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How to apply online


To apply you need to submit an online application following the link below. It will ask you about your choice of program, location, duration and some personal information.

Please ring us on +91 141 6544220 or email us info@volunteersindia.org if there's anything you would like to discuss. Our basic package includes pickup, food, accommodation, daily transport to project and the support of our staff at home and at work site.

Once your application is approved, you will receive application approval email and request to deposit application fee USD $245. This fee is needed to secure your place in the program and will go towards your overall volunteer program.

Once your application fee has been deposited you will receive an email confirming your booking and confirming the place, program and date you are volunteering for.
 

What happens next?

An invoice for the balance of our fee, payable at least one months before departure (or immediately, if there are less than one months to go).

We will send you a payment request email about 45 days prior to your program start date to deposit your balance fee.

Once your program fee has been deposited you will receive a confirmation email. We will send you an information booklet (Hand Book PDF) by email. This hand book contains everything you need to know about your impending volunteer placement.
 

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Validity, Cancellations & Refunds


Application Fee Validity:
The application fees $245 is valid up to 2 years from the date of application submission. It means; if in case you are unable to join the applied program after deposit then you can keep deposit safe with us and you can re-apply within next 2 years from the date of application submission but you will need the check program / placement / location availability with us before apply.

Please note that the fee will not be transferable in any circumstances.

Non-refund of application fee:
Company incurs lots of expenditure in order to provide placement to the volunteer/tourist, the application fee is non-refundable to the volunteer/tourist under any natural/unnatural circumstances. If someone cancels the program OR not able to join the program after deposit the application fee, volunteer/tourist will not be able to take refund of application fee.

Refund of program fees:
If any volunteer/tourist cancels the allotted program after making payment of program fee; the cancellation charges depends on how far in advance of your originally preferred program starting date we have been informed in writing:
Notice of 30 day or more - 50% of the program fee
Notice of within 29 to 15 days - 25% of the program fee
Notice of within 14 to 7 day - 10% of the program fee
Notice of less than 7 days - No refund

Please note that the above cancellation charges apply whether an application is made more than 30 days before the proposed departure date or less than 30 days before the proposed departure date. Deposits paid in relation to departures not more than 30 days ahead are non-refundable.

We recommend that you read our full terms and conditions before applying.

SANKALP VOLUNTEER is the trading name of Sankalp Volunteer Tours Private Limited.
(Registered in India # U63040RJ2011PTC036878)

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Visa & Vaccinations


Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the volunteers. To obtain a short term visa, go to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html  If you wish to volunteer longer than 8 weeks you will need a long term visa, please visit your own country’s government visa website for more information, as each countries long term via requirements vary.

Volunteer work and travel through Sankalp falls under the category of volunteer tourism and we recommend you state your purpose of travel as "tourism" on your visa application. Stating any other purpose of travel will not be applicable to us. Sankalp will provide information such as references and local address following the approval of the volunteer application. For any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

We advise you to consult your GP or health centre for up-to-date information about vaccinations. Since we are not medical experts, our advice on vaccinations and other medical matters can only be informal.

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Terms & Conditions
 

TOURIST/VOLUNTEER SERVICES AGREEMENT

This is a legally binding contract which sets forth all the terms and conditions of your agreement with SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD which is a registered company in India. Please verify and affirm that you accept and agree to be bound by all its terms and information;

The term 'Agreement' means between you and SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD ( SANKALP VOLUNTEER is Trade / Popular Name).

The 'Applicant' is the person 'You' & 'Your' as a 'Tourist' or 'Volunteer'.

WWW.VOLUNTEERSINDIA.ORG  manages / operated / owned by SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD.

Please note that your booking is accepted on the understanding that you come on the program at your own risk. It is not possible for us to be responsible for the actions or omissions of those involved in your program over whom we have no direct control, transport undertakings and others. Equally we are not responsible for loss or expense due to war, riots, strikes, terrorist activities, natural disasters, or bankruptcies (or similar) of unconnected third parties. SANKALP VOLUNTEER is not liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or other irregularity which may be caused by defect of any vehicle or other equipment, other than its own, or the negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved, other than our own staff.

