Volunteer India Description
Most of our lives revolve around our daily routine that involves our home, work, friends and family. At times, we get so busy with our lives that we forget there is a bigger world out there waiting to be explored. We often get caught up with our problems that we forget there are even bigger problems in the world out there.
You can surely go ahead and travel the world to discover something new. But, will that experience be fulfilling and meaningful?
Volunteer traveling is an amazing opportunity where you can beautifully blend tourism with a meaningful stay abroad. Those who have made up their mind to discover something new and at the same time are willing to share their knowledge and skills with others can choose volunteer traveling.
Volunteer Travel in India
India is the land of the oldest civilizations and the birthplace of religions. It is the second largest nation in the world and is full of diverse cultures and traditions. Volunteer India gives volunteers an enriching cultural experience by providing them an opportunity to connect with Indian communities.
Although rich in cultural heritage, problems such as illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, and lack of sufficient healthcare facilities are still persistent in several local communities of India.
Our volunteers get a chance to work with these deprived communities and provide necessary support to bring about a change.
A little effort in helping others can go a long way to change the lives of those in need. Moreover, the pure feeling of spreading joy by helping others can be quite awe-inspiring. For years, we have been uniting international travelers in search of a meaningful travel experience with those in real need through our volunteer projects in India.
Volunteering India gives every participant the opportunity to take up a volunteer project related to healthcare, education, community development, orphanages or wildlife conservation. Volunteer India aims to raise the standards of living of several local communities in India with the help of passionate and dedicated volunteers who are mentally prepared to give up their own lifestyle and are ready to adjust with the living conditions of these communities.
What Do We Offer
- All our Volunteer India projects provide accommodation, food and traveling.
- While working as a volunteer in India, you also get to explore the country by visiting famous tourist destinations.
- To help you with the Volunteer Work India program, we conduct orientation courses, where you will learn about the day-to-day life of Indians as well their local language.
- We ensure that you are placed in a project that suits your interests, abilities, skills and strengths.
- By associating with local organizations, orphanages and schools, our volunteer projects are strongly supported by dedicated professional staff who will work cooperatively to guide you during your volunteer work.
- Most importantly, we ensure safety and security of all volunteers during their volunteer stay in India.
Our Volunteering India programs are based on the strong belief that when individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds come together, the emerging result is a communal understanding and mutual respect, something that every nation in this world needs.
More info on Volunteer India
The Volunteer India trip starts with an introduction week. During this introduction week we’ll introduce you to your new surroundings, your fellow volunteers, delicious India cuisine, Indian culture and then some! This is a perfect chance to ease into your volunteer experience and get settled in.
Once you’re introduction week is completed, you’ll start working in your chosen project. Adventure Road Trips currently has the following projects available:
- Volunteer Teaching
- Orphanage Volunteering
- Community Service Volunteering
- Slum Outreach
- Medical Volunteering
1. Volunteer Teaching
Education plays a vital role in the early development of children. Wether you’re a fully qualified and experienced teacher or simply interested in helping youngsters in India, you’re invite to teach English, Special Education, arts, sports, etc in a self-chosen fashion to kids in local kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, high schools or our own education centre (either during school holidays or after school hours). Our teaching project runs throughout the weekend, and weekends are usually free.
Locations: Goa, Rajasthan
2. Orphanage Volunteering
For volunteers who want to make a deep and long-lasting impact on the lives of orphaned children in India, the Orphanage project will be an excellent choice. With this project you will be placed in an orphanage and help out with daily tasks, teaching, sports, fun activities and putting smiles on the faces of India orphans. Be advised that this project can have a big impact on the volunteers, so it’s important you go in with an open mind and positive attitude!
Locations: Goa, Rajasthan
3. Community Service Volunteering
With our community service project, we allow participants to volunteer in local community initiatives, like homes for the elderly, where you will be helping the staff by looking after seniors who are often left by themselves. Or a women shelter, where women, often abused by their husbands or other family members, come to seek help and recover. Be advised that this project can have a big impact on the volunteers, so it’s important you go in with an open mind and positive attitude!
