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Volunteer in Dharamsala. An Amazing Experience Abroad!

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates

Summer Dates Available

Qualifications

No special skills required.

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Home-Base stays start at approx. $3200

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Language instruction
  • Excursions
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Personalized Volunteer Placement: with our Partner Programs based on your skills and interests, including all the coordination, in-person visits and communication necessary with each local organization.
* Planned Cultural Activities with excursions, special events, and discussions with a variety of local cultural, professional, governmental and community agencies and people.
* Cross-Cultural Solutions' Home-Base, providing you with a comfortable, safe place to live, the basic amenities, all of your meals, and transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions' placements and programs.
* Homestay: Volunteers live and eat with a local family, some ground transportation is available.
* An experienced Program Manager, who will serve as your coordinator, guide, and liaison with our in-country staff.
* In-country basic language assistance.
* Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
* In-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
* Country-based airport transportation.
* Local phone calls and In-coming international phone service.
* A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

While other volunteer programs may require certain skills or degrees, Cross-Cultural Solutions' programs are open to everyone. No matter what you believe your skill level to be, you have something meaningful and helpful to offer. We are dedicated to providing a meaningful placement for anyone willing to volunteer, and believe that the only skills required for international volunteering are a willingness to learn and an open mind.

Age Range

18 and older or the High School 15-17 Program

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Other
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home

Institution Affiliates:

The International Volunteer Programs Association