Please note that all services and accommodation are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided. SANKALP VOLUNTEER reserves the right to make changes in the agreed itinerary whenever, in their sole judgement, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the volunteer/tourist. SANKALP VOLUNTEER also reserves the right to withdraw without penalty any program announced.

Please note that SANKALP VOLUNTEER reserves the right to decline to accept any person as a volunteer/tourist, or to require any participant to withdraw at any time, when such action is determined by the appropriate SANKALP VOLUNTEER staff representative to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the program or of the individual participant.

Dates, schedules, program details and cost are given in good faith, based on information available and in force at the time they are given and are subject to change and revision in the event of a change of circumstances.

Some courses, treks, weekend tour & travel and other activities are provided by independent third parties. You should note that SANKALP VOLUNTEER can arrange bookings for these courses, treks and other activities on your behalf but are not appointed agents or representatives of these third parties and cannot accept liability for them or their activities.

The following terms and conditions and information will form an agreement between you and SANKALP VOLUNTEER making an application for a volunteer program means you are agreeing and acknowledging to what is stated below. You would agree to the following terms:

VALIDITY, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Application Fee Validity:
The application fees $245 is valid up to 2 years from the date of application submission. It means; if in case you are unable to join the applied program after deposit then you can keep deposit safe with us and you can re-apply within next 2 years from the date of application submission but you will need the check program / placement / location availability with us before apply.

Please note that the fee will not be transferrable in any circumstances.

Non-refund of application fee:
Company incurs lots of expenditure in order to provide placement to the volunteer/tourist, the application fee is non-refundable to the volunteer/tourist under any natural/unnatural circumstances. If someone cancels the program OR not able to join the program after deposit the application fee, volunteer/tourist will not be able to take refund of application fee.

Refund of program fees:

[Cancellation of program by volunteer/tourist]
If any volunteer/tourist cancels the allotted program after making payment of program fee; the cancellation charges depends on how far in advance of your originally preferred program starting date we have been informed in writing:
Notice of 30 day or more - 50% of the program fee
Notice of within 29 to 15 days - 25% of the program fee
Notice of within 14 to 7 day - 10% of the program fee
Notice of less than 7 days - No refund

Please note that the above cancellation charges apply whether an application is made more than 30 days before the proposed departure date or less than 30 days before the proposed departure date. Deposits paid in relation to departures not more than 30 days ahead are non-refundable.

[Cancellations after project starting by volunteer/tourist]
Under any circumstances the total program fee will not be refunded to the volunteer/tourist. Also, if the volunteer/tourist once reached at project destination to do sign up program and if he/she expresses anytime his/her inability to continue the program, no portion amount of program fee will be refunded.

[Cancellation by the company & Refund]
In case SANKALP VOLUNTEER cancels the program due to unavoidable and unforeseen circumstances, will refund the 100% application/program fee excluding14% service tax plus bank charges. But SANKALP VOLUNTEER will not pay for any kind of flight / transportation / hotel and will not do any arrangements.

Payment of refunds:
Company will make payment of the applicable refundable amount to the client within 100 (one hundred) days of confirmation of cancellation.

FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AS A 'TOUR PACKAGE
Airport pickup, meeting at airport and transfer to project location; on arrival at airport you will meet our driver and transfer project location by Train/Bus/Car.

Temporary Accommodation - Volunteer House at Jaipur Location; you are provided accommodation in volunteers' house which is organization's own setup as registered paying guest house in Jaipur. The house contains sharing bedrooms with Bunk Bed facility with attached washroom. Kitchen facility is available in the house where you can prepare meal by yourself, essential utensils are provided, some meals are served meals (Lunch and Dinner).

Host Family Stay at Dharamsala, Delhi, Udaipur and Bangalore Location. On placement, you ought to live with a local Indian family like a family member. A separate living room on dual or triple sharing basis with other volunteers/tourist will be provided. The host family will serve meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Daily transportation to your project; Volunteers/Tourist will be provided daily transportation (if required) to picked them up from the place of their residence and drop at work site and pick you up from work site to place of residence at the set timings at both ends by Car/Rickshaw/Tuk-Tuk.

