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Volunteer Abroad in India with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in India

Volunteer in India with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects including Teaching, Medical, Dentistry, Women’s Education and Slum Teaching. Volunteer opportunities in India are based in the capital, Delhi, or the coastal region of Kerala, voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2020.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 10 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Delhi and Kerala
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or hostel
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$250 (approximately AU$357) for 1 week
  • Between 30 and 50 volunteers start in India each month

My placement in Delhi was extremely rewarding and wonderfully exciting! I made so many likeminded friends that I'm sure will last a lifetime and my experience in my placement in a slum school in outer Delhi I cannot even begin to describe; it was profound and undeniably changed my outlook on life.

IVHQ Volunteer - Isabella Maher
Isabella Maher
Nationality: Australian
Age: 22
Destination: India - Delhi

Volunteer opportunities in India

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$357

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in childcare centres
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Provide support in childcare centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods with a genuine need for volunteer assistance. Help with early education and play games with children between 4 and 8 years-old.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$950

  • Duration: 2 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in a dental clinic in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Shadow and observe a local dentist running a clinic popular with tourists who get dental work done abroad. This is ideal for dental students eager to see treatment and procedures in action.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$357

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in hospitals and slum clinics in Faridabad
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Shadow local staff in hospitals or take a more hands-on role with general assistance in slum clinics. Suited to medical volunteers with a range of experience.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$600

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to give early learners a head start in English language lessons by taking small classes for children aged 3-6.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Set Program Fee of AU$528

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in and around Faridabad
  • Volunteers aged 18+

A project designed for volunteer groups, involving roving outreach campaigns delivering basic healthcare in local communities. Campaigns are customizable to your experience and specialty and aim to bring health services to locals in the comfort of their own neighbourhoods.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$950

  • Duration: 2 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in private hospitals in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in a modern hospital, observing and assisting local professionals in a range of different departments.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$357

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in slums in Faridabad
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help with the education of children from India’s slums, many of whom would not otherwise have access to education. Take charge of lessons for students aged between 5 and 11 years-old, with a focus on teaching English.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$600

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools and facilities in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist schools for children with a range of special needs, working to improve their language, coordination and other motor skills.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$357

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools in Faridabad
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and

Assist local teachers with English lessons in a range of schools, particularly in disadvantaged areas of Faridabad.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$600

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in schools in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to counter teacher shortages by teaching English during free periods in local schools. Teach students from 6-12 years old, many of whom have a base knowledge of the English language.

Supports gender equality

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$600

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in free classes in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Teach small classes of women aged 20-70+, using contemporary social issues as the basis for valuable English language lessons.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in India to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in India will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore India with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!