We are looking for volunteers to help at our eco lodge- Gujarat, India

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an eco-lodge offering customisable tours in the Little Rann of Kutch. We also have a number of side projects working to improve the lives of those in the community.

    We are looking for volunteers for a minimum of 3 weeks who are flexible and have good interpersonal skills. Ideally this position is suited to a couple or friends as it can involve a certain amount of collaboration and multitasking. However we are of course open to single travelers.

    It is of huge benefit to have at least one person with a good knowledge of the bird life here as many travelers come to this region specifically for birding. Otherwise, a keen interest in wildlife and ability to pick up species quickly will be satisfactory. This will allow you to accompany guests on safari enhancing their experience as our staff members are not fluent in English.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As the lodge is situated nearby the Wild National Park you will have the opportunity to visit the park regularly.. A great opportunity to Visit and Photograph and have hands on Experience of rural life in India. There are also tours to visit the fascinating nomadic tribes which are famous in this area of Gujarat.
    As the Lodge runs a school for children from the age of 14 to 18 years you have the experience of a village school. You could visit the school to teach them English and Computers and in exchange learn Hindi the language of India.
    The Lodge also has its own Horses. You could learn about the local breed and help in Horse riding safaris.
    As we are closely connected with the local artisans. Hence one has the opportunity to see,learn and photograph local bead jewelry makes,basket weavers and textile producer's.
    Gujarat is famous for its embroidery and we have many woman doing this in our region.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for volunteers for a minimum of 3 weeks who are flexible and have good interpersonal skills, we are open to single travellers and couples

    It is of huge benefit to have knowledge of the bird life here as many travellers come to this region specifically for birding. Otherwise, a keen interest in wildlife and ability to pick up species quickly will be satisfactory. This will allow you to accompany guests on safari enhancing their experience as our staff members are not fluent in English.

    Duties may include;
    - Meeting and greeting guests
    - Allocating and inspecting rooms
    - Assisting with our after school program to lift the spirits of children from disadvantaged backgrounds
    - Digital marketing including updating the website, maintaining Instagram presence, visual design as needed
    - General Maintenance / DIY

    The work is extremely flexible and varies day-to-day in response to guest numbers etc. Some days you may have lots of free time, other days may be busy with many guests arriving.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    In exchange for assistance we are able to provide accommodation in one of our Rooms which can accommodate two or more people with a private bathroom. We are will provide all meals, food is traditional Indian cuisine and cooked in house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 20 minutes drive from two reasonably sized towns.
    Dasada - good for onward transport to other regions in Gujarat
    Patdi- Good for ATM's and shopping.
    The capital of Gujarat is Ahmedabad which is only 2 hrs and good local and Government transport available.
    The train station Viramgam is 45 kms and well connected with local transport from the Lodge

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have decent internet connection as we are based in a village but we have good speed. We have 4 g. Connection

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 941829831217