Short-term volunteering in Rajasthan (or Rishikesh)

#1 Nov 30th, 2013, 17:55
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Hi all. We're a couple currently travelling round Rajasthan. We only have until December 23 in India, but we would like to be able to volunteer somewhere for 2-3 weeks in Rajasthan or perhaps in Rishikesh, where one of us is hoping to enter an ashram for a few days. We know this isn't much time, and we've had problems looking online - many places will not accept short-term volunteers or charge vast amounts. Does anyone know any good local organisations suitable? We're currently in Udaipur, and would prefer not to return to Jaipur (not big fans of that city, though obviously if that's the only possible place, we'll do it). Does anyone have any good experiences to share of volunteering in Rajasthan or Rishikesh?
#2 Nov 30th, 2013, 18:13
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If you prefer Ashrams , Rishikesh is the better place . Paramarth is one such Ashram . You can get to do more things around Rishikesh . I'm not sure of Volunteering though
#3 Nov 30th, 2013, 18:36
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Originally Posted by Wandering_Wolf View Post Hi all. We're a couple currently travelling round Rajasthan. We only have until December 23 in India, but we would like to be able to volunteer somewhere for 2-3 weeks in Rajasthan or perhaps in Rishikesh, where one of us is hoping to enter an ashram for a few days. We know this isn't much time, and we've had problems looking online - many places will not accept short-term volunteers or charge vast amounts. Does anyone know any good local organisations suitable? We're currently in Udaipur, and would prefer not to return to Jaipur (not big fans of that city, though obviously if that's the only possible place, we'll do it). Does anyone have any good experiences to share of volunteering in Rajasthan or Rishikesh?
FWIW, you cannot legally volunteer on a tourist visa (and I presume you are on a tourist visa).

And I hope you can figure out why many organisations are not interested in short-term volunteers.


That said,

http://www.workaway.info/hostlist-IN.html

http://www.charity-charities.org/Ind...s/Udaipur.html

http://www.charity-charities.org/vol...s/Udaipur.html

http://ngovolunteers.com/

http://www.helpx.net/hostlist.asp?ho...=981&network=9

http://ladli.org/HELP%20VOLUNTEER.htm

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.wiser.org/


If I can give you some advice you didn't ask for - pick your organisation, and then go and give them as much cash as you have. Or check a website for their needs list, and go and buy it for them (made in India, preferably).

http://www.harmonyhouseindia.org/needs-list.html You could do this before you fly out of Delhi.


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where one of us is hoping to enter an ashram for a few days
I'm not sure that one of you can realistically "enter an ashram for a few days" unless your idea of a few days is 7-10.
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Last edited by DrRudi; Dec 1st, 2013 at 08:05..

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