Volunteer Training Program


Imagine a career that takes you in the clouds, under the sea, on the cliffs, on a fast flowing river or even protecting untamed wilderness… And then to top it, get paid for this life in the fast-growing eco-tourism industry!!! Pugmarks invite young girls and boys like you – seeking more out of your lives. You could take this career path, or pursue this as a passion parallel to your career. However, this isn’t the best place if you’re hunting for a mere conventional desk job…

The training program is a dynamic process that covers all topics essential to be an instructor in the great outdoors. This is all about gaining knowledge in diverse fields of wildlife, adventure and traveling. We provide you with a platform and training to polish your social and communication skills, boost your confidence levels and invoke the leader in you.

The course will begin in July 2020 and will continue till January 2021. The sessions, conducted on weekends will either be classroom/Online and outdoor sessions at our campsites in Maharashtra.

The training program covers a wide range of subjects, from first aid to the environment and team building to star gazing. It is hands-on practical training under the guidance of experts in various fields. Successful candidates are awarded with Pugmarks certificate.

Akshay Kumar is the CEO of Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd., a two Times National Tourism award-winning adventure travel company. With more than three decades of experience, Akshay’s in-depth knowledge of the Indian Adventure travel Industry has seen him getting featured in many National and International publications and has featured in many adventure shows on BBC and the National Geographic Channel.



Ajeet Bajaj, an adventurer and explorer, is the first Indian to have completed the Polar Trilogy which entails skiing to the North Pole, to the South Pole and across Greenland. With over 30 years of experience in adventure sports, he is the first Asian to have rafted and kayaked some of the most challenging rivers of the world spanning six continents. Ajeet Bajaj was conferred the Padma Shri in 2012 by the President of India. He has also been felicitated with the 'Hall Of Fame' award by the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India for his contribution to the growth of adventure tourism in India. He has won a bronze medal in the national games for kayaking and one silver and two bronze medals in international rafting competitions in Switzerland and Siberia, Russia. He captained the international team for world white water rafting championships in Turkey in 1994.



Avi Malik is an Ex-Indian AirForce Fighter Pilot with over 30 years of Aviation experience. He is also a MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Registered with APPI International, Switzerland - Effectively the most qualified Instructor in the country today. APPI International’s (Association Of Paragliding Pilots & Instructors, Switzerland) only Master Instructor in India. Avi has also pioneered Paragliding in Maharashtra, India and has been a speaker at numerous TEDx events.



15 to 65 years
01 Aug to 17 Jan
starting from
₹ 5000
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15 to 65 years
24 Dec to 31 Dec
starting from
₹ 17500
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