Location
  • India
    • Dharamsala
    • Delhi
    • Himalaya
Length
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
16
Age Max
60
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
250
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 Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 12, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
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About Program

iSpiice is a humanitarian volunteer organization in India supported by volunteers across the world. iSpiice offers affordable volunteer programs in India for International volunteers. Program includes airport pick-up & drop off, orientation, accommodation in volunteer house, meals, wi-fi, 24/7 support & much more. Our programs feature a combination of volunteering, excursions, and cultural integration. Incredible add-ons available, including a Taj Mahal trip & much more.

Choose from a wide range of trusted India volunteer projects, including
• Teach English to Children in the Himalayan Foothills.
• Women’s Empowerment Program.
• Mini Break Program for 2 weeks.
• Street Children Volunteer Program.
• Summer Volunteer Programs.
• Gap Year Volunteer Programs.
• Dharamsala Community Development.
• Combine Volunteer & Travel Programs in India.
• Program for Child Care Support.
• School and Community Renovation Program.
• Assistant Teaching Computer & Communication Skills.

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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Program Highlights

  • Make a positive, long-term impact on a local community that greatly needs your assistance & meet like-minded people from around the globe and build lifetime friendships.
  • iSpiice Volunteer programs are accessible to everyone who wants to make a difference, through low fees and high-impact projects from $250. Contribute your ideas and share your expertise.
  • Meaningful: You will experience worthwhile and fulfilling volunteer projects serving our local society.
  • 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.

Program Reviews

4.98 Rating
based on 46 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.83%
  • 4 rating 2.17%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.85
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 8 of 46 reviews
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Erika
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!

Volunteering for iSpiice was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. From the moment you step out of the airport everything is looked after and the staff at iSpiice make sure you are comfortable every step of the way. Volunteering with the kids and the community classes was an immensely gratifying experience. Volunteering in India with iSpiice was more than a service experience- it impacted my perspective on the life that I live. We were welcomed, respected and trusted and I would absolutely return to volunteer if that is where my life takes me.”I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants an amazing volunteer experience and wants to enrich themselves through the Indian culture.

8 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Hi Erika, Thanks for your review! It was great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the program and it sounds like you had an awesome experience. We would love to have you volunteer with us again in the future!

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Steffanie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Experience!

What an incredible experience. Volunteering with iSpiice gave me the opportunity to explore the northern India and also develop my passion for teaching within a culturally diverse community. I absolutely loved my experience! coming to a new country with a lot of people I didn’t know was definitely a shock and an experience! But the work we did was amazing and getting to know all of the other volunteers and staff was also a lot of fun.The price was affordable and I was so lucky to have been able to travel to India! Recommend it for anyone looking for an experience!

11 people found this review helpful.
Response from iSpiice

Hey Steffanie, thanks for your review!

Lauren Tang
Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Beautiful Week In India

I spent one week in Dharamshala, India with iSPiiCE on their volunteer teaching children program. I had never been to India before and honestly, had no idea what to expect. After having returned home, I now have such a beautiful appreciation for India and its vibrant people and communities.

Dharamshala is a small town nestled at the foot of the Himalayas. The daily program schedule included all meals, a lesson at the elementary school in the morning, and then an afternoon private lesson with a family. The highlight for me was definitely being able to interact with the cute kids, and just witnessing how bright and curious they all were. Education is such a powerful tool, and they were all eager to interact with native speakers. Definitely, be prepared for a lot of energy though because these kids love to chat!

Highlights:
-Daily chai tea throughout the day. Will definitely miss this!
-Using a laptop for an English lesson and seeing all the kids engaged/hovering over because most of them do not have a computer at home
-Being invited to a local family's home for a giant authentic Indian feast! By far one of my favorite memories to be welcomed in their home and to try to eat Indian food with my hands. So much fun and a great opportunity to interact with the locals.
-The Taj Mahal trip. Seeing the Wonder of the World was incredible, especially since I'm an architecture/history geek. The trip to Agra was long, but worth it to witness the marble masterpiece.

Varun and Vineet were amazing and always available for questions. I never once felt unsupported during my time with iSPiiCE. Thank you guys for an unforgettable week.

Note: I am a Go Overseas employee, but the above review is an honest personal reflection of my recent volunteer trip with iSPiiCE.

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

Great Eperience!

Overall all I have found my experience here at iSpiice extremely positive and have enjoyed my time here. I found the program excellent for both the volunteer and students. I would look forward to rejoining the program in the future. The staff was excellent. I will certainly recommend the program to others. I had a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, something I will cherish. Thank you iSpiice.

What would you improve about this program?
I will not change anything.
45 people found this review helpful.
Lindsay
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best 3 Months of My Life

I have nothing negative to say about my time spent with iSPiiCE. The staff, the work, the food, the location, the tours, the locals, and the other volunteers all exceeded any expectations I could have ever had. The best part of the entire experience are the people you will meet through your work. Whether that be in the slums, daycare, or a class you teach, they will change your life! I cannot recommend this program enough.

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

India at its best!

I can honestly say I have never felt more cared for in my life than in my time at iSpiice. The staff have exactly the right balance between what a Western tourist needs, and immersing them in Indian culture so they feel absolutely at home and not like a tourist at all. I felt safe and comfortable at all times in a country so different to anything I had experienced before. The kindness of Indian people has to be experienced to be believed, those at iSpiice in particular. I came away with a new sense of how good people can be, as well as a tummy stuffed full of the best food I’ve eaten (and pounds lighter, could there be a better place??) How to have the best of all possible worlds, travelling while feeling at home, the most wonderful scenery with plenty of time to see it around worthwhile work that benefits a community unlike any other you’re likely to have experienced, and shopping until you drop. I would go back tomorrow if I were able to do so, and stay longer this time to experience more of the seasons.

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

Couldn't ask for a better way to spend my time in India

I'm 100% sure that I'm returning within the next year. I've never loved living somewhere more than northern India. I felt truly happy and thanks to the staff, I was comfortable and safe. I honestly can't stress how amazing this experience was enough. There aren't enough words to describe how perfect it was. If I could get on the plane right now and go back, I would (and I literally got home two days ago).

What would you improve about this program?
A washing machine would've been great, but hey, now I know how to hand wash my clothes! it all worked out in the end.
61 people found this review helpful.
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David
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

5 Wonderful Weeks :)

I had an incredible experience ISPiiCE! They went above and beyond to meet your every volunteer and personal goals/wishes. Varun even assisted with onward travel plans, and was very personable and inspiring in all that he has done to get the company to where it is now. One example of how selfless Ravi and Vineet, 2 other staff members are, was the multiple times they would offer to cook more rice. I quickly learned that eating everything meant you were still hungry and so they would just keep cooking it and Serving it up. It was so funny, one of the first nights, it took a 3rd refill for me to realise to stop eating it until empty. They just want to please you, therefore you are so well looked after!

The teaching and childcare I was involved in was amazing, and the staff helped with translating. I can't recommend the experience more; it's a must do for anyone. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer, a newbie, retired etc, ISPiiCE are so flexible in meeting your goals and supporting you as needed without you feeling pressured! Amazing! :)

54 people found this review helpful.

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