• India
    • Jodhpur
    • Mumbai
    • Jaipur
    • Himalaya
4 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
The abovementioned rate is for placements of up to 31 days and includes:

* Pick-up and transfers from/to the nearest airport or bus station on arrival and departure
* Dorm room accommodation + 3 meals per day
* Preparation materials including intercultural preparation
* Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
* Assistance with the visa application
* 24 Hours emergency support by a local support team
* Local SIM card with 600 INR. airtime credit
* Volunteering certificate
* Donation of 50 USD (in domestic currency) to your placement
* 10 seedlings of indigenous trees that we plant on your behalf on the slopes of Kilimanjaro as a CO2 compensation of your flight to India
Feb 01, 2023
Jan 29, 2020
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About Program

Our locations in India include Mumbai, Jaipur and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and various locations in the Himalaya mountains.

Our options include:

* Medical electives and healthcare internships at hospitals
* High quality, supervised psychology internships - available on-site and online!
* Ayurveda internships - on-site and online!
* Women & Girl's Empowerment and Capacity building
* Education / Teaching at schools and nurseries
* Animal Rescue
* Business, journalism, architecture, fashion design internships - on-site and online!
* English and Hindi language lessons

You would stay at our volunteer/interns' shared apartment or with a host family, including full board (Indian food). Weekly cultural activities such as Bollywood dance, cooking lessons, Yoga, Hindi lessons, Henna painting etc. are included. We have a very friendly support team assisting you pre-arrival and throughout your time in India.

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Program Highlights

  • Women & Girls Empowerment in Rajasthan: promote self-esteem, financial independence, education as well as professional and social competencies to disadvantaged women and girls from Dalit Communities
  • Elective placements, nursing internships at hospitals for university credit
  • Psychology internships on-site or remotely: Covering a wide range of psychological disciplines under professional supervision
  • As an intern, learn about the business and professional landscape of India, a large, emerging country
  • Add English or Hindi language lessons to your stay in India!

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Women Empowerment in India

Help to promote the self-esteem, financial independence, education as well as professional and social competencies of disadvantaged women and girls in Rajasthan. The focus of this program is mainly on women within the Dalit communities, who experience three levels of discrimination based on their caste, their economic situation and their gender. By doing your volunteer or internship assignment with Sambhali Trust, you can contribute to the empowerment of these women.

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Support laughing children in desert village for better future

Sambhali Trust supported over more than 12 years underprivileged women and children in Rajasthan for a better future with teaching them English, Math and several workshops. Many projects in Jodphur are running very well.
In the rural area at Setrawa - a village in the desert Thar - a new project started. Our Volunteers give support to the government schools with teaching English at primary schools. This is very interesting, because we have an absolutely near contact to the local teachers and the residents of this area. I´m very glad to join the beginning of this project!

The first days of Volunteering were full of deeply impressions. The children have no chairs and tables at school and even less materials. We are teaching on board and training with speaking dialogues and learning games. On Wednesday we prepare special workshops with topics like "Environment" or "Feeling good in our body and our mind".
I´m so deeply moved by the attention of these children and their will to learn. They are so lovely and joyful. Even their laughing I can hear in my mind by preparing the next lesson at evening - when sitting together in our Volunteer-Team under beautiful stars.

What would you improve about this program?
It's a new project and we are finding our way step by step together with Govind - the founder of Sambhali Trust.
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Internship Woman and Girls Empowerment Center

For four weeks I worked at the Jodhpur Empowerment Center and taught basic English and math. There were three groups each: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. My job was to prepare and deliver the lessons according to the different learning levels. Once a week there were workshops on various topics, for example to get to know other countries and cultures, but also to address issues such as health, children’s rights, hygiene, violence, etc.

It was wonderful to see how the women and children like to visit these centers. I could really feel how much joy they had in exchanging ideas with each other and learning and sewing. For many, it was a way to escape from their daily problems at home and forget their hardships for a while.

It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this Program!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
India is a country of contrasts with a very rich culture. It is therefore important to be aware of these differences in advance to avoid misunderstandings and cultural shocks. If you are well prepared, nothing can go wrong.
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Exploring your potential in a trusting community

I have been volunteering at Sambhali for two months now and I experience enriching, interpersonal drvelopments almost every day.I am volunteering in Jodhpur at the Durag Niwas Guesthouse. The food and accomodation has a very high standard and it's good living together with other volunteers for practical and emotional support. In the mornings I have been helping out as an admin and in the afternoon I teach English at the Sambhali Boarding Homes. I find it very interesting to get to know the personal background of the Boarding Home girls. Teaching was and still is quite of a challenge as the girls are used to another learning culture.Nevertheless, the experience is very authentic and enriching. Although the life style here may seem strange and perhaps slower than at home, you will enjoy it and become extremely adaptable a personal goal that may come in handy later.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't necessarily expect your own teaching standards. The girls are first generation learners and need to adapt to simple reading and writing. Every lesson is a good lesson. You are taking them seriously by doing this.
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An experience that has changed my life

I was volunteering at Sambhali Trust for one year and it was the best year in my life so far. All people at the NGO welcomed me with open arms and tried their best to make my stay as perfect as possible. In the mornings, I went to one of the Women Empowerment Centers and taught English, Maths and general knowledge to girls and women from the neighbourhood. After lunch at the Durag Niwas Guesthouse, the Sambhali van dropped me at one of the two Boarding Homes. Over there, I helped young girls from desert villages around Jodhpur with their homework. In addition to that, we played games, read stories and danced whenever we had more time. I left Germany with one family and came back with so many new brothers, sisters and more. Jodhpur is my second home now and I could not imagine my life without it, Sambhali and all the people anymore. I am so grateful and thankful for this opportunity and the work Sambhali does!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
For people who want to come to Sambhali, please consider that you are not there to change the whole system or anything else. You need to be open minded and respectful. When you don't expect anything, your stay here will be the most enriching experience.
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