Volunteer experiences

Marina, volunteering until August 2016, published a movie on YouTube about her experience.


Auroville offers a variety of living styles and spaces. There are possibilities to choose amongst Guesthouses, community living in youth camps, independent housing, comfort levels, rustic, basic and eco-friendly housing. Identify your basic needs and explore new ways of living.




When your placement in a hosting unit is confirmed you can ask them if they can help you find affordable accommodation. Some Auroville projects have staff quarters for Volunteers, while others do not.

For a larger exploration of housing possibilities, please contact Auroville Guest Accommodation Services: http://guesthouses.auroville.org/

Note that as a volunteer you can also find accommodation in the hostels reserved for volunteers only, such as Mitra, Celebration and Las Maison des Jeunes.