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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 India for years now and we continue to welcome more each year. The volunteers can opt to participate for the programs ranging from 01 to 24 weeks duration. You can start India volunteer program year round, whenever suits you best. 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 orphanage work program we seek to assist and support 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.
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 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 English, a vital asset to their educational prospects.
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 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 in Elephant Village, Jaipur.
The Himalayan cleaning volunteer project opportunity offer volunteer and travel immersive programs for the travelers, college students, and individuals of all age group. Experience a wonderful opportunity in Himalaya to learn, share and live the different facets of Life.
Milly Andrewes, UK
Orphanage Volunteer Program
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!
Mark Longworth, UK
Volutneer with Street Children
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
Craig Finlay, UK
English Teaching Volunteer
It was an enjoyable experience that allowed me to mix with a local population, help them improving their English skills, and see the local area whilst living in comfortable, relaxed environment. It is great to see the kid’s enjoyment at your presence and efforts and too also see improvements in their English. I had an enjoyable and rewarding time during the volunteer teaching. In addition I made good friends with the fellow volunteers and went on few visits and trips with them which were great fun. The program is doing very good work .Good luck for the future.
Sara Kangas, USA
Overall I had a great experience with Sankalp I enjoyed every part of the women’s empowerment program. I joined Sankalp because I wanted to be able to spend extended amount of time with a group and I was happy to be able to take part in the program. The women were welcoming and fantastic to work with. The girls were sweet and eager to learn. I felt like I was going to home when I went to volunteer. The volunteer house was comfortable and clean. The food was also great. The team of Sankalp was great. I would definitely recommend it.