40 places to Volunteer Travel in India

Want to volunteer your precious vacation time & skills?A volunteer travel guide to India, brought to you by The Alternative and India Untravelled.


In the first ever chat on Twitter conducted by The Alternative along with India Untravelled (@IndiaUntravelled on Twitter), we discussed the prospects and popularity of ‘voluntourism’ or volunteer travel in India, especially those undertaken by Indians in the country or overseas.

Apart from the variety of experiences shared with the thrills and challenges involved, many questions steered towards information on organizations offering such an opportunity to travellers. You may read the selective transcript of the chat here.

This is a start up list of organizations in India, compiled by The Alternative and India Untravelled, either open to a helping hand as it comes by or offering volunteer programmes to travellers. Far from an exhaustive list, although we did an extensive preliminary research on places in all directions of the country, we’re happy to have you inform us of the many more places that incentivise the purpose of travel larger than leisure and beyond ‘the self’.

NORTH INDIA

1.    SPITI ECOSPHERE

Location: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.

Website: http://www.spitiecosphere.com

Overview: Spiti Ecosphere is a social enterprise that aims to create sustainable livelihoods that are linked to nature and culture conservation, by addressing the triple bottom-line of conservation, development and economies.

Minimum period of commitment: 4 days to 1 week, depending on the project.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Physical building of greenhouses & solar passive structures.
–       Volunteering with daily village activities.
–       Volunteering with Ecosphere’s day-to-day office work.

Good for
–       Environment enthusiasts
–       Mountain lovers
–       People with a medium fitness level

Costs: Boarding & travel not covered

Contact: Email info@spitiecosphere.com

2.    R.O.S.E – Rural Organization for Social Elevation

Location: Kanda, Uttarakhand, India

Website: http://www.rosekanda.info

Overview: R.O.S.E. works at grassroots level, with an aim to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region, while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance. This goal is realized through a programme which brings tourist volunteers to Kanda to live with the Verma family, experience local Kumaoni culture and assist financially (opportunity fee, rent, boarding / lodging & optional donation) and manually, in the rural development activities of R.O.S.E.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Physical building of community centres, bathrooms, etc.
–       Volunteering in tree plantations.

Good for: Environment enthusiasts, Mountain lovers

Costs: Boarding & travel not covered

Contact: jeevanverma@rosekanda.org

3.    AAROHI

 Location: Peora, Uttarakhand, India

Website: http://aarohi.org

Overview: Aarohi is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to need-based and people-planned integrated rural development in the beautiful Central Himalayan region of Uttarakhand.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       doctors (general physicians and specialists)
–       community health managers
–       nurses
–       physiotherapists
–       teachers
–       art & craft and theatre persons
–       sports people
–       musicians
–       rural development professionals
–       managers
–       marketing persons

Good for:
–       Professionals
–       Mountain lovers

Costs: Boarding & travel not covered.

Contact: aarohi2000@gmail.com 

4.    RACHNA

Location: Garhwal region, Uttarakhand, India

Website: http://www.rachnaonline.org

Overview: Research, Advocacy, and Communication in Himalayan Areas (RACHNA) is an independent entrepreneurial non-profit that works for conservation and sustainable development in the mighty Garhwal Himalayas. RACHNA is developing Home in the Himalayas (HITH) — a professionally-managed rural eco-tourism initiative, diversified and innovative green businesses, community based conservation plans and a green constituency for policy advocacy.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Helping with local tours
–       Running workshops on conservation

Good for: Mountain lovers

Costs: Not available.

Contact: Email rachnasociety@gmail.com

5.    HAJI PUBLIC SCHOOL

Location: Breswana, Jammu and Kashmir.

