Volunteering Healthcare Program in Palampur- Dharamshala; India Review
Kathleen Froese (Canada ) Volunteering Healthcare Program in Palampur- Dharamshala; India

What areas did you like about our website?

Well laid out and easy to use. Very Informative. The Testimonies were great to read.

Any recommendations to improve the website?

No, It was perfect.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Great information, it was really very useful in helping me pack. It answered most of my questions. It was nice to know a little bit more about what you would be doing there.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I loved working at the Children's Hospital. Dr. Nirdosh and all of the staff are incredible people - so Kind, Caring and Compassionate. I felt that we both larened a lot from each other. I would love to return in the near future. I reallt felt Valued.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house is fantastic! such a beautiful place to stay - so peaceful and quiet. Bobby- your family is so welcoming. Thank you! I appreciated having a Volunteers kitchen, bathroom and internet. I was very comfortable and the food was amazing.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I absolutely loved working at the Hospital. I also really enjoyed the trip to Mcleodganj. All of Palampur is great. I can't wait to return to this area.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Most Definitely! I can't say enough good about this experience.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby and Amit were both wonderful. Thank you for your hospitality for the dinner out and for all of your support. Even when you were away, I felt completely supported.Thank you again :)

Volunteering Daycare program Palampur-Dharamshala; India Review
Matt Hayes (New Zealand ) Volunteering Daycare program Palampur-Dharamshala; India

What areas did you like about our website?

I took pleasure in the fact that the website was informative, simple to use and easy to understand. The feedback of other volunteers on the site was interesting.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The service of the staff was excellent as they answered all of my question very quickly. I was very much impressed.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I did enjoy it very much,particularly teaching at the Tea Garden.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Excellent, and Excellent. The place was very good .... and the neighborhood as well.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Playing cricket with three different groups of people, meeting other volunteers and also forming bods with the children at the daycare and tea garden.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, for sure! The reasons for Volunteering in Palampur with Volunteering India varies between individuals, but there are always reason. And they are always substantial.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby was a great host and both he and Amit are very Competent coordinators. I was expecting a very dismissive medical type, but both of them are very Caring and easy to talk to. Thanks alot!

Volunteering at Women Empoerment Program, Delhi - India Review
Annelie Schneider (Germany ) Volunteering at Women Empoerment Program, Delhi - India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I was in contact with Office in India. They answered all the question I had and helped to find my lost payment bill :)

Would you like to share your experience about Airport Pickup?

My arrival was a bit stressful for me as the Airline lost my luggage but after I arrived in Delhi and was directly picked up from Rajiv's assistant (I didn't had to search him!!!), Rajiv helped me to get my Luggage back!

Did you enjoy working at your project?

AMAZING!!!The women at the center are powerful and amazing. Sometime I don't feel like I am helping them than they are helping me with their everyday Smiling faces! sometime we just talk to the girls but even this helps them because so they can practice English in conversations.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house is Great! I love the Bed, my room, the evenings with the other volunteers, the food [we got some cooking lessons from Didi :) ]

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Lovely :)Rajiv is taking care of us all the time. I got sick and he have done the best. I brought me to the Doctor and was asking me everyday How I am feeling!He always asking about our trips ow how do we like our work. He tries to let us feel comfortable in this completely different world!!

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Ofcourse! you can't get a better impression of India and its people!!!!

Natasha Raithatha (United Kingdom ) Volunteering Teaching Program, Delhi - India

How was your experience with Volunteering India!

It was very wonderful, I had some great Time working with the kids. The information provided by Volunteering India was very helpful and I knew it since the beginning what I would be doing, where I will be working. SO I had the clear idea about my Trip. Volunteering India staff was very quick in responding to my queries, I had an amazing experience working with all of them. I am looking forward to work with them again in near future. I would also recommend this to all who are looking forward to experience real India.Thank you so much All .....

Anika Raithatha (United Kingdom ) Volunteering Teaching Program, Delhi - India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very helpful and the questions it did not answer, I was able to contact Rajiv and Sahil.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

A very rewarding and fulfilling time we had. I will be coming back to do it again!!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very comfortable. Everyone is so caring and loving and made the stay comfortable and pleasant.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children at the placement were fabulous. Overall the whole tip was an experience in itself for lifetime.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All were very good and caring Thank you to Rajiv, Priya and Dheeraj.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Thank you keep doing what you are doing, you all are doing very great Job!

3 weeks child care program Palampur - Dharamshala; India Review
Eleanor Hennen (USA ) 3 weeks child care program Palampur - Dharamshala; India

What areas did you like about our website?

It was very informative with good details about each Program and location.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I thought it was informative and gave good insight into what was to come.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I did, I thought the Orphanage was a great experience. I liked the pre-school as well.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Food was excellent!Charan is a great cook and Bobby's house was lovely and very comfortable!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My trip to Manali and working at the Orphanage.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, ofcourse.There is not a single reason for not doing so!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby was very friendly and helpful. he was always there to answer question. I really appreciate the work he did.

Isuri Nethmini (Sri Lanka ) Volunteer in Orphanage program Delhi - India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was Good. All the information I needed was there.It was very very helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Yes, I very much did. I am going to do it again for sure. It is an amazing experience.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very comfortable. Food is amazing. Tea is the Best

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I learned alot about India, the People, the Culture. This has been an amazing opportunity.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will for sure ......

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everybody was Very friendly. If any problem occur we can ask for any help. Dheeraj is very helpful.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Overall a good experience. had a very great time.Thank you for everything :)

Kristine Jeffrey (USA ) Volunteer healthcare program, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

Good communications - all questions answered promptly.

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

Airport pickup went smoothly - No Problems.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I really enjoyed going to do rural immunizations in the morning. Everyone was very friendly, the coordinator was helpful and other workers showed us around very well.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Homestay was definitely a highlight! The family couldn't have been more fun or nicer. the food was very good. Many laughs and good times shared!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Friendly and Helpful. I am very thankful to them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Definitely I will recommend this program to my friends and family.

Chandra Merreighn ( USA ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

The emails were very helpful and securing. They were very detailed.

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

The Airport pick up was communicated well.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

The language and culture week was very well done. It was exciting, educational and helpful. The sightseeing was fun and our teacher was very knowledgeable.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The meals and accommodation were very nice. The host family was very understanding and helpful considering my situation.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Lisa Sarah (USA ) Women Empowerment Program, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

Information given by Volunteering India was very clear and helpful. Felt confident for my First trip to India

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

Very smooth. had no problem finding my coordinator. Everything was perfect.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Really enjoyed my placement. I was welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. Wonderful experience and would highly recommend it.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Very welcoming and always so helpful. Felt very happy at the home stay and hope to stay in touch. Food was delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very Good! always able to answer my questions and helped me to settle in well.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will recommend this organization to all who are interested in Volunteering abroad.

Mak Ming Shan Vincent (China ) Volunteer Street Children Program, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

The booklet was very helpful. It contained all the information I needed or a volunteer should know before leaving his/her country.

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

Smooth and Punctual ...

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I did enjoyed, it was quite good. The street children were very attentive and responsive and the location was not far from where I lived.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Excellent. Very nice and the rooms are clean. Host family is very friendly. Overall it was very satisfying.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Gave very specific and clear instructions and helpful whenever I needed something.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will ... infact I have already talked to few of my close friends to try Volunteering India.

Chloe Chenng (USA ) Teach English program, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

The India booklet is detailed and helpful. It helped me a lot to prepare myself.

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

Good and on time .... I need to not to wait for pick up.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Good choice of environment, glad to have worked with lots of children in a local village. Children are active, enthusiastic. Nice classroom as well.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Extremely Friendly and welcoming family. Nice big rooms; good food and provides filtered water. Enjoyed my stay very much with them.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Provided useful information to us, very concerned with our safety.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Definitely!

Mesfer Alqahtani (Saudi Arabia ) Volunteer Teaching Program in Palampur

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I am really enjoying myself working at Gyan Deep Senior Secondary School. The project I am working on is about teaching several grades. I love teaching and think I am trying as much as I can with the students. Also, the school is nice place to be with intelligent students. The staff of my school are very welcoming and they showed me a lot of respect.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The volunteer base is very neat and clean. It is the best volunteer placement I had ever been and the food is also very delicious. In fact, I love Indian food, it suits my appetite.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Our Coordinator and staff were great people. They helped me throughout my volunteer work and they try their best to make sure everything is okay with every single volunteer, as well as give us very useful advice that we need.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I think that the most highlighted things are visiting India and at the same time explore with Indian Culture. Also, I get a chance to see things, visit places and be present and to feel them differently.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes I will definitely recommend this program and organization to others.

Araba Brown ( ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Had all the information we needed and more! Only thing we struggled with slightly is our \"address telling the rickshaw drivers \"10 Siri fort road\" wasn\'t always enough!

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, most incredible experience. The people were extremely nice and welcoming.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very clean and comfortable and amazing food! Lovely, welcoming family.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All extremely friendly and helpful. Made me feel safe and at home.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Volunteering with the children was a real eye opener and definitely one of my highlights. Also seeing Akshardham temple was incredible. Delhi started to feel like my home!

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

If you want a life changing experience and a cultural shock!

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I like to say massive thank you to everyone, it has really been the most amazing experience!

Street Children Program Review
Sarah Hearld (USA ) Street Children Program

Pre Departure

All of the questions that i asked were answered.My emails were always returned.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

Good.There was someone there to greet me on my arrival with my name sign.

Placement/Volunteer Project

I loved the kids that i worked with ! The staff was also helpful.Especially i would say the biggest challenge was the language barrier.

Home Stay /Host family and meals

Host family were very nice.Meals were great especially.The family was very kind to me and were generous enough to let myself and other volunteers participate in their families Diwali celebration.

Coordinator

He was very helpful and kind. I felt like i could talk to him.He answered any question that i asked.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

   Volunteer Healthcare program, Delhi Review
Rachael Crayton (UK ) Volunteer Healthcare program, Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

Good information pack provided, very detailed and accurate.

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

Timely Friendly and Welcoming.Thank You :)

Did you enjoy working at your project?

As I am a trained nurse I got very involved with the vaccination program. I gained a lot of experience and really felt like I helped. The language barrier was a problem at first but if you use your imitative, this problem can be easily solved.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Priya's food is amazing! The whole family were lovely very welcoming and sweet. They looked after me very well and I feel very happy to call them my friends.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv is very knowledgeable and helpful. Thanks to him and Dheeraj I never faced any issue or problem during my stay with Volunteering India.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Most definitely ....

Volunteer in an Orphanage  Review
Kerry Herdegen (USA ) Volunteer in an Orphanage

Pre Departure

All of my questions and concerns were answered before I came. I had very little problems communicating and felt very well cared for in the pre departure phase.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

I ended up having flight number and arrival time changed and we still managed to find each other with relative ease.

Placement

I felt the placement was a great match to the needs of the boys at the orphanage and I really had a great time.

Accommodation

Living right with the boys was a wonderful way to really get to know each other .The facilities were good.

Coordinator

He was very knowledgeable and easy to get to know .I did not have any major issues, but felt that he was present and available should I ever need him. He was really helpful and made me feel comfortable in India.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

Volunteer to Teach English in India Review
Pooja Patel (United Kingdom ) Volunteer to Teach English in India

Pre Departure

Contact by email and then phoned the coordinator .Very helpful and informed me on how program will run.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

Pickup was smooth. Coordinator took us to family on first day and showed us the project site.

Placement/Volunteer Project

Street children project and Teaching English/Games to underprivileged children was a difficult task but very satisfying. Children were very keen to learn.

Home Stay /Host family and meals

Host family were very welcoming and helpful.

Coordinator

He was very helpful and gave me all the relevant information when required.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

Day Care Center Program Review
Heeral Patel (United Kingdom ) Day Care Center Program

Pre departure

Had good contact via email with staff.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

Was picked up straight away by the coordinator and had no problems at all.

Placement / Volunteer Project

Project was very fulfilling and definitely worth experiencing.Would do something like this again but maybe a different project.

Home stay/Host family and meals

Host family was lovely and friendly.I was made to feel very welcome and the meals were delicious.Would definitely like to stay with them again.

Coordinator

Was friendly .

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

Street Children Program Review
Keith Wiggins (Australia ) Street Children Program

Pre Departure

Absolutely no problems. Emails answered promptly and professionally.

Placement/ Volunteer Project

Will never forget it. Staff was very helpful. Did much cleaning and washing, painting etc.Took kids to zoo.Hope to keep contact.

Home stay/Host family and meals

Nice and friendly family

Coordinator

He was knowledgable at history and culture and a great guide. Would be good to have spent more time with.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

Orphanage Program Review
Chris Massie (USA ) Orphanage Program

Pre Departure

I had no real Problems with the pre departure, it was nice and clear.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

Ramesh was very prompt in picking me up from the Bangalore airport.

Placement/Volunteer Project

I loved the trust. The kids and kissy were great. Pastor Charles was nice and helpful.

Home Stay /Host family and meals

The meals and accommodation were great and I was very well taken care of.

Coordinator

He was very helpful and kind. I felt like i could talk to him.He answered any question that i asked.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES

I would definately recommend this program to my friends and family.

Volunteer in the Himalayas in India Review
Anastasia Zakharova (Australia ) Volunteer in the Himalayas in India

Pre Departure

Pre-departure information regarding the day care centre was sufficient to get an understanding of what was required of us (volunteers).

Arrival/Airport Pickup

My flight was on time (surprisingly), and everything was very well organized!

Placement/Volunteer Project

I was placed in the host family at Bobby’s house. Again, everything was well prepared! Bobby showed us the day care centre, where we were supposed to be working on the second day of my stay (Monday), and later, we organized the work at local school also 3 days a week. There was not always a lot of kids in the day care centre though, and school has proven to be quite challenging, but I would have preferred to spend more time teaching English there.

Home Stay /Host family and meals

The room was clean and comfortable, food was fantastic.

Coordinator

Bobby was very helpful , he answered all my questions and made me feel safe and comfortable during my stay in Palampur.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES!
It is a fantastic place, not like the rest of India (as far as I have seen it): very relaxed, safe and beautiful. If he or she likes kids of all ages and prepared to be creative, patient and enthusiastic about it, it is, indeed, the place to be!

Child Care Program Review
Grant Austin (USA ) Child Care Program

What areas did you like about our website?

From what I remember, the website was fairly concise, but informative and helpful. The orientation week was described on a day-by-day basis, which was nice; it gave me a good idea of what to expect during my first week in Delhi. I also remember watching a video of a past volunteer talking about his experiences in the program, as well as photos of past volunteers with kids. Both of these were good additions to the website.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet was nice and was very helpful to my mother. I got some good tidbits about Indian culture from it, but apart from that, I would have been fine without it. The staff was excellent in answering all my questions through e-mail promptly and completely.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Working at my daycare was a rewarding and challenging experience. The kids were very young and naturally had short attention spans. I am glad to have had the experience, and I hope that my presence brightened their days a little bit.

Accommodation and meals

No complaints whatsoever with the accommodation. Bobby, you have a beautiful home and family, and it was an honor to be your guest for 3 weeks. All of the food served was good, Lekh Raj was very kind and did an excellent job. My only request would be a little more variety in the meals, but I also understand the need for caution in serving anything that might upset a volunteer’s stomach.

Coordinator

Bobby, it has been such a pleasure to have spent these few weeks with you and Amit. You have both been very kind to me, and have made me feel like a good friend, not just a volunteer. I am as sad to leave you both as I am my fellow volunteers. Thank you both so much for everything, and I hope to come back and see you again sometime in the next few years. Until then, we’ll keep in touch online!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

The highlight of my volunteering experience was a little girl in my daycare named Swati. She was so adorable and always smiling. She was never mean to the other children and was a joy to be around. The whole trip was a highlight for me. This being my first time in India, I enjoyed taking in every moment. I particularly enjoyed riding on a motorcycle in Delhi, a meal at Swagath (restaurant in Delhi), trips to McLeod Ganj and Manali, and spending time with my fellow volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes!

Language and Cultural Orientation Week, Delhi Review
Jessica Exton (Australia ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week, Delhi

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Language classes were very valuable, we were encouraged to learn many useful phrases and enjoyed the informative insight into the written script.

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

Lovely accommodation, have everything I need and Rajiv and Priya have made me feel so welcome. Food is yummy and nutritious and I am feeling very comfortable here.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

It was very interesting hearing the insightful talks while seeing seeing the sights. travelling to and from was efficient and comfortable. Lovely experience.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Lovely staff. Have made me feel very welcome and are efficient and organised. Have enjoyed getting to know the family.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Definitely a great way to introduce oneself to the culture and country.

Child Care Program Review
Avni Shah (USA ) Child Care Program

What areas did you like about our website?

I liked that the website was easy to work through. It was nice to see the pictures and read some of the testimonials on the website because that helped me and my parents in picking India to volunteer at.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare? The Pre Departure Booklet was pretty helpful in telling me about India and the weather and surroundings. Email responses were quick and helpful and every time I called the staff was helpful in answering my questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I did enjoy working at my placement. I was placed at a day care center which was very nice and I really enjoyed volunteering with the children.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was wonderful. Living with the family was really nice. The meals were nice.

Coordinator

Bobby was an amazing coordinator. He was always helpful and was making sure we were all taken care of. I could not have asked for a better coordinator. He was great and always made me feel as if I could ask him for anything.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

The highlight of my volunteering experience was when I was helping a little boy read a book and he could read the story on his own after. It really made me feel as if I helped the boy and the day care center. Also, just working with the teachers at the day care made me very happy.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend the volunteering placements in Palampur to other people.

