ABROAD VOLUNTEER IN JAIPUR
The program provides the perfect balance
between cultural, excursions and the opportunity
to do volunteer work with vulnerable groups of
children and women.
It was a wonderful experience and we had a very informative briefing session upon our arrival. I would definitely recommend Sankalp-Volunteer for the comforts, the location, the work itself and most importantly, the selfless people behind it all. I will never forget my first trip to India.
- Christina Nguyen, USA
Age Limit: 16 Years +
Length of stay: 01 - 52 weeks
Program start: Any day
Working days: Monday to Friday
Working hours: 4-5 hours/day
Program fees: Starts from $134
A day in the life of a volunteer
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.
Where we are based in Jaipur
Our volunteers work on several volunteer programs in the rural & urban areas of Jaipur. The orphan child care and street children education program are located within the city limits of Jaipur, while the rest of the programs are in rural locations, on the outskirts of Jaipur. As a volunteer you will have a once in a life time volunteer and cultural experience in this Pink City of India.
General Information on Jaipur
Jaipur is known as The Pink City. It
is the Heritage City & one of the
fastest growing cities in the India.
Jaipur has endless shopping bazaar's,
historical forts, and palaces to visit.
It has become a must see destination
among foreigner tourists. The volunteer
house is located 10 kms away from the
city centre, making it easy and exciting
to explore Jaipur during free time.
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).
Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of
the volunteers. To obtain a short term visa,
. 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 service would be available to volunteers from Jaipur or Delhi airport. It is 40 minutes' drive from Jaipur airport to get volunteer house (included) and its approximately five hours drive from Delhi airport. 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.
Accommodation & Food
In Jaipur, you are provided accommodation
in our volunteers' house which is a building
owned by the organization. The volunteer
home 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 en 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
The cook serves quality Indian food to the volunteers and UV treated & Ozonated water is provided in the home, which is clean and safe to drink. Daily lunch and dinner are included.
You will be provided daily transportation
to the project site by Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk).
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 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.
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 one week, 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 volunteer program on any
However, we recommend starting on Saturday.
Please note - starting date begins on your arrival.
|Application Fee US $ 245|
- Pickup from Jaipur 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
- All taxes and bank charges
- Visa/ Visa fees
- Travel / Health / Life Insurance
* [ Pickup service from Delhi airport available on extra cost of expenditure - $90 ]