Being an eco-volunteer is a challenging, fun and rewarding experience. We undertake a variety of environment conservation and ethnic-cultural oriented project activities, both little and large, to conserve and promote all aspects of environment and wildlife conservation as well as ethnic cultural oriented development.
As eco-volunteers you will have various opportunities to work;
a) select and work on a focused primary area of work and a secondary area of work.
b) do something different each week so that each week is a change and new experience, if you want.
Our work takes us to a number of beautiful locations dotted around the rural/coutry-side in the diverse hills, plains, desert and coastal area of northwest and southwest India. Many of the sites that we work on are designated forests, wetlands and sanctuary areas, and feature a number of diverse habitats.
Each site directly benefits as a result of our work to conserve and enhances the unique interests found there. The local community benefits from the work that we do to make the conservation create more value for them.
To meet the challenges of an EcoVolunteerTravel India, we look for the following qualities in a volunteer:
Positive and realistic commitment
A positive approach to working as a volunteer based on realistic and not excessive expectations:
- committed to EcoVolunteerTravel work and its values
- committed to volunteering
- evidence of professional commitment
- aware of likely realities
Flexibility and adaptability
An adaptable approach to dealing with new and demanding situations:
- open to different ways of doing things
- able to exercise tolerance and patience in difficult situations
- able to develop strategies to cope with uncertainties and new situations/environments
Working with others
The social skills to work with others and to enable others to solve problems as well as persuading others to implement plans:
- able to develop working relationships
- able to involve others in seeking solutions to problems
- able to negotiate with others
Sensitivity to the needs of others
An open and non-judgmental approach which respects other people and cultures. Good listening skills and empathy:
- sensitivity in interpersonal relationships
- diplomatic response to cultural differences
- aware of own values and limitations
The self-confidence to be sufficiently independent and to deal with people and circumstances with equanimity and humour:
- balanced approach and positive attitude
- aware of and able to express own needs
- willing to make decisions when necessary
Commitment to learning
The continuing desire for others to learn and the humility for personal learning and development.