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Saturday
Apr082017

Volunteer Work Period (3-29 Jul 2017)

What: Volunteer work opportunities in the arts of sustainable living

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

When: 3-29 July 2017 (You may apply to volunteer arriving on any Monday, 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 opportunities at the Dharmalaya Institute, open to both residential and non-residential participants (though, during the monsoon, 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.

Dharmalaya Institute is a place to practice simple, clean, compassionate living while doing service work as karma yoga in service toward a long-term vision for rural sustainability and holistic education.

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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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Sunday
Mar132016

Volunteer Work Period (20-30 June 2016)

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What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 20-30 June 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

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

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

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Sunday
Mar132016

Volunteer Work Period (26 Apr - 4 Jun 2016)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 26 April through 4 June 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

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

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

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Friday
Oct302015

Volunteer Work Period (7 Dec 2015 - 5 Mar 2016)

 What: Volunteer & service-learning opportunity

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 7 December 2015 through 5 March 2016 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period, with a one-week minimum stay)

Languages: English & Hindi

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

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

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Saturday
Mar282015

Monsoon Volunteer Work Period (16 Jul - 13 Oct)

What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

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

When: 1 July - 13 October 2015 (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 and artisans, e.g. Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Sidney Rosario, Naresh Kumar Sharma, et al.

Description: Informal 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, there is no structured educational or training programme as such, but there are plenty of opportunities to learn by doing physical work.

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Friday
Nov142014

Open Volunteer Period (8 Dec 2014 - 5 Mar 2015)

What: Informal, minimally-structured volunteer opportunities

Activities: Earthen building, organic gardening, and natural landscaping

When: 8 December 2014 through 5 March 2015 (Volunteers may arrive and depart anytime during this period)

Languages: English & Hindi

Facilitators: Various, including Raj Kumar (‘Raju’), Naresh Kumar 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 structured educational or training programme as such, but there is plenty of physical work to do — including earthen building (adobe, bamboo, etc.), organic gardening, natural landscaping and possibly some tree planting — and Dharmalaya is a beautiful place to get your hands dirty and learn 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 during this period. 

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