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Volunteering With India (VWI)

Women Empowerment Teacher

Join our women empowerment program for the women who live in rural areas, slums and backward villages in Jaipur, India.

The Program 

This program has been created with the aim to educate and provide training for women who live in rural areas, slums, villages and those who come from BPL (Below Poverty Line) families. Every day women and young girls come to our center for a basic education. Many of the women who visit our center are unable to read or write, as educating women is just not a priority in so many of the impoverished areas of India.

Basic classes in spoken and written English and mathematics are offered. English has become a global communication language, building a bridge between many areas of the world. It is so important for these women to see themselves and others as being able to take part in such global conversation.

Perhaps most practical is that we provide training in many of the areas that these women will likely find work. Classes in stitching work, drawing and henna paint provide these women with the skills to access available work or even start their own business.

An individual and group counselling service has also been established to give these women a safe place to share their issues and talk freely about anything.

Our women empowerment program also offer you the chance to teach young girls & boys at the age from 5 to 12 years old. This program makes wonderful opportunity for participants to work with both women & children in one program. The reason to mix the program is that most of the children that come to our center are the children of the women who also come here and it is better for the young ones to be with their mothers. Children which live in rural areas are not able to go to school because their families are very poor and also there is no awareness in regard to education for children. 

Work for Volunteers

You can support Indian women in many ways, depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local community.

Volunteers in this program are involved in activities like:

  • helping our center with skills development & training course
  • teach basic English & maths to women
  • education (literacy) awareness work
  • female health awareness program
  • income generative skills training
  • personality development
  • awareness raising activities

We invite people from all over the world to come and be a part of our women empowerment program. Come with expertise and help women of India to learn or come with no expertise and learn together. Your small effort can make a big difference in the life of many Indian women. We do however request our volunteers to come with an open mind and be flexible to the whole experience! It takes time for you to learn about the local women before you start your actual work and you need patience for that. Working in the community is not straightforward, there is no manual on how to proceed in these situations. You will be working with women of a totally different culture and lifestyle and at times it will be confronting. 

Daily Guidance 

You will be having a program coordinator at the program site which will help you, assist you and guide you how to do and help you in all ways. 

Program Location & Daily Transport Facility

We provide accommodation to participants at Indian host families that are in the center of Jaipur. Our program locations are just 15 mins with the tuk-tuk from your accommodation. It is just in the outskirts of Jaipur. Everyday the program taxi comes to pick you and once you finish the program it will drop you back at your place. 

Expectation, Qualification & Materials to bring

We expect volunteers to not act as if they were here as tourists, they must do the work they are supposed to do. They need to understand that they come for work and need to live like the people here live, respect the culture and get involved with all that is happening in India. There is no special qualification required for the program we just need your helping hands to run the program and help the women who come everyday to our center. You do not have to bring any material from your home as we provide all the things to participants. 

What you will gain from this program

  • memories to last a lifetime from both your work and of the incredible country of India
  • personal satisfaction and peace from giving back to the community
  • the opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions
  • volunteer experience working in an under-developed country to add to your CV
  • lifetime membership with VWI after completion of your program
  • make friends with people from all over the world

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

Volunteer Week Detail 

Day 1: Today you will arrive in Jaipur. A VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination and welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to your host family accommodation. We will introduce you to your host family members and guide you through the accommodation facilities and your local surroundings. You will be given a run down about the program, your daily working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what the dos and don'ts of travelling in India are and advise you about facilities any traveler might need in a new place.

Day 2 to working days : You will be transferred to your program site. Your first day will be a learning experience, meeting new faces and seeing what your role will be. Days at the program site will include taking part in many of the activities you have read about. And maybe even a few spontaneous Bollywood dance-offs.

Volunteers are involved in the activities for women like

  • teaching them basic English and mathematics
  •  drawing work 
  • stitching work 
  • henna painting 
  • beautician work 
  • personality development session and counselling work with our local team members.

Personality development includes talking about having a positive attitude towards life, self-esteem, manners, speaking and behaving in public etc. You will also be involved in activities related to art & craft work. Sports and games have also been organized by volunteers in order to develop their physical stamina; all these are very helpful in making their life better and in rehabilitating them. 

Working days will be five days a week, from Monday to Friday.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
There are no specific skills required to join the program. But volunteers need to be loving and passionate about helping those who are in need, and also they have interest to learn about the Culture/Life of the people in India.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteering With India (VWI) are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy the Pink City of Jaipur.

Every Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers to famous tourist destinations in Jaipur. There are other tour activities you can involve yourself in like:

  • visiting the Taj Mahal Agra, 
  • going for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • visiting the Blue City Jodhpur
  • or going to Gold Place city Jaisalmer in the desert 

All these places can be visited in your free time on the weekends. 

Also in a day during free time you can visit the famous temples in Jaipur, go for cycle rickshaw ride, visit the local bazaars (market), buy some souvenirs, go to shopping malls and do many more activities.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Included Services

What's included?
  • arranging your program
  • pre-departure information and support by email/phone
  • accommodation and 3 meals per day
  • arrival pick-up service from Jaipur, India Airport
  • transfer to your accommodation
  • transport to and from your program
  • program relevant materials
  • local in-country team support and backup
  • weekend sightseeing tours to the famous tourist spots in Jaipur

Airport Pickup at Sanganeer
One of our team member will come to pick you at the Jaipur, Airport. We will be there with a placard with your name on it. Our team is happy to pick you up anytime your flight lands in Jaipur.
Accommodation

VWI will make arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with an Indian host family. You will have your own room, that you may or may not share with another volunteer of the same sex. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experienced in the realm of hosting international travelers for at least 10 years.

The accommodation and meals provided at the host family will be basic. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs. Every host family will have internet facilities so you can stay in contact with your own family.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
The host family mothers prepare food for their guests. Volunteers will be getting 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch & dinner), traditional but very nutritious. Only vegetarian meals are provided by the host family.

However if you are unable to adjust to food or need more nutrition/protein/special diet you can arrange your own meals with products from the near local market. 

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)
1 week (min. stay)
$430.00
2 weeks
$610.00
3 weeks
$790.00
4 weeks
$970.00
6 weeks
$1,330.00
8 weeks
$1,690.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,410.00
Average fees
$315.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Jaipur/India between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering With India (VWI) 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

Get ready to volunteer in India

Check out first

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.
Budgeting
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?

Airport
The nearest airport is Sanganeer (JAI) in Jaipur. 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.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in India while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
54, Govind Nagar East,, Amber Road, Jaipur, 302002 Jaipur, India

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