The Golden Triangle Experience
This exciting program is perfect for those who wish to volunteer, travel and experience the magical country of India all in a short period of time. Offering a wonderful combination of volunteering and fun, this initiative includes volunteering time with disadvantaged children in Delhi and at an Elephant Camp in Jaipur. Travel incorporates Delhi, Jaipur and Agra! Perfect for students, gappers, and career-breakers alike, as well as those simply looking for a meaningful holiday experience, this fully guided program is spread over two fun-packed weeks, and gives participants great insight into the culture, cuisine and traditions of India, through visits to major cities, historical monuments, local markets and authentic restaurants. In between adventure-filled weekends, participants on this program get to spend some valuable time volunteering at an Elephant Camp in Jaipur. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the local community, and to spend some time with these majestic animals! With a combination of community-based voluntary service work, and lots of traveling and sightseeing, this program is a perfect choice for people of all ages and backgrounds searching for a cultural experience with the satisfaction of volunteering in magical India!
Goals of this Project:
- Interact with and assist disadvantaged children in Delhi
- Provide support to vulnerable animals in India
- Expose others to the people and culture of India
- Promote India as a major tourism destination to international volunteers/tourists
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits locals and international volunteers alike.
How You Can Help
Volunteers with a passion for helping both children and animals will find this to be an extremely rewarding program. Volunteering in both Delhi, where there is a choice of participating on either the Street Children program or Childcare and Development program, and helping on an elephant camp in Jaipur where vulnerable animals are given the chance at a better life. Participants on this program will gain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help those in need while gaining a fantastic traveling experience. This exciting volunteering travel program includes; pickup from Delhi airport/railway/bus station, program orientation, extensive information prior to arrival, accommodation and meals, placement and assistance in work area, assistance for local sightseeing, all program relevant materials, city tours of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, visit to the magical Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and a traditional Rajasthani village, all hotel stays during the expedition and all travel by Indian Railway. Entrance fees are additional and cost approximately $80-$100. A full itinerary is available on request. For those who wish to do so, volunteers who complete this two-week program can opt to extend their stay and continue with additional volunteering work on any of Love Volunteer’s programs in Delhi.
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of India. This project is best suited to those volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project as they will not only get to experience the wonderful sights and sounds of this fascinating country, but will also have the opportunity to assist the local people and communities along the way. The project is also open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check
Volunteers on this incredible program have the enviable opportunity to experience 3 of India's most popular cities: Delhi with its buzzing, vibrant atmosphere; Jaipur where history beckons from every corner and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
All this and the chance to volunteer both in Delhi and at an authentic Elephant Camp in Jaipur. What an introduction to Indian history and culture!
Start Dates & Duration
This project is available year-round on set dates with SUNDAY arrival.
Volunteers who complete this two-week program can opt to extend their stay and continue with additional volunteering work on any of our programs in Delhi.
Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
For current available start dates please check the calendar on the right.
Arrival & Orientation
Volunteers are met on arrival into Delhi airport and taken to the volunteer house where they can meet with their hosts and fellow volunteers. The following day (Monday) an orientation session is held to introduce volunteers to the program and their new environment. The session will cover safety, transportation, basic culture and history and is a chance to get to know other volunteers and the local team and ask any questions you may have.
Volunteers are also welcome to join us for an optional Orientation Week in Delhi (details provided in the Additional Info. section).
- Arrival Day: SUNDAY 6:30AM - 10PM
- Departure Day: SUNDAY
- Arrival Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India (DEL)
Accommodation & Meals
Volunteers on this incredible program are accommodated in a Volunteer House in Delhi and hostels in Jaipur and Agra.
The accommodation in all cases is comfortable and well equipped. Rooms are typically shared by up to 4 volunteers in dormitory style (bunk) or single beds. Bathrooms have western-style facilities and hot showers and air-conditioning is provided for comfort in the summer months. Bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and towels. Super easy!
Breakfast is provided daily whilst volunteering and other meals are as detailed in the program itinerary.
*In addition to the program fees listed above a Registration Fee is payable to secure your place. The registration fee is USD 299 for those volunteering with Love Volunteers for the first time or USD 149 for any subsequent volunteer placements. The registration fee includes: lifetime LV Alumni Membership, fundraising support & advice, dedicated pre-departure support, certificate of completion (on request), and exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner.
Some things are not included in the program fees listed above, such as flights, visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, additional foods and snacks, spending money, local transport, in-country trips and excursions, return airport transfer (unless mentioned above).
Please note that prices are subject to change without notice. Please ensure you have read the Love Volunteers Terms and Conditions & Refund Policy.
Orientation Week (Optional Extra – US$250):
This one week program allows new arrivals to gain knowledge about the culture, traditions, customs and language of India. Participants are given Hindi language and history lessons, introduced to the famous Indian cuisine and also get to experience a Bollywood movie!
Below is an sample itinerary.
Day 1 - Welcome to India, introduction to the program in Delhi, safety briefing, basic culture and history about India. In the afternoon, volunteers can explore the local market with their new friends. Welcome dinner at a local Indian restaurant is a perfect chance to interact with each other and the local team.
Day 2 - Start to explore Delhi by visiting Birla Mandir and get a street view of India Gate, President Estate and Parliament house. Lunch at a local restaurant and go on to see Akshardham Temple – the world’s largest Hindu temple.
Day 3 – In-House Session: Volunteers have an interactive session with the local coordinator on cultural topics such as the arranged marriage and joint family systems. In the afternoon volunteers are given a Hindi Language session in which they can learn the basic Hindi words.
Day 4 – Second Hindi language class for 3 hours, covering more words and vocabulary to help you in daily use. In the evening watch a Bollywood movie – in Hindi!
Day 5 - Discover Delhi - Go on a guided tour to Delhi's most visited tourist spots. This would be a full day tour of New Delhi including a lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 6 – (Optional – US$100) - Visit India’s most famous landmark – the Taj Mahal!
This program is highly recommended for volunteers planning on joining us in Delhi and provides a perfect start to a volunteering placement!