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Saturday
Apr082017

Volunteer Work Period (3-29 Jul 2017)

[NOTE: FULLY BOOKED FOR MOST DATES; ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS.]

What: Volunteer work opportunities in the arts of sustainable living

Activities: Earthen building (primarily interior work), organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 3rd-29th July 2017 — You may apply to volunteer arriving on a Monday (3, 10, or 17 July), with a minimum commitment of two weeks. See below for details.

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya Institute staff, artisans, and interns.

Description: Volunteer service-learning opportunity at the Dharmalaya Institute, open to both residential and non-residential participants (though, during the rainy season, we strongly recommend staying on the Dharmalaya campus). During this period, volunteers have the opportunity to offer service for a great cause while learning the arts and methods of sustainable living in the Himalayas by doing physical work related to earthen building, organic gardening, and more.

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Sunday
Mar132016

Monsoon Volunteer Work Period (1 Jul - 30 Sep 2016)

What: Volunteer work opportunities in the arts of sustainable living

Activities: Earthen building (primarily interior work), organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 1 July - 30 September 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: No formal facilitation, but as-needed guidance from Dharmalaya staff, artisans, and interns.

Description: Volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute, open to both residential and non-residential participants (though, during the monsoon, we highly recommend staying on the Dharmalaya campus). During this period, volunteers have the opportunity to learn the arts and methods of sustainable living in the Himalayas by doing physical work related to earthen building and organic gardening.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Monsoon Volunteer Period (1 Jul - 14 Oct, 2014)

What: Informal, unstructured volunteer opportunities

Activities: Tree planting and orchard maintenance, organic gardening, and earthen building (interior finishing work only)

When: 1 July - 14 October 2014 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: Raj Kumar (‘Raju’) et al.

Description: Informal volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute. During this period, there is no educational or training programme at all, but there is plenty of physical work to do — including planting trees and helping to maintain our young orchards, organic gardening, and earthen building (interior finishing work only) — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn a bit about sustainable living and Himalayan culture in the process.

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Monday
Oct142013

Open Volunteer Period (1 Dec 2013 - 15 Mar 2014)

What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

Activities: Green building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 1 December 2013 to 15 March 2014 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period)

Languages: Hindi & English

Facilitators: Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Naresh Sharma, et al. (plus Mark Moore from 1-15 March)

Description: Informal volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, there is no educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of physical work to do — including green building, organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn a bit about green living and Himalayan culture in the process.

Since there is no formal instruction during this period and there is no organised programme, one simply jumps in and does whatever needs doing on a given day, learning by watching others and then doing it yourself. In such an unstructured or loosely guided situation, sometimes one needs to ask for help if one needs it, so a certain degree of self-motivation and initiative makes for the best experience. It also helps to bring a healthy sense of flexibility, since the work to be done might vary from one day to the next, depending on circumstances. If that appeals to you, you’re welcome to come and go anytime between 1 December 2013 and 15 March 2014. Please note that this is the winter season, so bring warm clothes.

For more information see our volunteer page, read the FAQ, and complete the volunteer application if you’re interesting in joining us.

Friday
Apr122013

Open Volunteer Period (8 May - 31 Oct)

What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

Topic: Green building, organic gardening, and tree planting

When: 8 May to 31 October, 2013 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime in this period)
Note: End date is subject to change depending on other future programmes that might be scheduled.

Languages: Hindi (fluent) & English (basic)

Facilitators: Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Naresh Sharma, et al

Description: Informal volunteer opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute open to both residential and non-residential participants. During this period, there is no educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of physical work to do — including green building, organic gardening, and tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn a bit about green living and Himalayan culture in the process.

Since there is no formal instruction during this period and there is no organised programme, one simply jumps in and does whatever needs doing on a given day, learning by watching others and then doing it yourself. In such an unstructured or loosely guided situation, sometimes one needs to ask for help if one needs it, so a certain degree of self-motivation and initiative makes for the best experience. It also helps to bring a healthy sense of flexibility, since the work to be done might vary from one day to the next, depending on circumstances. If that appeals to you, you’re welcome to come and go anytime between 8 May and 31 October. Please note that approximately 15 June to 15 September is the monsoon season, so you’re advised to come during that time only if you don’t mind having a lot of cloudy, rainy days and sometimes getting wet and muddy.

For more information see our volunteer page, read the FAQ, and complete the volunteer application if you’re interesting in joining us.