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.
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.
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.
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.
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.