Why Should I Volunteer?
This is a unique opportunity to learn about primates. It is a rare hands on chance to work with rescued primates and get to know your not so distant relatives first hand. As well as getting to know them and learning to understand their handling, feeding and care you will also get an insight into a completely different life, that of rural India.
Although Goa is one of the richer states with less poverty than others, it is still an eye opener to real life in this developing country and something that no one on a package holiday will even glimpse. You may think the accommodation is basic, but many people in this area have to cook on open fires and have no electric or running water. To these people you will be living in luxury!
This is a chance to not only learn more about India's wildlife and our work, but to learn first hand about another country and how its people live.
You should be reasonably fit and 17 years or above, other than this age is no barrier. You need to be adaptable, open to new experiences, tolerant, and have a genuine interest in animals and in helping them. Unlike a beach holiday, this could be a life changing experience!