India Expedition and Volunteering

Do not just explore the beauty and culture of India; get introduced to what socio-economic challenges this developing country is still facing. Offer your services to the developing communities here by joining our volunteer abroad and travel program and make a difference!

Program Highlights

  • 4 week volunteer plus 2 weeks travel program

  • Volunteer with Orphanage, Street Children, Teaching English in Jaipur

  • Visit to Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Ranthambhore

  • Visit to Taj Mahal, Amritsar & Dharamshala

  • Adventure & Activities - Overnight Camel Safari in Desert, Tiger Jeep Safari, 3 days Himalayan Trekking and Golden Temple

  • Airport transfers to Jaipur International Airport

  • Program fees U.S. $1740 for 6 weeks

  • Free Yoga classes while volunteering in Jaipur

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).

Jaipur is the capital city of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the most vibrant and colourful cities in India, where you find a mixture of traditional roots and as well the impact of modern globalization. The pink city, which is an often-used name for Jaipur, is no exception. Forts, palaces and Havelis are be found at several places; especially in the old city, which is surrounded by pink walls, hence the name.

Volunteer Location
Volunteer Location

We provide the opportunity to work in several volunteer programs in Jaipur. The orphan childcare and street children education programs are situated within the city limits of Jaipur, rest of the programs are in rural locations within a range of 25 km of Jaipur city.

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

During Volunteering

Our driver will be awaiting your arrival at the airport. You can find him in the arrival hall, past immigration/customs/baggage claim, with a placard displaying your name.

Orientation

Next day of your arrival, we will organize an orientation for all programs where you will gain an understanding of the entire volunteer program that you chose, introduction to rules and regulations of the organization, Indian history, its culture, and traditions.

On working days, volunteers get up and make their breakfast before heading out to their volunteer sites. Our staff provides daily transportation to and from the volunteer site of their choice. At the volunteer site, they spend approximately 4-5 hours. Lunch is included and gets served at 1 pm after returning to the volunteer house. Afternoons provide volunteers the opportunity to explore Jaipur and learn about the local culture and customs. Evening meals provide another exciting chance to enjoy tasty and healthy Indian food provided by our staff cooks.

During Volunteering

Our volunteers are provided accommodation in our volunteer house which is an independent, safe and secure multi-stored building owned by the organization. The center of Jaipur is just 30 minutes away by Auto Rickshaw. The house has 3 floors and contains 8 shared AC bedrooms attaching with washrooms. All washrooms have a shower and a western toilet. There are a kitchen and a living room on each floor. The cook serves quality Indian food to the volunteers. UV treated & Ozonized water is also provided in the home, which is clean and safe to drink. Daily lunch and dinner are included.

Volunteer House Jaipur
Volunteer House Jaipur

During Travel

The volunteers will be provided star hotel accommodation sharing with other volunteers; the rooms will be clean, air-conditioned and attached with western style washrooms. The participants may have meals of their own choice by paying tab amount at their own. Mostly breakfast is provided by the hotels.

At Sankalp Volunteer, we make safety a high priority for every abroad volunteer and staff member who joins our program. Our program has been running for several years and we have had the great joy in welcoming hundreds of volunteers into our programs. You can trust us because we have extensive experience in caring for and protecting all of our volunteers for many years. We provide safety within the house and at the program locations, transportation, and any emergencies that may arise.

We do not conduct any program that could endanger the safety of any volunteer or staff member in any possible way. We are very proud of our ongoing commitment and provision of safety for all who 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 ever.

To continue our priority and contract with safety, our organization maintains rules and regulations. For your own and other's personal safety, we request our volunteers follow our rules properly.

Age Limit: 16 Years +

Qualification - Volunteers must participate in this program with an open mind, giving heart, and flexibility to work with different age ranges of children.

Arival / Pickup Departure / Drop-off
Sat, 7 Mar 2020 Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Sat, 14 Mar 2020 Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Sat, 21 Mar 2020 Sat, 02 May 2020
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 Sat, 14 Nov 2020
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Sat, 17 Oct 2020 Sat, 28 Nov 2020

Arrival : pickup will be provided from Jaipur International airport, you can arrive anytime, our personal driver will be there to pick you up.

Departure : we drop you at Jaipur International airport at end of program date.

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Application Fee
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When you apply you only pay $250 (application fee), which comes off the total price.

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Fee Includes

  • Airport transfers (Jaipur Airport)
  • Extensive information prior to arrival
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Volunteering in Jaipur (4 weeks)
  • Program orientation
  • Assistance in work area
  • Daily transport to the program site
  • Program relevant material
  • 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 can arrange transfers from Delhi International airport / hotel as well on nominal cost, $80/transfer.

**We arrange a week long Yoga sessions in volunteer house 06:00 AM to 07:00 for free. However, there is compulsory purchase of Sankalp Volunteer t-shirt and Yoga mat which costs $25/person.