Location
  • India
    • Jaipur
Length
1 to 16 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Housing
Host Family

Pricing

Starting Price
250
Price Details
Project Fees: $250 for 1 Week in Total & $200 per week thereafter. No Application Fees required.
What is included: Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation, Meal, Transportation, Visit to local area, Weekend sight seeings of Jaipur Pinkcity & 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Tourist Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 13, 2022
Nov 27, 2023
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About Program

Would you like to do Volunteer Work With Children in India? If yes, you are in the right place; VWI offers you to work for one of our care project for the children which are found on Streets & are orphans in India.

The reason to starting this project is to the aim of helping and supporting the children in difficult circumstances especially runaways, orphans, and street children in Jaipur, India. It supports and provides community based rehabilitation. Most of these children are kidnapped by criminal gangs in India and forced into doing child labour, or they are left by their parents on railway station, bus stations, and next to traffic signals because of poverty.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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5.00 Rating
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  • Impact 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.85
  • Safety 5
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Kureha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer for Indian students

First of all, the best thing for me was that there were no anxious moments. And I was able to teach very motivated and bright children and get to know India deeply. I think one of the strengths is being able to interact with participants from various countries. My coordinator and driver were very helpful and introduced me to popular foods and places in our free time. The family at the guesthouse took good care of me about my meals and daily life, and we had a great time together. Even a single female student can try this program. thank you!

27 people found this review helpful.
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Sachin
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

2 Weeks Teaching in Jaipur

I recently spent 2 weeks in volunteering teaching Children both English and Maths and has an amazing experience throughout. The kids that I taught were unbelievably friendly, and were so fascinated by not only the content I was teaching, but also finding out more about myself, and my life. Volunteers provide an extraordinary opportunity for these children to experience lives that they would otherwise not know, whilst also being able to gain attention and education that they would be unable to attain.

56 people found this review helpful.
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Matty
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A safe space to reach out to boys in need

I started my voluntering the day before the Holi celebration. On my first day I joined the programme that I signed up for. The day of the festival all the volunteers joined in festivities at the shelter for boys who lived on the streets. I was impressed with the facility and the eagerness of the boys to connect with the volunteers. My request to change programmes was granted. I felt that my impact as a seasoned teacher would be meaningful in this well run centre. The class teachers were supportive and the learners very responsive.

The question is of course how much impact can be made by a single volunteer within 2 weeks. The answer is that we are like beads in an armband and that the impact is collective and not individual. Brainstorm should be done on using the volunteers optimally, to make them feel useful and structure the program to have continuation of themes.

Pros
  • Excellent location of accommodation
  • Lots of free time to explore the city
  • Good support of the organization
Cons
  • Services of volunteers can be used more efficiently
  • The programme can be better structured to ensure continuation.
61 people found this review helpful.
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Elena
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

English and maths with the children

It was an amazing experience! The children are lovely, well educated and disciplined. I was very impressed about the organisation of the school.
The staff is very helpful and supportive.
I was helping the teacher with english and maths. Every week you get the schedule for the entire week and you know which topic will be covered during english or maths.
I spent the holi day at the school playing with the kids and the staff and it was an unforgettable experience! I Highly recommend this project.

107 people found this review helpful.
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Audrey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of my life

I loved the one month I spent with this program. The staff and the children were amazing. It certainly was the experience of a lifetime and I will probably think about this trip every single day for many many years to come. It certainly will be very hard to top. I haven't been bored for one second and would love to stay much longer if I could. I will miss you all and your nice smiles and the future volunteers that will come will be very lucky to get to spend time with you all.

-Audrey from Canada

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would defenitely stay longer because once one is acclimated one doesn't want to leave.
115 people found this review helpful.
Tajinder
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a lifetime

India is such a special place, revealing the best and worst aspects of humanity and human life. Certainly for me, India constantly provokes a personal question about ones values and strength of conviction. Can you put your money where your mouth is? Can you walk the walk?

Volunteering in India is one of the most moving and rewarding experiences I have had in my life. The volunteering programmes offered by Volunteering with India (VWI) are safe and robust. There are many diverse opportunities here to make a difference, however big or small.

The organisation was created with the pure and sincere intention of making a difference to those in need. VWI has offered countless opportunities for those in need to receive from those who are fortunate enough to be able to give.

Volunteering experiences are made much more special by a generous and earnest welcome into the heart of the culture and the city of Jaipur, the community; the people and their families. Volunteers are looked after well, but most importantly included into a family and community for a true and real experience of India. An unforgettable experience - one I hope to repeat many times again.

115 people found this review helpful.
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Gary
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Lot's of Chai & Samosa's

I spent three weeks with my friends volunteering with VWI in Jaipur, India. We spent our time teaching english classes in a school, we work for 2 weeks with the street children program and 1 week with women program. Overall, it was an amazing experience and offered a truly unique insight into Indian culture. VWI links up with grass-roots projects in India and the staff involved in our project were very supportive. From the beginning, we felt safe and at home with our Indian host family, and the staff were in regular contact with us and dealt with any issues we had straight away.
One of my favourite aspects of the program was living with an Indian family. Every day my host mother make nice chai (team for me ) which was so great to charge up my body.Being totally immersed into family life and getting to know the students in our classes proved to be the best introduction to Indian culture. We learnt so much more in those three weeks about India than in the other 5 weeks we spent backpacking around Rajasthan.
The school experience was very enlightening, and although we would have appreciated some more information about what learning materials to bring with us, we really enjoyed it. The volunteer experience will only improve as the school program and curriculum better develops. For most of the children, we were involved in the only 'formal' education they would receive in their life, and that was quite confronting at times.
If nothing else, my time in India reminded me of the important things in life. As actions speak louder than words, the best review I can give VWI would be to say that we enjoyed our time in India so much that we are looking at going back to India and helping the school further!

What would you improve about this program?
At the time when we volunteer the project was full. May be the program provider set a limit of participants to come in a month not more than 20 people.
120 people found this review helpful.
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Melissa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

VWI - street children program

I participated in the Street Children Program through Volunteering With India. Every minute of the program was incredible. From the moment I arrived in Jaipur I felt at home. Sukret met me at the airport and drove me to my host family's home. Every morning our host family prepared a wonderful breakfast for us, before our driver (Tota Ram- who is amazing!!) would pick us up and take us to the school to teach and play with the children. Teaching the boys English was the highlight of my trip! Everyday they are eager to learn and excited to play new games. The boys greeting us with smiles each morning made for a really rewarding experience. I also learned how to cook chapati, while helping prepare lunch for the boys one day. Govind and Sukret are so kind and helpful with guiding you throughout the entire experience. My host family left an imprint on my heart - my trip would not have been the same without them. Thanks to my host family, I was able to see Jaipur and Indian culture through an authentic perspective. I learned a lot about traditional food, Hinduism, family practices, fun local activities like flying kites. One night I went to the local temple with one of the family members. I will never forget how welcome my host family made me feel - they will forever be extended-family in my heart. I also became close with my fellow volunteers, and have made new friends for life. I will definitely stay in touch with everyone from the program, the entire experience was unforgettable. I will be back. If you are considering this program, don't think twice - just sign up!

116 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Yes, you can come as group. We will make your accommodation together and offer you group discount prices.

When I went I had only just finished the Norwegian equivalent of high school the year before. So I went at the age of 19 with no higher education qualifications - so as far as I know you do not need any kind of degree, etc.