“The superior person of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.” – I Ching
Skilled Volunteering Program
Note: Minimum one month volunteering required. Volunteers will have to manage their own food and accommodation.
Interested people please email your skill-set and availability to [email protected]!
Available Volunteering Positions
Kitchen Manager: Will be responsible for handling the Peepal Farm Kitchen that provides meals to our employees. The Kitchen Manager will be responsible for making sure that all the produce from our farm are utilized, minimizing waste. They will also be responsible for managing inventory, quality control and making sure the kitchen is neat and tidy. They should also have prior kitchen experience and preferably over 35 years of age.
Videographer: We are looking for people who can complete a project from shooting to the finished product. Bring your own equipment! Needs to be proficient with Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Social Media Enthusiast: Should be familiar with all social media platforms and help us optimize our content on each platform.
Packaging Manager: Will be responsible for fulfilling our online and offline orders, making sure that orders are packed and shipped properly. This position requires great attention to detail, and working with women from our village, so only female applicants will be considered.
Production Coordinator - Will be responsible for supervising production, maintaining a stock of products, ordering and keeping track of raw material. They will also be responsible for outreach and making sure our products reach as many people as possible.
Animal Enrichment: Responsible for making sure animals are getting proper exercise and care. This includes dog walks and playtime, dog training, cat play time (and sometimes walks), brushing large and small animals, toy distributing, and more! Will also be responsible for promoting adoptions, screening homes, coordinating travel, post-adoption follow up, and rehoming if necessary. Dog training and handling experience is a plus. Must be comfortable with animals of all sizes!
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, although you will have to arrange your own accommodation and meals outside the farm.
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.