Student Volunteers Camp & Adult Volunteers

2017 Winter camp is scheduled from 23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18.
2018 Monsoon camp is scheduled from 2 Jun 18 - 15 Jun 18. 

Students should Register here.

Mission:

To provide unique volunteering & learning opportunities at a clean, tranquil and serene place in the heartland of rural India.

Objectives:

  • To bring youths from across the world together to provide a sense of global community, camaraderie, responsibility and spirit of volunteerism.
  • To create appreciation of how cutting edge technologies and renewable energy can be harnessed to meet needs of the society.
  • To learn India's culture in an Ashram setting that our fore-fathers envisioned.
  • To see physicians in action - from out-patient consultation to witnessing surgeries. 
  • To explore different professional career paths

Program:

The program would cover Ashram’s multi-faceted work in health, education, social aspects, alternative energy and more. Some of the activities that the students could participate in are:
 

  • Learn how physicians distinguish a carcinogenic tumor from a benign one. Visit the state-of-the-art equipment at Kailash Cancer Hospital.
  • Shadow the physicians and pathologists and see how they see the patients, diagnose and treat the disease.
  • First hand experience with health and development services in rural tribal area of Gujarat.
  • Participate with Children’s hospital which includes intensive care unit, prosthetics and appliances for disabled and specialty clinics.
  • Visit eye hospital and eye bank.
  • Learn how solar energy can be harnessed for cooking food, generating electricity and even to create air conditioning for the hospital.
  • Learn how bio-gas is generated and used to power farm vehicles. See the compression facility where it is compressed into cylinders ready to be used for cooking and as fuel in farm vehicles.
  • Visit to fruit plantation and farming.
  • Spend a few "Days In Life Of" the high school children at the Boarding High School and Primary School.
  • Participate in ambulatory medical service or blood donation drives to nearby villages.

You may review 2-wk Monsoon 2015 camp program here.  Schedule for Winter 2017 would be published later.

Recommended Age Group for Camp:  (16-25 years)

Students are requested to register for one of the indicated dates above. Ashram is not able to provide customized dates to suit individual needs. Minimum age for the camp is 16 years.  

If the camp dates do not suit your schedule, you are encouraged to organize a group of minimum 6 students and we would be happy to organize the camp for your desired dates.

Camp students stay with assigned team members during their entire stay. Camp  will be managed by the camp coordinators. Visiting family members are requested not to interpose during the camp.

Camp Fee:

Total camp fees for a 2-week camp are US$800 including non-refundable application fee of US$50. The fees cover the cost of lodging, boarding, local transportation and all camp activities. All documents and fees are due two months prior to the camp start date. There will be $100 late fee after this deadline.

Camp registration will be confirmed only after all documents have been received and camp fee is paid in full. We recommend you not to make any travel arrangements prior to confirmation. Please ensure to have valid visa available for your travel to avoid any last minute rush.

We strongly advise that students should attend the full camp duration.  In case a student arrives late or leaves early, there is no partial refund. 

Camp fee excluding the US$50 application fee is fully refundable if cancellation request is received thru email six weeks prior to camp start date. 50% refund if during 4-6 week window. Otherwise, no refund will be applicable for any cancellation.


Please download and complete the attached MSA Consent form, scan 
and email to Vipul Patel, at 
student.camp@greenashram.org.  Camp fees can be paid by credit card over PAYPAL.

Please pay US$800 by clicking on the link below. Even if you have PAYPAL account, you can pay by credit card.  Just click on the link that says "Don't have Paypal account?"
 

Special note for students from INDIA: Make check payable to "Muni Seva Ashram" for INR 50,000 and mail to: Dr. Vikram Patel, Muni Seva Ashram, Goraj, Vaghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat 391760, India. Financial assistance is available on case-by-case basis.

For further information on Student Camps or any special requests, please contact the Camp Organizer, Vipul Patel, at student.camp@greenashram.org. Please do not directly contact Muni Seva Ashram to avoid unnecessary delays.

Frequently Asked Questions by first time Volunteers:

Visit this link.

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Adult Volunteers who have finished their education should Register here.  For further information on Adult Volunteers, please contact Hemant Patel, at hemant.patel@greenashram.org.