Volunteering & India Expedition Program

India expedition volunteering

Highlights

  • This six week India expedition combines travel, adventure and four week volunteer work in Jaipur.
  • You can opt volunteer program from Orphanage work, Street children project or Teach English program.
  • While volunteer in Jaipur, volunteers will visit the world famous monument Taj Mahal on weekend.
  • Another weekend will take you to Jungle Safari Tour to a Tiger National Park.
  • A full week of your program will take to visit several cities of Rajasthan including Holi city Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and camel safari in desert.
  • Last week of program will take you on another weeklong travel to north India including Golden Temple, 3 days Himalayan trekking and visit to McLeodGanj.
  • PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF VOLUNTEER
  • ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & SAFETY
  • START DATES
  • ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
  • PROGRAM FEES
  • PROGRAM PICTURES
  • REQUIREMENTS
Are you looking for a worthwhile volunteer and adventurous travel program in India? Then you’ve come to the right place. We offer a six week Volunteering and India Expedition program that will give you an experience of a lifetime. This program combines travel, adventure and volunteer work in Jaipur with NGO. The program is mixture of rewarding experiences and action!

Four weeks of this program will be filled with volunteer work in Jaipur location where participants can choose to work with Orphanage, Women Empowerment, Program for Street Children or Teaching English in primary schools. You will be working closely with our non-profit organization where you can help children and women by getting involve in their meaningful charitable programs.

You will go on organized weeklong excursion, visit the Taj Mahal, Ranthambhore (including Tiger Safari), Jodhpur, Jaisalmer (including a full night supported Camel Safari in Thar Desert). On the last week of your program will take you on another weeklong expedition to visit Golden Temple (Amritsar), 3 days Himalayan Trekking adventure and then visit to McLeodGanj (The home town to Dalai Lama).

FIRST WEEK
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi/Jaipur International airport, pickup and transfer to volunteer house, Jaipur
Day 02: Orientation
Day 03 - 07: Volunteer work activity begins

SECOND WEEK
Day 08 - 09: Agra... City of Taj Mahal
Day 10 - 14: Volunteer Work Activity

THIRD WEEK
Day 15 - 16: Ranthambhore... On Tiger Trial
Day 17 - 21: Volunteer Work Activity

FOURTH WEEK
Day 22 - 23: To Jodhpur...Sun city of India
Day 23 - 24: To Jaisalmer... Golden City
Day 24 - 25: To Desert.... Camel Safari
Day 25 - 26: To Pushkar...Feast of colors
Day 27 - 28: Volunteer work activity

FIFTH WEEK
Day 29- 30: Free Weekend
Day 31- 35: Volunteer Work Activity

SIXTH WEEK
Day 36: Free
Day 37: To Dharamshala... Dalai Lama's Home Town
Day 38: Himalayan Trekking - Day 1
Day 39: Himalayan Trekking - Day 2
Day 40: Himalayan Trekking - Day 3
Day 41: To Amritsar... City of Golden Temple
Day 42: Travel back to Delhi

On working days, volunteers get up and make their own breakfast before heading out to their volunteer sites. Our staff provides daily transportation to and from the volunteer site of your choice. At the volunteer site, you will spend approximately 4-5 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.

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.

2019
Arrival / Pickup Departure / Drop-off
04 October 15 November
11 October 22 November
18 October 29 November
2020
7 March 18 April
14 March 25 April
21 March 02 May
03 October 14 November
10 October 21 November
17 October 28 November


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 08:00 am 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
4 weeks $ 250 $ 1740 $ 1990

Add $110 for Each Extra Week.

An application fee deposit USD $250 is required to pay after application aproval to confirm your spot on the program. This fee is part of total program cost as mentioned above.

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Fee includes

  • Airport transfers (Jaipur)
  • Extensive information prior to arrival
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Volunteering in Jaipur (4 weeks)
  • Program orientation
  • Assistance in work area
  • Daily transport to program site
  • Program relevant materials
  • 24x7 In-house wi-fi Internet
  • 24x7 Team Support
  • Free Yoga classes while volunteer in Jaipur
  • Accommodation in deluxe hotels during tours
  • All intercity transfers by car
  • Monuments entry fees
  • Taxes and bank charges
  • Weekend Trips -
  • Visit to Ranthambhore for Tiger Jeep Safari
  • Visit to Agra including Taj Mahal
  • First Travel Week -
  • Exciting trekking in the Himalayas
  • Visit world famous Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Visit Dalai Lama's Home-McLeod Ganj
  • Second Travel Week -
  • Visit to Holi city Pushkar
  • Visit to Sun city Jodhpur
  • Visit to Golden city Jaisalmer
  • Overnight Camel Safari in desert

We arrange 2/3 sessions of Yoga every week while volunteer in Jaipur for free. However, there is compulsory purchase of Sankalp Volunteer t-shirt and Yoga mat which costs $25/person. Read More

Pickup can also be arranged from Delhi International airport at nominal cost.

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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