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  • Project Duration: From 1 week to 12 Week(s).
  • Project location: Dharamsala, India.
  • Age: 17 Or over can join.
  • Start Dates: All year round with flexible start dates you can choose your own start and finish date. However, we recommend you arrive on Sunday.
  • Accommodation: Volunteer House.
  • Meals: 3 Meals a day (B, L, D) & 24*7 staff support.
  • Volunteer Certificate: Offered after Program completion & references (on request).
  • Volunteer Work: Monday to Friday. Evenings and weekends are free to explore the local area or to enjoy optional Add on tours offers by us.
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Volunteer Teaching Projects in India! Teach English to Children in India.

Teach English Volunteer program in India

The Commonwealth nation of India has a long and intertwined history with the British Empire. That is why the English language is so vital for people who want to achieve prosperity in this country. While India’s economy is booming at the moment, there are still millions of impoverished women and children who lack the essential language education they require to make something of themselves and improve their quality of life. That is why iSpiice works hard to provide support and assistance through our Teach English in India program.

One of the most significant problems for young people in India relates to a lack of education. Our teaching English program is designed to turn that situation around and let volunteers use their skills to change the lives of these disadvantaged students. As a volunteer in India you will enjoy working in partner institutions and on independent projects. You will find students who are eager to learn, the atmosphere is quite good, you will love it and it will be an exciting time helping the children polishes their skills in English and at the same time improving your English teaching skills. Volunteer certificate – Offered after Program completion & references. (on request)

Most of the students are from Himalayan Mountains who has not a sound knowledge of English. You do not have to be an English teacher to volunteer in this program, given that it is only an attempt to give the children a different perspective of the language, one is not required to offer an in-depth knowledge of English grammar, all that is needed is accuracy and a willingness to motivate the children to improve their English speaking, reading and writing skills.

Study materials are provided in the iSpiice volunteer house. Working as an English teacher in schools of India is an opportunity to sharpen your skills and also help the less privileged children in society. It is also an opportunity to inspire children and motivate them to learn the language and also work hard in their studies. Children love to learn from a foreign individual. Volunteers teach them with fun, so they feel more interest in English. Your time and contribution can make a huge difference in community, so don’t miss the opportunity to volunteer.

• Program includes airport pickup & drop off, accommodation in volunteer house, hot running showers, wi-fi, with 3 meals everyday & much more. Volunteers can take part in incredible optional add-ons, including a Taj Mahal in Agra & much more. All details are mentioned below.

At a glance

Volunteer Requirements.

  • Volunteers must be 17 years or older.
  • You must have an open mind for working in a new and different environment.
  • We don’t require you to have any specific qualifications or experience.
  • All you need is the desire to help, a willingness to learn, and the motivation to succeed. We believe that volunteering opportunities should be open to everyone.
  • You need to speak English of basic level.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities.

  • Teach the basics of English to the children, and create a playful environment by encouraging children to learn arts and crafts, singing, dancing, grammar etc.
  • As a Teaching English volunteer, you will teach students aged between 5 and 15 years old helping with pronunciation and word use.
  • Become a volunteer teacher and inspire kids in India.
  • Make a vital contribution to the education system in India and make a real difference in the lives of local people.
  • Improve the teaching standards by introducing fresh and exciting ideas.
  • Interact with the local community and get to know friendly Indian Children.

Typical Schedule For Volunteer day.

  • 08:00 – Wake up and enjoy a Tea or Coffee.
  • 09:00 – Breakfast.
  • 09:30 – Prepare for volunteer class.
  • 10:00 – Travel to work areas.
  • 10:30 – Volunteer work.
  • 12:30 – Return to volunteer house.
  • 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 14:00 – Travel to afternoon work area.
  • 14:30 – Volunteer work.
  • 16:30 - 17:00 – Return to volunteer house.
  • 17:00 – Relax, go shopping, prepare for tomorrow’s classes.
  • 19:00 – Dinner.

Accommodation & Meals.

→Volunteer House is large, clean, comfortable and communal. We have western comforts (electricity, hot running showers, filtered water and western toilets). Volunteers enjoy the shared environment of the Volunteer House – large bedrooms (separate male and female), bathrooms, large living areas for enjoying meals, relaxing and preparing lessons.

→Three delicious, hygienic and healthy meals are provided each day at the iSpiice Volunteer House. Generally main meals will consist of traditional Indian food like vegetables, rice, Dal (lentils), roti (Indian bread), salad, Paratha, Jam, Butter, Porridge, Bread, Tea (chai) and filtered water is provided in the volunteer house.

→iSpiice cater to vegetarian and vegan diets. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies to particular foods. There are small shops nearby to buy soft drinks, snack food, washing powder and basic toiletries.

