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Volunteer smiling with a young boy in India

About

India, land of enlightenment and beauty on a grand scale, has a very special place waiting just for you! Change your life and get in touch with your deepest love of humanity by joining a Global Crossroad volunteer abroad in India vacation of a lifetime.

When you join us in one of our volunteering overseas in India programs, you're signing up for an experience that will open your heart and change your life. This fabulous country offers a stunning diversity of sights and sounds, scenery and culture, in a vibrant land both ancient and vast of scope and depth.

Come immerse yourself in the irresistible local culture as you work to help the underprivileged, deserving people who will, in turn, light up your spirit with joy. Choose from among several different, highly affordable volunteering opportunities in India, such as working in a rehabilitation center, teaching English, or supporting a women's project.

Highlights
  • Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time
  • Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting at $250 per week.
  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you and get a life changing experience.
  • Your fees directly benefit the volunteer project – there are no middlemen
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted

Questions & Answers

Reviews

83%
based on 3 reviews
  • Impact 9.3
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 9
  • Value 8.7
  • Safety 8.3
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Aurore
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching english in New Delhi

Hello everyone !
My program was about teaching english for 2 weeks in a school in Faridabad, a smaller city near Delhi.
It was such a touching and eye-opening experience for me. Everyone was so kind to me and they really appreciated my help. Communicating with the teachers was a bit difficult a first as they don't know english at all though. However, there are other ways than word to communicate and we evantually got through that difficutly.
My host family was living at 5 min on foot away form the school which was very convenient. Delhi was around 1h15 min by tuk tuk + subway which is fine as I didn't plan on spending all my afternoon visiting or doing shopping there. As for the host family, they were very nice and caring to me. The only thing I might suggest is for them to try to share at least the first and last meal with their guest. They never ate with me but overall, I had a great time at their place. They gave me a lot of food, and each time it was homemade and Indian meals.
Global crossroad has been overall helpful before and through the program. I especially got a lot of relevant information beforehand. However, they were less present once the program has already started but,as eveything went smoothly, it wasn't such a big problem for me.
To conlude, it was a good experience and I would redo it for sure.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
India isn't an easy country to travel to and I suggest to always ask your family for help and advices. Avoid tap water at all cost and go to fancier restaurants to avoid food poisoning. Be prepared to rustic living conditions and pollution and always have change.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Aurore,

Thank you for taking out the time to write us a feedback. We feel happy to have had you in our program. Thanks again for volunteering with us.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

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Paula
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hands On Medical Program in India

The family was awesome! They made us feel like if we were at home, always caring about our well being and available for anything we needed. The food was really good, the location was very convenient in order to move around and go to Delhi and other places. We think this family has been very concerned about our security and so committed to us.
About the Hands on medical program, it was a 100% what we were expecting as we felt really useful and learnt a lot. The Doctor was very committed, and kind with us. He also helped us getting our tickets to go to Agra even though it was not his role inside the company. However, we think it would be really helpful for other volunteers if the first day, somebody would give them a daily schedule of the program with the time and places in order to organize better themselves. We also think it is very important that the company explains a bit better before starting the program which are the medical abilities needed in order to be useful during the project because we think without the abilities needed such as knowing how to use a stethoscope and doing complete physical exploration to patients, the help to the people wouldn’t be sufficient.
Speaking of our country coordinator, we cannot say much as we met him literally for 15 minutes. Luckily, his job was done by the family’s daughter, Sarita, who was quite helpful.
Overall, our experience has been amazing and has helped us improve our medical career; we would definitely recommend it to another person.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
There were only three of us. Probably, next time we will come in a bigger group.
Response from Global Crossroad

Hello Paula,

Thank you so much for leaving us a feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time the host family and learned from our Medical project. We apologize about incomplete information and will make sure to inform our future volunteers details about the medical duties.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours and hope we can see you and your friends again!

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Martin
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Trip With Global Crossroad

I had a rewarding and unforgettable time volunteering with Global Crossroad in India. The accommodations were much nicer than I had expected. During my “Cultural Immersion” week I stayed in a very comfortable apartment in Delhi after that I stayed with a very loving family in Jaipur. There was a separate room and bathroom for me. I always received continuous support and advice from my hosts. The meal was offered three times a day.

I had at first applied to volunteer in a Teaching English Program however, due to the festival season in India most of the schools were closed therefore the organization arranged for me to volunteer with a project that appealed to me even more- working with a network of HIV positive women. There were very less number of volunteers in this project, it provided me with a very great opportunity to contribute more. Throughout the seven weeks that followed, Global Crossroad representative checked in on me regularly to make sure that both my volunteering experience and home stay both were going well and meeting my expectations. The level of support I received from the Global Crossroad representative, the family I lived with, and the organization I volunteered with was exceptional.

I strongly feel that if you approach this trip with an open mind, flexibility, and a determination to contribute you will not be disappointed. Along the way you will meet new people, learn their culture and open yourself to lasting relationships.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have preferred more exploration and less temple tours during the orientation week.