The international volunteers we welcome to work in our programs are well trained, prepared, and encouraged to respect the culture of our community by taking part in it. We find this to be an effective, respectful and the truest of human service by creating an atmosphere in which volunteers from all across the nation are helping humbly in our community. We believe that the work our volunteers do through Sankalp is to build up one another; as we are all part of the human population and all deserve equal love, respect, and treatment.
- Leo Buscaglia
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Iolanda Pearse, Ireland
Volunteer and Travel
I volunteered with Sankalp for one month doing the work and travel program. What appealed to me most when choosing an organization was Sankalps amazing reviews, this being my first time travelling outside a western country I was still apprehensive but the reviews are definitely accurate! Not only were Pranay and Amita friendly, inviting and supportive they were on the ball with any problem (if any) or worry we had. I volunteered in the orphanage and although it was extremely difficult the first week, I fell in love with all the kids there, I miss them so much already! They are so full of life, happiness and devilment - just as kids should be! The sweetest little things you'll ever meet in your life! The travel program was a lot of fun too, the driving at times took it out of me personally but being from Ireland, I wouldn't be used to that many hours at one time in a car. We travelled to Agra, Ranthambhore, Pushkar, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur it was really great! One of the highlights for me was definitely the camel safari and sleeping under the stars in the desert! Just wow!! :) I would highly recommend Sankalp, what you see is what you get no rubbish! The volunteer house is comfortable and laid back and the food is spectacular! I will miss the food greatly!