Holiday Volunteering Winter Break 2019 Excursion

Holiday volunteering in India

Highlights

  • This holiday volunteering program combined experience of exploring India and volunteering with other international volunteers.
  • One week volunteer in Jaipur, you can choose the program from Orphanage work or Street children project.
  • You will have opportunities to explore Jaipur (pink city) while volunteer here. It is famous for its palaces and forts and their resplendent architecture
  • On weekend, visit the world famous monument Taj Mahal.
  • You will go on a full week organized excursion such as Holi city Pushkar, several famous forts in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer and then Camel safari in Thar Desert.
  • PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF VOLUNTEER
  • ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & SAFETY
  • START DATES
  • ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
  • PROGRAM FEES
  • PROGRAM PICTURES
  • REQUIREMENTS
We invite you to the beautiful Pink City of India (Jaipur) to volunteer in our programs, celebrate the holidays, and experience India in its best season. This extra special time of year provides the children we serve with the best holiday gift of all- your time, love, and attention! We guarantee that it will be your best holiday gift too. Make this Christmas / New Year one to remember for both yourself and the communities we work with.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dec 22 - Delhi, India Arrival
Personally meet at Delhi Airport and transfer to volunteer house.

Dec 23 - Group introduction & Orientation
An orientation and group introduction will be organized on next day of your arrival.

Dec 24, 25 - Taj Mahal Visit (Agra)
Drive to Agra around 09:00 AM > Transfer to hotel > Free for Lunch > Visit to Fort & local market.
Next day; visit to the Taj Mahal at 10:00 AM after breakfast (included).

Evening have Christmas Celebration at the volunteer house Jaipur!

Dec 26 to 30
Volunteer Work begins

Dec 31
New Year Party Fire Works at volunteer house.

Jan 01, 02 - Visit to Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar after breakfast. Pushkar is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for Hindus and famous for its only Brahma Temple.

Jan 02, 03 - Visit to Jaisalmer
Travel to Jaisalmer and transfer to the hotel and visit Jaisalmer fort in the evening to see its nighty beauty. The next day in the early morning a visit to Gadisar Lake is planned to see the sunrise. Afterwards we return to the Hotel for breakfast, followed by Jaisalmer sightseeing and markets visits. In the afternoon we will proceed to the Desert.

Jan 03, 04 - Visit to Desert and Camel Safari
In the afternoon will travel to desert and enjoy a camel ride to the Sunset Point and sand dunes. When taking the camel safari you'll explore the true experience and delights of the desert. Immerse in the spirit of Rajasthan all through the night stay under the sky, and have a touch of culture with enchanting music, folk dance and singing performances by folk artists.

Jan 04, 05 - Visit to Jodhpur
Travel to Jodhpur and transfer to a hotel. In the evening it's possible to make a visit to the markets. On the next day; we will visit Mehrangarh Fort after breakfast and afterwards checkout from the Hotel.

Jan 05 - Back to Jaipur
Head back to Jaipur and arrive there before dinner.

Jan 06 - Checkout at 12:00 noon
Drop-off at Delhi airport around 17:00 hrs

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..

During Volunteer
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 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.

During Travel
The participants will be provided star hotel accommodation, the room will be clean, air conditioned and attached with western style washrooms sharing with other volunteers. The participants may have meals of their own choice by paying tab amount at their own but almost break-fast will be provided by the hotels.

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.
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Arrival / Pickup Departure / Drop-off
22 December 07 January

Arrival - pickup will be provided from Delhi International airport, you can arrive anytime, 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.

 
Currency Application Fee Program Fee Total Cost
USD $ 250 $ 995 $ 1245
GBP £ 195 £ 760 £ 995
EURO € 215 € 885 € 1070

Paid in Full Discount - Pay your application and program fee together and receive a 15% discount off on program fees. Learn more

Fee includes
• Airport Transfars, Delhi
• Program orientation
• Extensive information prior to arrival
• Accommodation & Meals
• Assistance in work area
• Daily transport to program site
• All program relevant materials
• 24x7 In-house wi-fi Internet
• 24 hour back-up from our staff
• Visit to Agra including Taj Mahal
• Visit to Pushkar
• Visit to Jodhpur
• Visit to Jaisalmer
• Night in Desert including Camel Safari
• All hotel stays during the expedition
• All Transportation for trips
• All monuments entry fees
• All taxes and bank charges
• Drop-off to Delhi airport

Age Limit: 16 Years +
Qualification: Volunteers must participate in this program with an open mind, giving heart, and flexibility to work with elephants and the program staff.

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