The Mighty Roar

Assistant of childcare

District Kangra, India show on map
This rewarding and important role will see you provide the children with the proper care, love and attention they so desperately need. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

This is your opportunity to be steeped in the unique Indian and Tibetan culture, where you are surrounded by lush green tea plantations and can enjoy picture-perfect views of the majestic snow-capped Himalayan Mountains.

Play a significant role by making a vital contribution to their daily lives. You will mainly be working with toddlers and infants in day care centres or Anganwadis (as they are locally called) located around the rural town of Palampur.

Due to wide spread poverty, most families are unable to look after their children. As a result of this, children are sent to local day care centres where staff and volunteers take over responsibility to care for them.

The majority of staff are not adequately educated and lack the resources to properly take care of the children. You will help with daily jobs such as feeding, cleaning, clothing, teaching, playing games and most importantly, showering them with your love!

Since the beginning of this praise-worthy programme, there has been a gradual change and development in the running of the day care centres. Volunteers have played a big role in this positive change, working with the children to increase their welfare by lending a helping and caring hand, helping with education and also adding a vibrancy to the entire atmosphere.

We need you to help continue this success where you will be able to contribute in your own way.

The day care centres do not have adequate materials and supplies, so you are more than welcome to bring any resources you believe will be useful. The children, staff and local team all appreciate anything you can donate, but most importantly your time and dedication is most needed.

Typical day

Working in the day care centres, there is one thing you can be sure of – no two days will ever be the same! Spending your days with the children is such a rewarding experience where you will make a special bond with them, it will be very hard to say goodbye!

You will generally be getting to the day care centre around 09:00 and leave at 16:00 stopping for a lunch break. There are so many tasks that you will be involved in, some include:

  • Create a vibrant and playful environment through interactive games and fun activities
  • Maintain attendance sheets to ensure the children are all present
  • Keeping parents informed about the activities their children are doing
  • Help prepare and serve nutritious meals
  • Have fun and get colourful with arts and crafts activities
  • Decorate and paint the day care centres to make them more attractive
  • Encourage more children to attend

Details on Arrival

You should land into Kangra Airport, Gaggal Airport (DHM) on your selected start date, being any 2nd or 4th Sunday. Please ensure your flight arrives between 6:30am and 10pm to ensure the airport pickup is included within your fee.

You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby volunteer accommodation for you to settle in.

Free-time activities

During your free time you can relax and unwind with one of the regular rooftop yoga classes, where you will look out across the far-reaching views to the beautiful Himalayan Mountains. You could also get competitive on the badminton court or head off into town to visit the famous markets and try some mouth-watering food in one of the many restaurants.

You can also head further afield and travel to popular towns, including Mcleodganj, Triund and Amrisar where you can visit the Golden Temple.

Sightseeing
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
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 from 09:00 - 16:00

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Before your journey

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The Mighty Roar (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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Fees include the registration fee, accommodation, meals and airport pick up

Airport Pickup at Gaggal Airport

You should land into Kangra Airport, Gaggal Airport (DHM) on your selected start date, being any 2nd or 4th Sunday. Please ensure your flight arrives between 6:30am and 10pm to ensure the airport pickup is included within your fee.

You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign. They will take you to the nearby volunteer accommodation for you to settle in.

The programme ends on a Sunday of your final week and you should depart the accommodation on this day. Our local team will be happy to help organise any onward journeys or book transport back to the airport.

Accommodation
You will be sharing with up to 3 other people with an attached modern en-suite with western style toilet and hot water. The spacious accommodation has plenty of communal areas with a huge front and back garden.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will be served with three delicious meals throughout the whole week, which will allow you to experience real Indian cuisine. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and you can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Parantha (Indian bread), toast, porridge, eggs, fruit, tea
Lunch – Curries and rice, bread, fruit
Dinner – Roti and rice, lentil curry, vegetables, curries

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$800.00
5 weeks
$948.00
6 weeks
$1,095.00
7 weeks
$1,243.00
9 weeks
$1,538.00
11 weeks
$1,833.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,750.00
Average fees
$178.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in District Kangra/India between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.
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 The Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia India  District Kangra, VPO Thakurdwara

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