With the snow-clad Himalayas, the buzzing metropolis of Delhi, and the palm-lined beaches of Goa, India is a land of contrasts. This country’s six major religions, dozens of languages, and numerous ethnic groups make it a fascinating conglomeration of culture. World Endeavors volunteers in India immerse themselves in this vibrant country, working side by side with local community members to help them build a stronger future for themselves and their country.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in Indian culture.
World Endeavors volunteers in India live and work in Jaipur.
Jaipur is located in India’s Rajasthan region. In the evenings and on weekends, volunteers are able to spend their time among numerous cultural, education, and entertainment activities. This might include watching local performances or Bollywood movies, shopping at street markets, learning traditional Indian dance, visiting museums, sampling local cuisine, or sipping homemade chai while relaxing with new friends.
"World Endeavors allowed me to live in India, rather than be another Western tourist. I was not 'experiencing a culture,' I was engulfed in the day to day life of Tamil Nadu. It was one of the more remarkable experiences of my life."
- Maxwell, Volunteer in India
Volunteers in India will complete their work in Jaipur (Rajasthan).
World Endeavors volunteers in India can contribute to the following projects:
World Endeavors’ Childcare Assistance in India program connects dedicated volunteers with nonprofit organizations that serve underprivileged or impoverished children. Minimum duration of 4 weeks
World Endeavors Community Development volunteers in India will focus on the beautification and renovation of public facilities within the community.
World Endeavors Eldercare volunteers work at senior centers, nursing homes, or assisted-living centers, helping local staff with daily tasks and spending time with the residents.
World Endeavors Environmental Conservation volunteers assist with natural resource management in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
World Endeavors Health Education volunteers work to promote public health initiatives in India.
World Endeavors Healthcare volunteers in India work in clinics alongside local healthcare professionals. Opportunities to gain experience in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy are also available.
World Endeavors Special Education volunteers in India contribute in meaningful ways on projects that serve children with disabilities.
World Endeavors Sustainable Agriculture volunteers work with local farmers, cooperatives, and communities who practice environmentally-friendly farming methods.
Teaching volunteers in India help provide greater educational opportunities for underprivileged children in a local community.
Wildlife Conservation volunteers in India support staff at an animal rescue center or at an elephant conservation camp. At the rescue center, volunteers take care of the animals and birds, cleaning cages, feeding them, keeping records, and raising awareness about animal rights in the community. At the elephant conservation camp, volunteers help make food bundles, feed the elephants, clean their shelters and give them baths.
World Endeavors Women’s Development projects in India connect volunteers with women’s organizations in various communities with the goal of empowering and educating women.
Volunteers stay with host families, where they share space, build relationships, practice language, and learn about traditional culture, food, home rituals, and customs. Host families are welcoming and friendly, usually middle class, and are hand-picked by the World Endeavors team to ensure that placements provide a safe and positive environment for the volunteer. Housing accommodations are modest, safe, and clean, but may differ from Western norms in terms of space or amenities.
The World Endeavors Volunteer in India program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 2 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks.
Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer in a specific project.
When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to India, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.
|Program Name||First Week||Each Additional Week|
|Volunteer In India||$1,390||$410|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Volunteer program placement: individualized for your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and career opportunities
- Airport reception, pick-up, and drop-off
- Home stay accommodations with 3 meals per day included
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to the project location
- Visa expenses
- Daily transportation
- Optional trips and excursions
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. We can accommodate applications received 12 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. If your intended start date is less than 12 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.