Overview

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.

ABOUT GOA

Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and home to various UNESCO World Heritage sites has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination.

 

 

Eligibility

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.

 

Experiences

Kelly is a math and science teacher from California. She volunteered teaching children in India with World Endeavors.

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"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

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Projects

World Endeavors volunteers in India can contribute to the following project:

 

Housing

Volunteers in both Goa and Rajasthan stay in a shared volunteer house and stay in shared rooms by gender. Three meals a day on weekdays (two on weekends) are included during your stay. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week.

Dates And Costs

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.

Our programs in India are scheduled to reopen in October 2022. Please contact World Endeavors if you have any questions.

Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In India $1,790 $300

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Re-entry Support
  • Airport reception
  • Shared, single gender rooms in volunteer house
  • 3 meals per weekday and 2 meals per weekend provided

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to India
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

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. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.

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