Volunteer in India


Sustainable agriculture, creative teaching and yoga experience
Kundapur, Karnataka       December 5 - December 18, 2016


Volunteer project: Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region. We have been involved in developing projects in this region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact, practicing Yoga and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

The volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Baseline survey and mapping;
• Conservation of natural resources: soil and water conservation, live hedge fencing, fruit and forest tree planting;
• Implementation of sustainable agriculture practices: crop cultivation, composting, kitchen garden, medicinal plants cultivation, nursery management;
• Maintenance and management: after care, basin making, watering, pruning, protection, etc.;
• Post-harvest practices: threshing, cleaning;
• Documentation of traditional cultivation practices;
• Learning the basics of Yoga and practicing Yoga every day;
• Teaching basic English in schools, introducing creative learning through art, music, games, etc.;
• Promoting Health and Hygiene Awareness;
• Promoting Eco friendly practices.

Yoga is a complete science of life that originated in India many thousands of years ago. It is the oldest system of personal development in the world encompassing the entire Body, Mind and Spirit. It is the union between a person's own consciousness and the universal consciousness. The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5000 years. The word Yoga means "to join or yoke together," and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.
During the project, the volunteers will learn the basics of Yoga. Every day there will be topics covered by a professional master, which will be practiced by the volunteers.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural and religious sites, family visits as part of the inter-cultural learning and participation in cultural programs with the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the local training center, in shared rooms.

Location: Kundapur is a coastal town in Udupi district, Karnataka state in South India. Kundapur is located at the Arabian sea coast, 440 km north west of Bangalore, 91 km north of Mangalore and 35 km from Udupi. The nearest international airports are Bangalore and Mangalore. Kundapur can also be reached from Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore and Kerala by train/bus.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 14,000 Indian Rupees (about $210 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching, raising environmental awareness and renovating schools in Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan       December 5 - December 18, 2016


Volunteer project: Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvelous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well-planned cities of its time. The graceful architecture of the city that runs across in pink colour has earned Jaipur the title of "The Pink City". Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is flocked by masses for its fine jewelry, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine. The growth of the city is also contributed by the rapidly developing social infrastructure with super-speciality hospitals and medical centers, institutions of higher learning and schools.

The purpose of the volunteer project is to create awareness on environmental issues affecting this city, to create better learning facilities for school kids, and to provide community service to slum dwellers and poor children.

The project involves teaching basic English to children from poor and marginalized communities in non-formal schools through creative teaching methods like art, music, games, etc. The volunteers will undertake simple renovation work to improve school infrastructure including renovation of a school kitchen, wall painting and making a kitchen garden. The group will hold meetings with the local community to promote health, hygiene, and awareness on environmental issues. Volunteers will also plant trees along with community members.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural, historic and religious sites; Cultural exchange with the community; Interaction with slum kids.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guesthouse, in shared rooms.

Location: Jaipur is located 268 km south of Delhi, the national capital and is well connected to other parts of the country through air, rail and road. Jaipur International Airport is located 13 km from Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected by bus and trains to most of the major cities in India. Regular buses are available from Delhi and other cities in North India.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 14,000 Indian Rupees (about $210 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Sustainable agriculture, creative teaching and yoga experience
Kundapur, Karnataka       6 projects of 2 wks from January to December


Volunteer project: Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region. We have been involved in developing projects in the region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact, practicing Yoga and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

The volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Baseline survey and mapping;
• Conservation of natural resources: soil and water conservation, live hedge fencing, fruit and forest tree planting;
• Implementation of sustainable agriculture practices: crop cultivation, composting, kitchen garden, medicinal plants cultivation, nursery management;
• Maintenance and management: after care, basin making, watering, pruning, protection, etc.;
• Post-harvest practices: threshing, cleaning;
• Documentation of traditional cultivation practices;
• Learning the basics of Yoga and practicing Yoga every day;
• Teaching basic English in schools, introducing creative learning through art, music, games, etc.;
• Promoting Health and Hygiene Awareness;
• Promoting Eco friendly practices.

