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Mini Break Volunteer Program in India

  • Minimum stay 2 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 Programs in IndiaiSpiice offers special mini break volunteer program in India which is specially designed for those who have limited time. During the 2-week, program you will be doing sightseeing in Delhi at the time of your arrival in India, followed by volunteering with women & children aged 8 to 16 years old & trekking adventure on weekend in Himalayas at Dharamsala, India.

The Taj Mahal trip in Agra will be offered at the end of your volunteer program, you will also be dropped off to Delhi airport to catch your departure flight by an iSpiice staff member. Program is perfect for the participants who are looking for volunteer and travel in India for a short duration of 2 weeks. (Minimum stay 2 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. (Volunteers can choose volunteer programs according to their personal preference). Volunteers can teach basic English to children & women. Organize fun games for them that involve drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational activities. 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.

Program includes sightseeing of below places in India. (Please check below 2 – weeks itinerary what to expect?)

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 2 weeks.

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 - Dharamsala) by AC Sleeper Train/ AC Volvo bus

(Meals – NA)

After Breakfast, your coordinator will discuss your program itinerary with volunteers for the days to come. Check out and get ready to witness Delhi including, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament house, Mahatma Gandhi Museum & much more which must see tourist places of Capital City India including entry tickets. Later evening after sightseeing you’ll be taken to Dharamsala project site by AC Volvo bus / AC train. (An iSpiice staff member will be with you along the way).


Day 3 (Tuesday – Dharamsala) - Orientation & Volunteering in Dharamsala

(Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enjoy your breakfast at volunteer house with other volunteers and take part in a small session of orientation. Volunteering will start today.

Day 4 to Day 6 (Wednesday to Friday) Volunteering in Dharamsala

(Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 & Day 8 (Saturday to Sunday) Trekking in Himalayas. (2 days, 1 night)
  • Spend a two-day mountain trek 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 9 to Day 12 (Monday - Thursday) Volunteering in Dharamsala

(Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 & 14 (Friday & Saturday) Dharamsala to Agra by AC Train/Volvo bus

  • Friday early morning after Breakfast Proceed to Agra, with iSpiice team member. Upon arrival check in to the Hotel in Agra. Overnight Stay.
  • Early morning on Saturday visits the world-famous Taj Mahal including entry ticket.
  • This usually takes around 3 hours. After finishing all sightseeing in Agra, we would drive back to Delhi reaching Delhi by 08:00PM (Saturday)
  • Drop off to Delhi airport to catch a departure flight.
  • An iSpiice staff member will be with you during the whole period.

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

(Meals - NA)

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.
  • You need to speak English of basic level.

Volunteer Role & Responsibilities

  • Teach the basics of English to children and create a playful environment by encouraging them to learn basic English, arts and crafts, grammar, Computer (Typing, Microsoft Word, Internet, email writing) etc.
  • Teaching Conversational English to students.
  • Assisting in other subjects such as general knowledge & computer teaching.
  • 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.
  • Teach low income and vulnerable women to overcome difficult situations by giving them tools through education to improve their quality of life.

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.
  • Delhi International Airport drop off at the end of program by an iSpiice project coordinator.
  • Visit the capital of India, Delhi city tour – Explore the charisma of the century-old forts and monuments. Visit the UNESCO’S World Heritage site – India Gate, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament house, Mahatma Gandhi Museum & much more including entry tickets.
  • Two days weekend trekking in Himalayas and visit the Mini -Tibet of India, McLeod Ganj.
  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal—India’s most stunning homage to love. Agra is most known for containing one of the seven wonders of the modern world – the Taj Mahal. This finest example of Mughal architecture attracts thousands of tourists and visitors, who admire its magnificence and beauty including entry tickets.
  • 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 2 Weeks) US$ GBP AUD EURO
2 weeks $1200 £950 $1800 €1100
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

I cannot believe my luck in finding the wonderful iSpiice group to volunteer with. I had the most amazing month last summer, somehow managing to experience everything from achieving learning targets with different groups of street children to visiting multiple famous and infamous stunning gems of Northern India. The support you get and the safety you feel with the iSpiice guys exceeded all my expectations!

As a volunteer you are greeted with open arms from everyone around as they are so very appreciative of all the time and effort you put in. If it isn’t already obvious I 100% recommend this project to anyone who wants a indescribably unique adventure, that will throw you out of your comfort zone in the best possible direction.

Claudia Mckeown, from UK
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