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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 45
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 16605
Country: India

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Last Updated: March 8, 2020

My name is Yogi. I offer a short- or long-term volunteers at my place in beautiful Non touristic city Bikaner Rajasthan in India, namely shri ram Guest house, Rao Bika ji camel safari near Bikaner in desert. Both places are fully run by locals. We have started our own travel we make tailor made packages all India specially Rajasthan as per clients budgets soo might need help in this also as guide/personal tour companion but it all depends on booking.
Our place in Bikaner is situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood and is only a short walk from all interesting places worth to visit, and more!
We are building camp in desert and need help in cunstruction of mud huts in our camp in desert near Bikaner & we need help with S E O ,online marketing / Google analytics , social media etc
Beside these places, we also manage a grass root organization that is working in local villages, where we contribute to youth education and basic health and hygiene. We are also supporting other causes, helping with the training of various skills needed to earn a living and also with teaching English to poor students. Our guesthouse/ and rao bikaji camel safari are important funding resources for few of these projects.
I invite you to our desert camp in Bikaner. and love your idea of traveling ,would love to join in your tour in india. It will be great adventure and even if we had to stay in some hotels or home stays or volunteer i can use my contacts to get special price or work for food and accomodation, look forward to meet you and travel.
For many years, we have been connected with tourism and social work and are now trying to merge them both. As we love sharing our culture and traditions with our guests and volunteers, we make an effort to make sure that the people coming to work or travel here in India get a special and peaceful environment. In doing so, we want to create a place where people can learn and exchange cultural and work experiences and help each other, a place where new ideas can grow into activities and self-sustained business. We want this place to grow space-wise and people-wise, like a network.

In the last few months, we have hosted many volunteers from all over the world. Many travelers, young artists and other people who wanted to evolve have stayed at our place and have made many useful contributions, each in their own way, for the growth of our home stay .

What can YOU do to contribute to our home stay/ rao bikaji camel safari in Bikaner? An extra pair of hands is always needed for general maintenance (cleaning rooms, mopping floors) and help in the kitchen and the garden. While working in the kitchen, volunteers who love to cook can also learn to prepare typical Rajasthani food. During breaks, you can have a friendly chat with my father, who is a retired, highly decorated Indian Army Brigadier, who loves to talk about the rich history of India and Rajasthan. He is a descendant of the Rao Bikaji family, the founders of Bikaner. He also loves to teach about yoga, meditation and homeopathy.

While most of us can speak English fairly well, we need help with written English. Our volunteers can help with answering our emails and dealing with calls from potential guests if they know hindi it will be great. Further assistance is needed with the books written by my father is currently writing / translating

We are also searching for people who are experienced in web design, search engine optimization and social networking. Our websites
need further optimization. We need help with online marketing of our shri ram guest house and desert resort and their promotion on social networks so we can find new customers. your work would consist of developing new content (writing and updating texts, taking photos and making videos (with your own equipment), creating animations, updating graphics, programming Our current aim is to increase the amount of Indian customers as well as number of foreigners traveling to India is soaring due to the financial crisis.
In Bikaner we have started our own camel safari & camp in desert soo need help to step up. Therefore, we need volunteers to promote equitable camel safari tourism through the internet n mouth publicity.

At the moment, we are having an art project at the shri ram guest house,at Bikaner which includes decorating the interior and exterior walls with Indian and Rajasthani images. If you want to give it a try, you are most welcome, because there are still many walls to cover! Already you can find many beautiful paintings, signed by helpful volunteers from all over the world.

We are currently also renovating some rooms so if you are an interior designer, you are most welcome as well!

We would also like to try having a helper to work at the reception desk for several hours each day, so if you have any experience with that sort of work, it could be useful. Even if you don't have experience, you can quickly learn how to do the few tasks required.

We also need volunteers to give primary education to children in schools in Bikaner nearby villages, who otherwise would never go to school. The Indian government has opened many schools in the villages and cities free of cost and even giving a free mid day meal to them.

For a few hours (5-6 hrs)of work a day, we can provide accommodation in our guest house or desert camp , as well as 3 meals & tea a day, which typically consists of local dishes. At our guesthouse, you can stay in a large room with an attached bath rooms,terrace that is only meant for foreigners, or in a separate room if you want, depending on the availability. During busy times, you will share the room with other volunteers. There is free WiFi available in the room please do not download movies/songs please only to check mails, Skype, facebook etc.
I'm planning to explore India & Thailand if any one like to join me it will be great pleasure to have a great companion like you.
It will be great adventure i like your way of traveling and would love to travel and even if we had to stay in some hotels or home stays i can use my contacts to get special price or work for food and accommodation, look forward to meet you and travel.if i couldn't reply in time please call me or whatsapp via my mobile number above.

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