Not-for-Profit promoting Traditional Medicine through responsible volunteering

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay for volunteering?

Our program includes a lot of theory and practical lessons apart from Volunteering at the medicine clinic. We hire expert teachers for the lessons. Also our program covers everything from arrival till departure and our program fee covers the costs associated with the same.

Our program fee covers :
– Airport Pickup and Drop
– Home stay accommodation with 3 meals per day
– Yoga lessons (4 -5 times per week)
– Local sightseeing
– Daily program location transportation
– All theory lessons
– All practical lessons
– Volunteer placement at the medical clinic
– Program Orientation
– 24×7 support

Where in Kerala is the program?

Our program in Kerala is located in the City of Kannur. Kannur is well connected by train with all major cities in India. The closest airport is in Calicut(Kozhikode)

Do I need to have Prior experience in Medicine?

No. But you need to have an affinity towards eastern culture and traditions and come with an open mind.

What is the accommodation like?

We use Home stay as a accommodation for our volunteers.

Do I need a Visa?

Yes, you would need a Visa. Most volunteers coming on a short term program come on a Tourist Visa.

When is the project available?

The project is available all through out the year with no fixed start dates. Volunteers are free to start on any date of their choice.

Do you provide pre departure information and airport pick up?

Yes, once we have confirmed your placement we shall send you our pre-departure kit and project kit which has more details about what to pack, what to expect and how to better prepare yourself. Yes, we do provide airport pickup and its included in the program fee.

Will I be able to work closely with a local community?

Yes. While volunteering at the Medicinal clinic you would be helping the Medicine man with the treatments and have an opportunity to work closely with the locals.

What should I pack?

Sun screen Lotion minimum SPF 30, Camera, , A Hat or a Baseball Cap, UV protection Sun glasses, Electric Socket Convertor, Dietary supplements, Mosquito repellent, Moisturizers, Comfortable walking shoes, Torch, Medications and Toiletries.

Can I drink alcohol and/or smoke at the accommodation?

No. Alcohol and smoking is prohibited at the home stay.

Is there any specific dress code?

Not really but we expect female volunteers to dress conservatively as that would help them blend in with the local culture. Avoid short skirts, tank tops, spagetti tops etc.

How Can I Prepare Myself Physically and Mentally?

The best way to prepare yourself for this experience would by knowing what to expect. Read as much as you can about India, its culture, way of life etc. Talk to your friends who have have to India before and get to know what’s it like.

Reduce protein content in your diet as the meals at the home-stay are going to be primarily vegetarian.

Will I be able to travel during my placement

Yes, weekends are free for volunteers to travel and explore the beautiful state of Kerala.

Would there be someone at the airport to Pick me up?

Yes, one of our local representatives would be at the airport to receive you. We shall forward you our pre-deparute kit before you fly to India.