Location
  • India
    • Delhi
Length
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
250
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $250 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 03, 2023
Jan 25, 2023
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About Program

Trusted by 124,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's most popular volunteer programs in India and 50+ destinations around the world.

You can choose from 12 volunteer project options: Childcare, Health, Slum Teaching or Teaching and give back for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Your Program Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in local homestay or volunteer house with like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so even before you even, you’ll receive outstanding service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure training.

If you thrive on fast-paced city life, an abundance of opportunities to grow, exciting experiences at every turn and authentic interactions with local people, volunteering in Delhi is for you.

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. Learn more about how International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ is promoting ethical volunteering.

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Program Highlights

  • IVHQ’s India - Delhi program is available year-round, starting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Highly affordable program fees from $18/day - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top rated programs
  • Incredible add-ons available, including a Taj Mahal trip and a tour of Goa
  • You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer experts, and joining a network of 120,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs

Popular Programs

India Childcare Project

The aim of this project is to provide assistance to childcare centers in India which are often at full capacity due to the high incidences of poverty and illness. These centers are​​ often overcrowded and under resourced with a high demand for volunteer assistance​.

This project is well suited to caring and enthusiastic volunteers, who have an interest in working with children aged 4-8 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds.

India Healthcare Project

Volunteers on the Health project work in either local hospitals or slum clinics, shadowing well-respected physicians who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise, while offering a valuable insight into the healthcare system of one of the world’s fastest growing countries.

Volunteers on the Slum Clinic placement will have the opportunity to perform more hands-on tasks such as treating minor injuries as well as cleaning and bandaging wounds.

India Slum Teaching Project

For many children in India, school is simply not an option. It is estimated that there are more than 11 million marginalized and vulnerable street children in India. Many of these children work in the streets with their parents selling goods, foraging and performing to make a living. Volunteers on this project play an important role in providing the children within these communities access to basic education along with new opportunities that they would otherwise been deprived of.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 105 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.33%
  • 4 rating 6.67%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.8
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 4.95
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Eva
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommend

I had the most incredible time volunteering solo with IVHQ in Kerala, India. The pre-trip guidance was excellent with detailed explanations and expectations set clearly from the get-go. The women’s empowerment project and teaching at a local school were both incredibly rewarding. The staff at the local volunteer house were friendly and professional. The volunteer house was clean and safe. I met like-minded people and learnt so much about India, the culture and had so much fun! Thank you so much IVHQ

1 person found this review helpful.
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Isabel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Slum Teaching in Delhi, India

I volunteered with IVHQ for the Slum Teaching Program in India. They allowed me to volunteer for the time I had available - 1 week - in my time off from work at the end of the year. During this experience I got to stay with a host family, volunteer at a local school, get to know the children there, and also see sights in Delhi each evening. It was a very smooth trip, thanks to their preparation, training, and suggestions that are part of the program. I had a memorable and very valuable experience. I am very glad I chose IVHQ.

Pros
  • Steps for safe travel were outlined for participants prior to departure
  • All transportation and food were provided, duration of stay
  • Volunteer program had other traveling participants to share the experience with
1 person found this review helpful.
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Nicola
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

My 14 year old daughter and I had the most incredible time volunteering with IVHQ in Kerala, India. The preparation before the trip was excellent with step by step guide to making the most out of the trip. The staff at the local volunteer house were so friendly and professional. The volunteer house was spacious, clean and comfortable. The project at a local school was incredibly rewarding. We really enjoyed teaching the gorgeous children. We met so many wonderful people and learnt so much about India, the culture and had so much fun! 10/10, thank you IVHQ!

Pros
  • Giving back to the community
  • Learning about a new culture
  • Fun
5 people found this review helpful.
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James
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ India - Medical volunteering

The experience was fantastic! Lovely host families, friendly staff and great inductions. The other volunteers there were all from different backgrounds but were excellent company through the trip! Definitely planning on going on another journey with IVHQ!

