Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) is a permanent field station of the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust | Agumbe is one of the most scenic hill stations in Karnataka Volunteer with us – ARRS
Agumbe Rainforest Research Station
Suralihalla, Agumbe, Thirthahalli Taluk
Shimoga District, Karnataka -577411
Contact Number: 08181-233185

Volunteer with us

Interested people are encouraged to apply for volunteering all year-round. Based on the ongoing projects, volunteers are assigned work which may include helping out with management of the field station too. Volunteers will have to pay a certain nominal amount to cover their food and accommodation charges at the field station. They are expected to abide strictly by the rules. Interested people can send an email at for more details and to apply with a CV and a Letter of Intent.

Short term volunteering: Volunteers who stay for less than 15 days.
Long term volunteering: Volunteers who stay for more than 15 days up to the end of a project.
Internship: Long term volunteers taken in for specific projects which might be part of their academic requirements.

Join our telemetry team for a once in a lifetime opportunity


We are in the second phase of this dynamic project, looking at the ecology of the king cobra.  They love rainforests, but they’re also found in plantations, and even people’s houses! Join now in assuring yourself an incredible experience to learn new skills, seeing the kings up close like never before, and a plethora of other reptiles, amphibians, birds, and large mammals they share their kingdom with. Get in touch with us to help conserve the king cobra, reach out to the local community and learn how they live with these majestic serpents every day.  Sign up soon since volunteer slots are filling up!

The time frames for volunteering are below:

  • 26th May to 24th June
  • 20th June to 19th July
  • 15th July to 13th Aug
  • 9th Aug to 8th Sept
  • 3rd Sept to 2nd Nov

 For more details on costs, accommodation and project related queries, please mail us at