Orientation; Next day of your arrival at the destination we organize an orientation for each program where you will gain an understanding on the entire program and as well as rules and regulations of the company and associated organizations/NGO.

USE OF PHOTOS AND FEEDBACK
By agreeing to the terms and conditions you agree that Company can use your photos and written feedback while at the project to post on its web site. Company might use such material for marketing/promotion in form of brochure/emails/ or on its website. Company also use photos and material from our partners and affiliations abroad and in India and is not responsible for any claim arising out of those material/photos/contents. The use of such photos and material can also be done on any other domains owned by Company.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
We will be flexible, helpful and friendly - in particular, we will try to help you with your work if you're trying hard, but still getting into difficulties. Nevertheless, formal complaints procedures (by you) and disciplinary procedures (by us) are necessary.

Every reasonable effort will be made to resolve any disciplinary matter before it becomes serious. However, we reserve the right to take appropriate action in the event of behaviour which would reasonably be expected to give offence to host, pupils, project managers or work colleagues. This includes behaviour such as serious rowdiness or drunkenness, disobey of the set rule & regulations of the company/organization/NGO, failure to turn up to work, leaving work without any adequate reason, or in the event of an unreasonable inability, from whatever cause, to do the work expected. It would be at the discretion of Sankalp to suspend you from your work during any disciplinary process. You are under the authority of SANKALP VOLUNTEERS throughout the period of the project placement.

If VOLUNTEERS / TOURISTS agree that there is an unacceptable amount of incompatibility between you and the host family and we consider it the right decision to change your host family, it may be necessary to provide you with hotel accommodations for a short period. This would be paid for by Sankalp but you will not be given money for food if it is not provided.

SEIZING THE AGREEMENT
Company will end this agreement with you and you have to leave the program/accommodation on that very same day without notice, in case of following occurrences:
If we find that you are engaged in any illegal activities or convicted in any criminal activities before or during the Project Period.
If it is believed that any of your action or behaviour is threatening or unacceptable to the society or anyone involved with the project based on the judgment of the project staff and/or program coordinator/supervisor of company and associate organization.
Any information provided by you to Company at the time of enrolment is found to be incorrect.
If it is found that you are using drugs or intoxicating material during course of the project.
If you are found to be engaged in sexual behaviour while your stay in the volunteer house/host family.
If we find that you are not following the rules & regulations of the organization.
If you indulge in sullying the image and making propaganda against the company and associate organization.
In case the agreement is terminated due to volunteers'/tourist's involvement in any of the above activities, he/they will not be entitled to any refund from Company.

DISCLAIMER
User expressly agrees that use of Company is at user's sole risk. Neither Company, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors warrant that Company will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of Company, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service, or merchandise provided through Company.

Company is providing on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement.

In no event will Company, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing Company or the Company software/content, be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Company. User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on Company.

Company does not take any direct responsibly for the use of third party online payment facility. PAYPAL will not be responsible for any malfunction in their software for online payment. All disputes arising with Credit Card fraud will directly be dealt with PAYPAL.

In addition to the terms set forth above, neither Company, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners shall be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or unseemliness or unauthenticated of, the information contained within Company or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the user, or for any claims or losses arising therefore or occasioned thereby. None of the foregoing parties shall be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages. Neither Sankalp nor its affiliates, information or content providers warrant or guarantee the timeliness, sequence, accuracy or completeness of this information. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results obtained from the use of the information.

PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the VOLUNTEERSINDIA.ORG website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD.

Personal identification information:
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, social security number. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information:
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies:
Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information:
SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To improve our Site - We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
To process payments - We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
To share your information with third parties- We may share or sell information with third parties for marketing or other purposes.
To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails - We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

How we protect your information:
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Third party websites:
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy:
SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

JURISDICTION
SANKALP VOLUNTEER TOURS PVT LTD of 16, Vijay Bari, Sikar Road, Jaipur (Rajasthan) INDIA and you, the applicant, are the sole parties to the contract for the provision of your volunteer placement. The proper law of the contract between us is the law of India. The courts of the Jaipur, INDIA shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the contract.

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