Our rescuers our heroes who risk their own life for the sake of others.
- Our rescuers are trained on snake handling, wildlife act, occupational safety, environmental issues etc,
One has to undergo a minimum 2 years training as a trainee before induction as a volunteer.
Our rescuers do not post any snake photo or video in Facebook or YouTube etc. following the directive of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
By virtue of our dedicated service in Odisha, Snake Helpline is the most trusted name whenever any snake related issue comes up.
In 2009 when a snake was spotted in the well of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, Snake Helpline was called for duty.
Occupational safety protocols
A comprehensive safety and educative protocol for the snake rescuers was lacking in Odisha. To mitigate this gap, we had taken an initiative and prepared an 8-point safety guideline protocol on snake rescue for the snake rescuers of state of Odisha in 2017.
The 2017 Protocol was approved by the then Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha and circulated to all the Range Offices across the state.
The 2017 protocol can be downloaded here (Occupational Safety Protocols for the rescuers of Odisha-2017).
On the basis of observations gathered over four years of our aforesaid protocol, feedback from the rescuers, we have amended the protocols and issued a revised 9-point Safety Protocols for the snake rescuers of Odisha in October 2020.
The volunteers of Snake Helpline are strictly advised to follow the Occupational Safety Protocols for Snake Rescue & Rehabilitation in Odisha- 2020
The volunteers of Snake Helpline are known for their discipline, dedication and team work. For this reason many volunteers were recognized for their selfless service and won laurels from the Government in different sectors. We present our laurels here –