Ten-Second Takeaway

Little Local is a travel enterprise that offers eager travellers a chance to volunteer their skills in exchange for a stay in places that are away from the tourist trail.

Leader Of The {Back}Pack

Simply, the company ties up with local communities and organisations in Himachal, Maharashtra and Uttrakhand and offers volunteer programmes for those who can be of help with select projects in these places.

Think of it like making a Subway sandwich. You begin by telling the guys at Little Local where you want to go, how you can contribute and how long you will stay. They’ll then match your requirements with their bank of places that need volunteers. This narrows your options and here’s when you show interest {by clicking} in a particular project.

After this, you get on a Skype call where you can ask questions, and Little Local can make sure you know all there is to know about the volunteer programme.

If all goes well, they make your booking and you start packing and preparing TO GO!

Mad Skills

Photo source: Little Local

Photo source: Little Local

Some of the projects by the Little Local guys are on these lines: Artisan guilds in Tirthan Valley are looking for you if you can help them boost their business by helping with sales, marketing, operations and the like. In return, you can stay with a loving family, gorge on home-cooked food and go trout fishing on the weekend.

If you’re wondering whether you make the cut for these volunteer programmes {some of which are going to be in the hills!}, know that media, textiles, poultry, art, health, hospitality, IT, art are some skills on the sought-after list. If you’re still curious, you can get the complete low-down here.

So, We’re Saying…

You don’t need to beg, borrow, steal to make that trip happen. You just need to be rich in the skills department and happy to live a “little local” {since you’re going to be a part of local festivities, food rituals and culture of the place}. Now that you know, go, make yourself useful.

Learn more here and follow them on Facebook here.

Featured photo source: Little Local