Friends of IACC

This is a volunteer community project to fix, maintain and improve the "Integrated Animal Care Center, Auroville" so it can continue to care for stray dogs and other animals.

Help & Volunteer

We need people on ground!
If you are looking to spend a few days, weeks, months or years doing meaningful work in animal welfare, then this is for you. If you are interested in or know about permaculture, sustainable practices, alternative technologies then this is your chance to make your mark. If you don't mind rustic living and we have space, you can come live with us. You can also live in any of the numerous guest-houses around here.

Our routine for morning and evening includes sorting food, feeding dogs, washing dishes and then filling the water bowls and grounds cleanup multiple times. Then of course, there is the medical checkups, pulling the ticks and playing with the dogs.

We are also doing multiple projects to improve the living conditions of the dogs, building a volunteer space, improving the grounds by making it greener and more ecologically responsible, creating a web presence, fundraising, and community organizing. In the next phase we plan to do more about bringing awareness and education and making the project financially self sustainable.

So you can help us in our daily routine or building or gardening or any of our other projects. Contact us  if you are interested in volunteering at IACC and we will put you in touch with Auroville's volunteering channel.

We need a veterinarian!
We don't have a on-site veterinarian. There is a vet provided by Auroville who comes once a month and then there is a private vet we call on a per case basis. Other animal welfare organziations in the area are struggling with the same issue. If you are a vet and can volunteer here, you can not only help us look after our dogs but we can also do a sterilization camp!

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering at IACC and we will put you in touch with Auroville's volunteering channel.

NOTE: Once you arrive in Auroville, you must register with Financial office in town hall and open an account to get an Aurocard which serves as a debit card in numerous locations in Auroville. Some places only take Aurocard and not cash! Also, if you are volunteering, make sure you fill the waiver form for a daily maintenance fee which is bundled up in your guesthouse tariff or deducted from your Auroville account daily if you are not staying in a guesthouse. If you are volunteering for more than a month, you will need to register with SAVI in Unity Pavillion next to Savitri Bhawan.


  1. Hi,

    I was looking around for places that I could volunteer at in Auroville, and was hoping to find something to do with animals. It was just great reading about the work you'll are doing, and i would love to help out in any way i can. I am willing to come down to Auroville and spend a few weeks there. Are you'll still looking for people to help? I live in Bangalore and could come down to Auroville at your convenience to meet up with you, see the centre and the work involved and take things further, if it's all ok with you.

    Here's hoping for the best!

  2. Hey.

    I am a student in JIPMER,Pondicherry. I really love animals, and is there any way I can help you guys with your work, if its like okay with you?


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