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RC-MTV-ENV-3/22 INDIA Kasauli area ENV 01/03/2022 31/12/2022

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-3/22: Eco Tour (Change Making Tourism)
Period: Open round the year

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

Background: Rural tourism has been on
rise in north India. This project is our
initiative to develop and provide a new form
of mobility for people interested in
responsible tourism. Being a pilot project
we would like to explore opportunities of
promoting local cultural tourism and
combining it with change making local
action targeting particular need of
community. In process we would like to
leave minimum carbon foot print on
Volunteers will be based in rural setting and
have access to cultural and touristic
locations frequently visited by tourists.
After familiarizing with local community and
neighbourhood, volunteer are expected to
design and promote 10-14 days tours for
people to participate in. All proceeds from
tours will be invested on micro community
development project as per need.
Work: Working closely with our team we
expect volunteers to:
 Explore and identify local sites to
further develop them as rural tourist
 Map available or potential
homestays near touristic and cultural
 Create and implementing
environmental guidelines for hosts
to have minimum carbon footprint.

 Create short term tours in line with
organisations area of work and
community interventions.
 Promote created tours on digital
platforms to recruit potential
 Assist in finalising guidelines for this
new mobility.
Volunteers with prior experience in related
field are most welcome to apply and bring
in new ideas.
Accommodation: Basic, simple, safe &
clean accommodation will be provided
either at host family or RUCHI campus on
sharing basis (Twin or triple) 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 and self
cooking can be organized by volunteers.

PARTICIPATION FEE: The participation fees are as follows:
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 earlier)
The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer
service & transferwise details 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.
Why the extra fee?
RUCHI, like other NGO’s in India, is not financially supported by government to host projects related to
IVS. Hence all projects are self funded with a participation fee. Given the remote location and various
complexities we have tried our best to make it as affordable as possible for volunteers. Being a non-profit
organization we emphasize on transparency, below is how we spend collected participation fee.
 Food, accommodation and logistics of volunteer during workcamp.
 Project setup costs. (material and logistics cost)
 Running the camp. (wages of professional like mason, carpenter, plumber etc and training local
youth supported by us.)
 Office running/admin expenses. (Internet, photocopy, stationary, electricity, phone, salaries,
office equipments, tools and rent etc.)
 Supporting small community project.
 International travel costs to annual global conferences and membership fee for networking.
All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations an
employment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer to
www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.