Gandhi once said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Service of any kind to the people who need it the most is nothing short of a spiritual experience. If you’re motivated by the very idea of the good you can do to others and if you believe in your own power to transform not just the lives of others but your own inner self through social service you’re fit to do the same.
However if you’re an individual looking to help others without any kind of capital or means to do the same, you’ll find that your will and energy are not just enough. But that doesn’t mean that you cannot help at all. What you need is an organization that you can trust to put your hard work to use for the betterment of the people you wish to serve. From providing free tuitions to vocational training and manual work to build shelters and other infrastructure of import to a community your volunteering options are various. All you have to do is associate yourself with a reputed non-governmental, non-profit organization that can provide you with a platform.
If you’re particularly looking for service trips for volunteers to remote villages where you can work in close association with the native residents your best bet is to find and associate yourself with an infrastructure project. India is a vast country that is affected with a vast number of natural disasters and often the ones who are most affected are the poorer population of the country. Some lose their homes, their already structurally unsound houses destroyed in floods or heavy winds and some others lose their livelihoods.
However there are non-profit organizations looking to rebuild shelters and other structures that can withstand natural calamities. Such organizations need volunteers who can offer selfless service to build sustainable, cost- effective homes in different parts of the country for people who are in immediate need. Such organizations act out of public interest in disaster prone rural areas that are remote and sometimes even highly inaccessible by regular transport. If you’re positive about participating in service trips for volunteers, such organizations are the apt ones to approach. They would provide you with enough real life working experience and lessons that can last a life time.
Whether your service trip is part of your academic career or something you choose to do in your spare time these organizations only look for one thing while giving you the opportunity to participate in their projects – your willingness to help a fellow human being. Most non- profit organizations would also provide you with necessary training so that you would be able to perform the tasks required of you. On your service trip, you will also be familiarized with the surroundings in which you would be performing the required tasks as well. You can contact The Hope Homes for a transformative experience volunteering in the building of sustainable, cost effective homes for people in need. They also organize service trips for young adults.