Thank you for your willingness to help! Volunteers are really the backbone of our organization, so we are always thrilled to hear from people who want to join the team. There are two ways to volunteer: online and offline (in Spiti Valley). For both, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.
However, before you apply, we suggest that you take a minute to reflect on a few things:
How much time can you dedicate and for how long?
It is important that you have a good understanding of how much time you can make and over what period of time. Having this clarity will help us in exploring suitable tasks and projects for you.
Can you stick to your commitment?
Volunteers are really an integral part of our team and we spent considerable time in familiarizing them with various aspects of our work. Tasks and projects are allocated such that it is a win-win for us as well as the volunteer. If a volunteer steps back once the onboarding process is complete, all the effort goes to waste. If you feel you might have prior commitments that might come in the way, you might want to reconsider volunteering.
For those applying for in-person volunteering (now accepting applications for June – September 2023)
Most of us have heard about the beautiful landscape of Spiti. However, it is very a difficult terrain in terms of climate and accessibility. The roads leading to Spiti are not for the faint-hearted. Once you reach there, you will need a couple of days just to acclimatize to the local weather. There is extreme dryness, the sun is very harsh and winter-time temperatures can dip down to as low as -30 degrees. In addition to this, Spiti faces frequent power and water shortages. Phone networks are also often down.
Life in Spiti is extremely slow and there are no recreational activities that are common to cities (malls, pubs, gaming zone, theatre etc.) Unless you are used to spending a lot of time in your own company, we strongly discourage you from applying.
However, if you think you can thrive in a challenging environment like this, we’d love to hear from you! Volunteers are expected to volunteer for a minimum of a month, for 36 hours per week (6 days a week, 6 hours per day). Here’s a short video from our volunteer Neha Bhatt, who volunteered with us for a month in Spiti, in September 2022.
Fill this application form and our team will get in touch with you.