Website: http://www.hajipublicschool.org

OverviewBreswana is a prototype of the average, remote, inaccessible village in the mountains of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir. The very first HAJI PUBLIC SCHOOL (a not-for-profit setup, with subsidised fees) under the Amina Trust umbrella was established here, and offers an immersion into the village life of Kashmir with teaching opportunities at its premises.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Short term & long term primary school volunteers
–       Medical / media activities

Good for: Teaching enthusiasts, Mountain lovers

Costs: Food and lodging provided to volunteers

Contact: info@hajipublicschool.org

6.    CHIRAG: Central Himalayan Rural Action Group

Location: Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Website: http://chirag.org

Overview: Chirag is a rural development organization based in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand They work closely with communities on issues relating to forestry, soil and water conservation, agriculture, animal husbandry, drinking water, health care, education and skill and knowledge development of young people, in 200 villages in Nainital, Bageshwar and Almora districts.

Nature of volunteering opportunities

Volunteers interested and/or trained in
–       health
–       hydro-geology
–       marketing
–       agriculture
–       education
–       teaching English
–       Information technology.

Contact: Email info@chirag.org

7.    LHA

Location: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

Website: http://www.lhasocialwork.org

Overview: Lha is a grassroots, non-governmental and non-profit social work organization based in Dharamsala, India. We aim to provide vital resources for Tibetan refugees, the local Indian population, and people from the Himalayan regions. Lha offers free English, French, Spanish and Chinese classes, cultural exchange programs, IT classes, vocational training, health and environmental awareness education, a wide array of volunteer opportunities, distribution of clothes and medicine, a community kitchen and many other programs and activities.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
Short term & long term opportunities, ranging from teaching & vocational training, to assistance in community related activities.

Contact: Email office@lhasocialwork.org

8.    SECMOL – The Students’ Educational And Cultural Movement Of Ladakh

Location: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir.

Website: http://www.secmol.org

Overview: SECMOL was founded in 1988 by a group of young Ladakhis to reform the educational system of Ladakh. Its activities range from solar alternatives to youth camps, educational reforms and ecotourism. Around Ladakh with Students (ALS) is SECMOL’s travel arm, specialising in student groups interested in cultural exchange and environmental & development issues.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       People with teaching or ice skate coaching experience
–       Winter volunteers for English conversation or classes
–       Experienced science or maths teacher
–       Youth camp volunteers

Contact: Email info@secmol.org or just show up.

9.    WWF India – Green Hiker

Location: Himalayas

Website:  http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/critical_regions/high_altitude_wetlands/green_hiker/

Overview: The Green Hiker Campaign is WWF’s initiative to encourage tourists and tour operators in the Himalayan region to opt for sustainable and responsible tourism. Covering almost the entire Himalayan region, WWF aims at reducing the baggage of tourism while inviting tourists to enjoy the Himalayas in its pristine form.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
– Mountain cleaning expeditions
– Online advocates

Contact
http://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/critical_regions/high_altitude_wetlands/green_hiker/what_you_can_do/

10. Druk White Lotus School

Location: Ladakh

Website: http://www.dwls.org

Overview: Locally known as the Druk Padma Karpo Institute, this school is Location the last scene of 3 Idiots (the Aamir Khan movie) was shot. The main school is located in Shey (the ancient capital of Ladakh), about 30 minutes’ drive up the Indus Valley from the main town of Leh.  A branch school opened in Khachhey in April 2010. Students study Bothi (the local language), English and Hindi languages, plus sciences, social studies, creative arts and sports. They learn life and livelihood skills, including team work, presentation skills, leadership and problem solving through formal and co-curricular activities.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Teacher Resource Centre, including teacher training
–       Sponsor a day pupil or a remote area student from a disadvantaged family
–       Completion of the Secondary School and related infrastructure
–       Landscaping of the school campus and creation of sports facilities

Contact: volunteers@dwls.org  

11. Ladli

Location:Jaipur, Rajasthan

Website: http://ladli.org/

Overview:
Vocational training programme for abused, orphaned and destitute children.

Minimum period of commitment: Flexible from a week to a year

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       teach the children English and Art or Crafts
–       lead them in exercise or dance or simply play
–       if you have jewellery or textile experience you can show the children new designs and techniques.

