Volunteer for an NGO working in rural Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    we are a fast growing international NGO.
    We work in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, and since 2013 we are creating long lasting change in the lives of India's rural poor.

    Our vision is simple: to redress the balance.

    We facilitate the development process on the village level. Our aim is to ensure that through collective efforts and efficient planning, social interventions are organised by the most appropriate partners, that resources are owned by the residents who benefit from them, and that improvements are sustainable and replicable.

    We run a wide variety of projects in the field of solar energy, education, WASH, social tourism, women’s empowerment and much more and all our work is developed with and for the community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer insight and experience into social entrepreneurship and development work in a challenging area and the possibility to help us design our mission. The time spent with us will be transformative and highly educational.

  • Help


    We are looking for an onside volunteer to help us with our projects.
    We primarily need a teacher for the following subjects:

    Soft & social skills
    Art & music (according to the volunteer's talents)
    Sport (according to the volunteer's talents)
    Filming & video editing (according to the volunteer's talents)

    Additional tasks are decided depending on applicant's skills and interests. They can include:

    Awareness work
    Administration of the educational projects
    Develop and assist with the educational projects

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a shared accommodation in our Community Centre, that is located in the village of Tirmasahun (Kushinagar District, Eastern UP) and it is the heart of all our projects.

    The traveller will share a double room with one of our team members or volunteers.
    Our modern facilities include a shared toilet, a kitchen, several bedrooms, 2 classrooms for our education projects, a common space and a beautiful garden.

    Safe, clean water is always available on site as well as 24/7 solar energy and wifi.
    Laundry service is included and we have a live-in professional cook and cleaner.

    Our volunteer will live with around 5/6 Indian and European team members and volunteers.

    Our cook prepares lunch and dinner every day.
    Lunch and dinner can include seasonal vegetables, legumes (lentils, beans or chickpeas), eggs, chicken, paneer (Indian cheese), accompanied by salad, chapatti (Indian flat bread) and rice. Our staff can show you where to buy things for your breakfast. If you like any special cereals, bring them along with you.
    We also have chai in the afternoon,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We welcome volunteers for a minimum of 3 months stay (preferably 6 months).

    We are 30 minutes away from the Buddhism pilgrimage location of Kushinagar. Lucknow and Varanasi can be reached by train or bus over a long weekend and from the airport of Gorakhpur (1,5 hrs away from us) there are direct flights to Delhi and Kolkata.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 183877636745