School and Community Renovation Program

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Coordinator | Varun
Coordinator | Varun
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Punti Salienti

Pick up from Dharamsala Airport at the time of arrival by iSpiice staff member. (Pick up can also be arranged from Delhi International airport at nominal cost at the time of arrival in Delhi)
Renovating community day care centers or decorating classrooms in schools to create a pleasant learning environment by doing paintings and experience the transformation of the center.
Optional add on trips - Varanasi Pilgrimage trip, Forts and palaces in Jaipur, Jaisalmer & Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Taj Mahal at Agra, Trekking in the Himalayas and The Golden Temple at Amritsar.
Use your creative skills to assist in creating bright and cheerful learning spaces in village day care centers.
Enjoy projects in stunning location of Dharamsala region of Himachal Pradesh.
Renovate day care centers & schools and experience the transformation of the center and enjoy watching the children’s faces light up as they enter their new classroom. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+
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Use your creative skills to assist in creating bright and cheerful learning spaces in village day care centers and schools.

Day care centers and schools provide valuable services in the local community and manage to run on minimal resources. However at the end of the year there is little money left to maintain the buildings themselves and monsoon rain makes regular maintenance and renovation work an ever more pressing need.

Classrooms and play areas should aid and encourage learning and this is exactly what iSpiice aims to achieve. Spaces are first cleared, flaking paint is brushed from the walls and holes in the walls are repaired. After a few coats of white paint the classroom is already transformed into a clean bright space for students and teachers – next come the bright colors and decorative child friendly designs. Once all is complete watch the children’s faces light up as they enter their new classrooms.  

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities:

  1. Volunteers should bring gloves, flashlight and light weight scarf for sun protection or hat and working boots.
  2. Making clean the school campus.
  3. We require volunteers who clean day care centers, school classrooms, community halls and give them a new lick of paint.
  4. The project involves some of physical work and creative side where participants renovate or create drawings, paint in several kindergartens and primary schools.
  5. Volunteers don’t need to have any previous construction experience. 
  6. Make a vital contribution to the education system in India and make a real difference in the lives of children.


Typical day

Volunteers typically work from Monday to Friday for a total of four to five hours per day, on two different placements.Volunteers work two hours in the morning at one placement and two hours after lunch at another placement. You will have time for taking breaks in between for lunch, chai and lesson preparation at the iSpiice volunteer house.

DAILY SCHEDULE

During the week your days at iSpiice will for the most parts, follow this schedule

  •   7:30am - Wake up and enjoy a chai.
  •   7:45am - Yoga class (60 minutes)
  •   9:00am - Breakfast and work preparation.
  • 10:30am - Program 1 (2 hours).
  • 12:45pm - Break for lunch and work preparation.
  •   2:00pm - Program 2 (2 hours).
  •   4:30pm - Afternoon chai and work preparation.
  •   7:00pm - Dinner.
  •   7:30pm - Relax, go shopping, prepare for tomorrow's Programs.

iSpiice volunteers will have weekends free and time available to participate in Add On Tours.

Free-time activities

Weekends and evenings are at your disposal to explore the local area and pursue personal hobbies. There are many activities to enjoy in the area such as yoga, meditation, temple visits and shopping. 

Program also offers below optional trips while doing volunteering.

  • Two days trip to Trekking in the Himalayas & visit the Mini -Tibet of India – McLeodGanj.
  • Two days trip to Amritsar, visit world famous the Golden Temple & wagha border ceremony. The Golden temple is famous for its full golden dome, it is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs, surrounded by pool of Nectar.
  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal—India's most stunning homage to love. Agra is most known for containing one of the seven wonders of the modern world - the Taj Mahal. This finest example of Mughal architecture attracts thousands of tourists and visitors, who admire its magnificence and beauty. 
  • Visit the pink city and admire the beauty of Amber Fort, city palace, wind palace, water palace.
  • Sightseeing of Varanasi. On the tour, you will visit some top tourist attractions of Varanasi like River Ganges, Annapurna Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan (Hanuman Temple), Bharat Mata Temple. 
  • Explore City palace in Udaipur. This majestic palace is the largest palace complex in India.
  • Explore Jodhpur Known as the Blue City, visit one of the most preserved and largest fort of India, Mehrangarh Fort.
  • Visit Chittorgarh Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of bravery.

Water Sports
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We are looking for people who are outgoing and friendly with a good sense of fun and who will be able to fully immerse themselves into daily life in the various work areas and the community. It is important that you are able to work off your own initiative when required. An enthusiastic and positive attitude for all volunteers is a must.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by iSpiice
  • Food & Accommodation at the project site.
  • Meet & Greet at Dharamsala Airport & transfer to the project site. (Pick up can also be arranged from Delhi International airport at nominal cost at the time of arrival in Delhi)

  • Pre Departure Information Kit, which has all information regarding your program, work area information, things to bring, immunizations  details and welcome details.
  • Transfer by bus or train from Delhi to Dharamsala, with an iSpiice staff member if you choose not to fly your own to Dharamsala.
  • Daily private car transfers (to and from work placements) by iSpiice drivers.
  • Morning or Evening yoga classes (in English) by a local yoga instructor, 2 times per week.
  • Visit to the local tourist sights including tickets– Market visit, Tibetan Monastery and Tea Gardens.
  • Use of iSpiice computer.
  • Material required for volunteer work such as teacher’s workbooks, pens, paper and children’s stories – you may wish to bring educational supplies from your home country.
  • Assistance with booking a return trip to Delhi, if you are not doing the Taj Mahal tour or Jaipur tour which includes drop off in Delhi airport.
  • Certificate of service as a reference for your future volunteer programs.
  • Friendship from the wonderful iSpiice team, fellow volunteers and the local community.
  • 24 hour support from the iSpiice team for all kinds of enquiries, questions and onward travel plans.
  • And most importantly – a donation to the community for educational supplies, basic food supplies, school renovation supplies and help iSpiice sponsor local children to get an education
Airport Pickup at Gaggal Airport

There are generally three flights per day from Delhi to Dharamsala. You will need to book the flight at your own expense and inform us of your flight details.

Accommodation

We provide accommodation at the iSpiice volunteer house, with separate male and female bedrooms and bathrooms. The house is comfortable and the location is beautiful with access to all local amenities. Accommodation is very communal – food is eaten together and bathrooms and living spaces are shared. The number of people you will share with depends entirely on the number of volunteers we have in the house, but the maximum number of people in a room is 4. And in case you were wondering we have western toilets and hot water.

As with most Indian homes, there is no washing machine at the iSpiice house. You will have to get used to the Indian way of washing your clothes by hand and drying.

Food & Beverages

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared freshly and hygienically by iSpiice’s talented Indian chefs. Filtered purified water is also supplied at the volunteer house. We have fabulous cook that make authentic home style Indian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day (all of which are included in your Placement Fees). We mainly serve vegetarian food (lentils, vegetable curries, eggs, rice, and Indian breads) but can cater to any dietary requirements if you give us some warning. Our volunteers miss the iSpiice food when they’re back in their home countries.

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.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Our programs starts every Sunday. If you are flying to Dharamsala you can arrive any day of the week, we’re flexible. We have however found it’s easier for our volunteers and community if you arrive on the weekend and start work on a Monday.


Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$700
3 weeks
$850
4 weeks
$1.000
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2.200
Average fees
$267 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. iSpiice vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 iSpiice during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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School and Community Renovation Program

Renovate day care centers & schools and experience the transformation of the center and enjoy watching the children’s faces light up as they enter their new classroom.

$267/week

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