Animal Rescue Training
“The superior person of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.” – I Ching
Every day you will get to spend two hours shadowing rescue or treatment team, and learn:
- Animal rescue
- Animal handling
- Animal first aid
In exchange, you will help in our work for two hours. The work you will do revolves around:
- Animal Enrichment
More specifically, assisting in our animal rescue (dog walks, brushing animals, poop scooping, flea and tick removal, baths, laundry, feeding infant puppies, cleaning dishes), assisting in the farm (weeding, mulching, cutting grass, planting, moving manure) and assisting the products team (cleaning bottles, helping with thank you notes).
You might also be work alongside a staff member to assist with animal treatments, kitchen tasks, or construction projects.
This is a karma yoga place. We expect people to be honest, calm, respectful, responsible, hard working, compassionate, motivated by doing good work, have attention to detail, and keep the space clean. The work we do is also very physical, so please consider your own energy level and if you will find it rewarding. We expect you to follow the schedule of the farm, which includes early mornings. If you are unable to follow the schedule or if we have to pick up after you, or constantly remind you of the rules you will be asked to leave.
We expect people to understand that this is rural India and strive to avoid doing things which offend local sensibilities.
This is our home and this is our life, which we are sharing with anyone who wants to do good work.
If you are looking for a getaway and not for an opportunity to help animals, then this is not the place for you.
The farm operates on a schedule and routine. Work happens in two shifts at specific times. Volunteers should arrive and depart within certain times, and will be expected to follow the schedule while at the farm.
There is no charge for the training program. You will have arrange your own food and accomodation.
A word of advice
If you find doing the same thing for an extended period boring instead of meditative, or having a routine is not something you like, or you don't like your own company, then this is not a good fit for you. This is NOT a community with a lot of opportunities to socialize. This is a place of work.