International volunteers are welcome to participate in our Animal shelter where we give shelter to dogs and cats.Any animal lovers are welcome.
About the Program
Do you love dogs & cats? Then this camp is for you.This camp is for bringing welfare service to one of the most neglected domestic animals like dogs and cats in India. SMILE Animal shelter for Domestic Animal welfare program providing shelter to dogs and cats.Volunteers would have amazing time with these cute animal for sure.
In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and abandoned life . In SMILE family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter in 2009 where we take care of few dogs and cats on regular basis. There are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are almost no management system from local government available for these animal.There are long and short term volunteering opportunities available every year for these poor needy animals.
Volunteers job are mostly food preparation, distribution, grooming, shelter cleaning ,taking care of dogs and cats at our shelter. We welcome international individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp. It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!!
Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. There are many other attractions as well. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.
All volunteers taking this program should take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps.International youth have chance to experience this unique program ,can help local member in different activities .They can have a change to enjoy with these cute animals. Mainly this programs are those who care about dogs and cats. If you love dogs and cats then this program would give you emense satisfaction and valuable knowledge .Volunteers also can experience the Indian food and culture while living at local host family. There would be local language classes and cooking training given . Experiencing India in different shades .
This program is based at SMILE head office near Madhyamgram town (8 km from Kolkata Airport and 22km from City center. You can find more details about the location on wiki link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhyamgram.
Field service Work Hour: 3/4 hr./day (Monday to Friday early morning)
Work shop: 2 hrs per day (afternoon)
Cultural exchange : Evening
Example Daily Schedule:
Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am (required to prepared by own)
Work hour : 8 - 11 am & 2-4 pm
Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m
Late afternoon: 3pm - 5pm, plan preparation for next day
Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing )
After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends.
9:30 bed time
** Please remember that program schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **
Saturday & Sunday are Free days !! Volunteers can explore around,city center,movie.Weekends are free for volunteers .Volnteers can explore city centre ,visit monuments in the city or go for visiting around .Kolkata is situated very close to mountain,sea and forest.so it would always be a time to visit any of these places during weekends. SMILE members can give more advices if needed. If volunteers comes in a group then organization can organize special trip package by reliable travel partners.
Pickup on arrival subject to prior confirmation.