Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur's hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO,
(Prime minister of India)
The fortified city of Jaipur, in India's north-western state of Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Unlike other cities in the region located in hilly terrain, Jaipur was established on the plain and was built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture. Markets, stalls, residences, and temples were built along the main streets having uniform facades. Designed to be a commercial capital, the city has maintained its local commercial, artisanal and cooperative traditions to this day.
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.
Jaipur is subject to six different climates and can be loosely characterized by four seasons; winter, summer, monsoon, and a post-monsoon period. Jaipur experiences intense heat during the summer months (April to June) and temperatures can reach 45°C (114°F) during heat waves from the south. Dust storms are common during summer months. Following the dry summer, there is a period of monsoon weather from late June until September bringing rain and average temperatures of 29°C (85°F). As winds from the Himalayas descend from November, winter in Jaipur begins and average temperatures will sit around 12°C to 13°C (54°F to 55°F) until February.
You can volunteer with Sankalp Volunteer Society which is a registered non-profit organization (NGO) founded in the year 1994. It is registered under the Rajasthan Societies Act 1958 as an association working for the welfare of the poor people of the state. Volunteer for NGO in Jaipur is a perfect travel idea in every way. You can choose from affordable volunteer and travel programs. Do not miss to take this opportunity to make a difference by volunteering with a reputed non-government organization in the beautiful city- Jaipur.
Volunteer program is available whole year-round. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for durations ranging from 1 week to 06 months while Volunteer & Travel Programs available on set dates with fantastic trailer made travel itineraries.
In Jaipur, you are provided accommodation in our volunteers' house which is a building owned by the local partner organization. The volunteer's home is fully residential and well arranged with some modern as well as traditional equipment.
The volunteer home is an independent multistory building which is in northern part of Jaipur. You can reach the center of Jaipur in 30 minutes by Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) by paying 200- 150 Rupees only. The building is safe with security cameras.
The house contains sharing 8 bedrooms with bunk bed facility with attached washroom. All washrooms have a shower and a western toilet. There are separate recreation and dining halls and big open roof top terrace for Yoga and other celebrations.
During summer season the rooms are cooled up by Air Conditioner on fix timings and during winter hot shower available in attached washrooms.
24/7 Internet access (wi-fi) is available free in house.
There is separate Kitchen facility for volunteers in the house where you can prepare your breakfast. Tea-coffee, milk, hot water and bananas are provided in breakfast. Essential utensils and equipment like refrigerator, hot-pot, and popup toasters and others are provided. The team serves quality Indian food prepared by the cook in the volunteers' home itself. Most meals (Lunch & Dinner) are included for the volunteer program duration. UV treated & Ozonated water is provided in the home, it is totally clean & safe for you.
At Sankalp we make safety a high priority for each and every volunteer and staff member that joins our programs in Jaipur. Our program has been running for several years and we have had the great joy of welcoming hundreds of volunteers into our program. You can 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. We have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years of age since 2006, with a maximum of 33 volunteers at the house (Jaipur), 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.
William Ascott, UK
Summer Volunteer Program
I have thoroughly enjoyed the volunteering experience in Jaipur and would certainly do it again. The summer program is a well-organized trip with an interesting, mixed agenda – one that I would have struggled to organize myself. I also felt it to be good value for money. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the social aspect of the volunteer house; having so many like-minded people from such a wide array of backgrounds has broadened my horizon in a similar way to the school work! I have learnt so much about Indian culture, history and lifestyle and feel enriched to have had such an experience and would love to have more in the future. I will definitely recommend Sankalp to others. I had a fulfilling time with great value for money.
Amy Addison, USA
Work & Travel Program
I participated in the work and travel program, teaching street kids math’s and English in Jaipur. I was very pleased with my volunteer opportunity. The kids were fun; eager to learn and full of life. I had no prior teaching experience so I was bit nervous, but it was completely fine. The children seem eager to learn. It is difficult to teach them though because their education is at many different levels. I do feel like we made progress though. I enjoyed my time with the kids. The “travel” part was fantastic; I enjoyed seeing the different cities that make up Rajasthan with other abroad volunteers. I will definitely recommend Sankalp to others.
David Brown, USA
I thoroughly enjoyed the activities. I was involved with being the Pre School and the football. The kids were fun to work with and all on all, it was a pleasant experience. The children were full of energy and sometime they were bit naughty. The accommodation and food was fine. I had no problem with either. The staff was nice and it made experience nice and helped me in everything.
Yvonne Doeven, Australia
Work & Travel Program
I loved my time at Sankalp in Jaipur! I chose the work & travel option, so week days were spent teaching English to street kids, and weekends were spent touring around Rajasthan. The weekend trips were very well organised and it was so nice to have the opportunity to see other parts of Rajasthan with the new friends gained through volunteering. The kids were gorgeous! Meals provided at the house were always delicious and filling. I'll always remember my time spent with Sankalp and I highly recommend this program. Thanks for the opportunity!