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India India: Sustainable Agriculture Project (Fsl - LTV 02 C)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Children

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

The challenge of food security, especially in the face of rising food prices, places a serious responsibility before the country. Despite immense advances in the agriculture sector, many people still sleep hungry or live under the threat of food shortage. The degradation of natural resources is also a major concern as it severely impacts the livelihoods of poor and backward communities in rural areas. In this backdrop, sustainable agriculture is one of the most effective ways to respond to the challenges of the rural community. In essence, Sustainable Agriculture refers to a set of practices adopted for cultivation that are least harmful to the environment while also ensuring a good crop.
It involves crop production methods that support sustainable natural resource management to increase crop productivity, maintain biodiversity, and also are economically viable and socially acceptable. Organic farming is generally sustainable; however, organic produce can also be cultivated on large scale industrial farms that are not sustainable. Soil and water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management are common practices promoted under sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agricultural development, as well as employing organic farming methods, seeks food and nutritional security, improved livelihoods for our people, safe ecosystems, and sustainable economies of agriculture.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.
As a volunteer in this field of work you will -
• Work with the farming community and the associated organizations that assist in sustainable agriculture and/or organic farming.
• Conduct community awareness on the importance of sustainable agriculture.
• Facilitate training and capacity building on crop productivity, how to maintain biodiversity, water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management, surveys, documentations etc.
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Animal Care and Conservation Project (FSL - LTV 02 B)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Animals
Environmental
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

A sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution. However, it is not at all uncommon to see animals - domestic, stray or wild often exploited and taken for granted. It is a forgotten fact that even they need food and water. Conservation and management of animals have a significant bearing on the survival of every species by helping in promotion of rational use of environment to provide a high quality of living for mankind.
Animal care and conservation envisages not only the protection of the existing populations of animals and their habitats, but also the breeding and farming of rare animals. As a volunteer you will be assigned to work with organizations involved in the field of impacting political and economic climate, habitat protection, breeding and farming, special wildlife projects, legislative measures, nurse ailing and injured animals.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.
The major activities that you may be assigned are:
• Providing treatment and taking care of the Animals.
• Conducting surveys, documentation,
• Policy advocacy, designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education andCommunication)
• Materials, community awareness and education.
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

India India: Media / PR / Research and Documentation Project (FSL - LTV 04 C)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Art
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

Many NGOs and nonprofits in India are often understaffed and overstretched in terms of human resources. The grassroots organizations in particular, often lack the funds to dedicate personnel for knowledge management. Although well versed in the vernacular of the region and experts in their own field of work, staffs in many NGOs and nonprofits finds it quite challenging to document their activities in English. Yet this knowledge management process is an integral function of any organization.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome
and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.
Volunteers interested in this field of work will be involved in:
• Designing and creating content for the organization’s offline and online communication platforms. This may include annual reports, brochures, blog articles, website content, social media platforms, press releases among others.
• Research, either through primary or secondary data collection, on impact of program implementation, feasibility of program action plans etc., as per the needs of the organization.
• Documentation: this may include report writing, putting in place documentation procedures, recording organizational program activities,
among others.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Special Learning Project (FSL - LTV 04 B)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Art
Cultural

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

As FSL-India works towards cultural understanding and immersion, we therefore collaborate with many local institutes, schools, individual groups who are working to keep the local folk art, music, culture, traditions alive. We also have an option for placing volunteers who are interested in this field, to help these mini projects by involving themselves in these art forms to learn and to give performances to spread it to others.
The different fields are:
Dance, Music, Wood Carving, Stone Carving, Yoga, Massage, Eco Farming, Puppetry
Note:
a)- Special Learning Projects will be conducted for 1 to 3 hours every day. During free time volunteers are also expected to be engaged in some social work like teaching in the local schools or helping other volunteers in other projects.
b)- For Special Learning projects, you have to pay an extra charge depending on the skill you want to learn – the extra fee is towards the fee for the skilled teacher and this will be informed to you at the time of applying.
c)- The application for Special Learning projects must be sent at least 2 months in advance. Dance Music Wood Carving Stone Carving Yoga Massage Eco Farming Puppetry

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Specially Abled Children Project (FSL - LTV 03 A)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Disabilities
Social
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

