• India
    • Dharamsala
    • Himalaya
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Price Details
1) Pick up & drop off from airport at the time of your arrival and departure.
2) Pre Departure Information Kit, which has all information regarding your program
3) Program briefing on arrival at the iSpiice house & market visit on arrival.
4) 3 meals a day by iSpiice’s talented Indian chef with filtered purified water.
5) Accommodation at the iSpiice volunteer house with wi-fi and electricity.
6) Separate male and female bedrooms and western toilets (with hot water 24*7 and western toilets).
7) Daily private car transfers (to and from work placements).
8) Material required for volunteer work such as teacher’s workbooks, pens, pencils etc.
9) Certificate of service.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
May 14, 2024
Dec 19, 2023
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About Program

Teach basic's of English to children & create a playful environment by encouraging them to learn, speak, read & write. Under the Teaching volunteer program in India, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in community centers in and around the beautiful town of Dharamsala. Poor education standards, illiteracy and high student dropout rates are some of the more glaring issues for educational reform in India. iSpiice volunteers help by assisting local children and giving lessons in various educational institutions. The most commonly requested subjects for teaching are basic English and basic Computers – both of which come naturally to most volunteers. Our volunteer teachers don't need an in-depth knowledge of English grammar or TEFL qualification or teaching experience. What is important is the ability to motivate them to improve and practice their language skills. Study materials for teaching are provided at the iSpiice volunteer house.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

iSpiice firmly committed to providing full support and inclusivity for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals. Through our programs and initiatives, we strive to create a safe and empowering space that acknowledges, values, and uplifts the unique perspectives and contributions of BIPOC communities. Our organization stands united in the fight against discrimination and is dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, irrespective of their background.

LGBTQIA+ Support

We are dedicated to providing our full support for individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, we strive to create a safe and welcoming space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Our commitment extends to promoting equal rights, dignity, and respect for every individual, regardless of their LGBTQIA+ status. We aim to create a world where diversity is embraced and everyone can thrive to their full potential.

Neurodivergent Support

We are committed to fostering inclusivity, we provide steadfast support to neurodivergent individuals. Our programs create a safe and embracing environment, where diverse neurocognitive perspectives are valued. Upholding equal rights and respect, we aim to eliminate obstacles and empower all members of the neurodivergent community to thrive through our dedicated initiatives.

Accessibility Support

With a strong commitment to inclusivity, We offer support for individuals requiring accessibility accommodations. Our initiatives are designed to create an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate and contribute. Whilst some programs may be more suitable than others, we strive to empower all individuals to engage and excel in our programs and activities.



We are dedicated to promoting sustainability in all aspects of our work. By embracing sustainable practices, we envision a future where communities thrive, natural resources are preserved, and the Earth's ecosystems are nurtured for generations to come. We are committed to keeping our projects focused on positively benefitting the local communities and environment.

Ethical Impact

iSpiice is committed to providing ethical volunteer opportunities that truly benefit the local communities. We support a small network of Volunteer Programs in India that we have specifically chosen due to their efforts being sustainable for our volunteers and the local communities alike. We work closely with each of our local teams to ensure we are assessing and adapting to ensure quality experiences for all involved.
iSpiice does not provide volunteer opportunities in orphanages in any of our locations. Our aim is to provide the best facilities to our volunteers and also to nurture the host communities in the most effective manner.
We focus on offering alternative childcare volunteer opportunities whereby children come to and from the placement setting each day. In other words, our local teams collaborate with childcare projects which do not offer any form of residential care. These are safe and responsible projects, where participants continue to provide valued assistance supporting local staff. Volunteers, who wish to get associated with our projects, need to follow certain guidelines according to the company policies.

Program Highlights

  • Make a vital contribution to the education system in India and make a real difference in the lives of Indian children.
  • iSpiice Volunteer programs are accessible to everyone who wants to make a difference, through low fees and high-impact projects from $250.
  • Walk down the Himalayan trails & experience the thrill of trekking.
  • Optional add on trips to India's famous UNESCO'S sites including Taj Mahal, Trekking in Himalays, Famous Golden Triangle tour, Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh pilgrimage trips and much more.
  • 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.

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Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 26 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.31%
  • 4 rating 3.85%
  • 3 rating 3.85%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.8
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.8
  • Facilities 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience!

“iSpiice (Integrated Social Programs In Indian Child Education) is awesome! “My experience with iSpiice changed my life. It opened my eyes and my heart to a world that was so similar to mine, yet so different. It was also such an honor to be part of a global community of volunteers who were there for the same reason - to be of service and to have fun. It was well worth all that it took to get there.” The iSpiice team is so dedicated to their jobs and everyone in the community is thankful for your hard work. The volunteer organisation was safe, clean, good atmosphere, friendly. I totally recommend this organisation!

