away from city and spend time with all the dogs.

Mitzi

Lovely place with an amazing cause 🙂

This is the first time i have ever tried being a voluntourist and I just wished I had more time to spend getting to know the dogs, cats , and the staff in the compound.

Kimberly

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