Yoga & Volunteering Holiday in Jaipur

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul through yoga volunteering program in Jaipur- An ultimate volunteer and travel experience!

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Since ages, yoga has always been associated with the culture and heritage of India. So, it’s a big miss if you come to India and do not experience the real yoga vibes. Join volunteering and yoga adventure in UNESCO world heritage site Jaipur and make your journey worthwhile by learning and practicing yoga from experienced yoga teachers who will help you discover or rediscover your spiritual side. Enlighten your mind and health while giving back to local communities and helping the unprivileged ones through rewarding volunteer projects of local NGO.

This affordable project is designed for yoga and meditation lovers without any extra cost. This yoga retreat and volunteering opportunity in India will help you to find your true self physically as well as spiritually. With the guidance of our expert yoga instructors, you will learn important techniques to improve your yoga practice forever. Isn’t it a good idea to spend your holidays traveling, doing yoga and helping others altogether?

Yoga Volunteer Program Highlights

  • Yoga retreat & volunteering program is available on any day, year-round
  • 4 volunteer program options
  • 4 volunteer and travel options
  • Projects based in the Jaipur
  • Accommodation-Volunteer House
  • Daily transport to project
  • No extra fees for yoga sessions
  • Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, yoga sessions, accommodation, meals, daily transport to project, 24/7 internet etc.
The 4 weeks I spent with Sankalp in India will never be forgotten! I’ve made lifelong friends and experienced so many amazing things which will stay with me for life. The company were incredibly helpful and professional but also incredibly kind, warm, caring and friendly. The organizers and leaders felt like friends. They always helped you out.... with every tiny thing!!! Like going to get a tattoo or buying a traditional Indian dress. They were AMAZING! The summer programme was amazing and I highly recommend it but I’d recommend just any programme with sankalp because the people are so so great. The children in the orphanage where I worked for two weeks as part of the summer programme were incredible and I will never forget them!!! They were so happy and so affectionate and loving... I think about them a lot still and want to go back and see them. They are just beautiful. Don’t worries or think too much just do it if you’re even thinking about it! Cannot recommend it highly enough!
- Grace Taylor, UK

  • Program Description
  • Location and Duration
  • Yoga & Volunteer Work Options
  • Yoga, Volunteer & Travel Options
  • What Happens When I Arrive?
  • Program Schedule
  • Weekends and Travel
  • Program Pictures
  • Volunteer Requirements
  • Program Fees

We arrange 2/3 sessions of Yoga in Jaipur every week, one on Tiger Fort and 1/2 sessions in the volunteer house. It means, if you apply for the volunteer program for even a week’s duration, you can be a part of this program without any extra cost. However, you will need to buy a Sankalp Volunteer T-shirt and Yoga mat which costs US $25/person.

The type of yoga combines physical postures (Asanas), breathing techniques (Pranayama) and meditation with various cleansing practices. Our local yoga gurus work carefully to help you connect spiritually and to help you get more from your yoga practice. The session is usually 1 hour to 1.5 hours and you can go either in the morning or evenings (depending on Yoga teacher’s availability). Yoga classes are always held in a group.

After the morning yoga session, you will have to take part in rewarding community-based volunteer work with local NGO programs. You can teach in local schools or school for street children or can help in women empowerment projects or orphanage work program in Jaipur.

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.

The “Yoga and Volunteer Program” is available any day, year-round. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for durations ranging from 1 week to 12 months. The “Orphanage Work” and “Women Empowerment Programs” are available for the minimum project duration of 2 and 4 weeks.

You will be volunteering with Sankalp Volunteer Society, India which is a registered, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1994. It is registered under the Rajasthan Societies Act 1958 as an association working for the welfare of the poor people of the state. You can choose from below volunteering options in Jaipur.

Teaching English Volunteer
As a teaching English volunteer in India, you will be helping children ranging from 4 years to 16 years of age in local government primary schools.

Orphanage Volunteer work
You get the opportunity to participate with the orphanage children ranging 0-6 years old in daily routines while also providing them with love and affection.

Program for Street Children
Our NGO operates a school for the street children in Jaipur. Volunteers get the opportunity to help in the school by teaching and inspiring the children.

Women Empowerment Program
Volunteers are allowed to motivate, encourage, and teach young women basic skills to improve their quality of life and future.

Many young people prefer doing yoga with our most popular “Volunteer and Travel” programs before starting their graduation or after graduation.

Summer Volunteering 2020 (3 weeks)
This three-week-long program is a combination of traveling to the most beautiful parts of the country and volunteering in Jaipur, India.

Volunteer Work and Travel (4 weeks)
Grass root volunteering with a purpose and travel with a premium tour program at an affordable price.