Weekend & Travel.

→On the weekends, you will have the opportunity to relax or choose to take part in optional ADD-ON TOURS while volunteering for further information please visit ADD-ON TOURS page. (Some ADD-ON TOURS includes pick up from Delhi International airport at the time of your arrival in India.)

→How ever we strongly suggest (Click to know more.) COMBINE VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL PROGRAMS OPTIONS (These options includes pick up at the time of arrival in India from Delhi International airport and drop off to Delhi International airport at the time of departure.) And includes must see places in India. These trips are always on high demand among volunteers and availability depends.

→All programs are guided by an experienced iSpiice staff member and we’ll organize the whole thing, so you can relax and enjoy India’s best sites while volunteering.

What’s Included In The Price?

  • Pick up from Dharamsala airport at the time of your arrival and transfer to the project site by an iSpiice project coordinator.
  • Pre-Departure Information Kit, which has all information regarding your program, work area information, things to bring, immunizations details and welcome details.
  • Program briefing on arrival at the iSpiice house.
  • Market visit on arrival.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared freshly and hygienically by iSpiice’s talented Indian chef.
  • Filtered purified water is also supplied at the volunteer house.
  • Accommodation at the iSpiice volunteer house.
  • Separate male and female bedrooms and bathrooms (with hot water 24*7 and western toilets).
  • Daily private car transfers (to and from work placements) by iSpiice’s drivers.
  • Visit to the local tourist sites like Kangra Fort, Monasteries and Tea Gardens.
  • Material required for volunteer work such as teacher’s workbooks, pens, pencils, paper and children’s stories – you may wish to bring educational supplies from your home country.
  • iSpiice cater to vegetarian and vegan diets. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies to particular foods.
  • Certificate of service as a reference for your future volunteer programs.
  • Visa support and advice.
  • Friendship from the wonderful iSpiice team, fellow volunteers and the local community.
  • 24/7 assistance by in-country coordinator.
  • Drop off to Dharamsala airport at the time of your program.
  • And most importantly – a donation to the community for educational supplies, basic food supplies, school renovation supplies and help iSpiice sponsor local children to get an education.


What’s Not Included?

  • Airfare, travel insurance and Indian visa.
  • Spending money for bottled water, snack foods and dining out whilst on weekend excursions.

We make every effort to keep costs low and at the same time offer you professional and comprehensive services for your volunteer abroad experience. Please compare our prices and services with other organizations and you will be surprised.

We welcome volunteers from all over the world. To convert the program fee in your currency please visit www.xe.com


1 week 250 195 370 225 330
2 weeks 550 430 820 500 730
3 weeks 700 550 1040 630 925
4 weeks 850 660 1260 765 1125
5 weeks 1000 780 1485 900 1320
6 weeks 1150 900 1700 1040 1520
Every extra week 150 120 225 135 200

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE: * An application fee of $255 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to confirm your spot. (A 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)

Start Dates – 2024

To join the program with us we are flexible with start dates. As per your travel plans you can choose your own program start and finish date. You can arrive on any day to join the volunteer program. However, we recommend you arrive on Sunday.

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  • Januany07, 14, 21, 28
  • February04, 11, 18, 25
  • March03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • April07, 14, 21, 28
  • May05, 12, 19, 26
  • June02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • July07, 14, 21, 28
  • August04, 11, 18, 25
  • September01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • October06, 13, 20, 27
  • November03, 10, 17, 24
  • December01, 08, 15, 22, 29

Volunteer Program Location.

Currently, program available in Dharamsala location and iSpiice volunteer house is based one hour drive from Dharamsala. Dharamsala offers magnificent views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks, pine forests and tea gardens. Full of life yet also peaceful, Dharamsala offers the perfect destination for volunteer work in India. Not surprisingly, His Holiness the Dalai Lama holds residency in the area. Volunteers can explore the different monasteries and Buddhist temples.

The region, despite its natural beauty, is cut off from mainstream development and is in need of developmental assistance in both materials and human form. The communities we assist are set in the green valleys at the foothills of the Himalayas and many of the children are from farming communities in the area.

Arriving in Dharamsala is like stepping into another world. With its remarkable natural beauty. Volunteering at stunning location of Himalayas, at Dharamsala.


Volunteer Review

Volunteer with iSpiice was amazing Experience. Felt very confident in iSpiice, all problems were dealt with, food was great, tours were great, work was organized, people were friendly, accommodation was clean and of good standard. During my stay I met with wonderful people. The group of Volunteers were great and the iSpiice team were incredibly helpful and kind.

Rebecca Spittal, from UK
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