What: Volunteer service work opportunities
Activities: Earthen building (primarily interior work), organic gardening, and tree planting
When: 16 July – 13 October 2015 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a minimum stay of one week)
Where: Dharmalaya Institute, Bir (Ghornala)
Languages: English & Hindi
Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute, open to both residential and non-residential participants (though, during the monsoon, we highly recommend staying on the Dharmalaya campus). During this period, volunteers have the opportunity to learn the arts and methods of sustainable living in the Himalayas by doing physical work related to earthen building and organic gardening.
Due to frequent rains in the monsoon period, most of the work will happen indoors. This usually includes:
- Various aspects of traditional earthen building (e.g. interior mud plasters, tile work, wood/bamboo work, and fine finishing work)
- Organic gardening and natural landscaping (as weather permits)
- Possibly some tree planting
Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn about sustainable living and Himalayan culture in the process.
For more information see dharmalaya.in/events/2015/3/28/monsoon-volunteer-work-period-16-jul-13-oct.html