Alternative Spring Break Volunteering Programs In India 2024

Are you thinking of embarking on an epic adventure during Spring Break 2024 without breaking your bank account? Well, Volunteering India has got a bunch of amazing and affordable volunteer programs, being a part of which you’ll get to meaningfully contribute towards the developing Indian society, as well as explore the country’s rich culture and heritage.

Here are the 6 best Alternate Spring Break Volunteering Programs in India to choose from:


Street Children Volunteering Program in India

Daphne busy with a fun activity with the children

For years, this has been the most popular volunteer program in India. Being a part of this program, you’ll have to spend quality time with underprivileged kids in a slum area in New Delhi, spreading laughter, happiness, and the lights of education among them.

The Street Children Program involves conducting informal classes, engaging in playtime activities, and introducing the kids to activity-based learning. As a volunteer, you’ll have to dedicate 5-6 hours per day, five days a week to this project.

What are the main responsibilities of the volunteers?

  • Prioritize activity-based learning for effective engagement.
  • Engage in recreational and enjoyable games, incorporating lessons seamlessly.
  • Instill good habits like cleanliness, hygiene, and greetings in the children.
  • Organize educational trips to museums or zoos in Delhi, creating valuable and enjoyable learning experiences.
  • Provide essential elements such as love, care, basic literacy, and recreation.
  • Dedicate meaningful time to the children, offering them affection and support.


Disable Care Volunteering Program in India

disabled care volunteer in India

If you are eager to take up a more challenging role as a volunteer, then this program is for you. To be a volunteer for this program, you’ll have to be extremely patient, and loving, while nurturing a sense of empathy.

Volunteering India has partnered with organizations that particularly focus on taking care of these special people. The project has three centers, namely the Special Education Center, Skill Development Center, and Autism Center.

What are the main responsibilities of the volunteers?

The tasks and responsibilities of the volunteers will mainly depend on the project center.

Skill Development Center:

  • Focus on delivering vocational training to the inmates as a primary goal.
  • Supplement vocational training with therapeutic interventions such as speech and occupational therapy.
  • Engage inmates in extracurricular activities like dance and music to enhance overall well-being.
  • Offer a range of vocational training activities, including: Baking, Paper Bag and Envelope Making, Clay Modeling, Tailoring, Candle Making, Book Binding, Computer Training, etc.

Special Education Center:

  • Conduct student assessments to tailor interventions to each child’s requirements.
  • Focus on alternative strategies and therapies, such as speech therapy and multi-sensory activities, are implemented to support comprehensive development.

Autism Centre:

  • Provide care for the children, including feeding and assisting with daily chores.
  • Support their learning of fundamental lessons.
  • Engage in teaching activities such as singing, dancing, origami, or painting to enhance their skills and creativity.


Women Empowerment Program in India

India is a developing country, where women still struggle to find their identity in the society. Before you decide to volunteer for Women’s’ Empowerment, you should know why it is important to be a part of this particular project.

Being a volunteer for this program, you’ll get to work for the welfare and social development of women who are underprivileged and comes from poor backgrounds, within the capital city of New Delhi.

What are the main responsibilities of the volunteers?

  • Engage with girls aged 16-20 and conduct English classes to enhance their language skills, facilitating their career development.
  • Participants with specific skills can contribute to vocational courses like beautician work, stitching, and handicrafts.
  • Those without specific skills can teach English, strengthening the women’s communication abilities.
  • Offer guidance on maintaining a nutritional and wholesome diet.
  • Provide assistance and computer training to empower these women within the organization.


Childcare and Elephant Volunteering Program in India

volunteer with elephants in India

This is a 2-Weeks Volunteer Program in India, curated for those who wish to travel and volunteer, and experience the best that the country has to offer! This unique volunteering opportunity starts from the vibrant capital city of India, Delhi, and then leads participants through the enchanting ‘Golden Triangle’—a mesmerizing journey through Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. And to say the least, spring is the best time to explore these places!

