Spiti Valley, Himalayas, India - Be a helping hand in backpackers hostel and help in waste management initiatives



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    Hi my name is Tanya, and I run a hostel in Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. We carry out various initiatives for travel and volunteer. We love hosting volunteers and welcoming them to come and help and share their knowledge with us. We host travelers and volunteers from the world who travel on a budget and would like to be a part of a local culture through helping through guest interaction and also helping us with our education and waste management initiatives in Spiti Valley. We also welcome travelers with skills like artists, musicians, yoga teachers to teach locals, students and other travelers at our home-stay. Currently we would be glad to have volunteers with knowledge and experience in, running hostels, farming and green houses for our upcoming projects. Day to day work involves helping out in the hostel with guest interaction, check in-check outs, maintaining guest records, guiding them through our eco friendly and waste do's and don't, maintenance of the green house and volunteers are even welcome to organise events like- yoga and meditations sessions, jams, movie nights, crafternoons or anything they would like to do.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Travelers could learn the running and handling of a homestay and learn much about the local Spitian culture in process of doing so.
    - Waste management workshops will help them connect with various local groups, like students, women, hoteliers etc and connect with them for an important cause
    - Travelers with existing experience in farming can try their hand at high altitude farming

  • Help


    A) Following are the volunteer opportunities I have for travelers:
    i) Be a helping hand in check-in check outs and guest interaction of a homestay and cafe in Kaza, Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh) along with
    ii) Helping with Farming alternatives, Greenhouses
    iii) Artists and engineers interested on up cycling waste for useful reuse
    iv) Waste Management, cleaning up places along with locals

    B) Please keep following in mind prior applying as volunteers:
    i) We do not have WiFi.
    ii) Please check the weather conditions and necessary permit requirements before coming.
    iii) This is a very basic Spitian Homestay with basic/limited facilities, so we cannot offer you luxuries.
    iv) You are required to be physically fit and should be comfortable lifting heavy weights ( 10-15 Kgs)
    v) You would be expected to follow sustainable practices,generate minimum hazardous waste and should carry back your own dry waste such as plastics, wrapping foils etc.
    vi) You should be comfortable with strictly vegetarian meals which would be provided twice a day.
    C) It is advised , that only following persons should apply keeping in mind the best mutual interests:
    i) Practical knowledge of farming and green houses.
    ii) Certified Yoga teachers.
    iii) Nature photographers/video makers, artists,musicians and event organisers.
    iv) Persons with prior experience in Hospitality sector.
    v) Persons having knowledge/experience in Vegan and Satvik cooking.
    Also we shall not be responsible for any unforeseen circumstances caused to the volunteers during your stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi, Tamil,Bengali

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be dorms/tents with strictly vegetarian meals twice a day will be provided. You can bring your own tent too

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can travel and do local sightseeing in their free time. Volunteers with extra skills like photography, videography, artists, Yoga teachers etc will have a lot more to explore.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 895687697411