Program Details

Volunteer in India and work on a range of community service projects in Dharamsala, including Teaching Projects - Teaching English to women and children, IT Teaching - Teaching basic IT skills, Childcare Projects - Caring for infants and children, includi
Location:
New Delhi, India
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education, Health
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteer in India and get involved in Teaching Projects, IT Teaching, Childcare Projects, After school programmes/Summer camps, Renovation of local institutions, Community Health and Women's Empowerment Programmes. You can join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks all year round and we have places all throughout 2015 available. Individuals, groups and students all welcome. Cost for food, lodging in shared volunteer house, cultural activities, airport pickup, programme materials and training; from £545.

Volunteer in India and work on a range of community service projects in Dharamsala, including Teaching Projects - Teaching English to women and children, IT Teaching - Teaching basic IT skills, Childcare Projects - Caring for infants and children, including street children, After school programmes/Summer camps - Assisting local teachers and staff with after school programmes and summer camps, Renovation of local institutions - Assisting with the renovation of local institutions and creating clean, bright learning spaces, Community Health - Making community health visits/community health awareness training and Women's Empowerment - Working towards improving women's rights in society (including job skills training).

This programme aims to offer developmental assistance to the Dharamsala community, by forming partnerships with and providing volunteer support to local institutions including schools, orphanages, childcare centres (known as Aanganwari), women's learning centres, health centres and more. Volunteers work for around five to six hours per day, five days per week, Monday to Friday. Each day is broken into two or three blocks of two hours – usually working on two or three different projects depending on the project(s) you have selected in your application, your own skills and interests, as well as the needs of the community & the projects which are currently running. This structure allows volunteers to contribute their specific skills to the programme, enjoying the diversity of working on multiple projects and getting to know a number of individuals and Indian families within the community, whilst ensuring our programmes can meet the needs of the community which are continually changing. All of the available volunteer projects in India are listed below.
Setting Description:
India is a country of beauty and diversity, with rich culture and old traditions. By joining this project you will have to chance to experience the sights and tastes of India, all whilst carrying out community development work.Dharamsala is a small town nestled in the Himalayan Mountains. Currently in exile from his homeland Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama calls Dharamsala home and the peaceful region has a beauty which is unparalleled in India. Dharamsala is in the far north of India and is in stark contrast to many of India's bustling cities.Our village of Sidhwari is close to Dharamsala town and McLeod Ganj town. Both areas are buzzing with international and Indian tourists - great for shopping, taking yoga classes and eating out.Many of the villages we work with are farming communities - hazy and sun drenched, complete with dusty roads, narrow lanes and surrounded by rice and wheat fields maintained by traditional farming methods.
Cost:
The costs for the project are as follows: 2 weeks is £545, 3 weeks is £645, 4 weeks is £745, 5 weeks is £840, 6 weeks is £935, 7 weeks is £1030, 8 weeks is £1125, 9 weeks is £1220, 10 weeks is £1315, 11 weeks is £1410 and 12 weeks is £1505. The above costs include; pick up at Delhi airport, one night stay at a hotel in Delhi and transfer to Dharamsala (via bus or train, accompanied by a staff member), briefing and Hindi Lesson on arrival at the house, on site transportation (to and from work ar

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