Where:Bandh (Solan) and Dharamshala
Number of volunteers:10
During 1st week volunteers would join us in our headquarter which is based at a rural location where they have opportunity to live & experience a typical mountain village culture, their lifestyle and during process join our ongoing initiatives like NFE, women empowerment, NRM (Protection of fresh water sources), organic farming etc. During 2nd week the group would move to Mcloedganj in Dharamshala which is a touristic town and also Secretariat of Tibetan Government in exile. Over here they would visit Tibetan, monasteries, museum, schools and join language classes with Tibetan people. There is a likelihood that we may take up some cleanliness work or some other activity.
RUCHI - an NGO committed to sustainable Development since 1983
(1st week) RUCHI Campus at village, Bandh of Solan district and (2nd week) in the town of Mcloedganj in Dharamshala, a tourist hub. The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples. Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains. After the camp, if they like, volunteers may visit Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. In the first week, Nearby Kasauli town is a major attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains and British architecture.
Volunteers will live in shared accommodation in both places. The minimum basic amenities will be available. Vegetarian food will be served but in the town you will have access to non-vegetarian meals as well. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are not necessary but required for personal hygiene and additional comfort.
Good project for people having interest in intercultural exchanges and grassroots issues of development
Number of volunteers:10
This project requires volunteers to work with school children and villagers to initiate micro waste management solutions through our ‘Waste Force’ Campaign which could be applied at local level. The government has banned use of single use plastic across country but waste littering habit is widely practiced by people of all ages and is major concern for environment degradation. As a part of this campaign, volunteers will be visiting schools and communities to conduct interactive sessions using carts, signs and videos and address the issue by creating awareness and promoting active citizenship. Other expected tasks for volunteers could be organising educational workshop to reuse waste into something meaningful. This project will challenge your creativity as the focus is on finding or developing practical solutions to existing problem and mobilising people to accept and adopt it
RUCHI - an NGO committed to sustainable development since 1983
Villages and Schools around Patta township. Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village within a radius of 5 kms. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus in shared accommodation. All basic amenities will be available with library facilities. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.
Volunteers having knowledge or interest in waste management are welcome
Number of volunteers:10
Dharamshala holds a very significant position as the second (winter) capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is also the abode of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14 th Dalai Lama, and the capital of the Tibetan government-in-exile, with a considerable Tibetan settlement. It is one of the most beautiful, scenic places in the world, set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains, where heaven meets earth. To have a safe environment in the school, you will help to construct a safety wall where the land is sloping, so the children can play without fear of danger. You will work on the renovation of classroom walls, to give children a colourful learning atmosphere. You can also bring basic education to the local schoolchildren with creative methods. Due to the influx of tourists, there is a huge amount of waste generation, which is harmful to the environment. Create awareness for the protection of the environment and solid waste management in the local community. You will visit various Tibetan cultural Institutes and Tibetan Children’s Village to learn about the Tibetan migrants. A 2/3/4- day trek around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund, with spectacular views is optional.
Share your ideas and promote eco-friendly practices Help to renovate school buildings and also paint walls help to build a retaining wall and playground extension Unleash your creativity with educational drawings (murals) Teach basic English to children Save the environment, help clean up Bhagsu waterfalls and river Create awareness in the community and for tourists on responsible tourism, health and hygiene Protect the landscape – plant trees Participate in Yoga classes with professional instructor
FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs.
Location : Dharamshala McLeod Ganj in Kangra district which is upper part of Dharamshala. Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kms from Delhi. Leisure : Tibet has maintained a unique culture, religion and language for centuries. After the Chinese invasion in 1950, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and religious leader sought and was given asylum in India, along with thousands of Tibetan refugees. Today, there is a thriving settlement in Dharamshala, which is called Tibet-in-exile.
Accomodation : At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms Food : vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filtered water is always available for drinking purposes.
Number of volunteers:10
You would work with our long term volunteers and visit schools 3-5 days a week to organise activities and sessions with kids according to age group. Volunteers will be creating activities to build up life skills among kids and further share their views and experiences about various issues like growing up, biological changes during adolescence, drug abuse, violence, vices, social media, freedom of speech and expression, career guidance, social norms like Living Alone, Relationships, Independence, social life, personality development, communication skills, talent and creative interests. Since these children will become adults soon volunteers can discuss and educate about different aspects through creative ways like using charts, games, outdoor activities, speech, debates, Group discussion, drama, plays, theatre acts, films, videos, advertisements, books, poetry, literature and other methods in schools. Volunteers can help Young minds be aware about globalisation, technology and help open their minds to new ideas and thoughts.
RUCHI with NFE Centre - both are NGOs
Ruchi campus which is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka town and 60 km from Chandigarh city. The area offers a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Volunteers will stay at RUCHI campus on twin/triple sharing basis. Bed and beddings are provided. Simple basic amenities will be available, bringing personal sleeping bag is desirable. Asian squat type toilet & English WC with hot and cold showers are available. Our cook will serve authentic Indian vegetarian meals. Personal management required.
Interest in sharing knowledge, discussing issues and open to understanding and learning new ideas. Disability with mobility is accepted.
Number of volunteers:10
Working closely with local communities we have mobilized women self help groups in villages. Through these groups we have nurtured and supported women entrepreneurship initiatives to economically support their families. We also work with teenage girls in public schools where we assist in development of their soft skills. The volunteer is expected to better understand the role a typical woman has in our society and join them in their economic activity. Volunteers are expected to be creative and skillful so they can implement need based workshop for girls about adolescence education, personality development, career counseling etc. They will also be attending meetings of Self-help Groups (SHGs) and interact with women to better understand their plight and assist them to be economically independent. Additional activities will include learning of various developmental issues and solutions. They will visit various humanitarian projects and interact with the villagers
RUCHI - an NGO committed to sustainable developmentsince 1983
Ruchi campus which is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka town and 60 km from Chandigarh city. The area offers a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town, a hill station, is a major tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla, the state capital, will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains and British architecture.
Volunteers will stay at RUCHI campus on twin/triple sharing basis. Bed and beddings are provided. Simple basic amenities will be available, bringing personal sleeping bag is desirable. Asian squat type toilet & English WC with hot and cold showers are available. Our cook will serve authentic Indian vegetarian meals.
Interest in gender related work and issues with a sharing and learning ability, High motivation.
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