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Volunteer in North-West India

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


March to December


If you have no experience of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), you will need to take a short course in TEFL (an intensive weekend course would be the minimum requirement). A love of children and an ability to communicate skills and knowledge to them is essential. Our volunteers must also be mature, patient, tolerant and diplomatic.

Minimum Education



  • English

Cost in US$:

From approx. USD 640 for minimum two months

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Placement at the school
* Support from a local HELP representative
* Written documentation about all aspects of working and living in your Himalayan community
* A pack of TEFL materials
* Full board and accommodation at the Academy
* A donation to the school and other projects supported by HELP


The benefits are non-monetary: a beautiful location, a new culture, charming children and the chance to explore the Himalayas.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

Because these opportunities are best suited to mature people, our volunteers are likely to be (but not exclusively) from one of the following categories: working people taking a career break, retired people who are not yet ready to put their feet up, graduates wanting to have an adventure before starting their careers, and students aged at least 19.

Age Range

19 upwards

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 -4 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network