Gap Year Programs In India Location: Dharamsala Project Duration: 2 to 12 weeks

Gap Year in India.

Working in India as a volunteer is a fantastic way to make the most of your gap year and see the world. While India is a thriving nation that’s growing every single year, there are many impoverished women and young people who benefit from the programs iSpiice provides.

Anyone who chooses to take part in our educationalGap Year in India, health-related, and community activities will offer local Indian people a helping hand while also expanding their horizons and learning about new cultures.

Lots of students decide to travel the world during their gap year in the hope of finding themselves. At iSpiice, we believe that giving something back and helping those less fortunate is an excellent way to discover new passions and interests while making a real change in the lives of poor people. You don’t need any specific experience or qualifications to take part as our coordinators will work with you to determine where your talents will have the most impact.

iSpiice understands that you’ll want to see the sights and take in your surroundings when engaging in one of our volunteering opportunities. That is why we also arrange add-on tours that anyone can enjoy when they want to take a break and see the wonders of this stunning nation.

Some of our most popular Gap Year tours in India include.

The Taj Mahal trip, Jaipur, Trekking in the Himalayas, Golden Temple and Manali Adventure Tour. If you like the idea of using your gap year to make a difference in the world, just consider some of the programs listed below. Try to keep your career goals in mind and remember to select something about which you feel passionate. iSpiice works hard to ensure all volunteers have the best experience possible, and you can always contact our team for more information if you’re unsure.

All Gap Year Volunteer Programs in India are listed below.

Each of those programs is designed to assist women and children. Your contribution could help to provide a lifeline and many opportunities to people who want to improve their lives and prospects. Teaching the English language and basic computer skills could result in many excellent things for some of the most poverty-stricken children in India. Renovating schools and old centres will also ensure the local people get the best possible chances in life.

What’s it like for volunteers?

Based on the skills they bring to the table, volunteers will contribute to our programs in many different ways. Each individual will receive their schedule that determines which jobs they need to complete, and the time frame they need to meet. Our iSpiice coordinators are on hand to offer support and guidance at all times, and volunteers use our iSpiice volunteer house as their base. Staff will drive you out to different local towns and communities to engage in your work, and they are here to ensure your experience goes off without a hitch.

Most volunteers will work for around five hours each day on a maximum of two different programs. iSpiice team members will assist with any problems or issues that might arise as they have a wealth of experience and local knowledge in these parts of India. During the weekend, you are free to engage in any activities or pastimes you like, but there are plenty of optional tours available to nearby places of interest. Volunteers who want to take in the sights and visit some of the most impressive architecture will get ample opportunities to do so. From hidden temples to popular tourist destinations, there is something for everyone.

Are there any requirements?

While iSpiice volunteer opportunities are open to almost anyone regardless of background or qualifications, we ask that our candidates meet the following criteria. You must have:

  • A good command of the English Language.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • An enthusiastic manner.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • The motivation and will to succeed and make a difference.

If you’re planning to travel during your gap year, iSpiice can help to ensure you use the time wisely and find many new and exciting experiences. Don’t hesitate when it comes to getting in touch with our team and setting the wheels in motion. Start making your arrangements right now and choose iSpiice as your volunteering partner. Our programs offer young people and women in India many opportunities to learn and better themselves, and we’d love to have you on board for the ride. Sometimes you have to give something back if you want to find yourself. Download iSpiice Volunteer Information booklet for an overview of all the details you need during Gap year India Placement.

Gap Year in India – Volunteer Review by Madeleine Allen, USA

Gap Year India

I can honestly say I have never felt more cared for in my life than in my time at iSpiice during my gap year in India. The staff have exactly the right balance between what a Western tourist needs, and immersing them in Indian culture so they feel absolutely at home and not like a tourist at all. I felt safe and comfortable at all times in a country so different to anything I had experienced before. The kindness of Indian people has to be experienced to be believed, those at iSpiice in particular.

I came away with a new sense of how good people can be, as well as a tummy stuffed full of the best food I’ve eaten (and pounds lighter, could there be a better place??) How to have the best of all possible worlds, travelling while feeling at home, the most wonderful scenery with plenty of time to see it around worthwhile work that benefits a community unlike any other you’re likely to have experienced, and shopping until you drop. I would go back tomorrow if I were able to do so, and stay longer this time to experience more of the seasons.


My stay in India with ispiice has been incredible. I've always wanted to visit this amazing country and doing it through ispiice has enabled me to live one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned so much, lived great experiences, have met wonderful people and most importantly it has helped me discover a bit more of myself. The volunteer programs offered are very good, you feel you can really help out and give a bit of your time and knowledge to help others. For me being with the slum kids was definitely my favorite part, seeing them smile, taking care of them and feeling they needed you. Words can't explain how amazing it is. ispiice provides very good food, a nice place to stay right next to the mountains, continuous support and safety, a good laugh with very nice people and specially they make you feel at home. Thank you for everything. Lots of love, RocioRocio, Spain

  • Teach independently or with a partner
  • Work in schools, community groups or one-to-one
  • Be a role model for the children
  • Raise awareness of the need for regular schooling
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Organised and good planner
  • Enthusiastic
  • Cultural sensitivity