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What to expect in India

Even today, modern India continues this influential tradition with its booming technology and media industries. With the second largest population in the world and a tremendous range of cultural diversity throughout its 29 states and 7 territories, a trip to India yields some of the more unique adventures a traveler could imagine. Throughout this huge subcontinent, the terrain changes from expansive deserts to thick, emerald jungles to palm tree-lined beaches. And, the cultural attractions are fascinating – ornamented forts and palaces, jam-packed markets, and delicious food.

Where do we operate programs in India

What type of programs can you do in India

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN INDIA

The World Endeavors Volunteer in India program takes place in Goa and Rajasthan.

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Our India Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

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Culture Week Volunteer in Goa, India

Spend your first week in India experiencing the beauty and culture of Goa, getting to know the people, exploring India's natural treasures, relaxing on the pristine beaches, visiting local markets, historic forts and churches, and learning about Goan history and heritage.

Culture Week Volunteer in Goa, India

Spend your first week in India experiencing the beauty and culture of Goa, getting to know the people, exploring India’s natural treasures, relaxing on the pristine beaches, visiting local markets, historic forts and churches, and learning about Goan history and heritage. Learn to cook an Indian meal and take home with you an unforgettable experience. You will have the opportunity to participate in language lessons, cooking classes, yoga sessions, sightseeing, visits to authentic Indian homes, workshops that will introduce you to the culture, visits to our project locations and much more! Goa Culture Week highlights:

  • Visit to Old Goa and spice plantation
  • Mapusa city visit and local market
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Construction & Renovation Volunteer in Goa, India

In this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction projects. Our main focus when constructing is working at the slum and migratory children schools allocated to the poor. Despite the previous efforts, the work here is far from done and we continue to renovate pathways, toilets, walls, etc.

Construction & Renovation Volunteer in Goa, India

In this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction projects. Our main focus when constructing is working at the slum and migratory children schools allocated to the poor. Despite the previous efforts, the work here is far from done and we continue to renovate pathways, toilets, walls, etc. Moreover, those with artistic talents can help decorate the walls by creating images and sketches of their home countries and cultures. We have the feeling that this will be a nice way of reflecting the hard and good work that has been done by our participants over the past years.

Other construction efforts might be carried out in the local village (renovating and building houses and sanitati

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN INDIA

In your spare time in India, there are countless activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Shop at Local Markets: Explore bustling local markets and bazaars, such as Chandni Chowk in Delhi or Colaba Causeway in Mumbai, to find traditional handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs.
  • Attend Cultural Performances: Watch classical dance performances like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, or traditional music concerts like Hindustani or Carnatic music to immerse yourself in India’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Embrace Yoga and Meditation: Engage in yoga and meditation practices at ashrams or wellness centers to experience the ancient traditions and embrace mental and physical well-being.
  • Try Indian Cuisine: Indulge in the diverse and flavorful Indian cuisine, sampling dishes like butter chicken, biryani, dosa, chaat, and a variety of street food.

Recent India Testimonials

Sara PVoluter in India

This summer I went to Jaipur, India, to work in a lower income neighborhood with women and children to better their conditions. The experience has been incredible both on the professional side and on the emotional one. The whole experience has fullfilled my soul with many memories and much more knowledge! Thanks to World Endeavors which has helped me with every single detail before, during and after my trip!

Sydney WVolunteer in India

I learned so much from my experience its hard to know where to begin. This trip completely changed my life and I really gained confidence and wisdom through this trip to India.

Ana CVolunteer in India

The program in India is going very well. I have developed an Impact Study Report for my organization, and got to see the centers the NGO I work with is operating. I enjoyed traveling and getting to know the people.

Jordan WVolunteer in India

Volunteering in India is going very well. I enjoy the work and the people are wonderful. I taught English and math to 6 - 12 year old children and in the afternoons I taught women skills to become more independent. I really enjoyed being on the ground and actually working with the children and women, teaching them and helping in any way possible. The people were wonderful, the project was great and the placement was awesome.I feel like I contributed immensely to my organization and project. It also gave my a lot of time to think about my future plans and I am now considering more volunteer abroad experiences to help people. This is what I am passionate about and I love the work.

India FAQs

How Many People Live in India?

According to the latest estimates from the World Bank, India has a population of 1.4 billion people.

How Many Languages are Spoken in India?

India is a diverse country with more than 300 languages spoken in various parts of the nation. Of these, 22 are recognized as official languages, including Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil.

What is the Main Religion of India?

The main religion in India is Hinduism. Other religions practiced in India include Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, and various tribal beliefs.

What is the currency for India?

The currency used in India is the Indian Rupee, often denoted as INR.

Where is India located?

India is located in South Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the west, China and Nepal to the north, Bhutan to the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. The Indian Ocean also bounds it to the south.

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