Mediano/largo plazo
RC-MTV-Health-5/19 INDIA Placement: Joining dates: Open 10 villages ENVI/EDU 01/06/2019 31/12/2019

RC-MTV-Health-5/19: Health and Sanitation


Open through out the year

Location:10 villages in Dharampur Development Block Placement is offered for 3 to 6 months

Placement is offered for: 3 to 6 months

Joining dates: Open

Background: In rural India open defecation is still prevalent. Even though the State Government has made it mandatory to build private toilets, the people are indifferent and unaware of the demerits and adverse impact on their health. Garbage disposal is another serious problem and adversely impacts environment and their health. A movement through education and campaigning on WASH needs to be built up.

Work: Sanitation is a big problem in rural as well as urban slums in this mountainous area where there is no effective disposal system in practice. This affects their health and production capacity. The volunteers will help to educate and create awareness involving youth and rural people on water, sanitation, hygiene

and health standards(WASH). The volunteers will have to be innovative so that they can design and use their own tools in consultation with RUCHI team with regard to their appropriateness and local needs.

This project will help Volunteers to
work with villagers to initiate waste
management through our ‘Waste Force’
Campaign. Volunteers will be part of a
cleanliness drive where they will visit
schools and villages to conduct a cleanliness campaign. During this drive, volunteers can inform students, youth, women and villagers about the importance of segregation of waste, reducing use of plastic and proper disposal of waste. Volunteers can use creative mediums like charts, slogans, posters, banners, t-shirts, quotes, videos, films, photographs and discussions to educate villagers about different methods of waste management.

Accommodation: This will be simple and shared accommodation. All volunteers will be staying in RUCHI complex accommodation with basic amenities. We shall provide mattresses but the volunteers are required to bring their own bed sheets, sleeping bags and personal toiletries.

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)