Volunteer in India

Start your volunteer experience in India with a free week of cultural activities in Jaipur.

Volunteering on Social Projects in Jaipur

In order to introduce you to the Indian culture, we included some cultural activities, Hindi classes and incredible trips for you at the beginning of your program to volunteer in India.

You may choose, whether you would like to participate in Yoga classes, learn Indian dances or have Indian cooking classes, including to bake chapati. You will also learn about religion, experience Holi and Diwali celebrations, and even draw Mandalas!

Childcare at a Kindergarten or Orphanage

Childcare at an Orphanage

Work as a child care volunteer in India with IKPVA in our Orphanage project and support the education and personal development of our kids!

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Parenting Teacher at a Kindergarten

Go for a trip to India and volunteer with child development at Jaipur. The volunteer program is a residential program for children living close in the neigborhood attending at the moment over 30 children. All the children are from nearby areas of the city are economically very poor.

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Educational Volunteer Projects

Teaching English in Jaipur

Have a unique experience teaching English in India to children at a community school in Jaipur. Your skills and dedication will greatly help to improve the lives of children from a very poor backgrounds.

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Teaching Sports

Sports volunteering can help the students at public schools to develop their talents. We select community schools or sports clubs of the city for the volunteer placements, because children and adolescents can benefit from the special training by talented volunteers.

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Social Projects in India

Women Empowerment

Volunteer with Women Empowerment in India with IKPVA providing sustainable development opportunities to girls and women. Help fighting for women’s rights in India!

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Teaching Disabled Children

The project is running in the Special Care Schools of India in Jaipur city. The project is a nonresidential program for mentally disabled children. All the children live in the nearby areas of the centers.

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Medical Volunteering and Animal Welfare

Health Promotion

Go for a trip to India and work as a medical volunteer in Jaipur in our hands on medical & health program!

As a medical student or prospective nurse, you can help the local population in care centers, hospitals and pharmacies. These medical facilities aim to provide medical and health services to the local public free of charge or at a much lower price than the standard price.

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Animal Rescue in Jaipur

This animal welfare project is run by a non-profit organization in the animal care & research sector. Since the animal rescue project works from its headquarter at the centre of the city, it can serve an area of around 4-6 hectare.

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Construction Volunteering

Renovation for Schools and Public Venues

Work as a construction volunteer in India with IKPVA side by side with local people to build and renovate important public venues, such as schools, hospitals and more.

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Your Stay in jaipur, India

Lea describes her experience from the volunteer in India point of view: “Incredible, unexpected and beautiful.”

The local staff is very welcoming and helpful, always ready to give you a hand with your program or giving you tips for your leisure activities. She enjoyed everything on her trip to India, from the airport pickup, orientation, and the projects: “The people are very friendly. sometimes you can be a little bit too friendly, but it’s OK. You get used to it”.

During your stay, you will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, where you can see Jaipur’s musicians, artisans, and craftsmen. Today, the city attracts travelers for its fine jewelry, varied textiles, and sumptuous cuisine.

Moreover, there are innumerable sagas and stories of culture, traditions, practices, and valor. This diverse land of rich cultural heritage is a royal treat for your volunteer vacations!

Some Places to visit in Jaipur

After visiting some of these fascinating places, you may enjoy going out shopping in Jaipur. The famous handicrafts, silver and gold jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, beads and jewelry, blue pottery products, carpets, and textiles are the most preferred ethnic items by visitors.

Delhi, the capital of India, is close to Jaipur, and you can find good connections to other parts of the country by air, rail or roads as well.

Jaipur is one of the fastest-growing cities in India with productive investment opportunities like Mahindra World City, World Trade Park, etc.

Cultural Diversity in India

Since India is home to roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, it has become the second-most populous country, after China. And it remains one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world.

Apart from its many religions and sects, India is home to innumerable castes and tribes, as well as to more than a dozen major, and hundreds of minor linguistic groups from several language families unrelated to one another.

Earnest attempts have been made to instill a spirit of nationhood in so varied population, and India has been blessed with several leaders of world stature, notably Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, who galvanized the masses at home bringing prestige to India abroad.

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Volunteering in India - Project Details

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the programs incur a registration fee of U$ 149 on top of the program fee.
What is included in the program fee?

Pre-arrival assistance
Airport pickup and drop off
Orientation about project, country, and rules
Accommodation (triple/quadruple sharing in a volunteer apartment or dual sharing with a host family)
All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner). Authentic Indian meals
English speaking project manager to assist
In-country 24/7 emergency support throughout your stay
Travel support in India
Certificate of Volunteering
Free cultural workshops on arrival!
What is not included in the volunteer in India program fee?

Project transportation
All personal expenses
Other tours and leisure activities
No hidden costs
DescriptionThere are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in India.

IKPVA is a non-profit organization based in a developing country.

Our work is to help you help others, at the lowest possible price.

We are interested in making the programs to volunteer in India more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our programs in India normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Location – Jaipur
Our cheap volunteer programs in India are based in and around the city of Jaipur.

This fascinating capital of the state of Rajasthan is one of the best-planned cities of its time.

Jaipur was established by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1927.

Since the graceful architecture of the city features many buildings painted in pink, Jaipur became known as “The Pink City”.
Accommodation & Meals
We offer two different options for accommodation: You may choose to either be placed within a very welcoming host family or to be placed within the host camp option, separate accommodation for volunteers.

Choosing whichever is better to suit to your needs and desires as a volunteer in India. Full details of the accommodation are available in our Pre-Departure Guide.

Both are great options and we’re sure you will have a fantastic time!
Start & Duration
Our programs to volunteer in India start every 3 weeks on a Saturday.

You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks.
Arrival & Orientation
Volunteers should organize to arrive at Jaipur International Airport.

Airport pick-up and drop-off are included in your program fee. A representative will meet you on arrival.

Orientation takes place on your first Monday and will cover

About India
About your program & other projects
Additional options such as excursions and learning programs
Project extension
Cultural responsibility
Basics of Hindi (Native Indian language)
C form (Foreigner registration)
Code of conducts
Project visit
Requirements to Volunteer in India
Volunteers work 4 to 6 hours daily, Monday to Friday.

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement as a volunteer in India.

All volunteers must have adequate travel insurance.
Language Requirements
Fluency in English is required in all the projects to volunteer in India.
As a volunteer in India, you will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. There will always be a member of the local team working with you at the projects. The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience as a volunteer in India.
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Volunteer Reviews in India


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