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HEALTH EDUCATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN INDIA

  • Project Duration:  1 – 12 Week(s).
  • 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.
  • Volunteer Certificate: Offered after Program completion & references (on request).
  • Working days: 5 days Monday to Friday.
  • Weekends: Are free to explore the local area or to enjoy optional add-on-trips including Taj Mahal in Agra, Delhi city tour, Jaipur trip, Trekking in Himalayas, Varanasi & Haridwar pilgrimage trip & much more.
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Health care & medical volunteer program in India

HEALTH EDUCATION VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN INDIA

As a volunteer, through engaging in health education, you will be helping the rural communities to improve its health standards. Volunteers work primarily with women and children delivering health awareness education in basic first aid, sanitation and nutrition. To join the medical project, you need to be a pre – medical student or a qualified medical professional.

Working as a volunteer in health education equips the community with skills and knowledge that they can use to prevent diseases. You will travel with English speaking guide to local villages and communities to provide advice and information for women and families. We will assign a project that meets the needs of the community at the time of your arrival.

Program includes pickup & drop off from airport, accommodation in volunteer house with other volunteers, hot running showers, wi-fi, with 3 meals everyday & much more. Volunteers can take part in incredible optional add-on-trips including a Taj Mahal in Agra, Delhi city tour, Jaipur trip, Trekking in Himalayas, Varanasi & Haridwar pilgrimage trip & much more. All details are mentioned below.

AT A GLANCE


I am a registered nurse in the US and was able to be a part of the Health Care outreach program. In my 3 weeks volunteering with iSpiice we were able to go from house to house and to various day cares in multiple villages where we assessed 145 people (aged 13 days to 78 years). With the help of the iSpiice team, I was also able to learn some Hindi and communicate quite well with families. As volunteer in India, we were welcomed with open arms. I was honored to make meaningful relationships with both the women and children within the village. I would recommend anyone who is interested in going to India to contact Varun and really experience all that India has to offer!

Nicole Schank from America


 

Volunteer Requirements

  • To join the medical project, you need to be a pre – medical student or a qualified medical professional.
  • You must have an open mind for working in a new and different environment.
  • All you need is the desire to help, a willingness to learn, and the motivation to succeed.
  • You need to speak English of basic level.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities

  • Volunteers work primarily with women and children delivering health awareness education in basic first aid, sanitation and nutrition.
  • Community visits with iSpiice staff member to provide advice about nutrition, general health and sanitation.
  • Teaching children good hygiene and life skills.
  • Educating about disease prevention, harmful addictions, eating disorders, etc.
  • Provide basic care.

Typical Schedule For Your Day

  • 08:00 AM – Breakfast at volunteer house.
  • 09:30 AM – Prepare for volunteer class.
  • 10:00 AM – Travel to work areas.
  • 10:30 AM – Volunteer work.
  • 12:30 PM – Return to volunteer house.
  • 01:00 PM – Lunch.
  • 02:00 PM – Travel to afternoon work area.
  • 04:30 PM – Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to volunteer house or do some shopping.
  • 07:00 PM – Dinner.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

→ Volunteer House is large, clean, comfortable and communal. We have western comforts (electricity, hot running showers, fans, filtered water for drinking and western toilets). You can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers of the same gender. There is an additional fee of $100 per week for a private room which can be only booked prior arrival to volunteer house. 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, eggs, Porridge, Bread, Tea (chai) and filtered water is provided in the volunteer house.

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

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

→ Choose to take part in optional ADD-ONS to India’s famous UNESCO heritage sites while volunteering.

→ You can visit Taj Mahal in Agra, Trekking at Himalayas, Golden Triangle Tour (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur), Jaipur City Tour, Capital Delhi City Tour, Manali Tour, Haridwar-Rishikesh Pilgrimage Tour, Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour, and Golden Temple trip to Amritsar with iSpiice.

→ For further information please visit OPTIONAL ADD-ONS page.

→ You can add even one or more ADD-ONS of your choice. For many International volunteer’s it is their first time in India and seeing the Taj Mahal, experiencing Delhi and traveling to multiple states is almost as important as doing volunteering.

→ 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?

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Dharamsala airport by an iSpiice team member. (Pickup can also be arranged from Delhi International Airport by an iSpiice team member at the time of arrival in India at a nominal cost.)
  • 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.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared freshly and hygienically by iSpiice’s talented Indian chef.
  • Filtered purified water.
  • Accommodation at the iSpiice volunteer house with wi-fi & electricity.
  • Separate male and female bedrooms and bathrooms (with hot water showers 24*7 and western toilets).
  • Material required for volunteer work such as medicines, teacher’s workbooks, pens & pencils.
  • Market visit on arrival.
  • Project placement & onsite supervision.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • iSpiice cater to vegetarian and vegan diets. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies to particular foods.

 

What’s Not Included?

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

Program Cost

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

 

Duration US$ GBP AUD EURO
1 week $700 £570 $1030 €660
2 weeks $1000 £815 $1470 €950
3 weeks $1150 £890 $1620 €1050
4 weeks $1300 £975 $1765 €1340
5 weeks $1450 £1050 $1920 €1230
6 weeks $1600 £1138 $2060 €1330
7 weeks $1750 £1220 $2200 €1420
8 weeks $1900 £1300 $2350 €1520
Every extra Week $150 £126 $223 €145

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) Volunteers in India generally find US$50 - US$60 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.

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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  • January07, 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

Where in India will I be working?

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 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.

Volunteer Reviews

“I have nothing but good things to say about iSpiice. The founder of iSpiice, Varun, is the heart, soul, and inspiration for this program. I am a registered nurse in the US and was able to be a part of the Health Care outreach program. In my 3 weeks volunteering in Dharamsala we were able to go from house to house and to various day cares in multiple villages where we assessed 145 people (aged 13 days to 78 years). With the help of the iSpiice team, I was also able to learn some Hindi and communicate quite well with families. As volunteer in India, we were welcomed with open arms. I was honored to make meaningful relationships with both the women and children within the village. The staff at iSpiice is wonderful. They are attentive to any needs you might have, and they are all extremely dedicated to the well-being of the beautiful people of India. This has been nothing short of life-changing, and I would recommend anyone who is interested in going to India to contact Varun and really experience all that India has to offer!

Nicole Schank from America/USA.
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