Contact: ladligirls@yahoo.co.in

12. Sambhali Trust

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Website: http://www.sambhali-trust.org/

Overview: Working with Dalit (lower-caste) women and girls, both in Jodhpur and Setrawa Village using education and vocational training to empower them

Minimum period of commitment: Two weeks

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
The Sambhali Trust seeks volunteers and interns (unpaid), to help with administration, workshops, teaching, and provide new ideas. We seek volunteers and interns to not only help us run the Hindi, English, sewing, arts and craft workshops, but to also help with administrative work, and to expand workshops with new ideas

Contact: info@sambhali-trust.org

EAST INDIA

13. Volunteer Opportunities in Trafficking

Location: Kolkatta

Website: http://goindia.about.com/od/volunteering/tp/Kolkata-Volunteer-Trafficking.htm

Overview: Many non-profit organizations in Kolkatta (Calcutta) are doing inspiring work to rehabilitate women and children victimized by Kolkata’s red light districts, and the problem of prostitution and trafficking, as well as to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Each organization listed on the site has different types of programs, so see which appeals the most to you.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Dance therapy volunteers.
–       Education, health care, legal aid volunteers.
–       Vocational training volunteers.
–       Youth group & support group volunteers.

Contact
Through the websites of the individual organizations (click link about to see)

14. Dakshinayan

Location: Jharkhand

Website: http://www.dakshinayan.org

Overview: Dakshinayan works in the picturesque, forest-covered Rajmahal Hills, inhabited by the Paharia who coexist in harmony and are inter-dependent on each other. The Paharias practice shifting cultivation and are partly hunter-gatherers. Dakshinayan’s work in the region is mainly in education, health care, self-reliance and utilization of available resources. It trains young men & women to run schools in the region, provide first aid and fever treatment, impart health education, motivate the villagers to undertake conservation work and set up village committees, women’s groups and youth groups.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
Volunteers can enrol in Dakshinayan’s Development Education Programme, which aims to promote better understanding of development and inter-cultural issues, and teach basic English or Math to school kids.

Contact: info@dakshinayan.org

15. Sikkim Himalayan Academy (DPC Academy)

 Location: Sikkim

Website: http://www.sikkimacademy.com

Overview: The Sikkim Himalayan Academy is a non-profit school that offers education and living opportunities to underprivileged children from remote areas of Sikkim. The landscapes here are truly beautiful, and the school is well run. It was set up in 2002 by a group of local Sikkimese teachers and a few Dutch volunteers. The school seeks to provide good quality education, healthy and balanced lifestyle, and a positive learning environment, which emphasizes traditional Sikkim culture and languages.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
– English teaching volunteers

Contact: sikkimacademy@yahoo.com

16. Root Institute

Location: Bodhgaya, Bihar

Website: http://www.rootinstitute.com

Overview: Root Institute is a socially inclined Buddhist meditation & study centre in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Besides meditation & philosophy courses, the institute runs health programs on-site and in remote rural villages of Bihar, with an emphasis on health promotion, enabling people to care for their own health, health education, and integrated health and development at the village level.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Spiritual volunteers to assist with daily meditations, run short workshops, and offer general help with the spiritual program.
–       Health program volunteers to assist with program coordination and nursing.
–       Physiotherapy / Occupational therapy volunteers.

Contact:

Volunteer application: http://www.rootinstitute.com/about/volunteerform.htm

 17. Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS)

Location: Sikkim

Website: http://sikkimhomestay.com

Overview: Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim, (ECOSS) is a nongovernmental organization working to accomplish a mission of sustainability and conservation in the state of Sikkim. ECOSS has been involved in establishing the Sikkim Himalayan Homestay with support from UNESCO. To develop the homestay destinations, ECOSS has worked closely with the villagers of the different destinations in building their skills and capacities for the sustainable tourism activity. Each village has a tourism management committee, which overlooks the operations and management of the tourism activities.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Volunteering with homestays to develop the skills and capacities of the local communities.

