Freshwater Pearl Farm and Community service

founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Kamala
Coordinator | Kamala
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Learn how to do freshwater aquaculture farming
Gain hands-on practical training from experienced aquaculture farmers
Income generation for local people
Develop modern ways to do farming and help the community grow
Practice freshwater aquaculture project in your home
This project helps the community to produce Freshwater Pearl through training, management and helping community to generate a source of income. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Freshwater Aquaculture and Community Development Project

it involves learning freshwater aquaculture farming in order to generate revenue for the community.

Freshwater aquaculture is the practice of producing and breeding aquatic animals and plants for commercial reasons in ponds, reservoirs, lakes, rivers, and other inland waterways (including marshy water), all of which play an essential role in the aquaculture business. In 2011, freshwater aquaculture production reached 44.3 million tons, accounting for 29% of global fisheries production.

In this project we not only help these aquatic animals grow naturally but also generate source of income for the community by preaching modern ways to do the farming. Volunteers coming from round the globe can learn from experienced aquaculture trainers and gain hands on practical experience on this subject. 

Typical day

Breakfast: 8-9 pm
Morning work : 10 am- 1pm
Lunch: 1:30 -2:30 pm
Afternoon : 3-6 pm
Dinner: 7-8 pm

A typical day's activity would be like:
  • Farming spot cleaning
    • Bucket cleaning
    • Drum cleaning
    • Tank cleaning
  • Water management
    • Measuring pH, Ammonia, TDS, Nitrite, etc.,
    • Oxygen supply
    • Pouring Water
  • Food Management
    • Food preparation
    • Food supply

Free-time activities

Weekends are free when volunteers can participate in our organized weekends city trip against extra money.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, Educational Certificates and Vaccination proof
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by SMILE Society, India

shared room and 3 meals included, Airport pickup between 6am-6pm available for free,

Airport Pickup at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport

Kolkata Airport pickup available between 6am to 6pm. Those who are arriving earlier or late requested to find their own accommodation at nearby hotels or at Airport lobby. Pickup will be done next day as per available.


2-4 bedded bunk type available in a room.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Bottled drinking water available. 3 meals in day will be available.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport (CCU) in Kolkata. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Volunteers are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$121 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. SMILE Society, India will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with SMILE Society, India during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Freshwater Pearl Farm and Community service

This project helps the community to produce Freshwater Pearl through training, management and helping community to generate a source of income.


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