Working with people/children who deal with different forms of various forms of physical or intellectual challenges can be quite a demanding task for anyone. However, despite the challenges they never lack in terms of spirit an enthusiasm and working along with them can bring you a lot of joy and give a lot of life learning experiences.
The main work will be teaching and supporting the staff in their daily activities for the care of the children. As a volunteer, you will be involved in Individual goal setting and planning for holistic development of children/persons with special needs through home-based, community based or institutional based approach. It needs a bit of flexibility and openness to all kinds of works and activities.
These children are subject to multiple deprivations and limited opportunities in several dimensions of their lives. They are mostly rejected by mainstream society and face grave discrimination.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.
Your work schedule include:
• We believe volunteers can be huge change-makers in such projects by participating and bringing joy in lives of these children, and help the NGO to bring some structure changes in their daily lives and prepare them for adulthood.
• Involve in maintenance and gardening work, prepare and serve meals, cleaning and providing company.
• A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. A flexible approach to the work with to be prepared to undertake multiple tasks is very necessary to work in these projects.
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Special Teaching Project (FSL- LTV 04 A)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Art
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
Map

Work

At FSL India we are always looking for people with different vocational or special skills other than what is mentioned in our project information section above.
For example, If you are:
• A musician
• A carpenter,
• An Electrician, or you have skills in sewing or if you are qualified teacher in Math's or IT/Computing, website design or any kind of Sports Coaching etc. We welcome you to get in touch with us as we can consider special projects for you in which, you could use your special skills to benefit and serve an underprivileged community.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Public School Teaching Project (FSL LTV 01 A)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Children

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
Map

Work

While education, helps us to develop it also enables people to acquire skills, knowledge, develop positive attitude and values which are fundamental necessities for a sustainable future. As a volunteer for Regular Teaching you will find it rewarding to teach spoken English, basic Math, Health & Hygiene Awareness, Environmental Education and conducting Co-curricular activities with local schools. The schools teach using Kanndada AS its primary Medium but lacks English Teaching Staff. The main aim of this project is to support the faculty and bring an international dimension to learning.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome
and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.

Some of the tasks include –
• Assist during the learning of English as a language using creative teaching methods, encourage and develop learning levels and cognitive skills of the students
• Assist during extra-curricular activities, inspire children to learn new languages and different cultures

Additionally following tasks may also require your assistance:
• Develop teaching and learning aids wit low or no cost using locally available material, and facilitate simulation games for the children and the teaching facilities.

Design appropriate tools for development and set certain criteria for assessment of children’s learning levels and cognitive skills, Individual goal setting for children with learning disability, lesson planning etc.

Develop teaching-learning methods and pass the methods (through the Final Evaluation/Report) to future volunteers with a view to creating long-term improvements.

The volunteers are encouraged to bring creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school, e.g.:- for environment, organization or for computer education.

It is important for the children to feel the love, care and concern from your part, as you will be interacting with them every day. If you have interesting ideas in teaching that includes games, songs, arts, crafts, sports and athletics for children, then this type of project is for you!

You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English, and previous experience in teaching children will be useful. Do go through the Info-sheet, which has complete information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities

Note: Due to school holidays, these projects will remain closed during the following months: April until May; the month of October; and sometimes in December. During the non-teaching months i.e. during the school holidays, FSL India organizes camps to its LTVs: Summer Projects (in March / April/May) and Winter camps (in October).

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
ViSA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Good Health and Well-being
India India: Center for Experiential Living Project (FSL - LTV 02 A)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Agricultural
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
Map

Work

FSL-India has its very own eco-friendly Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) at Kundapura, in the lush green, rural area of coastal Karnataka, which is home to breath-taking fauna and flora. The Centre itself is surrounded by coconut and mango trees, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
In 2014, FSL India established a centre with a broad objective of providing a unique opportunity for National / International volunteers and local communities to understand and experience Sustainable Agriculture practices, propagating environmental education to youth and children, training on social leadership and preparation of stakeholders of Sea turtle Conservation through workshops and awareness sessions.
The international volunteers that we receive through the long term / mid- term / work camp programs will have the chance to experience environment friendly technologies adopted in the CEL uring the orientation seminar, evaluation seminars and get-together organized by FSL India. Few of the environment friendly technologies adopted are Rain water harvesting, Solar energy harvesting used for lighting, fans and Solar water heater.
The CEL is established in a location surrounded by greenery and the centre itself has adopted many green technologies and waste management systems such as the usage of a kitchen waste, dry leaves for compost. The CEL provides opportunities to interact with many Long Term Volunteers and Home Based Project volunteers and staff working in and around the centre. The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personalevaluation.
As a volunteer you will be involving in following projects
Maintains of CEL (Center For experience Living)
The work involves (All through the year)
• Supporting the trainings hosted by CEL
• Hospitality
• Arrange accommodations for Guests/Participants
• Maintenance of the premises and Garden
• Take care of pet animals

Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Farming
The CEL is implementing a project on Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental education among the neighbouring community.
Your task will be:
• Work with the farming community and the associated organizations that assist in sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the community(August – October)
• Conduct awareness on the importance of sustainable agriculture and Environmental issues among the children and community in the neighborhood (August – October)
Sea Turtle Conservation :
For the past 15 years, the Sea Turtle population has been under threat from fishing and egg predation by local population. Three species of the protected Sea Turtles are nesting on India’s West Coast and all of them are endangered species. The increased threats caused by humans could drive them to extinction With an effort to protect these endangered species, FSL-India is working along a 60 kilometre stretch of the beach in the south and north of Kundapur, Karnataka state. The work is focused on protection and conservation of Sea turtle, by promoting awareness about the eco-system and addressing related environmental issues.
The work involves
• Conducting surveys, gathering and analysis of data (January to April)
• Creating awareness generation amongst the local community, schools children, and harbours and fishing communities. (November to December)
• You will also be required to build hatcheries, safeguard nesting, build in temporary information Centres, as well as design and create promotional material (January to April)
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projectswith schedules, and activities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Kindergarten Teaching Project (FSL - LTV 01 C)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   03/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Children
Educational
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport- Bangalore or Mangalore
Map

Work

An Anganwadi (meaning ‘courtyard shelter’ in Hindi) is in many ways a day care centre for children below 6 years of age and were established around the country in 1975 as a part of the Government of India’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). One of their main functions is to provide non- formal, pre-school education to children between the ages of 3 to 5. The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation. Volunteers will be expected to teach children in this age group through various interactive and creative activities that will help improve the cognitive skills of
the children. The pedagogical approach to teaching should be in accordance with standards employed in kindergartens around the world. Anganwadis were also envisioned as a part of the Indian public healthcare system. Along with providing pre-school education, one of their main functions is to act as primary healthcare centers in villages and raise awareness of health and hygiene in their locality. Volunteers can also help these workers in providing health, hygiene and nutrition education to families. This will include teaching them about family planning, educating parents on child growth and development, among others. The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school. It is important for the children to be felt loved and cared for by you, as you will be surrounded by them every day.
This type of project is perfect for you if you are someone who has many ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English, and previous experience in teaching children will be useful.

The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual project with schedules, and activities.
Note: Please note that due to school holidays, these projects will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December. During these months, FSL India organizes Summer Projects (in March/April/May) and Winter camps (in October). These camps are offered to our LTVs in 'Teaching projects’ which remain closed due to school holidays.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Orphanage Teaching Project (FSL - LTV 01 B)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Children
Educational
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
Map

Work

Volunteers have the chance to work in orphanage, by supporting the staff in the project with the daily care of orphan children. The work is varied and requires the volunteers to be flexible in tracking multitasking. The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community
service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.

The work could involve:
• Rehabilitation, education and supporting the orphan children to return and participate within mainstream life. Daily work may also include activities like cleaning cooking, gardening, helping the children with their homework, playing with the children in the evening and teach games, arts, crafts and songs etc.
• A creative approach to work will be useful. If you have many ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts of sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you! It is important that volunteers in this project have a flexible approach to the work
and are good at.
• Multitasking, prepared to undertake variety of tasks.

The info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedule, and activities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month

VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Women Empowerment Project (FSL - LTV 03 B)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Social
Cultural

Already accepted volunteers from

France

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

Bridging the chasm of India’s wide gender gap is increasingly gaining importance in the country’s developmental strategies, with a greater number of NGOs and government organizations putting women at the center of their projects A key component of many of these strategies is building the capacity of
women in financial self-management which will enable the creation of an environment where women can make independent decisions on their persona development as well as shine as equals in society.
In recent years, the government has extensively promoted the formation of Self Help Groups or SHGs as platforms to enable micro-credit options for the economically disadvantaged. Comprised primarily of women, an SHG is, in essence, a credit and savings group: each member regularly contributes a
fixed, small amount of money until enough capital is built within the SHG to begin lending.
The group then collectively decides which members should be lent money, based on the needs of each member. Repayment, at a predetermined interest rate, is ensured through peer pressure. hrough the years, SHGs have evolved into more than just community-driven institutions of micro-credit; they have also been crucial to mobilizing women’s empowerment activities at the grassroots level.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation. Volunteers will work extensively with SHGs and other women’s groups to implement capacity building initiatives in their communities.
Some of the activities they will be involved in include:
• Teaching English
• Building capacity in computer literacy
• Raising awareness on health and hygiene
• Promoting entrepreneurial initiatives and income generation activities that
increase family income
• Building the financial capacity of SHGs to actively manage their group, increase capital and
• fund entrepreneurial projects of their women members
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Child Right Promotion Project (FSL - LTV 03 C)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 16 volunteers

Tags

Social
Children
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
INR 18000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 65
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
10 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bangalore (BLR)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest airport : Bangalore or Mangalore Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application
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Work

It’s every Child’s right to have a joyful childhood and grow up in a safe and nurturing environment with protection and guidance from their guardians. Whether in the cities or in villages, at home or in schools, every child deserves a childhood free from exploitation and abuse. Children are the hope and future of a nation. Yet, there are millions deprived children in our country who have never known a normal, carefree childhood.
The problem of child labour is a serious social matter that needs to be addressed sooner. With an fficially estimated 4.3 million children engaged in hazardous occupations (2011 Census), India has the largest number of child laborers underthe age of 14 in the world. They are employed in many industries and trades, including garments, footwear, brick kilns, stainless steel, hotels, and textile shops. glass blowing, fireworks and matches, brassware, electro-plating lead mining, stone quarrying, lock making and beedi rolling (indigenous cigarette in which tobacco is rolled in a tendu leaf).There are legislations that have been enacted to prevent child labour in India.
Many NGOs across the country are working for elimination of child labour and promotion child rights. Prevention strategies adopted include rescue, relief and rehabilitation interventions designed by NGOs and other actors with education, health, alternative livelihoods.
The LTV volunteers will be given opportunity to understand the social and cultural aspects of the community/Project they work. The volunteers will be given experience through interactions, workshops, exchange of ideas, baseline and endline survey of the projects with the support of the mentor. At the end of their projects the volunteers will present to the Universities about the outcome and impact of their projects. The project activity will consist of community service, development Learning, Cultural exchange, Project and personal evaluation.
As a volunteer you will be associated with a community organization that is involved in:
• Special health care programs for children living on the streets,
• Exposing exploitative child labour practices, and Ensuring children join residential bridge schools and vocational training programs for children above 14 years.
• Conducting awareness campaigns.
• Facilitating training and capacity building for the parents and community workers.
• Prevention/rehabilitation of child labour & Counselling.
• Conducting surveys, documentations, designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education and Communication).
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project
Food: South Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.

Project hosted by

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. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs

Directions to meeting point

Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka. Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai will have their Orientation in Kundapur Participants should make sure that they arrive in the Orientation place (Kundapur/Bangalore)on the first Monday of the month. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur or fly directly to Mangalore and then take bus or prepaid taxi to Kundapur. Kundapur is located 440 kms north-west of Bangalore, near the Arabian sea and 100kms north of Mangalore.
Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter, which will send once we receive your application

Requirements

Fee: The Participation cost is 18,000 Indian Rupees for each month
VISA: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.html http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html https://mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/AnnexIII_01022018.pdf

India India: Natural farming (RC-MTV-AGR-8/24)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 10 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Social
Manual Work
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 80
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Chandigarh (IXC)
Nearest bus/train station
Kalka

Work

With this initiative we aim to educate and train farmers in nearby communities by acting as a resource and demonstration centre for sharing good practices among farmers.
The volunteers are required to assist us in following areas:
• daily maintenance of farm and make natural/organic sprays, pesticide and produce chemical free products.
• Actively assist our team to realise our dream to be self sufficient by producing majority of fruits, vegetable that we consume.
• Introduce or reinforce good farming practices and grow off season and low water consuming vegetable.
• Assist in installing a low cost hydroponics system at campus.

Accomodation and food

Basic, simple, safe & clean accommodation will be provided either at host family or RUCHI campus on sharing basis (Twin or triple) with common toilets and bath.

Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired and self cooking can be organized by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village.

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.

Project hosted by

RUCHI, a not-for-profit organization working since 1983, is affiliated with international and national voluntary service networks. RUCHI is a member of Network of Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA), full member of Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and a candidate member of Alliance of European Voluntary service Organization (ALLIANCE).