Locations: Goa, Rajasthan
4. Slum outreach
Only a few of the children in the slums across India get the chance have some soft of education; most of the kids however stay at home to work together with their parents. Seeing a opportunity to help these children, we organised the Slum Outreach India Program which combines education with sports, games and lot’s of fun and laughter. We help the children visit schools to get access to proper education. This is a volunteer program reaching out to slum children across India in which volunteers will spend a lot of time getting close with these children and getting to know the slum in which you’ll be working.
Locations: Goa, Rajasthan
5. Medical Volunteering
Medical Volunteer India offers placements in the fields of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or Dentistry. If you are embarking on a career in medicine, then this project will provide you with the experience you need. With a wide range of activities suited to applicants with various levels of skills and experience, you can be sure of a varied volunteer placement from which you will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the challenges facing medical and health professionals in a country like India.
Locations: Goa, Rajasthan
5. Wildlife Conservation (crocodile project)
Work at a world renowned centre for reptile and amphibian conservation, which houses more than 2500 crocodiles, snakes and turtles and has helped to save two species of crocodile from extinction. Volunteers work directly with staff, helping to feed the animals, maintain enclosures, support environmental research and run educational programmes for centre visitors and the local community.
- Accommodation for the duration of your trip (shared rooms and bathrooms, single rooms are available on request for additions costs)
- Three meals per day for the duration of your trip on Monday to Friday
- Two meals per day on the weekends for the duration of your trip (instead of breakfast+lunch, we server a brunch on Saturday and Sunday)
- Transport to and from your place of work if needed
- Airport pickup at the beginning of your trip
- On site coordinator support (there will always be a coordinator around)
What’s not included
- Airplane tickets
- Visa arrangements
- Airport drop-off at the end of your trip
- Local transport (except for transport to and from your project site)
Accommodation and meals
Volunteers placed in our Volunteer India program will reside at the ART house for the period your stay. The house has large rooms each of which will be shared by 2-3 volunteers. 3 meals everyday will be provided to the volunteers. Meals will include the staple food of India: rice, pulses, and vegetables. You will also get non-vegetarian food on alternate days.
The ART house is equipped with facilities such as electricity, 24 hours water supply, filtered drinking waters, television, DVD player, refrigerator, a computer and Wi-Fi connection. For accessing all other facilities such as ATMs, internet cafes or mobile shops, you will need to travel few meters away from the house location.
Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our local program coordinators. They will provide you with competent assistance and help you with anything that you may need. We will also provide you with a 24-hour emergency number so that you can always reach a member of our team in the event of an emergency.
The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure. They will actively facilitate you towards successful and timely completion of your projects.
Minimum age and eligibility
18 years is the minimum required age to join our Volunteer India trip. By being a part of a Adventure Road Trips, you don’t just spread knowledge, but rearrange the world for these children and become an inspiration to them.
Volunteer India Locations
Our Volunteer India trip runs in the following locations:
- Himachal Pradesh
To learn which projects are available at these locations, please refer to the “Description” tab.
Volunteer India Prices
This program starts every Monday of the year, no exceptions. Arrivals can be arranged the Saturday or Sunday before the program starts. If you’re arriving before the weekend, a pickup can be arranged depending on availability (please note this in your application or inform us no later then two weeks before the start of your program or trip) and might be subject to additional fees.
Please note that the prices shown below are all inclusive, this is what you pay us, no additional fees or costs.
Prices mentioned below apply to the following projects: Volunteer Teaching, Orphanage Volunteering, Community Service Volunteering, Slum Outreach, Medical Volunteering
|2 weeks||Volunteer India - 2 weeks||$549||€422|
|3 weeks||Volunteer India - 3 weeks||$674||€518|
|4 weeks||Volunteer India - 4 weeks||$799||€615|
|5 weeks||Volunteer India - 5 weeks||$924||€711|
|6 weeks||Volunteer India - 6 weeks||$1,049||€807|
|7 weeks||Volunteer India - 7 weeks||$1,174||€903|
|8 weeks||Volunteer India - 8 weeks||$1,299||€999|