VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN INDIA
Fascinating and spiritual, two words that define the incredible country of India and that call the attention of everyone who visits it.You can learn about these traditions and many more by volunteering in India.
India is a big country and has wonderful things, but for all its splendour, there is also a lot of need. So, if you want to be part of the team and part of the experience, we encourage you to check out our volunteer programmes in India.
CHILDCARE IN ORPHANAGES
Many children in India need affection, love, attention and quality education. The programme aims to provide adequate care and attention to the children.
ELEPHANT CONSERVATION AND CARE
This beautiful project offers volunteers the opportunity to collaborate with elephants in a responsible and sustainable way. The project is located in a rural area where you are immersed in nature. The main objective is to provide a safe and caring environment for elephants that have previously been used for tourism or other forms of labor.
TEACHING AND TUTORING
Access to education for some children and young people is limited, especially in areas where socially excluded families live in slums. Support children with your knowledge and skills and discover a unique culture.
SUPPORT AND EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENTS
The volunteer programme in India in support of women has been set up to support the basic education and skills development of women living in rural areas, slums, villages and particularly excluded women.
We collaborate in the medical and health volunteering programme in India. Where, together with the medical team, you can treat and help children and young people from vulnerable communities in India.
What are the requirements to volunteer in India?
Volunteers are an important pillar for the development of the volunteer programmes in India where we collaborate. To participate in some of the programmes you don’t need to be an expert, with these minimum requirements you can participate:
- 18 years of age or older
- Willingness to do a variety of jobs
- Communicative, participative and committed person.
- Good conduct and respectful of the people you are working with and the community
- Be aware of the culture and customs of the country you are working in
- Ability to work in a team
Where will I be during my volunteering in India?
The volunteer projects in India take place in Jaipur, India.
When can I volunteer program in India?
All volunteer projects in India are open all year round.
Teaching projects are closed during holidays and public holidays, please check availability.
For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.
The steps to follow to register are as follows:
- Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
- Wait for our confirmation of availability.
- Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
- You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
- You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
- A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
- Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.
To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:
- To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
- To be a participative and committed person.
- Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
- To know how to adapt and work in a team.
- Criminal record certificate for social work.
- Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
- Appropriate clothing for the destination.
- Knowledge of English.
VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION IN INDIA
Volunteers are accommodated in a volunteer house in central and outlying areas of Jaipur.
Volunteer accommodation in India
WHAT DOES THE ACCOMMODATION OFFER?
- Bed in a shared room with other volunteers.
- 3 meals during your stay in the volunteer program.
- Laundry area to wash clothes by hand.
- Use of common areas.
Meals usually include the following:
- Breakfast, tea/coffee + bread or Poha or Indian Paratha.
- Lunch and dinner, you will have 2 types of Indian vegetables + Roti (Chapati’s) + Rice + Yoghurt + Pickles.
- Usually there is always a fruit basket that you can use at any time.
A very important thing to keep in mind is that toilet paper is not commonly used in India. The volunteer must carry or purchase it on his own. You can find them in supermarkets.
HOW IS THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION?
Upon arrival in India, Jaipur International Airport (JAI), you will be welcomed by the local coordinator every Saturday.
Depending on the time you arrive, you will be given an orientation, where you will be briefed on the basic rules of the house and the place. In addition, the program activities in which you will participate will be explained to you.
VISA FOR INDIA
To enter India it is mandatory to have a visa. They have a maximum duration of 60 days. The procedure can be done through the official web page of the e-Visa.
ealizas the payment (50 € more or less) and proceed to send it to your email. It may take some time for the email to arrive, since they must first confirm the payment.
If your application is accepted, the word Granted should appear on the status page. You must print this authorization and carry it with you throughout your trip.
SECURITY IN INDIA
India is considered a safe country. But nothing is perfect, and as in many countries of the world, it is necessary to take certain precautions and to know how to manage in certain areas.
Tourist areas are generally safe, but we still recommend that you keep these details in mind:
- Notify your coordinator, in case you are going on an excursion.
- Have your coordinator’s phone number and the address where you are staying.
- Avoid giving out information about the place where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers.
- Do not bring anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s house.
- Avoid risky areas in every place you visit.
- Travel frugally in your daily transfers and on your excursions.
- Avoid drawing attention to yourself with jewelry and accessories.
- If possible, avoid taking out your cell phone in public places.
- Try to use the country’s safe transportation services.
- Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets.
- Never take someone you do not know in an unfamiliar vehicle or in your own vehicle.
- Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.
The financial contribution is divided into two parts:
- The registration fee, which you will donate to the Adventure Volunteer association. This contribution has a tax benefit of 80% which you can deduct in your income tax return.
- The remaining part of the cost of the programme will go to the partner organisation that we will send on your behalf as a substitute or you can hand it in directly to the project.
WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA OFFER?
- Welcome at the Jaipur airport
- Accommodation for the duration of your stay
- 3 meals during your volunteer placement from Monday to Sunday
- 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
- Programme monitoring and evaluation
- Orientation and induction to the project
- Accident and liability insurance
- Tax certificate
- Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
- Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA?
- Flight to India
- Travel medical insurance
- Internal transport or excursions
- Travel within or outside the country
- Vaccinations, if required
- Mineral water
- Departure tax
- Personal sightseeing
- Beverages, diets and special meals
- Bottled water
How to book a volunteering in India?
Once you fill in the form to the programme, we will verify everything and confirm your place within 24 hours.
You pay the registration fee within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed and you will be formally part of the family.
We send you the volunteer guide, compulsory insurances and the international volunteer agreement.