Environmental education in rural areas of India

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)




This project has been set up in collaboration with local organisations. The primary aim is to educate lower economic and social groups, the local community, youth and children about environmental issues concerns, good practices and present situations. This project is usually run in rural areas where there has not been much development.

As a volunteer in this project, you have to develop and support with creative education in nature and ecology conservation and educate the local community on the economic and social benefits of environmental protection and conservation of nature and natural resources. You will have to visit schools, colleges, and youth groups and organise environmental educational workshops and disseminate information to various stakeholder on environment protection.

There is an ample opportunity to work with the local community where our volunteers, together with field assistants, try and create model streets. The local community is introduced to solid waste management, building of compost pits and separation of biodegradable material. There is a lot of scope for interested volunteers who have prior experience to bring in their ideas have them inbuilt component within the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum committment required is four months. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

Accommodation: During the orientation week, the volunteers will stay together in a volunteer centre in Kundapur in shared bedrooms, and will take all three vegetarian meals together. Accommodation for the volunteers during the project can either be at the project site, in a local host family or in a hostel – depending on the project, location and availability.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur by the first Monday of each month. The program will start with a week-long orientation.

To find out more, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

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


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Submit your application at: http://cadip.org

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

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