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VFAE could not function without the support of our dedicated, talented and generous volunteers. We are eternally grateful for their precious time and commitment to helping Asian elephants of India. All of our volunteers come from diverse walks of life, but what glues our team together is their passion to protect endangered Asian elephants, and leave a better planet for our future generations.



 Samantha Smith, a business executive, is VFAE's ambassador in the United Kingdom and has been creating awareness about the plight of elephants on behalf of VFAE for the past two years. She says, "I feel that everyone can do something to help these majestic souls - by supporting, donating or arranging an event for this amazing cause. I choose VFAE - as I believe in Sangita Iyer - her commitment, dedication, non-stop energy and emotional bond to do whatever she can to protect these innocent, clever, beautiful creatures.   I will always support VFAE as much as I physically can."



Jennifer is a graphic designer with experience in marketing, social media, and email campaigns. When she's not spending time with her bulldog Gus, she's usually working or volunteering for various non-profits. She has been volunteering for VFAE for the past five years because of her "love of animals and Sangita's clear vision of what changes need to be made to help the Asian Elephants in India."



Dolores Whitley is retired, an elephant advocate since 1995. She has traveled the world to help raise awareness, and protect elephants. Dolores is an Honorary Associate Producer of Sangita Iyer's groundbreaking, multiple award winning, United Nations nominated Film Documentary "Gods In Shackles". The film impacted her so much that she now dedicates a considerable amount of time, efforts, and donations towards ending the plight of Asian Elephants in India. "Elephants in India are at a crossroads! We can all help, I'm doing everything I can to aid them by supporting VFAE & its Founder, Sangita Iyer."

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