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Volunteer Abroad in New Delhi, India with Cross-Cultural Solutions
New Delhi—As a volunteer in New Delhi, you’ll experience an amazing adventure against the backdrop of some of the most incredible landscapes and cityscapes you've ever encountered. As part of your volunteer service work in India, you'll work alongside one of a variety of progressive local organizations to support efforts that will help pave the road to better lives for countless members of a fascinating, but often polarized culture.

On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Volunteer in New Delhi, India Dates: One Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing and Availability
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org 
Website: www.crossculturalsolutions.org/destinations/volunteer-india-new-delhi
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Volunteer Abroad in Dharamsala, India with Cross-Cultural Solutions
As a volunteer in the misty highlands of Dharamsala with CCS, you’ll work in the lower section alongside organizations whose efforts support children’s education and women’s rights—a powerful mission in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring, historically significant settings.

On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Volunteer in Dharamsala, India Dates: Summer only
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing and Availability
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org 
Website: www.crossculturalsolutions.org/destinations/volunteer-india-dharamsala
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Volunteer in an Orphanage in India
This volunteer program is based in Kerala, known as "Gods own Country," where you will teach in a local school attended by children from disadvantaged families, as well as from the adjoining girls’ orphanage. Days are spent assisting local teachers in the classrooms, and also taking small tuition groups and activity lessons before and after school. The focus is on improving conversational English of students from Lower Kindergarten through to Grade 6, as well as introducing sports and arts.

Your assistance will help keep students in school and greatly aid the overwhelmed teachers as well as making a huge difference in these kids’ lives.

Volunteer in India with Children Dates: Visit our website for upcoming start dates
Costs: From $1700 for 2 weeks
Email Contact: info@gviworld.com
Phone Contact: 888 653 6028
Where do I go from here? Visit the website for more information to volunteer with children in India
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Volunteer Abroad in India — United Planet — 6 or 12 Months
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18 and up are invited to enroll. Live in India for 6 or 12 months and volunteer on an education or social project! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Volunteer in India Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for more details.
Dates: Quests depart in January or August.
Contact:
United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.:
617-267-7763.
Email: quest@unitedplanet.org
Website: www.unitedplanet.org
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Projects Abroad in India
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, sports, building, medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physical therapy, business, and veterinary medicine. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in India with Projects Abroad Dates: Quests depart in January or August.
Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for more details.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
Email: info@projects-abroad.org
Website: www.projects-abroad.org
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Volunteer in India — Delhi, Dharamshala / Palampur, Kolkata and Bangalore starting $249 only!
Volunteer in India with one of the oldest established volunteer programs in India. Volunteering India has received over 2500 volunteers since 2004. Volunteering India programs are available in New Delhi, Dharamshala/ Palampur, Kolkata and Bangalore, with costs starting at only $249. We also have special programs for summer volunteering in India, group programs for schools and universities as well as planned trips for families who would like to volunteer in India.

Volunteers can choose to join programs in Teaching English, Orphanage work, Women Empowerment, Childcare Programs, Disabled Children, Mini Break Trips, Summer Programs, Dental Elective, Medical & HIV programs in India.

Low Cost Volunteeing  in India Dates: Starting every Monday throughout the year.
Cost: Starting $249 only.
Contact: Volunteering India, 10, Siri Fort Road, Ground Floor, New Delhi – 110049 INDIA
Tel.: +91-9716 235 166. From UK - +44 - 2081339939. From US/Can. - +1 - 347 410 9730
Email: info@volunteeringindia.com
Website: www.volunteeringindia.com
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Volunteer Abroad in India from US$250
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in either Delhi or Dharamsala, India from only US$250. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of programs including Childcare, Health, Slum Teaching (in Delhi only) and Teaching English. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in India Volunteer in India with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.:
US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
Email: info@volunteerhq.org
Website: www.volunteerhq.org
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Volunteer in India
The Indian subcontinent has a vibrant culture full of fascinating and unforgettable sights, smells, and sounds! ELI works with organizations in the South India to create volunteer opportunities that benefit locals that give volunteers a unique cultural learning experience while giving back to the communities. Placements are available in the orphanages, women’s projects, health, teaching, and more. All placements are set up on an individual basis based on the needs of the local organization and the specific skills of the volunteer.
Volunteer with ELI Dates: Throughout the year — 2 weeks to 6 months
Cost: Varies by length of stay
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278
Email: info@eliabroad.org
Website: www.eliabroad.org
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Volunteer in India with InterExchange Working Abroad
Endlessly fascinating and amazingly diverse, the subcontinent of India is an ideal location for international volunteers. Volunteer placements that match your interests and fulfill local social service needs are available in Palampur, 18 miles from Dharamsala, the capital of the exiled Tibetan government and center of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Typical placements include primary schools, day care centers and other community-oriented projects. There are also special workshops about Indian culture, such as yoga and cooking, as well as planned excursions to local sites of interest.
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Volunteer in India with WorkingAbroad
Dates: Year-Round
Cost: $1195 and up
Contact: Interexchange Working Abroad, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013.
Tel.: 212-924-0446; toll-free 1-800-597-3675.
Email: workabroad@interexchange.org
Website: www.interexchange.org/working-abroad
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Globe Aware
Fighting Poverty in India

