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India Volunteer in India

"What an incredible and wonderful experience I had. It was so touching to spend time with these amazing animals and to learn about their backgrounds and the wonderful work the centre are doing in making their lives so much better."

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There is little about India that isn’t dazzling. It is a country that, by all accounts, maintains an incredible display of light and colour.  In fact, two of the most well-known festivals, Diwali and Holi, celebrate this fact – in spectacular fashion. Amidst this light and colour, you’ll find a diverse collection of people, sometimes clustered together in the teeming cities and sometimes spread apart across more barren terrain. All in all, there are some truly breathtaking landscapes to behold. From the acres of emerald forest in Kodaikanal, to the idyllic crystal waters running through Yumthang Valley. From the endless golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer, to the green paddy fields and white water lilies in Alappuzha. From the giant waterfall of Nohkalikai to the vibrant tea gardens of Kerala.  And the list goes on.

Time in India is, in all ways, a constant adventure. There is historic architecture to admire, tantalising food to taste, age-old spiritualities to embrace and an array of wildlife to cherish. Any time spent volunteering in India will certainly be remembered forever.

Our Projects in India

  • Elephant & Bear Volunteer Project, India

    • Duration 1+ Weeks
    • Prices from £600

    Volunteer to help conserve rescued elephants and bears at an ethical wildlife rescue and conservation centre in India. Contribute to animal welfare and learn about the issues surrounding wildlife protection in India.

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"What an incredible and wonderful experience I had. It was so touching to spend time with these amazing animals and to learn about their backgrounds and the wonderful work the centre are doing in making their lives so much better."

Quote from past volunteer

Climate and Geography

India stretches wide in the northern mountainous regions and narrows to its southern tip in the Indian ocean. Across its expanse, it plays host to a variety of terrain including mountains, desert and river plains, shallow valleys, a central plateau and coastal plains. Despite being associated with hot and humid weather, India can be divided into a number of climatic regions which experience varying weather.

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History and Culture

Known for crowded streets and throngs of people, India is a true melting pot of traditions, cultures and histories. A convergence of multiple ancient civilisations and numerous groups of people, the country is unrivaled in its explosion of diversity, collection of festivals and expression of spiritualities.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

The wildlife and biodiversity on display bring immense joy and wonder to all who are able to experience it. The nation is one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world and is home to two of the world’s bio-diverse hotspots: The Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas. The threat of various human developments, however, are a concern that needs to be addressed immediately and wildlife conservation volunteer projects are in need of support.

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