• India
    • Jaipur
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Host Family
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fee varies according to the program length and covers airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, three meals per day, support from the local staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support, local administration costs, and donation to support community projects.

Registration fee is only $149 and covers marketing costs, pre-placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, fundraising guides and tips, administration costs, travel to run inspection visits in all locations,

Other costs:
Flights, visas, vaccinations (if required), travel insurance (mandatory), criminal background check, transfer back after the program, optional activities, excursions and/or tours.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 16, 2020
May 22, 2019
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About Program

Volunteer abroad with Iko Poran in Jaipur, India, the pink city.

Iko Poran offers a wide range of very affordable programs. Our local coordinators partner with local NGOs to ensure the quality of the projects and provide the best programs to our volunteers.

Programs are available from 1 to 12 weeks.

Our variety of programs in India include:
- Child development
- Community Work
- Theater in Education
- Teaching in Schools
- Children with Special Needs

Please familiarize yourself with our website to learn more and start planning your trip.

Iko Poran is the only Volunteer Abroad organization based in a developing country respectively in a destination country, and also, Iko Poran is the only one that runs its own projects. We have 14 years experience and have received and coordinated thousands of volunteers. Most of the other organizations are profit oriented travel agencies charging expensive registration fee to organize your program.

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteerism should not be expensive for the ones with good hearts that want to lend a hand;
  • Volunteers receive a cultural orientation upon arrival;
  • Only Volunteer Abroad Organization based in a developing country; Other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations;
  • All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs;
  • Most affordable registration fee, only $ 149!

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Teaching English Volunteering Journey

Iko Poran opened us the door for an amazing volunteering experience. Through this institution we met AII Group that is a local volunteering institution in India.

Our volunteering experience was remarkable. We had the opportunity to teach English to children from 4 to 13 years old. They were very kind and interested in learning new contents and games. Despite we have previously planned in detail our classes, we had huge support from the AII Group in regard to teaching contents and translations. Also, the school Director and teachers were very kind and supportive. In our last day at school, both the school Director and AII group were so lovely in surprising us with a delicious farewell cake! Here we learned that it is important to teach children new English contents but also play and enjoy time with them, because they love the experience of knowing someone from a different culture.

During our journey in India (Jaipur), we stayed in a host family house, which allowed us to be even closer to the Indian culture.

The food in Jaipur is very tasty but highly spicy. When we ate in local restaurants we carefully selected less spicy food. At home, spicy quantity was carefully adapted, since we were not used to it.

AII Group provided us with a Hindi basics class that was really helpful during our stay, both to interact with locals and students.

We would like to thank Iko Poran for providing us access to this amazing experience and total support during the planning phase.

Last but not least, we would like to thank AII Group for supporting us during our stay in India and for having made its best efforts to providing us with the most amazing experiences.

Patrícia de Oliveira & Rui Falhas
Lisbon, Portugal

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
- When staying in a host family’s house, spend some of your time with the family. On the one hand, it is what the family is expecting from you; on the other hand, it improves a lot the whole experience by allowing you and the family to share your habits and experiences;

- The day schedule does not occur as in Europe or other countries where punctuality is mandatory. Do not take it personally if the breakfast at your host family house is not prepared on time agreed or the cabs take more time than you expect to arrive (or are not available). It will happen you to arrive late to your meetings or volunteer activity. But remember that everyone in India knows that for several reasons and constraints you will arrive late several times.

- In India, water is a precious resource. You will see people on the streets with a small water container, which is all the water they have for the whole day. Make an effort to show your respect by avoiding waste. It is a good lesson to learn and to transfer to our countries, since social and environmental responsibility is crucial.

- Try to learn Hindi basics so you can easily interact with students and locals.
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Iko Poran Womens Empowerment Project India- AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

I highly recommend Iko Poran’s Women’s Empowerment project in India! Every level of it was perfectly organized from the first email with owner Felipe to my conclusion! India can be a crazy, chaotic place, but I always felt completely safe. The on-site NGO program directors are in constant communications with you ensuring you have everything you need and they allow you to bring your best skills to empowering the women in Deep Public School. I started teaching English but I ordered a couple of sewing machines from Amazon India, which they’d never seen, they LOVED it — so we switched to sewing every day so they can sell their products.

I lived with an amazing host family, they completely adopted me making me part of the family! Stay with host family if you can, you will be completely assimilated into India much quicker. I’m a married 58 year old woman and this experience completely transformed my LIFE! The women of India need YOU, don’t wait another minute—sign up NOW!!

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