Volunteer Programs in India, Nepal & The Philippines

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We have 3 main volunteer projects that you can join!

DIGITAL MEDIA - INDIA - The project consists of developing an online news channel that shares unbiased, non-sensationalized news about the local communities in Kolkata.

EDUCATION - NEPAL - The project consists of providing quality education to the children of prisoners, which often have been unjustly accused and excluded from society.

EDUCATION, MARKETING & SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - PHILIPPINES
-Children's Education: The project consists of developing educational activities using vocational and technical education as a way to teach important soft skills such as building rapport, empathy, and active listening in order to consolidate key values like teamwork, honesty, determination & consideration.
-Market an Organic Drink: To create a sustainable livelihood project for the community as an additional source of income by producing, launching, & promoting a local drink

Highlights
  • Most trusted and reliable NGO's in Asia, supported by organizations like Ashoka, Gates Foundation & United Nations
  • Development approach vs Charity approach: We believe in empowering local communities for a sustainable improvement in their life
  • Placement in a group
  • The most affordable program fees + a fundraising kit to fund your project/trip
  • Full immersion with local communities and YouSocial Staff support!

Impact

A YouSocial Volunteer is someone who is passionate about giving back to society and making a meaningful difference, has both technical and social qualities, and possesses the ability to transform complexity into action, all while having a humble attitude. A YouSocial Volunteer is recognized by traits such as openness, curiosity, passion, dedication, positivity, flexibility, open-mindedness, empathy, teamwork, and the ability to manage change. You are expected to commit and share your knowledge and skills with local communities, NGO partners, and other volunteers so you make a lasting impact in the community.

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Monica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Transformational experience in Nepal

Volunteering with YouSocial Volunteer in Nepal has been a unique unforgettable experience! Proficient guidance of YouSocial Volunteer Staff. Supporting youth in Nepal with English lessons has been a life changing experience and I will never forget the passion & hospitality of the local staff.
One of my main learnings has been that creativity & innovation are key to manage scarce resources.
I will definately apply these learning in my current job and personal life.
Nepal is a magical place, and the combination of an amazing nature, delicious food and warm people, made it one of my favourite destinations worldwide.
I strongly recommend YouSocial Volunteer Program in Nepal to anyone that with a humble attitude is willing to connect and exchange experiences with a trusted NGO and community.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was so passionate spending time with the local community, that I even managed to learn some basic sentences in Nepaleese that I used in my day to day. People were so exited every time they heard me speaking Nepalese!
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Sophie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Social Entrepreneurship in the PARADISE!

One of most exciting adventures in my life!!!!
The NGO works in several Communities all around Philippines, and their projects focus in developing products based on local & natural raw materials existing in every community.

In our group, formed by diverse profiles (Tom (Engeneer from Germany), Sara (Marketing graduate from Spain), Joao (Economist from Portugal) and me, Graduate in Business Administration, the goal was to launch a local Bakery developing a Marketing and Logistics plan to sell bread, pastries and local food, that afterwards will be distributed into different communities. This project created a real impact in Community livelihood, since many families had to walk for hours or use transportation to buy bread, and now they have a bulding and can sell bread nearby too.

Also, Philippine people and kids in the community are always kind, quite and ready to share everything. :) Its a great opportunity to lears about their culture. I recommend you to enjoy this cultural exchange in the paradise!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy the cultural exchange with the locals, and developing activities with impact but in a relaxed way. It's very important you have a humble attitude. They were the best hosts you can imagine :) Enjoy this amazing experience!!!
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Alejandro
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Community Kitchen was a fun, impactful and enriching experience!

I love cooking. It relaxes me while it drives my creativity. The pleasure of having family and friends over and cooking dishes with and for them is a feeling you can't beat.
Never would I’ve imagined my first volunteering experience in India was going to be behind the stove! But the opportunity presented itself and I decided not to let it go.
Cooking with young people from the most disadvantaged communities in Kolkata was one of the most incredible experiences in my life.
When I travel to another place, the first criteria I consider to choose the country is the human quality of its people; and cooking is something that revolves around people, their culture and way of being.
Food has the power to bring people together worldwide. Regardless purchasing power, culture, country or religion people gather to eat, share and experiment. During my volunteering experience, in addition to eating, we cooked together every day. It was a very special and effective way of sharing experiences of one's own culture and learning from others.
Doing Spanish cooking, nutrition and hygiene classes for the young people of the NGO was a great challenge for me since I had never done anything like this but above all it was an exciting opportunity.
I loved guiding them and coordinating the workshop so that each of the members was involved, learning and sharing impressions.
Above all, I loved seeing how they were interested in learning and understanding each recipe, how they coordinated with each other and how they put enthusiasm in every recipe we prepared. We also had a blast trying to pronounce the names of the Spanish dishes correctly!

It is fascinating to see how young people coming from communities with such a scarcity of resources and challenging environments have the ability to successfully perform relevant skills as team spirit, creativity and attention to detail… We, westerners, have a lot to learn from them!
The whole experience inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone and learn from those traits too. It was an excellent way of collaborating with a good cause while all along a cultural exchange was taking place making it a great learning experience.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be totally open-minded! Share recipes, exchange ideas and knowledge about cooking world with Youth from the Community and learn from them and their local tasty recipes. You cant miss the local markets and the experience of buying fresh local food!