I was looked after well by the staff, who gave us an engaging introduction and was able to recommend places to check out in the evenings. Personally the highlight of my trip was travelling round and seeing the temples / tombs etc with other volunteers - some of the nicest people I have met and all from different interesting backgrounds and countries. Going out in Delhi to experience the nightlife was also brilliant, and the host families were very accommodating of this and allowed us to stay out (Thanks Rocky and Sarita!).

I have already decided to go on another trip with IVHQ later this year, truly a phenomenal experience I was initially quite sceptical about volunteering abroad, being my trip of that nature and first time in India - but I'm so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and would 100% recommend this to anyone.

Pros
  • Host families extremely friendly and accomodating
  • Plenty of time to explore Delhi (stunning) / other areas of India
  • Everyone else on the program was super friendly (I was 18 at the time of travelling, whereas everyone else was ~26 but it genuinely didn't make any difference - had an absolutely phenomenal time!)
Cons
  • Outside restaurant food can sometimes be spicy (make sure to check!)
  • Personally wish I stayed longer!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Hannah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience!

I highly recommend IVHQ to anybody looking for travelling first time, it's affordable, easy to sign up and just for anyone looking for new experiences outside their comfort zone. My time on the Kerela programme in India was a terrific first experience where accessibility, help and support was offered regularly to make me feel comfortable along the way so i could feel the most prepared. It's perfect for new time travellers who need that push to try solo travelling, and this programme supports your learning and exploring of new people and cultures.
Thank you!!

Pros
  • Meet new people
  • Opportunity to learn a new culture
  • Independence opportunity
Cons
  • Lack of free time to explore
  • More organised lesson planning was needed
  • more activities should be included
16 people found this review helpful.
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Kate
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best thing I’ve ever done

I had been worried would I be able to do it, was so wrong I had great feedback from the students and staff.
Wasn’t really sure sure what I’d need to do, felt woman empowerment programme was vague as there wasn’t really a framework, but by the second week, felt much clearer about how it all worked.
Felt very safe
Great food and very friendly staff. Easy to get about. Encouraged to explore the area and immerse myself into the culture.
No regrets other than wished I’d volunteered years ago!!!!!!!

Pros
  • Improved confidence
  • Fun
  • Educational
Cons
  • Bunk beds
  • Would have liked bit more info about sessions
17 people found this review helpful.
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Malachy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing and valuable experience with IVHQ

I am very grateful for having been able to volunteer in India with IVHQ. The program was very well organized and the accommodation and food were great.
With IVHQ you have the opportunity to not only experience a new country and culture, but also to make a positive and lasting impact on the local community. To share experiences with the local people and meet lots of new friends with your fellow volunteers from all over the world.
It was a very valuable learning experience for both me and the students of my class and I would definetely recommend IVHQ to everyone who is looking to volunteer abroad.

Pros
  • Excellent food and accommodation
  • Make a positive impact on the local community
  • Experience a new country and culture
28 people found this review helpful.
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Richard
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English and Woman Empowerment

Taught English and Woman Empowerment in Kerala , India .
Terrific experience in improving students English abilities . A lot of constructive time spent discussing the differences in Western and Indian culture and customs .
Teaching in this country enabled me to learn so much about this great country as we proceeded to explore different aspects of life . Areas covered included cost of living differences , family life and the strong family commitment , arranged marriages and music .Teaching English in slum area of Cochin and engaging with the children. Also found time to visit Mumbai and the Golden Triangle . Great country and people.

Pros
  • Understanding culture
  • Great students
  • Visiting this fantastic country
Cons
  • ATM machines erratic
46 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Nope! When I was in India, our orientation group had volunteers of various ages!

It all depends how long you are staying for, while volunteering you do get meals with the families you stay with but some may not like the food and want to eat out, generally India is one of the cheapest places you can visit, if you are purely just going to volunteer and don't intend doing any other activities which is doubtful in India then you won't need much at all, if you are the type to live...

I took a look and you can find the price breakdown for both programs in India below. Hope that helps!