There are range of volunteering opportunities available with us. you could work with local primary schools to teach the rural children some basic english, maths and other subjects.
You could choose to volunteer at our farm stay to help in daily activities that is cleaning, gardening, cooking, and other general activites.
You could also participate into our new project in developing an eco village from scratch. This is to promote sustainable tourism and generate employment for the local youth in the mountains.
We need volunteers all year round. Except for the month of June, the schools are open throughout the year. The month of June is when our students go to their villages. For rest of the places you can choose to stay throughout the year.
To help us in the projects, we need volunteers who can commit themselves minimum 2 weeks. For long duration volunteers can choose on their own. kindly mail us for the duration you would like to stay with us.
The accommodation is provided in a home stay/private room/tent/cottages owned by the local community/pahadi house rural development initiative. Three meals a day is provided which is breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food consists of daal(pulses), sabji(vegetables), chapati(Indian bread), rice, dahi (yogurt) and others. For breakfast You can easily buy fruits, cereals, porridge, eggs and various other eatables in the nearby market apart from what we provide. This can be procured on cheap price. The room provided is basic/modern with Indian/western toilets and bucket/regular shower. The rooms would be neat and clean. You don't need to spend money on water as the water in the mountains is pure and without any problem. But if you want to buy mineral water it is easily available at our place on a reasonable price.
The cost is towards helping the local community getting employment opportunities. We provide food and accomodation in locally owned homestay and hotels which the members of the local community run. Also a percent of it goes towards maintaing our staff salaries who would cook food for you and take care.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups
We are a growing organization who collaborate with other local minded and visionary organization to make a positive impact into the lives of the local Himalayan community. We work with schools and promote sustainable tourism.
Our objective is to address various socio-economic issues hampering the overall growth of the local marginalized communities in the mountains.
For detailed information on our projects and others kindly log onto www.helpinhimalayas.com
If you wish to bring something for schools we can always discuss it on mail which is email@example.com