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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 $250 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

Childcare in Delhi
Volunteer on the Childcare project with IVHQ
Increases access to education
3-5 hours
Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
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.
Suited to:
Students Early childhood teachers Mature volunteers Gap year Families

Childcare in

Many childcare centers in India operate at or near capacity, which can make for a challenging time for local staff. The aim of the Childcare project is to provide much-needed assistance within these centers, which can in turn provide greater access to care and education for children.

Issues such as poverty can present significant challenges to children growing up in India. However, dedicated assistance with both traditional and social education can make a genuine difference to their lives.

This project is well suited to caring and enthusiastic volunteers, who have an interest in working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Volunteers are placed at a number of different childcare placements, the majority of which are located in the area of Faridabad. Children at these placements are typically aged between 4 and 8 years-old.

All placements require volunteers to help the children with their education by taking English lessons, assisting with homework and teaching essential life skills, such as personal hygiene​,​ while also arranging games and activities for the children.

This project is open to all volunteers who are interested in working with children, and as you work under the supervision of local staff, prior childcare experience is not required.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Provide support in daycare centers, often in disadvantaged communities
  • Help with education and games to create a nurturing environment
  • Provide exposure to the English language
  • Suited to enthusiastic,lively volunteers who work well with children
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
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India at a glance
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    Dentistry in Kerala
    Volunteer on the Dentistry project in Kerala, India with IVHQ
    Improves health & wellbeing
    3-5 hours per day
    Limited space left
    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.
    Suited to:
    Dental students Aspiring dentists Gap year Spring break Solo travelers

    Dentistry in

    Dental tourism is increasingly popular in India, where foreigners travel to take advantage of cheap dentistry procedures compared to their home country. By shadowing and observing a local dentist, volunteers are able to see a range of procedures and learn by seeing them in action.

    Dentistry volunteer in Kerala, India with IVHQ

    This project is ideal for dentistry students in the early stages of their study, or even those interested in pursuing dentistry, who have no experience. Due to governmental regulations, volunteers are unable to do hands-on work, so more senior students or qualified dentists should have realistic expectations for what you’ll be doing. It may be best to use your observations as part of further research or a project.

    The clinic you’ll be volunteering in is very well established and is run by an enthusiastic local dentist who is able to offer good insight into running an practice and individual treatments and procedures. This kind of experience is very similar to an internship.

    The Dentistry project has a minimum duration of two weeks and a surcharge of $50 per week to cover the extra supervision and materials that are required. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

    Project Highlights
    What you need to know
    • Volunteer in a dental clinic popular with tourists
    • Shadow a local dentist in a small but well established practice
    • Suitable for dental students wanting to see a range of dental procedures in action
    • Additional {% usd_approx 50 %} per week surcharge for extra supervision and materials
    • Minimum duration of 2 weeks
    • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
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    India at a glance
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      Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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      Health in Delhi
      Volunteer on the Health project with IVHQ
      Improves health & wellbeing
      3-5 hours per day
      Guided volunteer experience
      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.
      Suited to:
      Qualified volunteers Medical students Pre-med students Gap year Spring break Solo travelers

      Health in

      Healthcare volunteers in India can work in either local hospitals or slum clinics, shadowing well-respected physicians who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise.

      While hospitals are under-resourced and equipment is basic, these institutions are bound by government regulations and cannot allow international volunteers to perform tasks independently. Your primary role is to observe local professionals and learn about the treatment of prevalent diseases in India, and as a result this is better suited to volunteers with less experience. Volunteers generally assist with routine jobs, such as taking the height, weight and blood pressure measurements. During routine check-ups, volunteers can provide advice around nutrition, general health and sanitation.

      Volunteers on the slum clinic placement will have the opportunity to perform more hands-on tasks such as treating minor injuries as well as cleaning and bandaging wounds. This can be a busy but rewarding placement, and it’s better suited to qualified professionals or experienced students.

      More experienced volunteers may request to work in their area of expertise or training; however, it is important to note that volunteers are only able to perform tasks relevant to their skills and qualifications.

      Long-term volunteers (three months or longer) will have more scope to assist with hands-on tasks and fully qualified doctors can occasionally assist with surgical procedures, subject to their qualifications and experience.

      Volunteers must present their practicing license/certificate or proof of medical study to our local staff upon your arrival in Delhi. This can be a letter from your professor or a copy of your academic transcript.

