VOLUNTEER

At HIS there is always a need for more helping hands as the number of animals increase each year. Thank you for considering to volunteer. We can you your help!

We welcome people from all over the world to help us at our hospital and camps, and make sure that your stay is well taken care of. If you are not from the state or even from the country, in your spare time, you can also see the sights of Jaipur, and enjoy the hospitality of the Rajasthani people!

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES


VET VOLUNTEERS

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Do read the Guidelines if you wish to Apply.

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Non-VET VOLUNTEERS

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Do read the Guidelines if you wish to Apply.

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GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS


Namaste!

Thank you for offering to give your time to help the animals of India through the work of Help in Suffering (HIS).

We have prepared some guidelines for volunteers so that you can understand how our shelter works before you arrive.

About Help in Suffering (HIS): Help in Suffering is a registered Indian charitable trust, founded in 1980 by the late Miss Crystal Rogers who was an Englishwoman. There are six trustees, the Managing Trustee being Mrs. Timmie Kumar. Mme Janine Vogler and Mrs. Christine Townend are Patrons of HIS.

HIS animal shelter lies about 10 kilometres south of the city of Jaipur in the outer suburb of Durgapura in a relatively peaceful area known as Maharani Farm. The site is well shaded under the many trees of the compound which encompasses approximately 2 acres.

About thirty-six people work at Help in Suffering. The majority of these are known as “compounders” who are responsible for the day-to-day care of the animals and are like veterinary nurses or animal techs; there are few administrative staff. The veterinary team consists of five Indian veterinary surgeons, and one British vet. Of these, two are for dispensary and rescue services, One for ABC programme, One for Camel Project- Jaipur and one CRC- Bassi. Volunteer veterinary surgeons from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand and other countries often work at the shelter. During the summer months especially, there are often veterinary students as seeing practice helping from many different countries.

HIS runs main animal welfare projects:

1. Camel Project- Jaipur and CRC (Camel Rescue Centre)- Bassi The project helps the working camels of Jaipur and educates owners in humane husbandry. Most of the work is done on the streets of Jaipur and surrounding villages. Free reflectors are fixed to camel carts to prevent road accidents under CRC.

2.  Animal Birth Control Programme (ABC) –  The animal birth control programme sterilizes and vaccinates approximately 3,500 street dogs per annum. A further 5,000 dogs annually are vaccinated against rabies. Extensive records are kept to help understand street dog biology and rabies epidemiology. The ABC work is funded by the Animal Welfare Board of India

3.  ABC Extension Project – Funded by Humane Society International (USA) this project allows HIS to share the expertise gained in conducting the ABC programme, with other animal protection groups in south Asia which are establishing ABC programmes. Managers, vets, compounders and dog catchers are trained at HIS and on training trips. The project collects and publishes data on the effects of the ABC programme.

4. Rescue and Re-homing Programme –  Injured street animals are rescued and where possible re-homed. An out-patients’ clinic is run at the shelter to provide veterinary care. Village camps are also conducted in remote areas where free treatment is given to the working and production animals.

Greater information on the work of Help in Suffering and on the staff involved can be found on our web site www.his-india.in.

VOLUNTEER STORIES

JOHN NESKUDLA

VETRINARY INTERN, AUSTRIA

Hi I am John Neskudla, I am a veterinary student from Australia. I have just spent 1 month learning and volunteering at Help In Suffering! I have had a fantastic experience with the team at HIS through December and this holiday season! The hospital and rescue teams have been very busy with many animals needing assistance.

I have had an unparalleled opportunity to learn about a variety of animal diseases, injuries and welfare related issues. The staff at HIS are very passionate about the work they do and the animals are in very good hands.

I assisted with my 50th surgery this Christmas eve as a part of the important breeding control program and rabies vaccination program. what an experience for a student!

I am leaving Jaipur soon, but will never forget my time with the Help In Suffering team. I will miss them all (dogs and monkeys included), and I hope to come back one day soon!

Thank you all for your support of this important and busy charity!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New year to all of you

ABIGAIL & CHLOE

VETRINARY INTERNS, LONDON

Two veterinary students @Abigail Love and @Chloe Graham from the Royal Veterinary College in London who are to visit Help in Suffering next year have thrown themselves into fundraising for Help in Suffering. By cycling from London to Brighton on pedal cycles earlier this month they have already raised over £700 (70,000 Rs). This will go a long way to help suffering animals in Jaipur, for instance it costs about £6 (600 Rs) to spay and vaccinate a street dog in our ABC, or £100 (10,000 Rs) per month to employ a compounder to care for sick and injured animals. We thank Abigail and Chloe for their splendid effort. If you would like to support their effort at helping animals in Jaipur please see https://www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Graham2 or give on line at our web site www.his-india.in

NAME SURNAME

NON VETRINARY VOLUNTEER, USA

Hi I am John Neskudla, I am a veterinary student from Australia. I have just spent 1 month learning and volunteering at Help In Suffering! I have had a fantastic experience with the team at HIS through December and this holiday season! The hospital and rescue teams have been very busy with many animals needing assistance.

I have had an unparalleled opportunity to learn about a variety of animal diseases, injuries and welfare related issues. The staff at HIS are very passionate about the work they do and the animals are in very good hands.

I assisted with my 50th surgery this Christmas eve as a part of the important breeding control program and rabies vaccination program. what an experience for a student!

NAME SURNAME

NON VETRINARY VOLUNTEER, USA

Hi I am John Neskudla, I am a veterinary student from Australia. I have just spent 1 month learning and volunteering at Help In Suffering! I have had a fantastic experience with the team at HIS through December and this holiday season! The hospital and rescue teams have been very busy with many animals needing assistance.

I have had an unparalleled opportunity to learn about a variety of animal diseases, injuries and welfare related issues. The staff at HIS are very passionate about the work they do and the animals are in very good hands.

I assisted with my 50th surgery this Christmas eve as a part of the important breeding control program and rabies vaccination program. what an experience for a student!