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Volunteer at an Orphanage in Delhi, India

Innumerable orphans in India are given refuge in orphanages and shelter homes run by various non government organizations, NGOs throughout India. These are distressed children who come from difficult circumstances that detach them from the joys of childhood. By taking part in the Volunteer Orphanage Program in India, you would provide love, care, affection warmth and education to the orphans. Volunteer assistance is very much needed at these Orphanages.

Volunteering India works with different orphanages in and around the suburbs of Delhi, including Noida and Gurgaon.

Program Requirements

Volunteers need to be over 18 years old at the time they take part in the program and should be able to Speak in English fluently. You also need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers also need to provide a local police check from their country of origin.

Volunteer Tasks

VI Volunteers assist the children with their education, by taking extracurricular lessons, assisting with homework and helping with general education on life skills such as personal hygiene. In many of the orphanage placements, volunteers live on site, at the orphanage with the children.

As a volunteer you can bring educational equipment like pens, pencils, books and other learning and materials with you which would help you in teaching in a playway method and in informal education activities. 

A Day in the life of a Volunteer in this project 

As a  volunteer in this project you would live in our accommodation, everyday after Breakfast - which is usually around 8:30 you would leave for your placement by your choice of transport, i.e bus, metro or auto rickshaw. All placements are around 20 - 40 minutes away by public transport from our accommodations. You would usually start work around 10:00 am and go on for 4-5 hours depending on the amount of work on a particular day. Lunch can be taken at a nearby restaurant or cafe which would be shown to you during your orientation. After work you can go around and explore the city or feel free to come back home. After dinner which is in the evening  you are free to go to a nearby market for shopping or hang out with other volunteers to catch your favourite TV show or rent a DVD and enjoy the evening at home. The accommodations also have wi fi Internet which makes communication easy with your friends and family back home or keep the world updated on Facebook or your blog! Enjoy a good night sleep in your air conditioned room (air conditioning is provided only during summer)
Things would be different for volunteers who stay in orphanage itself, they would be living in a separate room assigned for volunteers and get 2 to 3 meals at the project. As a volunteer who is staying at the orphanage, you would not need to travel everyday to your project and you would be able to spend more time with the children.
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What does your Program Fee Cover?

Pre Departure information - A comprehensive booklet to prepare you for your trip before you come. You will get this booklet as soon as you pay your registration fee after completing your application form online. The booklet provides information regarding the country , projects , coordinators , Things to pack , Visas and Emergency Contact Information.

Airport Pickup - We will provide airport pickup in Delhi for volunteers arriving from 6 am to 10 pm. Volunteers arriving at other times can wait in the arrival lounge for us to pick them up in the morning. If you are travelling in India before we can also arrange to pick you up from your hotel, bus stand or train station in Delhi.
Orientation -  A half day orientation will be provided by our staff. We cover areas like, culture, greetings, locations, transportation etc.Volunteers are encouraged to join the Orientation Week - Learn Language, History, Culture & Discover India! in Delhi which gives them an opportunity to explore different sights in Delhi and also learn some basic Hindi.

Accommodation - Volunteer accommodations are provided in the volunteers home. Volunteering India maintains two volunteer houses in posh South Delhi localities. Both the accommodations have wifi Internet, filtered water, fridge, microwave, running water and electricity along with Air Conditioning for summer months provided during the night.

Things would be different for volunteers who stay in orphanage itself, they would be living in a separate room assigned for volunteers and get all meals at the project. These accommodations often do not come with many amenities but offer a basic, neat and clean accommodation for the volunteers.

Food - Volunteers are served with two meals a day in this project, breakfast and dinner. Typical vegetarian Indian meals may include Dal (Lentils), Curry, Rice, Vegetables, Salad, Yogurt, Roti (Indian Bread). For volunteers that are staying the orphanage accommodation, you would get 2 to 3 meals per day.
In-country support -  24 hours support provided by our local staff. Volunteers have the support and assistance of the local coordinators and staff in case of any Emergency. All our staff and coordinators are available in mobile for any help which is required by volunteers.

What your Program Fee does not cover?

  • Airfare
  • Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses such as toiletries etc
  • Local transport
  • Travel Medical Insurance

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