      Project Highlights
      What you need to know
      • Work either in a hospital or in a more hands-on role in a slum clinic
      • Hospital volunteers observe and shadow local professionals, and can assist with basic tasks
      • Slum clinic volunteers can face busy days, treating injuries or bandaging wounds
      • Suitable for experienced professionals or medical students
      • Duties depend on your qualifications and experience
      • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
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      India at a glance
        Also available in India
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        Kindergarten in Kerala
        Volunteer on the Kindergarten project with IVHQ in Kerala, India
        Increases access to education
        3-5 hours volunteering per day
        Awesome variety of volunteer tasks
        Help to give early learners a head start in English language lessons by taking small classes for children aged 3-6.
        Suited to:
        Students Early childhood teachers Mature volunteers Gap year Families

        Kindergarten in

        There are more than 20 different languages spoken in India, and English is often seen as a universal way to communicate between people from different regions. This means it’s an important language to start learning from a young age, and fluent speakers are considered hugely valuable teachers for young children.

        As a volunteer on the Kindergarten project, you can give young students a good start to learning the English language. Kindergartens are typically associated and housed within primary schools and you will be working in the junior classrooms of schools throughout Kochi.

        Kindergarten volunteer in Kerala, India with IVHQ

        You can expect to assist local Keralan teachers with basic teaching and caring for children aged from 3 to 6 years-old. Classroom activities include alphabet, word and picture association games, art-based learning, leading exercises based on songs and rhymes and supporting teachers with sports and other games. Volunteers can be in charge of a small group or teaching in pairs.

        Previous experience or qualifications in early childhood education is advantageous but not required, as you’ll be working under the guidance of local teachers and project coordinator.

        Project Highlights
        What you need to know
        • Volunteer in junior classes at local schools
        • Help to teach English to early learners
        • Suited to enthusiastic, lively volunteers who work well with children
        • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
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          Medical Campaign in Delhi
          Volunteer on the Medical Campaign project in India, Delhi with IVHQ
          Improves health & wellbeing
          3-5 hours per day
          Customized for volunteer groups
          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 neighborhoods.
          Suited to:
          Qualified volunteers Medical students Pre-med students Gap year Spring break

          Medical Campaign in

          A special project for groups of eight or more, this is a customized opportunity designed to enable groups to do specific outreach work in communities in and around Delhi. These week-long campaigns involve visiting communities alongside local professionals to provide basic health services to those who need better access to them.

          You can help to treat and educate patients, provide check ups and help with health education. If your group has a particular medical specialty, then your campaign can be tailored to provide specialist services in dentistry, physical therapy or nursing. Groups can be student- or faculty-led, and the level of care you provide can also be customized to the experience of your group, from pre-med students to qualified professionals.

          A volunteer Medical Campaign involves visiting and working with up to five communities throughout the week. They enable both children and adults to receive basic medical services in their own neighborhoods, making them much more accessible.

          The Medical Campaign program fee is US$370 per person for the week, and includes 24/7 support, accommodation, meals, airport transfers, Medical Campaign, private transportation to placement daily, language translators, program orientation and discounts on language lessons.

          Project Highlights
          What you need to know
          • Special project for groups of eight or more
          • Take part in roving outreach campaigns taking health services into local communities
          • Provide basic healthcare, education and check-ups
          • {% tt terms.Customizable %} for your experience or medical specialty
          • Suitable for medical professionals or students
          • Volunteer for up to 4 hours per day
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          India at a glance
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            Medical in Kerala
            Volunteer on the Medical project in Kerala, India with IVHQ
            Improves health & wellbeing
            3-5 hours per day
            Guided volunteer experience
            Volunteer in a modern hospital, observing and assisting local professionals in a range of different departments.
            Suited to:
            Medical students Nursing students Gap year Spring break Solo travelers

            Medical in

            Kerala is recognized for having the best healthcare system in India and doctors in South India are well known to be among the best in the world. Medical and nursing volunteers on the medical project will shadow a local professional, either a doctor or nurse, and will observe all aspects of their work, including patient consultations and surgery.

            As a volunteer on the Medical project, you can work under the supervision of practicing medical professionals within modern private hospitals. You can choose from a wide range of specialties and have first-hand access to the daily duties of leading doctors and nurses working in that field.

            Medical volunteer in Kerala, India with IVHQ

            Departments that volunteers choose from can include paediatrics and neonatal, imaging and radiology, emergency and critical care, oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology, transplant surgery and one of India’s largest and most advanced dialysis practices.

            Volunteers must be medical students, nursing students or students of another relevant medical field. The majority of volunteer work on this project is observational but medical students may have the opportunity to do basic tasks, which is at the discretion of the doctor you are working with. Nursing students can expect more hands-on work, including blood pressure measurement, helping with bandages and other basic tasks. Community-based health camps can also be arranged for groups of volunteers. In the past, medical students have also conducted first aid workshops in school.

