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 Volunteering India

Buddy & Street Worker

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The project aims to help run away and street children in Delhi. Help is needed to teach the children, provide meals & give them a better future.

Volunteer with Street Children in India

We get over 150 volunteers every year to come and work in the volunteer street children program in Delhi. There are about 100 million street children in India who do not attend any school and spend most of their time on the streets. In Delhi, the capital city, it is estimated that there are close to 1, 75,000 street children of which 7-10 % are runaways. Volunteers can bring smile on the faces of these disadvantaged street children by helping to create an environment conducive for their holistic development in order to enable them become a part of mainstream society.

Volunteer Tasks

Volunteers work at different shelter homes for street children in and around New Delhi. They can assist in providing love, care, basic literacy, recreation and most importantly spend time and shower affection on them. It can make a world of difference to their lives. Street Children Program consists of taking informal education classes with the children, playing games with the children and introducing them to different new activities.Volunteers work for 5-6 hrs in a day for 5 days in a week. The need for improvisation & creativity in teaching methods is paramount and can challenge the most experienced volunteer, but the rewards are amazing.

Our volunteers can bring along pens, pencils, books and other teaching material which will help them with teaching.

Typical day

A Day in the life of a Volunteer in this project 

As a  volunteer you would live in our accommodation, everyday after Breakfast - which is usually around 8:30 you would leave for your placement by your choice of transport, i.e bus, metro or auto rickshaw. All placements are around 20 - 40 minutes away by public transport from our accommodations. You would usually start work around 10:00 am and go on for 4-5 hours depending on the amount of work on a particular day. Lunch can be taken at a nearby restaurant or cafe which would be shown to you during your orientation.

After work you can go around and explore the city or feel free to come back home. After dinner which is in the evening  you are free to go to a nearby market for shopping or hang out with other volunteers to catch your favourite TV show or rent a DVD and enjoy the evening at home. The accommodations also have wi fi Internet which makes communication easy with your friends and family back home or keep the world updated on Facebook or your blog! Enjoy a good night sleep in your air conditioned room (air conditioning is provided only during summer).

Free-time activities

Explore the amazing country India! Volunteers get a chance to visit Agra to see the famous Taj Mahal. They can also go to Jaipur and see the famous pink city. Trips to Dharamshala and Palampur are also possible and you can go for trekking and to visit Dalai Lama's temple.

Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Recent Photo is required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteering experience would help, but it is not mandatory. You also need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30 - 15:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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All program fees are charged directly by Volunteering India.
Services by Volunteering India
  • Pre Departure information - provided before you come to India
  • Airport Pickup - We will provide airport pickup in Delhi for volunteers arriving from 6 am to 10 pm.
  • Orientation - A half day orientation will be provided by our staff.
  • Accommodation - Volunteer accommodations are provided in the volunteers home.
  • Food - Volunteers are served with two meals a day in this project, breakfast and dinner.
  • In-country support - 24 hours support provided by our local staff.
Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

Yes - airport pickup is included in cost from Delhi airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in one of our 3 volunteers homes in Delhi. The homes are located in safe south Delhi area and provide air conditioning during summers. WiFi internet is also provided and comfortable beds and modern toilets are also provided.

Guesthouse Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and Dinner is provided from Monday to Saturday. Indian meals are provided.

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 Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. 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)
$801.00
5 weeks
$908.00
6 weeks
$1,015.00
7 weeks
$1,122.00
8 weeks
$1,229.00
9 weeks
$1,337.00
13 weeks (max. stay)
$1,765.00
Average fees
$168.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 4 weeks and 13 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering India 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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