Feeding the Needy and Underprivileged in Varkala, Kerala

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a charity running in Varkala, Kerala with the mission to feed the needy and underprivileged on the streets and in the hospitals. Our work began in 2002 and we achieved charitable status in the spring 2015. Twice a day, in the morning and again in the afternoon, we collect around 216 food parcels prepared at nearby train station and distribute them throughout the local area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    You will be involved in Karmic Yoga - the simple act of helping others, altruism. In making such a direct impact on the lives of the less fortunate and to witness a shift in their well-being, you will hopefully find a sense of peace in yourself, allowing you to forget your own problems in the focus on the needs of others.

    We provide free accommodation in a vibrant guesthouse in one of the most blissful parts of Kerala, seconds from the beach. Varkala is known for its many idyllic, tropical beaches, luscious flora, diverse fauna, mouthwatering local cuisine and Kathakali Theatre and ancient temples.

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently aiming to:

    *️️️ Build a Kitchen with a long term chef, so we can prepare the food parcels ourselves.
    *️️️ Run fundraising Yoga & Reiki Courses
    *️️️ Continue to decorate the guesthouse
    *️️️ Continue to give out food
    *️️️ Increase out social media presence

    So, anyone with the following skills would be ideal!

    Construction
    Chef
    Receptionist
    Creatives
    Maintenance
    IT

    We are looking for 1 to 3 volunteers, who can to offer around 4-5 hours of work a day - split between the morning and evening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide free accommodation for volunteers in a 3 person dormitory within our non-profit guesthouse. If you're hungry, there are many sea-facing restaurants that stretch all the way along the beach, as well as other family restaurants scattered about town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Here are a few local sights not to miss!

    *️️️ Kappil Beach
    *️️️ Golden Island
    *️️️ Janardana Temple (2000 Year Old)
    *️️️ Anjengo Backwaters
    *️️️ Anjengo Lighthouse
    *️️️ Anjengo Fort

    Transport around town and the local area is very easy, with direct train and bus routes, as well as plenty of taxis for shorter journeys. You can also rent motorbikes and bicycles at a good rate, a small walk from the guesthouse.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 551747462484