Contact: ecoss@sikkiminfo.net

 18. Mother’s Hope

Location: Dimapur, Nagaland

Website: http://www.mothershope.in

Overview: Mother’s Hope is a residential home for pregnant mothers and babies. Mother’s Hope provides care to pregnant girls undergoing crisis pregnancies, victims of sexual abuse, and infants needing a permanent home. They offer free counseling, a residential home for women to stay during pregnancy and receive new skill training, free health-care and psychological support to girls undergoing crisis pregnancies, and a residential home for newborn babies till they are adopted into loving families.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Awareness & advocacy volunteers.
–       Volunteers for counseling & baby care home.

Contact: mothershope@rediffmail.com

 19. Grassroutes Journeys

Location: Orissa

Website: http://www.grassroutesjourneys.com

Overview: Grassroutes Journeys is a travel company that provides opportunities for travellers to engage with local communities. It believes that enriching experiences come from a deeper understanding of the place, people and culture, and offers responsible travels deep into rural & tribal Orissa.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Agriculture & organic farming.
–       Vocational training for women.
–       Teaching English in tribal schools.

Contact: info@grassroutesjourneys.com

20. Fertile Ground

Location: Assam

Website: http://www.fertile-ground.org

Overview: In northeast India, there is still little support available for farmers and growers following traditional farming methods, or for those interested in incorporating organic agriculture practices such as composting, mulching, and natural pest control. Fertile Ground has provided encouragement, training and resources to farmers, small-scale tea growers, extension staff, teachers, students and families living in the state of Assam. Their projects support people to grow healthy food by bringing together some of India’s traditional practices with low-cost practices that rely on locally available materials.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
–       Organic farming activities.
–       Educations workshops for teachers & kids.

Contact: fertile_ground2003@yahoo.com

21. Aaranyak 

Location: Guwahati, Assam

Website: http://www.aaranyak.org

Overview: Aaranyak is a registered society working in the field of biodiversity conservation in North East India since 1989, and is dedicated to using scientific means, law, advocacy, community engagement, education and more, in an endeavor to mitigate the impact of changing climate in North East India. Their projects range from community based conservation to wildlife genetics and legal & advocacy programs.

Nature of volunteering opportunities
– Volunteers trained in conservation or related fields.

Contact: info@aaranyak.org

WEST INDIA

22. Manav Sadhna

 Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Website: www.manavsadhna.org

Overview: Manav Sadhna is engaged in constructive humanitarian projects that cut across barriers of class and religion while addressing issues faced by socio-economically neglected segments of society.

Minimum period of commitment: One month

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
Development work for the underprivileged
–       education
–       community development
–       rehabilitation
–       creative education

Costs: Travel not covered

Contact: info@manavsadhna.org

23. Sadhana Village

Location: Pune, Maharashtra

Website: http://sadhana-village.org/ 

Overview: residential & educational care of disabled children, self help groups, empowerment of rural women

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       teaching
–       assistance in care
–       working with SHGs

Contact: adm@sadhana-village.org sadhanavill@gmail.com

24. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra

Location: Maharashtra

Website: http://www.snmcpn.in/

Overview:
–       Conservation of Marine Turtle
–       Study of Whiterumped Vulture (Gyps bengalenses)
–       Conservation of Indian Swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor)
–       Study and conservation of Whitebellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
–       Breeding biology of some bird species

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       micro volunteering
–       film making
–       teaching
–       taking workshops
–       organizing campaigns

25. Slum Soccer

Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra

Website: http://slumsoccer.org/

Overview: The organisation uses football to offer opportunities to slum children

Minimum period of commitment: Minimum 2 Weeks

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       Football coaches
–       Administrators
–       Promoters
–       Fund Raisers

SOUTH INDIA

26. Sadhana Forest

 Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu

Website:  http://sadhanaforest.org/ 

Overview:
–       tree planting
–       environmental education
–       promotion of ecological revival and sustainable living

Minimum period of commitment:
4 weeks from December 1st to April 1st – April 2nd to November 31st the minimum stay is 2 weeks

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       Planting trees
–       working on water conservation in the forest
–       maintaining the community area
–       tending to the vegan-organic garden

Contact: sadhanaforest@auroville.org

27. Kabani

Location: Wayanad, Kerela

Website: http://www.kabani.org/

Overview: They are concerned about the impacts of tourism and development on people’s livelihood and environment. Their prime objectives are sustainable socio economic development of local communities and conservation of natural resources that provides the basic of community livelihood.