Yoga is a complete science of life that originated in India many thousands of years ago. It is the oldest system of personal development in the world encompassing the entire Body, Mind and Spirit. It is the union between a person's own consciousness and the universal consciousness. The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5000 years. The word Yoga means "to join or yoke together", and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.
During the project, the volunteers will learn the basics of Yoga. Every day there will be topics covered by a professional master, which will be practiced by the volunteers.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural and religious sites, family visits as part of the inter-cultural learning and participation in cultural programs with the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the local training center, in shared rooms.

Location: Kundapur is a coastal town in Udupi district, Karnataka state in South India. Kundapur is located at the Arabian sea coast, 440 km north west of Bangalore, 91 km north of Mangalore and 35 km from Udupi. The nearest international airports are Bangalore and Mangalore. Kundapur can also be reached from Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore and Kerala by train/bus.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 14,000 Indian Rupees (about $210 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
January 2 - January 15, 2017
March 6 - March 19, 2017
June 5 - June 18, 2017
October 2 - October 15, 2017
November 6 - November 19, 2017
December 4 - December 17, 2017

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Teaching children through art and games and participating in the Goa Carnival
Goa       February 20 - March 5, 2017


Volunteer project: Situated on the west coast of India, on the shore of the Arabian Sea, Goa was the former Portuguese colony in India. It is one of India's most cherished and prominent locations for travelers since many years for its remarkable palm-fringed beaches.

The aim of this project is to assist in schools and orphanages and to try to create a safer, cleaner and environmentally friendly atmosphere for the children. The volunteers will also support the Goa Carnival with their active participation and creativity.

The international volunteers will teach basic English, Health and Hygiene awareness to children employing creative teaching methods through play, art and music. In addition, the volunteers will help improve the infrastructure of a local school or an orphanage by taking up simple renovation work like wall painting, tree planting, creating a kitchen garden, minor repairs, etc.

The volunteers will take part in the Goa Carnival which is a three day festival. The Carnival was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over Goa for four centuries. Huge parades are organized throughout the state including colorful floats and troupes of costumed revelers with live bands, dances and non-stop festivities. During the Carnival, the volunteers will help the local people in installing and managing their food stalls, which is a good opportunity for the volunteers to interact with the locals.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural and religious sites, Indian family visits, intercultural exchange with the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Canacona, a seaside village in Goa, 650 km south of Mumbai. The nearest international airports are Mumbai, Bangalore and Panjim. The nearest railway station is Madgaon. Buses operate on a daily basis from Mumbai, Bangalore, Panjim and Madgaon.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Learn about Tibetan culture, support a local school and hike in the Himalayas
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh       7 projects of 3 wks from March to October


Volunteer project: Valleys of the Himalayas - This small paradise on earth is home to His Holiness Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.

The project aims to provide sanitation and safety wall facilities for a local school and a cleaner environment for the community which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management and watershed management systems. The project also wants to create awareness on the Tibetan migrants and their culture.
We have been conducting international volunteer projects in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala for the last 10 years with the purpose of bringing a sustainable model for development of the region in partnership with school management committees, the Tibetan Welfare Office and the local municipality.

In the first two weeks of the project, the volunteers will work on the renovation of school buildings and walls, wall painting, educational murals, teaching basic English and Mathematics to children. There will be also cleanup activities in the area of the waterfalls, creating awareness among the community and tourists to support responsible tourism, Health and Hygiene awareness and tree planting to avoid landslides. Through their work in the community, the volunteers will promote eco-friendly practices.

Leisure activities: During the project, the volunteers will get the opportunity to learn about the Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and their re-settlement in India. There will be cultural activities, visits to important cultural sites and various Tibetan institutes, meetings with Tibetan monks and the local community.

