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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
Provide English skills and daily support to children in Jaipur while getting to know the beautiful country of India. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The program

This fantastic program works with vulnerable children in dire need in India, educating and supporting them, and teaching them essential English language skills that will aid in securing work in the future. From teaching English and other subjects in a classroom program or assisting street kids living in the city’s slums and helping to improve their lives, whichever program volunteers choose to partake in will truly change lives. The huge benefit of this program is that weekends can then be spent on a culturally rich tour around India on a safe, well-coordinated and economical travel extravaganza! Highlights include visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Tiger Trail through Ranthambhore, the Holy City of Pushkar, Jaisalmer and a Camel Safari in the Thar Desert. This is a truly remarkable volunteering and travel experience.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide English skills and daily support to children in Jaipur
  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Jaipur
  • Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Volunteering to work with children in India will be a hugely rewarding experience for any international volunteer. Volunteers will gain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help vulnerable children, while the children will benefit from the attention and education given by the volunteers. Please refer to the Education Program for Children Living on the Street or Teaching English Program for more detailed information about the program options. This Volunteering and Travel Program allows participants to experience some of India’s famed sights such as the Tahj Mahal while also helping others. The program also includes; pickup from Jaipur Airport, program orientation, accommodation and meals, placement and assistance in work area, daily transport to project site, all program relevant materials, visit to Ranthambore including Tiger Safari, visit to Agra including Taj Mahal, visit to Pushkar, visit to Jodhpur, visit to Jaisalmer, one night in the desert including a Camel Safari, all hotel stays during the expedition, all transportation for trips, all monuments entry fees and wi-fi access in the volunteer house.

Typical day

This amazing program is based in the Pink City of Jaipur and offers the unique opportunity to contribute through volunteering during the week whilst getting to explore this amazing region during the weekend. Here is a sample itinerary of what you might expect to see and do during your 4 week stay.

Day 1: Thursday. Arrive into Jaipur International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the airport in Jaipur between 6:30am and 10pm and taken to the Volunteer House in Jaipur to settle in.

Day 2: Friday. Orientation

The local team will introduce you to this fascinating city; its culture, history, language and local customs and give you all the information you need for your stay.

Day 3 & 4: Saturday and Sunday. Travel to Agra and the Taj Mahal 

Transport is arranged to Agra on Saturday, visiting the Rajasthani village of Abhaneri on route and enjoying the markets and sights of Agra in the afternoon and evening before retiring to your hotel.  Early Sunday morning sees a visit to the stunning UNESCO world heritage listed Taj Mahal; an enormous marble mausoleum constructed in the 1600s in memory of the emperor's treasured wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  A visit to Agra Fort is planned for later in the morning before making your way back to Jaipur.

Day 5- 9: Monday - Friday. Volunteering

This week will be spent settling in to your volunteering role; either working with Street Children or Teaching English at a local primary school.

Day 10 & 11: Saturday & Sunday. Ranthambore and the Tiger Safari 

Transport to Ranthambore and hotel accommodation is arranged for this weekend to explore the Ranthambore National Park.  A visit to the Fort is first up on Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning sees you board a Jeep to Safari through the National Park Wildlife Reserve, viewing the tigers and other wildllife in their natural habitat.  Return to Jaipur in the evening.

Day 12 - 16: Monday to Friday Volunteering

This week sees you return to your volunteering role with the children of Jaipur. You will be feeling much more at home this week and continue to build bonds with the children and staff.

Day 17: Saturday Travel to Pushkar

One of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus and famous for a it's only Brahma Temple Pushkar is a delightful location in which to spend a day.  

Day 18 & 19: Sunday & Monday. Travel to Jaisalmer in the That Desert

Transport is arranged to the desert village of Jaisalmer on Sunday to view the impressive Jaisalmer Fort in the evening light. A sunrise trip to Gadisar Lake Monday morning sets you up for a day of exploring the sites of Jaisalmer before heading into the desert for a camel safari in the afternoon. Monday night sees you immersed in Rajasthani Desert Village life, staying in mud-huts and experiencing the local music, dance and culture.

Day 20: Tuesday Travel to Jodphur 

Travel is arranged to Jodphur where you can enjoy the local markets. 

Day 21: Wednesday Mahrangarh Fort and return to Jaipur

On route back to Jaipur a visit is planned tot he Mehrangarh Fort (one of the largest in India) before arriving  into Jaipur in the afternoon.

Day 22: Thursday Depart Jaipur

Free-time activities

Volunteers on this amazing program have the privilege of staying in India's 'Pink City' of Jaipur during the week whilst volunteering.  

Weekends are spent exploring the varied and fascinating locales of Agra (home to the famous Taj Mahal), Ranthambhore and its Tiger Reserve National Park, Pushkar's Hindu Brahma Temple and the desert villages of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
Emergency contact and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with Love Volunteers straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

What's Included

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Jaipur Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Jaipur and taken to the Volunteer House to meet with the hosts and other volunteers and settle in to the new environment. An orientation session will take place the following day which covers the local area, public transport, amenities, customs, rules and recommendations and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience.  This provides a great opportunity to get to know your hosts and fellow volunteers and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Arrival Day: THURSDAY 6:30AM - 10PM
  • Departure Day: THURSDAY
  • Arrival Airport: Jaipur International Airport, Rajasthan, India (JAI) 
Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a Volunteer House in Jaipur when they arrive and during the week whilst volunteering. The house is located in the safe and well-regarded district of Bank Colony, 30 minutes north of central Jaipur and close to the placement location.

Rooms are shared with dormitory style (bunk) beds. Bathrooms have western-style facilities and bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and towels. 

A well-equipped kitchen is available for volunteers as are communal areas for relaxing and socializing. WiFi is available in the house free of charge.

On weekends whilst travelling volunteers are accommodated in comfortable hotels. Meals are not included on weekends and volunteers can choose from many varied options in each location.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with lunch and dinner daily at the volunteer house throughout their placement along with clean, treated water readily available in the volunteer house. Breakfast is self-catered and can be prepared in the communal kitchen with local markets and shops located within easy reach of the house. 

Jaipur lies in the Rajasthani district of India and the food in this region is internationally renowned, particularly for its vegetarian chutneys, lentil (dal) based dishes and delicious savory snacks (known locally as chaat). Jaipur also has a number of cafes and restaurants serving a range of international dishes so there is something for every palate. 

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 Jaipur Airport (JAI) in Jaipur. 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

This project is available every THURSDAY in October, November, December, January, February and March each year. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,518
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,803
Average fees
$ 478 /week

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

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Teach & Travel

Provide English skills and daily support to children in Jaipur while getting to know the beautiful country of India.

$478/week

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