Summer Volunteer Program 2009 Review
Priscilla Anne Marie Vogl (Canada ) Summer Volunteer Program 2009

What areas did you like about our website?

I really enjoyed the video of that volunteer from Chicago. The Facebook link was also useful.

Any recommendations to improve the website

More Videos of Volunteers and the children would put people at ease/make them sure that the organization is legit.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I was impressed with the detailed guide and the quick response via email that I recieved from the staff.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, I wish the staff at the placement spoke better English becuase I had many questions. The Project and the place was fantastic. The kids were GREAT!

Accommodation and meals

The meals were extremely healthy/ well prepared. The accommodation was cleaned well regularly. Didi is the best!

Coordinator

Very helpful & sweet! It was a pleasure to speak to someone who could answer all my questions about India. Thank you for having such acceptance for so many people living at your home! I felt welcome and comforted & am so happy that I made the desicion to come here! Thank you for taking us out for such amazing meals as well!!!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Being able to meet such amazing kids at my volunteer placement. They were truly memorable! The chance to explore north India during the weekends with an amazing group of other volunters was also a treat!

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes! I have already told all my friends who are considering coming to India for the first time.

Any comments and suggestions

I think you all did a great job at introducing us to India and making us feel like we had a home in Delhi. Everytime we went away on weekends and come back - we kept saying \"I\'m so glad to be back home!\"

Summer Program Golden Triangle Tour - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

The tour was a nice break from taking the hectic trains around India. Jaipur is a wonderful & coloful city & seeing the Taj Mahal in Agra will Always be in my memory. It was great to take part in Summer Program to be able to do this.

Calder Bethke (USA ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week, Delhi - India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you?

Good ... very detailed and to the point

Tell us about your Airport pickup.

It was on time, Found sign with my name within 5 minutes. It all went smooth.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Good, Saw most of the sign's in Delhi.Hindi classes were very, got to learn so many things about Indian Culture and learned some useful Hindi phrases.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Very Good, enjoyed my stay, Friendly. The maid didi was very friendly and

Summer Volunteer Program India Review
Reyes Felip (Spain ) Summer Volunteer Program India

What areas did you like about our website?

I liked the information given on the website, the fact that it had a Facebook link to its group, so that we can meet other volunteers before coming. Also I liked the evaluation feedback from past volunteers.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very helpful, the booklet was very informative as it helped me to prepare my stay. As for the service given, it was always quickly answered any possible doubt through email.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

It was an unforgettable experience. I did not only enjoy my placement, but learnt many things from the place and people I worked with.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was good, we had more facilities than I had expected. The meals were the traditional meals from Indian family and we even learnt how to make some of the dishes, thanks to Priya.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

I cannot tell just one thing. It has been the overall experience of living. Delhi is crazy but once you get used to it, you start enjoying it. As I said the work with children was were rewarding.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Of Course!

Orientation Week

It was very informative. I loved the combination of Indian culture lessons plus Hindi classes and trips to Delhi\'s monuments.

Summer Program 2009

It was an excellent program. I would definately recommend it to everyone. Within four weeks, you get lot of experiences, the orientation week, the placement with the children and the final travelling Golden Triangle trip. We visited so many interesting places and it was very easy as we had private driver and a permanent guide with us.The hotels and the food was excellent.

Child Care Program Review
Sarah Landry Maltais (Canada ) Child Care Program

What areas did you like about our website?

It was easy to navigate and easy to get an idea of each program.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, I really enjoyed it. The kids were adorable and I had a great time with them. My day care was well attended and there was always lots of action.

Accommodation and meals

Excellent! Bobby’s house is awesome and very cozy. His family and staff are really welcoming and nice, I immediately felt at home and very comfortable.

Coordinator

Bobby is awesome! He is always available and goes the extra mile to make our stay really a great experience. He really makes a point that the volunteers are not only taken care of but also understand the Indian culture.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Seeing the kids getting really exited to learn new games and do new activities. Walking home with a little girl from the day care with whom I had a great connection.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes of course!

   Language and Cultural Orientation Week Review
Nikki Hiu-tung Sham (UAE ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

We Learn much from the classes, especially some useful phrases.

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

Food in India are very nice :) The accommodation is very good, but Heat in India is quite too much .....

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

It is good to have visiting different historical sites in Delhi. I took a lot of pictures and I have to say people in India are actually friendly.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The only person we are sticking with is Mr. Rajiv. he is very friendly and helpful. We have a wonderful week. He drive us around and told us about the History.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend this program to all my family and friends.

   Language and Cultural Orientation Week Review
Peter Lamiszki ( USA ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Well chosen information and lesson schedule.

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

The food is good and I appreciate how the staff tries to provide some amount of variety. I wasn't expecting filtered water on site so that was a nice surprise.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

A good experience. No changes are required.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Extremely intelligent and caring. Could not be better.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will

Child Care Program Review
May Soh (Australia ) Child Care Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The description of the program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Excellent. The staff was also good in following up on queries.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, it was great.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was good and comfortable and the hosts were really hospitable. The meals were a bit repetitive and a bit of variety would have been good. Overall, the meals were delicious though.

Coordinator

The coordinators were fantastic. Both were friendly and extremely hospitable to the volunteers. I enjoyed my time thoroughly.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Working at the daycare centre and getting to know the children was the highlight of my trip as that was the main objective of this project. There were also many additional benefits such as meeting other volunteers, the tour of the tea gardens and the great surroundings of the accomodation.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes

John Clapp (New Zealand ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week, Delhi

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Rajiv was very thorough with all aspects. He is a knowledgeable and thoughtful man and explained in details. I particularly enjoyed learning about the History of India.

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

Food - Priya did an excellent job preparing and presenting all meals. There was good variety and it always tasted yummy. I learned a lot from Priya. Welcome Dinner - very good. Accommodation - Rajiv, Priya and Jenny were very Welcoming. I have no reason to complain. Everything was Perfect.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

Again I could not fault this. Dheeraj and Rajiv were knowledgeable and made sure experience was memorable.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv is very Organised and Professional.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will tell other to come and I will definitely return.

Street Children Program Review
Kate Wood (Australia ) Street Children Program

Pre Departure

Good information, prompt and efficient contact.

Arrival/Airport Pickup

No Problems, smooth pickup and transfer to home.

Placement/Volunteer Project

Eye Opening and heart wrenching experience working with the poor runaway or abandoned boys at the shelter. Despite their plight, boys were happy, friendly, smart. Most with great potential. The staff working at shelter give boys an opportunity they would otherwise not get for return to families, or training for jobs or futher education. I have such admiration for those staff working there. It was an inspirational place.

Home Stay /Host family and meals

Home stay was very comfortable. host family made everyone feel welcome and part of the family life and celebrations (diwali) with us. they were always supportive and the meals were outstanding. It was a home away from home!

Coordinator

Rajiv was a friendly and supportive coordinator. He had a wealth of knowledge of Indian culture, hostory and way of life, here which he shared with us constantly. He was very organised and always there to sort out any problems.

Would you recommend this program to future Volunteers

YES!

Volunteer in Health Program Review
Kathleen Froese (Canada ) Volunteer in Health Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Everyone was wonderful- Thanks for replying promptly to many emails. The pre departure booklet was very informative and really helped me pack. It would be helpful to know the ages of children in the host family so that I could have bought more age appropriate gifts.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I really enjoyed working at Csi. The staff were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Dr. Manish is wonderful. I learnt so much about India's healthcare and poverty. It's a fabulous program.

Accommodation and meals

Beautiful accommodation! Very clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. The host family was so wonderful and very welcoming. I enjoyed learning about traditional Indian Culture.

Coordinator

Thank you for everything. I felt very supported and safe.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

It's hard to choose just one highlight! I really enjoyed living with the family and playing with their young children and celebrate Holi. I also really enjoyed working in the mobile health van, It was such a great learning experience. The trip to Taj Mahal was also very memorable.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes! Wonderful Program

Volunteer Teaching English Review
Parminder Dhillon (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Teaching English

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The information provided was extremely useful and answered all the questions which I had mentally prepared.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes! Everyone was warm and friendly.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was excellent and the meals were very tasty.

Coordinator

Rajiv and Priya have been very welcoming and warm. I felt like if I had any problem I could ask the both of them. Thank You!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Meeting such wonderful volunteers was a clear highlight! Along with observing the chaos that is Delhi.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes

Any comments and suggestions

Thanks so much for being so hospitable! I have had an amazing stay. Thank you sooo much!

Women Empowerment Program Review
Katie Weilbacher (USA ) Women Empowerment Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

All of my Pre - Departure e-mails were answered promptly and I was pleased with the level of communication. The booklet had useful information about the program and when paired with reading guidebooks I felt very well prepared for India.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I enjoyed the Womens Empowerment program very much. The girls are 16 - 24 and learning vocational skills. I worked mostly in a computer class + simply speaking in English to help them practice. The girls were SO fun, energetic and happy to learn. The staff and director made me feel very welcome.

Accommodation and meals

The volunteers home in Rajiv's family home was well equipped with TV, hot showers, WiFi and it was nice having our own space to "come home to" at the end of our workday. The house is in South Delhi in a very nice + Safe neighbourhood with amenities close by. The food, mostly vegetarian, was yummy!

Coordinator

Rajiv, his wife Priya and Dheeraj all were caring + available for big and little questions helping with a problem or giving directions! Having a smiling face waiting at the airport was such a welcome sight!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

My personal highlights were the 30 or more "little sisters" I gained at the womens center, the knowledge that I helped them build skills for a better life and also the great friends I made among the volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes - I felt very well supported, safe, and so pleased with the volunteer work I was able to do in 1 month.

Any comments and suggestions

Volunteering India is fantastic, as is volunteer work and India itself. Do be prepared for life in Delhi - its awesome but has challenges, transportation, learning Hindi (or enough to get by) and just the details of living in India. If it is your first time I would STRONGLY recommend the Orientation week, mostly because it lets you slowly get your feet wet and acclimate to India before jumping into work + haggling with rickshaws on your own. Rajiv is very knowledgeble and educated guide - you'll get far more out of sightseeing this way then on your own

Volunteer work with street children Review
Daniel Snell (United Kingdom ) Volunteer work with street children

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very helpful and informative about pre - departure info and things to bring.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I really enjoyed my placement, mainly due to the other teachers making me feel very welcome.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Meals were nice and delicious.

Coordinator

I found Rajiv and Priya both very friendly and answered any questions I had. Thanks.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

The highlight of my trip was working with the kids and the NGO, the kids were very humbling and very enjoyable.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes, I found it a worthwhile experience.

Summer Program 2010 Review
Cristina Badillo (United Kingdom ) Summer Program 2010

What areas did you like about our website?

I general the website is quiet good and easy to follow. The most thing I have liked is the information given for each volunteering from different destinations. I liked the Facebook page so you could contact past volunteers, also meeting people going on the same program as you.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very informative and helpful. Sahil and Saurabh have helped me a lot all the time, while I was preparing my trip before I came to India via FaceBook and I really appreciate it.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I really enjoyed it. It has been a great experience working with the kids and see them happy and enjoy with us. I am now thinking of doing some volunteering in South America.

Accommodation and meals

The accommodation was better than I was expecting, very clean and comfortable. I didn't try before vegetarian food but it was delicious.

Coordinator

Our coordinators both in Delhi and Palampur have been great, they were friendly, kind and very helpful. Thank you so much for everything and good luck with new volunteers!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

About my trip it has been good to be in India and know the culture and about India. About the volunteering the kids enjoying with us everyday and to make them happy.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes.

I will really recommend this to everyone in UK and Spain. I think it is a great opportunity to help and make the children happy which come from poor families and do not have many resources. Also to be involved with different culture and customs in the country and meet new people from around the world as I have meet from Australia, Canada and USA during the program.

Summer Program India 2010 Review
Tanya Robinson (Australia ) Summer Program India 2010

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to navigate through clear concise and informative. The information on the weekend excursions sold this trip for me.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Excellent - answered most of the questions I had regarding the placement and associated excursions.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Loved it! Great kids, the Indian women we worked with were a joy to be around and the whole experience was thoroughly rewarding.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals were excellent. Staying together was a great way to bond with other volunteers. Kitchen staff were polite and wonderful cooks.

Coordinator

Amit and Bobby were organised and accommodating. They really provided home away from home atmosphere.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

The trekking was awesome and I also enjoyed village life in Palampur. It was a unique Indian experience. Also learning about women in our placement and sharing our stories was also something I will never forget.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

I will be encouraging my students back home to investigate programs such as this as a way to launch their volunteering career.

Summer Volunteer India 2010 Review
Orla Maher (Ireland ) Summer Volunteer India 2010

What areas did you like about our website?

The fact that it included both volunteering and some travelling made it appealling and at a reasonable price!

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very Good. Was good to have a lot of information before travelling to an unfamiliar country.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes. It was very enjoyable.

Accommodation and meals

Very good and excellent food.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Working with children and meeting a great group of other volunteers from around the world.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes, very worthwhile!

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Jonathan Jeppsson (Sweden ) Volunteer Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much. The school, the teachers and the manager were all very good. And the kids were fantastic. When I was teaching they took care and played with my son in the best of the ways. It feels like both me and my son has many new friends now.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was good from the start and then became even better. I have enjoyed the meals very much as well the company.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Were very good and helpful. Thanks for taking care of Olle in the way you did.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

To meet the children, learn to know them, try to teach them and see that many of them were hungry to learn. To play with them and make jokes with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes!!

Street Children Program Review
Janie Steel (UK ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Excellent, simple and to the point and very easy to understand. Staff was very efficient and helpful with answering questions and helping me to prepare.

How was your working experience at your project?

It has been a wonderful experience. I will be coming again.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Seeing the sight was great especially the Taj mahal. but main highlight would be working with the boys, they were so sweet and keen to learn. They were a joy to be with full of fun, happiness and laughter.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajeev is a very knowledgeable man. He was always there to to help and he spoke many wise and sweet words. Thank you Rajeev

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Thank you Rajeev and Priya for making me feel so welcome in your home. My experience in India, Delhi has been a delight and I will be back. God bless.

Street Children Program Review
Aaron DeBoer (USA ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The Pre-Departure booklet was very helpful. Lots of details and answered all my questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Yes, I loved it! Everything about the center was great. The staff was helpful and the children were wonderful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and Meals were wonderful!! On a scale from 1 to 10 it would be a 10! Meals tasted Delicious.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight would have to be working with the children at the center. Its the reason I came here and I feel blessed to have had the time to be with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I am recommending the program to everyone I know!Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Coordinators and staff were great. Everything was very well organized! GREAT JOB!!

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Volunteering India is great Volunteering program! It exceeded my expectation! I will highly recommend this program to everyone. Thank you for the wonderful time

Orientation + Street Children Review
Christine Neustaedter (Canada ) Orientation + Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I felt very prepared and confident when arriving here due to the Pre-Departure booklet and the responses I received to my question.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I really enjoyed my placement. I loved the interesting commute to and from and there was never a dull moment. Sangita and Irfan were great center leaders and I hope I helped even a little bit and of course the children were great plus very smart.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Thank you very much Rajiv and Priya for accommodating my food allergies. I was always well fed and it was delicious. The accommodation were pretty good as well. Thank you for the internet and satellite.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My highlight was actually the fellowship and stay sharing between all the girls. Delhi has many girls and it was great to discuss certain things with my fellow Volunteers. Besides that I loved the insanity of Chandni Chowk.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would totally recommend this program for someone who would like to experience Delhi in a safe and thorough manner.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff at Volunteering India are great. Thank you Rajiv, Priya, Sahil and Dheeraj! You made my stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Orphanage Program Review
Will Dart (USA ) Orphanage Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The site was easy to use and navigate. The actual process of signing up for Volunteering work was easy and fast.

Any recommendations to improve the website!

Everything was pretty good.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure packet was fairly comprehensive; it gave me all the vital information about what to bring, what to expect etc.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Yes, I was fortunate to have been placed at such an excellent orphanage with such great kids. These past three months have been amazing.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Great accommodations. I was always comfortable and well taken care of. Meals were awesome. My hosts consistently made good, satisfying food that I grew to love.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I really enjoyed spending so time with boys at this orphanage. Aside from that, the Durga puja festivities were simple mind-blowing, especially when viewed by motorbike.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will for sure.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Mithu has become a close friend to me. He made my stay very enjoyable and looked after my every need. He also treated me to a variety of amazing experiences and enabled me to see India like a native Kolkatan.

   Childcare Program Review
Jessica Daniels (USA ) Childcare Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the information very helpful and informative. My only suggestion is to send direct email specifically stating someone will be there to pick you up when you arrive.

How was your working experience at your project?

I loved my program and all of the children. I actually enjoyed the Tea gardens in the afternoon more than the day care. may be that can be a program of its own in the future.

Did you enjoy your meals and accommodation?

I thought both the accommodations and meals were amazing! I enjoyed getting to know the families and other volunteers the most. I hope I can come back stay again.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Getting to know the kids and people. I loved everything from the Volunteering itself to weekend trips and conversation with Rajiv and bobby.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would definitely recommend the program and I plan to when I get home.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I hope to keep in touch with everyone!

   Street Children Program Review
Chantal Van Liere (Holland ) Street Children Program

How was your working experience at your project? Did you enjoy your meals and accommodation?

