Childcare volunteer program in India

voluntariado cuido de niños en orfanato en la India

An extraordinary country that will never cease to surprise you!

Visiting India requires time, research and desire to have a great adventure. India can generate a greater cultural shock than most countries could; it is unique!

Nevertheless, not everything is as beautiful as one would wish. Problems of poverty, inequality and child labor mean that many children don’t have the opportunity of accessing education. This is mainly the case of children who have been abandoned or lost their families, and in some cases children rescued from child labor. These realities steal from the children the joys of their childhood and what they need the most is a lot of affection, love, attention and especially a good education.

Many of the children who come to the orphanage seek help and support from all those who collaborate in the center, including volunteers. We take care of children of all ages, from newborns to 18-year-olds, which are all very important years for the development of their skills and knowledge.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

The volunteer’s collaboration will focus on the following activities:

  • Assisting the teacher during Maths and English lessons
  • Organizing didactic and educational games
  • Preparing dancing, singing and drawing activities
  • Spreading awareness on health and hygiene issues
  • Helping the staff of the orphanage with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and distribution of food

 

As a volunteer, you will have to be prepared for difficult situations. The kind of environment that you will be working in will require you to be prepared to listen to painful stories. You must also be able to adapt and be flexible because you will work with children in rural places. However, this shouldn’t discourage you as the children will welcome you and thank you with the best of their smiles for the support and time you share with them.

 

SCHEDULE AND WORK PLACE

Our volunteers work at the orphanage from Monday to Friday, at least 4 hours a day.  You will be expected to work approximately 20-35 hours a week.

The orphanage is open all year.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Volunteers live in houses intended for volunteers.  The houses are located in several areas of the city center of Jaipur. Some houses are located farther out, approximately 30 minutes from the center.

The house provides access to Wi-fi. It also has kitchen spaces, living room, dining room and a small terrace. You will share rooms with other volunteers of the same gender (approximately four volunteers per room).

The accommodation includes three meals a day.

  • Breakfast: Starts from 8:00 am and usually includes coffee, tea, milk, bread, jam, butter and eggs.
  • Lunch: Is usually served from 12:00 to 2:00pm and includes typical Indian meals.
  • Dinner: Is usually served after 7:00pm and includes meals similar to lunch.

In the house, you have potable water from the tap. It is also recommended that volunteers buy bottled water to drink. In stores, it costs Rs. 20 (€ 0.25) per bottle approximately.

A very important fact: In India, toilet paper is not usually used, so volunteers have to buy and carry their own. You can find it in supermarkets.

 

COST OF THE PROGRAM

The cost of the program is divided into two parts. To register in the program you must pay a deposit of €150 ($185). No later than 1 month before the start of the program, the rest of the program fee should be paid.

2 WEEKS

€660

$814

3 WEEKS

€820

$1012

4 WEEKS

980

$1209

5 WEEKS

€1140

$1407

6 WEEKS

€1300

$1605

8 WEEKS

€1620

$2000

10 WEEKS

€1949

$2406

12 WEEKS €2260

$2790

The orphanage childcare program in India has a cost of €660 ($814) for the first two weeks. Each additional week costs €130 ($160). The prices for the program are in euros, so please check the current exchange rate for better comparison.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

  • Airport pick-up and transport to your accommodation
  • Accommodation in the volunteer’s house
  • Three meals a day during your volunteering
  • Orientation day in the project area
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Induction to the program
  • Volunteering certificate
  • Transportation from the volunteer’s house to the program

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

  • Flights to India
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Health insurance
  • Return to the airport on the last day
  • Extra meals and drinks
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