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Mentor young children

Working closely with the orphanage to provide the best care possible for the children with education, care and fun and games.

You will be working in an orphanage we are supporting through our local NGO because of their desire to build a development package that will provide a safe place for the children in their care to grow into adulthood. Our aim is first to build a solid volunteering platform for them with volunteers helping to support the home while building up a good picture of the home from which we can build the social media platforms, a website and a feedback system for them which they can use to attract sponsors and donors to work with the home. 

Its a long term project and will be achieved over the course of several years but you will be able to follow it to its completion by helping us achieve these goals. 
On school days you will begin early when you help the children get ready for school, If you dont accompany them to teach there then there will be an option for some free time or you can help the orphanage staff with their daily tasks.  And if you have skills in art, crafts, sports, gardening or any other skill that can be taught to the children to improve their skills and social abilities then please state this before you arrive at the home so we can make use of your skills.

All skills are useful on this placement but Interaction, friendship, and support are the most important things you will need to be able to offer the children we work with.

Suitable for

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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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Education Requirements
English at High school level
Required Documents
CV and letter of reference
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Any qualifications that a volunteer has can be used to help the people in charge or the children in their care so please share as much information about yourself as possible.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Minas Dream are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

The area where the orphanage is based in very close to a big tourist area of Southern India with beautiful beaches so there is a big option for some sightseeing.


Included Services

What's included?
Everything from the airport pick up and the final taxi to the airport when going home. In between it covers transportation to and from the placement, orientation with the local NGO and lodging and three meals a day at the placement. Its $680 for the first month which includes the admin fee then $95 a week after.
Airport Pickup

You will be met at the airport by a member of the organization and usually they will be waiting at the arrival lounge and will have a card with your name on it. Then it takes several hours to reach the project so there is plenty of time for questions about the project.


Basic accommodation with a local family with at least one person speaking English.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

As you will be eating with a local family there will be three meals a day breakfast, dinner and tea which will include different types of bread with a mixture of curries. Vegetarians are welcome and can be accommodated very easily as the majority of the curries are vegetable based.

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)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
20 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Kerala /India between 4 weeks and 20 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Minas Dream 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 Minas Dream during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in India

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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.
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?

The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore. 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.
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Kerala, Kerala , India

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