Volunteer India - Guide to Volunteering In India, Work & Travel
Volunteering in India can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Just a small amount of your time can make huge differences in people’s lives.
So you’re thinking about volunteering in India? The first question you’ll be asking is where to from here?
There are several organisations who take people to volunteer in projects usually associated with health, education and community development. But before you make a commitment, take into consideration that you will need enough money to support yourself throughout the trip unless you are sponsored, you will need to be prepared to get involved and participate rather than stand around and watch and be able to take the time away from your daily life to put 100% into the cause.
Many volunteer organisations have programs that last anywhere from two weeks to twenty weeks. There can be considerable cost involved such as flights, visas, vaccinations, travel, insurance, tax and personal costs.
Along the way you will be emerged in the culture, meet many new people and help those in need.
Some aid programs in India include:
Missionaries of Charity (Delhi)
Blue Cross of Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Children Walking Tall (Goa)
Kerala Link (Kerala)
Calcutta Rescue (Kolkata)
Disha – Centre for Special Education, Vocational Training and Rehabilitation (Rajasthan)
Himalayan Education Lifeline Program (Sikkim)
Human Wave (West Bengal)