            Please note that only breakfast and dinner are provided on this project and lunch needs to be purchased at your placement, for a very affordable price.

            The Medical project has a minimum duration of 2 weeks and a surcharge of $50 per week, which covers the supervision, materials and logistics required. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

            Project Highlights
            What you need to know
            • Volunteer in an advanced hospital in a range of departments
            • Shadow local doctors and nurses in routine daily duties
            • Prove yourself capable of hands-on duties
            • Suitable for experienced professionals or medical students
            • Duties depend on your qualifications and experience
            • Minimum duration of 2 weeks
            • Additional {% usd_approx 50 %} per week surcharge for additional supervision, materials and logistics
            • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
            Destination Highlights
            India at a glance
              Also available in India
              Our project options
              Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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              Slum Teaching in Delhi
              Volunteer on the Slum Teaching project with IVHQ
              Increases access to education
              3-5 hours
              Suited to volunteers with prior experience
              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.
              Suited to:
              Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

              Slum Teaching in

              For many children in India, school is simply not an option. It is estimated that there are more than 11 million marginalized and vulnerable street children in India. Many of these children work on the streets with their parents selling goods, foraging and performing to make a living.

              Volunteers play an important role in providing these children with access to basic education along with new opportunities they would otherwise been deprived of.

              This project is well suited to volunteers who are passionate about education and providing support for children with limited access to education. Your tasks can include taking English or other lessons, facilitating games and introducing the children to activities they otherwise would never have had the chance to take part in.

              This project is greatly valued by the local community, due to the new perspectives and lessons that international volunteers provide. As a result, volunteers should expect large class sizes of around 30 students, generally aged between 5 and 11 years-old.

              Volunteers will take classes independently, with limited teacher support. You need to plan your lessons to ensure classroom activities actively engage the children for the duration of the lesson. As a result, it’s best suited to those with teaching experience.

              Project Highlights
              What you need to know
              • Help to teach students from vulnerable backgrounds, many of whom would otherwise be working on the streets
              • Assist with students ranging from 5-11 years-old
              • Best suited to compassionate and caring volunteers with prior teaching experience
              • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
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                Special Needs Care in Kerala
                Volunteer on the Special Needs Care project with IVHQ in Kerala
                Improves health & wellbeing
                3-5 hours volunteering per day
                Supported volunteer experience
                Assist schools for children with a range of special needs, working to improve their language, coordination and other motor skills.
                Suited to:
                Active volunteers Teachers College students Solo travelers Qualified volunteers

                Special Needs Care in

                Having a child with a physical or mental disability creates negative social stigma for families in India, and low income families can find it especially difficult to support disabled children with the care they need.

                For people living with special needs, extra attention and mentoring can make a significant difference to their education. As a volunteer, you’ll play an important role in providing individual assistance in learning tasks that students would not otherwise have.

                Special Needs Care volunteer in Kerala, India with IVHQ

                This project is best suited to volunteers with a caring and compassionate nature who are patient, hardworking and willing to offer support with a range of duties. You can expect to help with basic sensory activities, life skills, learning English or help with physical movement.

                Volunteers work with disabled children aged between 2 and 22 years of age in schools and care facilities. Disabilities range from severe to mild and many of the individuals supported by the project have both mental and physical disabilities. In addition to their disabilities, students only have a very basic understanding of English, so you’ll be supported by expert local carers at all times.

                You are not required to have any previous experience to join this project, though an understanding of special needs education is beneficial.

                Project Highlights
                What you need to know
                • Help young people living with disabilities with education and sensory activities
                • Assist local staff and provide individual care and attention
                • Volunteer with people aged between 2-22 years old
                • Suited to caring and compassionate volunteers
                • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
                Destination Highlights
                India at a glance
                  Also available in India
                  Our project options
                  Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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                  Teaching English in Delhi
                  Volunteer on the Teaching English project with IVHQ
                  Increases access to education
                  3-5 hours
                  Guided volunteer experience
                  Assist local teachers with English lessons in a range of schools, particularly in disadvantaged areas of Faridabad.
                  Suited to:
                  Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

                  Teaching English in

                  Children growing up in disadvantaged areas around India often face significant challenges, and it can be hard for them to grow beyond the lives they, and their parents are born into. However, by acquiring new knowledge and skills, their chances of living productive lives increase.

                  One core skill that opens up new opportunities is the ability to speak English. Volunteers play a valuable role in providing the skills of a native or fluent speaker, and helping children to practise the English language.

