Reforestation project in India aimed to save the rare type of forest is looking for volunteers. The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction, as its current survival rate is only 0.01%. This is the last effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth.
This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management. We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets. Volunteers mainly plant, mulch, and water trees during the season, work on water conservation in the forest and around the community, cook, clean, maintain the community area, and spend time with local and community kids.
It is an Auroville community and is under the Auroville Foundation. They insist on accepting only that volunteers who respect their rules and won’t smoke cigarettes, use drugs, or drink alcohol during their entire stay. They offer an accommodation in exchange for a 25 hour work week. They have dormitories, mid-term huts (for volunteers staying 3 months to one year), or long term huts (for volunteers staying more than a year). Free facilities for the volunteers include a small swimming pool, free 24/7 unlimited access to Internet with your own device, four hours each day (excluding Fridays) of AC power to charge electrical items (sun permitting), a small collection of books, the use of several bicycles, and a playground for children. There are also daily workshops offered that are run by our volunteers and vary each week and can be anything from yoga, to Capoeira, to non-violent communication, to arts and crafts.