Yes, very much! The people and children were all very nice. The language barrier was a bit difficult in the beginning but I managed and had a good time. about Accommodation, it was pretty good, Had large rooms. Meals were very tasty, I learned to eat some of the recipes and Roti.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes of course, its very good organized and Rajiv and Priya make you feel home and serve from the beginning. That makes it really nice to adjust to India.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All very very friendly! Rajiv and Priya are great hosts and will help you with everything also the other Volunteering India staff we met (Sahil, Sunny Dheeraj) were very friendly and helpful. It was nice they took us to places (Palampur, Cinema etc) and we could see the office.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Suggestions: - If the house is full during winter it may be handy if the other shower has the Hot water too. Maybe breakfast a little late in the weekend to get some extra sleep.I liked it very very much and if possible I would certainly do tis again.

Language and Cultural Orientation Week Review
Yuko Kawabata (Holland ) Language and Cultural Orientation Week

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

I learned a lot about India, its culture and people through this program. it was really helpful!

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

Food is delicious at home and in restaurants we went. Nice clean room, bed and bathroom which is very convenient.

How was you experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

At each place I could spent the whole day, every moment was very impressive. We got detailed explanation about everything. Overall a wonderful experience.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone is very Kind and helpful. I felt really very safe everywhere.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, of course I will.

Volunteers Orphanage Program, Delhi-India Review
Mark Willard (New Zeland ) Volunteers Orphanage Program, Delhi-India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The Pre-departure package was very useful and answered all questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

I thoroughly enjoyed working at the New Delhi Orphanage near Nizzamudin. The kids were great and made the placement a memorable experience. I would suggest that a record be taken which explains to future volunteers what previous volunteers have taught or the games played and how well the teachings and games were received. This will improve the teaching of the volunteers to the orphans.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was great and helped to make my stay very enjoyable. The meals were very good [Thanks Priya :)] and I loved the potato pumpkin mix.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my volunteering experience was the christmas/New year party at the orphanage and dancing with the kids on "Sheila ki Jawaani". The highlight of my trip was see the Taj Mahal, Humayun's tomb and getting acquinted with the Indian culture.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will recommend this to all my friends and family for sure.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv and staff were great and very friendly. They were always there to help me whenever needed.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Thank you for the memorable 4 weeks :). I will definitely come and say hi next time I am in India.

Medical and healthcare program, Palampur-India Review
Monash University - Team MED (Australia ) Medical and healthcare program, Palampur-India

How was your experience dealing with Volunteering India office prior to coming to India?

Very good, Volunteering India were very prompt to any of my queries, e-mails etc.

Tell us about your experience while volunteering in Palampur? Please also rate your coordinator in Palampur.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and all activities that were involved. Amit and Bobby were very helpful. I also enjoyed Medical checkups at the school fir the intelectually disabled.

How di you find the food and accommodation arrangements?

Food was excellent. The host family was very friendly. I enjoyed my time during my stay with Volunteering India.

Would you recomment Volunteering India to others ?

Yes, I will recommend Volunteering India to other for sure as I believe it was was an invaluable ecperience. It was really a good experince to understand medicine in rural India.

Street Children Program Review
Jenny McArthur ( United-Kingdom ) Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your Project/ Placement?

Yes, the staff and children make it very enjoyable and experience I will never forget.

Accommodation and Meals

Fantastic! You have made me feel totally at home and Priya's cooking is simply amazing!

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Seeing how the children can progress even in a short space of time and seeing how a little bit of attention makes them so happy. The hospitality of everyone I meet was amazing.

Comments about your coordinator / staff.

Rajiv has been really great and his knowledge of Delhi / India is invaluable. Always asking if we are ok and if there is anything we want or need.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to other?

Yes

Street Children Program  Review
Saskia Vingerling (Netherlands ) Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement?

Our group was at Okhla and we thought Mr. Rajiv was very kind and dedicated. We felt very welcome there and the kids were great. We felt that more emphasis should be placed on the way the kids treat each other.

How did you find the accommodation and meals?

Very welcoming and good lodging. Priya's meals were wonderful. We really appreciated the extras, such as the trip to the lotus temple which we did not pay for.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Definetely the loving, eager to learn children and the wonderful \'home\' away from home in Delhi.

How was your coordinator and our staff?

Rajiv really helped us at the placement site and we appreciated the info on cinemas, sights etc. Much can be gained at the school where we worked. Thank you for taking care of me and our students!

Would you recommend our program to others?

Yes, for sure!

Mentally Disabled Children Program Review
Dhvani Katakia (canada ) Mentally Disabled Children Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Detailed discription about each program and testimonials. Facebook Fan Page and You Tube videos were also very helpful. My e-mails were responded very quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, I became very attached to the children in less than 2 weeks and I was very sad to leave them. It was a very rewarding experience.

How was your accommodation and meals?

The house was great and the meals were also very tasty.

How was your coordinator?

Bobby is very nice and helpful. He made sure that we were always safe and comfortable.

Would you recommend this program to others?

Yes.

Teaching English Review
Tanya Singh (canada ) Teaching English

What areas did you like about our website?

The photos and videos were great, it gives the volunteers a good idea of what to expect.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes I did. The placement is very rewarding and the staff is very nice too. The children are very sweet and it is easy to get attached to them. It is rewarding to know that you are making a difference in their lives.

How was your accommodation and meals?

Both the food and accommodation were good. The house is very nice, big and clean.

How were your coordinators?

Both the coordinators (Bobby and Amit) were very nice and helpful. They gave us good answers to our questions.

Childcare and Mentally Challenged School Review
Kirsty Murphy (United Kingdom ) Childcare and Mentally Challenged School

How did you find our website and staff?

Was very informative and everything was very easy to find. The staff answered all emails very quickly and concisely.

How did you find the placement?

The daycare work was good and children were fun. The mentally challenged school was great, it is a great setup teaching the older once skills for life. The children are all lovely and I think they crave for adults to play with and get comfort from.

How was your accommodation and meals?

The food was tasty! The house is lovely and it is great to have a balcony to hang out on.

What was the highlight of your trip to Palampur?

Probably teaching the students at the mentally challenged school and getting to know that children. The trek to Triund as well, plus the weekend trips to Lord Shiva temple and buddhist monestries.

How were your coordinators?

Both Amit and Bobby were great and very helpful and informative, both made me feel very welcome and at home.

Would you recommend our program to others?

It was perfect for me and what I was looking for as I got to see how the local people live and experience India. I would definetely recommend it. - Yes

Volunteering at an Orphanage Review
Steven Pope (United Kingdom ) Volunteering at an Orphanage

Arrival and Airport Pickup

Our coordinator was very helpful when we first arrived in Bangalore and briefed us on the city and India as a whole.He made us feel at ease and prepared us for the program,

Placement

We had such an enjoyable time at the orphanage.The children were so lovely and we really felt like we struck up a bond.

Host family

Kissy was a brilliant host and the older girls were also very accommodating.She was caring and gave us our own space too.We couldn't have asked for more.

Your Indian experience on a scale of 1-10.

10

Volunteering at an Orphanage Review
Erwin van de Bunt (Netherlands ) Volunteering at an Orphanage

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The information we got before was fine and sufficient. I didnt feel we lacked any information and we asked something we got a pretty quick reply, so that was good. The part about the customs and different ways in India was for me the most helpful part.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement?

I really enjoyed working at this placement. Its great to help out the children here and to make (even though its a small) contribution to their lives. It was a great place be and I experienced a lot of freedom to do what I liked, to be myself and to take rest when I felt the need (or when it was just too hot for me…).

Accommodation and Meals

The accommodation was good. Especially because its in a really quite place compared to the city center of Kolkata. So that was really relaxed. The room, bathroom, rooftop and meals were all good and I had nothing to complain about.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip ?

The highlight for me was just hanging around with the kids on a daily basis. Just play with them and having fun with them. Seeing how they really enjoy it when you are there.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes

Volunteering at an Orphanage Review
Myrthe van der Boom (Netherlands ) Volunteering at an Orphanage

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The information was sufficient.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement?

I felt at ease and we got a lot of freedom. We enjoyed playing with the boys and helping them with their homework. We also liked to paint the kitchen.

Accommodation and Meals

We got a whole room for ourselves so I was very happy that we got our own space. The shower and toilet are in a good state and we got 3 (big) meals every day and also chai with cookies. The atmosphere was very homely and I felt very welcome. The food was good and also more than sufficient. There is also a nice rooftop terrace and the location is very nice and quiet, not so much pollution and a pleasant environment.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip ?

The highlight of my volunteering experience was the contact with the kids and Prabir and his family. It felt like family. The highlight of my trip (besides our volunteering-experience) was trekking in the Himalayas.

Any comments and suggestions

I had a very great time here and it was a very valuable experience, thank you very much for offering this opportunity to help out in India.

Volunteer with Street Children Review
Shivani Sonecha (United Kingdom ) Volunteer with Street Children

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to follow, Testimonials helped me to decide my project.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Service of staff was excellent; always responded to emails quickly and I was able to phone and discuss my concerns. Booklet was good and easy to follow.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, absolutely loved it. First time I have done this so I will definitely do it again.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was basic but clean and comfortable. Meals were lovely thanks to Priya.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children were definitely my highlet. Full of energy and love. Always made me Happy to put a smile on their face. Also met some great people on my project.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes I would.The program is well organised and very safe.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Sean O Riordan (Ireland ) Volunteer Street Children Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Layout was good and very user friendly.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Helpful and reassuring as it was my first time in India.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed working at the placement, I learnt so much from the experience. It was amazing, it was challenging at first and a bit more preparation or supervision on the first few days would have been good but once I settled in it was one of the greatest experience of my life.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very simple plus basic but comfortable. I enjoyed being around the other volunteers.Meals were delicious plus excellently prepared. True Indian food and was very tasty.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very helpful plus willing to help me with any problem I had which is important when in different country.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Working with the children everyday. They taught me so much and I hope I taught them something and also meeting different volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

Medical Program Review
Krupali Patel (Touro College - Group Leader) (USA ) Medical Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to apply,contact info was easily available, pictures were available and there was a good description of all that was included in the program.

Pre departure information and support?

Saurabh was really good , fast and helpful in replying to the queries as well as on the phone.The local coordinators also took really good care of us, explained really well to us and answered all questions to their best ability.

Did you enjoy working in the project ?

I enjoyed this placement a lot.I learnt some Ayurvedic treatment and enjoyed seeing how medicine is practiced in rural India.Some of the doctors were really helpful and also enthusiastic to teach us.

How was your accommodation and meals ?

Place was amazing.The host family was so loving and caring.The accommodation was very comfortable and peaceful.

Would you recommend this program to others ?

DEFINITELY !!! YES

About the Coordinator(s)

Both our coordinators were excellent. We are so thankful to them.They helped us so much and we really enjoyed our time with them.We will definitely miss them a lot.

Any comments and suggestions

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT! This was the best experience !

Medical Program Review
Robby Syed - Touro College Group Member (USA ) Medical Program

What areas did you like about our website?

It was organized and easy to find info about our placements.

Pre departure information and support?

Staff was very helpful and very quick to respond to the emails.They answered all the questions that I had.

Did you enjoy working in the project ?

Yes, I had a great time working in the project.Any concerns we had regarding the placement were very rapidly addressed to by the coordinators.It was very educational for our group to learn about the Indian system of medicine and to work alongside doctors and students.

How was your accommodation and meals ?

Amazing !! the food was great too.Every meal was served at exactly the time we were told.Our cook also went out of his way to make us happy and help us with whatever needed.

Would you recommend this program to others ?

YES.

About the Coordinator(s)

Both the coordinators were the best coordinators possible. I am already considering returning to the program because of how wonderful our coordinators were.They both went out of their way to make sure that our group was happy.

Any comments and suggestions

Add the weekend trip info on the website.

Medical Program Review
Shirley Xing- Touro College Group Member (USA ) Medical Program

What areas did you like about our website ?

It was simple and straightforward to apply to the program.

Pre departure information and support

It was very detailed and gave good preperation for the trip.

Did you enjoy working in the project ?

It was a very unique experience to volunteer at an Ayurvedic Hospital and to see a practice so different than what I am used to seeing.

Accommodation and Meals

Overally there was really no problem the accommodations and the food.The cook was so great to us.Every single meal was delicious and he made Tea and Coffee for us regularly.We also bought eggplant and he kindly made a tasty meal out of it a couple of times.

A few lines about your coordinators

This trip wouldn't have been as much fun without each and every person who helped us everybody.Afzal and Joginder were always so kind. Bobby and Amit - I can't say thank you enough for everything you did for us.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others ?

Of Course ! Great program coordinators and amazing location.There is so much to explore and discover.

Medical Program Review
Shoji Samson - Touro College Group Member (USA ) Medical Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed going to the Ayurvedic Hospital and Medical School.It was really interesting to learn about a different system of medicine.

Accommodation and Meals

The family was very nice.I enjoyed every meal that was served.I have only had Indian food a few times prior to this trip and I have grown to love the food.I was more than satisfied with the accommodation, house staff and meals.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Getting the opportunity to examine newborns and infants at the hospital and going on the weekend trips was the highlight of my trip.

Coordinators

Both my coordinators were AWESOME !! They did a great job in organizing everything and they are both very cool people.

Yes, I will definitely recommend this program to other medical students from Touro College.This was a great way to help out, learn about other forms of medicine and travel to another part of the world.

Any comments and suggestions

This was the best time of my life !! I will remember this experience , India and this program for the rest of my life.India will always have a place in my heart and I hope to return some day.

Medical Program Review
Adip Pillai - Touro College Group Member (USA ) Medical Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very informative and gave a good idea of what to expect upon arrival.It clearly stated the differences between Western and Indian cultures and allowed people a chance to prepare themselves for the possible culture shock.It was also helpful and informative when it came to how to manage our daily needs from what to pack and how to replenish our funds.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement ?

I enjoyed the opportunity to be exposed to a whole new world of medical treatment.As future osteopathic physicians, it was very important for us to be aware of alternative, non invasive and cost effective treatments in order to educate and allow our patients a full range of treatment options.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodations and meals far exceeded my expectations.The rooms were neat and clean.The food was absolutely phenomenal.Our host family was very welcoming and friendly.The house cook is a very sweet man and a great cook who made almost anything on request.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

My coordinators Bobby and Amit are the most amazing people and I truly loved every second that we spent with them.This trip would not have been nearly as fun or memorable without amit and Bobby.They are one of the most genuine and caring people I have met and it was apparent from the start that they wanted us to have the best time in India.They were patient and answered our million questions without any hesitations.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, most definitely.

Volunteer at an Orphanage in Kolkata Review
Shannon Anderson (united-states of america ) Volunteer at an Orphanage in Kolkata

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was good! I felt very informed.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement?

I absolutely loved it!

Accommodation and Meals

Everything was great. We were treated to three meals a day and a room to ourselves.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip ?

Spending time with the boys was the best part! But I also go to see the sights, travel India style (busses and autos), and I got to experience this wonderful colored powder that dyes your skin for 4 days. Lol. I had tons of fun every day.___

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

YES

Any comments and suggestions

Volunteering India does a great job of taking care of their volunteers and answering questions. Thank you so much for all of your help and communication. This is a great program.

Childcare Volunteer Program, Palapur/Dharamshala Review
Marta Migliorini (Italy ) Childcare Volunteer Program, Palapur/Dharamshala

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was helpful to be prepared before arriving in India. As soon as I arrived here the stass has done the best to answer all my questions and has always been very reliable.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed working at my placement. Kids and teachers were lovely and even if it was a breif perios (2 weeks), I reallt get attached to them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was really good, room was comfortable, clean and common spaces are very enjoyable. Meals were really really good and delicious. I loved the food very much.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I really enjoyed my work and I have been very happy to have the possibilities to be in contact with local people and experience their culture. I am sure I would not have find the same things as a tourist. I really loved the company of other volunteers and coordinators.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, it is a nice opportunity to live a different experience, enjoy a country in a deeper way.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Coordinator have always been releiable and always there to make me feel comfprtable. It was nice spending time with them. they have been very kind answering to all queries and answering about India's customs and traditions.

Volunteer Summer Program Delhi Review
Jennifer Trigueira (South Africa ) Volunteer Summer Program Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

* Useful in terms of learning about the culture
* The staff was very helpful

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed it very much. The kids were keen and very cute. It is a worthwhile organization.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Comfortable room. Great meals. Pleasant atmosphere.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

*The cute kids demanding more homework and hugs.
*Visiting the biggest Hindu temple.
*Tasting genuine Masala Dosa and lassi.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes!! for sure ...

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very helpful and accomodating.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Bit more information about what to bring for children's and how much money we should bring for personal usage for better budgeting.
Overall a worthwhile adventure, I am greatful to the organization and the staff - they do good work!!

Dental Elective Program in Palampur/Dharamshala Review
Catherine Hicks (United Kingdom ) Dental Elective Program in Palampur/Dharamshala

What areas did you like about our website?

Website was professional and instilled my confidence in the organization. Details of the programme are true to what I experienced.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Pre departure booklet was very thorough and had plenty of information about the local area.Correspondence by Email prior to departure was excellent. All of our (Many) questions were answered fully and travel arrangements to Palampur were all organized in advance of our arrival in Delhi.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Overall I really enjoyed my time at the placement. Good variety of experience between the hospital and clinic.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation is in a great location for both getting to our placement and into town. The rooms when we arrived were kept tidy and a lockable cupboards is definitely a bonus. Meals were brilliant thanks to the chef :) ... and always included new and wonderful vegetables. Cups of tea whenever we wanted ... Perfect :)

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The childrens camp was brilliant! We were allowed to go ahead and use the materials we had bought with us. Really appreciated being trusted to do some treatment too.Always a feeling of satisfaction once you get a tough tooth out. Just generally feeling, part of the community was really rewarding.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, from a combination of working at both the hospital and the clinics, I feel I have really learnt a lot about dentistry. Also, even in 2 weeks I feel like I have really get a feel on life in Palampur. I will definitely recommend this program based not only on the center but also the amazing location.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby has been brilliant. Always concerned for the welfare of the volunteers and keen to meet their requests. He shows an interests in spending the time with people outside of the placmeent hours and has make these 2 weeks an unforgettable experience. Amit with his unique yet wonderful taste in western music! was also really good fun to be around on the trek. Thanks.. Monica too has been such a pleasure to walk work with. Really easy to chat to and ready to explain a precedure or provide assistance when needed.

