Volunteer and Travel in Himachal Pradesh

Volunteering with a local NGO is a very unique experience for travellers. Nothing can be more rewarding than making a difference in the lives of the locals. Today, there are a number of NGOs operating in various districts of Himachal Pradesh that work in fields of cleanup to education.

One of the NGOs in Himachal Pradesh is Waste Warriors. They are based in Dharamshala and Dehradun and are run by a group of enthusiastic millenials. They invite travellers to come volunteer with them in order to make a difference in the local ecology.


Tourism boom has created a number of problems for this fragile hilly settlement. One of the issues is the collection of single use plastic so that they are eliminated from the ecosystem once and forever.

As a traveller, you can also volunteer with them and help them find extra manpower for their causes. You can join them on their cleanup drives, attend and share ideas during interactive sessions and if you are an artists then you can also create art installtions around the town.

Volunteering is an important aspects of responsible travel in India. Through your contribution you can make a big difference.

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  1. Casey

    Great to see there are still people in this world who care about our planet. To be honest, I don’t think the NGO’S around the world are doing enough. The government from each country should put more resources into it. Thx for thi article.

  2. momelite2

    This sounds like a fantastic cause. Such a wonderful thing for this community.

  3. serenarogers19

    What a fantastic thing to be able to do and combine travel and doing something positive for the environment. Great stuff!

  4. Raksha Nagaraj

    This is so cool. I have been looking for volunteering opportunities. I will use this post as reference the next time I plan for Himachal.

    1. ansh997x

      Sure, please do. Waste Warriors welcome volunteers from all around the world.

  5. LifeMagHealth

    Great article!! It really feels nice to volunteer and offer your services without expecting for any returns. Thank yo ufor sharing this.

    1. ansh997x

      It does indeed. Volunteering is a way to giving back to the nature from where we take so much.

  6. Luna S

    This sounds like an amazing cause, those who volunteer for work like this and other impactful work are truly amazing. It is always a shame to see how much people litter, my husband and I are looking to get one of those trash sticks and a bag so next time we are hiking we can clean up a bit for a “take more out than you took in” mentality. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. ansh997x

      Littering has been a problem for a long time. It is a disease that has no solution right now. Hopefully, people will learn.

  7. chirpybrains

    wow, you guys are doing a great job. Keep it up, thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Fransic verso

    It feels good to help others and volunteer in India. Maybe one day I will do it and be part of the community.

  9. What a fantastic thing to do and be part of. If we don’t start looking after our planet, then I worry about what will be left. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Marjie Mare

    This is an awesome experience that I would definitely enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  11. The Crumby Vegan

    Ah this is such a good idea! I love to hear about volunteering opportunities and this looks great! 💚

  12. aisasami

    Volunteering for a better cause is something close to my heart as I think it makes a big difference. Could this program accept people around the world? What would the visa situation look like?

    1. ansh997x

      Yes, they do accept people from all around the world. visa to India is normally easy for most of the countries.

    1. ansh997x

      It is indeed. Volunteering is a great way to travel.

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  14. Nikhar

    That is so awesome. I would love to know more about it.

    1. ansh997x

      Sure, let me know what do you want to know.