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       research
–       campaigns
–       community tourism initiatives

Contact: kabanitour@yahoo.comcommunitytour@kabani.orgcontact@kabani.org

28. Chennai Trekkers Club

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Website:  http://www.chennaitrekkers.org/

Overview:
–       Eco-tourism
–       preservation
–       environmental awareness
–       community clean ups
–       working with underprivileged

Nature of volunteering opportunity: Volunteer on treks and beach clean ups in South

Contact:https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/sachennaitrekkingclub

29. Agumbe Rainforest Research Centre

Location: Shimoga, Karnataka

Website: http://www.agumberainforest.com/

Overview: wildlife studies, nature conservation

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       Photographic inventories of flora and fauna
–       Ecology of Draco dussumieri (Flying lizards)
–       Amphibian population dynamics
–       Canopy studies
–       Tree planting and surveys.
–       Organic agriculture at the station
–       General maintenance
–       Creation of educational material
–       Socio economic studies

Contact: arrs.india@gmail.com

30. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Environmental Team (ANET)

Location: Andaman & Nicobar islands

Website: www.anetindia.org

Overview: environmental conservation & community building work

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       research as well as in day to day activities on the base such as
–       tree planting
–       office work
–       base maintenance and
–       data entry

Contact: info@anetindia.org

31. Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS)

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Website: http://www.wcsindia.org/

Overview:
–       research
–       conservation projects
–       capacity building
–       education workshops for the locals

Contact: volunteers@wcsindia.org

32. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust & Centre for Herpetology

Location: Tamil Nadu

Website: http://www.madrascrocodilebank.org/

 Overview:
–       conservation
–       research
–       education & awareness with reptiles

 Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       maintenance
–       short term research
–       library on herpetological literature
–       outreach programs with the locals

 Contact: volunteer.mcbt@gmail.com

33. Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Website: http://sstcn.org/

Overview: conserve and create awareness about the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle

Minimum period of commitment: every friday & saturday night

Nature of volunteering opportunity: We walk seven kilometres from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach. We gather at Neelangarai beach at around 11pm. There is a discussion about turtles and other environmental issues and the walk starts after that. The walk may go on till 4am or 5am depending on whether we find any nests, and how many we find.

Contact: sstcnchennai@gmail.com

34.  Children Walking Tall

Location: Mapusa, Goa, India.

Website: http://www.childrenwalkingtall.com/

Overview:
–       provides food
–       medical assistance and educational support to local children

Minimum period of commitment: Minimum 2 Weeks

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       preparing activities
–       giving out food
–       teaching
–       cleaning
–       sorting
–       taking care of small medical needs for the children.

Costs: Travel and boarding not covered

Contact: childrenwalkingtall@hotmail.com

35. Sojahur

Location: Pondicherry, (south) India.

Website: http://www.sojahurmngo.com/

Overview: orphan welfare, children development as well as women self help awareness.

Nature of volunteering opportunity:
–       Taking classes for local poor orphan children.
–       Providing care and support for local poor orphan children.
–       Sharing your knowledge. Assisting with staffs.
–       Awareness for women.
–       Conducting sports and cultural activities.
–       Benefits to the volunteers:
–       Inter cultural learning.
–       Learning local language.
–       Staying with Indian traditional family.
–       Attending Indian marriage ceremony,other local festivals.
–       Accommodation and transport arranged according to individual interest.
–       Guidance and security will be provided.
–       Healthy living with proper sanitation.
–       South India tour will be arranged.

