Program Details

  • Program Type: Volunteer
  • Location: India
  • Starting Price: EUR 1,050.00
India

Our NGO needs volunteers to help renovate schools, build bathroom facilities or tanks to collect drinkable water.

 
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Our NGO in India is running building projects all year long. Projects are run by locals, volunteers are constantly in contact with local communities.

Benefits for volunteers :

  •  Build sustainable community development
  • Live in an authentic Indian environment (home stay)
  • Activities and tours organised to travel around Kerala

Impact of volunteer projects in India

  1. Classroom renovations- Our projects aim at improving the health and safety standards of the school. Volunteers also contribute to make classrooms look nicer and more user-friendly for teachers as well as children. Basic construction work will be required : fixing infrastructures (walls, doors, windows) painting fun and educational murals on the walls, etc.
  2. Water Sanitation Project :you will assist local builders with the construction of new bathrooms and water tanks for poor families in fishing villages in Kerala. One week work is generally needed to build one toilet or water tank, volunteers alternate or combine several building projects when enrolling for several weeks.  

Volunteers on building projects will also be given the chance to organize activities with the children : sports, English lessons, adult tutorials, trainings and skills session.

Requirements for this volunteer program

  •  Spoken and written English is beneficial
  • You must be over 18
  • No technical knowledge needed, volunteers will assist professional builders

 Impact of building projects in India

 Volunteers financial contribution goes towards materials for the construction site.

The schools we work with are basic and cannot afford to improve their appearance. With your hard work we can improve and make better use of the limited spaces available to provide more positive learning environments for the children. 

The water sanitation projects are even more important in fishing villages surrounded by sea water. Unsafe drinking water and unhygienic sanitation practices cause significant health problems in Indian communities. By building rainwater tanks, you will help in providing sustainable drinking and cooking water for poor families living by the backwaters.

You will have the chance to explore the best of Kerala during weekends. Volunteers are based in Cochin, the gateway to relaxing backwaters, nearby elephant camps and magnificent waterfalls. We'll give you plenty of tips to make the most of your trip in India : cooking classes, traditional kathakali cultural shows, kayaking, cycling and many more activities!

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Included in all volunteer programs

 Pre-departure support  * Airport pick-up and drop (unless otherwise stated) * Arrival orientation * Long term experienced staff * Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared homestays) *  All meals (except weekends) * Project Travel costs * Location orientation *  All necessary project training by experienced staff  * All necessary project equipment and materials *  24-hour in-country support * All transport during volunteering * All accommodation during weekend  trips * Weekend Trip as specified with meals and transport included  

NOT - INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

* Flights * Medical and travel insurance * Visa costs * Personal kit * Additional drinks and gratuities * Extra local excursions * Internet access * International and domestic airport taxes * Personal expenses *

Terms and conditions for volunteers

  • Up to date CV/ resume
  • Copy of return flight itinerary 
  • Police clearance
  • Basic level of English; understanding and speaking
  • Acceptance subject to availability of position

Payment & Cancellation

30% of full payment is due within 7 days after confirmation of booking. You will have to pay the program fee in full at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.

If any client cancels his/her allotted program after making payment of program fee the refundable amount would be as under :
- 30 or more days prior to scheduled program date - 50% of the program fee would be refundable.
- Within 29 to 15 days from scheduled program date - 30% of the program fee would be refundable.
- Within 14 to 1 day from scheduled program date - 10% of the program fee would be refundable.

Cancellations after Project starting : Under any circumstances the total program fee will not be refunded to the client.

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We have 2 missions. We firstly provide children and community members an opportunity to better themselves and increase their self confidence through the help of education, art, health, construction and sports project volunteers. Secondly we develop unique and safe travel packages that offer learning, adventure and fulfilment to any traveller coming to India.

  • Our participants are safe  – we will be by their side each and every step of the way.
  • 24/7 support for all participants. We have an in country emergency helpline also.
  • full health and safety training on arrival. We have a list of nearest embassies and medical centers.
  • All our in field staff are well trained, always travel with the volunteers on project site, and fluent in the local language

We are committed to providing an extraordinary experience, along with responsible and safe travel options to individuals who seek to get more out of their holiday. Whether it’s leading a workshop in the community taking the lead on a building project or standing at the front of a classroom and teaching English , our volunteers will be helping to give underprivileged people in India the skills they need to improve conditions in their communities.

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