India volunteer exchange. – I am Yogi from Bikaner Rajasthan and I offer a short- or long-term volunteer opportunity at my place in a beautiful non-touristic city Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, namely Shri-Ram, Guest-house, Rao Bika ji camel safari near Bikaner in desert. Both places are fully run by locals. We make tailor made packages all India specially Rajasthan as per clients budgets soo might need help in this also as guide/personal tour companion but it all depends on booking.
We are building a camp in the desert and need help in construction of mud huts in our camp in desert near Bikaner & we need help with SEO, online marketing/Google analytics, social media etc.
Beside, we also manage a grass root organization that is working in local villages, where we contribute to youth education and basic health and hygiene. We are also supporting other causes, helping with the training of various skills needed to earn a living and also with teaching English to poor students. Our guesthouse/ and rao bikaji camel safari are important funding resources for these projects.
What can YOU do to contribute to our home stay/ rao bikaji camel safari in Bikaner?
An extra pair of hands is always needed for general maintenance (cleaning rooms, mopping floors) and help in the kitchen and the garden. While working in the kitchen, volunteers who love to cook can also learn to prepare typical Rajasthani food. During breaks, you can have a friendly chat with my father, who is a retired, highly decorated Indian Army Brigadier, who loves to talk about the rich history of India and Rajasthan. He is a descendant of the Rao Bikaji family, the founders of Bikaner.
For many years, we have been connected with tourism and social work and are now trying to merge them both. As we love sharing our culture and traditions with our guests and volunteers, we make an effort to make sure that the people coming to work or travel here in India get a special and peaceful environment. In doing so, we want to create a place where people can learn and exchange cultural and work experiences and help each other, a place where new ideas can grow into activities and self-sustained business. We want this place to grow space-wise and people-wise, like a network.
In the last few months, we have hosted many volunteers from all over the world. Many travelers, young artists and other people who wanted to evolve have stayed at our place and have made many useful contributions, each in their own way, for the growth of our home stay .
While most of us can speak English fairly well, we need help with written English. Our volunteers can help with answering our emails and dealing with calls from potential guests if they know hindi it will be great. Further assistance is needed with the books written by my father is currently writing / translating
Web design help – volunteering
We are also searching for people who are experienced in web design, search engine optimization and social networking. Our websites need further optimization. We need help with online marketing of our shri ram guest house and desert resort and their promotion on social networks so we can find new customers.
Your work would consist of developing new content (writing and updating texts, taking photos and making videos (with your own equipment), creating animations, updating graphics, programming.
Our current aim is to increase the amount of Indian customers as well as number of foreigners traveling to India is soaring due to the financial crisis.
Camel Safari & camp in the desert
In Bikaner we have started our own camel safari & camp in desert, so we need help to step up. Therefore, we need volunteers to promote equitable camel safari tourism through the internet and mouth to mouth publicity.
At the moment, we are having an art project at the shri ram guest house, at Bikaner which includes decorating the interior and exterior walls with Indian and Rajasthani images. If you want to give it a try, you are most welcome, because there are still many walls to cover! Already you can find many beautiful paintings, signed by helpful volunteers from all over the world.
We are currently also renovating some rooms so if you are an interior designer, you are most welcome as well!
We would also like to try having a helper to work at the reception desk for several hours each day, so if you have any experience with that sort of work, it could be useful. Even if you don’t have experience, you can quickly learn how to do the few tasks required.
Education: volunteer teachers needed
We also need volunteers to give primary education to children in schools in Bikaner nearby villages, who otherwise would never go to school. The Indian government has opened many schools in the villages and cities free of cost and even giving a free mid day meal to them.
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For a few hours (5-6 hrs) of work a day, we can provide accommodation in our guest house or desert camp, as well as 3 meals & tea a day, which typically consists of local dishes.
I’m planning to explore India & Thailand if any one like to join me it will be great pleasure to have a great companion like you. It will be great adventure! I like the voluntourist way of traveling and would love to travel and even if we had to stay in some hotels or home stays I can use my contacts to get special price or work for food and accommodation, look forward to meet you and travel. I
If I can’t reply in time please call me or whatsapp via my mobile number above. See contact details at the end of this announcement.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping
- Charity Work/Fundraising
- Teaching/Language Exchange
- General Help
How many volunteers could you host?
More than two
When would you need volunteers?
Between September to April
How many hours of help per day?
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
Diet – nutrition information
Normal, Veg food
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter, if the candidate has good qualifications.
- cultural exchange, free tours.
What to do in the free time
Explore city as well as desert. Our place in Bikaner is situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood and is only a short walk from all interesting places worth to visit, and more!
- hindi, english
Bikaner Rajasthan india has good weather in winters.
How to get to your site
Bikaner is connected with trains, buses, flights with major cities of india
Is there internet access?
Yes, but not very strong. There is free WiFi available in the room please do not download movies/songs please only to check mails, Skype, facebook etc.
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests
shri ram heritage A 228 sardul ganj Bikaner 334003 rajasthan india
Hostname: Yogendra (yogi)
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