Animal Care and Conservation
FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism.
Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs.
FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners.
Annually, FSL- India mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.
A sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. However, it is not at all uncommon to see animals - domestic, stray or wild often exploited and taken for granted. It is a forgotten fact that even they need food and water. Conservation and management of animals have a significant bearing on the survival of every species by helping in promotion of rational use of environment to provide a high quality of living for mankind. Animal care and conservation envisages not only the protection of the existing populations of animals and their habitats, but also the breeding and farming of rare animals.
As a volunteer you will be assigned to work with organisations involved in the field of impacting political and economic climate, habitat protection, breeding and farming, special wildlife projects, legislative measures, nurse ailing and injured animals.
The major activities that you may be assigned are:
• Providing treatment and taking care of the Animals.
• Conducting surveys, documentation,
• Policy advocacy, designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education and Communication)
• Materials, community awareness and education.
We will provide an opportunity to all volunteers to meet some of our Host Families who will share their past experience of hosting volunteers and also to clarify any questions volunteers may have about living with an Indian Host Family.
Bangalore or Kundapur
Arrivals: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month.
The Info sheet will contain all the information that volunteers need to prepare for their journey and stay in India.
A minimum of three fields of work as choices are requested from all the applicants in order of preference in their application form. Also required is a Motivation letter accurately describing themselves, their skills and interests, past work experience, strengths and weaknesses etc. This information assists us to match the project and the volunteer as accurately as possible.
Limited projects are available, and requires an application for the duration of minimum of 3 months.
The Participation Fee is 15,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 210 Euros per month, depending on the exchangerate)
All volunteers are requested to bring items from their home such as photos, music, food, handicrafts, etc. that will help them present their country and culture to other volunteers as well as to the local youth and your Host Family.
Please note that this project is available all year long and it is not possible to apply for half a month.