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Community Helper & Round Trips in India

Volunteer and travel in India to gain cultural experience.

The community helper & round trips in India program is a travel and volunteer opportunity in India for volunteers. This is a rare experience that volunteers will never forget for the rest of their lives. 

Time duration will be 4 weeks for this program. The volunteers will work every day for 4 hours in one of our volunteering program and on the weekend they will enjoy our tour programs. The community helper will work in our teaching program for 1 week, after this they enjoy our Manali tour, the next week they work in our women empowerment, then on the weekend they enjoy our golden temple tour program. Like this our volunteers can gain a cultural experience by volunteering and traveling in India.

After every volunteer program, volunteers will join a tour program and go back to our program location which is in Dharamshala, only after the Taj Mahal tour volunteers will go to Delhi. It is the last day for our community helpers in India so they have a full day to visit Delhi's famous spots like Red fort, Lotus temple, India gate, Akshar Dham temple, Qutab minar, and local markets. The next day a flight will be waiting for our volunteers to their home destinations. 

Our Tours

  • Manali Tour
  • Himalayan Trek Tour
  • Golden Temple Tour
  • Taj Mahal Tour

Individuals, Families, Groups, Couples and Students from the whole world are welcome! We provide a guide for every help to enjoy these tours.

Our Programs

English teaching instructor - In this program volunteers will work in local village schools to teach English language, grammar, alphabetics, reading, writing and speaking English.

Women empowerment supporter in rural villages - In this program volunteers will support local village girls and women by teaching basic English & maths, raising education (literacy) and female health awareness. Furthermore the supporters train income generative skills and personality developing activities.

Teacher in rural villages - In this program volunteers will work in local child care centers. Our aim is to support these local child care centers by giving them right and good education.

Renovating of community houses - This program performs construction and renovation where volunteers work in team alongside local craft people to complete time limited challenges. The volunteers will improve rundown community buildings and renovate schools by coloring and painting walls.

Information about Tours

Manali Tour

Manali is situated in the north of India. It is a primary attraction for the tourist who go to visit the Himalayas. 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 the north Indian state Himachal Pradesh. Manali experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. Its maximum summer day temperature goes up to 30 degrees C which falls substantially at night. The main attraction of Manali are the Rohtang Pass , the Hidimbha Devi temple , the Vishist Spring, the Manali sanctuary, the Winter carnival and the Tibetan Monastery. Volunteers will join this tour by taxi, it takes 7 hour to reach Manali and they stay there for 2 days.

Himalayan Trek Tour

The trek to Triund in Dharamshala  is one of the most popular activity among tourist and visitors in Mcleod Ganj. Triund Hill is referred to as the jewel of Dharamshala. This heavenly retreat from the madding crowd of Mcleod Ganj is a short trek of 9 km. Triund hill is located in the Dauladhar range of Himalayas in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 9800 feet (2975)m. One of the reasons for the popularity of Triund Trek is its nature. Tourists and picnickers could do it in a single or 2 days and return back to Mcleod Ganj or Dharamshala. For a night stay there is a guest house and we also provide tents for our volunteers.

Golden Temple tour

Golden Temple is located in the city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab. It is a place of worship for all men and women irrespective of their cast or social status. Guru Granth Sahib, the most holy text of sikhism, is always present inside the Golden Temple. As the name states the Golden Temple is made of pure gold and thus attracting thousands of tourists from all around the world. Volunteers will join this tour by taxi and they will stay there for 2 days. During their stay, the volunteers will visit the Golden temple, the famous Wagha Border, which is an international border between India and Pakistan.

Taj Mahal Tour

The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and also counts among the Seven Wonders of the World. That’s why thousands of international tourists come every year to visit this wonder of India. Volunteers will join this tour by train and will stay for a whole day in Agra.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

Volunteers will work everyday for 4 hours in our volunteer programs, 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. There will be different volunteer programs to join every week. 

First week: English teaching instructor program.

Second week: Women empowerment supporter in rural villages program

Third week: Teacher in rural villages program.

Fourth week: Renovating of community houses program.

Details on Arrival

Volunteers can join our programs throughout the year. Arriving on Delhi airport, volunteers have to stay 1 night at a hotel in Delhi, because after a long flight they need rest. International flights arrive mostly in the evening or at midnight, so we start our journey in the next morning to our project destination Dharamshala by Volvo bus.

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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English language at 12th standard, Graduates, Universities students level
Required Documents
cv certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
There is no need of special skills, only the basic knowledge of the English language is needed.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Pari Voluntourism Solutions are happy to help you.

Contact Project Manager

Free-time activities

Working hours of our volunteers are 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. The evening time is free to read books, listen to music, watch movies, visit local places and markets or shopping.

Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$250
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$250
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18+
age
18+
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Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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We provide our volunteers 

  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • transport to and from the airport in Delhi with volvo busses
  • teaching materials
  • tea
All transport by train, Volvo bus, car, hotel accommodation, every day breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee, tea, materials for volunteer work. All monuments entry fees.

Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. 
Airport Pickup at Gaggal Airport
At the starting and of the project we will collect volunteers from the airport and take them to the project site and drop them off at the airport at the end of the project.
Accommodation

Our large volunteer house in Dharamshala is basic but clean. It is situated in a safe neighbourhood and comes with a security (night) guard. 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.

Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,000.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,000.00
Average fees
$250.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Dharamsala/India between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. 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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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for India. Please check the visa regulations for India.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in India and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in India.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.

What's next?

Airport
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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in India while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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