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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

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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 JAIPUR
 

"The summer program consists of 2 weeks of volunteering and 1 week of travel. Most of the volunteer programs are in the morning, so you are able to explore the city in the afternoon with others. The volunteer house itself is in a very convenient place... just down the street from a grocery store and within a residential area in Jaipur and is very nice! Volunteers had a lot of liberty and freedom to go where we want and explore the city, but with a curfew and being safe, which was awesome because we got to explore India and do things we wanted. Overall, the experience was spectacular, and I was able to see so much of India in a very short time, so this program is very worth it. Pranay and Amita will take care of whatever you need and you will have the most fabulous time! Other than being careful what you eat and drink, I have nothing bad to say because my experience in India was so fabulous because of Sankalp! I strongly recommend this program, youll have so much fun! :) "

Tessa Fredericks, USA


"The volunteer program offered a variety of experiences. The chances to interact with the children were the highlight of the program and I was very happy at how the volunteering was also flexible. I experienced a close relationship with the children which also allowed me to help improve their learning experience. It was very rewarding watch the children's education grow. Living in Jaipur and got the opportunity to visit many of the different attractions while also having the luxury of being able to return to a beautiful meal and a warm bed. Both the accommodation and food were far better than what I expected. The meals cooked by cook were something to look forward to and she was always very kind about providing food. The accommodation was fine and the home provided everything from Internet to a phone. The staff of the program was very considerate and helped whenever possible. They gave advice, helped me become used to the volunteer home and Jaipur. Overall, they made the trip personal and welcoming. I would gladly recommend the Sankalp program to others."

Johann Lipman, Australia
 

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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
Accommodation: Volunteer-House

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).

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 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.

Program Orientation

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 night.

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.

Daily Transportation

You will be provided daily transportation to the project site by Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk).
 

 

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 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 day.
However, we recommend starting on Saturday.
Please note - starting date begins on your arrival.

Program Cost
 

Application Fee US $ 245
Plus
Program Fees
1 week $134
2 weeks $294
3 weeks $444
4 weeks $594
5 weeks $744
6 weeks $894
7 weeks $1044
8 weeks $1194
Onwards $150/week

 

FEE INCLUDES

  • 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

EXCLUDES

  • Airfares
  • Visa/ Visa fees
  • Travel / Health / Life Insurance
  • Excursions
  • Drop-off

* [ Pickup service from Delhi airport available on extra cost of expenditure - $90 ]

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS IN JAIPUR

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