                  As a volunteer on the Teaching English project, you will focus on developing the students’ conversational English, while also gaining new skills by working in a new cultural environment. Volunteers on this project can expect to assist in developing creative lesson plans and teaching classes independently with the support of local teachers. Students range in age from 5-11 years-old.

                  Volunteers are placed in a range of different schools in Delhi, the majority of which are located in Faridabad. As volunteers work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and local teachers, you don’t need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate; however, you must be fluent in English.

                  We encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

                  Project Highlights
                  What you need to know
                  • Help to teach English to local students
                  • Volunteer in schools around Delhi, mostly in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Faridabad
                  • Assist with students ranging from 5-11 years-old
                  • Volunteer under the supervision of a local teacher
                  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and teaching English and helping disadvantaged students
                  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
                  Destination Highlights
                  India at a glance
                    Also available in India
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                    Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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                    Teaching in Kerala
                    Volunteer on the Teaching project with IVHQ in India, Kerala
                    Increases access to education
                    3-5 hours
                    Teach while you learn
                    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.
                    Suited to:
                    Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

                    Teaching in

                    Low teacher numbers in Kerala mean many classrooms have free periods during the day, as there is no-one to take lessons. Students are enthusiastic and eager to learn, but are left to their own devices as teachers rotate to other classes.

                    As a Teaching volunteer, you can not only make this beneficial class time, but you can add your skills as a fluent English speaker to really enhance their lessons. There are more than 20 different languages spoken in India, and English is often seen as a universal way to communicate between people from different regions. This means those who learn the language at school can have far greater prospects later in life, both in Kerala and elsewhere in India.

                    Teaching volunteer in Kerala, india with IVHQ

                    The Teaching project is well suited to volunteers who have strong English skills and a passion for education. Volunteers on this project will work in schools in Kochi area to build the English language ability of children between the ages 6 and 12 years old.

                    Volunteers work alongside local teachers and project coordinators and may also be required to assist with math and science lessons. Classes are typically small, with one volunteer working with no more than 10 students. You can also team up with another volunteer to teach in pairs

                    You are not required to have previous teaching experience to participate on this project, however we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

                    Project Highlights
                    What you need to know
                    • Help to teach English in local schools
                    • Assist with students ranging from 6-12 years-old
                    • Teach solo, with supervision or in volunteer pairs
                    • Best suited to compassionate and caring volunteers who value to power of education
                    • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
                    Destination Highlights
                    India at a glance
                      Also available in India
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                      Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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                      Women's Empowerment in Kerala
                      Volunteer on the Women's Empowerment project with IVHQ in Kerala, India
                      Supports gender equality
                      3-5 hours volunteering per day
                      Volunteers needed now
                      Teach small classes of women aged 20-70+, using contemporary social issues as the basis for valuable English language lessons.
                      Suited to:
                      Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Mature volunteers Gap year

                      Women's Empowerment in

                      Women’s empowerment in India is still a relatively recent concept, and many women live very traditional lives. By taking free classes for local women, volunteers can help to teach English, and educate them on contemporary social issues to help build independence and confidence, and enable them to combat conservative inequalities.

                      English is an official language in the city of Kochi, and women who can speak it are much more likely to find jobs. However, lessons are often expensive and inaccessible. Volunteers provide an alternative by hosting small classes with women from 20 to over 70, to increase their confidence and chances of finding jobs. By also focusing on social issues, you can add to the value of the class by empowering women.

                      Women's Empowerment volunteer in Kerala, India with IVHQ

                      It’s important to recognize that the context around women’s equality in India is far different than in other parts of the world, so volunteers should have realistic expectations around what you will achieve. The main focus is on speaking conversational English using contemporary topics.

                      This project is run with the help of a dedicated local co-ordinator, who can help to prepare lessons and provide resources. This means you don’t need prior teaching experience, but it is important you have a good grasp of the English language. We encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

                      Project Highlights
                      What you need to know
                      • Educate and empower women aged 20-70+
                      • Help to teach the English language and contemporary social issues
                      • Enhance women’s job prospects and cultural understanding
                      • Best suited to volunteers who care about providing equal opportunities
                      • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
                      Destination Highlights
                      India at a glance
                        Also available in India
                        Our project options
                        Childcare In Delhi Dentistry In Kerala Health In Delhi Kindergarten In Kerala Medical Campaign In Delhi Medical In Kerala Slum Teaching In Delhi Special Needs Care In Kerala Teaching English In Delhi Teaching In Kerala Womens Empowerment In Kerala
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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 organization 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, organizations 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 travelers 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.

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