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Animal Care & Release

by GoEco

Join us to assist with rehabilitating injured and abandoned animals. Work alongside a team of vets and release animals back to their natural habitat or a loving home.

Location

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and one of the most visited cities on earth. This captivating metropolis attracts all types of travelers because of its rich culture, magnificent artifacts, and pink-colored architecture (for which it got its nickname as the “Pink City”). 

Jaipur is also one of the fastest growing urban centers in the country with a burgeoning population of over 3.3 million people. However, this positive urban expansion has not come without consequences. Environmental concerns are frequently ignored during the planning and construction of new buildings, and little is done for the animals that are displaced as a result. 

About the Project

This project collaborates with an animal welfare organization that acts as both a shelter and a hospital for abandoned and injured animals. The center also has three rescue ambulances and two mobile clinic vehicles, which provide emergency rescue and preventive care services.

There are 15 to 20 staff members who work to make this shelter a safe haven for the animals, while also offering critical veterinary services to treat animals on-site and around the city. Their ultimate goals are to release wild animals back into their natural habitats and to find homes for as many ownerless animals as soon as possible. 

Volunteer Work and Contribution

After a 2-day orientation in Delhi, you will be taken to Jaipur to begin your project. There are about 50-60 animals at the center at any given time and, like many shelters, the staff is severly overburdened. For this reason, volunteers are needed to help this organization run effectively. As a volunteer, your tasks may include:

  •   Dressing and/or cleaning animals’ wounds
  •   Feeding the animals
  •   Assisting in routine hospital check-ups
  •   Cleaning animal cages
  •   Cleaning up debris and garbage on the project site

Important Notes

A tourist visa must be applied for and obtained before traveling to India. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to have the appropriate visa before travel. Please consult your local Indian consulate.

You should to apply to this project at 1 - 2 months before your chosen start date in order to ensure that you have enough time to obtain the proper visa.  The visa process is lengthy and can take up to 2 months.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Typical day

Your day will begin at 9:00 am with tasks that vary depending on what animals are brought in and what they require. After a break for lunch, you'll continue assisting the staff in any capacity until about 5:00 pm, when you'll head back to your accommodation for dinner. You'll have your evenings free and Saturday and Sunday to spend as you wish.

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- A desire to work with animals
- Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)
- Veterinary experience (advantage)
- Due to the nature of the work at the center volunteers are required to get a Rabies vaccination
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Whether you're planning to travel before, during or after your volunteer placement, there are a variety of attractions near and far that are not to miss. Within and around Jaipur, you should consider checking out the following sights:

Amber Fort: Displaying Hindu and Mughal architecture, this ancient fort is built of red sand stone and white marble and set in the picturesque town of Amer, about 11 kilometers from Jaipur. 

Hall of Mirrors: This magnicifent hall is constructed in such a way that every single ray of light that enters is reflected off the mirrors lining the walls, creating a glowing natural light. 

Hawa Mahal: Jaipur's most distinctive landmark and a true testament to Jaipur's title as the "Pink City," this palace was constructed in 1799 so that the royal household could watch street processions from above. 

Taj Mahal: This iconic attraction is only a 5-hour bus/train ride from Jaipur, perfect for an easy weekend excursion.

Pushkar: This sacred town is only 2 hours from Jaipur and is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus. Built around a holy lake and many ancient religious temples, Pushkar is also surrounded by charming bazaars, selling Rajasthan’s finest textiles and handicrafts. 

Ranthambore Tiger Safari: A 5-hour journey will take you from Jaipur to Ranthambore Park and its vast array of wildlife, abandoned fortresses, and turquoise lakes. Visitors can readily see the tigers during the daylight as they hunt or laze around.

Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera

Included Services

What's included?

Besides Accomodation and Food the fee includes:

  • Orientation Kit: All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival
  • Support: Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
  • Airport Transfers: Included on arrival and departure days
  • Pre-Departure Kit: Full project details will be sent following registration
  • Insurance: Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International

Airport Transfers are included on arrival and departure days.

Accommodation

Throughout your volunteer placement, you'll stay at the volunteer house in Jaipur. Each room accommodates 2-4 people and there are communal dining and socializing areas available for your use.

Internet: Free WiFi is available at the volunteer house.

Laundry: Free laundry facilities are available.

Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day are provided. The food is typically Indian and/or Western cuisine, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,150.00
3 weeks
$1,380.00
4 weeks
$1,610.00
5 weeks
$1,840.00
6 weeks
$2,070.00
7 weeks
$2,300.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,450.00
Average fees
$431.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Jaipur/India between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco 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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in India

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for India. Please check the visa regulations for India.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in India and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in India.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International (DEL) in New Delhi. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in India while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Jaipur, Jaipur, India

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