“The superior person of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.” – I Ching
What you will be doing
Duties include animal enrichment (walks, training, brushing/grooming, interaction), animal care (bed cleaning, nail trimming, baths), and farm tasks. This position is open to people who are comfortable around all kinds of animals.
Volunteers commit to a miminum of 2 weeks. The hours are 4 hours per day, 6 days per week.
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 realize that, you will fit right in!
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 three 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 volunteering. You can arrange your own accomodation and meals outside the farm. If you need financial assistance, and are an experienced animal rescue worker or are interested in spending extra hours learning about animal rescue work, you can apply to have 50% of the homestay costs covered.
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.