VOLUNTEERING IN India

ASIA

India is a diverse and exciting country with so much to offer tourists and volunteers. Many people describe India as a sensory overload with smells, sights and sounds flooding in from all directions. It is definitely a place which you should experience at least once in your life!

Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue

India

Volunteers are needed to support an Animal Rescue Centre in Northern India to feed, clean and care for abused, neglected, ill or injured street animals. The centre runs a home and sanctuary for local dogs, cows, donkeys and pigs that cannot be returned after their treatment.

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Building

Building

India

Volunteers are needed to help improve community buildings in India to help create inspiring places for the children to learn. The project provides continuous assistance to schools, child care centres and children’s homes that are in desperate need of renovation.

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Child Care

Child Care

India

Volunteers are needed to help support child care centres and children’s homes in colourful Northern India. Volunteers develop creative sessions and games for the children to help develop their communication skills and confidence.

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Community Education

Community Education

India

Teach fun English and maths lessons to children in schools which are underfunded and understaffed. You will work create a fun and playful teaching environment with games and art activities at children’s home and community outreach projects.

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Summer Volunteering Camp

Summer Volunteering Camp

India

Join a team of volunteers join the local team to organise educational camp for pupils in schools and children’s homes in India. The camp sessions help to improve the communication skills of the children.

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Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in India

  • Indian Cuisine - number one most definitely has to be the food, and India is much more than just curries. Tandoori, naam, chapatti, crepes and sweets to name a few. Different regions have different styles but get stuck in and try them all (just beware of the chillies!)

  • Taj Mahal - A trip to India would not be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’ and the most iconic symbol of India. It was built by an emperor for this wife and took 20 years and 20000 workers to complete.

  • Colourful festivals - the vast majority of the country follow Hinduism (although there are many faiths in India) which is a very bright and colourful religion, and if you are fortunate enough to be in country during the festival season (especially Diwali) you will not be disappointed!

  • Yoga - Yoga originated from India and as such is everywhere. Whether you are a beginner or guru, a trip to India would not be complete without practising some yoga at some point.

  • Bollywood Culture - It’s everywhere. A national pastime. Bollywood stars are as famous in India as Hollywood stars in the States. If you get the chance, go to a local cinema and experience a real Bollywood film or even better some volunteers have been extras!

India festival

India festival

India Taj Mahal

India Taj Mahal

India city and lake

India city and lake

India festival colours

India festival colours

India lighting candles

India lighting candles

India riding camels

India riding camels

India ancient palace

India ancient palace

India historic fort

India historic fort

India historic wall

India historic wall

India building arches

India building arches

India palace

India palace

India city view

India city view

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Year Out Group
  • Sunday Times
  • the independent
  • theguardian
  • DOFE
  • Right Tourism
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Tourism Concern

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Sustainable needs-based volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to make a difference overseas.

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