Welcoming volunteers who want to create a better future for villagers in Himalaya, India

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  • Last activity: 18 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are new born NGO created to work for organic village development in field of ecology, education, life planing etc.
    Currently we are working in a village " Laluri " in district of Tehri Garhwal - Himalaya.
    Aim of this project is to stop migration to cities by increasing awareness of own values of villagers and help in creating income generating ventures.

    First steps which we are planning:
    1. solve water problems
    2. start efficient organic garden
    3. prepare few home-stays based on old buildings
    4. teach parents and teachers to respect children
    5. teach everybody respect the earth
    6. build community hall and workshop
    7. Teach children
    8. Start small businesses for women self help groups

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 can enjoy amazing Himalaya views,
    Get opportunity to participate in local ceremonies and communing with the culture of Garhwal. Learn to cook Indian food (parantha,roti, daal, chatani,paneer). Electric pottery wheel available and learn to make clay. Small wood workshop with all power tools available to learn wood work.
    Above all, get the satisfaction of creating the future for many people.

  • Help


    We will be very happy to find people who can support us by knowledge and experience in teaching, organic farming, marketing, web developing, film making and also in preparing coaching and training for villagers. We will be glad to see those who knows about clay pottery techniques, weaving, knitting, chrochet, wood work, yarn making etc. This is very beginning of our work and any pair of physical working hands will be very helpful :-)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have nice and clean village house and we are sharing rooms there ( 2 people in one room) if you are one - when is possible you will have room for your own but if there will be more people you will have to share , clean squat toilets and simple washroom is in the same building.
    We have a kitchen and we are cooking together - for one day food shopping contribution for one person is Rs. 325 (you do not have to use our kitchen - but there are not many other options near)"

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nice one hour Trek through the forest and villages to Jamnikhal.
    Do pottery on pottery wheel in free time.
    Big balcony space for yoga.
    Nice routes for cycling, if you got bicycle.
    Learn language and culture.
    Have chai (Tea) with the local people.
    You can visit the following sights:
    Chandrabadani Temple (2000 m heigh) 16 km.
    Devprayag 30 km.
    New Tehri lake 40 km.
    Srinagar 45 km.
    Rishikesh 100 km.
    Auli 198 km.
    Valley of flowers 210 km.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week / 20 days in month

  • ...

    This host charges a fee

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    325 Indian Rupees
Host ref number: 622792215176

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