Teaching children, designing sustainable spaces and helping at the Eco-Sanctuary in Bangalore, India



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  • Description


    This place was registered as a Public Trust in 1989. 'Dimensions' embodies the nature of the organisation's involvement: service as a committed participant in building liberating sustainable futures through the Academy of Justice and Peace and Community Based Advocacy.
    Our various projects include our Transformative learning programs for justice and peace, the Eco-sanctuary, (an eco store), a paper making unit, our network for Child Rights Education and Advocacy, Rural Women's Collective and programmes for girls at risk.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    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

    Travellers will be provided with room and board at the Eco-Sanctuary in the vibrant city of Bengaluru. At the Eco-Sanctuary travellers can experience the organic farming initiatives, the herbal garden, animal husbandry and recycling initiatives. Travellers will also have the chance to interact through the community based initiatives with girl children from the Devadasi tradition, women's collectives and campaign against child labour. This means a cultural immersion with the communities in North Karnataka as well as an opportunity to explore the garden city, Bengaluru.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Our Volunteer needs are:
    1. Designing sustainable spaces and/or a community theater and a children's theater on our campus, the Eco-Sanctuary.
    We are looking for volunteers (green architects, landscapers, farmers, sustainability experts) interested in innovative, eco-friendly designs for facilitating community awareness. the Eco- Sanctuary is a conscious initiative to nurture and protect all life on our campus. It is not merely a physical space but a programme reflecting ‘inclusion’ and ‘sustainability’.

    The community theater is a part of the vision for inclusion and sustainability, the design must be such to reflect these ideals. Other spaces, for our farm, herbal garden and eco-sanctuary requires volunteers sensitive to sustainability and alternative energy consumption/permaculture.
    we thus looking for volunteers capable of and interested in developing designs for bringing this theater and other such sustainable spaces to fruition. Volunteers would be required to provide a design based on sustainability, community awareness with an understanding of its environmental impacts.

    2. Marketing and social entrepreneurship to expand the reach of our products encouraging responsible consumer choices. Namma Angadi, the eco store is an outlet of a solidarity economy enterprise.
    In keeping with the vision of sustainability, we require volunteers to market and develop social entrepreneurship ideas for responsible consumer choices. Namma, the eco store for organic foods, millets, handloom and handmade products, is an outlet of a solidarity economy enterprise. the place also has a recycled paper unit, recycling paper into files, folders, envelopes and art products.
    Volunteers will be required to develop proposals for expanding the reach of social entrepreneurship for responsible consumer choices through the capacities of the place and market the existing sustainable consumer choices.

    3. Artist to design sculptures and art pieces for our Eco-sanctuary and/or setting up of a pottery unit at the Eco-sanctuary.
    The pottery unit and art installments require artists passionate about encouraging intimacy with Earth through the beauty of art.

    4. Math and/or an English Teacher for the children supported by in Koppal, Karnataka.
    5. Volunteers for our paper making unit.
    6. Volunteers who with their cooking skills can enrich our cooking initiatives, using local, organic produce.
    7. Volunteer interested in content writing for the various projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The place provides accommodation and food in twin sharing rooms or dormitories at its Conference and Retreat Centre lodged in the Eco-Sanctuary.

    Three Indian meals will be provided to the volunteers as part of their room and board. Volunteers have the option to choose between vegetarian or non vegetarian meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is well connected to the city through public transport buses. Travelers will have the option to explore Bangalore, known for its parks and nightlife. Travelers can also visit the nearby sites in Hampi, Mangalore, Mysore, Coorg and so on.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 835168236548