Mediano/largo plazo
RC-MTV-ENV-3/19 INDIA Kasauli area ENVI 01/06/2019 31/12/2019

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-3/19: Eco Tourism

Period: Open throughout the year

Age: 18+
Location:Kasauli area
Placement:Placement is offered for upto 6 months.
Joining dates : Any Monday during the project cycle

Background: Rural eco tourism has been on rise in north India. This project is our initiative to protect environment, landscape and natural resources by promoting responsible tourist behavior.

Volunteers will be based in rural setting and have access to locations frequently visited by tourists. After familiarizing with local community and neighbourhood, volunteers shall design a plan to create necessary interventions required for protecting environment & promoting responsible travelling in this rural set up.

Work: Working closely with local community youth we expect volunteers to: 1. Educating communities on saving energy, conservation and management of sources to minimise national wastage and increase their savings.

  1. Designing plan of action to promote rural tourism and putting up signs raising awareness towards environmental and cultural preservation.

  2. Making eco-tourism attractive
    by promoting it as source of
    livelihood for local community, providing much needed future sustainability to the project.

Volunteers with prior experience in related field are most welcome to apply and bring in new ideas.

Accommodation: Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath.

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.

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.

  1. Visa:

    All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations anemployment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer towww.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.
    (Though volunteers are welcome to join us any time of the year in the ongoing projects of RUCHI, a few period specific projects for MLTVs are described below to choose from)