Volunteer in India

Program Snapshot

Location: 
Northern India
Age: 
18 years +
Minimum Stay: 
1 week
Airport Pickup: 
Free in Jaipur and Dharamsala. Transfers from Delhi can be arranged.
Costs: 
LV registration fees plus program fees from US$310 for one week.
Accommodation: 
Homestay or Volunteer House.
Language: 
English required

Program overview

Volunteering in India through Love Volunteers is a marvellous way to experience this most distinctive of countries. Anyone electing to volunteer here is certain to have a life-changing and memorable time. What makes volunteering so personally satisfying is the degree of interaction with the people of your host country, and the knowledge that one’s contribution is truly needed. Love Volunteers and its partner in India have done everything to ensure volunteers gain real benefit from their stay here, while remaining safe and gaining the respect of the people with whom they come into contact.

Much of the challenge and the pleasure derive from the meeting of cultures takes place when the volunteer embarks on the India experience. Encountering unfamiliar ways of thinking, speaking, and interacting will mean that you are constantly challenged and able to absorb the customs and culture of this enchanting country. Love Volunteers' partner in India hosts placements in two distinct destinations: Jaipur and Dharamsala.

Volunteering in India involves assisting on any one of a large selection of projects available, from working with children to developing sports opportunities. A range of personal skills will come into play, including decision-making, and initiative, as well as creative problem-solving. You’ll need stamina, resourcefulness, respect and a sense of humour.

If you need more info about India take a look at Lonely Planet and Wikitravel.