Volunteer abroad with IVHQ in India! Highly affordable programs are available anywhere from a week to 6 months. There are a variety of programs open to all volunteers. IVHQ partners with local NGOs to provide the best volunteer programs in India. Browse through the list of current volunteer programs in India below and visit the IVHQ website to learn more.Current IVHQ Volunteer Programs in India:
- Childcare Work
- Teaching English
- Slum Teaching: Organize basic lessons and activities for street children in Delhi who do not have the time and resources to attend school regularly.
- Health: Volunteers take part in a variety of projects that are focused on providing healthcare in clinics in Delhi and Dharamsala. Medical professionals are encouraged to join this program.
- Programs are available year-round on extremely affordable prices, started at just $250 a month
- Volunteers can join a program anywhere from 1 week to 6 months
- Programs in India start on the first and third Monday of every month
- Accommodation is provided at a home-stay
- All volunteers are provided with an orientation upon arrival
- Read the great reviews IVHQ alumni have left about their experiences in India, and visit the IVHQ website to start planning your trip!
Great project but a few things could have been inproved05/24/2015How could this program be improved?
All of the volunteers were separated into different host houses but we were all under the impression that we would stay in one big house with different volunteers. Because we were separated it made it difficult to meet other people and got pretty boring as class would finish at 12pm. School was only for 4 hours so afternoon activities would have been good to keep us occupied and meeting other volunteers although 1 big host house would have been better,Response from IVHQHi Lesley, Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your two weeks volunteering in Delhi on our Slum Teaching project. It sounds like you had a memorable experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you on another of our programs again soon.
Response from IVHQHi Brian, Thanks for sharing a little of your experience on our Delhi Program. It's great to hear you were able to experience properly experience the rich culture while in India and were welcomed by both homestay families that you were placed with. Thanks for the recommendation. We hope to see you on another IVHQ program soon.
Response from IVHQHi Hannah, Thanks for the recommendation! We couldn't agree with you more - taking advantage of travel opportunities on the weekend and spare time during your volunteer week is an integral part of volunteering abroad with IVHQ. The orientation week in India is a great cultural immersion and also the perfect way to meet other IVHQers who will end up being your companions for weekend travel. Thanks for sharing and we are glad we could be part of providing you with an unforgettable experience in India. We hope to see you on another IVHQ program again in the future.
Great Experience02/09/2015How could this program be improved?
I honestly was happy with the staff, program, and accommodations, but if I had to think of one thing they could improve on it would be just to be a bit more clear about where exactly you will be staying your first night upon arriving in country. Since I arrived late in the night on the Sunday before my program started I wasn't sure if I was staying with my host family or somewhere else (due to arriving so late.) I was updated once I arrived in country and met my driver (who works for IVHQ) who then took me to my accommodation.Response from IVHQHi Kelsi, Thanks for sharing your feedback from your experience volunteering with IVHQ in India - Delhi. Your advice for future volunteers is spot on :) We are looking forward to having you volunteer again with us soon.
Response from IVHQThank you for your feedback. On a program visit to India in April, our Executive Director addressed and resolved these concerns with our local staff. We appreciate you taking the time to review our program to help improve the experience for future IVHQ volunteers and despite the issues, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in India.
Response from IVHQThank you for your review. While we pride ourselves on providing affordable volunteering programs, we also pride ourselves on the high quality of these programs so your feedback is of great value to us. We are sorry to hear you felt there was not enough work for you on your placement and we have addressed these concerns with our local staff. We are glad to hear your enjoyed the insight you got into the India culture while volunteering with IVHQ.
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IVHQ (International Volunteer HQ) provides safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs in 30 countries around the world, with a constantly expanding base. Programs are available in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where IVHQ works alongside local NGOs to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. Currently, IVHQ has programs in Bali, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Morocco, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Victoria Falls, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Laos, the Philippines, Romania, Italy and Fiji!
Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs below and visit the IVHQ website for more information.