Volunteering in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Not really a question so sorry if this post ends up in the wrong place.
For whoever wants to be involved with the local communities and experience a different stay than just boating lake Pichola, I recommend to be in touch with the people at home stay called Chandra Niwas. They run a grass root charitable organization. They host volunteers the year round and offer different type of activities. They fund their own non-profit organization (DAAN foundation) with the money they make with the home stay. It is remarkable they put social responsibility at the core of their business and this needs to be supported. I really enjoyed visiting the local villages in their company and interact with the kids. I will definitely go back to Udaipur and volunteer at the DAAN foundation when I come back to India.
There is a lot of interesting information on their websites.
Yep, this is one of the ones that Michael and I discussed on his Bali thread. 500USD/month is an outrageous amount to pay for the privilege of volunteering. Any organization that expects to fund it`s work with volunteer`s money is completely backwards.
So as not to be critical without a solution, here are 2 excellent organizations in Udaipur –
Animal Aid Unlimited .- www.animalaidunlimited.com/
Seva Mandir – www.sevamandir.org/