India

Voluntariado en la India

VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA

Fascinating and spiritual, two words that define the incredible country of India and that attracts the attention of everyone who visits it. Not only a destination, but an unforgettable experience.

You can learn about these traditions and many more as a volunteer in this country. We collaborate in social programs that you can be a part of. Coming as a volunteer gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in this country, get to know its people and customs.

India is a big country and has wonderful things, but in spite of all its splendor, there is also much need. So, if you want to be part of the team and this experience, we encourage you to get to know the volunteer programs and start planning and organizing your adventure.

PROGRAMS IN INDIA

Volunteer in India WOMEN SHELTER

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The volunteer program at the women's shelter seeks to support excluded women so that they can have better access to social and economic resources. Help them recover!

voluntariado enseñanza en la india

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Many children need affection, love, attention and above all a good education. Support us to make the change!

CARE CHILDRENS ORPHANTAR IN INDIA VOLUNTEER

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Activities at the reception centre start at 8:00 until 16:00 from Monday to Friday. You will have the weekends to get to know and visit the country.

We collaborate all year round.

Volunteers stay in the volunteer house in central areas and outside Jaipur.

You will share rooms with other volunteers (approx. 4 volunteers per room) in addition to the 3 daily meals.

An important fact: In India, toilet paper is rarely used. The volunteer must bring or buy it on their own. You can find them in the supermarkets.

For Adventure Volunteer volunteers have been an important pillar for the development of the volunteer programs where we work. Participating in some of the volunteer programs in which we collaborate does not require being an expert or having a specific specialty, only with these requirements that we mention you can participate:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in volunteer programs with Adventure Volunteer.
  • Availability for various jobs.
  • Be a communicative, participative and committed person.
  • Have a good behavior and be respectful with the people who collaborate and the community.
  • You must be aware of the culture and customs of the country you are collaborating with.
  • Ability to work in a team.

 

In the specific case of social programs in Costa Rica, the volunteer must provide the following additional information:

  • One passport-size photo
  • Copy of passport information sheet
  • Criminal record sheet (police check)

In the case of support programmes for women’s shelters and childcare centres, the costs are 585€ from 2 weeks onwards.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED ?

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • Meals during the performance of your volunteer work
  • Orientation and induction to the programme and country
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Certificate of participation


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Flight to India
  • Entry fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Return to the airport on the last day
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • Visa, if necessary

ARRIVAL AT YOUR DESTINATION

Upon arrival in India, the local coordinator will pick you up from Jaipur International Airport (JAI). You will be taken by public transport to the place where you will stay until the end of your project.

Depending on the time you arrive, the coordinator will give you the orientation the same day or the next day, where he or she will tell you in a general way the basic rules of the house and the place where it is located. In addition, the program to be developed will be explained to you. 

 

WEATHER

You will find a climate typical of tropical areas, in which dry and very hot periods alternate with monsoon rains.  In winter, from December to February, the nights and dawns are cool and the days have a pleasant temperature.  The heat begins to be intense in the month of April and intensifies until the month of June.  From June the monsoon rains arrive.  The temperature is very pleasant and the landscape is full of beauty.  In mid-September the monsoon rains begin to disappear and the days become sunny and the temperatures are warm, but pleasant.

 

CURRENCY

The official currency in India is the Rupee.  The coins you can find are 1,2,5 and 10 rupees. The bills are 5,10,20,50 as well as 100 and 500 rupees.

For your volunteer trip, the money you carry must be in rupees.  You can make the change in your country before traveling in your bank or withdraw money by credit cards in India.

 

FLIGHTS

Your flight must have as its final destination Jaipur International Airport, where you will be transferred to the place where the program is developed, according to organization and information given by the coordinator.

Flights cost between 500 and 800 euros depending on the season.  You can find flights in the following airlines: Emirates, Lufthansa, KLM, Iberia Air Canada.

MUMBAI OR BOMBAY

Financial capital of India and one of the largest megacities in the world. The dimensions and the explosion of life that takes place in its streets justify its visit. In this beautiful city you can observe, like nowhere else, the encounter between east and west.

Among the visits we recommend the area of Colaba, still brimming with the colonial heritage left by the British. Also the elephant island, patrimony of humanity, with its cave temples excavated in the rock.

You can not miss the largest open laundry in the world, the most modern Mumbai walking at sunset along the promenade of Marine Drive and especially walk its streets.

 

BHANDARDARA

It is a magical enclave, surrounded by spectacular mountains on the shores of the artificial lake created by the English when they built the Wilson Dam. Around the lake we can visit the villages belonging to tribal groups, surrounded by rice fields.

You can also learn firsthand about the life of the original settlers of India or Adivasi. In the town of Ratanwadi you can visit the ancient and millenary temple of Amruteshwar. From there you can also do a beautiful trekking to Ratangad Fort. Not far from there is the impressive Sadhan Valley Canyon.

 

NASIK

It is one of the oldest holy cities in India. In the old town you can admire what the traditional constructions were like. The epicentre of the city is Ramkund, crossed by the sacred river Godavari, known as the South Ganges. Around this area there are many temples, some of incalculable historical and artistic value.

To get to Nasik by local bus, it takes about an hour and a half. In Nasik road we find the nearest railway station to Sangamner, from where you can travel to almost any point in central and northern India.

 

TAJ MAHAL

Located in the city of Agra, is considered the best mausoleum in the world and one of the seven wonders. It is not only a building, it is made up of 22 small domes, which symbolize the years that the construction lasted. Above the main building we can see the great dome that is the Crown of the palace.

Its immense courtyard, with its marble pond and the various gardens and fountains highlight its beauty. The Taj Mahal is a magical place that will surely surprise you.

 

ELLORA AND AJANTA IN AURANGABAD

The city of Aurangabad is about five hours by bus from Sangamner. One of the reasons everyone visits Aurangabad is because it is the starting point for visiting one of India’s main artistic and cultural treasures, the Ellora and Ajanta Caves. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Ellora is about 30 km from the city and can be visited in a day along with the impressive medieval fortress of Daulatabad. Ajanta is a little further away but it is well worth it. (Include)

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO INDIA?

India is a very large country, so it is difficult to determine the best time to travel to India. We can say that the ideal time depends on the area you are interested in visiting. In general, you can go both in summer and winter, only in winter you must take into account the monsoon (overflowing rivers). that occurs in some parts of India.

 

CAN YOU TRAVEL TO INDIA WITHOUT KNOWING ENGLISH?

It will be a little difficult for you to communicate with people if you do not know English, this language is the most used with tourists. In the suitcase carry a dictionary or before traveling to practice it.

Your place is reserved within 7 days, after filling out the registration form to carry out a program in India.

To obtain a place, a deposit of 150€ must be paid during the 7-day period. Once paid, your place will be guaranteed and you will be formally part of the Adventure Volunteer family.

As soon as you make the payment, we will send you an email to confirm your place. In addition, you will be informed of absolutely everything you need to know to prepare your trip correctly. The rest of the payment is made one month before your incorporation to the project.

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