CITY TO COUNTRYSIDE
Nangloi based partner arun a facilitation centre where they run a nursery centre for kids besides a skill development centre for women. RUCHI works in community development area in hilly northern state of Himachal Pradesh
The volunteer will start from New Delhi and participate in activities run by our partner based in outer suburb of Nangloi in New Delhi. Our partner operates a learning centre for marginalized kids living in Nangloi and adjoining suburbs. At learning centre they run capacity building classes for young kids: arts, pottery, tailoring etc and also take care if very young kids in their day care centre.After a month in Delhi, the volunteer will move to RUCHI campus which is based in rural setting and provides community services to marginalized communities in Mountain area. The volunteer will participate in activities focussing on environmental conservation, protection and education on fresh water sources, organic farming and women empowerment initiatives.
This will be basic, simple and shared with common toilets. Basic amenities shall be provided. We shall provide mattresses but the volunteers are required to bring their own bed sheets, sleeping bags and personal toiletries.Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday
New Delhi is the capital of India and offers well known touristic opportunities like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple.Himachal is known for its pristine beauty
Adults with a motivation to work with kids and women and who is sensitive to local culture requirements.
* The minimum period of staying is One Month.
* We offer flexibility to join our programs, but to regulate and better coordinate project activities we expect volunteer to join on first Monday of each month. Initial orientation to volunteers will be provided at RUCHI office, desired project outcomes and volunteer’s role and responsibility shall be shared on arrival.
* In contrast to short term workcamps, the pace of work here is slow. Therefore, matching expectations of volunteers is a constant challenge. One has to realize that they cannot change the world in such a short time but the placement certainly provides satisfaction and contentment to have really contributed to a cause with some visible results.
*PARTICIPATION FEE: The participation fees are as follows:
Per month - Euro 400/- (Fee has to be paid in advance. The fee is worked out on monthly basis and not daily or weekly basis and hence it remains same even if one leaves the project a day or week earler)
The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request. The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included. Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages. Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 800. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.
* Visa: All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations an employment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer to www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.