Participate in Globe Aware’s India program and combat poverty by working with slum dwelling and other disadvantaged children in the community of Jaipur. In this “Pink City,” volunteers will work with rescued child laborers, assist at day care centers, and provide support for local teachers, in addition to completing beautification activities for public facilities. Volunteers will be accommodated in one of several modest hotels which all have running hot-water, Western-style toilets, and electricity. During leisure time, volunteers can have dinner with a local family, visit a traditional carpet factory, take an elephant ride, or walk through the colorful streets. Come and fight poverty in India and enhance the lives of poverty-stricken children in ways that you can only begin to imagine.
Fighting Poverty in India Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Cost: $1380
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Tel: 1-877-LUV-GLOBE
Email: office@globeaware.org
Website: www.globeaware.org
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Affordable Volunteer Opportunities in India
Volunteer in India with Volunteering Solutions to experience the beauty and culture of this amazing country. India offers unlimited exciting opportunities for their travelers which is why it is highly popular among volunteers from different parts of the world. Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in Delhi, Palampur — Dharamsala and in South India and volunteers can choose from a wide variety of options such as the orphanage program, street children program, teaching program, women empowerment program, volunteer and travel program and medical — healthcare programs.
Volunteering in India Dates: Every Monday of the Month
Cost: Starting at $250
Contact: Volunteering Solutions
Tel.: US Toll Free: 1-888-790-3096. UK Toll Free: 0-800-014-8160.
Website: www.volunteeringsolutions.com/india/volunteer/volunteer-in-india
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Volunteer in Kerala: Traditional Medicine Project
Volunteer with our Traditional Medicine program in Kerala, India, to get an insight into the ancient science of “Ayurveda” and apply the same to serve the local community. Volunteers spend the first few days learning to recognize medical plants, their usage, making oils, theory behind the healing technique, massages, Kalari etc. Volunteers then assist the Vadhiyar (medicine man) with treatments; and, slowly, with gaining more confidence, they handle patients independently. The project is specially designed to not only give volunteers a chance to learn the theory but also practice the healing technique in the real world.
Volunteering in India Dates: Year-round
Cost: Starts $345
Contact: Volunteer in India, #4, Level 8, Millennium Towers, Sector 47, Gurgaon, India
Tel.: +91 124 4381738
Email: info@volunteerinindia.com
Website: www.volunteerinindia.com
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A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Volunteering with a Non Profit Charity Overseas
A Broader View Volunteers is an U.S. Non profit charity.
We work in 24 countries with over 224 programs, including Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, and China.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
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Dates: Ongoing programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival and departure.
Cost:
From US$895 for one week to US$2240 for 12 weeks (you can tax deduct the expenses). Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, cultural education, meals, accommodation, pre-departure guidance, 24/7 country staff, tax deducted fees, the option to fundraise within our website, and more.
Contact:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp, 236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Tel.:
866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US), (020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype: Abroaderview.org
Email: volunteers@abroaderview.org, info@abroaderview.org
Website: www.abroaderview.org

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Combine Volunteer & Travel in India — Affordable Volunteer Programs — iSpiice
Volunteers in India Dharamsala assist grass roots projects and make a genuine difference in English teaching, childcare, women's empowerment, street children, health education and more. Given the beauty, serenity and spiritual atmosphere of the area, His Holiness the Dalai Lama holds residency in Dharamsala.

Combine volunteer and travel in India on tours visiting the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, trekking in the Himalayan mountains and more.
Volunteer in India Dates: Visit our website.
Cost:
USD$ 400 for 2 weeks
Contact: iSpiice Volunteer Programs
, Maszid Gali, Palampur Himachal Pradesh
Tel.: 0091-9805401998
Email: info@ispiice.com
Website: www.volunteerindiaispiice.com
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Volunteer in India with Rainbow Voluntours
Join us on our volunteer programs in India where you not only get to live like a local but can participate on some extremely rewarding community development programs that have been carefully handpicked by our local team in India. We work with locals in areas that are deprived and help with education programs for both children and adults, renovations and empowerment projects and activities such as arts, sports and skill based learning for those who will benefit. We immerse you in cultural activities and give you a chance to see the ‘real’ India. On all our programs we give you safe accommodation with other volunteers, healthy Indian meals and 24/7 staff support and resources for the project you sign up for.
Rainbow voluntours Dates: Our Programs run all year. We have weekend start dates.
Cost: Starting at $750 for 2 weeks
Contact: Rainbow Voluntours, 13 Ram Mohan Dutta Road, Bhwanipur, Kolkata 20.
Tel: +91 9633066353
Email: info@rainbowvoluntours.com
Website: www.rainbowvoluntours.co.uk
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Blossom Trust
Volunteer Projects in India
Blossom Trust offfers a variety of projects in India, including Volunteering on Organic/Eco-friendly Farm, Volunteering in an Orphanage, and Volunteering in support of Women's Health Issues. Please the website for details.

