iSpiice Volunteer House and Programs are situated in the villages of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Volunteer in Dharamsala IndiaDharamsala is a region in the Kangra Valley district sitting at 1500m above sea level.
Famous for its lush green vegetation – sheltered by the magnificent snow capped Dhauladhar range in the Himalayas and being home to the Dalai Lama – he gives public teachings at His Temple in McLeod Ganj throughout the year.
The iSpiice Volunteer House is located in the village of Sidhwari. We’re close to Dharamsala town and McLeod Ganj town – a buzzy tourist area for Indian, Tibetan Buddhist and Westerners.
Many of the villages we work with are farming communities – hazy and sun drenched, complete with dusty roads, and narrow lanes, and surrounded by rice and wheat fields worked using traditional methods. Dharamsala, or to use its British name, McLeod Ganj, is perched on the side of a mountain in the Kangra valley, which is a part of the Himachal Pradesh region of the lower Himalayas. It is ideal for the tourists, who are not used to the intense heat and humidity of the Indian plains. After the Dalai Lama took up residence in Dharamsala, numerous Tibetans made the long journey from the more southern Tibetan communities to enjoy Dharamsala temperate climate.
Volunteers stay at the iSpiice Volunteer House with the iSpiice staff. Accommodation is clean and comfortable with western style toilets, hot running water and access to the internet. We have separate male and female bedrooms and bathrooms – you will most likely be sharing with 2 or 3 other volunteers.
The house is communal with volunteers eating together at every meal. During free time volunteers chill out in the large recreational area of the house – listen to music, relax and usually make lesson plans together here.