Animal rescue shelter and eco park project in central India

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  • Description

    Description

    We are family of animal lover who work for animal welfare since last 20 years. We run an animal rescue center for wildlife and domestic animals mistreated or injured. Take care of animals is our life and our goal. Our place is in a rural area which is close to the town, to a huge forest-wild life sanctuary, and to Mahatma Gandhi Ashram. We are involved in several seasonal activities for local people, to increase interest, awareness and sensitivity toward animals, and we collaborate with a national no-profit organization. A group of local volunteers and paid workers are helping us, but we need more helping hands because new rescued animals arrive here daily, and we want to improve spaces, economy and animal welfare. At the moment we host 200 cows, 3 camels, 1 leopard, 5 ponies, 3 horses, 1 donkey, 15 dogs, 39 birds (various species) , 2 blue bulls, 1 black buck, 15 ducks, 2 langurs, 50 rabbits and 5 turtles. Some animals are under treatment and will be released, some other is unable to survive in nature and will stay here permanently, the domestic animals, some of them with disability, they live here or get adopted. Around the property we grow organic garden (vegetable and fruit trees) and a little plantation to feed animals. We are starting an ecopark project that will include replant action of forest, gardens, naturopathy, ecobuildings, adventure park.
    We are highly motivated people seeking like minded volunteers to help us in our busy lives, and to bring new innovative ideas to improve our place an animal welfare.
    If you are looking for place where to help animals and nature, where to learn about this, and where to stay in close contact with animals, this is probably a very good place for you. If you are looking for a place with stunning nature and mountains, than is probably better some other area for you, because we are working on enriching the land, the area around is flat and some little hills, and during the dry season the land and vegetation is very dry (instead become beautiful green in rain season).

    Everyday tasks include feeding cubs, looking after the dogs (feeding, walking, grooming, showering, checking them ticks, giving medicines) general cleaning, watering plants, cleaning of the enclosures; and property maintenance from time to time (gardening, re-painting, cleaning, decorating)

    We also are looking for volunteers with more specific experience to help with the following:

    -WEB SITE/ VIDEOS/ FUNDRAISING/ PHOTOS/ONLINE WORK
    We plan to be more visible online and we are looking for volunteers that are good in helping about this (actually our online activity is poor). More details below.

    -GARDENING/NATURAL BUILDING/CARPENTRY
    This year we started to create an eco-park as open opportunity for visitors and locals to enjoy nature and natural activities. We look for volunteers expert in natural building, carpentry, gardening, metal building. More details below

    -HORSE TRAINER/HORSE KEEPER
    We have 3 stallions rescued from circus, full of energy, that need an expert person to bring them out for a walk everyday. More details below.

    In return for 5 hours per day, 5 days a week, we offer a comfortable accommodation in our house (2 doublebed rooms with cooler and fan) or in your tent if you prefer, with shared bathroom/communal sitting room/wifi/satellite tv.
    We will offer you breakfasts and 2 delicious indian vegetarian main meals per day made with love. We all are vegetarians and we can cater for vegans as well.

    Minimum stay 2 weeks.

    There are public transports from here, so that it can be give you some freedom to explore. Around our area there are some very interesting places to visit such as:
    -Mahatma Gandhi Ashram and historic house, where he was used to live (10 km)
    -Vishwa Shanti Stupa, one of the 80 Peace Pagodas present worldwide. (8.5 km)
    -Bor Wildlife Sanctuary and Bor dam, huge forest and dam where you can enjoy amazing nature and go for safari. Indian forests are incredibly full of wildlife, you will see many animals.
    At only 5 km from here you can reach Wardha city - temples, shops, train station, restaurants, ATM, chemist, post office, natural sugar cane juice shops, etc. Wardha is a small city. Here tourism didn't touch so much the area, so hanging around here can make you give a taste of real India.

    So If you are enthusiastic, animal lover, hard worker, flexible, and keen to learn new skills then we look forward to hearing from you!!!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Definitely here is an amazing place to meet wild animals and domestic animals and developing your knowledge about them. You will live with us so you can learn about indian culture/lifestyle/language/cooking. It is also a good opportunity to learn about creating an ecopark and ecobuildings.

