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Special Needs Children in Chennai

Program Duration

5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Throughout the year


Patience and energy.

Intern Types

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work


  • English

Cost in US$:

Costs vary depending on duration. Please contact us for details

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure Support: ELI's expert staff will be happy to assist you with planning your trip
* Airport Pickup: Participants are met when they arrive at the airport in Chennai and brought to the program accommodation
* In-Country Orientation: Each program starts with a 2-3 day orientation to help participants get their feet on the ground and able to navigate South India
* In-country Staff Support: ELI's India coordinator has years of experience working with Volunteers, Interns, and Study Abroad Students. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.
* Accommodations: Participants stay in housing associated with the project and are provided with three basic vegetarian meals a day.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Health
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work