Location
  • India
    • Dharamsala
    • Delhi
    • Himalaya
Length
2 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Activities
Camping City Exploring Hiking Sightseeing Yoga
Timeframe
Year Round
Age Min.
17
Age Max
40

Pricing

Price Details
1) Pick up & drop off from Delhi International airport.
2) Visit the capital of India, Delhi city tour, Iconic Taj Mahal trip, Jaipur (Rajasthan) known as the pink city, 2 days weekend trekking in Himalayas & visit the Mini -Tibet of India, McLeodGanj & Two days trip to Amritsar, visit world famous the Golden Temple & wagha border ceremony.
3) Accommodation in Volunteer House with wifi & 3 meals daily.
4) All monuments entry tickets.
5) Volunteering at stunning location of Himalayas, Dharamsala, 5 days (Monday to Friday) per week.
6) Material required for teaching, pens, pencils & other teaching material.
7) All transportation and much more ask for the details.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Airport pick up & drop off from Delhi airport, all meals, accommodation at volunteer house, transportation, teaching materials, local sightseeing, Internet (Wi-Fi), filtered water, morning or evening yoga.

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Airfare, travel insurance and Indian visa.
Spending money for bottled water, snack foods and dining out whilst on weekend excursions.

Dec 12, 2022
Oct 29, 2022
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About Program

Join Gap year volunteer program in India with iSpiice and visit UNESCO'S World's Heritage sites in India while doing volunteering. iSpiice invite volunteers from around the world to join hands with the local community. Program covers everything necessary during the placement & runs through out the year starts every Sunday from Delhi International airport at the time of your arrival in India. Program gives you the opportunity to do volunteer work in India with children (aged 6 to 15 years old), women empowerment programs, childcare programs, community development programs and much more. (Volunteers can choose volunteer programs according to their personal preference) which includes teaching basic English, typing & writing skills, painting, cut, copy, paste in Microsoft word, CV writing & Organizing fun games for them that involve drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational activities.

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Program Highlights

  • Pick up from Delhi International Airport at the time of your arrival in India & Delhi International Airport drop off at the end of program by an iSpiice project coordinator.
  • Program includes UNESCO'S sightseeing of Delhi City Tour, Two days weekend trekking in Himalayas at Dharamsala and visit the Mini -Tibet of India, McLeodGanj.
  • Sightseeing of Agra, visit the world-famous Taj Mahal, Sightseeing of Jaipur which includes visit to historic Amber Fort & Two days trip to Amritsar, visit world famous the Golden Temple & Wagha border ceremony.
  • Volunteering at stunning location of Himalayas, Dharamsala, 5 days (Monday to Friday) per week & help kids build a solid foundation for their future by teaching them English.
  • Meaningful: You will experience worthwhile and fulfilling volunteer projects serving our local society.

Program Reviews

4.73 Rating
based on 15 reviews
  • 5 rating 86.67%
  • 4 rating 6.67%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 6.67%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Housing 4.75
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 4.7
Showing 1 - 8 of 15 reviews
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Georgia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of Life Time!

“This was my first time volunteering in India. It was an amazing experience! I was volunteering in the school, everyday was fantastic, the children are utterly amazing in their own right and the relationship that you can build with both the children and the staff who work there is something really special. Food was delicious and Accommodation was good, we had more facilities than I had expected. I solely recommend the ispiice to anyone of any age I will definitely be going back again and can’t wait until I do.“

9 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Hi Georgia ji, thanks for your review!

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Solene
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Time.

I spent such an amazing time within the local community. The Indian families are wonderful; the kindest and most welcoming people I have ever met. In the morning I took care of small children and shared good moments playing with them, bringing some activities: coloring, blocks and painting on the wall, in order to awaken their learning desires and imaginations. In the afternoon I taught computer lessons to wives and mothers from the community, which included lessons in Microsoft Word and Power Point. It was amazing how quickly they learned!

39 people found this review helpful.
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5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Strongly recomended to all volunteers who want to work in India

We spend 60 days with iSpiice in Himachal Pradesh, India. It was a wonderful experience. The staff, local people was amazing. They have variety of activities, including- Teaching English, Childcare, Women’s Empowerment, Street Children, Renovations, Health Education, Summer Programs and Computer Skills. If you want to join volunteering program in India, connect with iSpiice, you will enjoy it.

38 people found this review helpful.
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Kelly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank You iSpiice

“Excited anticipation as I stepped off the plane and into an unknown universe of colour, sights and sounds, I can safely say that my iSpiice experience of India totally exceeded all expectations!! It was truly magical, with its fusion of cultural discovery, immersion into the community, rewarding vocational opportunities, and our own inevitable journeys of self discovery inspired by visiting such a breathtaking country. The landscape is spectacular, and from the first moment I woke up to those magnificent mountains, I could feel it’s magic. The riches of India were laid out before us, with the extremely well organised weekend trips and excursions which combined a sense of adventure and rustic travel, with a smooth, hassle free itinerary, where we were skilfully guided by our iSpiice team members, so that we effortlessly moved from place to place to enjoy all there was to see without feeling any stress from the journey. The people are so warm and welcoming, with such generosity, I felt I was truly experiencing the beauty of human kindness. Those I had the opportunity to work with and teach are such enthusiastic, open and inspiring people, that I couldn’t help but be swept up in their positivity, and with each day I found our work infinitely rewarding and appreciated. I am blessed to have made some friends for life and some amazing discoveries on my first, but certainly not my last trip to India. For all these reasons, and most importantly for the unwavering support and dedication of the iSpiice team, whose patience and kindness ensured that every moment was filled with fun and laughter to make our experience unforgettable, I would definitely recommend the iSpiice program to anyone who wants to venture to India; the ‘land where heart is king’. Thank you iSpiice.” Merci infiniment.