Directions to meeting point

Kalka

Additional comments

Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous area where the economy is pre-dominantly agriculture based. However, due to shortage of water and small terraces on sloppy land the agriculture is unsustainable and farm output is not sufficient keeping in mind economic value it gets. Also due to steep terrain and small terraces automated machines have limited usage here. As a result we fear food security problem in the future as many people are losing interest in agriculture.

In order to sustain interest of people not only in agriculture but to enhance their farm production through natural faming, we give high importance to this project. At our campus, we have already demonstrated successfully making and uses of various form of natural composting, Kitchen Gardening, Agroforestry, floriculture, off season vegetables, orchard development here. At present we are preparing to install hydroponics system at our campus for demonstration, training and self sufficiency. In due course we would like to serve as demonstration centre for farmers.

Requirements

Volunteers with openness to accept challenging life, flexibility to adapt and adjust and get used to slow pace of work are preferred

India India: Health and Sanitation (WASH) (RC-MTV-Health-5/24)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 10 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Social
Environmental
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 85
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Chandigarh (IXC)
Nearest bus/train station
Kalka

Work

The volunteers will help to educate and create awareness involving youth and rural people on water, sanitation, hygiene and health standards(WASH) as well as future pandemic management. The volunteers are expected to be innovative so that they can design and use their own tools in consultation with RUCHI team with regard to their appropriateness and local needs.

The volunteers are expected to:
• Educate people on safe water and water borne diseases.
• Create awareness on WASH components at schools and community level.
• Organise cleanliness drives at school and community level.
• Research and explore waste management solutions at individual and community level.
• Volunteers can use creative mediums like charts, slogans, posters, banners, t-shirts, quotes, videos, films, photographs and discussions to educate villagers about WASH elements.

Accomodation and food

Basic, simple, safe & clean accommodation will be provided either at host family or RUCHI campus on sharing basis (Twin or triple) with common toilets and bath.

Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired and self cooking can be organized by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village.

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.

Project hosted by

RUCHI, a not-for-profit organization working since 1983, is affiliated with international and national voluntary service networks. RUCHI is a member of Network of Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA), full member of Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and a candidate member of Alliance of European Voluntary service Organization (ALLIANCE).

Directions to meeting point

Kalka

Additional comments

Adequate sanitation, together with good hygiene and safe water, are fundamental to good health and as well as social and economic development. The Sustainable Development Goal target 6.2 calls for adequate and equitable sanitation for all. Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Lack of these facilities leave people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Garbage disposal is another serious problem and adversely impacts environment and their health. A movement through education and campaigning on WASH needs to be built up.

Requirements

Volunteers with openness to accept challenging life, flexibility to adapt and adjust and get used to slow pace of work are preferred,

India India: Water Conservation (NRM) (RC-MTV-ENV-2/24)

Dates

01/01/2024   -   31/12/2024

Feedback from 10 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Social
1
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 80
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Chandigarh (IXC)
Nearest bus/train station
Kalka

Work

The volunteers will work closely with local community members and perform following tasks:
• Protection & conservation of our natural resources.
• Devise methodology to protect and replenish these fresh water sources using traditional methods and locally available resources.
• Create awareness on conserving every drop of water through all possible means for drinking, household uses, agriculture and overall environment.
• Join RUCHI team and communities in cleaning these fresh water sources
• Plant trees around the sources.
• Perform the most difficult task of sustaining interest of communities in their maintenance.
• Make short video clips for education

Accomodation and food

Basic, simple, safe & clean accommodation will be provided either at host family or RUCHI campus on sharing basis (Twin or triple) with common toilets and bath.

Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired and self cooking can be organized by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village.

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.

Project hosted by

RUCHI, a not-for-profit organization working since 1983, is affiliated with international and national voluntary service networks. RUCHI is a member of Network of Voluntary Development in Asia (NVDA), full member of Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and a candidate member of Alliance of European Voluntary service Organization (ALLIANCE).

Directions to meeting point

Kalka

Additional comments

The project area gets ample rainfall but still there is a perpetual shortage of water in dry months. The problem is more of management and not availability. Every drop of water needs to be conserved.

Since ages, the mountain people depend on natural spring to meet their fresh water requirements. The area has abundance of fresh water natural springs. These resources are under tremendous pressure due to environmental degradation, human negligence paired with his rapid thirst for urbanisation.

RUCHI has worked towards protection and development of these fresh water springs for more than 20 years, but still a lot has to be done.

Requirements

Volunteers with openness to accept challenging life, flexibility to adapt and adjust and get used to slow pace of work are preferred