Program Details

  • Program Type: Volunteer
  • Location: India
  • Starting Price: EUR 870.00
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This project will require you to work with children and adults, who have disabilities.

 
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This program is based in Kerala and available from 2 to 12 weeks.

These centres are governed by either the government or by non-government organizations. The centers have 20 to 30 children at a time. The special needs teachers over there are responsible instructing and teaching them the basic interaction and responding in communicating in society. The centers for disabled children are underfunded and in great need of resources and teaching material. The age range of the children/young adults attending the school is from 4 years to 50 years. They all have varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities.

Volunteer Duties

  • Aiding teachers in the classroom
  • Organising games and activities
  • Supervising children

Some ways in which we help is:

  • Psychomotor skills activities (Walk, Body and limb movement, Neck movement, Finger movements and others)
  • Playing games with them for developing their mind and body (Puzzles, Indoor & outdoor games, sports)
  • Art and craft
  • Helping the local staff in daily operations like record maintenance, food preparation etc.
  • Helping the children in having meals during lunch

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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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