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Himalayan Media Welfare Soc.

Educate & Mentor Children

Gorubathan, India show on map

Volunteers can help to teach and mentor underprivileged children at schools. Experience education in India.

About Us

Here at the Himalayan Media Welfare Society we dedicate our time and efforts to empowering the poorest communities through education and medical assistance regardless of race, creed, color, religion, beliefs, circumstance or environment! Through the hard work and commitment of our volunteers we can continue to provide a better life for those most needing within our district.


Program Aims

Education is the integral part of all around development of a child. The facilities and teaching methods differs in different schools. The underprivileged schools may not be able to provide  a good quality education even though having many hardworking teachers.Therefore the volunteers will definitely help and work among these schools to bring a certain level of difference that will build innovative thoughts to the children as well as teachers.The Himalayan Media Welfare Society aims to help the poor in inaccessible areas. We provide free tutorial classes and other scholastic needs like books, pens, storytelling services,clothes, choreography training, artistic competitions, refreshment etc to the Children who are underprivileged, abandon, semi orphan, orphan and whose family members are working as laborers. We celebrate their birthdays and give them small gifts. We also help them with any sicknesses and ensure they are healthy. We are trying to bring education to children from extremely poor families and allow them a happy start in life.


What we expect from our Volunteers

Here at the Himalayan Media Welfare Society we don't require you to have any formal qualifications as we believe everybody can bring something positive to our organisation. As volunteers you will be expected to teach Basic English and other subjects in English and energizers to students. Desirable qualities are good a  English knowledge , teaching experience, but more importantly is a kind heart and the willingness to make a positive difference in our deprived area.












Typical day

A typical day at Himalayan Media Welfare Society includes typical tasks like:

  • Creating such environment that will enhance children in learning, playing, drawing, painting, music, singing and physical activities.
  • Providing teaching aids will make education interesting.
  • Sharing and exchanging new ideas and views on different topics.
  • Creatively helping the school to raise funds to fulfill their education needs.
  • Telling them about the different issues of life that may be troubling them.
  • Providing moral teaching to live life with dignity.
  • Teaching them to converse in English so they may be able to excel their study.
  • Help the community  to aware about health and hygiene and environmental issues.

Details on Arrival

The program is available from January to December. Volunteers are welcome all year!

Free-time activities

Volunteers can visit different places in their free time.They have the possibility to experience the local historical ,religious places ,tea gardens, the Jungle, Riverside and much more.
If volunteers would like to visit some more hilly areas like Kalimpong, Darjeeling proper, Lava or Sikkim we will help them. We support the volunteers by organizing their treks and visits.

Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Winter Sports

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
Basic English and other subjects at High School,University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers are expected to have English skills that enable them to communicate with the children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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Services by Himalayan Media Welfare Soc.

Food & Drink (3 meals a day), Accommodation, Airport pickup.

Airport Pickup at Bagdogra Airport

If you would like to be picked up and dropped off at the airport and be transported to the project site a fee of $100 will be added to the program fees.

Accommodation

Single and double bed rooms with electricity, fan, mosquito net and Indian / foreign style toilet bathroom, 24 hrs water supply.
The Primary Health Center,  and a police station are located next to the accommodation.

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

We provide  breakfast, lunch, tea ,dinner ,filtered water etc.

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 Bagdogra Airport (IXB) in Bagdogra. 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)
$420.00
5 weeks
$525.00
6 weeks
$630.00
10 weeks
$1,050.00
18 weeks
$1,890.00
48 weeks (max. stay)
$5,040.00
Average fees
$105.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Gorubathan/India between 4 weeks and 48 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Himalayan Media Welfare Soc. 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 Himalayan Media Welfare Soc. during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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