On the third week of the project, the volunteers will take part in a four-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamsala and Triund.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district. Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kilometers from Delhi. Dharamshala is accessible by bus on a daily basis from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India. The nearest railway stations are Pathankot and Kangra Mandir. Delhi is the nearest international airport.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 18,000 Indian Rupees (about $270 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 6 - March 26, 2017
April 3 - April 23, 2017
June 5 - June 25, 2017
July 3 - July 23, 2017
August 7 - August 27, 2017
September 4 - September 24, 2017
October 9 - October 29, 2017

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Protection of the World Heritage Site at Hampi
Hampi, Karnataka       June 12 - June 25, 2017


Volunteer project: Located in the central part of the state of Karnataka, in the southern part of India, Hampi is definitely one of the most interesting travel destinations on the map of India. It is famous for its ruins belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The temples of Hampi, its monolithic sculptures and monuments are breathtaking. The Hindu style of architecture found at Hampi speaks of the splendor of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Hampi attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year. Vast stretches of boulder-strewn hills make the backdrop of Hampi unique. Dotted around the hills and valleys are over 500 monuments. Among them are beautiful temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings, etc. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise - every monument hides more than it reveals.

The project in Hampi will focus on the protection of the cultural heritage and the sites of historical importance and on creating awareness among the locals, school children, tour guides and tourists. We've been running the projects in Hampi for the past 9 years with the cooperation of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Archaeological Survey of India and local associations.

The international volunteers will take part in the following activities:
• An introductory session with archaeology and heritage conservation officials
• Clean-up activities around the monuments in Hampi
• Planting trees
• Awareness Walk and Street Play with locals
• Organizing a Drawing competition for the school children and opening it up to local people by setting up an open gallery

Leisure activities: Cultural visit to the sites and temples, interacting with the school children and local community. The volunteers will also participate in local festivals that happen during the days of the project.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Hampi is located in the state of Karnataka, 350 km north of Bangalore and 13 km from Hospet. Hampi is accessible by bus from Bangalore and Goa. The nearest railway station is in Hospet. The nearest international airports are Bangalore, Mumbai and Panjim.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Sustainable agriculture, creative teaching and Ayurveda experience
Kundapur, Karnataka       3 projects of 2 wks from July to September


Volunteer project: Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region. We have been involved in developing projects in the region for many years and have formed a very strong network of local partners and local volunteers.

The focus of the project is providing field-based knowledge on sustainable agriculture and its impact, learning about Ayurveda and introducing creative learning methods in schools. The group will work with farmers, women groups and schools in different villages in the region.

The volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Baseline survey and mapping;
• Conservation of natural resources: soil and water conservation, live hedge fencing, fruit and forest tree planting;
• Implementation of sustainable agriculture practices: crop cultivation, composting, kitchen garden, medicinal plants cultivation, nursery management;
• Maintenance and management: after care, basin making, watering, pruning, protection, etc.;
• Post-harvest practices: threshing, cleaning;
• Documentation of traditional cultivation practices;
• Sessions on the science of Ayurveda;
• Nature walks to learn about plants and their medicinal value;
• Learning how to make homemade remedies;
• Teaching basic English in schools, introducing creative learning through art, music, games, etc.;
• Promoting Health and Hygiene Awareness;
• Promoting Eco friendly practices.

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old Indian health care system that is widely practiced even today. "Ayur" in Sanskrit means "life" and "Veda" mean "science". It is a perfect Science of health and longevity. This holistic science is the knowledge of complete balance of the Body, Mind and Spirit, including the emotions and psychology, on all levels.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural and religious sites, family visits as part of the inter-cultural learning and participation in cultural programs with the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the local training center, in shared rooms.

