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High­lights

To provide educational opportunities for children who are mentally and/or physically challenged children in rural india.
To provide vocational training for students for the purpose of living
To promote sports and cultural activities among the disabled and take part in state and national meets/competition
Make unforgettable memories with special needs children
Visit most beautiful place, which is also home place for Tibetan holy leader and world famous Dalai lama
As a volunteer you will help disabled children by learning, dancing, playing games and helping their caretakers with daily tasks and chores. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 20+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Most disabled individuals in India are ignored and neglected, often locked out of sight in dark rooms. This is because their family members feel ashamed at having lost prestige and respect in the community through the persons disability. Often these children live a life where they feel no love, care or self worth. Some are even reduced to begging on the streets. Volunteers can also help to plan outings in the local area and design creative learning sessions. Depending on the volunteer’s level of experience you may provide more education on care methods to the staff. Or you can do some vocational training and set up income-generating programs. You can also introduce the use of ICT technology in the student’s learning and play. Our overall mission is to provide education to improve the lives of special children families and communities.

Typical day

Volunteers spend up to 4 hours a day at the center, assisting caregivers in preparing and running activities for the students. For those who are able to learn, the volunteers can teach the children basic English.If volunteers have had previous experience with disabled children then they may enjoy this placement more. However, previous experience is not a requirement. When choosing to work at the disabled center you must be patient, friendly and approachable. This work can be very challenging because of all the different learning and physical difficulties encountered. But the staff at the center are always on hand to help guide you.

Free-time activities

In the evening there is time to read books, listen to music, watch movies, visit local places and markets or go shopping.

We provide four tour programs for our volunteers on the weekends for which we charge extra cost:

Triund trek (Himalayan trek)

A trek to Triund in Dharamshala is one of the most popular activity among volunteers. It is a short trek of 9 km to Triund Hill, the jewel of Dharamshala.

Manali Tour

Manali is located on the banks of river Beas, the magical land is known for its natural hot springs and snow-capped mountains. It is one of the most beautiful hill station situated in north India.

Golden Temple Tour

The Golden Temple was built in the 16 century by Guru Arjan Dev Singh and is located in the city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab. As the name states, the Golden Temple is made of pure gold and thus attracting thousands of tourists from all around the world.

Taj Mahal 

The Taj Mahal is called a symbol of love and also counts among the new Seven Wonders of the World. Thousands of international tourists come every year to visit this wonder of India.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 20 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
English at High school,graduate,university level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
There is no need of special skills, volunteers should have knowledge of basic English language.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Pari Voluntourism Solutions

We provide our volunteers 

  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • transport to and from the airport in Delhi with volvo busses
  • teaching materials
  • internet
  • tea

What's not included in our programs:

Air fare, travel insurance, Indian visa, expensive food in restaurants (which is only included on weekend programs).

Airport Pickup at Gaggal Airport

At the starting of the project we will collect volunteers from the Delhi or dharamshala airport and take them to the project site and at the end of the project we drop them at the same airport.

Accommodation

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.

Guest Family Guesthouse
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?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport (DHM) in Dharamsala. 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
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 980
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 980
Average fees
$ 245 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Pari Voluntourism Solutions 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 Pari Voluntourism Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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We refund your fees if Pari Voluntourism Solutions cancels your trip
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Help special needs

As a volunteer you will help disabled children by learning, dancing, playing games and helping their caretakers with daily tasks and chores.

$245/week

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