My name is Shekhar (Male 1985 born). I come from Kyari village in Nainital district in Northern state of Uttarakhand. Kyari is located in the outer periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve (Asia’s first national park).
With its scenic beauty, diverse vegetation and mighty Himalayas Uttarakhand has become one of the prime tourist destinations in India. such ambience attracts hotels and resorts which are usually owned by the outsiders and not by the local people. Which results in the form of cultural and environmental loses. Keeping These things in mind, I along with 2 other partners decided upon developing a low impact space on my fathers land in the year 2010. The main objective was to create an enterprise for our self employment and others in the village of Kyari. Today after 8-9 years of hardcore struggle we are doing pretty fine. Today about 30% village is involved with the camp directly or indirectly. At the Camp our aim is to seed an alternative form of nature travel that is responsible and contributes to nature conservation and community development.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
Kyari village is basically a community of farmers. Being in the forest and moreover next to a tiger reserve, farmers here get to interact with a lot of wildlife such as deers, elephants & wild boars etc. so for wildlife enthusiast it is a good opportunity for wildlife viewing. Since we are the local residents so the volunteer gets to experience our village from inside out!
We organise outdoor activities, environment & conservation programs for school children at the Camp (a permanent campsite) which are typically 2-5 days long. So during these programs we require a convener / facilitator who could get involved in the program along with our camp guides to run the program. Our camp schedule includes some soft adventure activities, wildlife walks, cycling, hiking, team building games and village walks, interaction and community services. It is not that a workawayer has to conduct the activities alone rather he/she will act as one of the co-facilitator along with our in-house guides.
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.
I will provide tent and bedding for the volunteer.
In his free time a volunteer may go for a wildlife safari in a gypsy van to see the animals inside a protected park. Or he/she can simply sit and chill at the campsite. Some mesmerising hill stations of north India like Nainital, Ranikhet & Almora are closeby when you are here. You may also go on a trek or do some charity work at the local school 😌
Public transport is little inconvenient here but it is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
25 hours, 5 days