A doorway for new learning...
Savi (Tamil for “key”) is a service for students and professionals who wish to participate in and contribute to Auroville for a duration between 2 and 12 months. Savi maintains a database of volunteering opportunities, both informal and academic, to help find projects for the skills and goodwill offered from around the world. Savi supports and assists volunteers in their various needs before and during their stay in Auroville.
Available projects are published on Savi's website
Auroville, a place for voluntary missions (6 - 12 months)
Auroville is a city in the making. A desert-like, rural area is gradually changing into a city. It is often called a 'human laboratory'.
The vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother is its raison d'être, it's a very specific place, different from the many 'eco-villages' and intentional or alternative communities that exist on the planet.
Many people voluntarily offered their energy and some of them stayed or came back to stay.
To come to Auroville as a volunteer implies that you somehow resonate with the city's aims and ideals; that you are ready to give your energy to its various projects and services and take part in its development.
Savi will help you find just the right environment for your interest, skill and temperament. Savi offers opportunities for all kinds of projects and activities to contact and collaborate with: we have interviewed many activities in Auroville and documented their offers. Savi can communicate these "opportunities" after due application.
For non-Indians, long term commitments, from 6 to 12 months, are possible on admission (submitting your profile); Savi will assist you for the visa formalities.
Shorter commitments as volunteers are no longer possible for foreigners, due to Immigration restrictions. If you plan a short visit (less than 2 months for Indians, less than 6 months for foreigners), you are requested to register as a guest. Auroville Guest Service can assist you. All applicants, regardless the intended length of stay, are welcome to contact Savi for information on any related issue.
Students, researchers, education
Requests for academic and/or field researches find their way to Auroville and are most welcome. Savi offers personal support with emphasis on detailed description and background of the purpose and content of the research. The Savi team will introduce you to knowledgeable persons in the field of your research and generally support your stay. Of course, you will be requested to send a copy of your work when finalized, as Auroville archives all academic material for future research projects.