Program Details

  • Program Type: Volunteer
  • Location: India
  • Starting Price: EUR 1,030.00
India

You will get to teach underpriviledged children in schools

 
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This program is for anyone who wants to make a difference as well as immerse into a different culture and way of life. You will get to teach underpriviledged children in schools and on the weekend you can get away from it all and cruise along the lush backwaters of Kerala. There will be plenty of other activities in store for you such as cooking classes, yoga or a Kathakali dance show.

 Your role in the volunteer project

 Your weekdays will be spent volunteering at an orphanage or a local school.  Here you will lead and assist teachers in a range of fun educational lessons designed to improve the children’s English language skills. Your activities could also include arts, sports, reading, or drama, giving you a well-rounded experience, while assisting the children in many different roles.

No prior experience is necessary as you will be given training and resources to help you. Local staff will also be at hand to help you. There is flexibility to get involved in organising extra-curricular activities for the enjoyment and enhanced learning.

Volunteer and Travel in India - things to do during your free time

This program will also give you a chance to stroll around port town Fort Kochi where you will be living. This area is perfect to discover the history and culture of Kerala : the Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church (oldest European Church in India), the Santa Cruz Basilica built by the Portuguese, the spice market and the famous 15th Century Chinese fishing nets.

On weekends you will have the chance to go on a backwaters cruise - included in the 10 things to do in India according to the Lonely Planet guide! Drifting through quiet canals lined with coconut palms, eating deliciously authentic Keralan food, meeting local villagers and sleeping on the water under a galaxy of stars - it's a must do !

 Other activities include :

  • Visiting the beach town of Varkala or Goa where you can lie on the beach or get a surf 
  • Local cooking classes and Kathakali dance theatre show
  • Tasting the delicious cuisine of South India
  • Houseboat on the lush backwaters of Allepey

Requirements for this volunteer program

 Spoken and written English is beneficial.

You must have an interest to work with children.

You must be over 18

Start dates: Every Saturday

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Testimonials

  • GLYN Volunteer in Kerala

    "Fantastic Volunteering in Kerala" I volunteered for 2 weeks at a primary school in Fort Kochi, Kerala. The staff were fantastic from start to finish. The communication and preperation before I left was first class, as I have a very busy and stressful job in London, it was a huge help; my host family were amazing, Fort Kochi is such a cool place and I have friends there now for life.

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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