Call for Volunteers at My Earth Store, Dharamsala

Sidhbari from the Mountains

Sidhbari from the Mountains

After a rather heavy monsoon, the clouds are easing up and have left the Kangra Valley in a lush green splendour. Based in Sidhbari, the land of sages, about 8km from Dharamshala town, My Earth Store is a house for natural, organic and hand crafted products. Started by a group of people from across India, we have been in the Kangra Valley from over five years now and have always had the good fortune of getting over some greatvolunteers at the store.

Monks on the roadside between My Earth Store and Gyuto Karmapa Monastery

Monks on the roadside between My Earth Store and Gyuto Karmapa Monastery

It is that time when we are looking for volunteers at the store and our farm in Dharamshala. Here are the details:

For whom?

Any one interested in organic and hand crafted products, organic farming and mountains will love a stint at My Earth Store.

The proposition is also good for people considering a move to the mountains for good.


Volunteers need to manage the store which involves a wide range of activities- interacting with customers, taking stock of inventory, keeping accounts, etc. The timings are flexible but one is expected to devote 6-7 hours every working day.

In return, volunteers get a stipend which would be enough to take care of their food and lodging around the area. Volunteers also get a chance to meet the blossoming network of interesting people in and around Dharamshala. And ofcourse, fresh mountain love.

We are looking for volunteers with a commitment for two months but again, it is not strict. Drop us a mail and we can talk.

A bit more:

The store is located on Sidhbari-Yol main road, right opposite the Karmapa Monastery. There are a good number of eateries around the store. The nearby villages Rakkar, Tapovan, etc have options to take houses on rent. We can make introductions and help volunteers settle in.

We also have a farm in Banorru village which is a walking distance (2.5km) from the store and volunteers will also get some time to get their hands dirty on the farm. A lot of trek routes also start from Rakkar village, which is also an advantage. And ofcourse, McLeodganj, the tourist hub with His Holiness’ residence is only 45 minutes from the store.

How does this sound? Interested? Write in to us at and join us! See you in the mountains smile emoticon


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