Volunteer Summer Program - Delhi 2013
Volunteering India offers an exciting opportunity for the volunteers with a combination of volunteer programs and weekend excursions in the capital city of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This program gives you an opportunity to volunteer in Delhi
as well as explore the world famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit.
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Volunteers will be working in the Street Children Project or at an Orphanage placement in Delhi. Under this project ,volunteers take informal education classes with the children, play games with the children and introducing them to different new activities. Volunteers work at the various contact points or shelter homes, being run by various organizations, which serve as day care centers for these street children. They can assist in providing love, care, basic literacy, recreation and most importantly spend time and shower affection on them.
Duration: 3 weeks
10th June 2013 - 29th June 2013
08th July 2013 - 27th July 2013
05th Aug 2013 - 24th Aug 2013
Arrival in Delhi - One Day before the Program Start date.
Working hours: 4-5 hours, 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Weekends: Travel/Sightseeing included in Cost
Orientation Session- First Day of the Program
Welcome to India, introduction to the program in Delhi, safety issues, basic culture and history about India. Also learn about your program schedule and tour program to follow.
Daily Program Schedule
Breakfast: - 8:30am
Departure to Project work area: - 9.30am
Return from Project Work area: – 3:30 -4:00pm
Free time: -4:00 - 7 pm
Dinner: - 6:30 pm
Weekend Tour - 1- Discover Delhi's most visited spots
India Gate - At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Lotus Temple - South East of Delhi, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lust landscaped gardens. The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.
Qutab Minar - is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
Akshardham Temple - The temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Opened in 2005, the temple complex displays displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Weekend Tour 2 - Visit some of the most exotic palaces in Jaipur
You will visit some of the most exotic palaces in Jaipur including: - The Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. You will also be exploring Jaipur’s famous Johary Bazar which is a shopper’s paradise for hand crafted materials
Weekend Trip 3 - Day trip to TAJ MAHAL in Agra
The TAJ MAHAL : -is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also listed among the NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF WORLD. TAJ MAHAL is also known as the monument of love as it was built by Emperor Shahjehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
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What does your Program Fee Cover ?
Pre Departure information - A comprehensive booklet to prepare you for your trip before you come. You will get this booklet as soon as you pay your registration fee after completing your application form online. The booklet provides information regarding the country , projects , coordinators , Things to pack , Visas and Emergency Contact Information.
Airport Pickup - We will provide airport pickup in Delhi for volunteers arriving from 6 am to 10 pm. Volunteers arriving at other times can wait in the arrival lounge for us to pick them up in the morning. If you are travelling in India before we can also arrange to pick you up from your hotel, bus stand or train station in Delhi.
Orientation - A half day orientation will be provided by our staff. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc.Volunteers are encouraged to join the Orientation Week - Learn Language, History, Culture & Discover India! in Delhi which gives them an opportunity to explore different sights in Delhi and also learn some basic Hindi.
Accommodation - Volunteer accommodations are provided in the volunteers home. Volunteering India maintains two volunteer houses in posh South Delhi localities. Both the accommodations have wifi Internet, filtered water, fridge, microwave, running water and electricity along with Air Conditioning for summer months provided during the night. Accommodation would be provided in a 3 or 4 star hotel during the trip to Jaipur.
Food - Volunteers are served with two meals a day in this project, breakfast and dinner. Typical vegetarian Indian meals may include Dal (Lentils), Curry, Rice, Vegetables, Salad, Yoghurt, Roti (Indian Bread). We can accommodate any special meal requirements for volunteers.
In-country support - 24 hours support provided by our local staff. Volunteers have the support and assistance of the local coordinators and staff in case of any Emergency. All our staff and coordinators are available in mobile for any help which is required by volunteers.
Monument Entry Fee - The tour includes all monument entry fee.
What your Program Fee does not cover?
Personal expenses such as toiletries etc
Travel Medical Insurance