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Volunteer Teachers Needed!

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months


open ended


Degree and/or certificate of eligibility to teach elementary, middle or high school or experience in teaching and administering school programs are preferred. However, students studying for teaching professions and those currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are also welcome. Those with college degrees and/or life experience in non-teaching areas are also invited to apply.

Applications for volunteer positions may be sent by email/mail to the provided. You must include your bio, the names of two references and your association with them (the references should send their letters of recommendation separately), and your cover letter describing:

* volunteer position sought
* reason/motivation for volunteering
* special areas of interest/expertise that you can cover e.g., arts, music, literature, sports, career counseling, teacher training, others (be specific)
* preferred start and end dates for volunteering
* any alternate period possible if preferred period cannot be accommodated.

It may take us up to 2 months to process an application, due to a high volume of candidates, so in order to be assured full consideration for your application, please apply early.

Minimum Education



  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support

Program Fees Include:

Volunteers at Shanti Bhavan need only to purchase their own flight fare. Accommodations and meals are provided for free.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Computer Training
  • Drama
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Writing

Typical Volunteer

The typical Shanti Bhavan volunteer is fresh out of undergraduate college and is looking for an experience as well as a way to have a meaningful volunteering experience. They may be interested in teaching and education, but they could also be simply passionate about a topic, such as music, and are desperate to share their knowledge with someone who's eager for it. However, our volunteers come from all walks of life and from a large age range.

Age Range

Typically 22+

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 months