Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India
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The project aims at helping farmers to mitigate and adapt to climate change using sustainable agroforestry and alternative marketing strategies, while raising environmental awareness and promoting green energy.
Our project is based in Madanapalle, South India. As agriculture is the main economic activity in this semi-arid region which is strongly impacted by global climate change, we focus on promoting alternative agricultural and sustainability practices. However sustainable development cannot be guaranteed by compiling the best solutions and practices alone. It must be accepted and held up by the locals who are the ones to implement the changes in the region through long-term management. Therefore, close engagement with local small-scale farmers and building the community’s knowledge by environmental education are vital. Lastly, to add more values to the primary agriculture commodities, empower farmers with fair trade benefits and self-sustain the project, we also work on green business entrepreneurship.
The role/expectations What does the work schedule look like? Please give as much detail as possibleVolunteers should be/have: • energetic, responsible, have a passion for environmental protection and be very proactive • able to adapt to a very rural area in India, also in terms of clothing • good knowledge of English (local language is Telugu) • willingness to help with fundraising Areas of work include: -manual farmwork -video/photography -preparation of powerpoints/workshops -content writing for social media/blog -upcycling -food preservation Volunteers usually either choose their own project to work on or just help with whatever work needs to be done. We work around 5 hrs a day, the schedule depends on the weather and season. Sundays are usually off.We have a short daily meeting before dinner and a weekly meeting to discuss progress and challenges.
What are the Benefits of Volunteering with you? What will you learn?
- free food and accommodation
- working in an international team working with the local community
- lots of fun
- learn about sustainable development, organic agriculture and other environmental topics
- learn about the local culture, visit temples and attend festivals
If you Charge Volunteers, please give us the complete break down of any cost involvedWe do not charge our volunteers, however, we expect them to help with one fundraising project while they are here. The project is up to the volunteer, and can be for example organising an event, posting on social media or simply writing a grant proposal.
- ID : 3776
- Type: Volunteer House Shared Room / Environment and Conservation
- How many hours of work per day/week: 5 days/5hrs per day
- Type of weather : Hot
- Languages spoken: English, Telugu, Hindi, German
- Do You Charge Volunteers? : No
What does the organization offer?
- All Meals Provided
- Compost toilet
- Limited internet access
- Vegetarian Meals Provided
What Should Volunteer bring and what are they responsible for ?
- Airline tickets
- Bug spray
- Mosquito net
- Rain Coat
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Children allowed: Yes
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