Volunteering in Khajuraho

You are looking for

…an opportunity to volunteer,

…a place where you can live out your creativity and start your own projects,

…the possibility to experience the people and culture of India authentically?


Then you have come to the right place!

Who we are

We at Aarambh Residency are like a small family – a family that is ready to grow. 

We are friends from all over the world and work together as a team and we are happy to welcome anyone who wants to join our team, experience the community and become part of our small family.  



“Coming together is a beginning,

keeping together is progress,

working together is success” 

– H. Ford

Our Vision

We have a vision to build a team whose cooperation is based on openness and honesty. We believe that with a good team you can achieve anything!

The hotel Aarambh Residency is our starting point – a place where volunteers from all over the world come together to collaborate, create, and learn from and with each other. This is also why we chose the name “Aarambh”, which means “the beginning”. Our goal is to build valuable and long lasting relations.

The hotel opened in February 2023. We are currently working on getting the hotel running and on expanding our offerings such as yoga and meditation classes. We would also like to open a cafe soon. You can get involved in projects and work related to the hotel (room keeping, social media, giving yoga classes etc.).

We have a garden at the backside of our hotel and a farm in Khajuraho. So you can also get involved in work related to farming and gardening. Our aim is to offer food with home-grown and organic vegetables and fruits in our hotel.

We welcome creative ideas and motivated and energetic people. You can get involved in the work we’re already doing or start your own creative project in collaboration with the local community here. Meanwhile you can experience Indian culture and life in an authentic way.

Our long term vision is to transform the idea of tourism, both on the side of the tourists and on the side of the local population. Tourists need to understand that many local people here live from tourism. At the same time, we want to make clear to the locals that an open and honest dealing with tourists is more sustainable and promising in the long run.

You want to work with us and become part of our team? Then simply contact us via email or phone. We are also happy to answer any further questions.

Below you will find a summary of all the important information.

Key Information
  • Monthly contribution of $120 to cover the cost of electricity and gas.
  • for a stay of less than one month, the amount is calculated proportionally.
  • Included: Stay and three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner; Indian food).
Working Time
  • 4 to 5 hours per day.
  • 5 days per week (2 full days of free time).
  • Exact time depends on the season and the nature of the project or activity.
Length of stay
  • Minimum stay of 1 week.
  • You can stay as long as you want (please check your Visa conditions in advance).
  • You can also divide your stay into several blocks and travel in between.
  • Age 18+ (minors in presence of their parents)
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Pets are also welcome
Location & Lodging
  • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Dorm with other volunteers
  • Separate rooms for families
Projects / Work
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Bring in your own ideas or be part of ongoing projects:

  • Work in the hotel (reception, management, room keeping,…)
  • Social media (Content creation, blogging, taking pictures,…)
  • Give yoga and meditation classes
  • Setting up a garden café (manual skills, mechanical skills,..)
  • Creative projects (paint walls, design cafe, garden and hotel, musical activities and performances,…)
  • Farm work and gardening
  • Community work (e.g. language classes for children, sports activities for children)
Our Values
  • Respectful interaction with each other and with all living beings
  • Honesty and openness
  • Cooperation and teamwork
  • Creativity and Commitment