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ABROAD VOLUNTEER IN DELHI


We offer several volunteer programs including Childcare, English Teaching and community development work in slum area of Delhi. Interested individuals would be able to live and work together with the locals, meet other volunteers from across the globe.

This is an excellent program and really enjoyed it. Our only problem is our stay is bit short but we will come back. People and children are very nice. Good place to work and stay. I enjoyed the food lot and accommodation was nice and comfortable.

- Shaun, South Africa
 

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Why choose Sankalp Volunteer?
Experience: We have more than 10 years of experience running our volunteer program successfully in India.
Flexibility: You can choose your own start date and end date!
Meaningful: You will experience worthwhile and fulfilling volunteer projects serving our local community.
Safety: We have full time staff close by in our volunteer placements.

Why should I pay to Volunteers?
Although volunteering is a great way to give your time, it does come with a cost in order for you to live comfortably while volunteering within our program. Your fees will help cover the cost of paying our staff (driver & cook) along with accommodating you with a safe, comfortable living environment; which include daily amenities, two meals a day, and internet access. A partial sum of your fee will also help our programs continue to run and help the children we serve.

How do I choose a program options?
Make sure you look at the two different kinds of programs we offer - The "Volunteer & Travel" option has set dates throughout the year and it is the most popular option available. Under this option there are four different programs for you to choose from. If none of these options fit your schedule you can do the "Volunteer Only" program which allows you to volunteer anytime for as many weeks as you like would like.

Do I need experiences, special skills to be a volunteer at Sankalp?
No, you don't need any special skills. We are happy to welcome everyone that is enthusiastic and driven to help other people. It's necessary to speak English since it is the language we use to communicate, but it's perfectly fine if English is your second language. You'll also be able to improve your level of English here, as you'll be speaking it constantly.

How it is safe?
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. In the past 8 years we have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years of age, with a maximum of 30 volunteers at the house, 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.
 
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VOLUNTEER IN DELHI
 

"I think this programme is very well set up. I have really enjoyed my time here, both meeting the local people and the other volunteers. The programme provided a safe and welcoming environment which made my experience of India really positive. I really encouraged experiencing the different aspect of India's culture and getting to work with the street children was a very rewarding experience. The people in the community and the children were all very friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is excellent - it is very well kept and has great facilities- broadband, DVD player etc. The food was lovely and there was a good variety of food provided. The team and staff in work area all brilliant. They are all friendly and helpful which helped me to settled into the different culture and enjoys the experience. The programme provides an excellent experience for people coming to India, it is well organized and it is run b a great staff. Thanks."

Ciara Elliot, Ireland

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Age Limit:
18 Years +
Length of stay: 02 - 12 weeks
Program start: Every Saturday
Working days: Monday to Friday
Working hours: 4-5 hours/day
Program fees: Starts from $499
Accommodation: Family Stay

A day in the life of a volunteer

On working days, volunteers get up and have 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 provided by family. Open afternoons provide volunteers the opportunity to explore the city and learn about the local culture and customs. Evening meals provide another exciting chance to enjoy authentic food provided by host family. 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.

Where we are based in Delhi

Our volunteers work on several volunteer programs in the urban areas of Delhi. As a volunteer you will have a once in a life time volunteer and cultural experience in capital city of India.

General Information on Delhi

Delhi is India's capital city and the home of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India. Delhi is a large metropolis with strengths in arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old. Over the millennia, Delhi is said to have been built and destroyed 11 times. 

 

What we Provide

Our program fees include your airport transfers, food, accommodation, transport, travel and support. Program fees are set by a weekly basis ranging from one to eight weeks. If you want to volunteer for more than eight weeks, you can add as many extra weeks as you like (within visa restrictions).

Visa Help

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.

Pickup and Transfer

Pickup & transfer to host family service would be available to volunteers from Delhi airport.

On arrival; our personal driver, working with the Sankalp Team, 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.

Program Orientation

Next day of your arrival 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.

Accommodation

We offer comfortable accommodation with easy approach to project sites for the volunteers.

On placement, you ought to live with a middle class local Indian family in a remote area. A separate living-room on dual or triple sharing basis with other volunteers will be provided but you should not expect luxury on your stay and it is different from what you are used to at home.

Host family will serve three local area meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You may help the host(s) in preparing the meals so that you may learn cooking of various India dishes, which would be liked by your mates when you go back home. You may also cook food of your own choice. Living with Indian families will prove for you the best track of learning the Indian tradition, culture and behaviour without much cost and effort.
 

 

Safety

At Sankalp-Volunteer 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. In the past 8 years we have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 18-45 years of age, with a maximum of 30 volunteers at the house, 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.

 

Flexible Start Dates

We are flexible; you can start any regular volunteer program on any day. However, we recommend arriving on Saturday, as all volunteer work begins on Mondays.

Fix date Group Trips

The group trips have set starting dates, these are structured travel combined volunteer programs that take place on specific dates.

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.

What are the duration lengths of the programs?

We are proud to offer volunteer durations for a minimum of two weeks, up to twelve weeks. Although durations are optional, it is highly encouraged when working with children to stay for a few weeks to build the bonds with them and also adapt to the Indian culture. 

 

Program Start Dates

Programs are available year-round; you can start any available volunteer program on Saturday, starting date begins on your arrival.

Program Fees
 

Application Fee US $ 245
Plus
Program Fees
1 week -
2 weeks $499
3 weeks $649
4 weeks $799
5 weeks $949
6 weeks $1099
7 weeks $1249
8 weeks $1399
Onwards $150/week

 

FEE INCLUDES

  • Pickup from Delhi Airport
  • Program orientation
  • Extensive information prior to arrival
  • Accommodation with Indian family
  • All meals
  • Placement and assistance in work area
  • All program relevant materials
  • All taxes and bank charges

FEE EXCLUDES

  • Airfares
  • Visa/Visa fees
  • Travel/health/life insurance
  • Excursions
  • Drop-off

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN DELHI

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