High School Cultural & Service Experience
If you're in the 16 to 19 age group and have time to volunteer, why not choose India for volunteer work experience? Aimed to give you valuable volunteer work experience or develop a particular skill in two to four weeks, these placements are structured to allow you to make the most of a short time overseas while contributing to community service hours credit, CAS requirements, or college applications.
- PROGRAM OVERVIEW
- HOW WILL BE THE ITINERARY?
- A DAY IN THE LIFE OF VOLUNTEER
- LOCATION, ACCOMMODATION AND SAFETY
- START DATES
- ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
- PROGRAM FEES
- MORE INFO
Length of program: 6 weeks
Working days: Monday to Saturday
Working hours: 4-5 hours/day
Volunteer Location: Jaipur
Volunteer Work Option: The volunteers will be working in one of the available programs at our Jaipur location. You can choose from;
Day 1: Arrival & Pickup
Saturday: Once you get picked up from the airport you will be taken to our volunteer's house in Jaipur. You will to our local team and give you a house introduction.
Day 2: Program Orientation
Sunday: Next day of your arrival, you will begin program orientation with the program manager and then taken to see nearby things like ATM, Bank, Supermarket, Laundry etc.
Day 3-7: Volunteer Work
Monday - Friday: After breakfast you will be going to the project site to get introduced to the children and local teachers. One of our staff will be with you at all times.
Lunch will be at home between 13:00 to 14:00 hours. Your evenings can be spent indulging in cultural activities and local sightseeing. Our local teams will give you plenty of ideas of what to do!
Dinner will be available at home between 19:00 to 20:00 hours.
You can add any weekend trips from the below:
1) Agra -Taj Mahal Trip
2) Ranthambhore -Tiger Safari
3) Pushkar & Camel Ride
4) Jaisalmer & Camel Safari
To find out what we can set up for you, give us a call or email to discuss your travel requirements.
On working days, volunteers get up and make their own breakfast before heading out to their volunteer sites. Our staff provides transportation to and from the volunteer site of your choice. At the volunteer site, you will spend approximately four hours. Lunch is included and will be served at 1pm upon return to the volunteer house. Open afternoons provide volunteers the opportunity to explore Jaipur and learn about the local culture and customs. Evening meals provide another exciting chance to enjoy authentic food provided by our staff cooks. The food is delicious and healthy and takes full advantage of local cooking traditions. The weekends are free time, where you can choose to relax or explore the local area. Volunteers often travel to other parts of the country on the weekends. If you don't know where to go don't worry; ask the staff, they are always happy to make recommendations.
Location - This program is available in Jaipur
Accommodation - You are provided accommodation in our volunteers' house, Jaipur which is a building owned by the organization. The volunteer house is an independent multi-storey building which is in northern part of Jaipur. You can reach the centre of Jaipur in 30 minutes by Auto Rickshaw. The volunteer house is safe and secure. The house is 3 stories and contains 8 shared bedrooms with suite washrooms. All washrooms have a shower and a western toilet. There is a basic kitchen and living room on each floor. During summer season the rooms have Air Conditioner at night.
Food - The cook serves quality and delicious Indian vegetarian food to the volunteers and UV treated & Ozonated water is provided in the home, which is clean and safe to drink.
Safety - At Sankalp we make safety a high priority for each and every volunteer and staff member that join our program. Our program has been running for several years and we have had the great joy in welcoming hundreds of volunteers into our program, please trust that we have extensive experience in caring and protecting all of our volunteers. This includes safety within the house, transportation provided by us, safety at the program locations, and any emergencies that may arise. We do not conduct any program that could in any possible way jeopardize the safety of any volunteer or staff member. We are very proud of our ongoing commitment and provision of safety for all that join our team. We have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years since 2006, with a maximum of 30 volunteers at the house (Jaipur), with no miss-happening to anyone in our program. In order to continue our priority and contract with safety, our organization maintains very set rules and regulations. We ask that you join our program with adherence to the set rules and respect them appropriately for your own and others personal safety.
|Arrival||Departure (2 weeks)||Departure (4 weeks)|
|17 December||01 January||14 January|
|24 December||07 January||21 January|
|07 January||21 January||04 February|
|14 January||28 January||11 Febuary|
Arrival - pickup will be provided from Delhi
International airport, you can arrive anytime, and our
personal driver will be there to pick you up.
Departure - we drop you at Delhi International airport around 14:00 hours at end of program.
Our personal driver will be awaiting your arrival at
the airport. You will find him in the arrival hall, past
immigration/customs/baggage claim, with a placard
displaying your name.
Next day of your arrival at the destination we organized an orientation for each program where you will gain an understanding on the entire volunteer program, introduction to rules and regulation of the organization, Indian history, its culture and traditions.
|Duration||Application Fee||Program Fee||Total Cost|
|Add $150/week for each week over2 /3 weeks|
• Pickup from Delhi international airport
• Program orientation
• Extensive information prior to arrival
• Accommodation (sharing)
• Breakfast (tea-coffee & Bananas)
• Lunch & Dinner
• Placement and assistance in work area
• Daily transport to program site
• All program relevant materials
• 24x7 In-house wi-fi internet access
• Support and 24 hour back-up from our staff
• All taxes and bank charges
• Drop-off to Delhi airport
Who volunteer with Sankalp?
Volunteers are welcome on most of our programs from the age of 16 upwards and there is no maximum age limit. Many of our volunteers are between 18 and 25 years old.
Many younger people take part in our Volunteering & Travel combined programs before starting university or even after graduation. You can choose whether to go with Volunteer Only programs or travel combined volunteer programs.
Group Volunteer Trips are available for teens and college students year-round on specific
and customized dates. For more information on teen and high school trips, please see our
Group Trips section.
How do I become a Sankalp Volunteer?
You can apply on the application link at the top of the website page. The application will ask for personal information, program you are applying for or interested in, and how long you'd like to be volunteering with us.
When should I apply?
There is no firm deadline for applications. Some travel combined volunteer trips require at least four weeks to process an application, arrange for travel, and advise you properly on how to prepare. Whenever you are thinking of travelling combined volunteer programs, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Having more time to prepare makes it easier for you to fundraise, and for us to advise you on preparations.
What if I want to go very last-minute?
If you decide to go with us at the last minute, just contact to us to check program availability and go-head.
Why do I need to pay an application fee?
The application fee is not an additional fee; this is part of total program cost. The application fee needs to be deposited after application approval. We ask that this be done right away so your spot can be secured on the program.