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Volunteer & Visit Monuments of India

  • Minimum Stay 4 Weeks: Extra week/weeks available if you want to extend the duration of the Volunteer program.
  • Availability: All year-round – Program starts every Sunday from Delhi at the time of your arrival in India.
  • Requirements: Age 17+, Open mind with flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
  • Program Type: Combine Volunteer & Travel Program & includes pick up & drop off from Delhi International airport.
  • Accommodation in Volunteer house with other volunteers.
  • Volunteering Certificate: Offered after Program completion & references (on request).

 

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Volunteer & Visit Monuments of India

Be a part of the India experience with volunteering in India with children & women the best that India has to offer in just 4 weeks. (Minimum stay 4 weeks) Volunteers can extend the program duration if they prefer. Program gives you the opportunity to work with community children, street children or with women empowerment program in Dharamsala town. (Volunteers can choose volunteer programs according to their personal preference). Volunteers can teach them basic English & organize fun games for them that involve drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational activities.

The program is perfect fit for everyone who is looking to combine Volunteer and travel in India. Program includes sightseeing of India’s best places, (Please check below mentioned itinerary) pick up & drop off from Delhi International airport, accommodation in volunteer house with other volunteers, hot running showers, wi-fi, with 3 meals everyday & much more. Our staff member will be with you throughout the whole program. Program runs throughout the year due to high demand among volunteers.

This project is designed to give you a meaningful travel & volunteering opportunity as well as connect you to the cultural, historical and popular highlights of the major north Indian cities including Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur & Himalayas at Dharamsala.

Please check below Itinerary what to expect?

Day 1 (Sunday – Arrival in India)

Here is a sample itinerary of what you might expect to see and do during these 4 weeks. (Meals – NA)

Pick up from Delhi International Airport at the time of your arrival in India by an iSpiice staff member displaying an iSpiice placard & transfer to a hotel in Delhi.

Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi after your long flight to India. (Hotel accommodation is included in price). Please note that you may be sharing your hotel room with a fellow volunteer of same gender (2 volunteer in one room). There is an additional fee for a private room which can be booked prior arrival to India. We usually request our volunteers to book an arrival flight to India on Sunday any time of the day.

(Pick up timings are available whole Sunday AM TO PM).

Day 2 (Monday – Delhi to Agra) 4 hours by AC Train

(Meals – NA)

After Breakfast, your coordinator will discuss your program itinerary with volunteers for the days to come.

Check out the hotel and we will transfer you to Agra by AC train/AC Cab. Upon arrival at Agra, check in at the hotel arranged for you. Explore local markets in Agra in your free time. Overnight stay at Agra.

For your snacks/refreshments during the train journey, we suggest buying packed snacks before you board the train or to buy food onboard. Your Program Coordinator will brief you about the same.

Day3 (Tuesday – Agra to Jaipur) 4 hours by AC Train

Early Morning visit the world-famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and famously known as the Monument of love. After a memorable visit to Taj Mahal, back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we will transfer you to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the Hotel and relax for the day.

Early Morning visit the world-famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and famously known as the Monument of love. After a memorable visit to Taj Mahal, back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we will transfer you to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel and relax for the day.

(Meals-NA)

Day 4 (Wednesday - Jaipur)

After breakfast visit the pink city, known as Jaipur in Rajasthan and admire the beauty of Amber Fort, wind palace and water palace.

Overnight stay.

(Meals – NA)
Day 5 (Thursday - Jaipur to Udaipur) 6 hours by AC Sleeper Train

After Breakfast we will transfer you to Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in to the hotel arranged for you. Explore local markets in your free time. Overnight stay in Udaipur.

(Meals – NA)
Day 6 (Friday - Udaipur)

Explore City palace in Udaipur.

This majestic palace is the largest palace complex in India. Free time to explore Udaipur after city palace tour.

 

(Meals – NA)
Day 7 (Sunday – Udaipur to Jodhpur) 5 hours by AC Train

After breakfast, we will transfer you to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in to the hotel arranged for you. Explore local markets in your free time. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

(Meals – NA)
Day 8 (Monday – Jodhpur)

Explore Jodhpur Known as the blue City, visit one of the most preserved and largest fort of India, Mehrangarh Fort and take pictures of the vibrant blue city from the top.

Later visit Mandore Gardens, Clock Tower market in Jodhpur after a memorable visit proceeds towards to hotel for overnight stay in Jodhpur.

(Meals – NA)
Day 9 (Tuesday - Jodhpur to Delhi) 10 hours by AC Sleeper Train

After breakfast proceed to Delhi by AC Train to travel further to a project site at Dharamsala with other volunteers by AC Sleeper Train.

(Meals – NA)
Day 10 (Wednesday – Dharamsala) Orientation

Small session of orientation & work area distribution among all volunteers.

(Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 to Day 13 (Tuesday to Friday) Volunteering in Dharamsala

(Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 to Day 15 (Saturday- Sunday) Trekking in Himalayas (2 days, 1 night)
  • Spend a two-day mountain trek (Triund) in Himalayas with iSpiice trekking guides. Depart Saturday morning in a vehicle arranged by iSpiice and travel to McLeod Ganj where the trek begins.
  • Trek comfortably for 5-6 hours, stopping for food and plenty of photos whilst passing donkeys and local shepherds along the way.
  • Once at the top enjoy the stunning mountain scenery, relax, watch the sunset, eat dinner and warm up by the fire before retiring to the guesthouse or tent.
  • Wake up and watch the sunrise early on Sunday morning.
  • Eat breakfast, pack up your belongings and begin the descent.
  • Arrive in McLeod Ganj for lunch at local restaurants and explore the area. (Not included in the cost).
  • Travel back to iSpiice volunteer house. (Sunday Evening for Dinner) with iSpiice team member. Private vehicle will be provided by iSpiice.
(Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 16 to Day 20 (Monday to Friday) Volunteering in Dharamsala

(Meals – Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Day 21 & 22 (Saturday & Sunday)

Free weekend to explore the local area.

(Meals – Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Day 23 to 27 (Monday to Friday) Volunteering in Dharamsala.

(Meals – Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)
Day 28 (Saturday) Delhi

Transfer to Delhi airport with an iSpiice staff member to catch your departure flight reaching Delhi same day.

We usually request our volunteers to book an arrival flight on Sunday to Delhi international airport any time of the day and book a departure flight any time on final Saturday after 08:00 pm.

Please share your arrival and departure information with us: info@volunteerindiaispiice.com

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

  • As a volunteer in India, you will teach students aged between 8 and 15 years old helping with pronunciation and word use.
  • 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.
  • Educate women by Teaching basic English, computer skills, internet, email writing, writing skills, CV writing, job application, and interviewing skills among others.
  • 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 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.

Volunteer House & Travel Pictures

→ Volunteer House is large, clean, comfortable and communal. We have western comforts (electricity, hot running showers, wi-fi, 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.

What’s Included?

  • Pick up at the time of your arrival in India from Delhi International airport & transfer to a pre-booked hotel which we have already booked for you. (Hotel accommodation included) Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi. In case of any Flight delays, we will wait for you at the airport.
  • Delhi International Airport drop off at the end of program by an iSpiice project coordinator.
  • Sightseeing of Agra, visit the world-famous Taj Mahal (including entry ticket) built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. One of the Seven Wonders of the World and famously known as the monument of love.
  • Visit the pink city, known as Jaipur in Rajasthan and admire the beauty of Amber Fort, wind palace, water palace and colorful markets of Jaipur including entry tickets.
  • Explore City palace in Udaipur with entry ticket, this majestic palace is the largest palace complex in India.
  • Explore Jodhpur Known as the Blue City, visit one of the most preserved and largest fort of India, Mehrangarh fort and take pictures of the vibrant blue city from the top. (With entry tickets)
  • Experience trekking in The Himalayas at Dharamsala and visit the Mini -Tibet of India (McLeod Ganj which is a home of Dalai Lama).
  • Accommodation in Volunteer House with 3 meals daily, electricity, hot running showers, wi-fi, fans, filtered water for drinking, western toilets & much more.
  • All accommodation during the placement including hotels while sightseeing.
  • Volunteering at stunning location of Himalayas at Dharamsala, 5 days (Monday to Friday) per week. Not surprisingly, His Holiness the Dalai Lama holds residency in the area. Volunteers can explore the different monasteries and Buddhist temples.
  • Material required for teaching, pens, pencils, colors, notebooks, workbooks & other teaching material.
  • All monuments entry tickets during sight-seeing & experience of traveling by air-conditioned train in India.
  • All transportation during the trip with an experienced English-speaking iSpiice guide throughout tour.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.

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 (Min – Stay 4 Weeks) US$ GBP AUD EURO
4 weeks $2400 £1890 $3581 €2200
Every extra Week $150 £120 $225 €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.

What’s Not Included?

  • Any personal expenses.
  • Flights.
  • Insurance.

Start Dates – 2024

Program starts on every Sunday of the year and pick up timings are available whole Sunday from Delhi International airport at the time of your arrival in India. We usually request our volunteers to book an arrival flight on Sunday to Delhi international airport any time of the day and book a departure flight any time on final Saturday after 08:00 pm.

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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

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. 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, breathtaking scenery and friendly, beautiful people. Many wonderful and rewarding experiences and exciting adventures await and during your volunteering placement with us, we will ensure your involvement is both memorable and enjoyable.

Volunteer Reviews

The students I taught were eager to learn and very respectful to me as a teacher. Their enthusiasm and energy made each class exciting. The language barrier was easier to overcome than I expected with the help of older students and a basic vocabulary of Hindi words, provided by the iSpiice staff. The resources at the iSpiice camp were very helpful in lesson planning, and discussing lesson plans with the other volunteers was always beneficial. The iSpiice model is an ideal way to travel. Not only was I immersed in the Indian culture, I had the incredible opportunity to make my small mark on people in another part of the world, one not often seen by tourists. I returned from India a changed person. I am more aware of global issues, have a greater appreciation for my extremely blessed life, and face each day with a more positive attitude. I miss the sights, sounds, and smells of India, but I will never forget the smiles of the people I met, and more importantly, their incredibly large hearts. In my volunteer in India reviews, I must say that iSpiice will challenge you, inspire you, and change you. I will never forget my great experience volunteering in India with iSpiice.”

Steffanie Scroll, from UK
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