in India for an experience of a lifetime
a break from normal life, most people take a vacation, traveling the world
and seeing the sights. However, there is a more rewarding way of seeing
the world and learning the cultures of other nationalities. India is no
exception and can offer visitors an experience of a lifetime, helping people
in so many different ways.
can explore the sights, smells and sounds of this fascinating and colourful
country, experience the culture and cuisine, while gaining a rewarding
life experience and a feeling of genuine accomplishment. The following
are examples of how you can get involved, help others and gain in-depth
knowledge about the culture and life of the locals, by volunteering
Volunteering in India by Kim
Ong CC BY-SA 2.0
in the schools of India
is one of the most valuable languages to learn for people in outlying areas
of India. A teaching program, run by government primary schools in the
rural areas of India, attracts volunteers to work with the children, organizing
creative and enjoyable activities to increase their knowledge. India suffers
an acute shortage of teachers in the rural areas and volunteers can genuinely
help by getting involved in a wide variety of subjects and activities to
choose from, including language classes, mathematics, sport and the arts,
while keeping to the syllabus taught in Indian schools.
normal minimum required time for volunteering in the English teaching program
is one week and the only qualification required is the genuine motivation
on the volunteer’s part to help people in need. Locations to choose from
include Bangalore, Delhi, Dharamshala and Jaipur.
empowerment projects in India
of the ongoing educational aid offered by volunteers in India, a project
has been launched to empower girls and turn them into confident women,
able to look for employment when their school days are over.
teach both English and computer skills to the girls in schools in the rural
areas, aiding their communication skills and giving them a chance to join
the work force once school days are over.
would include teaching the English language, helping the girls with their
reading and writing skills and teaching them how to use a computer. Along
the way, volunteers also teach the students about the world, other cultures
in orphanages in India
be hard for children in orphanages anywhere in the world, but is especially
difficult for orphans in India.
and affection to these needy children can go a long way towards improving
their lives and projects exist for volunteers to get involved, working
with children of up to six years of age.
children in the orphanages are physically or mentally challenged. Orphanages
in India lack the manpower needed to give these special needs children
all the love and attention they require and this is one area where volunteers
can really become involved.
become involved in the daily routines of the children, while helping the
orphanage staff to give them the orphans the special attention they need.
the work can be challenging, the rewards outweigh the difficulties experienced.
Basically volunteers will help to feed, bathe and dress the children, as
well as organizing exercise and fun play activities for the orphans.
Photo by Johan
Bichel Lindegaard CC BY 2.0
Guide - Home - Travel Blog