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Volunteer Abroad


India: Dharamsala, Rural Areas, Shimla

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Travel Types

  • Backpacking
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Climbing
  • Eco Tours
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Hiking
  • Homestay
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature Tours
  • Rafting
  • Student Tours
  • Tours
  • Trekking
  • Yoga


No special qualification needed except a jest for working and exploring the unexplored Himachal Pradesh.


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Nepali

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

The Adventurehills program cost covers all program expenses, including all travel in host country, all food and lodging, all scheduled program activities, (including the cost of all outdoor adventure activities and site seeing etc.), team leaders and in country staff, educational material and other miscellaneous expenses related to the program.

The only costs that the program fee does not cover are personal items and individual free time activities. Personal items would also include health insurance and any medical expenses, travel visas, as well as transportation to and from host country.


25% discounts for spouse and family members.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Microfinance
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Reforestation
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Tree Planting
  • Women
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Each participant is unique! Our participants bring with them a wonderful diversity of backgrounds and interests. Each members share a like mindedness, and bond well, through their common interest and enthusiasm toward the activities and ideals which have drawn them all toward the Adventurehills program. All, in some way or another, are eager to step outside of the path they are on at the moment. To challenge themselves to get out and learn more about the world, and about who they are in relation to that world. Many are taking a break, off in the middle of college, or between graduating high school and beginning college. Several have recently finished college, and want to experience some of the world before starting a career or going on for higher studies. A few are taking time out from a career. Our participants come from all corners of the world.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 10

Scholarships are Available

Students qualify for a 10% discounts.

Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad