Himalayan Volunteering Opportunities
What We Need
We look for several sets of skills and qualification with or without previous experience and qualifications. We don't seek out degrees, but rather passion. Volunteers would be required to assist with the local teachers teach some basic English to the age group 4-11 years old. They will be briefed about the same.
When & Who
What we Provide
The rooms will be basic, with Indian squat toilets and bucket showers. The rooms are quite spacious, neat and clean. Rooms will be on sharing basis, as we can accommodate only 2 people in one room. One can choose to stay at more comfortable rooms with an attached toilet and bathroom at an additional cost.
2 regular healthy vegetarian meal (lunch and dinner) will be provided in the local home stay. The meals consists of local food that is rice, chapati, daal, vegetables, and of course, tea. You also get a chance to eat some particular vegetables which grow naturally on higher altitudes depending on particular season. Also expect to be invited for lots of tea from local households. Nearby you will find shops where you can buy fruits, vegetables and others for the breakfast.
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Dehradun, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), and Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
More Services we Offer
We will give you an orientation about the program before and after arrival to our place. Pick up from the airport or drop off to the airport or bus station can be provided on an additional charges.
Other Ways to Help
We teach a very famous dish called 'kadai paneer' which is made from local cheese along with many ingridients used in it. Charm and surprise your friend by learning with us and preparing back at home.
Please bring school supplies and picture books, if you want to.
Additional Info about Us
Everyone is assigned different duties accordingly.
Special Festival Dates: : Join our program on the above special dates if you are looking to get involved in Indian Festivals. Camel Festival- Bikaner 12-13 Jan 2019, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2019, Holi Festival of Colors – 20-21 Mar 2019, Teej Festival 4 Aug 2019, Sister’s Festival 15 Aug 2019, Dusshera Festival 8 Oct 2019, Diwali Festival of Lights 27 Oct 2019, Pushkar Camel Fair 4-12 Nov 2019, Camel Festival- Bikaner 12-13 Jan 2019, Teej Festival 4 Aug 2019, Sister’s Festival 15 Aug 2019, Dusshera Festival 8 Oct 2019, Diwali Festival of Lights 27 Oct 2019, Pushkar Camel Fair 4-12 Nov 2019.
Our community is known for having many festivals, weddings and celebrations throughout the year. There are picturesque treks to hike. Also you can visit a popular pilgrim temple Yamunotri, located 10,000 feet above the sea level and a 12th century old Shiva temple. The people at our place are welcoming and they do invite you to visit their homes over a meal ar a cup of tea.
We are a registered charity in the Himalayan region of Uttrakhand in northern India. We run teach English volunteering program to help the local children learn some basic English.The importance of the program lies in the fact that understanding of English language is very important for more career opportunities world over.
Our teach English Volunteering program is open throughout the year and doesn't require any specific degree or diploma to participate. However a Teaching degree is an added advantage. At least a month time period is preferable. The volunteers associated with this program will be entitled to a number of tasks. Although majority of the task involves teaching English with the help of other teachers but there are many other tasks which can be helped in such as painting the school, drawing learning graffiti, conducting a dance or arts & crafts section, developing Teaching learning material and so on.
Meals are vegetarian in nature and accommodation is provided at a local home stay with your separate room. Working days are from Monday to Friday. We require a minimum contribution of 21000/- INR for a month period time which will cover your village tours, meals, accommodation, internet facility and 24 hrs in-house support.