Volunteer for Women Empowerment in India with Volunteering India
Though India's women have made rapid strides in every walk of life and done their country proud, yet very often incidents of atrocities committed on them are reported by the media. There are many women who at some time in their life have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse. A large number of non-government organizations, besides the efforts put in by the government have come forward to help the battered and disadvantaged women.
Women Empowerment is a universal theme and yet it is much needed in India. The new India and the old India is still divided in its thoughts. However, the fight for equality starts with the right kind of support and education. A lot of NGOs are working towards empowerment of women in India. Volunteering India works with several NGOs in Delhi to provide volunteer work opportunities for international volunteers to come and help these women in which ever way possible. As a VI Volunteer your work in Women Empowerment Program will help women get the kind of exposure and independence they need.
Volunteers need to be over 18 years old at the time they take part in the program and should be able to speak in English fluently. You also need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
Volunteers work in different centers set up by NGO's working for women development. These centers provide counseling and help women by providing adult literacy classes , beautician course training, computer training and income generating activities training. These centers mainly focus on the development of women and young girls living in the urban poor areas in Delhi and surrounding areas.Volunteers work along with the women and organization staff in these centers and offer their services.Volunteers work for around 5 hrs a day for 5 days in a week.
A Day in the life of a Volunteer in this project
As a volunteer in this project you would live in our accommodation, everyday after Breakfast - which is usually around 8:30 you would leave for your placement by your choice of transport, i.e bus, metro or auto rickshaw. All placements are around 15 - 30 minutes away by public transport from our accommodations. Some women empowerment placements are also walking distance from the accommodations. You would usually start work around 10:00 am and go on for 4-5 hours depending on the amount of work on a particular day. Lunch can be taken at a nearby restaurant or cafe which would be shown to you during your orientation. After work you can go around and explore the city or feel free to come back home. After dinner which is in the evening you are free to go to a nearby market for shopping or hang out with other volunteers to catch your favourite TV show or rent a DVD and enjoy the evening at home. The accommodations also have wi fi Internet which makes communication easy with your friends and family back home or keep the world updated on Facebook or your blog! Enjoy a good night sleep in your air conditioned room (air conditioning is provided only during summer).
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 traveling 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.
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). For volunteers that are staying the orphanage accommodation, you would get 2 to 3 meals per day.
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.
What your Program Fee does not cover?
- Visa Fee
- Personal expenses such as toiletries etc
- Local transport
- Travel Medical Insurance
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- Childcare Volunteer Program
- Mentally Disabled Children Program
- Mini Break Program - Palampur
- Volunteer Teaching Program
- Dental Elective Internship
- Medical Internship Program