from 1,728€

Very Good 4.3rating (8)

Community Helper & Round Trips

location
4 - 4 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Very Good 4.3  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Volunteer and travel in India to gain cultural experience.

The community helper & round trips in India program is a travel and volunteer opportunity in India for volunteers. This is a rare experience that volunteers will never forget for the rest of their lives. 

Time duration will be 4 weeks for this program. The volunteers will work every day for 4 hours ...

About the program

The community helper & round trips in India program is a travel and volunteer opportunity in India for volunteers. This is a rare experience that volunteers will never forget for the rest of their lives. 

Time duration will be 4 weeks for this program. The volunteers will work every day for 4 hours in one of our volunteering program and on the weekend they will enjoy our tour programs. The community helper will work in our teaching program for 4 weeks, after week they enjoy our Manali tour, then on the weekend they enjoy our golden temple tour program. Like this our volunteers can gain a cultural experience by volunteering and traveling in India.

After every volunteer program, volunteers will join a tour program and go back to our program location which is in Dharamshala, only after the Taj Mahal tour volunteers will go to Delhi. It is the last day for our community helpers in India so they have a full day to visit Delhi's famous spots like Red fort, Lotus temple, India gate, Akshar Dham temple, Qutab minar, and local markets. The next day a flight will be waiting for our volunteers to their home destinations. 

Our Tours

  • Manali Tour
  • Himalayan Trek Tour
  • Golden Temple Tour
  • Taj Mahal Tour
  • Dalhousie, Khajjiar Tour

Individuals, Families, Groups, Couples and Students from the whole world are welcome! We provide a guide for every help to enjoy these tours.

Our Programs

English teaching instructor - In this program volunteers will work in local village schools to teach English language, grammar, alphabetics, reading, writing and speaking English.



Typical day

Volunteers will work everyday for 4 hours in our volunteer programs, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. There will be different volunteer programs to join every week. 

  • First week: English teaching instructor program.
  • Second week: Women empowerment supporter in rural villages ...

Typical day

Volunteers will work everyday for 4 hours in our volunteer programs, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. There will be different volunteer programs to join every week. 

  • First week: English teaching instructor program.
  • Second week: Women empowerment supporter in rural villages program
  • Third week: Teacher in rural villages program.
  • Fourth week: Renovating of community houses program.


Free-time activities

Working hours of our volunteers are 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. The evening time is free to read books, listen to music, watch movies, visit local places and markets or shopping.

Free-time activities

Working hours of our volunteers are 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. The evening time is free to read books, listen to music, watch movies, visit local places and markets or shopping.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Education Requirements

English language at 12th standard, Graduates, Universitiy students level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

cv certificate

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

There is no need of special skills, only the basic knowledge of the English language is needed.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by DVTS

We provide our volunteers 

  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • transport to and from the airport in Delhi with volvo busses
  • teaching materials
  • tea
All transport by train, Volvo bus, car, hotel accommodation, every day breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee, tea, materials for volunteer work. All monuments entry fees.

Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. 

Airport Pickup at Gaggal Airport

To embark on our transformative programs, individuals first journey to Delhi International Airport. From there, the path diverges: a direct flight whisks them to the serene embrace of Gaggal, Dharamshala, or they opt for a scenic Volvo bus ride, winding through the picturesque landscapes toward Dharamshala. Regardless of the chosen route, our team ensures a seamless transition, extending a warm welcome with airport pickups and the reassuring presence of our coordinator throughout the Volvo journey.

Accommodation

Our large volunteer house in Dharamshala is basic but clean. It is situated in a safe neighbourhood and comes with a security (night) guard. The rooms are provided with bunk beds for four people. All rooms have attached or non-attached bathrooms with a toilet (toilet paper will be provided). The running water in the shower is cold, it will only be heated up during the winter season (late October – early March). A single room can be requested upon availability and with a small extra charge only by couples.

In our volunteer house, the volunteers have access to computers with broadband, a sky TV with English and Hindi channels, a film library and a book library.

Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their own phone call charges.

Food & Beverages

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) within the accommodation are native to the region of India and freshly prepared by our house chef. The meals are mostly north Indian curries and traditional Himachali food, so the meals can often be vegetarian. Non vegetarian food is prepared only on special demand and it will charge an extra amount.  

Moreover you can mention your food related allergies and it will be kept in mind while preparing the food.

We have water purification facilities on site that volunteers can use to fill their water bottles.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport (DHM) in Dharamsala. We assist you to find cheap flights to India. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers can join our programs throughout the year. Arriving on Delhi airport, volunteers have to stay 1 night at a hotel in Delhi, because after a long flight they need rest. International flights arrive mostly in the evening or at midnight, so we start our journey in the next morning to our project destination Dharamshala by Volvo bus.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks 1,728€
Average fees 432€/week

Program fees

432€ per week 4 - 4 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 4 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with DVTS during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

DVTS

Very Good 4.3 rating (8 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2024

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Mohinder

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Dharamshala Volunteering and Travel Solutions. We offer Volunteer and Travel services to International Volunteers.

Meet your organization

About Us

Believing in “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, which implies that the whole world is one family. The aim of launching Dharamshala Volunteering and Travel Solutions is to provide cross culture experience with travel and volunteering opportunities to international volunteers. Dharamshala Volunteering and Travel Solutions works to serve people who are living in rural villages of Dharamshala in the best possible ways. We have previously worked as Pari Volunteerism Services with 9+ years of experience. Our priority is to provide safe volunteering and travelling programs to our volunteers.

The Location

We are working in Dharamshala , the home town of the DALAI LAMA. Dharamshala is situated in north India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. All the programs are arranged by us in rural areas of Dharamshala and our motive and aim is to give education to poor children and decrease the gap between rich and poor people of rural Himachal. All these programs are organized by us in the range of 10 to 25 kms of Dharamshala Town. Volunteers can join our programs for a minimum stay of 2 weeks and a maximum stay of 12 weeks which are running the whole year. Students, volunteers, couples, everyone who wants to enjoy this combination of volunteering and travelling are welcome.

8 reviews · rating4.3

Déborah Jacquemont rating5

2023 at Community Helper & Round Trips

Such a great experience in India ! You will discover so many beautiful things and discover a true family. It’s really nice to feel safety when you are a young girl alone in a far country. My time in India was definitely too short and I want to come back soon ...
Verena Eichinger rating5

2022 at Community Helper & Round Trips

My 4 weeks in India were over way too quick! The program worked as described from the airport pickup to bringing me back in the end. The programs for the weeks were really nice and flexible as I could switch the last weeks program and stay at english teaching one week longer. The stay at Avneesh ...
I did 2 weeks of the women’s empowerment program with Pari Voluntourism Solutions of which Mohinder was the main coordinator and communicator. It was based out of a Disabled children’s school of which I was able to join in the vocational classes and communicate with the women, sharing ...
I spent a week with the Women empowerment programme on the outskirts of Jaipur. It happened to be during the Holi celebration. I felt very privileged to share in the joy with these women and children. As a seasoned teacher I felt that the programme lacked structure. I presented two lessons with ...
Karandeep Singh rating1

2022 at Renovating of Community Houses

My arrival had to be organized (volvo bus and taxi). Unfortunately I had to take a taxi alone from Delhi (not supported and organized by the organization) . Suffice to say that all along the way I was afraid that something would happen to me (I want to clarify that I am 20 years old woman, and it's ...
Maria Zandbergen rating5

2022 at Renovating of Community Houses

Although it can be terrifying to go to a place by yourself, I felt safe with Mohinder and Avneesh after the first day! I loved the painting in the school, the trips in the car and the food that has ruined my own cooking forever. I will miss the dogs, Mohinder's ringtone, the day and weekend trips ...

Location

Asia > Southern Asia > India > Dharamsala

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