A Rocha India welcomes volunteers to learn and assist in the various ongoing activities at the organization. We are looking for help in the following areas:
- Organic farming
- GIS expertise
- Graphic design (for a range of projects: website, brochures, books, training materials)
- Assistance with digitizing data
- Creative writing and publications
- Fundraising and public relations
- Grant writing
- Support of on-going research projects (subject to availability)
Volunteers would usually come for a period of four to eight weeks and would be based in shared accommodation at the field study centre in Kasserguppe, on the fringe of Bannerghatta National Park. Living conditions are basic, with local cuisine prepared by our in-staff housekeeper.
Since we are approximately 30 km from the city of Bangalore, life can sometimes get isolated. However, one can get to the city quite conveniently. Essentials are available in the small town of Bannerghatta, about 8 km away and accessible through local transport.
Our field study center is quite busy through the week, as we use it as our office as well as our base for field operations. On weekends, some of our researchers may go back to the city but some staff are always present.
Come prepared with long-sleeved clothing and comfortable work clothes and shoes, as you will be working in and around nature.
Costs: approximately $15 US per day for volunteers, inclusive of accommodation and all three meals (subject to change).
To apply, please fill out our volunteer application form.