Community and Education Supporter

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Help on-going community and school based projects designed to help underprivileged families
Educate children and adults on diet, basic first aid and personal hygeine
Work on slum outreach projects, womens shelter, special needs, or an old peoples home
Teaching English to children and adults
Volunteers are needed to support various on-going community and school based projects designed to help underprivileged families and communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Volunteers are needed to support various on-going community and school based projects designed to help underprivileged families and communities in various parts of India. Depending on your preference you may choose between with Goa, Udaipur or Sikkim. Here you will be encouraged to be creative and apply your specific passions such as art, music, dance etc to help intercultural learning and interaction with people from all walks of life.

The projects are designed to provide basic informal education and life skills through teaching subjects such as English, maths, science, geography, hygienic standards and behavior skills etc. There is a wide range of projects to be involved with. You can choose from the below options.

All projects are centered around education mainly english language skills for underprivileged children of the local community who cannot afford to get good quality education. Volunteers will work as an assistant to a teacher with whatever skills you may have. You’ll be surprised what skills you never new you had! You will make an important contribution by improving students’ spoken English, Mathematics, Geography, Science and other subjects in the school curriculum. It is an experience and memories neither you nor they will ever forget.

Location
Goa, Kerala
The beach goers destination with the right mix of infrastructure and order coupled with that crazy un-ordered Indian charm. Goa is a really fun destination, with plenty of party goers and a relaxed funky vibe great for the free spirited types who want a more ‘westernized’ taste of India!

Project Tasks
Slum Outreach 
The project focuses on teaching underprivileged children from slums, whose parents cannot afford to send to school. The main aim is to interact with children using games and activities to try and instill the importance of academics.
Woman’s shelter 
Help women and young girls from broken families. Aged between 10 and 33 years old, you’ll help teach the girls English in fun and interesting ways. The cultural exchange and interaction provides the girls & women with much needed confidence and exposure to new ways of thinking to break old habits and form new opportunities to better their lives.
  • Old age Home 
  • Give back to the over 50 year old’s. They love to laugh and spend time talking about life and experience alternative viewpoints.
  • Kindergarten Teaching
  • Coordinate with qualified teachers and assist them in various tasks in education combined with syllabus and curriculum in English. It can be nice to bring presents with you for students. In our experience, the students are less interested in toys (some typical toys of your country might be interesting), but pictures of your family/house/pets are always well received.
  • Primary School Teaching 
  • These schools accept a non-formal approach to teaching and also followed partly with a curriculum. This means that we will not have to conform to the local Indian teaching methods or style, but everyone will be free to choose their own way of teaching and may bring their own ideas into class. The subjects to be taught can alter, depending on current activities in the schools which might include, for example, environmental issues or geography.

Typical day

You will volunteer for 4-6 hours per day.

Morning
  • 09:00 - Volunteering in area of your choice
  • 13:00 - Lunch
Afternoon
  • 14:00 - Departure to project
  • 14:30 - Volunteering in area of your choice
  • 17:00 - Return to your accommodation

Free-time activities

Weekends are always free for relaxing or sightseeing of your choice. Our ground operators will help you organise additional trips with special (non tourist) rates which can be paid directly in local currency. As a volunteer you will gain access to local knowledge, opportunities and value you simply would not find if staying as a standard tourist.

Goa is a relaxed beach destination, and popular with tourists. There are plenty of beaches to explore which stretch for miles, so you can always find a secluded spot!

There are also heritage tours, bike riding, waterfalls, churches, spice plantations, and snorkeling.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Police check or working with children check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Dabolim Airport
Airport 
Dabolim International Airport (GOI)
Arrival Time(s)
Sunday 00:00 to 24:00

Meet us at a meeting point
Mapusa Bus Station
Pickup Time(s)
Sunday 00:00 to 24:00

Accommodation
The Goa Volunteer centre is a large western style house with a lovely garden and large outdoor area. The house features and hot water (solar powered), WiFi, dining room, mini library and travel desk, lounge areas, television with satellite connection, safety lockers and lockable rooms, fridge and western style toilets and purified water. Bed linen is provided, however you should bring your own towel. You’ll be sharing a room with max of 4-6 volunteers at any one time in single gender rooms. You can wash your clothes by hand otherwise there is laundry services available for an additional fee. The centre is located located about 1 hour from the airport and about a 15 min walk to the nearest supermarket with ATM and personal SIM card for additional Wifi if desired as the quality of internet is not the greatest! The closest city is Mapusa.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport (GOI) in Goa. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,470
8 weeks
$2,670
12 weeks
$3,970
20 weeks (max. stay)
$5,760
Average fees
$328 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Community and Education Supporter

Volunteers are needed to support various on-going community and school based projects designed to help underprivileged families and communities.

$328/week

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