Volunteer in Rural India - Incredible & Life Changing Experience with IVI

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Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Involvement Volunteers International (IVI) has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

Video and Photos

IVI volunteers with the children in Bodhgaya India
IVI volunteers with the children in Bodhgaya India
IVI volunteer Sophie posing with locals in Bodhgaya
IVI volunteer Sophie posing with locals in Bodhgaya
Survivor couple Elena Rowland & Lee Carseldine in Bodhgaya, India
Survivor couple Elena Rowland & Lee Carseldine in Bodhgaya, India
Survivor couple volunteering with IVI
Survivor couple volunteering with IVI
volunteer smiling with 3 school children
volunteer smiling with 3 school children
Bree from Canada with the children
Bree from Canada with the children
Survivor couple Elena Rowland & Lee Carseldine in Bodhgaya, India
Survivor couple Elena Rowland & Lee Carseldine in Bodhgaya, India
Local Indian children smiling in Bodhgaya
Local Indian children smiling in Bodhgaya

About

Life Changing Experience!

This project is centered around a rural school in Bodghaya, Bihar catering to the most vulnerable communities. The students come from the surrounding villages (approx 600 population) which lacks basic infrastructure and without this school, would have virtually no access to education. For these agricultural driven communities, the reality of unjust social hierarchy simply does not allow children of poor families to receive an education. The school is the first of its kind in this area and slowly but surely, the pupil base has grown exponentially over the years, harnessing a powerful spirit of pride, acceptance and opportunity.

As a volunteer you will receive truly incredible Indian hospitality, as well as helping to change these children's lives for the better. Teach English and other subjects in our rural school or help with the special needs school for a truly rewarding experience. IVI is a Charity & Non Profit Org offering authentic experiences.

Highlights
  • Affordable Program Fees - Our 4 week program is just $225 p/week
  • Watch the thousands of monks congregated to worship at Mahabodhi temple- a real experience!
  • More India projects in Construction, Nutrition & Health, Community Development & teaching in a Buddhist Monastery
  • Single, twin or dorm style accommodation - you choose
  • Flexible start dates available all year round

Coronavirus Update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, anyone who has booked with IVI can change or delay their project until August 2021.

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Daisy
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering Bodhgaya India Review – 2016

I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living and have seen a completely different appreciation for life. I will cherish the memories, the friends and all the unconditional love and smiles I received.
Daisy Coffey, Rural Community project Bodhgaya India 2016