Volunteer in India with Non-Profit Organization

Sankalp Volunteer Society, India


Sankalp Volunteer Society is registered volunteering organization (NGO) in India since 1994. The organization is built on the purposeful foundation of serving our community by involving volunteers from all over the world. We provide safe and structured volunteer programs in India that combine personal strengths, flexibility, convenience, and affordability. Volunteering with Sankalp Volunteer Society gives each individual a meaningful, memorable, and valuable experience in making a difference in all the lives we serve. We also offer the unique possibility of combining your volunteering work with one of our travel programs.

What makes us unique is that we provide you the opportunity to do volunteering work with local communities directly, so you remove the middle man, saving money get to correct placement and volunteer experience.

Volunteer Applications Open for Summer Program 2020 !

Summer Volunteer Programs 2020 and activities are run by our organization itself. Summer volunteering is not only a great opportunity to use your skills and experience for the benefit of underprivileged children and women of our society, but also to learn new skills, enhance your professional development, and boost your social life. Our volunteers are from around the world who dedicate their time, talents and energy to giving back. Join Now!


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Yes, I recommend this program

I spent 4 weeks with Sankalp in the summer of 2018 and it was honestly one of THE BEST, THE MOST REWSRDING, THE MOST UNFORGETTABLY INCREDIBLE experience I have ever had ❤
I've done a lot of volunteering and travel in the past but would never have dreamed of how easy it could be to combined the 2!
I did the travel and volunteer package with Sankalp in Jaipur (the Pink city) and got to hike parts of the gorgeous Himalayas (involving a quite a few unforgettably funny stories), visit the hometown of the Dalai Lama and his temple, visit Delhi and Pushkar (city of colour), see one of the 7 wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal, and the best part was THE PEOPLE!
The people you end up volunteering with are so like minded, you come from all around the world for the same purpose, you get on so well and make friends for life! Oh my gosh and then there were the kids 😍 I dont even know where to begin, they were the most beautiful, kind hearted, innocent, loving, talented, smart children I've ever had the pleasure to work with! They've not had the easiest of upbringings in an orphanage but my God they are still so full of love and just like every normal child they LOVE TO PLAY!
YOU get one of the most incredible chances to impact their lives by playing with them, showing them love and affection and attention where they otherwise wouldnt know what that felt like! It's unbelievably rewarding and I'm definitely planning on returning again in the future!! 💕🎉
Any questions about this place feel free to message me!
India is nowhere near as dangerous as the media make it out to seem, the people are so friendly, the food is AMAZING, I was fortunate enough to not experience any "delly belly" 😂 despite having dodgy streetfood! And everyday you finish at midday so you have all afternoon to explore the lovely city of Jaipur, all the scenery, forts, palaces and bazaars it has to offer!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing!!! i loved this program and i don't find anything that needs to be improved or changed.
Yes, I recommend this program

I joined the Volunteer and Travel Program in Jaipur, India for four weeks and found it to be the experience of a lifetime!

The volunteer work, caring for orphans at a government-run children’s home in Jaipur was an incredibly humbling and life-changing experience that I will be eternally thankful for.

My volunteer hosts offered me as well as the rest of the volunteers unbelievable support during our stay. Every concern or query we raised was dealt with immediately and they went out of their way to make sure all our needs were met and we were comfortable and happy on all levels - offering physical and emotional support whenever needed.

Our “house mother” was fantastic! She made the most amazing meals, served us tea, took care of us when we were ill and was there for us all day every day and night with a smile on her face. No task ever a problem!

The travel program was fantastic! Very well organized, fantastic hotels, safe transport and wonderful sight seeing.

Overall this is one of the best volunteer programs available and offers amazing value for money when including the travel aspect into the volunteer program! Highly recommended!

What would you improve about this program?
More evening group activities for volunteers would be fun like going to cafes and restaurants in the evenings for dinner or going to the cinema. Have more fun in the house!
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Yes, I recommend this program

Work with your child's dream and do voluntary work. It's the second time I'm working on the street children's project. It says a lot when you go for a second time. It's just amazing, something you'll never forget! Anyone who is interested in volunteering or responsible, wants to visit one of India's addresses: "Sankalp Jaipur". You can choose between several projects: street children, orphanage, women's empowerment. If you want a mix between work, travel, relax then you need to be here. You still have plenty of free time to explore India. They are happy to assist you in organizing. They also have an organized trip that I have done this time. It is definitely worth it. The second time in Sankalp was another great experience! It's a safe organization, it's fun to be with other volunteers, they're happy to help you, give you enough information. I'm very glad I've been able to do this.

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Yes, I recommend this program

The course that I did in my internship was pretty enjoyable and would help me to carry ahead in my professional career. I got to know how to implement my gathered skills practically and see the real outcomes from them. It gave me the courage to be bold enough and confident so that I can converse with professionals with full confidence. It was a real boost and stimulated my intellect to the next level.

I can surely recommend their services to anyone. Amazing services guys! I went to the student internship in North India and trust me, and really learnt a lot about the country too. It’s an awesome country with diverse cultures yet unity in all.

What would you improve about this program?
I found them brilliant in giving support to the students coming from overseas.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The overall layout and design of the Gap Year Expedition program is good to be a responsible tourist in India, I had a great time. I joined their 6 week Gap Year India Expedition and get opportunity to work with street kids for 4 weeks. This experience definantly ranks as one of my all time greatest. The kids have touched my heart in such an incredible way.
Pranay & Amita (Organizers) are compassionate, caring people who have inspired me to live my life in a way completely dedicated to the kids. I am so impressed by this project. I have learned so much that I know I will never forget. It was an honor to be a Sankalp Volunteer !!
The two weeks of travel has been one of the best ever as this has been an experience of a lifetime.
Thanks to Sankalp team, for all that you do for the kids here and for us !


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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.


Pranay is the Director of Sankalp Volunteer. He has worked with kids from the street and orphans in many cities of Northern India. Pranay holds a Bachelors degree in Public Administration and Economics. He is an active social worker since 2001. In 2006, he was elected as the secretary in Sankalp Volunteer Society (Registered Non-Profits). He has done lots of hard work to run the projects for street kids, orphanages, and women's education in rural and urban areas.

Meet Pranay!

What position do you hold at Sankalp and why do you like working there?

Pranay: I am the founder of Sankalp. I do research work and am the volunteer coordinator (I work in the area first to feel it out and then place volunteers). I do this for my inner peace and so that I know what the volunteer should expect. I plan for my volunteer travel, so I have to travel a lot with different people and it helps me to understand different cultures and lets me make new friends. I would like to work in other communities and help.

What is one thing you would tell any future volunteer?

Pranay: You don't need any special skill, education or knowledge to make a difference. If you have passion, you have everything you need to change your world.

What does the future hold for Sankalp - any exciting new programs to share?

Pranay: In near future we want to start our program branch in Udaipur (Rajasthan). We want to work with tribal communities (education and health) as they have fewer possibilities to acquire them. I would also like to start projects in some Asian countries.

How does your organization differ from other ones in the industry?

Pranay: I am proud of being able to work with a non-government Organization and this will help me to closely look at the good impacts of the work which the volunteers do for society. Sankalp is really working hard to make positive changes. It is one of the least expensive organizations and always provides full attention to our volunteer safety and security. We also make sure that the volunteer will experience the real situation and won’t take their work lightly.