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Science is fascinating but it is engineering that will change our planet for good! We welcome all your engineers, students, and professionals, to showcase your innovation and bring the benefit of technology to Hampi and its people and empower them. From rural electrification to developing public sanitation and waste disposal systems, analysing and implementing renewable energy sources to building environment-friendly electric tuk-tuks. Apply your passion, knowledge, experience, or just a zeal to learn, and help our vision for a sustainable future become a reality.
This will be topped off with authentic cultural immersion with your host family. You can also unearth Hampi’s endless hidden gems on a daily basis. If it’s the weekend then head off for an adventure.
For this role, we invite individuals with either academic or professional experiences in STEM. School leavers who want to pursue STEM for higher education are also welcome, as you would find plenty of support to aid your learning.
In this initiative, you have a major role to play. You will be in charge of creating technologies that generate electricity, using alternative sources of energy such as renewable motor grids, solar lighting microenterprises, biogas plants, hydropower, and any other ideas which you can bring to the table.
You will build and introduce innovative agro-tech such as grassed waterways, grade stabilization structures, flood prevention dams, terraces, animal waste, and housing facilities to support the local farmers and improve their agricultural output.
Improve Hampi’s sanitation mechanisms by implementing new ideas to improve on conventional methods. Think waste composting, biogas power generation, and reducing vehicle emissions. Help draw up new sanitation and drainage maps and design various other facilities.
Build your portfolios by using appropriate engineering techniques to design, assemble, and build electric autos and their charging units.
The involvement in the project would not be just limited to engineering. This sets us apart from the rest. Besides doing good, we need to make sure that the community is able to stand up on their feet- prior to the completion of the programme.
This project is not a case of charity. It is a means to ease the communities’ efforts to become self-reliant. This would be possible, as your team will be volunteering to equip the locals with the skills in which you excel at.
We do not believe that start-up ventures can only be for urban life. You will provide the tools to the people, in order to create newer business. Be it a grocery shop, or a service facility centre for farmers; we cover it all.
No set of communities or people will achieve their true potential, unless equal opportunites are provided to all genders. We’re here to make a change, let’s not leave any stone unturned in doing so.
The world we live in is dynamic, constantly changing and adhering to those changes. with our initiatives, we cannot afford to stay behind, right? Whether it’s modifying a traditional vehicle into a cleaner travelling option, or investing in agro-based technologies; let us ensure that we do our part.
Clean Hampi, and Power Hampi. These are our two major initiatives focused on improving residents’ overall quality of life by focusing on health and hygiene. Utilize your resources, and engineer a way out to accessing alternate sources of energy.
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.
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.
Create successful strides in- establishing an alternate energy source, creating an environment-loving traditional vehicle, and introducing agro-based technologies.
At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After lunch, we continue with project-specific work. 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.
International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any inquiries, you can contact us.
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.
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.
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 not provided by your host family and weekend getaways.
For the volunteering project of two weeks, you would be better off by a light packing. Carry comfortable footwears 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.
Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.
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.