Love Volunteers

Golden Triangle Experience

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This program offers a wonderful combination of travelling India and providing help to the indigenous animals.

The program

This exciting program is perfect for those who wish to volunteer, travel and experience the magical country of India all in a short period of time. Offering a wonderful combination of volunteering and fun, this initiative includes volunteering time at an Elephant Camp and traveling to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra! Perfect for students, gappers, and career-breakers alike, as well as those simply looking for a meaningful holiday experience, this fully guided program is spread over two fun-packed weeks, and gives participants great insight into the culture, cuisine and traditions of India, through visits to major cities, historical monuments, local markets and authentic restaurants. In between adventure-filled weekends, participants on this program get to spend some valuable time volunteering at an Elephant Camp in Jaipur. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the local community, and to spend some time with these majestic animals! With a combination of community-based voluntary service work, and lots of traveling and sightseeing, this program is a perfect choice for people of all ages and backgrounds searching for a cultural experience with the satisfaction of volunteering in magical India!

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide support to vulnerable animals in India
  • Expose others to the people and culture of India
  • Promote India as a major tourism destination to international volunteers/tourists
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits locals and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Volunteers with a love of animals will find this to be an extremely rewarding program, helping on an elephant camp where vulnerable animals are given the chance at a better life. Participants on this program will gain a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help those in need while gaining a fantastic traveling experience. This exciting volunteering travel program includes; pickup from Delhi airport/railway/bus station, program orientation, extensive information prior to arrival, accommodation and meals, placement and assistance in work area, assistance for local sightseeing, all program relevant materials, city tours of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, visit to the magical Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and a traditional Rajasthani village, all hotel stays during the expedition and all travel by Indian Railway.  Entrance fees are additional and cost approximately $80-$100. A full itinerary is available on request. For those who wish to do so, volunteers who complete this two-week program can opt to extend their stay and continue with additional volunteering work on any of Love Volunteer’s programs in Delhi.

Typical day

This program takes you from the hustle and bustle of Delhi to the pink city of Jaipur, up into the northern state of Rajasthan and to the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Here is a sample itinerary of what you might expect to see and do during these 2 weeks.

Day 1: Sunday Arrival into Delhi

An airport pickup is provided by our local team in Delhi between 6am and 10.30 pm. Dinner is included for those arriving earlier in the day.

Day 2: Monday Orientation

An informative orientation session takes place in the morning, aimed at helping you settle into the new environment and prepare for the adventure ahead. The remainder of the day is free to partake in any of the optional activities on offer. Breakfast and dinner are provided.

Day 3: Tuesday City tour of Delhi

A guided tour of this amazing city including the UNESCO world heritage listed Qutab Minar monument and Humayun's tomb as well as the Lotus Temple and India Gate. Wow! Breakfast and dinner are provided.

Day 4: Wednesday Delhi to Jaipur by air-conditioned train

Today you make your way to Jaipur via Indian Railways. All arrangements are made by our local team so you can simply relax and enjoy the journey. In Jaipur you are met off the train and taken to the Volunteer House where you can settle in. A program brief is provided and the evening can be spent on the optional activities offered. A packed breakfast is provided or can be purchased on the train.

Day 5 -6 : Thursday and Friday Volunteering at the Elephant Camp

Volunteers spend time with these majestic creatures at the Elephant Camp. Tasks include helping with the daily activities of the mahouts - whose lives are devoted to caring for the Elephants - and interacting with their families. Breakfast is provided.

Day 7: Saturday City Tour of Jaipur

A guided tour of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur including Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and City Palace. Breakfast is provided.

Day 8: Sunday Free time to relax and explore Jaipur at your leisure. Optional activities are offered and breakfast is provided.

Day 9 - 11: Monday to Wednesday Volunteering at the Elephant Camp. Breakfast is provided daily.

Day 12: Thursday Day trip to Rajasthan

Today is spent travelling to the village of Rajasthan for taste of rural and traditional Indian life. A guided walking tour is provided and you have the opportunity to partake in traditional activities with the local community. Breakfast is provided.

Day 13: Friday Jaipur to Agra by air-conditioned train

Arrangements are made for your transfer to Agra by train. Hotel accommodation is provided and you may wish to visit the market area in the evening if time permits. Breakfast is provided.

Day 14: Saturday Taj-Mahal and travel to Delhi

The morning is spent taking in the wonder of this incredible UNESCO world heritage site. The afternoon can be spent visiting sites including the famous Agra Fort before being taken to the train station in the evening to transfer to Delhi where you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation to relax after a busy day!

Day 15: Sunday Departure day.

Volunteers have the option of departing today or extending their stay by volunteering on any of the programs in Delhi.

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round on set dates with SUNDAY arrival. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers on this incredible program have the enviable opportunity of experiencing India's most popular cities: Delhi with its buzzing, vibrant atmosphere; Jaipur where history beckons from every corner; Agra, home of the Taj Mahal; and northwestern Rajasthan for a glimpse of traditional life in India.

Sightseeing
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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Emergency contact and Passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This project is best suited to those volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project as they will not only get to experience the wonderful sights and sounds of this fascinating country, but will also have the opportunity to assist the local people and communities along the way. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with Love Volunteers straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Love Volunteers.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Delhi airport and taken to the volunteer house where they can meet with their hosts and fellow volunteers. The following day (Monday) an orientation session is held to introduce volunteers to the program and their new environment. The session will cover safety, transportation, basic culture and history and is a chance to get to know other volunteers and the local team and ask any questions you may have. 

Volunteers are also welcome to join us for an optional Orientation Week in Delhi (details provided in the Additional Info. section).

  • Arrival Day: SUNDAY 6:30AM - 10PM
  • Departure Day: SUNDAY
  • Arrival Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India (DEL) 
Accommodation

Volunteers on this incredible program are accommodated in Volunteer Houses in both Delhi and Jaipur whilst on placement during the week. Hotel accommodation is arranged in Agra.

The accommodation in all cases is comfortable and well equipped. Rooms are typically shared by up to 4 volunteers in dormitory style (bunk) or single beds. Bathrooms have western-style facilities and hot showers and air-conditioning is provided for comfort in the summer months. Bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and towels. Super easy!

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is provided daily whilst volunteering and other meals are as detailed in the program itinerary.

Internet Access
Limited 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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,108.00
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,108.00
Average fees
$554.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 2 weeks and 2 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers 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 {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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