Volunteering and Expedition (6 weeks)
This program is a mixture of rewarding experiences and action. This program offers 6 weeks’ India Expedition and Volunteer work program that will give you a lifetime experience.

Holiday Volunteering (2 weeks)
We invite you to the beautiful Pink City of India (Jaipur) to volunteer in our programs, to celebrate the holidays, and to experience volunteering in India in the best seasons.

Pickup and Transfer
Pickup and transfer service would be available for volunteers from Jaipur airport. It is a 40 minutes' drive from Jaipur airport to reach volunteer house. Our driver will be awaiting your arrival at the airport. You will find him just outside of arrival hall past immigration/customs/baggage claim, with a placard displaying your name.

Living Arrangements for Yoga Volunteers
In Jaipur, you are provided accommodation in our volunteer house which is a building owned by the local partner organization. The volunteers’ home is fully residential and well arranged with some modern as well as traditional pieces of equipment. The volunteer home is an independent multistory building which is in the northern part of Jaipur. You can reach the center of Jaipur in just 30 minutes by an Auto Rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) paying around 150-200 Rupees only. The building is safeguarded with security cameras.

You will be staying in shared rooms with bunk bed facility and this makes it easy for making new friends and thus you’ll never feel alone on your project. The rooms are air-conditioned (10 pm to 06 am) and en-suite bathroom with hot shower. Private rooms are also available if you would like to have one. 24-hour Wi-Fi will also be provided free throughout the accommodation so that you can stay connected with your loved ones back home. There are separate recreation and dining halls and a big open rooftop terrace for Yoga and other celebrations.

The house has a kitchen area and all meals are served with seasonal products only. Our cook makes delicious local Indian meals for you to enjoy. Our volunteers love trying the local cuisine but if you prefer western food then feel free to visit the local restaurants for other options. We highly recommend a light vegetarian diet for our yoga volunteers.

Daily project transports such as tuk-tuks are also pre-arranged for your convenience.

Program Orientation
The day followed your arrival at your destination, there will be an orientation for each program where you will gain an understanding of the entire volunteer program, be introduced to the rules and regulations of the organization and learn Indian history, culture and traditions.

Day 1: Arrival and Pickup
Saturday: Once you get picked up from the airport, you will be taken to our volunteer's house in Jaipur. Our local team will give you a house introduction.

Day 2: Program Orientation
Sunday: On the next day of your arrival, program orientation will be started with the program manager and then you’ll be taken to see nearby things like ATM, Bank, Supermarket, Laundry, etc.

Day 3-7: Volunteer Work
Monday - Friday: After breakfast, you will be going to the project site to get introduced to the children and local teachers. One of our staff members will be with you at all times.

Lunch will be at home between 13:00 to 14:00 hours. Your evenings can be spent indulging in cultural activities and local sightseeing. Our local teams will give you plenty of ideas about what to do next.

Dinner will be available at the volunteer house between 19:00 to 20:00 hours.

Weekends may vary that depends on your choice. We encourage you to enjoy your weekends by exploring the city or traveling to other parts of Northern India. Weekends are your free time to be planned by yourself or with other volunteers in the house.

However, we highly recommend our Volunteer and Travel Program options if you are looking for travel during volunteering in Jaipur. If you are on a short term volunteer program then you can book an Add-on Trips as well.

The only qualification that we require from our volunteers is that you must have that motivation to help needy people. We happily accommodate singles, couples and, groups. If you are comfortable with your level of English, it's probably good enough for us as well. For this particular project, only female volunteers are allowed. The minimum required age is 16 year+ and the maximum depends on the participant’s health.

Duration Application Fee Program Fee Total
1 week $ 250 $ 125 $ 375
2 weeks $ 250 $ 250 $ 500
3 weeks $ 250 $ 375 $ 625
4 weeks $ 250 $ 500 $ 750

Add $110 for Each Extra Week.

An application fee deposit USD $250 is required to pay after application aproval to confirm your spot on the program. This fee is part of total program cost as mentioned above.

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Fee includes

  • Pickup from Jaipur Airport
  • Program orientation
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Assistance in work area
  • Daily Transport to project
  • All program relevant materials
  • 24x7 In-house Wi-Fi
  • 24x7 Team Support
  • All taxes and bank charges
  • Free Yoga classes while volunteer in Jaipur

We arrange 2/3 sessions of Yoga every week while volunteer in Jaipur for free. However, there is compulsory purchase of Sankalp Volunteer t-shirt and Yoga mat which costs $25/person. Read More

Pickup can also be arranged from Delhi International airport at nominal cost.