Contact: sojahur@sojahurmngo.com

36.  Vishakha Society for Protection & Care of Animals

Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Website: http://www.vspca.org/

Overview: Shelter home for rescued animals

Minimum period of commitment: Minimum 2 Weeks

Nature of volunteering opportunity: Depending on interest and skill volunteers will assist at
–       the animal shelter in general animal care
–       assist in the VSPCA office with office work
–       planning humane education activities to the public

ALL OVER INDIA

37. Idealist

Website: www.idealist.org

 Overview: A directory of volunteer opportunities in India & abroad

38. Wwoof India

Location: All over India

Website: http://www.wwoofindia.org

Overview: WWOOF provides a way for volunteers (WWOOFers) to learn about organic food, farming, and ways of life. In doing so it brings together people to share common human values and thinking. WWOOF also hopes to provide helping hands to its organic WWOOF hosts and allow WWOOFers to understand what it means to live organically. WWOOF is an exchange programme – volunteers help in exchange for food, accommodation and learning.

 Nature of volunteering opportunities
– All things related to farming (expect to get your hands dirty).

Contact

Application Form: http://www.wwoofindia.org/member.htm

39. True Travellers Society

Website:http://www.truetravellers.org/category/volunteer_blog/by_country/asia/india-country/

 Overview: Travelling forum; Different local orgs in India posting their volunteer requirements here for travellers

40. Independent Volunteer

Website: http://www.independentvolunteer.org/index.php?n=ProjectsByCountry.India

 Overview: Free volunteer placement agency.

It would be equally significant for you to share some of your experiences (no matter how adventurous or disappointing) in the comments section. You could always write your story to us at editor@thealternative.in with the subject ‘Journeys of Change’ in the email. You may read the summary of this chat on India Untravelled blog.

First published on 3rd October, 2012. 

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  • Gouthami

    This is an amazing list of opportunities! I cant figure out where to start!

  • Mehar S

    Well collated list!

  • Kristin

    Yes , this is a beautiful opportunity to share our talents with mankind! Blessings to all!

  • Made for a wonderful reading experience. Please properly publicize this, people who are highly enthusiastic about such things are often not aware of them. 🙂

  • There is another organization called ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ based in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Here is the website – http://www.animalaidunlimited.com.

  • I have always been looking for fruitful travel plans. This will be of great great help. Excellent job done.

  • Priya

    As wonderful as it is, please read this article and ensure you’re doing more good than harm when you choose to volunteer abroad – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/14/orphans-cambodia-aids-holidays-madonna

  • Nisha Jha

    This is an awesome list. I was wondering if there are places in India for Voluntourism or travel & volunteering exist separately. this fits the bill well. I do bit of volunteering, mostly abroad. Yes, I am a fan of Voluntourism. Hope to work with some of these. Thanks for sharing.

    • shubham

      Ms Nisha please can you the link for volunteering abroad. I’m really looking forward to it

      • shubham

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  • It is a great idea to put all this in one place.A friend suggested to have a look at this forum.I am away from the country till October and would like to do some work in the hills as a volunteer.Really looking forward.

  • Gujjutrip

    Gujarat is a state in North-west India. It has an area
    of 196,204 km2 (75,755 sq mi) with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi),
    most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in
    excess of 60 million. In a gujarat we have a firm of tours and travels in ahmedabad.

  • Bimbadhar Senapati

    My self interested for share my knowledge on Community managed eco tourism and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction in North East india.

  • Bimbadhar Senapati

    Congratulation to organisation , those are providing tourism opportunity. The Global trend says, due to climate change effect natural disaster is now a regular phenomenon and there is no need of giving example.
    So take it positively, can all the host organisation analyse the risk in context of disaster ? Are they taken any preventive & mitigate measures to address the disaster and what are the readiness in this context?

