The elephants in Jaipur have a long history of being part of religious and Indian cultural ceremonies for centuries.  Today in Jaipur, the main use for Elephants is with the tourist trade.   By joining this program you will have an unforgettable experience learning about elephants and contributing help to their mahouts (riders & care takers).

Volunteers will involve themselves into each activity that mahouts do every day.  This means  making food bundles, feeding elephants, cleaning their shelters, washing them, massaging their head, trimming their nails, decorating them before going for a ride and simply to enjoy their presence. 

*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation cost is around US$7 - 10 a day by Tuk-tuk (motorcycle ride) can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (30km  ride).

Volunteer Opportunities: Elephant Conservation programs

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport:  Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Jaipur City
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing, camel safari, elephant safari, Taj Mahal etc.
  • Typical shift work can be: 11:30am - 5:30pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement

Included:

  • Pick-up from Jaipur Airport
  • Traditional Indian welcome on reaching the ABV house or host family
  • A detailed orientation about India, ABV projects, facts about India, cultural responsibility and things to remember in India
  • Accommodation with local host family or in shared volunteer house.  Expect shared rooms (double/triple accommodations)
  • All meals (Authentic Indian meals) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Project visit with supervisor
  • Resource materials to use on project
  • Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities
  • One party & dinner out to experience the new India
  • Sessions on India about the India in reality v/s India in news
  • Airport drop at Jaipur airport
  • Emergency support

Not included:

  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Local transportation, Vaccinations, local sightseeing and all personal expenses. Cultural classes like Hindi class, Indian dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class only for the volunteers who stays in ABV house. (extra Fees apply)

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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