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Overview
The capital city, Delhi, is a home to many unfortunate orphan children in India. These children are given refuge in orphanages and shelter homes, being run by various non government organizations throughout the city. These are distressed children who come from difficult circumstances, which detached them from the joys of childhood. They require love, care, affection, warmth and, very importantly, education. Volunteers joining the orphanage volunteer program in India will provide support to these underprivileged and uncared for children to alleviate their suffering by helping them live a dignified life. Orphans are deprived of many opportunities necessary for their development. Your little help volunteering at an orphanage can be of great significance for these children, providing them a secure present and a promising future. Spend time with them. Receive their warmth and affection. Tell them stories. Share their dreams. Working for children is a truly fulfilling and enriching experience.

Volunteer tasks under the orphanage program in India, Delhi


Joining a volunteer project for orphanage children in India brings along a high level of responsibility and dedication. Volunteer, typically, will be required to execute the following tasks;
  • Help the children with their day to day activities such as: doing homework, making notes, playing with children
  • Helping staff in organizing the orphanage center
  • Exchanging cultural views
  • Teaching and making them aware about health and hygiene.
  • Volunteers can also take the kids out for picnics and for excursions.
  • In some of the placements, volunteers can also assist in administrative tasks in the orphanage or in their fundraising activities. ?


Orphanage program schedule


Volunteers joining the orphanage program in India are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate time-lines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
  • Sunday : Arrival in Delhi
  • Monday : Orientation + neighbourhood familiarization tour. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Delhi. Those who chose the Language and Orientation Week will carry on with the same for the entire, rest of the volunteers will begin their volunteer work from Tuesday.
  • Tue to Fri : Volunteer work
    • Breakfast - 08:30 am onwards
    • Working hours at the placement - 10:00 am (volunteers leave the accommodation by 09:30 am) to 04:00 pm
    • Lunch - anywhere between 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (volunteers have to manage lunch on their own expense)
    • Dinner - 06:00 pm onwards
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends : Free to explore the city (No meal is provide on Sunday, as volunteers are encouraged to try the local cuisines.)

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.

 
 
India Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their program on the start dates mentioned below, throughout the year. 
Volunteering Solutions India Reviews
Delhi, India
Stephanie Evans
(Canada)

I liked staying in the volunteer houses, it made it easy to get to know everyone, interacting with volunteers from different parts of the world is fun..

Delhi, India
Rachel Strachan
(United Kingdom)

I really enjoyed my time on this trip whether it's volunteering with children in Delhi or working at the elephant village in Jaipur. .

Delhi, India
Evie Raijmakers
(Nederland)

I think we can learn a lot about Hinduism even though we are people with a different religion, we are still friendly welcomed in all the temples to join the ceremony..

Delhi, India
Nia John
(United Kingdom)

I liked meeting new friends and seeing new things. Especially liked the light and fountain show and Chokhi Dhani village person and elephants..

Delhi, India
Melissa Pauler
(Germany)

It is great to get to know so many people from all over the world. Even if we know each other only for some days or weeks it feels like we have been friends for ages..

Delhi, India
Jasmine Hohl
(United States)

Being in the OT and getting to see surgery are the highlight of my volunteering experience. These are procedures I wouldn't have access to back home..

Delhi, India
Rachel Strachan
(United Kingdom)

Volunteering in the slums in Delhi, experiencing Indian culture including food, dress and traditions are few of my favorite moments from the whole India trip. .

Delhi, India
Colin Oden
(United States)

Visiting the Taj Mahal and Marble Factory in Agra, witnessing tea plantation in Palampur and working with Elephants in Jaipur are few of my favorite moments..

Delhi, India
Max Alasdair Poole
(United Kingdom)

I loved the trip, really has opened up my life to India. It shows how good a country is. I will definitely come back to India after falling in love with the country..

Delhi, India
Javier Alcarria Moreno
(Spain)

I really enjoyed playing with kids, teaching them, hanging out with other volunteers and learning more about the culture difference..

Delhi, India
Chloe Nicol
(United Kingdom)

I absolutely recommend this program. It has been a real eye opener. I learned a great deal about Indian culture and myself!.

Delhi, India
Esther Luna
(United Kingdom)

What makes this experience unforgettable is the kids. Also the different culture and the great people you meet from another part of the world. .

Delhi, India
Rachael Bierer
(United States)

The in-country staff was very accommodating and helpful. The kids and the placement were the best part of this trip..

Delhi, India
Kimberly Paige Herbert
(United States)

The food was delicious. It was a great taste of Indian culture. The accommodation was clean and tidy, very nice..

Delhi, India
Cara Lyons
(United States)

I made a very nice connection with the girls at the orphanage and still keep in touch with them via email. .

Delhi, India
Kathryn Jessop
(United States)

The kids were so cute and eager to learn. They loved having fun and were respectful. I will never forget them, and I am grateful .

Delhi, India
Allison Jessop
(United States)

The kids for sure the highlight of my trip. Their bright faces and love and energy will be in my memory forever. I wish I could bring them all home..

Delhi, India
Tsampika Kelepera
(Greece)

I really liked the different way of everyday life of Indian people. I enjoyed and admired the spectacular moments of India as well as the Indian culture..

Delhi, India
Amber Kreis
(United States)

I am so blessed to have been able to have this opportunity. The street children placement was perfect!.

Delhi, India
Joy Montague
(Australia)

Spending time with the women and staff at the centre is the highlight of my trip, now I have a full heart and a permanent smile..

Delhi - India Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
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