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Founded by members of the Kanda community in 1981, ROSE (also known as Koormanchal Seva Samsthan) is a community-based NGO working with locals and volunteers to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.

The rural community is located high in the mountains of Northern India, a truly gorgeous setting.

Volunteers are able to live in the rural community and work on any of the current projects that involve a wide range of areas: teaching English at the schools, construction of earthquake-proof homes, latrines, and educational community programs.

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Volunteers and tourists alike are welcome to visit the village and either enjoy the local setting or spend their time assisting with community projects. Contact in advance to specify volunteer interests and project length requirements.


Pricey considering the rural nature of the town, but all inclusive of food and board. A one-time registration fee of Rs 6000 and then Rs 600 per day for lodging and board.


For more information about volunteering with Rural Organisation for Social Elevation (ROSE), visit them online:

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