Dental Elective Program In Palampur/Dharamshala Review
Eleanor Reid (united-kingdom ) Dental Elective Program In Palampur/Dharamshala

What areas did you like about our website?

The website looked very professional. I liked how it was to nevigate through the website.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was extreamly helpful - compared to friends working with other charities, We were provided with a lot more information than them.Saurabh was extreamly helpful of answering any questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! the work at the hospital and the clinic provide of a wide variety of experience. I also felt Palampur was perfect location, I have felt very safe and welcome by locals here. Both Bobby and Monica were a joy to work with. I feel I have leart so much from them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was perfect location and I have felt very safe here. There was always staff around to help with any queries. The hot showers were such a luxury. The meals were fantastic. Never disappointed.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Children's camp organized by coordinator was a great success and really rewarding. We felt that he had gone out of his way to organize the camp and we were extreamly greatful. The trekking trip was also fantastic.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I feel the program is a great learning experience for me and I will be sad to leave.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby was a brilliant coordinator. He went out of his way to go beyond his call of duty. He and Amit made the two weeks a memorable experience. Though Monica was not a coordinator, I think she should be mentioned here as she was a joy to work with as both a colleague and a friend

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

The program lived upto my expectation, both the dentistry and thge extra corricluar activites.

Teaching Program Palampur/Dharamshala Review
Kristen Macaluso (United States of America ) Teaching Program Palampur/Dharamshala

What areas did you like about our website?

Facebook link, Pictures, Video, FAQ.

Any recommendations to improve the website?

Possibly to add past volunteer email addresses. Although they were sent to me once I requested them.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet is helpful for general info and placement information regarding India.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Working at the school was my favorite part of the experience. I had a great deal of responsibility and fulfilled a desperate need for additional teacher. The kids were wonderful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodations were exactly as I expected. I shared a room with 2 girls. The food was very good and did not cause anyone to get sick. If there were any concerns they were addressed by our coordinator once they were shared with them.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Besides working at the school, I really enjoyed picking the tea leaves for 2 days. I also enjoyed speaking with bobby and his father about their way of life and how the tea garden runs.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend the program to anyone who is willing to volunteer in India and has a good understanding of what to expect.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby and Amit were extremely kind and open to all of our questions and requests. they made the weekend trips very enjoyable.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

I really appreciate how responsive Saurabh and Bobby were to my phone calls and emails prior to my coming.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Thomas Carroll (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

All the information I received and every questions I asked was of the highest order. Every reply from Volunteering India was prompt, helpful and informative. I could have asked no more.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 weeks placement. I got the opportunity to work at first hand with very under privileged children. I found the experience both challenging and rewarding.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was perfect in a beautifully clean house in a great area of Delhi. The meals were beautiful and tasty.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The people I met. From Rajiv and Priya as the most wonderful hosts to Yogen their ever friendly assistant and of course the children on the program. I also loved seeing Gandhi Smriti and Akshardham temple.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Absolutely yes, I would encourage anyone to do this program.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff. There was no problem too big or small. Their help plus guidance and particular Rajiv made my trip the amazing experience it was.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Overall a wonderful program run by wonderful people. A privilege to have experienced it.

Childcare Volunteer Program Review
Dawson College Group (Canada ) Childcare Volunteer Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Veronnik: - Yes! The director received us herself and explained our job, goals which help us start. The children were amazing.
Stephanie: - I loved it. The teachers were very welcoming and helpful. Moreover, the schedule is good.
Ariel: - Children with disabilities were a wonderful fulfilling placement.
Diksha: - YEAH!! : ) I really loved working with these special kids. They are adorable and I was very sad to leave them alone. Damini is doing a great job and I admire for what she does for these kids. It was a wonderfully amazing and marvelous experience.
Tarik: - Working at the summer school was quite the challenge. The joy that came from hearing the childrens laughter was motivating.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Veronnik: - PERFECT! Meals amazing!
Stephanie: - The accommodation was perfect to me. I got used to it very easily and I end up feeling like home in it. As for the meals they were also satisfying.
Ariel: - Accommodation was comfortable and meals were good.
Diksha: - Green Acres is a really good place to live in. We have all we need and the food is REALLY DELICIOUS. I am very happy with what Green Acres offered me and the staff is really sweet and kind too.
Tarik: - I love Indian food!! Accommodation exceeds my expectations.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Veronnik: - Manali and Trekking at Triund.
Stephanie: - The highlight of my volunteering was everyday when I saw and played with the kids. As for the trips, the trekking was absolutely my highlight.
Ariel: - The drive up to Manali was breathtaking. Reaching the top of the mountain after trekking for 8 hours.
Diksha: - I think the highest highlight of my volunteering experience is when my kid, Rohit, achieved his first goal and I was like Shabash! And he was really happy! I was so proud of us. The highlight of my trip would probably be when we trekked on Triund. The top of the mountain was just OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Tarik: - I really enjoyed the trekking trip. Playing with kids was also great part of my trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Veronnik: - Yes, coordinators take a great care of these volunteers! You feel like home with them. The placements were great.
Stephanie: - Yes, because I had an amazing experience with this organization and I was actually thinking about going in another country with Volunteering Solutions.
Ariel: - Yes, well organized, fun and safe.
Diksha: - Yes, I would totally recommend this program and this organization to anyone who is willing a life exchanging experience. I had so much fun and I learned how to appreciate my life more and be less materialistic.
Tarik: - Yes, I would because it is a worthwhile experience that I found to be very fruitful for India as well as for youself.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Veronnik: - Thank you Amit, Bobby and cook! You allowed us to focus only on the fun stuff by taking care of personal issues/need. Love you all!! Thanks
Stephanie: - I found them really friendly, respectful and easy to approach. Moreover, they were really helpful when we ask any questions and suggestions.
Ariel: - Amit and Bobby took good care of everyone. They are kind, responsible and have a solution to everything.
Diksha: - Bobby and Amit are really amazing! They are always here to make sure we are okay and whenever we have a problem they fix it within 5 minutes. I felt like we were a big family and bobby and amit were like big brother or even fathers to us. Thank you for everything you did for us. I am going to miss you! Keep doing what you do, you guys are the best!
Tarik: - I will miss them a lot. I felt like I could be friends with them and talk about anything which I appreciated. I admire their work and thank them for their dedication.

Medical and Healthcare program Review
Bijal Shah (United Kingdom ) Medical and Healthcare program

What areas did you like about our website?

Videos of previous volunteers experiences information was very clear, easy to access.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very detailed information pack. Replies to e-mails were very quick and detailed.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Not a single bad comment, everything was great. House was lovely, Charan's cooked some delicious food too.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Definitely some of the excursions. Trekking was great fun and Amritsar was definitely worth the visit. Loved all the other volunteers, we got on really well.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, definitely! I would love to come back to volunteer at the day centre or teaching English project.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Overall a great experience, keep doing what you are doing!!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Fun, easy going, relaxed. Amit and Bobby were very approachable and easy to chat to and really helped to sort out all our problems. Thank You

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Sophie Harris (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the booklet very useful and informative. The service of the staff was excellent and any questions I needed answered within 24 hours.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I enjoyed working with the children at the shelter. They are truly inspirational children. If I could stay with them forever then I would.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was comfortable, homely and the meals were excellent.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Picking one highlight is difficult. I think every moment spent with the children was a highlight especially when they were singing to yogen's guitar.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, It was well organized and reasonably priced. Very good experience overall.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff were all very helpful both before departure and during the trip. Rajiv told us of all the sights to see in Delhi.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

The orientation week was very helpful to get to know your way around Delhi and learn more about Indian culture. It was interesting and informative.

Medical and Healthcare program Review
Shahina Begum (United Kingdom ) Medical and Healthcare program

What areas did you like about our website?

Very organized, very informative. Had all the information I needed at a glance. Loved the video testimonials. The website made me trust the organization.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

BRILLIANT, VERY DETAILED.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Karan Hospital: Surgery was very good. Dr. Karan tought us a lot.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Charan is great. Food and accommodation was lovely.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Trekking Trip!!

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes!!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby and Amit made this experience worth while. They went out of their ways to help us make the trip smooth. They are funny and always made us feel comfortable and at ease.

Mini Break Program Review
Marta Zatarain (Spain ) Mini Break Program

What areas did you like about our website?

I think the whole website is great because ir provides a lot of information.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very useful in the way of early answers to any of our request. Information provided always helped us to solve any problems or doubt.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I did. It has been a great experience to spend the time with each of the kids we have had at the Kindergarten.

How was your meals and accommodation?

It has been okay, the meals have been very good.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

How people can really live with very little and always smile.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Really kind and nice as well as helpful. Thanks a lot!

Volunteer at an Orphanage Program Review
Sophie Roudaut (France ) Volunteer at an Orphanage Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very good. They were helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I really liked it. The children were lovely. The placement was close to my accommodation.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Good.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The amount of time spent with the children and the weekend trips.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, it is a great experience.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very good, you don't feel alone. They are always there when there is a problem.

Volunteer with Street Children Review
Jessica Elie (Canada ) Volunteer with Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet was very useful in providing me with the information I needed before I left. Saurabh was very helpful in answering any questions I had and always replied to my emails quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I very much enjoyed my placement at Janghat. Working with the children was such an amazing and rewarding experience and they definately had a large impact on me.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Rajiv and Priya were very accommodating and the meals were great. I very much appreciate them accommodating me in their home.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my experience was working at Janghat and interacting with the children.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv, Yogen and Dheeraj were all very helpful whenever I needed anything or had any questions. I really appreciated Dheeraj picking me up from the hotel as I was staying at another part of Delhi.

Volunteer with Street Children Review
David Gonzalez (Spain ) Volunteer with Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found it useful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

We really enjoy with the kids and we are very greatful with the kindness of the staff.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was very comfortable and clean. my bedroom had many facilities like AC, Internet etc. where by it is very important for me. Meals were well cooked and healthy.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My best memories are the possiblity of sharing this time with people from other countries, to know the amazing Indian culture and the difficult lifestyle in slums. In regards with my trips, the spirituality if Varanasi.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I absolutely recommned this experience because the organization is good.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff in the placement and in the lodge very were very kind and patient with the necessities and difference of the volunteers. I learnt a lot about Indian culture.

Volunteer to Teach English in India Review
Adriana DeLuca (Canada ) Volunteer to Teach English in India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very helpful. If I would have not received the booklet the trip would have been more difficult.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, the kids were really cute and grateful. It was nice to see them smile each day.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was comfortable. I was thankful for air conditioning. The meals were good and not too spicy.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Being able to work and live right in the culture of India. I thought that it was an amazing way to do this trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone in the house has been very nice and welcoming. Yogen was helpful in giving us suggestions and bring us to our placement on the first day. Dheeraj was there waiting at the airport.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make.

Overall, good experience! Rajiv and Priya made me feel very welcomed and at home!

Volunteer To Teach English In India Review
Kelsey Beier (Canada ) Volunteer To Teach English In India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very detailed and insightful. Responses were prompt.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed the placement I was given. The atmosphere made it difficult to teach English in a whole class setting, but the children were all very enthusiastic to learn in smaller groups.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was excellent and melas were good.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My highlight was meeting a variety of people from other countries, as well as locals from India, and working and living closely with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv: - Very nice and welcoming with lots of information.
Yogen: - Very nice to work with. Excellent with the kids and very helpful.

Mini Break Program Review
Shreena Tejura (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Very easy to use to use. I was able to find the right program suited to the duration I was looking for.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very well written, enough details to prepare me for my trip. Covered all aspects.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! It was very enjoyable. The kids and teachers were very friendly and easy to work with. An amazing experience.

How were your meals and accommodation?

Excellent! Way more than I was expecting.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meetings the children and playing and communicating with them. Amritsar, Golden Temple an amazing and inspirational trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

YES!

Mini Break Program Review
Harshini Patel (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The way it was structured, very informative.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Couldnt be better, had everything that we needed to know.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

LOVED IT! The kids were great and the teachers also. However, I would recommend making it compulsory for us to just watch what the teachers do for one day to know kind of things that are necessary.

How were your meals and accommodation?

Was superb! Charan was a great cook and the accommodation couldnt be better.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children of course! Also loved the trip to Amritsar, one of the best places I have been to thus far.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

YES!!

Childcare Volunteer Program Review
Yuri Benelli (Brazil ) Childcare Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very informative and concise. The staff was always helpful when needed.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! Our project was great, the school was nice and working with the kids was amazing. Would definitely recommend to someone who enjoys dealing with young kids.

How were your meals and accommodation?

Very good accommodation. Facilities are clean, bathroom is very good. Overall meals are ok. Really enjoyed my stay at the accommodation. Comfortable, cozy, Roof top is great.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Regarding tourist thing, the highlight were Taj Mahal and night spent at the Himalayas. The volunteer work itself was the highlight of my trip. I am very pleased with the adventure.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, the program was perfect. It was above my expectations. The organization is very professional, well prepared, helpful, and friendly. I would recommend them for sure.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very nice, friendly, helpful, always available and flexible.

Childcare Volunteer Program Review
Vitor Agnello Rodrigues (Brazil ) Childcare Volunteer Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The programs information area is pretty good.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Both the placement information sheer and the booklet were really good and answered most of the questions that I had. All the questions were kindly answered through email. The staff was really helpful too.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! I had a great time with the kids. Its been a great experience.

How were your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was perfect. We had everything that we need. The meals were pretty good as well.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Interacting with the kids and experiencing more about the local life were the best. The trekking to the Himalayas was another highlight of this unique experience.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would definitely recommend Volunteering India. I hope more Brazilians come here to this kind of work with you.

Teaching Program Review
Claire Barrett and William Darby (USA ) Teaching Program

How did you find the Pre departure information booklet given to you as well as the service of staff prior to your arrival?

Claire - It was very helpful and informative.It told me exactly what to expect in regards to basic manners, customs, weather and what to bring.
William - The information was very helpful in our preparations for our trip.

Did you enjoy working at your project?

Claire - I did. I thought it was very rewarding.I think the children ended up teaching me more than I taught them.
William - The project and placement were wonderful.It was a privilege to work at the project with the students.

Accommodation and Meals

Claire - The accommodation and meals were great. Better than a Hotel !
William - The accommodations and meals were fantastic.Coming home to a home cooked meal everyday is always something to look forward to.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and the trip as a whole ?

Claire : The highlight sightseeing wise was the Taj Mahal trip.I think the last day of volunteering was pretty special.Also the kids told us how much they learnt and how much they would miss us.
William : The guided sightseeing was amazing but the real highlight of our experience was the students themselves.

Coordinators and Staff at Volunteering India

Claire : The staff was excellent.Very friendly and helpful.
William : All the staff members were fantastic in every way.They repeatedly went beyond our expectations to make our stay a comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience.

Would you recommend this program and Volunteering India to others ?

Claire : Yes
William : Yes. Absolutely. If anything , the longer you can volunteer the better.

Any comments and suggestions

We feel that the longer you volunteer, the better it is for the placement.We were here only for three weeks but felt that we could have stayed for three months.

Volunteer at an Orphanage Program Review
Celia Estan (Ireland ) Volunteer at an Orphanage Program

Arrival/Airport Pickup

Perfect. The coordinator of the program was waiting for me outside. He was very kind and helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The kids and the staff at the orphanage made me feel at home. I received lot of love and attention from everyone and was treated very well. Helping the kids out with their homework and playing with them was a lovely and memorable experience. I will remember being a teacher for them forever.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The meals were very good and very health and tasty. Everybody made me feel very comfortable.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, It was good to know different people with different culture. Very interesting.

Street Children Program Review
Barbara De Palo (Italy ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Clearly and Helpful. They reply quickly at any request.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really loved it, was a great challenge because I worked with street children who had any kind problem. The staff was helpful and I had a great lesson of humility, patience, adaption, spirit and love are watch words.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was quite comfortable and meals were good, especially when priya cooked.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meet and know the staff at my project and what they do. Have been to the station to convince some street children to reach our placement.Taj Mahal, Varanasi and Jaipur.Ride an Elephant.Tasty Masala Dosa and many more.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Good organization, quick answer to any request.

Street Children Program Review
ANNA MELONI (Italy ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure guide was very helpful and precise. Every answer was full of information and quickly answered. I decided to come here with Volunteering India also because the website was detailed.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

These 6 weeks with project have been very special. At the beginning it was a bit hard for me but after 2 weeks I started to understand the kids and also view word in Hindi. I will never forget this experience with them. You can do small kids for them every day for kids, for them also one smile is enough.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The best moment every day was when I and Barbara arrived at our placement. The kids were very happy to see us. I will never forget their eyes, the smile and Good Morning Didi. :)

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, especially street children program. It was great.

Language and Orientation + Mini Break Review
Sharon Hartley (South Africa ) Language and Orientation + Mini Break

What areas did you like about our website?

Loved the photos. Links to the surrounding areas and YouTube videos of the volunteer house.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Excellent! They answered all my emails promptly. They also called me personally which was great. It made me feel secure and well taken care of and that the coordinators were professional and the organization respected.

