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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week