I am staying at Amritsar, the city of Golden Temple.It is located in Punjab, India. Amritsar is also famous for Jalianwala Bagh. Border retreat ceremony at India- Pakistan border post Wagha.
My house is a owned by me from where we are also engaged in social work . I stay here with my wife and a son aged 40 years. Sometimes, my other son , his wife and son also stay. I am a host on another travel website also and some travellers also stay here, who share the same space earmarked for workawayer. The house is located about 12 km away from city centre. Our colony, S G Enclave Phase 1, is a very peaceful and reputed residential colony of Amritsar city. We have adjoining walls with The Millenium School, which is a very well known school and an important landmark of this area.
I can accommodate 2 volunteers, in a basement large size public/ shared room with an access to a cold shower bath cum western commode . Hot water for bathing can be taken from the geyser in the kitchen .Mattress, sheets, pillow, bed ,bedding, blanket etc will be provided. Workawayers are advised to keep their things safe whose locking responsibility will rest with the workawayers themselves. Workawayers are advised not to keep more than 1000 Rupees( one thousand rupees) on their person.
I am requesting volunteers with interest in sharing / learning languages , yoga, meditation, massage and and holistic therapy skills, to join us and share and / or learn these skills .
Amritsar , Punjab is a very famous tourist destination and gateway to Himachal Famous tourist places of Himachal like Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Shimla , Manali etc are easily approachable from Amritsar. Places of tourist interest in Jammu and Kashmir are also within a distance of around 500 km.
Help in the house
Travellers can learn culture of Punjab, folk dances and Hindi. Villages of Punjab are close by where visit can be organised. Volunteers can learn Punjabi dances such as Bhangra, Gidda etc for which teaching can be organised here also.Visit to gurudwaras can be organised so that sikh religious practices can be learnt. Punjabi songs and musical instruments can also be learnt by the volunteers. Volunteers can learn cooking Punjabi and Indian traditional dishes.
Apart from general maintenance, they would be required to teach languages and skills that they are proficient in . We are looking for volunteers who can teach any one of the languages such as French, Spanish , Russian and German. They can teach/learn/practice Yoga , meditation, massage and any natural therapies practices . It would be an added benefit, if they participate in promotion for the Society.Volunteers are expected to have good communication skills in English and marketing skills. Volunteers can learn Hindi language here which will be very helpful while travelling in India.
A 25 feet by 15 feet basement public room with access to shower and Western commode toilet.
Vegetarian Indian Breakfast , lunch and dinner will be provided . Apart from these, tea with biscuits or some light snack will also be provided two to three times a day. Workawayers are expected to go to sleep by 10 p.m. and get up by 7 a.m. the next morning. They are expected not to keep awake late talking to their family and friends. They are not permitted to move around on first floor, second floor or roof top.
Breakfast 8.30 to 8.50 a.m.
Lunch 2.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Dinner 9.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Note- If you are not home on these timings, meals can not be provided, unless asked for in advance.
Workawayers can do sightseeing, pursue their personal hobbies in timings after working hours, but must return by 9.30 p.m. Women travellers are advised to return by last light and not commute/ move in the area after last light without accompanied by any male co-traveller. Normal working timings are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on weekdays.it is expected that workawayers will not use mobiles during working hours , unless in emergency. sometimes, timings might sound strict like an ashram type of norms, but it would be appreciated that being a part of a family house, certain rules are necessary. Helping in household works is totally voluntary and excluding working hours.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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