Location
  • India
    • Jaipur
Length
1 to 16 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Housing
Host Family

Pricing

Starting Price
250
Price Details
$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, Meals, Transportation, Visit to local area, Weekend Sightseeings of Pinkcity Jaipur & 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 18, 2023
28 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our Women Empowerment Volunteer Program in India helps you to support women in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Women’s groups provide a forum for issues such as family health, women’s rights, and access to resources, income generation, and other challenges women face in their daily lives. Volunteers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate in ongoing projects. You can also provide support in many other ways, depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local community.

Recently we have brought changes to our Women Empowerment Project. We have mixed the women empowerment program with the work with children of rural areas in Jaipur, India. So the volunteers have the opportunity to work with both women and children in 1 project.

Program Reviews

4.65 Rating
based on 20 reviews
  • 5 rating 70%
  • 4 rating 25%
  • 3 rating 5%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.65
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.7
  • Value 4.75
  • Safety 4.8
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Danae
3/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Authentic Indian Experience

During August I volunteered for three weeks with the Women’s Empowerment Program and the School Program. Volunteering for an extended period of time meant I was able to build strong relationships with the women and children. Most of the time was spent teaching English, however, the programs are flexible which means you can contribute knowledge and skills based upon your own background and strengths. I was able to draw upon my own resources (nutrition, yoga) and I would encourage this for future volunteers - if you have teaching resources/activities/games from your home country, bring them with you! The home stay accomodation was AMAZING. The family treated me as one of their own, sharing safe, local advice and including me in activities such as visiting the temple, the cinema and a theme park! My favourite part of the stay was playing with the children and helping cook meals. I recommend Volunteering with India for those who want to experience an authentic Indian lifestyle.
Danae, Australia

Pros
  • Home stay
  • Support
  • Flexibility
Cons
  • Occ. support with translation
  • Lack of teaching resources (bring your own!)
  • Low program attendance
32 people found this review helpful.
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Victoria
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a lifetime

This experience was definitely worth it, as a person that lives in europe, the lifestyle is completely different but very interesting. Working with the kids was awesome, they always wanted to learn new things and were really happy to spend some time with us. The other part of this experience was to discover a new culture and visit some temple or cities like Delhi or Agra with the Taj Mahal that was wonderful. I am really happy about this experience it definitely changed me as a person. I am really glad about it.

Pros
  • Discover new things
  • spending time with kids
  • learn a new culture
Cons
  • the heat
  • the noises
  • the smell in the city ( sometimes )
46 people found this review helpful.
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Victoria
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a lifetime

I had an amazing time with the association and the kids. The kids were so happy about our presence and give us a really warm welcome. They were really happy to learn english and math but also to show us their beauty or stitching class. The city is beautiful and the culture is also very incredible. The hospitality of the people but also how nice they were with us was super nice. If you like to travel, discover a new culture and spend time with kids this program is perfect for you. You would not be disappointed.

Pros
  • the culture
  • the food
  • the hospitality
Cons
  • the noises
  • the dirtiness of the streets
  • the heat
46 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

This expensive was life changing! It was so fun to meet all the girls and help them with their work. The girls were all so nice and welcoming and were the best part of the program. I would say that I wish there was more time to do the program since it was only 2:30 minutes a day at the school but we asked for it to be more and it was still only 3 hours. I also wish we could’ve had more information on what the girls knew and were working on, because for the first few days we struggled to find our footing but then once we figured it out we were good. I wish we couldve been there more but apart from that it was great!

Pros
  • The girls
  • The transportation
  • The experience
Cons
  • The time of the program
47 people found this review helpful.
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Melanie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

What an amazing experience!

This is unlike anything I have ever done before. India is so vibrant and colourful. The girls I met on the project were lovely and welcomed us into the group. Some of the things I really enjoyed were the henna, yoga, teaching a women's health class (I was so surprised at what they didn't know) and the meals at the guest house. The family at the guest house were so friendly and helpful as were the project organisers. They responded to WhatsApp messages quickly and answered any questions we had. Although the accommodation was basic, there were comfortable beds, clean sheets and air conditioning in the room. I would recommend this to anyone and encourage you to take every opportunity that is offered to allow yourself a truly immersive experience where you get to see the real India!

Pros
  • Living with an Indian family
  • Sharing information with the girls at the project
  • Exploring Jaipur safely
55 people found this review helpful.
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Aanchal
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

VWI: Women Empowerment

This was such a fulfilling program and I recommend it to anyone looking to help equip disadvantaged women / children with the skills and information they need to get by in the world.

The females in the program were very eager and excited to learn from the volunteers, which makes the experience all the more fun and uplifting! The staff / program coordinators also make you feel very welcome and comfortable.

Jaipur is a wonderful city and there was so much to see during my off time - it was a great experience!

Pros
  • Work with amazing young women
  • Beautiful city
  • Great staff
Cons
  • Accommodations could be better
69 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Empower Women

About the women's empowerment program is really a challenge in a society where the role of women is not relevant that they believe they can be more and better.  My contribution was to try to give them a little bit of my knowledge in English and I loved the experience, these girls are receptive to volunteers and want to learn from them what they can give.
About the team that made this experience possible and did all the support, I recommend them they were just incredible
they advised, they recommended, they cared
So i just have tell  us thank so much.

80 people found this review helpful.
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Beatrice
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

Volunteering with India is a really good organization. I applied for women empowerment project and I had my best time. The organization helps you a lot before and during your stay. Sukret is very patient and answers your questions quickly. The girls are very kind and sociable and welcomed me with enthusiasm. During the project, I talked with them taking part in sewing and beautician classes, as well as giving English lessons.
I lived for two weeks with an Indian family at the Prity guest house. They are really nice people, the food was great and the room very clean.
I am really happy to have done this experience with volunteering with india, and i will surely miss the girls so much!

85 people found this review helpful.

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