This program is especially suitable for volunteers who do not have time to commit to a month, or more, of volunteering abroad, but would like to make some contribution. Also, travel along with other volunteers over the weekends to one of the most spectacular places in northern India.
Volunteer Program Schedule
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Arrival : One day before start date
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week , 5-6 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing included in Cost
Volunteers in this program work in the ‘street kids shelter homes’ in Delhi. Volunteers can bring smile on the faces of these disadvantaged street children by helping to create an environment conducive for their holistic development in order to enable them become a part of mainstream society.
Volunteer Work in India Street Children Program consists of taking informal education classes with the children, playing games with the children and introducing them to different new activities. Volunteers work at the various contact points or shelter homes, being run by various organizations, which serve as day care centers for these street children. They can assist in providing love, care, basic literacy, recreation and most importantly spend time and shower affection on them.
Typical volunteer activities include : -
- Teaching basic English as well as any other subject such as Maths and Geography to the children.
- Help, prepare and serve nutritious meals for the children every day with the help of local workers.
- Create a fun, colorful, “Play Way” environment for the children through songs, stories and other creative activities.
- Decorating and painting the shelter homes with charts, colors, papers to make it look attractive and clean.
Weekend Excursions and Trips
Trip to Taj Mahal – Weekend One
On the first weekend, volunteers will be going to Agra to visit the world famous Taj Mahal which is also among the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient Mughal architecture. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in India and is also visited by almost all the volunteers who join our programs in Delhi.
Delhi Sightseeing Trip – (Weekend Two)
Volunteers will discover Delhi and go on a tour to some of the most famous spots of cultural and historical significance in Delhi.
India Gate: At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Lotus Temple: South East of Delhi, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai temples built around the world. Completed in 1986, it is set among the lush landscaped gardens. The structure is made up of pure white marble. The architect, Furiburz Sabha, chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.
Humayun's Tomb: This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. It was built in 1565 A.D., nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable feature are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located, well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Qutab Minar: It is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storey's, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storey's are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storey's are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it, your wish will be fulfilled.
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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..
I really enjoyed my time on this trip whether it's volunteering with children in Delhi or working at the elephant village in Jaipur. .
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..
I liked meeting new friends and seeing new things. Especially liked the light and fountain show and Chokhi Dhani village person and elephants..
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..
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..
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. .
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..
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..
I really enjoyed playing with kids, teaching them, hanging out with other volunteers and learning more about the culture difference..
I absolutely recommend this program. It has been a real eye opener. I learned a great deal about Indian culture and myself!.
What makes this experience unforgettable is the kids. Also the different culture and the great people you meet from another part of the world. .
The in-country staff was very accommodating and helpful. The kids and the placement were the best part of this trip..
The food was delicious. It was a great taste of Indian culture. The accommodation was clean and tidy, very nice..
I made a very nice connection with the girls at the orphanage and still keep in touch with them via email. .
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 .
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..
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..
I am so blessed to have been able to have this opportunity. The street children placement was perfect!.
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..
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