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Support an NGO for Girls

Volunteers work with a local organization that supports poor girls in rural communities.

The Delhi area offers enormous potential for cultural micro-enterprises, which are community organizations that promote local culture using business approaches. The main challenge facing cultural micro-enterprises in the developing world is their ability to simultaneously meet their social goals and remain economically viable.

The projects support organizations that largely work with rural people to preserve traditional cultural practices by training and linking them to market opportunities in the city. Volunteers assist an organization in designing and implementing strategies for economic sustainability. Volunteers live in Delhi and work in organizations in the area.

Supporting an NGO for girls

 Volunteers work five to seven hours a day with a local organization that supports poor girls in rural communities by teaching them how to make, market and sell traditional textiles like placemats, tablecloths and napkins. Volunteers assist the local team by creating marketing materials, managing social media and doing administrative work, including research and dealing with clients who want to buy the girls’ products. Depending on need, there may also be opportunities to travel outside Delhi to visit the girls and work directly with them. 

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Typical day

There is no typical day :-)

 Volunteering abroad is all about finding your role in local communities. Unlike a tourist, volunteers travel to serve instead of to be served.

Also, remember that you’re working in the developing world in very poor contexts—conditions are constantly changing. There is no script to follow and being adaptable is crucial. This is what makes international volunteering challenging and rewarding.

In general though, you’ll be working Monday through Friday. Weekends are off. Every project is different, so you want to read the detailed project descriptions.

Connecting with the locals and other volunteers is also a big part of the experience. You’ll have plenty of time after your work and on the weekends. Volunteers often check out tourist sites together, hang out in the evening, travel on the weekends, etc. It’s up to you, don’t worry you’ll have a lot of fun too :-)

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 (fluently)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
community organizing, gender, human rights or law-related at Education or Professional experience level
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The flexibility to participate in many different tasks depending on the ever-changing needs of the organization.
The creativity and initiative to work in an environment with limited resources.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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

Free-time activities

Living in Delhi is the experience of a lifetime. You will mingle with the millions of people who take the streets of the capital from very early in the morning in a kind of organized chaos. Just in moving around in a rickshaw or by foot, you will discover new things, no matter how familiar you have become with the sounds, smells, tastes and colors of the city. It’s difficult to get bored in Delhi. There is always plenty to do in your free time, including visiting parks, monuments and museums. If you look for it, you can find in Delhi almost anything you would find in other big modern global cities. At the same time, Delhi preserves the unique flavor of Indian urban culture: you can experience a Bollywood movie in an old theater; have a cup of tea and sweets with locals on a street corner; or bargain in the many popular markets around the city, particularly in Old Delhi. Volunteers also love to venture outside Delhi on weekends to explore rural towns, and most take the opportunity to visit nearby Agra and see the Taj Mahal.


Included Services

What's included?

The fees include: Reservation Fee, Preparation Booklet, Briefing Meeting, First week extra R&R day, Housing, Food, Airport pick-up, UBELONG Mentor, Orientation, In-country support, Reference letter, Fundraising and networking and United States President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International

When you arrive at the Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi, a driver meets you and brings you to your accommodations.


Volunteers have the wonderful opportunity to live in bustling South-East and South-West Delhi in either a Volunteer House or with a local host family. The homes are very welcoming and friendly, and volunteers usually share a room with one to three other volunteers. There are flush toilets, although depending on your room you may have to bathe with a bucket instead of a shower, as is the tradition in India. Conveniences like banks, grocery stores and internet cafes are nearby. There is internet at the house, although like in most of India the connection can be spotty. You can also have your laundry done for a small fee. As India is a conservative society and we are committed to respecting the local norms, except for married couples we do not house men and women in the same room. Married couples should let us know of their desire to live in the same room in their application.

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Indian cuisine is one of the most diverse, flavorful and complex in the world. During your stay you would be served vegetarian meals. These are mainly focused on vegetables, cereals and fruit. Every day, volunteers receive breakfast and dinner.

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)
8 weeks (min. stay)
10 weeks
16 weeks
20 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 8 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. UBELONG 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 UBELONG 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 Indira Gandhi International (DEL) in New 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.
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.
What can you do in leisure-time in India while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Delhi, Delhi, India

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