Language and Cultural Orientation Week

Lots of fun. Very informative. The culture was explained very well. It was nice to get information about the various monuments and markets (and prices) before we went to visit them.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

Our days out were packed full of sights, sounds and history. Such a vast city where all religions and cultures live side by side. Akshardham temple was my favorite. Another highlight was a visit to the orphanage.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I got to know the children and grew fond of them. I hope I made a difference in their lives. They probably wont remember me but they will live on in my heart. I will miss them a lot and hope to return and visit one day.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was great! Very clean thank you. The people were very friendly. The chef was new and did not know what we liked but once he found out, he served delicious food with lots of variety, well done!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was getting to interact with the children at the daycare. It was a very humbling experience and I got a lot out of it.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would like to open a volunteering program like this to help the children of South Africa and will look at possibly being affiliated with your organization.

  Language and Orientation + Working with Mentally challenged children Review
Kirstie Daniell (United Kingdom ) Language and Orientation + Working with Mentally challenged children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Good and very informative.

Language and Cultural Orientation Week

Good introduction to Hindi.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

very interesting and enjoyable. Best part of the week was visiting the sited in Delhi.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much. I got to work one to one with one child at the school to help them progress. All the children were fun to be around.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was nice, lots of space and comfortable rooms. Food was good, it was nice to have home cooked Indian food.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meeting the children at the school and getting to know them. Also, living in rural India, with the amazing scenery and the trekking trips in McLeodganj was another highlight.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, It was a good experience.

ALLY LE BOUTILLIER (United Kingdom ) Volunteer With Street Children In India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was very helpful and informative.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I very much enjoyed working at my program placement.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and meals both were good.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Working with the kids.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Definitely

Hayley Rochford (Ireland ) Volunteer With Street Children In India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Yes, it was useful to prepare for my visit regarding etiquetter and conduct with locals as well as providing some useful Hindi words for my visit. It was also useful to show family who felt apprehensive about my visit to India. The information also helped to put my mind at ease.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes. I loved working with the street children. I succeeded in making them smile, but they too make me smile. I wish there was more I could have done for them if not only giving them fond memories and a feeling of worth.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was satisfactory. Dorms were kept very clean and volunteer house is in a safe but central location which is ideal. Food was always nutritious and well balanced and it was good to eat some traditional Indian food.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight for me was working with the street children, they were always so pleased to see us and spent their afternoons competing for our attention. The orientation week was also good as we got to see many of the attractions in Delhi as well as learning about a new culture.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend this program as it is user friendly and becasue the staff are very helpful which helps to put you at ease in a foreign country.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I felt like I learned a lot about India from Rajiv as he would often discuss various topics with us. Staff were very helpful. Rajiv and Priya made me feel very welcome and were always more than obliging with any queries we had. Dheeraj and Yogen were also very friendly and liked to share their stories about their country whenever possible. This added to my experience.

  Volunteer Orphanage Program Review
Amalie Berring-Uldum (Denmark ) Volunteer Orphanage Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was good and informative and I got all my questions answered to satisfaction.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Working at my project was life changing. All the children have become a big part of me and I will never forget all the wonderful moments, I have had with them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and meals lived up to my expectations, was glad for the privacy and for the healthy food.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Walking into the orphanage and seeing 50 smiling faces, yelling "didi" and greeting me with hugs and kisses.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, especially people that have never volunteered before.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Coordinator and staff has been amazing especially local staff did a great job. Yogen had a connection with the children, I have rarely seen and the ability to make the volunteers feel comfortable and welcome.

Volunteer Teaching Program Review
Jessica Lobo (Australia ) Volunteer Teaching Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very informative and generally swift reply to emails.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The kids were beautiful and I highly enjoyed playing games with them. Great placement!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and meals were excellent.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Experiencing another world when working with street children, making friends with them and learning from them. Meeting other volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, Definitely.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very caring staff, quite helpful. I felt very safe under their care.

Medical and Healthcare program Review
Nuno Miguel Basílio (Portugal ) Medical and Healthcare program

What areas did you like about our website?

* Variety of programs.
* Easy access to information.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Always very fast and kind answering to questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

It was a great experience. Everyone was so nice and always shared the knowledge and taught me new things.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was really nice and meals too.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I am really satisfied with the volunteering experience because it was in a country completely different to mine.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes!!

Volunteer to Teach English in India Review
Sally Smith (USA ) Volunteer to Teach English in India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The Pre Departure booklet was very relevant and contained useful information. The staff was very prompt in answering any questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! It was an experience I will always cherish. Those kids will always have a piece of my heart.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The room was spacious and the meals were always delicious.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I just cant pick a favorite moment during volunteering, it was all so great. My favorite part outside of the volunteering was definitely the trip to Taj Mahal.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, of course! This is a great organization.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff was very helpful! They were always available to answer all my questions and help me with directions.

Ciara O Sullivan (Ireland ) Volunteer In Heath & HIV Programs

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very good. Saurabh always responded to our emails and queries very promptly.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much so. Although it does take a while to get used to the day to day activities on board the van.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were always tasty and plentiful. Accommodation was nice and clean.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meeting the local people especially the children at different areas every day. They were fascinated by us and were very friendly.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, the week done on the mobile van is truly amazing and I was delighted to be part of it for one month.

Miroku Hina (Japan ) Street Children Project

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was really nice and helpful. The service staff was helpful and kind too.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I did a lot. It was really valuable experience to actually meet those kids and play with them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was good and food was tasty.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Everything was new to me. The streets, the slum area, the placement. The slum I have been walking through was so fascinating. The place was full of power and I felt so alive. I was surprised to know that people at the slum are so friendly. Living with other volunteers and listen to their opinions was also valuable.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I will definitely recommend this organization. Actually visiting the place gives you so much more information than TV or books.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

They were all so nice. Thanks a lot!!

Mini Break Program - Delhi Review
Ina Eriksson (Sweden ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was really very good. If I didnt find the question I had in the booklet I wrote to the contact and got answered straight away.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, it was a challenge but I really enjoyed every day. The kids and the staff at the placement were so kind.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Good!! I liked the food and accommodation.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Every day when I met the kids. They were always so happy to see you. It was really my highlight. I will always remember Taj Mahal, a really good trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would. Its a great organization. If you want to combine volunteering with some free time, this is a good place to be and what they offer.

Mini Break Program Review
Saga Renback (Sweden ) Mini Break Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found it really good. Because of the good and serious answers we got every time we contact you, we felt secured to go to India through your organization.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I really enjoy it. The placement is good with breakfast and dinner and nice roommates. And I like the children at my project; its so fun helping them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Everything has been good and I have liked the food thats been given to us.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was the good and warm feeling I get by helping the kids and realize that they like us and want us there. The trip to Taj Mahal was one of a kind and making new friends.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I think we got lots of help from every one there in Delhi and good things to know especially during the orientation. And there is always someone you can contact if you have questions.

MIGUEL PANIAGUA (Spain ) Orientation and Language week

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Very interesting and I loved it very much. I Love the history of India and in my country we know very few about India.

What you have to say about Food/Welcome Dinner/Accommodation?

Very good. I had a lot of privacy in my room and food was good and with loads of variety.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

I liked it very much.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very kind, respectful and nice. They solved all my questions and problems and they understood perfectly. When I asked them to skip any meals.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes for sure...

Volunteer With Street Children Review
Jamie Hastilow (New Zealand ) Volunteer With Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was good. The maps information we are given here is very helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, It is an awesome place. The teachers do a great job and the kids are a highlight. So smart and happy.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation is really nice, in a good quiet area close to the volunteer place and only a short ride from sites. Food has been really good. Our cook was really very good, nice and helpful and always made delicious meals.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight without a doubt is the children. Their faces light up when they see you, they are so bright and always willing to learn.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, definitely. The highlight of my trip so far.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Our country coordinator is very helpful and its nice to hear all his advice, he is very knowledgeable. Volunteering Staff is very helpful and work hard.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Moira Hood (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Informative any unanswered questions were easily and quickly answered by office staff prior to my departure. Booklet helped me to think about materials to bring to help with teaching, supporting childrens learning and thoughts about games to play with the children.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I did enjoy working at my placement; it has to rate as one of the most moving experience in my life.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Excellent accommodation much more comfortable than expected. Meals more than ample food. Shankar looked after our group exceptionally well. He was simply delightful, his cooking skills are also very good.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my volunteering experience was working in the school; both staff and children have deeply touched my heart. The culture/sightseeing was excellent. Our coordinators were good guides too.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, for sure!!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

For me the staff/coordinator were readily supportive, easy to access by phone; attentive, helpful and kind. They were always ready to support me and I appreciated them popping in whilst Shankar far away.

Volunteer With Street Children In India Review
Mar Serra Bigas (switzerland ) Volunteer With Street Children In India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The service of the staff to prepare the trip was very good as all the emails were answered very quickly. The pre departure booklet was good.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Definitely. The placement was very good. We were extremely welcomed and explained all the work. The support of the local teachers were also really helpful for us to interact with the children.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were fresh and good. The accommodation was very comfortable.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was to work with street children and get to know better about their lives. It was really rewarding to help them in their school work and to play with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend this program to anyone.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Both coordinators have been really helpful.

Volunteer At An Orphanage Program Review
Grace Heerman (USA ) Volunteer At An Orphanage Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was helpful and gave me peace of mind before beginning the program.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I got a lot out of the experience. It was hard work and it required patience and commitment but I learned a lot.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals were very comfortable and above and beyond what I was expecting. The house was very comfortable, clean, quiet and peaceful and cook was excellent and delightful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my volunteering experience occurred on my last day at the school when I was able to teach two 11 year old girls a math function from start to finish in the afternoon. I felt accomplished and I could see the pride in their faces when they caught on to what I was trying to teach.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, I would recommend Volunteering India without a doubt.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The Volunteering India staffs were more than willing to do everything in their power to make the volunteers experiences positive ones. I certainly felt safe and happy in their hands and I would absolutely recommend them.

Volunteer With Street Children In India Review
Sarah Homer (USA ) Volunteer With Street Children In India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was very informative and clear.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! I had an amazing experience and everything was great.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The food was amazing and the accommodation went above and beyond my expectations I really felt home and at ease. Thanks!!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Each day held new experience and highlights but it was always great to see students really understand and watching students learn.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes!! The program is very well organized and great for 1st time India travelers.

Volunteering Teaching English Program Review
Clare McCartney (UK ) Volunteering Teaching English Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was very comprehensive and described the stay in the house, food and facilities very well. It included a lot about culture shock but I was most shocked about everyone taking my photo. Service of staff was good, rapid response to emails. I was very concerned that I would be the only volunteer at the time of my placement. It was through the Facebook page I discovered another volunteer would be there the duration of same time as my stay. However, I neednt have to be worried as there were 11 other volunteers when I arrived.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Most definitely so, I felt like it was a valuable and rewarding experience. The staffs were kind and friendly. The highlight was their trip to the National Rail Museum and India Gate play park. They learnt from me and taught me things too. I was surprised how organized and formal my center was. I did not expect to have do lesson plan and write ups but this helped me to feel that the children achieved something.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation is clean and tidy. The food was delicious. I always ate as much as I needed.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Spending time with the children at the center and watching them grow and develop their skills in English, dance, exercise classes and juggling, especially seeing the Taj Mahal.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, compared to other volunteer organization it is cheaper. The accommodation is nice and well equipped.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Coordinators were very welcoming and helpful. Always recommend where should we visit and how to get to those places. They all were friendly and Kind.

Sreet Children Program Review
Saskia Vingerling (Holland ) Sreet Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your question and helping you prepare?

Booklet was very helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Yes, the project was lovely place with friendly staff. The kids were willing to learn and there was enough structure to make this happen.

Accommodations and Meals

Yes, that was fine. I loved the meals. It was great to have filtered water and a fridge too.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, price is reasonable and the facilities are good. Loved working at the project.

Coordinator/Staff

Our coordinators are very nice,very welcoming and kind.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

I loved the kids the most.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Natalie Field (USA ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet helped in answering many of the questions I had before arriving to volunteer. It also made for a much more organized experience.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Working at my placement was truly one of the most heart-warming and enjoyable opportunities of my life. The kids were so respectful and eager to learn which made it easy for me to provide them with knowledge and education.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals were both magnificent. The food was some of the best I have ever tasted.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I dont think I can choose one highlight of my trip it was all amazing. The sightseeing, children, food and accommodation met and exceeded my expectations.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes!! Absolutely 100%. This program has made me a better person and given me a wonderful experience.

  Street Children Program Review
Elag Frig (Israel ) Street Children Program

How did you find the information booklet? Are there any sections you think need to be added to or revised ?

The pre departure booklet along with staff proved to be very helpful and prepared me for the wonderful opportunity i got to experience.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

I thoroughly enjoyed working with and helping the children at my placement.It was an enlightening experience that i would definitely recommend to friends.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals were great ,very welcoming and authentic.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Give love to children.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes.

How did you find your coordinator ?

The coordinator and staff were very nice and friendly.

Any comment or suggestion?

Overall wonderful experience, i would love to come back.

Claire Swift (UK ) Teaching Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Website well put together with lots of information and photos.

How did you find the information booklet? Are there any sections you think need to be added to or revised ?

The booklet was clear and staff emailed it quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Yes,we loved teaching the children.It was a great experience.We really enjoyed our stay in Palampur and got real taste of India.

Comment about accommodation and meals.

Good accommodation,Tasty Meals.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Meeting the children in the school.Teaching and developing their English skills.We were given a lot of responsibilities.We also really enjoyed the pottery classes.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes,I think you would benefit a lot from the teaching as you are I think you would benifit a lot from the teaching as you are given a lot of responcibility and learn about india in an interesting and unique way.

Any comments and suggestion.

Overall it was a great experience and we will miss the children very much.

Few lines about your coordinator.

Bobby and Amit are very friendly and helpful.I enjoyed with them.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Lucia Cullivan (Ireland ) Volunteer Street Children Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The website was very informative it gave me the confidence to choose to volunteer with Volunteering India.

How did you find the information booklet? Are there any sections you think need to be added to or revised ?

The Pre Departure booklet was very good and informative. It gave me more confidence about the choice I made to go to India through your organisation.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

I enjoyed the placement very much. It was hard work and tiring but very rewarding.

How did you find the accommodation and the meals provided to you ?

Accommodation was very comfortable and better than I expected. Food was good with lots of variety and Shankar looked after us very well with any special request.

How did you find your coordinator ?

Everyone was very helpful and kind and took time out to answer any questions or concerns I had about the project and about further travel.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Spending time with the children and the warm greetings from the children each day when we arrived, I will always remember. Also been allowed to experience the childrens home life and the welcome we received by their families was very humbling.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? YES/ NO

Yes I was very happy with the organisation I would absolutely recommend this program and organisation and it can also be combined with further travel. Very reasonably priced compared with other volunteering companies.

Teach English Review
Lene Thomas (Germany ) Teach English

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The Pre Departure booklet was helpful. The contact with the staff via E-mail was very quick and helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

I loved being at placement. The children are awesome.

Accommodation and Meals.

The Meals are really enjoyable. Accommodation was good as it was not completely full.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes, because the coordinators are so helpful in booking trips and they can answer every question about Delhi, its history and places.

Coordinator/Staff

The coordinators and the whole staff are very kind and helpful.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? YES/ NO

Yes.

Dental Elective Program Review
Rebecca Mason ( UK ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The website was very easy to understand and select the program,that suits you.As it was so well laid out,it made more attractive to use this company for volunteering.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was extremely helpful.In that i knew what to pack and what to expect when arrived here.All emails sent to volunteering were answer promptly which also encouraging.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in palampur and feel i have gained insight and understanding into dentistry and oral health in the area.Although i would have liked to performed more treatment.I understand that finding points welling to accept treatment and the limited number of days,we were here affected this.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very comfortable and had all facilities available that were required.Very good food.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My experience in Volunteering India has been entirely positive one,had a chance to observe a number of settings.I feel visiting the school to give out toothbrushes and stickers was the highlights for me as i was giving something to the community and making a difference.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Definitely.

Few lines about your coordinator.

Bobby and Amit have been brilliant throughout,both are extremely motivated and always willing to answer queries and concern at any time.I felt extremely safe at all the times as the program was organized wonderfully.

Dental Elective Program Review
Ailey McAllister (UK ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Well laid out,easy to find additional information.

How did you find the information booklet? Are there any sections you think need to be added to or revised ?

Answered majority of my question prior to arrival.Emails always answered quickly.Never took more than a day for a reply impressive.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Had a fantastic and unforgettable experience.

Comment about accommodation and meals.

Accommodation provided all necessities.Bobby\'s family were extremely welcoming. Grew to love the food.Will miss Cheron\\\'s cooking,he was such a star.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Visiting schools to hand out toothbrushes on the last day was amazing seeing all kids happy faces.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? YES/ NO

Will definitely tell others.

Any comment and suggestions

Wish we had been staying for longer.

Few lines about your coordinator.

Bobby and Amit have been brilliant.Answered all our questions and concern,impressed by their organization shills,made us laugh and made us feel at home.

Dental Elective Program Review
Sarah Humphreys (UK ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to Use and clear links to find more about different projects.

How did you find the information booklet? Are there any sections you think need to be added to or revised ?

Very helpful.Emails responded very quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Seeing dentistry in India was eye opening.

Comments about accommodation and Meals.

I really liked the food and will miss it a lot.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Going to Mcleodganj was wonderful.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes,But i would encourage people to stay longer than 10 days.