Location: Kundapur is a coastal town in Udupi district, Karnataka state in South India. Kundapur is located at the Arabian sea coast, 440 km north west of Bangalore, 91 km north of Mangalore and 35 km from Udupi. The nearest international airports are Bangalore and Mangalore. Kundapur can also be reached from Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Mangalore and Kerala by train/bus.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 10 - July 23, 2017
August 14 - August 27, 2017
September 11 - September 24, 2017

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Teaching, raising environmental awareness and renovating schools in Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan       2 projects of 2 wks in July and November


Volunteer project: Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the marvelous state of Rajasthan, is one of the well-planned cities of its time. The graceful architecture of the city that runs across in pink colour has earned Jaipur the title of "The Pink City". Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is flocked by masses for its fine jewelry, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.

The purpose of the volunteer project is to create awareness on environmental issues affecting this city, to create better learning facilities for school kids, and to provide community service to slum dwellers and poor children.

The project involves teaching basic English to children from poor and marginalized communities in non-formal schools through creative teaching methods like art, music, games, etc. The volunteers will undertake simple renovation work to improve school infrastructure including renovation of a school kitchen, wall painting and making a kitchen garden. The group will hold meetings with the local community to promote health, hygiene, and awareness on environmental issues. Volunteers will also plant trees along with community members.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural, historic and religious sites; Cultural exchange with the community; Interaction with slum kids.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guesthouse, in shared rooms.

Location: Jaipur is located 268 km south of Delhi, the national capital and is well connected to other parts of the country through air, rail and road. Jaipur International Airport is located 13 km from Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected by bus and trains to most of the major cities in India. Regular buses are available from Delhi and other cities in North India.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 17 - July 30, 2017
November 6 - November 19, 2017

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Heritage conservation and awareness campaign in the ancient Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu       July 24 - August 6, 2017


Volunteer project: Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is an ancient historic town famous for its stone carvings and cave temples. It was a bustling sea port - ancient Indian traders who went to countries of south-east Asia sailed from the sea port of Mahablipuram. The structures here, mostly carved straight out of granite, are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture. Mahabalipuram was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

The main objective of the project in Mahabalipuram is to spark interest among the local community by involving students and international volunteers in activities that promote sensitivity and respect towards the World Heritage site. The project in Mahabalipuram will focus on the protection of the cultural heritage and the sites of historical importance and on creating awareness among the locals, school children, college students, tour guides and tourists.

The international volunteers will take part in the following activities:
• Promoting heritage conservation
• Awareness Walk and Street Play with college students and locals
• Tree planting
• Promotion of the Young Guardian Club to encourage active youth participation
• Discussions with college students on the issues of heritage protection and conservation
• Learning sculpture

Leisure activities: Visiting heritage, cultural and religious sites, intercultural exchange with the fishermen community, interaction with college students.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Mahabalipuram is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, 60 km from Chennai and 100 km from Pondicherry. Mahabalipuram is accessible by bus from Chennai, Bangalore and Pondicherry. There are domestic and international airports in Bangalore and Chennai.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Rainforest conservation in the Western Ghats
Western Ghats, Karnataka       August 7 - August 20, 2017


Volunteer project: Agumbe is a small village of the Western Ghats located in Shimoga district, in the Malnad region of Karnataka state. Agumbe is most famous for the highest recorded rainfall in Southern India, and for its scenic outlook and Sunset View Point.

The volunteer project will focus on conserving the biodiversity of the Agumbe forest which receives the second highest annual rainfall in the country. The Agumbe forest is in the Western Ghats which is internationally recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biodiversity. The project will be implemented in coordination with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India and the Agumbe Rainforest Research Center.

The volunteers will be in contact with conservancy officials and will attend learning sessions with the Rainforest research centre. Volunteers' main duties involve raising awareness about the conservation of natural resources, tree planting, help removing weeds and other threatening species.

