May 2018

July volunteer trip to India on sale: 30% off! Save $885!

2018-05-02T11:01:58+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

For a brief time, we've put the July 2-13, 2018 volunteer trip to the Bichli Haveli Project on sale! Join RWI as we work alongside the Bichli Haveli local preservation crew to restore a 140-year-old haveli (traditional house) in India into a community and heritage resources center as the focal point of a neighborhood renewal [...]

April 2018

Theatre for Social Change: arts-based workshop series on sanitation issues at the Bichli Haveli

2018-04-11T13:34:10+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Join Canadian theatre artist & former Waste Warriors NGO Education Manager, Ankita Kumar-Ratta, for a four-day theatre workshop series on how we can use the arts to promote social change at the community level! We will explore issues of sanitation, pollution & keeping public spaces clean through fun, interactive and hands on theatre activities. DETAILS: [...]

Itinerary for Colebrookdale Railroad Project trip released

2018-04-05T07:42:11+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Colebrookdale Project|

Volunteers participating in the Restoration Works International project with Colebrookdale Railroad can look forward to a fun-filled six days. To learn more and claim your space, visit the Project Page. DAY 1, Friday Arrive in time to join for our Meet and Greet at 8pm. Meet your fellow volunteers over welcome beverages and local treats, [...]

Only 12 spots available for inaugural trip to the US-based Colebrookdale Railroad project

2018-04-06T06:57:29+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Colebrookdale Project|

Space is extremely limited for the first volunteer trip to Restoration Works' new project with Colebrookdale Railroad. The six-day trip offers one of the only US-based opportunities to join a railroad restoration program. Volunteers will participate in hands-on restoration tasks, including painting and wood staining (train wheels, lamp posts, train interiors), landscape work, washing train [...]

Restoration Works announces new US-based project with Colebrookdale Railroad

2018-04-05T16:34:06+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Colebrookdale Project, Featured News|

Restoration Works International is pleased to be partnering with Colebrookdale Railroad for our first US-based project, launching this summer. This August 3-8, we'll be taking our first volunteer trip to Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA, about a 1 ½-hour drive from Philadelphia. Colebrookdale Railroad opened in 1859, connecting the country’s first iron-making sites. Now the cornerstone of [...]

March 2018

Registration open for July, October, and November 2018 trips to India

2018-03-08T12:43:25+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Registration is now open for our next three volunteer tours to the Bichli Haveli Project in India. We invite you to spend your vacation in a meaningful way: experiencing a new place and making friends while contributing to a worthwhile community revitalization project. Trip dates are: July 2-13 (12-day trip) October 21-27 (7-day trip) November [...]

San Francisco Bay Area Meetup

2018-03-05T08:44:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Featured News, India Project, Mongolia Project, Nepal Project, Uncategorized|

What a joy it was to have ALL of our India volunteer alumni, many of the Nepal and Mongolia volunteer alumni, and so many RWI supporters at a get together this weekend in Albany, California. We shared some exciting news (watch this space for an announcement about a new US-based project) and updates from the [...]

February 2018

Bichli Haveli Crew Spotlight

2018-03-08T12:21:26+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

RWI is proud to be partnering with JanDaksha Trust, an Udaipur nonprofit that works with migrant laborers to improve their economic and social security. Through JanDaksha, our crew recently received Labor Department-sanctioned ID cards, which, for some is the only real identification papers they possess. This enables them to receive Workers' Compensation insurance while they [...]

January 2018

New Year’s trip participants return home filled with joy and brilliant memories

2018-03-05T11:06:41+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Featured News, India Project|

Restoration Works volunteer groups are sometimes made up of all strangers, while others are comprised of long-time friends. The New Year's trip to the Bichli Haveli Project in Udaipur, India, combined the best of both, with volunteers cementing years-long friendships while forging new ones that will last for many years to come. The volunteers had [...]