• location

    Bangalore, India

  • duration

    2 weeks

  • price


Rainwater harvesting in rural India

Everyone knows that water is a necessity you can't live without; yet there are still people who struggle to find adequate water. Here you will construct a rainwater tank that will provide children and their families with a solution.

project description

Water in most Indian villages is hard to come by. Many areas across India suffer from access to safe, clean water. Depleting lakes and deteriorating ground water quality are threatening the sustainability of both urban and rural water supply.  Villagers rely largely on groundwater to meet their daily needs; unfortunately this water has a lot of mineral content or fluoride which is often unfit for drinking. Rainwater harvesting provides an impactful solution to both problems of inadequate water supply and cleanliness of the water. By creating a method to collect the rain water falling on roofs, and then filtering and storing it in clean hygienic conditions, we can provide clean and safe water to those in need and begin minimizing the water problems of rural areas in India. Our primary target areas to construct rainwater harvesting tanks is rural schools where there is little to no direct water supply, building rainwater harvesting tanks in these schools supplies kids with direct access to water for their daily needs. In this group project where you be part of a team that will construct a rainwater harvesting tank in a school village in India to provide children with clean and safe water. Local experts will help to oversee the construction to make sure all is completed perfectly.  

cost breakup

Confirmation and registration fee, Volunteer placement coordination, Pre-departure information, 24/7 In-country assistance, airport pickup, building expenses, food, accommodation, transport

skills required

  • Not afraid of hard work and manual labor
  • Respectful of the local community
  • Welcoming of new cultures and experiences



volunteer's experience

  • Volunteer with Place for Change

    My volunteering experience with Place for Change was great. I had a lot of fun especially meeting all these children, each had such great spirit and they have taught me a lot. The highlight

  • Volunteers

    A lot of people have asked us how it was and we always respond in the same way. It was great! We are sincerely very happy about our time in Bangalore and wouldn't have wanted a single thing

  • Volunteer

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