35 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

It was an awesome experience.

”The generosity, kindness and appreciation shown to me by the people of iSpiice and the local village Sidhbari, was like nothing I have been shown before. To know that I was able to make a difference by working with the most enthusiastic and exciting young children is a feeling that will remain with me forever. Days are never dull, and I had the privilege of working in a Day Care center and teaching English to the local children. I was even lucky enough to teach in the local school! Despite being thoroughly well looked after by the more than capable hands of the iSpiice team, there was also the scope for independent travel, and to visit the local towns of Dharamsala and McLeod to explore Himachal further, for that all important shopping! The weekend trips were unforgettable. This was the most awesome, inspiring, rewarding fun month of my life – I have made close friends, made a difference, and thanks to Neeraj’s trusty and delicious cooking, can say I traveled to India and didn’t get the infamous ‘Delhi Belly’! An experience I’ll never forget and one I would do all over again without a moment’s hesitation – thank you iSpiice.”

35 people found this review helpful.
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Monika
2/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Organisation does not support true volunteering passions, needs to enforce more safety measures

There is something to be said about organisations that do volunteering work, as it is not an easy job nor is there much profit (true non-profit organisations). Having said that, ISPIICE, is not an organisation that is truly a Volunteering organisation.

1) This is a 3-person organisation (4 if you count the landlord)
2) House - Considering the amount I paid in USD, the house isn't kept clean. It barely gets swept and mopped once a week. They expect volunteers to clean their own bathrooms and most volunteers do not unless you are one that follows rules and takes the time to clean. The girls bathroom did not have shelf space to keep toiletries and sometimes they have 6-7 girls sharing the same bathroom space (you can imagine the mess). There aren't any cupboards/drawers that can be locked. Therefore, you just have to trust that no one will steal your stuff. People come here from all over the world and it is difficult to trust that your money or whatever valuable you have won't be stolen while you are at work/sleeping/in the toilet. Bed mattresses have moulds and stains on them.
3) Since you have to do your own laundry, you need to dry them too. Girls intimate apparel is supposed to be dried inside the room! That means, room stays damp, the stuff doesn't dry for days, and not enough room as there are many room mates and not enough drying space.
4) You go for volunteering work 1.5 -2 hrs in the morning and 2 hrs in the evening. So a total of just 4 hours in a 24 hour day. It is not what I would consider volunteering when I travelled half way across the world. When I asked for more hours, they said that the driver would not be willing to take me around (?!) What else does this driver do? Nothing really, he just roams around. They finally agreed to take me to another volunteer place, yet I was not given the time to teach as the driver wanted to rush home.
5) I went on trips to Amritsar and Agra. The trips were well managed although the 2 star hotels we stayed in didn't have wi-fi in the rooms and had barebones furniture despite paying good money to stay there.
6) Since you do not know your room mates/housemates beforehand, it is possible that you can be stuck with people who have different interests than you. Now think about your own safety when people are drunk and staying in the same room as you!
7) If 1 girl is left to return to Delhi to catch her international flight, they ask the girl to travel alone by an overnight bus to Delhi. This is dangerous, as the bus drops you off at the side of some highway in Delhi (not a proper bus stand) at 5am (dark) and you are surrounded by autorikshaws that want you as their customer. As a lone girl, it is a very dangerous situation to be in! You do not know which driver is a crook and whether he would actually take you to your destination.
8) If you do not know Hindi (Indian language), it is hard to communicate with the locals. They do not teach it, as some volunteers had requested for lessons, but never received them.

Bottomline- I felt the program was not a proper volunteering experience.
It is not a volunteering organisation, it a mostly a tourist agency with some volunteering.

37 people found this review helpful.
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Adell
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Palce for volunteering work

ispiice is a place where you can find yourself with a great supporting team, they know very well that how to organize a volunteering program. By working with ispiice I can say that it has changed my life, now I see my life in a positive way. I would love to go back and volunteer again one day.If you want to start your volunteering life in India, I recommend this organization for anyone wanting a fun, enriching experience. You won't be disappointed.

41 people found this review helpful.
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Joseph
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Learn Lot from ispiice

Everyone has their skills. Some people can sing, other people can build things, some people are good with numbers, etc. ispiice has definitely perfected their skill of volunteering.It is a place where you would love to come again and again and every time you will learn something new in volunteering with the help of very supporting team members. ispiice allows you to mix with the Indian culture and tradition which you will never forget till the end of your life.

42 people found this review helpful.

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