About the local hosting organizationRural Centre for Human Interests (RUCHI) is a community development organization with ever increasing focus on youth development and intercultural learning through voluntary service. RUCHI got registered in 1983, under Indian Societies Registration Act as a non-political, non-profit making voluntary organization.
About the volunteer workThis camp will provide an exposure to Rajasthan culture. The volunteers will have a chance to learn about Jodhpur history which revolves around Rathore clan. Inter-cultural learning will broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood. Volunteers will also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.
Local accommodationVolunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required. Sleeping bag is required for volunteers looking or interested in camel safari.
About the project locationJodhpur. This bustling desert city is the second largest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Also known as “sun city” It was founded by Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan, in 1459 AD. The mammoth, imposing fortress (Meherangarh) has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of fortress. The volunteers on weekend will have opportunity to visit other historical town like Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ajmer to name a few; desert safari on camel can also be facilitated. Jodhpur is well connected by rail, road and air to other regions around India giving countless options to volunteer after workcamp.
RequirementsNo special skills required