  • Help

    Help

    Everyday tasks include feeding cubs, looking after the dogs (feeding, walking, grooming, showering, checking them ticks, giving medicines) general cleaning, watering plants, cleaning of the enclosures; and property maintenance from time to time (gardening, re-painting, cleaning, decorating) . People with veterinary studies/experience are very welcome.

    We also are looking for volunteers with more specific experience to help with the following:

    -WEB SITE/ VIDEOS/ FUNDRAISING/ PHOTOS/ONLINE WORK
    We plan to be more visible online (actually our online activity is poor) completing our website, making good quality videos and and better managing of our youtube channel and facebook page, and creating a fundraising. We need high quality videos and photos. So anybody with good experience as web designer/cameraman-photographer and online activities managing is very welcome.

    -GARDENING/NATURAL BUILDING/CARPENTRY
    This year we started to create an eco-park as open opportunity for visitors and locals to enjoy nature and natural activities. 20 hectares of land that will include a planted forest of 10000 trees (3600 already planted), gardens, bamboo garden, nature trail, adventure park for children, natural art area, naturopathy area, vegan-vegetarian snack and juice shop. We want the eco-park be a tool for reforestation, sensitize people about nature and animals and give them a space to enjoy, have economical support for the animal shelter. We also plan to create new big enclosures for animals in the animal shelter. We look for volunteers expert in natural building, carpentry, gardening, metal building.

    -HORSE TRAINER/HORSE KEEPER
    We have 3 stallions rescued from circus, full of energy. At the moment we have very small place for them and they get stressed because of that. We are making them go out when is possible, because we are really busy and we don't have expert worker for horses, but they need to go out everyday. So we really would love a volunteer expert in horses that can help in this task, so that the horses will feel good and us as well. If you know and enjoy horses this could be your only task if you like.

    In this area we have 3 seasons, and the works to do also depend on the weather:

    MARCH - MIDDLE JUNE. Dry season, 30-47 °C. Be ready for hot weather. The air is dry, and the temperature high. You will have fan and cooler in your bedroom. The outdoor work is better be done on early morning and in the afternoon-evening. Animals need more care than in the other seasons.

    MIDDLE JUNE - OCTOBER. Rain season 20-30 °C. It rain for about 3 hours every 7-8 days. Nature is beautiful an green. This is the best period for planting and many other activities.

    NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY. Winter 9-30 °C. No rain
    This is the best time for repainting walls, and many other activities.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Hindi and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Comfortable accommodation in our house ( double bed bedrooms with cooler and fan) or in your tent if you prefer, with shared bathroom/communal sitting room/wifi/satellite tv. We have 2 bedrooms with a double bed. If there are 2 volunteers, each of them can have a private room.When the volunteer are more than 2 you will be asked to share the room. Men and women in separates rooms if you prefer. We can talk about, to make you feel confortble.
    We will offer you breakfasts and 2 delicious indian vegetarian main meals per day. We all are lacto-vegetarians and we can cater for vegans as well. Eating meat/fish/eggs it is not allowed.
    At 10:30 pm we lock the main door and we go to sleep. Please keep quiet after this time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a rural area which is close to the town.
    From our place you can go for a little walk and enjoy the 360° sunset view. During dry season the area is very dry.
    There are public transports from here, so that it can be give you some freedom to explore. And 7 km from here there is the train station.

    Around our area there are some very interesting places to visit such as:
    -Mahatma Gandhi Ashram and historic house, where he was used to live (10 km)
    -Vishwa Shanti Stupa, one of the 80 Peace Pagodas present worldwide. (8.5 km)
    -Bor Wildlife Sanctuary and Bor dam, huge forest and dam where you can enjoy amazing nature and go for safari. Indian forests are incredibly full of wildlife, you will see many animals.
    At only 5 km from here you can reach Wardha city - temples, shops, train station, restaurants, ATM, chemists, post office, natural sugar cane juice shops, etc. Ward ha is a small city.
    We are 90 km far from the big city of Nagupur, and the airport.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)








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