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Travel Adventure & Buddy for Children

Gurgaon, India

Experience the blend of exciting adventure tours and meaningful volunteering work under this specially designed 3 weeks program. Highly popular as a summer project.

The program

Volunteering Solutions offers a specially designed 3 weeks program in India, known as the India Experience Program. A highly popular summer project, this program offers a great mix of some really meaningful volunteer work and exciting travel adventure activities as well tours. A lot of high school and college students apply for this program during their summer gap vacations, making it a unique platform to network and make friends with people from different parts of the world. 

What you can expect

Volunteers joining the India Experience Program get to; 

  • Explore the capital city of Delhi
  • Trek to one of the most scintillating points in Himalayas (Triund) 
  • Experience working with elephants in the royal city of Jaipur
  • Visit one of 7 Wonders Of The World (Taj Mahal),
  • Relish the spicy treat of famous and authentic Indian cuisine
  • Spend time with children from unfortunate backgrounds 
  • Contribute for the welfare and education of kids from poor families
and much more exciting activities to make a memorable trip to India.

All the tours are fully guided and our team of local coordinators will be available 24*7 to provide all the support and guidance required. 

Typical day

On arrival in the capital city Delhi, volunteers are picked up from the airport by one of our local representatives, who then transfers the volunteers to their accommodation place. A detailed orientation session is conducted on the next day by the local coordinator, during which the volunteers are explained about their project and all the upcoming tour activities, Dos and Don'ts, places to eat and shop, culture and traditions, and more. This will be followed by a city tour of Delhi, including visits to some of the most famous heritage sites in the city. 

During the Delhi leg of the trip, volunteers will be working at the Street Children Centers where they spend some quality time with children while playing with them, helping them with their school work, cook for them, teach them some new skills, help them improve their vocabulary, and more. 

After an exciting first week in the capital, volunteers will then head to the pristine hill town of Palampur; in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Palampur is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, making it a perfect location to sooth your senses and embrace the natural beauty all around. After first 4 days of volunteering with children at the local childcare center, volunteers will leave for an adventurous 2 days 1 night trek to a point named Triund. Experience some breathtaking view on the trail and at the peak, and camp overnight. 

After 2 weeks of volunteering with children and weekend tours, its time for some full fledged trips to some of the best cities in northern part of India. Volunteers leave for the vibrant city of Amritsar from Dharamsala (closely located from Palampur), where they will visit the largest shrine of Sikh community; The Golden Temple. This will be followed by, one of the most awaited pit stop for many, a trip to The Taj Mahal in Agra. Next destination would be the city of Jaipur in the royal state of Rajasthan. Here, you will experience working with elephants and relish local delicacies while enjoying cultural folk performances. 

Jaipur will mark as the last leg of this exciting 3 weeks of volunteering, adventure treks, cultural introduction, and lifetime of memories. 

Volunteers will move back to Delhi to catch their flights back home. However, for those, who feel that they haven't had enough, can continue their journey by adding an additional week in Goa; known as the Goa Beach Week Extension. Volunteers can add this extended beach week to their experience program at the time of applying, and enjoy some rest and relaxation time at enthralling beaches of Goa. 

Details on Arrival

Following are the next available start dates of the program:

2017
August     05   19
September 09 08
October   14 13
November 11

2018
February         10
March          10
April          14
May          12
June           23
July            07  21
August  04  18
September  08
October  13
November  10

The program start date is the same as the arrival date in India. Airport pickup is provided between 06:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Free-time activities

During the weekdays, when volunteers will be working at the placements, they'll have the evenings free to explore the local market and other places. The local coordinator can help with suggestions to some of the best places to visit during free time, places to eat, shop, etc.

Hiking
Sports
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
General at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Insurance, Passport and parental consent(for under 18)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

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

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The total fee includes;

  • Comprehensive pre-departure guide
  • Round the clock assistance from support staff and In-country program coordinator
  • Airport pickup
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation in Volunteer House/Guest house
  • Volunteering in Delhi, Palampur and Jaipur
  • Breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • City tour of Delhi
  • Cooking session and visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and water show in Delhi
  • All intercity transfers
  • Exciting trekking in the Himalayas
  • Visit to world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Visit to amazing Taj Mahal in Agra
  • City tour of Jaipur with visit to historic Amber Fort
  • Elephant experience in Jaipur
  • Services of program coordinator during tours
  • Accommodation in deluxe hotels during tours
  • Experience of traveling by air-conditioned train in India

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

Airport pickup is provided at the Indira Gandhi International Airport between 6 am to 10 pm.

Accommodation

Being a travel and volunteer program, volunteers will be accommodated in different kinds of setups as per the leg of their trip. Following are the types of accommodations they will be put up in during these 3 weeks:

In Delhi          :   Volunteer House (shared rooms)
In Palampur  :   Volunteer House (shared rooms)
During Trek   :   Camps/guest house
In Amritsar    :   Hotel
In Agra           :   Hotel
In Jaipur         :  Hotel

Volunteer houses are hygienic, neat and clean, providing volunteers a home away from home. Volunteer houses are equipped with Wi-Fi / internet, hot water showers, air-conditioning (in Delhi), television, modern toilets, comfortable beds and other basic amenities.  

When you go for trekking, you will be having an experience of staying in shared tent or camp style accommodation. During weekend tours, accommodation will be provided in standard/deluxe hotels with good comforts and modern amenities. 

Guesthouse Hotel Camping
Food & Beverages

During Volunteering in Delhi, volunteers are provided 2 meals per day; including Breakfast and Dinner. While, during your stay in Palampur, all three meals are provided; including, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • In breakfast, Parantha, bread, tea, jam, butter, porridge etc. will be provided. 
  •  In lunch/dinner, dal (lentils), vegetable, roti (Indian bread), rice, yoghurt, curry etc. will be prepared for volunteers. 
  • During trekking in the Himalayas, local meals will be served. 
  • While on the weekend tours, breakfast will be at the hotel.

Volunteers with special food requirements (Vegan, etc.) can also be provided with the same.

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 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)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1,350.00
3 weeks (max. stay)
$1,350.00
Average fees
$450.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Gurgaon/India between 3 weeks and 3 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering Solutions 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 Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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