ENVIRONMENT

Environment

Code

Name of Project

Location

Period

Type

Vols No.

Age

OSVSWA-VOL-ENV-02

ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

Daspalla, Dhenkanal

July –March

ADULTS

8 – 16

18+

We at OSVSWA care a lot about our environment and take major steps to conserve it. Making a conscious effort to change your day-to-day lifestyle — whether it’s eating plant-based foods, composting all your scraps, ditching plastic, or all three and then some — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. But if you want to take your environmental stewardship to a new level, one way is to share your passion with your community.

In today's world, everyone is aware of the need to be eco conscious and make sustainable choices in our lives. We all know only too well the harm that is being done to our environment. Forrest are disappearing at an alarming rate, more and more flora and fauna are becoming extinct and animals and people alike are losing their homes and their way of life.

Join us in the field to investigate critical environmental issues facing our changing planet. Our volunteers make hands-on contributions to research while experiencing the cultural and natural wonders of places here in ODISHA.

Volunteering in environmental conservation overseas means that you can help to protect the environment and make a difference in some of the regions of the world that need it the most. If you are a greenie at heart and want nothing more than to trek through rainforests and see some of the most remote corners of the globe then environmental volunteering is for you.

Volunteering as a means to help conserve and protect the environment has a lot of upsides. Of course, the first is that you’ll be taking care of our planet, and it badly needs a little love given the myriad ways in which we’ve become adept at destroying it. But beyond that, volunteering for a cause you care about is a great way to meet like-minded people, make friends, and pull yourself out of the blues that sometimes accompany caring a lot about something important – especially if you feel alone in your endeavors.

And then, of course, there’s the ever possible chance that you’ll learn something from the experience. Whether you’re a seasoned environmental champion or just getting started, there are people, animals, and even habitats that have a lot to teach us all.

You'll experience one-of-a-kind volunteer experience on trips through our organization that arranges for volunteers to work while they play. Through these trips, you can enjoy the great outdoors and care for it at the same time, whether you're repairing a storm-damaged villages or clearing invasive plants from woodland.

You'll grow both food and friendships at a community garden, where members join in the planting, tending and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. Small produce patches help the environment by greening neighborhoods, providing locally harvested food and cultivating respect for the planet.

While you dig and water, you may have the side benefit of providing nutrition for needy people, as many gardens donate their bounties to local markets and mandis. Nothing spoils a relaxing day on the river like finding broken glass, cigarette butts and soda cans strewn over the banks. Litter not only sullies the appearance of streams and rivers but also can seriously contaminate these vital resources of drinking water and wildlife habitat. You can help clean these water bodies. You can help preserve our natural and cultural heritage. Trees are like nature’s superhero. According to us, trees help combat climate change, clean pollutants from the air, produce oxygen, reduce pollution caused by water runoff, prevent soil erosion, provide vital wildlife habitats, save us energy by providing cooling and shade. That’s pretty incredible. Get involved in the tree-planting movement by joining our organization as a volunteer.

While this might not seem like the most innovative ways to bring about environmental change, it’s one of the most rewarding. Since there are no government agencies regularly responsible for cleaning trash from a river, it will usually only happen if a community gets involved. Removing trash can make a river safer for wildlife and humans and improve water quality while protecting aquatic habitats. Marine animals are killed annually from the same cause. While ultimately preventing pollution in the first place is a better solution, most of us don’t want to sit around and wait while our waterways become trash pits.

Afforestation means planting trees. As we know, the roots of the trees help to hold the soil layer firmly it is evident that it helps not to make the soil loose and prevents erosion. Thus, by planting more and more trees, the top layer of the soil becomes less prone to erosion by wind, water or anything likely. Thus, it prevents erosion and helps in soil conservation.

There are many opportunities for generating income from your woodlands. You can help the local people with your knowledge and experience to make some money through this programme. You can do what little as possible to help us save the environment for a better future.

Career development/change – a young person might want to develop a career in the environment sector, another might be re-evaluating their life and want a career change, people might want to learn more about conservation and the environment, they may have a skill or skills they want to use and share, or they may want to learn new skills and get promoted through their corporate volunteer activities.

Career development/change – a young person might want to develop a career in the environment sector, another might be re-evaluating their life and want a career change, people might want to learn more about conservation and the environment, they may have a skill or skills they want to use and share, or they may want to learn new skills and get promoted through their corporate volunteer activities.

  • WHAT IS THE SCOPE FOR YOU

  •   Social interaction – volunteers want to become part of a team, want to meet new people, and enjoy company.

      Health and well-being – some people may have stopped work due to ill health and want to do something before returning to work, or instead of paid work; want to be active. People may have health problems in which physical activity is beneficial, or mental health problems in which activity and nature are beneficial.

      Meaning – people may want to make a difference to society or the environment; want to be involved in development and decision-making about local environments; may love a particular site and want to conserve it; may want to work locally while thinking about global environmental issues.

  • YOUR ROLE
  •   You will aware people about the negatives of deforestation and the benefits of afforestation.
      Getting rid of invasive species, creating foot-paths, litter picking, re-creating a woodland/grassland and other practical work.
      Cleaning of the local water bodies and public places.
      Generating awareness among people about healthier environment ‘Do’s and Don’ts.
      Letting people know about the potential benefits of bio-diversity.
      Help people generate extra income through forest products.
      Basic environment education to the children.