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Elephant & Bear Volunteer Project, India

1-2 weeks from

minimum age

  • Volunteer to protect elephants and bears at an ethical wildlife sanctuary
  • Learn about animal welfare in India and efforts being made to conserve these amazing species
  • Work alongside a team of volunteers from around the world
  • Located close to Agra, experience iconic sights including the Taj Mahal

Project Costs

Male elephant in IndiaThe cost to join for a 1-week project is £720, and 2 weeks is £1245. This cost includes your accommodation (5 nights) in a twin shared room in the volunteer house, three Indian vegetarian meals a day (cooked lunch and dinner and self-served breakfast provided), transportation between the project site(s) and the volunteer house each day, enrichment and other materials at the centre, and pre-departure support from WorkingAbroad.  If you join for 2 weeks, it also includes your accommodation for the weekend in between.

What is not included are your flights to and from India, your transfers to and from the project site either from Delhi airport or Agra train station (although we can assist you with booking transfers at an extra cost), your travel insurance, tourist visa and any personal expenses, for example sightseeing at the Taj Mahal and so on (although again we can help you to book this at an extra cost). It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Payment Terms

Bears playing at sanctuary in IndiaTo secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the online application form including your application payment of £180 (included in the total costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, 25% of the balance amount needs to be paid within 7 days of being confirmed on the project, with the remainder (75%) to be paid 2 months before your arrival to the project. Once you have been accepted onto the programme you will receive a Volunteer Information Package with all the information on your project, amenities, travel & visa details, what you will need to bring and much more.

Project Dates

Volunteers can join for a stay of 1 week (5 nights) or 2 weeks. You should aim to arrive to the volunteer house on a Sunday, as all programmes start on a Monday morning and conclude on a following Friday evening, when you will leave the volunteer house. A typical day starts between 7-9 AM and concludes in the afternoon between 4-6 PM. If you have any questions about dates or durations please email us.

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