  • Samanthamathew44

    Hey I am myself looking for
    an NGO to work in. My friends say that I can find the most professional NGO’s
    in India or Africa. I would like to visit India for a change. During my initial
    research many of my contacts has suggested me to work for Gyanacharitra. The
    motive behind their activities are very noble. They are into many activities
    and reach the most deprived part of the society. The
    feedback i got from them was really good. Volunteer with them and they
    will look after your- Airport pick up, Accommodation, Food, Mobile Sim Card,
    Internet, Conveyance and Airport drop along with 3200 Rs stipend per month. You
    may visit::Welcome To Gyanacharitra:: for more info.

  • Jeevan Verma

    Volunteer
    Abroad —-

    Rural Organisation for Social Elevation
    (R.O.S.E.) was founded in 2015 by a group from the Kanda community as a registered Non-governmental
    organization (NGO).

    It works at grassroots level, appealing
    to the community to become active participants in developing a better life for
    themselves. It is the goal of R.O.S.E. to improve the health, education,
    socioeconomic, rural development, eco development and quality of life of the
    rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological
    balance. This goal is realized through a programme which brings donors to Kanda, and assist financially in the rural development projects of R.O.S.E.

    ROSE implement community All Education ,
    Training,,Social development service,
    Income generation, Health care, Rural development,Tourism development, Eco
    development , Livelihood, Organic farming, Non conventional energy ,Cultural
    development ,Environment protection,
    Disaster management,Watershed management, Panchayatyraj, Khadi village industry and universal friendship.

    Travel
    rural India and home stay in village .

    We run an Rural Community based Home stay Eco- Community Based Rural Tourism
    and Volunteer programme in the village- Sunargaon of Kanda, Distt- Bageshwar,
    Uttarakhand, India. We run projects all year round, for people who want to
    experience life in rural India and the foothills of the Himalayas. These activities
    involve teaching at ROSE Public School,Organic farming and construction, Film
    Shooting, Photography, Videography , Nature walk, Biodiversity watching, Ecotourism
    , Educational tourism, Home stay . Tourists/Volunteers are able to live with
    the family and learn about our culture with enjoying the nature.

    Mr. Jeevan Verma

    http://youtu.be/8heynT5AW1k

    http://www.volunteeringindiahimalayarosekanda.org

    http://bageshwar.nic.in/pages/display/55-excursion

    http://www.facebook.com/ROSEKanda.volunteering

    https://vimeo.com/16297812

    Mobile- + 91 9412167186 or +91 8954868561

    Email-jlverma.rosekanda@gmail.com

  • Margot

    Another great option for volunteering in India is through Wahoe Commune. It is an NGO based in New Delhi that works to empower and educate local community members, with emphasis on women and children. They are doing great work in twelve different location sites around northern India and Nepal including New Delhi, Shimla, Rishikesh, Jaipur, and many more. Can be found on Helpx or at the website below: http://www.wahoecommune.org.in/

  • sholak786

    I suggest you to make group to whom you know and invite them for your tour later on, you can join or signup to http://www.winmilestone.com and create your favourite places as milestones plans , then you are free to send invite to anybody you like to join with you travelling like friends,relatives or family members, its just fun and have good journey.

    Just try by letting know to your friends that you joined and created the your trip plans by http://www.winmilestone.com

  • P.Muthu

    SKY FOUNDATION is a Registered Charitable Trust Established in 2012, with activities in villages around Kancheepuram District.
    Vision; Be a small part of the larger vision of
    an India where economic/income generation opportunities
    are available to all, regardless of caste, creed, gender or
    other historical or geographical circumstances.
    Mission : Act as a donor intermediary in
    funding community driven initiatives in the areas of
    education, health, development, and social welfare; and
    support relief and rehabilitation efforts in times of natural or
    man-made disasters.

    Major Activities and Achivements of SKY FOUNDATION

    Children, Differently Abled, Dalit Upliftment, Education & Literacy, Health & Family Welfare, HIV/AIDS, Legal Awareness & Aid, Micro Finance (SHGs), Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Nutrition, Tribal Affairs, Vocational Training, Women’s Development & Empowerment, Youth Affairs.
    Contact; 9894320751
    Email.com; skyfoundation7@gmail.com