India calling out to you for a Lovely Volunteering Experience
India – the very word induces a feeling of a colorful culture endowed with warm people. If you want to have a feel of the warmth and the colors of the country, why not opt for volunteer travel in India. This way, you can give your best to the needy and in turn be gifted with the most beautiful present – love.
In my four years of experience, I have volunteered in several places inside the nation. India presents a plethora of places to choose for volunteering. Being one of the most populated nations in the world, there are many corners in the country that need attention and love. If you do your bit, you can help bring smiles to many faces.
Let me give you a rundown on the most attractive places for volunteering in India.
Spiti valley is a cluster of villages huddled in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. With the Spiti River flowing into the Hangrang Valley gorge, the place is one of the most beautiful places in North India. You can volunteer for the locals who are working very close to nature in order to earn their living. Work for the economic uplift of the region through your education. You can help the locals in leading a more economic life and save their money for future use.
Huddled in the lap of divine Kashmir and gifting the world a cherubic environment stands the village of Breswana. With the Doda Mountains covering the village, Breswana is nothing short of a paradise. Starting from serrated topography to free flowing waterfalls and mountain slopes, it is the perfect place to volunteer.
You can help the local children learn English and also impart primary school education. The distance from more populous places and the rugged features have made the place isolated from the hustle of city life. Not that it matters. But, the lack of proper infrastructure has made Breswana natives susceptible to minor health problems. If you are an intern, you can do your bit in this pristine Himalayan village and help the people with basic medical treatment.
The land where the Holy Dalai Lama resides has to have something about it. Several volunteer organizations are established here. You can enroll in any one of these organizations and help out the people. Apart from offering vocational training to women and teaching children, you can also get involved in community work. Help in building a school or stage road side shows to make people aware of the harms caused by untidiness.
If you want to do India volunteering and indulge in the royal history of the country at the same time, visit Jaipur. I promise you the Pink City of India would be quite a volunteering destination. Jaipur is known for its colorful dresses and accessories. Why not instill some more art into the existing craft of Rajasthan. If you are good at drawing, you can help out thousands of budding artists to learn the techniques of good artistry. Teach computer skills and English to the needy. Your contribution in the lives of the less fortunate can bring you unnamed blessings.
This scenic small town in Uttarakhand is well-known for its Bhadrakali temple. Since, it is situated on the slopes, it is important that the environment of the town be preserved. Indiscriminate farming can spoil the hold of the soil leading to erosion and land slides. Teach the villagers about the significance of scientific methods of farming. Your efforts can give way to immense rural development and also assist in creating infrastructure. Motivate the villagers to plant more trees, so that erosion is reduced to a considerable extent.
This is another remote yet angelic location in Uttarakhand. Remember the “Man-eaters of Kumaon?” Yes, it is the same place immortalized by Jim Korbett. It is considered to be the best location in the Sub-Himalayan region. However, the infrastructural state of the place is not much developed. Therefore, as a volunteer you can become a part of a volunteer organization and work towards the healthcare, rural development and education of the local people.
This former kingdom of a Buddhist monarch is still a Buddhist town. You can enroll in a voluntary organization and teach the young generation. They might be living in a remote destination, but they need to learn about the outer world too. You can teach the young children in the local schools and also train them in ice skating techniques.
Dimapur is the capital city of Nagaland. History still speaks through the ruins of the Kachari tribe that used to rule the region before 13th century A.D. You can contribute to the lives of the people of Dimapur by helping them with baby care and counseling of new mothers.
I have been there, done that. Now, it is time for you to try something. When was the last time you did something different? Can’t remember? Here is your chance. Get going and give your inputs. We are waiting.