Volunteering and trekking in the Indian Himalayas

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

06/06/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
India

Description

Learn about Tibetan culture, support a school and promote eco-friendly practices.


Valleys of the Himalayas - This small paradise on earth is home to His Holiness Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.

The project aims to provide sanitation and safety wall facilities for a local school and a cleaner environment for the community which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management and watershed management systems. The project also wants to create awareness on the Tibetan migrants and their culture.

We have been conducting international volunteer projects in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala for the last 11 years with the purpose of bringing a sustainable model for development of the region in partnership with school management committees, the Tibetan Welfare Office and the local municipality.

In the first two weeks of the project, the volunteers will work on the renovation of school buildings and walls, wall painting, educational murals, teaching basic English to children. There will be also cleanup activities in the area of the waterfalls, creating awareness among the community and tourists to support responsible tourism, Health and Hygiene awareness and tree planting to avoid landslides. Through their work in the community, the volunteers will promote eco-friendly practices.


During the project, the volunteers will get the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and their re-settlement in India. There will be cultural activities, visits to important cultural sites and various Tibetan institutes, meetings with Tibetan monks and the local community.

During the first week of the project, the volunteers will participate in Yoga classes with a professional instructor.

On the third week, the volunteers can take part in a four-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamsala and Triund.


Available project dates:

  • September 3 - September 23, 2018
  • September 17 - October 7, 2018
  • October 1 - October 21, 2018
  • March 4 - March 17, 2019
  • March 18 - March 31, 2019

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-india


Other volunteer destinations in Asia: Nepal, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please visit cadip.org for more information.

☎ USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

☎ Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400


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