Street Children Volunteer India

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About

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.

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.

Reviews

98%
based on 19 reviews
  • Impact 9.6
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.8
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Beth
9/10

Overall Amazing!!!

Recently I spent 3 weeks volunteering for The Working with Children Project, set up through the Volunteering with India (VWI) Organization. Overall the experience was amazing and worthwhile, highly recommended for those interested in travel and making a difference.
When volunteering for The Working with Children Project, the volunteer’s main objectives are teaching English and Math, although the work day also includes a dance time prior to lunch and arts and crafts/ life skills project in the afternoon. Teaching can prove difficult at times given the age range of the students and the various degrees of education. One suggestion when possible is to place the children into groups depending on education level and creating lessons for each level. Another suggestion is to bring materials from home if available or wanted, for example glue sticks, scissors, pencils, as classroom materials are limited.
Given the language barrier, teaching can be difficult although an English/ Hindi interpreter is assigned to the various volunteer sites. Despite this, remember that when volunteering you are having a small but very significant impact on the children in a very turbulent time in their life.
As for the VWI organization, enough praise cannot be given. Sukret, the site coordinators/ interpreters, and the organizations personal Tuk-tuk driver are all very accommodating, knowledgeable and personable. In relation to the cost of the program, the amount received is generous. Included is the guest house accommodations which is defiantly more than expected, 3 meals a day, transportation to and from volunteer sites and most local/ site-seeing in Jaipur. Volunteers are made to feel comfortable and welcomed, questions and concerns are promptly addressed and safety was not a concern. Overall I found this experience amazing, one which I hope to have again. Thank you Sukret and VWI!!!

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to have been put into contact with the Director of Taabar School and Orphanage (the volunteer site) prior to arrival. To have known what to expect could have meant being better prepared and a chance to bring supplies.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Valentina
10/10

Great experience

Working in a friendly environment with kids that gave me a lot of energy, joy smiles, was the best way to get to know a different culture. Maybe language could be one difficulty but I was always surronded by people that spoke fluent English and that were happy to help me all the time

How can this program be improved?
Maybe I´ll try to organize more group volunteering even for people that come by themselves
Response from Volunteering With India

Thanks Valentina for giving us 100% rating. We are looking forward to see you soon in the project.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

An Amazing Experience!!!

Thank you for such an amazing volunteering week in India, I could not have hoped for something more fulfilling, colourful and exciting!
I participated in the street children project for 1 week teaching classes of English, mathematics, arts and games to previous street kids of Jaipur. I also volunteered for one day at the elephant project and made some big, big elephant sized chapati!
On top of volunteering we also celebrating the holy day kite festival with the children making kites and eating sweets on a rooftop, visited the Krishna temple at night, ate delicious Pani Puri and Indian desserts at markets and celebrated an engagement and wedding party with VWI staff! During our stay we lived with a host family, we had many delicious meals and watched lots of bollywood! From start to finish everything was well organised. Definitely would love to come back at some point!!! :)

How can this program be improved?
Could have not have been more amazing!
Response from Volunteering With India

Thank you Alex for the review. We also appreciate your hard work in the center. We wish you will have best time. Hope to see you seen here :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Irene
10/10

Change lives of children in India

Having not been to India before, it was a blessing for me to experience India with the organisation, Volunteering With India (VWI)!!

They were super professional in communicating with me before I arrive in India and the program fees were so reasonable comparing with some other organisation! (Some of well-known, big volunteer organizations are ridiculously expensive for not so valid reasons! Never pay thousands.... Do your own research!)

VWI helped me tremendously to do volunteer works as easy as possible by arranging transport (taxi) everyday to the volunteer organization and lovely accommodation where has Indian family feeling. Not only that, they really looked after me and other volunteers from various countries like personal friends and I had such a personal and fantastic experience with real local people!
And thanks to VWI, they really chose best NGO that I can possibly imagine and I had life changing time with children who were rescued from streets.
If I go back to India, I will definitely visit & work there again.

Hope my feedback helps you to make decisions! :-)

How can this program be improved?
Sorry- cant think of any.
Response from Volunteering With India

Thank you Irene for the review. You were also a good volunteer in the project. The community enjoyed working with you. We wish you will have great time in your life.

Yes, I recommend this program

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Volunteering With India gives you opportunity to work in India for various development volunteering program including work with children, Orphanage work, Work with elephants,Women empowerment & Theater Volunteer program.