Volunteer India

Volunteer India

Position

Himachal Pradesh, India

Himachal Pradesh means in the lap of Himalayas. It is famous for its abundant natural beauty. Palampur is in District Kangra at an elevation of 4500 ft above sea level. The area is very well known for its beautiful tea gardens and forests of pine and deodar cedar. The Palampur is famous for its picturesque sites, tea gardens and affable people. The air is pure and the climate is soothing and the views are breathtaking, which makes a traveller fall in love with this place.

Goa, India

Goa attracts more travellers than any other location in India. Beautiful sandy beaches and influence of Portuguese culture make Goa a magnet for its tourists. Young travellers especially find Goa interesting because of the vast array of activities it can offer.
The volunteer house in Goa is located in South Goa near the Majorda Beach. This part of Goa is untouched by heavy tourist traffic and is serene and peaceful.

Jaipur, India

Jaipur is a jewel in the Indian heritage. Being part of the Golden Triangle of tourism in India, it is one of the most visited and photographed cities in the world.  Famous sites like The Wind Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar, keep the tourists glued to the city.
This location is ideal for participants and also useful for travellers who wish to enjoy the riches of Rajasthan.

You can choose between 2 program types

Volunteer Program - no extra travel or sight-seeing excursions included.
Volunteer & Travel Program - extra travel & sight-seeing excursions included.

For both programs, accommodation, transport and food are included.

Description

Volunteers selflessly offer their time and services to those in need and walk away with an incredible feeling of contribution and fulfilment. Volunteering has its share of delightful perks:

- Unique way of travel
- Meet new people & make new friends
- Acquire life & career-enhancing experiences & skills
- Have fun & fulfilment in your life

Volunteering requires no special degree or prior experience. What’s more needed is simply a willingness to help.

Our partner offers a unique combination of volunteering projects and action-packed adventure travel in a fun, safe, educational and well-organized environment.
They find the best international volunteer programs that fit our clients after taking into account your interests and project requirements. They offer many different volunteer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Each location presents a unique opportunity to create positive change both in the communities served and within you.

The dedicated professional staff of our local partner in Asia work around the year, ensuring that clients are volunteering with a project that interests them and is contributing directly to the goals of each community.

Volunteering Themes:

- Women Empowerment
- Child Care
- Teaching
- Mentally Challenged School or Developmental Disability School
- Orphan Care Home
- Medical & Nursing
- Beautification & Renovation
- Elephant Village
- Animal Care & Rescue

Eligibility

- Minimum age 18, no max.
- Intermediate level of English
- Police clearance verification document
- Need to be open-minded and open to new and different cultures

Start/Finish Dates

This program starts on a Monday twice a month and is available throughout the year.

You can choose to go from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks, with the option to extend.

Visa Info

For programs up to 3 months: tourist visa.
For longer programs – talk to your OVC Crew Member and they will tell you about the appropriate visa.

Cost

Admin fee R3 850
Program fee R7 452 to R37 861 (depends on program & duration)
Visa fees Most are free, dependent on country & duration
Travel Insurance R750 to R2 550 (depending on duration)
Airfare (approx) R9 000 to R12 000 (depending on destination)
Recommended Spending Money R1 500 a week

Application

Registration is simple, hassle-free and quick. Contact your local OVC office for an online application form.
- Make an appointment with your consultant to discuss the location, duration and type of program that you would like to do and pay the Admin Fee.
- Depending on the duration and country that you would like to visit, you will need to apply for a Visa. Your Consultant will be able to advise on Visas, Airfares and Travel Insurance for your trip.
- Once you have been accepted and receive placement, you would need to pay the applicable Program Fee.

More Info

Please note that the program fee will only be refundable up to 2 weeks before departure.