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Do Meaningful Volunteer Work in India

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Location

India: Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad and 103 other cities

Description

Participating in volunteer projects in India is an excellent way to become more engaged with the local culture while at the same time providing direct and personal opportunities to contribute constructively. It has never been so easy to make a useful contribution to our world and have the time of your life doing it!

Many volunteer programs declare themselves authentic and beneficial for local communities. However, these promises all too often are not held. Frequently your volunteer work cannot be sustained and will leave the lives of the needy untouched. In contrast, we place our volunteers in internationally recognized and self-governed NGOs and other charitable institutions where you can truly impact the lives of local people - in a highly sustainable manner. You will be involved in the tangible improvement of the living conditions of your host culture.

Highlights

Whether it will be in the Indian megacities or in villages deep in the jungles, in grassroots projects or global development initiatives, a huge array of volunteer opportunities are available to fit the experience you are looking for. These opportunities include tutoring in foreign languages, supporting healthcare services, helping to establish community facilities, working with street kids, and protecting the environment. When the day's tasks are done, you will have a tremendous sense of achievement and experience lasting satisfaction. The longer you stay, the higher the rewards as you see the fruits of your labour. And at the end of your volunteer work, you will receive a certificate des

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 3-6 Month, 2-4 Week, 1-2 Year, 5-8 Week, 7-12 Month, 9-12 Week, Multiple Year

Dates

Fully flexible dates

Minimum Education

Diploma/Certification

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Sanskrit
  • Tamil

Credit Available

yes

Salary/Pay

Some organisations pay an allowance to cover living expenses, flight and/or accommodation. The allowance varies, depending on the location and position that you will be assigned to. These stipends are paid only to meet your daily expenses and are not considered to be a salary.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Academic Reinforcement
  • Adult Education
  • Agriculture
  • Aids
  • Animal Welfare
  • Anthropology
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Banking
  • Biological Research
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building/construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare/children
  • Clerical And Office Work
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Community Organizing
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Conservation
  • Cooking
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Cutting Wood
  • Democracy Training
  • Digging
  • Disability Issues
  • Drama
  • Driving
  • Drug Or Alcohol Recovery
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Elderly
  • Elections
  • Energy
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Equestrian
  • Family Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Festivals
  • Fixing Fences
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Gender Issues
  • Geology
  • Global Warming
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Ground Patrol
  • Handicapped
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Home Visit
  • Homelessness
  • Hospital
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Income-generation
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Intervention
  • Journalism
  • Labor Issues
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Literacy
  • Managerial Consulting
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marketing
  • Media Work
  • Medicine
  • Micro-enterprise
  • Microcredit
  • Minority Groups
  • Music
  • Myanmar Cyclone Volunteering
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Office Work
  • Organic Farming
  • Organizational Development
  • Orphans
  • Painting
  • Parks
  • Pastoral Work
  • Peace
  • Planting
  • Playgrounds
  • Popular Education
  • Population Issues
  • Primary Education
  • Professional Services
  • Public Education
  • Public Policy
  • Public Speaking Coordination
  • Reception
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Refugee Relief
  • Relief
  • Religious Instructor
  • Renovation
  • Repairs
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Restoration
  • Sanitation
  • Secondary Education
  • Secretarial
  • Self Help
  • Seniors
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Solar & Hydro Projects
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Strategic Planning
  • Street Kids
  • Teaching
  • Teaching Accounting
  • Technical Assistance
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Translation
  • Transportation
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Veterinary
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water
  • Wildlife Surveying
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Ministry

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi and South African Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Other
  • Dormitory
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 4

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Resume
  • Other
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

Depending on service between a day and four weeks

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network