Immerse yourself in the heartwarming experience of spending valuable time with underprivileged children in Delhi, making a positive impact on their lives. Additionally, contribute to the well-being of rescued elephants in Agra, offering a helping hand to these majestic creatures.

Highlights of the program:

  • Volunteer for Delhi’s Street Children and positively impact the lives of these youngsters.
  • Support the local center for administration tasks and fundraise for their essential needs.
  • Volunteer at an Elephant rescue center/hospital on the outskirts of Agra.
  • Discover the cultural richness of Delhi, visiting UNESCO Heritage monuments like Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, and the Red Fort.
  • Experience the marvel of the Taj Mahal during sightseeing in Agra.
  • Embark on a city tour of Jaipur, completing the iconic ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.


Medical Internship Program in India


If you are a pre-med, nursing or medical student looking for a meaningful internship opportunity, then this program will aptly suit your needs. It’ll not will give you a chance to work alongside professional doctors and nurses in a hospital, but it’ll also help you to understand the healthcare scenario in developing Asian nations.

What are the main responsibilities of the interns?

  • Actively participate in medical procedures beyond independent capabilities.
  • Shadow, observe, and provide basic assistance during the internship.
  • Engage in hands-on learning experience in a hospital setting.

In case you choose to come in a group, Volunteering India can organize for health care or dental camps, where you can reach out to more people and gather more knowledge about the diseases that people in this part of the world are most affected by.


Mini Break Volunteer Program in India

This is another 2-Weeks Special Program, being a part of which, you’ll get to teach underprivileged kids and explore Delhi and Agra. Volunteers joining this program are entrusted with the task of not only teaching and playing with the kids but also ensuring their overall well-being.

It’s a chance to contribute to creating an environment that fosters the holistic development of these underprivileged street children, paving the way for their seamless integration into mainstream society.

What are the main responsibilities of the volunteers?

  • Prioritize activity-based learning, focusing on subjective-based English, Maths, and Geography instruction.
  • Assist in the preparation and serving of nutritious meals for the children daily, collaborating with organization staff.
  • Volunteers should offer love, care, basic literacy, recreation, and dedicated time to shower affection on the children.
  • Establish a vibrant and engaging “Playway” environment for the children through activities such as songs, stories, and other creative endeavors.
  • Enhance the shelter homes by decorating and painting them with charts, colors, and papers to create an attractive and clean atmosphere.

During the weekend, you’ll get to explore the picturesque town of Agra, walk down the courtyard of the Agra Fort, and witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal.


What our volunteer says about her experience: 


rachelRachel, from Aberdeenshire

Apart from being an absolutely beautiful country where I made so many fond memories, I will always remember India as the place where my awareness of other ways of life grew tremendously. Spending time in the slums of Delhi made me realize that not only am I incredibly fortunate and that there are still so many things to be happy about in life for those who have much less. The children in the school we volunteered in were so full of happiness and stories to share with me. I have never been more inspired by a group of people that I was of those children. As one of the youngest members of our group of volunteers, I feel I learned a lot about independence and responsibility, both from my surroundings and from other group members. Most importantly of all, the volunteering journey to India has taught me things I never realized about myself, and I hope to be able to apply my newfound hope and open-mindedness to my everyday life.”


What are the accommodation and food facilities provided to the volunteers?

Volunteering India provides comfortable accommodation to all, at the volunteer houses located in suitable areas where there’s accessibility to almost everything – starting from ATMs to medicine shops and even malls!

Delhi accommodation

Delhi accommodation while volunteering

In New Delhi, participants are accommodated in our volunteer house in South Delhi. Rooms are allotted on a sharing basis, and there’s WiFi, hot water, filtered drinking water, satellite TV, and all other provisions. Volunteers will be served hot and healthy meals on all weekdays. For weekends, we give our volunteers the chance to explore the local food, and savor the delicacies!


To know more, you can write to us at [email protected] and our Program Advisors will get back to you.

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