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Overview

Do you have a liking for marketing or want to build a career around it? Do you possess that creative spark to create invaluable content? A knack for blogging, photography or videography? Maybe you have already worked in the industry. Bring your passion,  experience or just your pure intention to learn and help, to market Hampi to the rest of the world, along with relevant project initiatives. Facilitate building a sustainable future for Hampi and its residents. It is not possible to bring change overnight. But you can be that important step to bring about that change. 

All of this, while you immerse in a new culture living with your host family, discover Hampi’s numerous secrets everyday and go on short adventures over the weekends with your crew. 

Although we invite individuals from any academic or professional background to join this role, we appreciate contributors with knowledge and experience, as it provides a learning curve for both amateurs and the community!

Fast Facts

Language – Kannada, Telugu, Hindi & English
Currency-Indian Rupee
(1 USD= 75 Indian Rupees)
Famous For -historical ruins, temples, tourism
Delicacies -Ragi Mudde, idli & dosa

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A real-life opportunity to apply alternative sources of energy for rural electrification and agro-tech 
  • Integrate your education and professional experience to tackle environmental and health challenges 
  • Experience the authentic lifestyle with your host family while immersing in cultural exchange 
  • Catch a break while exploring Goa, Bangalore, Gokarna, and other weekend getaways with fellow volunteers
  • Be part of a long term project centered around rural development based on sustainable tourism while developing professionals skills 

Opportunities Available

Marketing

Interested individuals can sign up for a marketing role in this project!

You will be primarily marketing Hampi as a tourist destination. Along the same lines, you will be receiving the opportunity to market all the initiatives that come under Rebuild Hampi. Use the traditional forms of media to fulfill your objective like by collaborating with the local print media, and running a campaign. However, more innovative methods are always welcome!
Get a real experience of using new-age marketing to serve your bidding. Content writing, Digital media management, Vlogging, Graphic Designing, all are examples of the same! But it does not end there. Become a Digital Guru, as you provide the Hampi-ites with the same skills required to make their home visible to the rest of the world!

Sustainable Development- The Continuity

We envision to convert Hampi into a tourist-centric destination. Sustainable in nature, instead of being overly-crowded and having a detrimental impact.

Equip, not cater- Skills that last

By simply marketing the initiatives, we would not be able to achieve our desired aim. The skills required for the same has to be passed down to the original inhabitants. A unique opportunity to teach.

Women’s empowerment- Urgent need

Marketers can help us to support gender equality. Equip stay-at-home women with the skills that deem necessary in the marketing world.

New Business- Innovate

Hampi. An exciting hub, full of innovation and opportunities. Allow the efforts of the businesses to be visible worldwide. Utilize, create and design specific marketing strategies.

At every step, we are there to help. We provide enough support so that you can make an impact in this community.  From the host families to the project leaders, everyone is extremely experienced and would be glad to assist you in any problems you face

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24x7 Emergency Support

For any problems, we are available via our helpline number. Social media and ever-present on the ground team
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Ground team and host family

Our ground team led by a project leader along with your host family will help you in settling in your home
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Efficient Monitoring

Trained Personnel to assist your in your assignments, provide constant feedback and monitor your progress
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Orientation

You will be provided with both pre and on arrival orientation to give you a detailed idea about the project and your individual roles
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Efficient Safety and Health facilities

Fully equipped with emergency kits and access to local hospitals nearby in case of any emergency
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Training

Special training and guidance to be provided so that you are equipped to change Hampi’s society for the better

Look forward to what the day has to offer. Wake up in the ancient habitat of Hampi as you are served breakfast at 8:30.  Freshen up, and get ready. By 9:30, join your fellow voluntourists for an exciting day. Get greeted by Novoto executives, as they take you to the common site for the work.

Get together with the group, discuss and implement innovative ideas for marketing Hampi as a tourist destination.

At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After lunch, we continue with the planning and execution that facilitates our vision. Enjoy your day.

After 5 PM, the evening is kept free for a range of independent activities with fellow voluntourists. Occasionally, there shall be organised social events in the evening.

Finally, dinner is provided by the homestay. Rest and think about the fond memories created. 

At Novoto, we aim to transform the perspective of voluntourism from one of humanitarian relief to one of cultural exchange. We believe that the impact of cultural exchange is more powerful than simple humanitarian relief.

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Enriching homestays

Your accommodation takes the form of verified local homestays.. Explore Hampi, live like the locals.
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Learning local customs

Have lunch with the hardworking farmers, relax with kids at the banks of The Tungabhadra river, and attend the evening Aarti at Virupaksha Temple
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Authentic local food

Whether it is Ragi Mudde, or dosas, make sure that you try the local flavours. You’ve got travel experience, and so does your palate
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Explore Hampi

Tourism is Hampi’s chief value proposition. The city in ruins, Tungabhadra river, Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill; all of these and more await you
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Engage in discussions

Wondering why we believe so much in the power of cultural exchange? Participate in meaningful discussion with both locals and fellow volunteers from around the world to broaden your horizon
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Weekend getaways

There is no dearth of weekend getaway destinations from Hampi. Travel to Gokarna for surfing, Hyderabad for its biryanis, Panaji for its beaches, or Goa to party it up

What’s Included?

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Pickup from Bangalore airport

Airport Pick-up (Up to two days before your trip)
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Qualified project leader and community orientation

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24x7 support and backup

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3 meals a day

On weekends, only breakfast is served
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Accomodation with local host families

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Travel Allowance for Volunteer-related work

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Access to working space and necessary equipments

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Achievement Letter

Exclusions

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Personal expenses

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Weekend getaways

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Meals apart from those provided by your host family

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Discretionary gratuities for local help

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International flights

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Visa

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Travel insurance

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Drop off to Bangalore airport

Can be arranged on request

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any enquiries, you can contact us.

Which flight should I take?

There are multiple international flights landing in Bangalore. We will be picking you up from the Bangalore airport.
During departure, you can catch a train to Bangalore or transportation to the airport can be arranged on request.

What do I do about the visa?

You will be required to obtain either an Indian E-Visa (you can check your eligibility here – httpss://www.visahq.co.uk/) or apply in person at your nearest Indian Embassy prior to your travels.

What are the extra costs that I should keep in mind?

The project has been curated with the most observant prior to due diligence. Any additional expenses individuals incurred during the tour are at their own discretion, such as any shopping and souvenirs they might wish to purchase, additional meals, and activities not provided by your host family and weekend getaways.

What do I carry?

For the volunteering project of two weeks, you would be better off with a light packing. Carry comfortable footwear and light clothes. Make sure you carry the essentials- your passport, VISA, flashlights, and Indian currency.
Oh also, leave some room in your suitcases. You never know what you might like to buy here!

Is tipping included?

No, tipping has not been included in your travel plan. It’s up to you to decide the amount for the same. We totally respect your discretion.

Who are my fellow volunteers?

We very much believe in privacy. Hence, we are sorry that we cannot reveal their names. However, we have a wide range of travellers from all over the world who you will meet on your first day

How do I contact, in case of an emergency?

No need to worry! We have our on-ground team for your assistance. Besides that, you can get in touch with us through our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also call us directly on our helpline.

Can I join a trip late, or extend my stay?

As much as we would LOVE you to join us, it will be difficult for us to accommodate you in an already on-going trip.
Good news? You are more than welcome to extend your stay, but the expenses for the same have to be taken by you.

Does Novoto provide me a travel insurance?

Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.

Will there be any showcase?

Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.

What’s the weather like?

April to September is summer in Hampi where temperatures are generally pleasant, around 40 C. From October onwards the temperatures start going down averaging around 25 C during the day.

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