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Volunteer with children with disabilities in Varanasi, India

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


3 week trips running from July-September 2017


No formal qualifications required, however we do ask for volunteers to have relevant work experience with children/young adults with disabilities. There is a degree of autonomy to this project; as trained volunteers you will be expected to manage your own timetable, be proactive in interacting with the young people and supporting the full time staff there, and to work together as a team to implement the change that KIIDs Trust Varanasi and the IID staff are working hard to achieve.


  • Hindi

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Administration, DBS check (UK based service to check for criminal records, suitability to work with vulnerable individuals), training, basic accommodation and in country support, and part of the minimum donation is sent to our overseas partner to use directly on the project you are involved in. Funds raised are also used towards materials and equipment for activities and to generally support the children who live at the centre. Please note that flights, travel insurance and the visa are not included.

Experience Required


    Paid or unpaid work with children and/or young adults with disabilities.

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Orphans
  • Pastoral Work
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who are interested and passionate about the work we do and genuinely want to make a difference. Individuals who are proactive, enthusiastic and confident working independently will thrive on these projects. An understanding and respect for local culture and customs is essential to ensure good relationships with the staff, children and community, and to have a positive impact. Many of our volunteers are University students who are looking for work experience or interesting travel opportunities, however we welcome applications from anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in the project and wants to make a difference.

Age Range


This Program is open to

European, British and Irish Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 3-4

Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

3 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network