Volunteering in Auroville
In Auroville we are all volunteers, offering our best energies, our time, and our work, for the accomplishment of a common vision. While Aurovilian resident volunteers have made a life-lasting commitment, temporary volunteers test the waters and usually stay for a defined period of time.
Every year Auroville receives a growing number of volunteers from all over the world who are attracted by Auroville's efforts in alternative healthcare, ecological practices, building maintenance, renewable energy, primary and secondary education, village outreach, architecture, organic farming, animal care, etc. Many of these volunteers return and some stay on to join the experiment in "human unity" that Auroville represents.
For non-Indians, long term commitments, from 6 to 12 months, are possible; Savi will assist you with the visa formalities.
- Read the Savi page
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shorter commitments as volunteers are no longer possible for foreigners, due to Immigration restrictions.
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Study in AurovilleA Dedicated Website
Every year, hundreds of students, interns, volunteers & researchers come to Auroville from around the world in search of an adventurous learning journey. Auroville offers plenty of short programmes ranging from one or two days workshops to programmes lasting many weeks or months.
Volunteering on Auroville FarmsVolunteering on Auroville FarmsA Chance to Explore Organic Farming Practices
Many farms, forests and eco-projects welcome short- and long-term volunteers. Today Auroville has 19 farms, varying in size and work opportunities. Sadhana Forest, Buddha Garden, Auro-Orchard, Discipline Farm and Solitude are open to volunteers all year around.
Currently, only an estimated 15% of Auroville’s food production is produced by its farms. Auroville could become self-sufficient in its vegetable production, for instance, with appropriate planning and a shift to local food consumption. Orchards occupy 40% of the available land, with 20 kinds of fruits being grown in Auroville.
A number of farms accept volunteers in Auroville. Conditions relating to hours and possibilities for accommodation vary widely and also vary according to the time of year. Everywhere tends to get quite full and busy during the guest season — December to March — and it will be best to book ahead if you want to come during this time.
SAVI - Volunteer / Intern ServiceSAVI - Volunteer / Intern ServiceA doorway to learning
Are you ready to offer your energies and goodwill to Auroville projects?
Savi (Tamil for “key”) is a service for students and professionals who wish to participate in and contribute to Auroville. Savi maintains a database of volunteering opportunities, both informal and academic, to help find suitable placements for projects that require specific skills and lots of goodwill. The service supports and assists volunteers in their various needs before and during their stay in Auroville.