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 Guest House or Host Family. Simple basic amenities will be available. Asian squat type toilet or English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and maintain cleanliness. Sleeping bag is desirable.
Shili stream near Bandh village. Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small and hilly located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have an 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 Chandigarh city with internationally known Rock Garden is a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Interest in environment and climate change and learning ability, High motivation.