Climate Activist for India


5 months course: 6 weeks training and preparation at CICD - 11 weeks volunteer work at environment project in India - 4 weeks evaluations

Activists are needed - to work with the poor to get a cleaner and better environment, access to clean water, light at night without burning preceious trees and without electricity. All we can do is useful and needed, and we must be many to do a lot - so you are needed!

Through this programme you will learn about the mechanisms of climate change, you will get a better understanding of forces that rule the world, and you will make a very practical contribution to alleviating the consequences of climate change in communities in India. During your time at Winestead Hall you will be part of developing the Climate Centre at CICD.

The 5 months go like this:

- 1st period - 6 weeks: Training and studies at CICD. Planning the service period. The 1st period will be both theoretical and practical.
- 2nd period - 11 weeks: Service period in India. Working together with Humana People to People in India at one of their environmental projects. This period will mainly be practical, but there will also be time for investigations in India.
- 3rd period - 4 weeks: Conclusion and information work - sharing your experiences with the next volunteers and the public.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with CICD straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

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Climate Activist for India Planting trees with community in India Solarlanterns for safety, health and environment Planting trees at CICD Garden farming team at CICD Tree planting with Humana India Weekend action in the park at CICD

Free-time activities

Our college is situated in the middle of 30 acres of park - with big lawns, lost of trees and shrubberies, a big walled garden and space for a lot of outdoor activities. We have a small gym and there are lots of small roads and paths that are great for jogging, cycling and rolled blading.



What's included?
There is a registration fee of £ 350 (around 500 USD). The programme fees include training costs, travel to the project in India and travel expenses during the Investigation Week, and food and accommodation.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Students and staff live at the college, mostly in double rooms with shared bathrooms and toiltes. Our accommodation buildings are not new but very cosy, and they have laundry, tea kitchen and TV room for watching movies and playing games. Cleaning and garden work we also organise together and do it ourselves. (Great for learning organisational and practical skills!)

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

We have a self-catering system and all take turns to cook, bake bread and wash the dishes in our common Big Kitchen. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served every day in the common dining room. In between meals there are always snacks and coffee and tea available there, and there is always bread, cereal and fruit so when hunger strikes in the middle of the afternoon it can be catered for.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
21 weeks (min. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 21 weeks and 21 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. CICD will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with CICD during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Travel Seasons
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Winestead Hall, Patrington, HU12 0NP Delhi, India