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Volunteer in India

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s fascinating India volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted India volunteer projects, including Teaching, Medical, Dentistry, Women’s Education and Slum Teaching. Volunteer work in India is based in the capital, Delhi, or the coastal region of Kerala, voted one of the top 10 cities to visit by the Lonely Planet. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 134,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in India.

Highlights:
  • 12 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $330 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or hostel in Delhi and Kerala

  • Incredible add-ons available, including a Taj Mahal trip and a tour of Goa

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $330
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in Delhi & Kerala
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Explore Goa & the Taj Mahal

Volunteer opportunities in India

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $330

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in childcare centers
  • 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.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $445

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • 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

Program Fees from $690

  • Duration: 2 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • 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 $330

  • 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.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $710

  • Duration: 2 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • 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.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Set Program Fee of $395

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

A project designed for volunteers traveling in groups of 8 or more, 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.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $710

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in local clinics in Kerala
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer as a physical therapist in local clinics, observing and assisting professionals to help improve patient care.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $330

  • 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 $445

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • 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 $445

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • 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.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $330

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

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

Supports gender equality

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $505

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in free classes in Kochi
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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

Free-time experiences & tours in India

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in India! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ India program.

Backwaters Boat Trip (1 day)
Backwaters Boat Trip (1 day)

Ready for Deeper Exploration of Fort Kochi and Kerala? Consider This Day Trip.

$77
Goa Tour (4 days, 3 nights)
Goa Tour (4 days, 3 nights)

Once your volunteer duration has completed, you can visit Goa - a much loved, picturesque destination located on the banks of the Arabian Sea.

$815
Munnar Tea Plantation Visit (overnight tour)
Munnar Tea Plantation Visit (overnight tour)

Unearth the scenic treasures and rich culture of Kerala with this unforgettable Munnar Tea Plantation Expedition.

$210
Taj Mahal Visit (1 day)
Taj Mahal Visit (1 day)

If seeing the iconic Taj Mahal is on your bucket list, this visit is your dream come true.

$120
Introduction Week
Introduction Week

A great way to meet other volunteers and settle the culture shock you can face when arriving in India.

$249
Backwaters Boat Trip (1 day)
Backwaters Boat Trip (1 day)

Ready for Deeper Exploration of Fort Kochi and Kerala? Consider This Day Trip.

$77
Goa Tour (4 days, 3 nights)
Goa Tour (4 days, 3 nights)

Once your volunteer duration has completed, you can visit Goa - a much loved, picturesque destination located on the banks of the Arabian Sea.

$815
Munnar Tea Plantation Visit (overnight tour)
Munnar Tea Plantation Visit (overnight tour)

Unearth the scenic treasures and rich culture of Kerala with this unforgettable Munnar Tea Plantation Expedition.

$210

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