Few lines about your coordinator.

Bobby and Amit are very friendly,welcoming and funny.

Sreet Children Program Review
Benjamin Ray (UK ) Sreet Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your question and helping you prepare?

All very good and helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Yes, I enjoyed my program placement.

Accommodation and meals.

All Adequate and Bask as expected.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

To experience the street child program make a small contribution to society.

Any Comments and Suggestion.

Thank you for providing me with this interesting opportunity.I will look into possible future options at Volunteering India.

Volunteer Healthcare Program Review
Kellie Nicoll (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Healthcare Program

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, the staff and patients all were very friendly and I really enjoyed learning about the Indian culture and comparing it to British culture. I really liked it.

Accommodation and meals

Both were good. I hate spicy food and don\'t like Indian food back home but tried things here and really liked them.

Coordinator

Bobby is so friendly and helpful and I love when he gets into fit of laughter! Makes you feel at home right away :)

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Riding a motorbike! I enjoyed getting to watch endoscopies and laparoscopies to compare to the British way again. I also liked going to Dharamsala-Mc Leodganj and seeing the Dalai Lama.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes, but I would definitely say that 2 weeks are not long enough - I am going to come back one day.

Volunteer - Internship in Dental Elective Medical Program in Palampur India Review
Martin James (United Kingdom ) Volunteer - Internship in Dental Elective Medical Program in Palampur India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your question and helping you prepare?

The booklet was good and answered most of my questions, email responses were quick and useful.

Did you enjoy working at your Project / Placement ?

Yes, alot! I really enjoyed seeing a different way of dentistry.

Accommodation and meals ?

The accommodation was comfortable and the meals varied and fulfilling.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

I really enjoyed the Palampur and also the weekend trip to Manali. The area is friendly and picturesque. The people we lived and worked with were all very nice.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others ?

I would definitely recommend the area, company and program to anyone willing to visit the real India.

Volunteer Summer Program Review
Le-Marie Thompson (USA ) Volunteer Summer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet was very helpful and out lined everything I needed to know. The staff was very helpful in answering questions and helping me prepare.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

My placement with street children kids was wonderful experience. I enjoyed my placement and will miss the daily interaction with the kids and the staff.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals also met my expectation.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The coordinator and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the placement and Delhi itself. I would call upon team for anything that I needed.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my trip was when I gave a final test and students had retailed what I taught. Also I loved travelling to Taj Mahal with other volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes! I would recommend this program to other volunteers interested in working with kids. Volunteering India made my experience here very nice.

Dental Elective Program Review
Kyle Hunt (United Kingdom ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to find plus navigate around.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very good. All questions answered, no problems, good induction.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes. Dr. Sandeep is very nice and very informative. Excellent XLA techniques.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Very happy with food and accommodation was nice too

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Both Amit and Bobby are nice people and helpful too.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Manali Trip as well as Jwalamukhi.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others?

Yes

Volunteer Orphanage Program Review
Claire Hamill (United Kindom ) Volunteer Orphanage Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very informative and had loads of information about India.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Orphanage home is a great place. The staff and the children were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. We loved working with the children who were always very polite and friendly. We made great friends with all the staff at the home. The facilities were fantastic.

Accommodation and meals

My host family is one of nicest and kindest people I have ever met. They made us feel like the part of the family and did everything they could do to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They are very special people and I will remain in contact with them and hope to see them again in the future.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes

Jennifer Hainsworth (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Orphanage Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you?

Very informative

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

What a great month at children\'s home. The staff and children were all very lovely and very welcoming. It was great working with the children everyday. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The head was excellent. He did everything he could for us and made us feel part of his family. Excellent facilities in the orphanage. Overall a brilliant experience.

Accommodation and meals

My host family was very nice. They made us feel comfortable and part of their family in their home. They fed us and had us to stay the night. They all did everything they could for us. The food was excellent with a good variety. And the staff were all very nice and helpful.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes

Volunteer Summer Program - 2012 Review
Ellena Limb (Utah ) Volunteer Summer Program - 2012

What areas did you like about our website?

I liked how it was very informative and how I could read about what other volunteers had to say about the programs.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I thought it was very helpful and I am glad they sent it to us.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes!! It was life changing experience. The kids were so loving it has changed my perspective on life.

Accommodation and Meals

I loved our house! The bathroom was so nice! I liked we had A/C all day. Meals were yummy too, our cook was incredible.

Coordinator

Dheeraj and Sunny were so helpful and kind to us on the tours.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

To meet people from all around the world and making forever lasting friendships.
Working with the street kids.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes I would and will.

Volunteer Summer Program - 2012 Review
April Werner (Utah ) Volunteer Summer Program - 2012

What areas did you like about our website?

I liked the information given on the website.

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very helpful and was very informative.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, very much. Such an amazing experience and so sad to leave the children

Accommodation and meals

Our cook was wonderful and the accommodation that I stayed in were nice.

Coordinator

I especially thought Sunny and Dheeraj were especially fun and responsible and helpful

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Definitely working at the placement with the children.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes..

Volunteer Summer Program - 2012 Review
Assel Aubakirova (Kazakhstan ) Volunteer Summer Program - 2012

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet was really useful.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

I enjoyed it was an eye opening and life changing experience.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation was good ad meals were nutritious.

Coordinator

The staff was really helpful in everything, questions regarding the project as well as personal traveling and cultural tours.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Working with the kids was the best experience and I was also shocked to see the conditions where kids live.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes

Volunteer For Women Empowerment In India Review
Emily Ball (United Kingdom ) Volunteer For Women Empowerment In India

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was really good, especially helpful in preparing me for Indian culture. Emails with queries were replied to quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes very much!! I really enjoyed being able to help them and teach.

Accommodation and meals

Very comfortable, enjoyed the food. It was not too spicy and good variety.

Coordinator

Very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Always happy to help and make us comfortable.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

My highlight was being able to teach the women skills they will use for their whole life especially reading English.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes

Women Empowerment Program Review
Ann Imbrechts (Belgium ) Women Empowerment Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very good. The booklet had a loads of information in it and my emails were answered quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes I loved working with the girls and liked my placement.

Accommodation and meals

Very nice and had everything we needed.

Coordinator

The coordinators were very helpful and kind.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Taj Mahal Trip.
The women at the project.
The friends I made during my stay.

Sarah Smith (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very Useful

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

Yes, the program placement and the children were wonderful.

Accommodation and meals

Clean and Filling

Coordinator

Friendly, helpful and informative.

What was the highlight of your volunteering experience and your trip?

Getting to know the staff and the kids at my placement.
The light and fountains at Akshardham Temple.

Emma Hughes (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Orphanage Program

How did you find the pre departure booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure information provided was very useful, especially the general information regarding Indian culture, what to bring etc. When the project I was being placed at changed last minute it would have been useful to have been provided with some information about the new place to read.

Did you enjoy working at your project / placement?

My introductions to the project were great, everyone was very friendly and the director himself was a very inspirational man. My accommodation was very good and I was taken to the school the first couple of days, to familiarise myself with the route. The work I was doing at the school was slightly and I found it hard to communicate with the children, but despite this they were great and seeing their smiling faces and their willingness and want to teach me kannada is something I will never forget, Whilst I was there we did some drawing, they performed for me and I tried to engage in English conversations with them. The teachers there were very kind and helpful and again very inspirational.

Accommodation and meals

My accommodation at the project was very comfortable. There was always someone to contact if I had a problem. The girls who I was staying with were also accommodating and took me for meals each day. I thoroughly enjoyed the food but found it hard to eat as much as everyone due to my ill health. Overall the accommodation and food were great.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? yes/no

Yes, I would recommend the programme, it was a good and welcoming scheme

Volunteer Summer Program 2012 Review
Joanna Thomson (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Summer Program 2012

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

All very helpful thank you - sound cultural advice. I always got reply with in a couple of days.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

For me working with the children has been the highlight of our time in India. I will never forget them. If I have left half the impressions on them that they have left on me I would be very happy!!

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house is great, really good to have common living space. Shankar\\\'s cooking is lovely and I liked all my meals.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All the staff have been wonderful, friendly, welcoming, helpful, informative and good fun! Thank You!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was without doubt the children but there have been so many others too. The trips, living in Delhi and especially meeting the other volunteers and staff and making new friends.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Absolutely, Yes!!

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I hope that we will stay in touch that we can continue to help and that we see you again one day!! Thank You!!

Volunteer Summer Program 2012 Review
Thomas Thomson (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Summer Program 2012

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Information provided was helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much. Placement was amazing and the weekend trips were very enjoyable.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was good. food was nice and healthy.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All staff have been great and very helpful and Dheeraj who was a fantastic guide and who was a fantastic guide and who has become a good friend.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Working with the beautiful children. I hope that I was able to touch them as much as they have taught us.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes!! A fantastic experience, I would recommend it very much.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thanks for an amazing experience that will be my highlight of my time in India. Thank You.

Dental Elective Program Review
Laura Mactier (United Kingdom ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Was easy to navigate through, enjoyed the pictures as they helped give an idea of what to expect.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very informative and helped with understanding the culture. Staff were very quick at replying to emails + answering any questions we had.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I particularly enjoyed the clinical camp where we were kept busy all afternoon treating patients.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very nice at both green acre\\\'s and bobby\\\'s house. Meals were nice too.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Our coordinators are brilliant and very good at organizing anything you want to do. They are very friendly + I feel I could approach them with any issue and they would always be helpful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I really enjoyed the dental camp and weekend trips away to Manali and Amritsar.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes..

Mini Break Program Review
Seema Unadkat (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the booklet very helpful, especially the section telling you what to bring. I also found the email responses to very prompt when I had any questions.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed my placement. The children and staff were so welcoming and always had time to answer any of my questions.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was comfortable and the meals were always tasty. It was nice to have a variety of curries.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone has been very kind and helpful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My highlight was working with the children and getting to know them. It will stay with me for a long time.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes. It has been such and amazing experience.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thank you very much for looking after us.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Sarah Dufour (USA ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the packet very helpful. It prepared me for my stay here.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I really enjoyed my placement. Being with the children was wonderful. The experience made a huge impact on my life and I hope I made an impact on them as well.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Everything was very nice. I very much enjoyed the meals. They were delicious. The rooms were very comfortable.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone was amazing! I loved having a host family and feeling like I knew people who lived here. You guys made it easy to adapt and were very informative. I will miss you all.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight for me was working with the children. They were the reasons I came and I will never forget them. I enjoyed sight seeing as well. Experiencing a new culture was so amazing and I learned a lot.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes. I think my friends would enjoy it.

Camilla Rasmussen (Denmark ) Language and Cultural Week

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Interesting. I like the subjects that we discussed. The Bollywood movie was very good.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Great to have Indian food in different restaurants.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

Exciting. Good to go by car, it was very comfortable. The places we went to were picked well.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Great Staff and they are very very informative as well.

Dental Elective Program Review
Louise Robertson (United Kingdom ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

The various photos and layout which was clear and easy to navigate through.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very detailed and helpful especially regarding the culture. It gave a clear idea of things to bring. Staff replied to email queries quickly and concisely.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, The clinical camp was brilliant, quite challenging at times but it was good to work in those conditions.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and meals were nice as well.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very friendly and organized, clear concise instructions given. Easily approached if any queries and questions.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Volunteering highlight = Clinical camp.
Trip highlights = Trip to Manali on the weekend - a lovely place and well organized, good fun too.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, a well organized and relaxed program with the right amount of dentistry and exploration.

Jodie Yung (China ) Volunteer Summer Program 2012

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very detailed and the staff was very helpful and efficient when answering our questions. However there were some misunderstanding about the accommodation and pleasant, improvement could be made there.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, the children active and eager to learn. However there were too much kids and their ages had a big range in between, so it was hard to teach them as a specific topic.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I enjoyed my accommodation. It was clean and comfortable and the meal prepared.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff were caring and helpful from the start till end. They have always put our needs to their first priority. Thank you :)

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was the visit to the children\\\'t homes in the slums. They were very friendly and welcoming in which they served us their best drinks, food and everything. It was really touching since even though they were less privileged they still offered us all they had. I felt pleasured to be the guest and words are not enough to express my gratitude.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, it was a well planned program and we were able to experience the lives of less fortunate.

Julia Gmeiner (Germany ) Volunteer Summer Program 2012

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very informative and the staff responded to my questions immediately. Therefore I was well informed about the upcoming trip.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, the people were very friendly and the kids were eager to learn new things.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was really comfortable and I really enjoyed staying with people all around the world.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff did a very good job. They were all very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed to travel with the staff on the weekends.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Visiting the children\\\'s home. I knew that the children are growing up in very poor conditions. However the visit to their home made me even realize more that they really need the help of the volunteers.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, it was a very interesting trip, to see the life of kids in a developing country. Besides that, we could see a lot of places of the country during the weekends.

Volunteer Childcare Program Review
Irma de Bruin (Netherlands ) Volunteer Childcare Program

What areas did you like about our website?

Easy to find what you need.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very helpful and informative.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I really liked to work with the children. They were really motivated and cheerful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I really loved the good. The cook made very good meals :) ! Accommodation was fine, especially the room together with 1 other girls. The room was quite neat.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Nice people and helpful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My project and my trips during the weekends.

Noelia Silva Clarkson (Spain ) Mini Break Program - Palampur

What areas did you like about our website?

The descriptions about the different programs offered was neatly put and clear.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I have no complaint about it. I found the pre departure booklet very informative with useful information. The response to my question was fairly quick so I was quite satisfied.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I liked it quite a lot. First I worked at day care center and then I worked as a teacher in a school and I enjoyed both the placements. I worked with one other volunteer and we do have nice time together.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation is good and the meals were very nice bit spicy but tasty.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby and Amit have been very helpful from the beginning. It was good to know they were there if we needed them.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My highlight would be going to play with the street kids from the tea garden plantations. As well as the amazing views of the mountains as a back drop. I had a really great time that afternoon with the kids.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, My program was perfect to anyone who would like to have a taste of India without too much compromises.

Dental Elective Program Review
Eilidh McAllister (United Kingdom ) Dental Elective Program

What areas did you like about our website?

I liked the pictures and the fact it was easy to navigate around the site with no trouble.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

All very helpful and booklet was helpful too.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much so. I particularly enjoyed the dental camp we set up on one of the days, getting to know the local dentists and having some hands on experience! I also very much enjoyed the trips on the weekend.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was good and meals were delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All the coordinators were extremely helpful and were all lovely. They always were there to answer our questions and help us out if we needed it.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Highlight were the hands on experience and the trips on weekends that were organized for us.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I will surely recommend this program to others.

Mini Break Program - Palampur Review
Mike Shepherd (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program - Palampur

What areas did you like about our website?

I think the website was well layed out. There was plenty of information about each program and trip and it was easy to see all the different options.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Both the booklet and particularly the staff were very useful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Absolutely!! The kids are very enthusiastic and great fun to work with.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Both accommodation and meals were okay and I liked it.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All the staff were very good. Friendly and happy to help with any requests we had and seem to enjoy what they are doing.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Apart from the enthusiasm of the school children. I really enjoyed the Trek up to Triund.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes!!

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Harjeevan Randhawa (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was fantastic. It gives me all the information I needed and more.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I absolutely loved the program placement I was on. The staff, the children were absolutely amazing and it is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were always amazing and truly enjoyable. The accommodation was excellent with great facilities.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Excellent throughout - very approachable and knowledgeable. I couldn\\\'t have asked for more help.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight for me was the children and their thirst for knowledge and warmness. They treated me with respect and love and will never forget them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes - 110%

Street Children Program Review
Josefine Tedenlind (Sweden ) Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed working at my placement. I felt so welcome there both the kids and staff were lovely. I also felt very needed there and that was important for me.

How was your meals and accommodation?

It has worked very good. I have lived with other volunteers and there have never been any problems. Priya has also been great with the food.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

It has been very good. We had some problems and they sorted it which was very nice of them and they even helped us with Hotel when we traveled to Goa.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I had a lot of highlights. Of course working with the children, its amazing to see that they are so happy even though they don\\\'t have such an easy life. But I also enjoyed living with the other volunteers and I have learned a lot from them as well.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, after we joined the second project, I was very happy. The center is such a wonderful place to go to and to see all the happy kids. The staff is also so fantastic and welcoming.

Street Children Program Review
Sandra Jivander (Sweden ) Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much! I have really enjoyed the project. The kids have been so nice to us and also the teachers have been wonderful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The meals were wonderful and tasted delicious. I am also happy with the accommodation as it was nice.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I couldn\\\'t be more thankful for having Rajiv as coordinator. You and your family made me feel welcome and you have been working hard to make volunteers happy.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I really enjoyed working with the children. They always made me smile and apart from that I also loved Akshardham temple and it\\\'s my new favorite place on earth.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I will recommend it as it made me grow mentally and I feel like another person now.

Lucinda Tonge (Australia ) Volunteer Orphanage Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much so. The girls at the placement were lovely and we felt welcomed.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals are delicious and accommodation is fine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Friendly and helpful

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Experiencing a totally different culture and meeting so many new people.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Catherine Bartlett (Australia ) Volunteer Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, the kids were so lovely and eager to spend time with us. It was difficult to say good bye.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were lovely and Priya was very kind. Accommodation is great.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Spending time with Aanchal. I felt very loved and accepted and got to experience the real Indian culture with them - Praying etc.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Katherine Cooper (New Zealand ) Language and Orientation week

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes for sure.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Very informative and the Hindi language was just what we needed to be able to talk to the local.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Delicious. I very much appreciate Priya catering for my Lactose intolerance.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

Great. I liked the trips.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very friendly and informative. Dheeraj was a real sweetheart and took good care of us at the site. Rajiv was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot.

