SacredGroves is no ordinary construction site. You don’t need previous construction experience to work here. We are a vibrant and international group of volunteers, architecture interns and labourers, all working together as a team and and learning from each other in the process. Our own personal growth is an important element of the project.

As a volunteer you will –

  • Learn construction skills on-the-job
  • Learn about sustainable construction and eco technologies
  • Be encouraged to take initiative and responsibility
  • Have the freedom and flexibility to express your skills, ideas and creativity through our programme of ‘micro projects’
  • Have fun meeting and working with people from all over the world!

Our working hours are 7.45am to 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 4 weeks (after a one-week trial).

In return for your time and good energy, SacredGroves will give you –

  • Breakfast, lunch and tea breaks (and dinner for volunteers staying on site)
  • Some simple dormitory-style accommodation is available
  • A SAVI card (if you volunteer for a minimum 2 months) which gives you various discounts in Auroville and also a waiver of the daily Guest Contribution.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Manu –

7 thoughts on “Volunteering

  1. Sweta

    Hi Manu,

    My partner and I are in Auroville for a couple of weeks and was wondering if it is possible for us to join the volunteer program for a week. We are not architecture students but are keen in learning to build with natural/local materials so that we could apply and implement the same in our region ( Darjeeling). Do let us know if you can find something suitable for us.

    Thank you and regards,

  2. Janani

    Hi, I’m Janani from Bangalore, I often visit Auroville and i found that we can do volunteering program there. Is there any possibilities for me to do a mid term voluntering over there. I’m looking for the opportunity to serve you!

  3. Ankita

    I am interested in volunteering with Sacred Grove in the month of June 2017. I have sent an email to the ID Provided. I was wondering by when i will be receiving a reply. I am eager to help out the community in any way possible and will like to start planning as soon as possible.


  4. Pooja

    Hi Manu,

    I’m Pooja from Bihar. I’m an architecture student. I’m really keen in learning sustainable construction and Eco-technologies so that i can implement them in my work . I want to join the volunteer program for 2-month starting from june’17 .
    Please do let me know how i can proceed further.
    Thank you and Regards,

  5. Meenal Bankoti

    I am an architecture student from Ranchi.
    I along with a friend are very keen to be a part of the volunteering work at your organisation and learning the construction techniques used by you towards sustainable architecture .
    We are really up for 5 weeks volunteering work starting from 13th May.
    We have even mailed you regarding this last week.
    Please do consider us if we are eligible.


  6. Yamini

    Dear Manu,
    Myself and 2 other batch mates have shown our interest towards this volunteering. We have also sent two mails sir. But, there was no response sir. We would like to really participate in this. Please do check our mails and reciprocate soon sir. Please. Thanking you,


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