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Volunteer in India. An Amazing Adventure Abroad!

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week




If you have energy to work with kids, an open mind, and are willing to serve as part of a team and take direction from local leaders, you will make a positive contribution to this exciting volunteer program!


  • English

Cost in US$:

2,095- 2,495/ 1-3 wks - negotiable

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Your service program fee supports the community's on-going development programs for homeless children, and also covers your meals, lodging, transportation within the work site, project expenses, administrative costs, and the services of a trained team leader. Global Volunteers has pledged ongoing support and resources to feed and house the estimated 500 orphaned or abandoned children in the Chennai area in secure, clean and caring facilities. The service program cost does not cover free-time expenses, or your airfare or other travel to the host community. All costs, including airfare, are tax-deductible for U.S. tax-payers.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Education
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Orphans
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Our volunteers are culturally curious and open-minded people looking to contribute to a community development project and to improve their understanding of different ways of life. They are all ages, from various ethnic backgrounds, and of all different professions, such as educators, students, laborers, medical professionals, full-time parents, computer professionals, artists, lawyers and the like.

Age Range

Adults of all ages; minor ages 15-17 with parent.

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 4 to 15

Scholarships are Available

Check with us throughout the year for available scholarships and fundraising opportunities.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

12 hours

Post Services Include

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