Alinda Coetzee (New Zealand ) Language and Orientation week

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Very useful language classes and awesome seeing some of the sights around Delhi.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Nothing to complain about - very hospitable and yummy food.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

Wonderful - nice having locals taking us to the sites.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Dheeraj was the best tour guide/host you could ask for. So friendly, caring and always helpful. He made this week the best.

Rebecca Cribbin (New Zealand ) Language and Orientation week

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

This provided a good general guide to Delhi and Indian beliefs.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The food was lovely. I really enjoyed eating some authentic Indian Food. The accommodation is nice.

How was your experience visiting the different historical sites and places of interest in Delhi?

I enjoyed the sites and it was good to have people take us around to give us information and translate Hindi when required.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff are very friendly and helpful. They didn\\\'t get annoyed with our many questions.

Malcolm Kent (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The project was a real eye opener. It was a great experience to have.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was satisfactory and meals were delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Staff were helpful and made me feel welcome.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Being able to experience the culture of India and offer help to project staff.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Had a great experience. Thank you for providing the service.

Victoria Payne (United Arab Emirates ) Mini Break Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes - the staff were very enthusiastic and helpful. The children were amazing. A true experience and eye opener.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Both were good and satisfactory.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very helpful, very knowledgeable. Lovely to have met them all.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Getting to know and meet some truly inspirational children - so happy all the time.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thank you for a great experience both at the project and in showing us Delhi and Agra.

Laura Stewart (United Kingdom ) Childcare Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the information, extremely helpful. My questions were always answered promptly and with care given.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I did enjoy the placement, the children are amazing and it gave me the opportunity to assist financially to one of the student long term.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was good and safe and conveniently located.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meetings the children, being able to assist in the future and and my own individual travels.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Shankar is a blessing and an asset to your company, always smiling, helping, having a conversation and sharing the experience.

Erika Nilsson (Sweden ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very good. The information we got was also good and it match my expectation of Delhi.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much. The kids are so funny and nice to work with even if its hard sometimes to understand each other.

How was your meals and accommodation?

It\\\'s nice. I really like the area around here. It\\\'s close to everything and it felt safe.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone are very nice but I want to give a big star to Shankar for all the help we got from him.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The first one was when we met the kids. It was so far from what I expected it to be. The second was all the trips, especially our trip to Rishikesh.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Caroline Van Slobbe (Netherlands ) Volunteer Women Empowerment Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very useful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Fantastic! Great to get to know so many people and to learn about the culture this way.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I enjoyed it very much here.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very helpful and kind.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The contact with the girls and staff at the project.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes. Definitely.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

No, I had an amazing time!

Milly Aylott Harvey (United Kingdom ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very helpful and the staff answered all queries very promptly.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I loved being at the project and am very sad to be leaving. The children were amazing and very welcoming. I only wish I could have done more.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation has been very comfortable and everything that is provided (Water/Air-Conditioner) has been really useful. Priya\\\'s cooking is amazing.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone has been very welcoming and incredibly helpful, going above and beyond to make our stay comfortable.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Just everyday at the project has been amazing. I don\\\'t have a single complaint. The children were just amazing.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to volunteer.

Zoe Petmezas-Walker (United Kingdom ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I thought the pre departure booklet was very helpful and informative in every aspect of what we should expect once we arrive in Delhi.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes very much so, the children are all amazing and so welcoming and warm. I had such a fun 3 weeks and feel very lucky to have had the experience. They are all so wonderful and engaging. We din\\\'t want to leave them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation is very nice and was perfect for my stay. The meals were so nice. Always different and varied and very filling.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone I\\\'ve came into contact with while here has been really warm and friendly and very helpful.Everyone was very approachable

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I think one of the highlights would have to be when we gave the children a CD with photos of them/us from the 3 weeks and watching their reaction to seeing themselves on screen - so cute.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, it\\\'s a really good organization. Everything that you need is provided and everyone\\\' lovely and helpful.

Florence Theobald (United Kingdom ) Street Children Volunteer Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The placement was great. Really enjoyed to program. Really beneficially and a great experience.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was great and people were friendly. Shankar absolutely lovely. Food was always really good.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Shankar was extreamly helpful and lovely. Always around to help and went out of his way to help. Rajeev was nice too.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Working with the children in the orphanage - a great experience. really interesting work and met some lovely people.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Amanda Linderoth (Sweden ) Street Children Volunteer Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, we have a wonderful time. The kids and the teachers have been so kind and helpful during the whole project.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I am very happy with my accommodation and meals.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Once we got to India we got all the help we needed and the staff were very kind and helpful. Especially Shankar who we lived with has helped us very much and has been a good host.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight was to share a bond with the kids and to see the progress they made during our stay.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I really had a great time during these weeks. It was fun to get to see the real India and get to know the kids. The weekend trips were good as well.

Frida Bodlund (Sweden ) Street Children Volunteer Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, it was a very interesting experience and we were highly satisfied with our placement.

How was your meals and accommodation?

It was all very good and Shankar did an excellent job.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

We felt well taken care of by everyone that we met.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

To meet with the children and also to visit their homes and step by step be able to understand them and what their life looks life that was a unique experience that we will never forget.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Helen Gillespie (United Kingdom ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the pre departure booklet helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The project was very enjoyable, they made us feel very welcome.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals were great.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Shankar was really nice and a good cook. Rajeev was very kind to take me to see the doctor.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

How welcome the school made us feel was very nice.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Elisa Emiliani (Italy ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very good.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed very much. It was a great experience better than I imagined.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Perfect.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone is so nice and kind.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Stay with children and help them. See the Indian culture.

Serena Gasparroni (Italy ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was perfect, having all the information I needed.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

It has been one of the best experience of my life.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Perfect. Shankar has been precious. He helped us in everything we needed. The accommodation is comfortable and safe. The meals are delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I have already said that Shankar has been precious. I think also Rajeev dedicated us a lot of the time providing the information we needed. Thank you to all.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The experience and the time spent with the children is the best you can expect from this trip. Also Indian people are also wonderful.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, because every thing is well organized.

Neola Andrews (United Kingdom ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very helpful and useful for those of you who have never been to India.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Really enjoyed working with the kids. They were lovely and welcoming. Going to miss the kids.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Basic, clean but to a good standard.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Answered all my questions we had and was helpful. All staff were friendly and welcomed us to the program.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Volunteering with the kids was the highlight. India itself was an amazing experience.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Erika Brunnander (Sweden ) Volunteer Street Children Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I loved the program placement and it was very beneficial. In the starting I had some problem but within a couple of days I got accustomed to it.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation very good. Had everything and meals were delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone has done a good job. There were always someone to ask questions and always someone to ask if you needed to coordinate a trip or something. Happy and Nice people.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

All the amazing children. Ans the interaction with other volunteers and Delhi overall. Hard to pick one. The whole trip was the highlight.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, absolutely.

Natasha Rowan (United Kingdom ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very helpful and efficient. The information was always completely accurate and honest.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, children were lovely and it was a safe, vibrant, colorful environment.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Basic but to a good standard. I really like the porridge.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Dheeraj was very helpful and accommodating. Rajiv was informative and friendly and Shankar\\\'s cooking was always very nice.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Traveling around a city so culturally different to our own. The children made everyday enjoyable. I also found auto rickshaws fun.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Angie Vaughn (USA ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre departure booklet was helpful in regards to learning a few basic Hindi words before arriving to India.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I absolutely loved working at my project. The kids are great and really enjoyed having the kids challenge my dancing skills.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The meals were great. Definitely loved the porridge and omelettes in the morning.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All the staff were great and went out of their way to make me as comfortable as possible.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of this trip had to be celebrating Holi with the street kids at placement. That was pretty amazing.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

I would for sure recommend this program and will be returning soon.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Keep up the great work.

Volunteer Street Children Program Review
Beata Lausmaa (Sweden ) Volunteer Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was good and informative.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I have loved working with the project. I have had a great time.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I Have had a great time at both Rajiv and Shankar\'s house and the food has been very good.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

They have been great. I have had so much fun with them and they have been very helpful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Celebrating Holi at placement with the kids was probably the best experience I have had with the project.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would definitely recommend both the organization and the project.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

No, Its just been a great couple of weeks. Keep up the good work :)

Mini Break Progam South India Review
Shwetha Shankar Shetty (USA ) Mini Break Progam South India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The Booklet was very helpful. Not only did it inform me about India but it also provided information about what is expected of me as a volunteer and advice for how to get around in India. Whenever I had questions, I sent emails to Volunteering India and they responded promptly. I usually got a response within 1 or 2 days.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I truly enjoyed working with Sudana School in Puttur. The best part was that I know the local language, Tulu, and I was able to communicate with the teachers, administrators and the students. The students that I taught were very enthusiastic and I was able to learn so much from not only the teachers but the 4 and 5 year old children. By staying with them for 2 weeks, I learned a little Kannada as well. The best part was knowing how these students were able to bridge the cultural gap with respect and they were open to my teaching methods. Many of them accepted me and it eventually led to them improving their English and overall knowledge.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The Harvin family was extremely hospitable and they were helpful. They provided help whenever I needed something and they always made sure that I was comfortable. Everyone in the house was friendly. The food was delicious and I enjoyed the simple, yet tasty meals. I felt right at home!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Thank you for the opportunity and for acknowledging my needs and desires. It was a great experience and I will never forget it. I enjoyed being around friendly people and I knew that I was in safe hands. I truly appreciate it!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

There were multiple highlights. One of the greatest achievements was working with children individually. There was one child who had difficulty comprehending and grasping certain concepts. I worked with him independently and he was able to understand and learn. It was a rewarding experience knowing that I was able to get through to him and give him the attention required to learn Indian education system and incorporate my knowledge to teach young children.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would recommend this program and Volunteering India to others because it gives people an opportunity to not only learn about other cultures but to bridge the gaps and make lifelong friends.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

The program is great the way it is!

Medical Internship Program Review
Kevin Malone (USA ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, it was nice to experience medicine in such a different environment. Healthcare now is interesting. I do feel we don\'t do enough hands on things, otherwise it is great.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation and meals were as described, the only issue I had was getting loved to vegetarian meals. I would sometime have to skip to go somewhere with meat, otherwise it was fine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All staff has been very good to me. This includes both in Palampur or in New Delhi.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I enjoy taking the trip to Amritsar and going to the Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Akshardham especially and mostly the medicine part. Especially visiting the local Leprosy homes.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, it is a good program. I really enjoyed my stay and I feel that Volunteering India made me feel safe.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

It is worth it to take the intro week in New Delhi. It was very good to visit places and learn the basic hindi/culture.

Medical Internship Program Review
Kara Barclay (Canada ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed learning the health care system. I didn\'t do much work and I felt more in the way/lost in the situation.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Very nice room, comfortable. The food is always good.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Staff members were very friendly, easy to engage. Always willing to help make the stay better. Very helpful with booking trips and giving suggestions. Always concerned about our well being.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes I will recommend this program and make them aware its more about observing than doing.

Medical Internship Program Review
Lucas Winter (Colombia ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

It was wonderful experience, the staff was friendly and easy to work with. I learned a lot about medicine.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodations was clean and comfortable and the meals were delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Our coordinator Bobby and Amit were fun and provided great support.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I enjoyed watching a surgery and seeing the differences between medicine in India versus The United States.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

I will definitely recommend this program. Great experience.

Street Children Volunteer Program in Delhi Review
Danielle Stryker (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program in Delhi

What areas did you like about our website?

It was user friendly.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The staff helped me with my preparation in planning English games and craft projects for the kids.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I had a great time with the children.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Both were fine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The are helpful and available when needed.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children at the shelter are the highlight of the whole trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, to everyone.

Medical Internship Program in Dharamshala, Palampur Review
Joanna Rechberger (Canada ) Medical Internship Program in Dharamshala, Palampur

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Working at my placement is eye opening. It was tough not to judge everything at the beginning. I enjoy the company of nurses I work with and the social aspects of the patients.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation is beyond my expectations, very clean, inviting and great common space. The only thing missing is the pool ( haha) but I know it\'s coming soon. The food is delicious, I look forward to the meals. :)

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Can\'t say enough about our hosts. They are very responsive, hospitable, attentive and fun. They make sure all my needs are met and questions answered.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Learning the medical system in Palampur was the highlight. Visiting surrounding areas on the weekend and hanging out at the house, just taking the views of the beautiful place.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, Volunteering India will do everything to accommodate you therefore I would definitely recommend.

Volunteer at an Orphanage - Delhi Review
Christina Krastel (USA ) Volunteer at an Orphanage - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very informative and I felt very prepared before boarding my plane.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I loved working with the kids, the two weeks that we\'ve spent in children\'s home gone by so fast, and I wish I would spend even longer with them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The meals prepared by our coordinator and his wife were delicious and authentic. Being invited to eat at their dinner table made it feel right at home.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The coordinator was friendly and extremely welcoming. After meeting him I felt completely safe and comfortable. I would definitely come back.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My favorite part of India was visiting Akshardham Temple and learning about the Hindu religion. Also meeting the kids is my most favorite part of the entire trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would not only recommend this program to someone that was interested, but I would insist on it.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Keep encouraging people to change the world and visit! I had an awesome time.The only suggestion I would have is to offer the volunteers a way to see how the kids are doing after they leave. I am going to miss them!

Volunteer at an Orphanage Review
Renee Olszewski (USA ) Volunteer at an Orphanage

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet and staff response was excellent.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I absolutely enjoyed my placement.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation and meals were great and very pleased.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Staff were friendly, helpful, always there to help us and wonderful people.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I loved being a part of the community \'Not a tourist\', this made the experience of the Indian people and their customs more enjoyable. Such wonderful people, loved the kids.

Volunteer at an Orphanage in India Review
Nellie Krastel (USA ) Volunteer at an Orphanage in India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet gave us an excellent overview and allowed us to prepare appropriately. We were very well prepared physically and emotionally.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Working at the school was one of the most amazing experience. I have had in my life. I wish to come back.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Priya\'s food was amazing! Everything was very well prepared and the accommodation was quite comfortable.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv, he was excellent, very nice and friendly man. He is so genuine and such a family man. He made us feel right at home.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children were by far the highlight of my trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I will recommend this program and organization both.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thank you for everything.

Volunteer at an Orphanage Review
Matthew Olszewski (USA ) Volunteer at an Orphanage

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Pre-departure booklet was extremely useful and helpful! Any questions I had were answered clear and concise. The information given allowed me to be 100% ready for this trip.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I loved working at my school! It was a lovely and life changing experience. The children were absolutely wonderful!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Priya is an amazing cook and her food is delicious!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my trip was saying goodbye to my class. It was in that moment when I realized how much they appreciated my help and how much they impacted me.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes I will, I believe that everyone should do this at least once in their lives.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Only suggestion would be faster wi-fi which is not priority but I wanted t show the world how amazing my experience was!

Carys Davies (United Kingdom ) Volunteer with Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found it very helpful as I could be aware beforehand about what I could expect.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, very much so. The people I met were the friendliest children and I feel blessed to have shared a week of my life with them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

I loved the food, lovely and authentic, always checking the portions were correct which was caring. Would have liked a sheet to sleep with on tp of me as I had to use my towel.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Wonderful! So helpful and genuine. My trip to the Taj Mahal was made so easy due to being comfortable around. The coordinator was wonderful and always happy to help.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Spending time with the children and getting to see a different side of India. Sightseeing was also breathtaking- it really is beautiful place filled with beautiful people.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

100%! Every single day I was made to feel welcomed and appreciated, made me value everything I am blessed to have.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thank you. I have had an experience that I will treasure forever and I am so sad to leave. I will never forget the people I have met or the way they made me feel. Such a delightful organization to be part of.

Issabella how (United Kingdom ) Volunteer with Street Children

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Really good. Made me feel more prepared and answered any questions I had.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

It was amazing!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were great, lovely and traditional. Accommodation was good for basic, would be nice to have sheets for on top of us though.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Very lovely, especially our friend who picks up from airport etc. ( Sorry I am not good with names)

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meeting the children and visiting the Akshardham Temple.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Lovely people, thank you for being so accommodating. Orientation went for too long and we missed a day volunteering, that is my only negative! Thanks again! :)

Isabella Rivera (USA ) Childcare Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I am very happy and thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the students in the childcare program. I would have like to have more guidance about what to bring and what to work on with the kids from the teacher.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house was very comfortable and food was always delicious. The ant was very accommodating and takes great care of us. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! :)

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Bobby is absolutely wonderful. He takes on so much personal responsibility to make sure I felt safe, was happy and overall positive about my experience. He is super helpful with recommendation and anything that is needed.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

There was definitely a difference between the first and second week we had and people visit people (expectedly) However, in the future when many people are here, the house should really be interesting.

Mini Break Program in Delhi - Volunteer Review Review
Hannah Seekings (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program in Delhi - Volunteer Review

What areas did you like about our website?

I found the program on Volunteering India website and liked that you could easily compare programs.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Really good.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! Such incredible children!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Lovely apartment and good food.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The in-country staff are wonderful people :)

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The Elephant ride in Jaipur and being with the kids are my favorite part of the trip.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Definitely yes!

Sandra Taylor (USA ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

All very informative and helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes - the children were polite and gorgeous! - the principal and teaching staff were friendly and inviting.

How was your meals and accommodation?

