“The superior person of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.” – I Ching
What we need help with
- Veterinary work
- Film making
- Adoptions and Fundraising
- Help with animals and farm
The work you will do revolves around Animal Enrichment, Farm work, and Housekeeping. More specifically, assisting in stray animal recovery center (dog walks, brushing animals, poop scooping, flea and tick removal, baths, laundry, feeding infant puppies, playing with dogs) and assisting in the farm (weeding, mulching, preparing new farm patches, digging, planting, moving rocks). You might also be work alongside a staff member to assist with animal treatments, kitchen tasks, or construction projects.
Apart from these, you're also welcome to use your skills to help us do more good work or improve the space. People have contributed by doing art all around the farm, making videos, carpentry, making utility items like a rocket stove, and doing hacktivism! If you are a professional who wants to do a specific project with your expertise please describe your skill and project idea in our form when you apply.
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 not do things which offends 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, and understand that this will not only be your work place during your stay, but will also be your home, you will fit right in.
If you are looking for a getaway and not for an opportunity to help animals, then this is a not the place for you.
The farm operates on a schedule and routine. Work happens in three shifts and meals are 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 either arrange your arrange your own accomodation and meals outside of the farm, or stay on the farm at our farmstay.
The farmstay charges Rs. 500 a night for guests, but gives a 30% discounted rate (Rs. 350 per night) to volunteers committing to work 4 hours per day, 6 days a week, and for at least 2 weeks.
The farmstay gives a 100% discount to experienced veterinarians, and film makers.
If you find doing the same thing for an extended period boring instead of meditative, or having a routine is not something you like, then this is not a good fit for you.