Visit: www.blossomtrust.org.in

Cosmic Volunteers
Volunteer Projects in India
Our programs in India include teaching English, orphanages, healthcare, and working with street children. Volunteer locations include Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. This is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to communities in India in a meaningful way.

Contact: info@cosmicvolunteers.org; www.cosmicvolunteers.org

Foundation for Sustainable Development
Volunteer to Implement Sustainable Practices in India
FSD partners with grassroots organizations around the globe to improve the socioeconomic status of marginalized populations. We have sites in Jodhpur and Udaipur India. Volunteer in Microfinance/Micro-enterprise, Gender Equity, Community Development, Environment, Public Health, Youth and Education, or Human Rights.

Contact: info@fsdinternational.org, www.fsdinternational.org

Global Choices
Volunteer in India
This program will give you a chance to make an important contribution to the Indian society, while gaining knowledge about the country and its culture. Volunteering will provide you with new friends, new skills, the opportunity to explore a new country and culture, learn a language and have a rewarding travel experience which can often be life changing. A typical volunteer at Global Choices gets the opportunity to experience and participate in the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of India. Voluntary workers need to possess basic English language skills and motivation to contribute to the society.

Contact: placements@globalchoices.co.uk, www.globalchoices.co.uk

Himalayan Education Lifeline Programme (HELP)
HELP supports impoverished schools in the Himalayas with both financial and volunteer resources.

Contact: help@help-education.org, www.help-education.org

ISEC (International Society for Ecology and Culture)
The Ladakh Farm Project

Participants are placed on a Ladakhi farm with a Ladakhi family for one month in the summer to help with farm and household work and to take part in family life. Educational workshops included.

Visit: www.localfutures.org/ladakh-project

Joining Hands
Volunteering in India
Joining Hands facilitates placement of volunteers among over 25 partner-NGO’s which work at the grassroots level with diverse communities on varied social issues (education, health care, income generation, environment). The duration of the programs is flexible, depending on the availability of the volunteer and the NGO's need. A volunteer can start year-round. Locations: Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Contact: info@joininghandsindia.org, www.joininghandsindia.org

people and places: responsible volunteering
Volunteer with Education Development in India
This project offers volunteers a genuinely rich heritage experience, while they work to support essential primary education in some of the most economically poor villages of Rajasthan. “Learn by Play” is the school motto – an inspired and visionary concept in the local education system. Working with local teachers — in the classrooms as well as in training sessions — volunteers help to build local skills and knowledge in an ongoing education programme.

Contact: kate@travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk, www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk

SMILE Society
International Volunteer Programs in India

SMILE (member of CCIVS, UNESCO) , a registered NGO from India, welcomes international students and seniors to participate in our short- to long-term projects for the street and poor children in India. Your valuable participation can change many needy children's lives. Groups and individuals are welcome to take part in our projects with a nominal program cost which will cover your food and shared accommodations.

Contact: info@smilengo.org, www.smilengo.org

Volunteering with India
Offfers a variety of volunteer projects such as Teach English in Rural Areas, Orphanage Work, Women Empowerment, Street Children Program, Work with Elephants, and Theater Volunteering.

Contact: info@volunteeringwithindia.org, www.volunteeringwithindia.org

WWOOF INDIA
Volunteers for Organic Farms in India
WWOOF is a network that allows volunteers to live and learn on organic properties/farms. It brings together Hosts and Volunteers ("WWOOFers") helping each other to make a healthier world. WWOOF India was started on 15 Aug 2007, it promotes cultural understanding of the many diverse peoples and cultures around the world through the intercultural exchange that takes place while sharing in the daily life of others.
WWOOF India focus on sustainable livelihoods and addressing issues of poverty, through community mobilization around income-generation activities combining cultural, craft and ecological dimensions of rural life.

Visit: www.wwoofindia.org

Yearoutindia
Reach and Teach: English and Arts Teachers Needed in South India
Are you adventurous? Enthusiastic? Resourceful? Flexible? Patient? Can you teach? and do you have a big heart? If you have any or all of these and want to work on "REAL" teaching projects, then...Yearoutindia is looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in teaching and art to live and teach at our partner schools set high up in the beautiful Western Ghat mountain ranges in South India.

Visit: www.yearoutindia.com.

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