Here you’ll find meaningful volunteer work opportunities in India. We invite individuals, couples, groups, families and students to make a great contribution and bring changes by getting involved in our volunteer programs in India. We have been hosting 2500+ abroad Volunteers in Jaipur for years now and we continue to welcome more each year.
The volunteers can opt to participate for the programs ranging from a 1 week to a 12 month duration. You can start India volunteer program
year round, whenever suits you best. While Travel combined volunteer programs will begin on a pre-decided start date.
The volunteers are greeted on their arrival, will be given general tips at our orientation and we will accommodate them with a group
of other international volunteers to start up their programs of choice.
With our program we seek to assist the orphanage in helping the children. The volunteers will participate in the daily routines and can contribute with many things, just by being caring and affectionate in their work with the children. Volunteer will working especially with the mentally challenged children, because this is where the Orphanage staff seriously needs help.
The organization is running schools near the localities of dwellings of these communities and working among these children under the Street Children Education Program with support of international volunteers and providing free education, educational materials, uniforms and etc. The volunteers are mainly focusing on the ways needed for their upliftment.
The concept of women empowerment lies in gross development of a woman physically, mentally and literarily. Volunteers organize special workshops for adolescent girls and adult women, teaching conversational English, a vital asset to their educational and professional prospects. Computer classes are also organized by volunteers, building women’s confidence, supporting talents, and promoting a professional background.
Teaching Program is run in Government Primary Schools in rural areas of different state of India. The volunteers will teach in the schools and organize various enjoyable and creative activities for the children to sharpen their talents and increase the knowledge. The volunteers work continuously to explore the hidden talent in the children and to promote them.
The conservation volunteering program for elephants we offer is designed to not only assesses human-elephant conflicts, but you will also get the chance to engage in hands on work with elephants and assist in their care. The program is located in village near Jaipur which is known as "Elephant Village".
The Himalayan volunteering opportunities offer volunteer and travel immersive programs for the travelers, college students, and individuals of all age group to a lifetime experience a different way. Experience a wonderful Volunteering and Travel opportunity in Himalaya to learn, share and live the different facets of Life.
This was my second time volunteering in Jaipur, India. Yet again it was an amazing experience! I was volunteering in the orphanage; everyday was fantastic, the children are utterly amazing in their own right and the relationship that you can build with both the children and the staff who work there is something really special. I solely recommend the orphanage project to anyone of any age and believe that Shake Hands is a fantastic organization and that they have their hearts in the right place. I will definitely be going back again and can’t wait until I do!
Orphanage Volunteer Program
I really enjoyed myself! Was very nervous about what the programme would involve before starting but had very good introduction from the sankalp coordinators which helped me and relax. The program seemed to be well run and really making a difference and the lives of street children - hopefully they will enjoy the first brush with education and want to take it further as they get older. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Really feel like it is run for the right reasons and not just to make a profit. Would not hesitate to recommend it
Volutneer with Street Children
I absolutely LOVE this program!! The connections I made with other volunteers and the community members will never be forgotten. Pranay and Amita are incredibly kind and caring and made me feel so welcome and safe. I did the teaching program and this was awesome because the children at the school were so sweet and it really gave me a sneak peek into what I would like my future career (TESL) to be. Definitely consider doing the travel portion too as you will see some amazing things that are not always open to regular tourists.
Summer Volunteer Program 2018
It was honestly one of THE BEST, THE MOST REWSRDING, THE MOST UNFORGETTABLY INCREDIBLE experience I have ever had. I've done a lot of volunteering and travel in the past but would never have dreamed of how easy it could be to combined the 2! You get one of the most incredible chances to impact children's lives by playing with them, showing them love and affection and attention where they otherwise wouldnt know what that felt like! It's unbelievably rewarding and I'm definitely planning on returning again in the future!!
Jasmine Cuthbertson, UK