34 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Thank you Aimee ji, We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful experience

Without a doubt, the best experience of my life so far. Not only you have the opportunity to help children and families from vulnerable areas, but also you know people from all over the world who share that same energy as you. Varun (the Founder) provides patronage to local services/trades people with disabilities, provides food and support to families who are recently bereaved, and organises sponsorship of promising students to be able to continue their education. I took advantage of the Add On Tours and a highlight of my trip was the visit to the Golden Temple at Amritsar. I thoroughly recommend this organisation/volunteer placement. It has given me the confidence to travel to India again as a volunteer.”

88 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Thank you Helen Ji, We are glad you had a great time.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Experience!

It was a great experience volunteering in India. I like being around children and that’s why opted for the Teach English to Children program. Mountains are my thing, so after a lot of research i pinned down my destination to India in Himalayas, Dharamsala. The program was unbelievable - Amazing food. The staff of iSpiice was very supportive and guided me. They offer 24/7 support during your stay and they made me feel 100% comfortable. It's a really great experience for anyone! I would suggest volunteers learn a few Hindi phrases before arrival.

96 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Thanks for your review! John ji, Missing Chai:)

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Yes, I recommend this program

Absolute amazing time!

I had the best time in India with ispiice, While teaching for the first time was challenging, there were supports both from other volunteers and programme leaders to make sure you were coping ok. I would do it again in heart beat .Varun who runs everything out there was so helpful and a lot of fun he would tell us the best places to go how to get there. I'm already missing spending time with them. India is an incredible place to volunteer as the people are so happy and kind. Had an absolute amazing time, the organisation were very helpful throughout my trip. I would definitely recommend people volunteering through this organisation, the volunteer handbook we received before starting our journey was very helpful as it gave me all the essential information I needed.

141 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Everything you need to feel calm and confident.

I have very much enjoyed the street children education programme and have found it extremely rewarding. The children were fantastic, very well mannered, polite, enthusiastic, cut and friendly. The accommodation was very clean with everything that I required. The food was always delicious. The program itself is wonderful, as you get to interact and really make a difference in these children's lives. Coming from a western country, all the little things are so enjoyable, such as cows and goats roaming around in the streets, the colorful trucks, and the bumpy rides back home in an auto rickshaw. I also travelled to Agra, Amritsar and Dharamsala on the weekends of volunteer work. Everything was well-planned during the travel. The volunteer house, the food, the transport, the people, everything is so good. I will definitely return to India one day! I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants an amazing volunteer experience and wants to enrich themselves through the Indian culture.

139 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


“I really enjoyed being here and being an iSpiice volunteer. “I had a very wonderful experience that way exceeded my expectations. iSpiice offers a great mix of volunteer and tourist opportunities – working with the kids was very rewarding as was seeing their eagerness to learn. Initially I was worried about getting sick, but thankfully it wasn’t an issue with iSpiice, or in India overall. ”The resources at the iSpiice camp were very helpful in lesson planning, and discussing lesson plans with the other volunteers was always beneficial. If you’re thinking about iSpiice- do it. You won’t regret it. The iSpiice volunteer programme is truly one of a kind. Not only is it a volunteer programme, but one also gets the opportunity to see some of the many beautiful landmarks of India.

138 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Keep up the good work!

Working with ispiice has been a phenomenal experience. From its mission, to the people who run it, to the Programs we volunteer at. I’ve loved working with all the people behind ispiice because they’re all nice, funny, accommodating and such joys to have around. I’ve loved it all and am so glad to have had this experience. I made so many wonderful connections with the amazing women and children that I taught. Thank you so much for one of the best experiences of my life. I’m so glad I was able to see the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple while volunteering. ispiice changed the way I view India and my home country and taught me so many things I couldn’t have learned from a travel guide.” Overall, my month in India was really wonderful thanks to Varun and ispiice!”

134 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of my Life!

I had the opportunity to work with ispiice and their amazing team of staff in India. It was an experience that I truly treasure, and was one of the best summers of my life. “I never thought that I would be brave enough to go to India by myself, but I am so happy that I did. iSpiice is such an incredible experience – it changes the way you see life and you meet so many amazing people along the way. India is a beautiful, crazy place and once you’ve taken part in this volunteer program you will take all of it’s kindness, adventure and spirit back with you. If you’re thinking about iSpiice- do it. You won’t regret it.” I was able to see the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple while volunteering. Overall, my month in India was really wonderful thanks to Varun and iSpiice!

137 people found this review helpful.

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