All good - thank you for giving me a room I could share with my mom.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Orientation was a nice presentation - very informative. Shankar was outstanding! Fabulous!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

All of it. - the tours were well-organized. - the children and staff at placement were great. - the staff of Volunteering India went out of their way to please and stay in communication.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I loved having the opportunity to meet and share time with so many nationalities...Canada, Spain, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands...

Jane DePew (USA ) Mini Break Program in Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Everything was covered well. Questions all answered.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much. The children enjoyed playing games and learning English words. The staff worked with us and always were helpful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The guest house was friendly, well run, and clean. Meals were fine. Shankar went out of his way to accommodate my meals and tastes.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Ves helpful and pleasant.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Volunteering: The lovely children are their eagerness to learn.Trip: The guides top notch and very aware of people\'s needs.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Linda Barton (USA ) Women Empowerment Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Very helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much. Anu was lovely, easy to work for, very flexible. Girls/women were warm and welcoming and open to meeting new people and learning.

How was your meals and accommodation?

fine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv and his wife are hospitable, I felt like family.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

working with the girls and seeing India for the first time.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Lisa Harpster (USA ) Women Empowerment Program in India

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

A great help in navigating and establishing a comfort level with area!

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! Those girls are wonderful. Perhaps more info. to provide structure and ability beforehand would be helpful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Wonderful!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Warm, welcoming. The family was fabulous! all were helpful everytime.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Everything from the homestay to the girls - an incredible experience.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

More info. on girls should be provided before volunteering so we could come prepared to meet them where they are.

Emily Napier (United Kingdom ) Volunteer at an Orphanage

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Booklet was good, detailed. could have included orientation information as well. eg:- map of Delhi to help when arriving first.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, the kids were so inspiring and so creative, it\'s so fantastic to help them get more out of life, it was a great experience and i would love to do it again.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Good, clean, felt safe at all of them. Meals were lovely, good spicy and authentic cuisine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Shankar was so helpful and accommodating for all our needs. The centre staff were great!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The kids - they are so happy, eager to learn and have fun and I will miss them terribly, I wish we had more time with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would be happy to come back and visit again one day.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

It would be nice to explain the process when arriving. If I had been on my own I would have found this daunting. However once explained everything was great.

Leona Day (United Kingdom ) Volunteer at an Orphanage in Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Good information. Would be useful to have information given during orientation before we leave so we have location of where we are staying etc.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Loved it! Kids were so inspiring, Thank you!

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were delicious + accommodation is in good location.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Shankar was so helpful, helped with any queries. So good to have someone to help out.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The children in the program + all the lovely people in Delhi.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Give more info, pictures etc before arrival. Other than that had a great trip, thank you so much!

Volunteer Teaching English Review
Carrie Gamble (Italy ) Volunteer Teaching English

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was thorough and very useful and helped me prepare for the trip.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I loved every minute working at the project. It was a fulfilling and rewarding experience. The children were a joy to be with and they touched my heart. The teachers and staff at the school were all very friendly and made me feel very welcome. I would do it again.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was nice and better than I had expected from reading the booklet. The meals were so good and again better than I had expected.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Our coordinator, Dwarkanath, was just awesome He is so knowledgeable about so many things and gave us an in depth introduction into the Indian culture He went above and beyond his duties as a coordinator and was very attentive and took very good care of us and went out of his way to show us some highlights in and around Bangalore.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Working with the children was the highlight of my trip, they were so enthusiastic and curious and they all participated in our activities in one way or another. They were so sweet, kind, well behaved children and it was impressive to watch them care for each other. They reached out to us and we felt a strong bond with them.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

It was a perfect experience and life changing.

Medical Internship Program Review
Sarah Constable (Australia ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed my placement at Palampur, although I can not understand Hindi and the Doctors were too busy to explain everything so maybe a buddy nurse to explain patients cases would be beneficial.

How was your meals and accommodation?

accommodation was simple but clean and a pleasure to stay at, at times it was very cold though. The meals were all great, maybe some more variety, especially at breakfast would have made it better.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Both Bobby and Amit were wonderful and helped us with all our needs. They were informative and fun.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The paragliding experience definitely the highlight of my trip. In terms of placement, the surgeries at Karan Hospital were incredibly interesting and expanded my knowledge greatly.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, it was definitely a positive experience + the staff members were amazing.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

The overall experience was very positive

Medical Internship Program Review
Kristie Berchenbreiter (Australia ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

The placement was an amazing experience, we were able to listen on the every aspect of medical system of India. Only one aspect of the placement was challenging - The Language Barrier.Especially Dr. Karan is very busy so it was difficult to ask questions and understand what\'s happening because we\'d interrupt his work. Maybe a buddy nurse who speaks English could be good for future placements to maximise learning.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was great - No hassles. Meals were awesome!

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Absolutely Amazing! Thanks to everyone, especially Bobby and Amit, who made many events and activities on our trip possible - without them it wouldn\'t have been the same. Everyone has been so lovely and welcoming! - And also the orientation week in Delhi.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Seeing surgeries was best bit of the internship. Going Paragliding was the best part of the trip to Palampur - Trekking was also a great time!

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Thank you for the fantastic 2 weeks.

Medical Internship Program in Palampur Review
Jessica Chapman (Australia ) Medical Internship Program in Palampur

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I really enjoyed the experience. It was great to see how everyone work in another country, however it was quite hard with the language barrier. It also felt we were overlooked for assisting with basic tasks, especially while at Karan Hospital.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was good and supplied us with basic necessities. The food was good however become quite predictable after the first week.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff were amazing, they constantly helped us and tried to give us the best experience possible.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Getting to see the surgeries (Gall bladder removal and cesareans). Meeting the wonderful staff ( Amit + Bobby) and having their support while at Palampur.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would recommend it, however it would be better with some tweaking.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Having someone who can interpret for us would have been helpful as the doctors were busy and often didn\'t have time.

Medical Internship Program Review
Elli Dunlop (Australia ) Medical Internship Program

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I felt I was given as much opportunity to gain experience, to see new things. Although it was hard to understand the full extent of things due to language barrier.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were good. Accommodation was fine.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Brilliant! accommodated for every need. I felt everything was under control + well informed with everything.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

- To see and help with a cesarian. - Weekend activity and paragliding.

Medical Internship Program in Palampur Review
Heather Gause (USA ) Medical Internship Program in Palampur

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes I enjoyed internal medicine more than Karan Hospital though, due to the explanation given by the Dr. Kalyan.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

All of the staff have been great and very helpful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Meeting new people, overall just the new experience.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would recommend one to stay for a bit long and do it as a group though

Rebecca Liebeskind (USA ) Street Children Program in Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre-departure booklet was very helpful and the staff was amazing and went above and beyond the call of duty to attend our needs.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes!! The kids and the staff at large site were amazing. We felt so warmly welcomed.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Great! Accommodations were very comfortable, food was healthy and great. Only it would be ideal if accommodation were large enough for all 12 of us from LEAPNOW.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Wonderful! Rajiv - great lectures, cultural teachings. Shankar - he is a part of our family - wonderful. Dheeraj - wonderful, warm, great tour guide.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The kids! Staff member Shankar and Ramesh Lectures with Rajiv were great and tours of Delhi were also great.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Absolutely. I will recommend to our office how great the program is and refer more.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I loved it! Our students were inspired by the kids and loved all the Volunteering India staff.

Jenni Trent Hughes (United Kingdom ) Women Empowerment Program in Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was the best I have seen in all my placements. Clear, concise and helpful.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed my placement very much.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very spacious and clean and the people taking care of the house were very kind to all of and very respectful.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The kindness shown by everyone.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I will definitely recommend this program.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I think it is very good and maybe it need to be marketed more to people over 25 as well.

Street Children Volunteer Program Review
Liz Smith (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was very helpful. I especially appreciated the information about the culture and language, and the packing list.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much. I wish I could have stayed longer! The kids were smart, engaged and very eager to learn from us and get to know us.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Accommodation was very nice and meals were delicious. I felt like home.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

My highlight was recognizing the impact that can be made on the children even in a short time. Whether I was teaching them or just making to boost their confidence and self-worth, those were the moments I enjoyed the most.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, absolutely.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

This was an incredible experience and I look forward to participating again in the future. Thank you so much for everything.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv is an absolutely wonderful host. He taught us, got to know us, and made us feel very welcome. Dheeraj was also fantastic and did a wonderful job of showing us around Delhi and Chandni Chowk.

Street Children Volunteer Program Review
Gerld Carter (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was very helpful. A good deal of research was done independently, but this packet answered nearly all the information we were looking for.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Absolutely. The organization has a tremendously important mission, the staff is very kind and the kids are phenomenal. Only regret is not staying longer.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation was very nice, spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was great!!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight for me was getting to know and work with the children, building relationship with the fellow volunteers and spending time with the local people and host family.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

100% yes!!! I had a phenomenal experience that I will never forget.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

As I said before my only wish is that we all have stayed longer.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The coordinator and staff were very kind and hospitable. They welcome us into their lives, showed us around the city and made us feel welcome all the time.

Narissa Hooper (Sweden ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet was quite informative and the staff was also very helpful.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Outstanding. Good food, with variations and always delicious and accommodation was always clean and cool.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

I found coordinator/ staff very knowledgeable and always willing to assist, Great overall!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The highlight of my trip in total would definitely be the children. It was amazing to share in their lives and see them smile. I feel I\'ve developed quite a bond with them all.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I\'d just like to thank the organization for this program and for the many more they have.

Marie Mcgrath (USA ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The booklet helped us prepare for every step of the way. We always had what we needed.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes! The boys are incredibly sweet and courteous, eager to learn and excited to hear about whatever you can tell them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house/rooms were wonderful and the meals are delicious.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone was very nice and polite. anything we needed was taken care of and everyone was very helpful.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Definitely! You really feel like you are making a difference.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Keep doing what you\'re doing!

Street Children Program Review
Kathleen Reiss (USA ) Street Children Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The pre -departure booklet was extremely helpful. It offered information that was very basic, but assisted us in starting in India. Ofcourse, as we stayed, more was learned.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

My placement was the best I could have hoped for. The boys were hospitable, polite and loving.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodations and meals were adequate. Accommodation could be improved by checking water twice per day instead of once per day. Also in the pre-departure booklet, it would be useful to give more information about WiFi and explain more about Sim cards, such as to get your phone unlocked a week before arrival.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv and his wife were hospitable, friendly and informative. they gave us advice with wisdom.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The Golden Triangle Tour (especially Jaipur) and my placements were the highlights.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Absolutely, there is nothing like it.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Just the comment I made about WiFi and water. Also, it would be good to financially plan to have an estimate of transportation costs in a rickshaw in the pre-departure booklet.

Summer volunteer program 2016 Review
Kara Chivers (United Kingdom ) Summer volunteer program 2016

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The itinerary was well planned and we all knew what we were doing the next day. The only downside was the length of journeys to and from the cities.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The accommodation during the trip was much better than anticipated, The volunteer houses were well kept, and comfortable. The hotels were also lovely. The meals were good but extremely repetitive.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The staff was great during the trip. The coordinators were very comforting ( Amit & Bobby) in Palampur. Shankar was also a great host in Delhi, as well as Parag in our final week.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Seeing the Taj Mahal will always be a highlight. Helping teaching kids at the street project was also very rewarding. The elephant village was also great fun to see.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

I would definitely recommend everyone I know to volunteer in India, it\'s been an incredibleexperience and I myself would do it again in a flash.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

Well informed about what to expect during the trip. We were able to also meet the coordinators who would be guiding us during our trip.

Summer volunteer program 2016 Review
Joanna Glick (USA ) Summer volunteer program 2016

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

The itinerary and destinations were well thought out and pleasant. A suggestion might be to spend more time in Delhi than in Palampur, because Delhi has more of a need than Palampur - at least from my perspective.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Meals were a great way to formalize myself with Indian cuisine, however, they were a bit redundant in the week in Palampur. The effort put into each meals were appreciated. I have no complaints on the accommodations. I felt they were safe and all I needed.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

The service and support in Delhi were amazing and set a high standard.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The week in Delhi, visiting the Taj Mahal and working with the Elephants are the highlights.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I will definitely recommend this program to others.

Please comment on Orientation and Hindi Language classes.

It was an effective session that was informative for me, and helped me better know hot to prepare, what to expect and how to conduct myself.

Brahvan Ranganathan (USA ) Medical Internship Program in Palampur

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

My trip to India was fantastic! Got to learn a lot about the medical profession, as well as the culture of my parents and grandparents. It has shaped me philosophically, through being around the vastly different people and conditions in this country, as well as being exposed to the different religious traditions prevalent in Himachal Pradesh. Finally, it has cemented in me the desire to pursue medicine as my chosen career. Thank you for providing me with this wonderful opportunity and for all the help in planning this trip!

Street Children Volunteer Program  Review
Corey Schalke (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I found the booklet quite helpful. I referenced back to it many times while preparing for our trip. Good information as far as what to expect with a new culture.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

I enjoyed working at our placement very much! the kids were great. so much energy and very eager to learn. I did feel that there could have been a little more organisation as far as daily activities/ planning for the following day.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The house was very nice and the meals were great, exceeded my expectations. The rooms were nice with A/C at night. It was very nice having internet access and television as well. Ramesh and Shankar were great! Very friendly and accommodating.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Rajiv at the placement was very nice! little difficult to communicate due to the language barrier. But overall everyone was extremely nice and friendly. Agin, Ramesh and Shankar were great! Easy to talk to and helpful in everyway.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

I would say the highlight of my trip was just being with kids daily. Communication wasn\'t great but when we are able to understand each other, it was beautiful. Showing the kids things that they have never been exposed to was nice. Playing outside was a lot of fun, need more of that.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, I would but recommend more planning as far as activities and teaching lessons.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

My suggestion is that Volunteering India puts together more organized daily lessons and activities for the kids. With the language barrier, it was difficult at times to figure out what to do. We want to help the kids as much as possible. A little more guidance would have been greatly appreciated and helped tremendously. Thank you!

Street Children Volunteer Program Review
Michael Tauber (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

It was pretty good as far as what to bring and what to expect. However I felt unprepared for working with the kids, I thought there would be a bit more structure and guidance.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

It was a great experience, those kids are a blast.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Excellent! Shankar and Ramesh are the best.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Again Shankar and Ramesh are the best.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

Definitely working with the kids, the were always so happy despite their circumstances. They took nothing for granted.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

I would, it\'s definitely an experience everyone should have.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

I think the street children program could have some more organization. It was a bit chaotic, I wish it was more structured.

Oliver Higgins (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

I think the pre-departure booklet could have been given a bit earlier but is was very useful. Details on wi-fi would be good to include. The staff service was good.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Absolutely, the kids at Nav Jagriti are a pleasure to be with.

How was your meals and accommodation?

The food and accommodation were very good personally.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Shankar was very good around the house, as was Ramesh.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

It\'s hard to place one, the kids were great t be with but seeing the Taj Mahal and exploring Delhi were probably the highlights.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, very useful + good value.

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

All round it was a great trip so thank you all very much!

Joseph Zubier (United Kingdom ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Most useful in gaining in-depth knowledge of expectations of both accommodation and program arrangements.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Very much so. The Nav Jagriti Collective lived up to everything to which it purported - everything worthwhile and enjoyable.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Reliable and high standard always. Shankar and Ramesh work tirelessly to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of all volunteer at our accommodation.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Always reliable, if not sometimes a little bit last minute with regards to keeping volunteers informed with arrangements, especially in the case of weekend excursions or day trips!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

The daily atmosphere and emotional attachment to the children gained through daily participation in the street children programme.

Street Children Volunteer Program in India Review
Allison Cope (USA ) Street Children Volunteer Program in India

What areas did you like about our website?

User-friendly and easy to navigate.

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

very helpful -gave me all the necessary information to prepare.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I loved the kids and my placement. I think I was able to get a lot out of my experience.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Fantastic! The house was great and I loved living with everyone. The food was delicious, especially Puri. (Thanks Shankar and Ramesh!)

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Amazing! The staff has been so wonderful and helpful. They really go above and beyond. I\'ll miss them!

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

In general getting to meet everyone and experience the amazing culture of India. I feel like I saw a lot but also got to know people. I \'ll have memories of a lifetime.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, Absolutely

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

Keep up the great work! :)

Street Children Volunteer Program in India Review
Emma Gillersten (Sweden ) Street Children Volunteer Program in India

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Definitely, I love all the happy, smiling and wonderful kids in the school that I have been working with for the last seven weeks.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Always felt very safe and well taken care of all the accommodations. Loved all the food and that we are served vegetarian food.

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

To see a different part of the world compare to where I live. To meet the people who live here. To grow as a person.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Definitely yes, everything seems to be well organized with Volunteering India organization and it has been easy to get answers from anyone when a question come up.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Everyone has been very helpful and nice.

Mini Break Program - Delhi  Review
Karin Kapler (Germany ) Mini Break Program - Delhi

How did you find the Pre Departure Booklet given to you and the service of the staff in regards to answering your questions and helping you prepare?

Pre Departure information were absolutely satisfactory and all my emails and questions were answered quickly.

Did you enjoy working at your project/placement?

Yes, I did. The kids were absolutely wonderful and staff at the project center was great. I really appreciated to work together with them.

How was your meals and accommodation?

Simple but sufficient and I liked both.

What you have to say about Coordinator/Staff?

Friendly and Helpful :)

What was the highlight of your Volunteering experiences and your trip?

1) Work with Street Kids. 2) Akshardham Temple with musical fountain. 3) Iskcon Temple.

Would you recommend this program and our organization to others? Yes/No

Yes, Ofcourse!!

Any comments and Suggestion you want to make?

It was a great experience which I hopefully can repeat any time.