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Volunteer in India

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 115,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in India.

Highlights:
  • 11 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $250 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 $250
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in Delhi & Kerala
Explore Goa & the Taj Mahal
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in India

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $250

  • 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.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $665

  • 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 $250

  • 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 $420

  • 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 $370

  • 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 neighborhoods.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $665

  • 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 $250

  • 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 $420

  • 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 $250

  • 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 $420

  • 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 $420

  • 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.

”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.”

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