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How to Volunteer at an Elephant Sanctuary on Your Next Trip to India

Where: India
January 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM | by | ()

United Planet, an international non-profit offering short and long term volunteer abroad programs, has announced a new animal conservation program in India for international volunteers.

The organization is now offering participants in the Jaipur Elephant Quest the chance to work in an elephant village which houses over fifty Indian elephants.

In 1986, the Indian elephant became an endangered species and it is estimated that only 25,000 – 30,000 remain today. Volunteers will live and work along side local people, feeding the elephants, bathing them, and performing general maintenance to the facility to ensure the animals are treated with the respect they deserve.

Volunteers are required to be 18 years or older and must commit to at least two weeks of volunteer work which they can begin at any time during the year.

For more information, visit unitedplanet.org.

[Photo: UnitedPlanet]

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