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RC-MTV-ENV-9/22 INDIA Solan- Rural and Slum Communities around Baddi township - 01/07/2022 31/10/2022

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-9/22: Waste Force – stop burning plastic
Period: Open July 2022 onward
Age: 18+
Location: Solan- Rural and Slum Communities around Baddi township
Placement: Placement is offered for 3 months to up to 6 months.
Joining dates: Any Monday (preferable) during the project cycle.
India, being one of the fastest emerging
economy in the world is facing multitude
problems due to rapid urbanization. Lack of
waste management is one of them. It is sad
to say that there is no solution in near sight
as majority of our collected waste from
cities is used for landfill. Things become
worst in rural area where there is no waste
system offered by government and
therefore people are left to deal with it at
their own. As a result people do what is
most convenient to them: throwing it on
road, streams, forest or even worst burn it.
Thanks to this ignorant behaviour of people
our streams and fresh water sources are
getting contaminated and choked, our
landscape is being filled with plastics and
people are slowly developing respiratory
During October 2017, RUCHI embarked
on an innovative project called Waste
Force with the help of 2 Italian interns
without funds from any source. The
project focuses on 3 dimensions: 1)
Education, 2) Action and 3) Recycling
With Waste Force we aim to create
awareness among local community and
change their behavior where individuals
start to think and deal with their waste in a
more responsible way.
Under this campaign at present our focus is
to discourage people from burning waste
specially “plastic waste”. Working closely
with schools, communities and slum

dwellers volunteers are expected to take
following tasks:
 Create awareness on importance of
waste segregation and disposal at
individual and community level.
 Organising community cleanup
 Exploring ideas to reuse non
biodegradable waste and stop
burning plastics.
 Connecting communities and nearby
recycling businesses.
 Organising workshop on recycling
aiming to generate entrepreneurship
for youth.
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.