Volunteers will better understand flora and fauna in this forest area and how the nature plays an important role in influencing the lives of local people. The volunteers may be involved in actual plantation of trees on waste land near Ruchi campus or tend to the already planted trees. Work would be preparing holes, clear weeds and plant trees to rejuvenate forests. Besides tree plantation, volunteers will educate people how the trees are linked to life and survival of human beings. Tree nursery may also be developed for future plantation. Volunteer will get orientation before starting project. Additional activities will include learning of various developmental issues and solutions. They will visit various humanitarian projects and interact with the villagers.
Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus. All basic amenities will be available with library facilities. English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him in kitchen and cleaning. Volunteer can learn Indian cuisine (cooking). Sleeping bag is required.
Ruchi campus which is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains. campus is one km. from the village.
RUCHI with local community
Interest in environmental management and climate change and willingness to do a little hard physical work.