Leisure activities: Visiting cultural and natural sites in the Western Ghats. Interaction with the school children and raising awareness on nature conservation by creating educational murals and organising a drawing competition.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Agumbe is located 360 km west of Bangalore and 55 km east of Udupi. The nearest international airports are Bangalore and Mangalore. The nearest railway station is Udupi. Bus service is available from Bangalore, Mangalore and Udupi.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Education and awareness projects in Rajastan
Jodhpur, Rajasthan       August 7 - August 20, 2017


Volunteer project: Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination featuring many palaces, forts and temples. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright sunny weather it enjoys throughout the year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Culture and lifestyle in Jodhpur is quite fascinating. Lending a romantic aura to Jodhpur, are its exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, folk music and the brightly attired people.

The focus of this project is to spread awareness on environmental issues, health and hygiene among children and the community, and to teach and introduce the school children to creative learning methods.

The volunteers will organise meetings and activities with the local community to promote health and hygiene, and raise awareness on environmental issues. They will help the community with tree planting. In the project, the volunteers will also teach basic English to children in non-formal schools through creative teaching methods like art, music, games, etc. The team will help improve the school environment by painting walls, drawing educational murals and creating a kitchen garden.

Leisure activities: Visits to cultural, historic and religious sites; Cultural exchange with the community; Interaction with slum kids.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guesthouse, in shared rooms.

Location: Jodhpur is located in the state of Rajasthan, 560 km south west of Delhi, and is accessible by domestic airlines. Jodhpur is connected by air to major airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur. The airport is about 5 km from the city center. Trains and buses operate on a daily basis from New Delhi and Mumbai.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Biodiversity conservation in the Great Himalayan National Park
Sai Ropa, Himachal Pradesh       August 28 - September 10, 2017


Volunteer project: The Great Himalayan National Park is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 at an altitude of between 1500 and 6000 m. It is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. The park includes the upper mountain glacial and snow meltwater sources of several rivers, and the catchments of water supplies that are vital to millions of downstream users. It is a habitat to numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species. In 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area protects the monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows of the Himalayan front ranges. It is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and includes twenty-five forest types along with a rich assemblage of fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.

The project will focus on conserving the biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park. It will be implemented in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India and the Great Himalayan National Park.

The volunteers will be in contact with conservancy and park officials and will attend learning sessions with them. Volunteers' main duties involve biodiversity conservation, tree planting, awareness rally on conserving natural resources and the environment, conservation education in schools in buffer villages, creating educational murals to promote biodiversity.

Leisure activities: Visits to different bird sanctuaries, tribal villages and cattle farms. Interaction with the community on development issues.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Sai Ropa, in Kullu region in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 km north-west of Delhi. The nearest international airport is Delhi. The nearest railway station is Chandigarh. Buses travel from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English and creating a better environment in schools and orphanages in Goa
Goa       2 projects of 2 wks in September and October


Volunteer project: Situated on the west coast of India, on the shore of the Arabian Sea, Goa was the former Portuguese colony in India. It is one of India's most cherished and prominent locations for travelers since many years for its remarkable palm-fringed beaches.

The aim of the project is to support schools and orphanages, and to provide safe, clean, creative and environmentally friendly atmosphere for the children.

The international volunteers will teach basic English, Health and Hygiene awareness to children in schools and orphanages, employing creative teaching methods through play, art and music. The group will help improve the children's environment through wall painting, planting trees, setting up a kitchen garden, minor repair work on a school kitchen. The volunteers can take the children out in the city for picnics, exposure visits and city walks.
House visits and meetings with local people are part of the program to provide opportunity for cultural exchange, understanding social issues and raising awareness on health, hygiene and education.

Leisure activities: Visiting cultural and religious sites, Indian family visit, intercultural exchange with the local community.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house, in shared rooms.

Location: Canacona, a seaside village in Goa, 650 km south of Mumbai. The nearest international airports are Mumbai, Bangalore and Panjim. The nearest railway station is Madgaon. Buses operate on a daily basis from Mumbai, Bangalore, Panjim and Madgaon.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 15,000 Indian Rupees (about $225 US)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
September 11 - September 24, 2017
October 2 - October 15, 2017

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