There are several volunteer projects and internship opportunities in the picturesque town of Palampur, located at the foothills of Himalayan mountains in India.
Home to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a beautiful location to volunteer abroad. Covered with the great Himalayan terrains, this location is apt for volunteers seeking abode in nature and peace.
Palampur is also known as ‘the Tea capital of North India’ and famous for the magnificent views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountain range as well as its lush green landscape.
Volunteering India aims to uplift the lives of the people, living in the suburbs around Palampur town, in whichever way possible. All the projects where the volunteers and interns work, are at a short distance from the main town.
For the Childcare and Teaching Volunteer Programs, participants work in schools and day care centres located in rural communities in suburban area. Residents of most of these areas represent different backgrounds and majorly comprise of population from lower income groups where the standard of education is quite poor and needs a lot of improvement. The day care centres have inadequate staff members, and the assistance of the volunteers is much appreciated.
These programs are crafted to provide meaningful volunteering opportunities to high school students looking for spring break/ summer break projects, and are good learning arenas for gap year travelers and backpackers who want to volunteer in India.
Interns joining the Medical and Dental Internship Project in India majorly work in hospital as well as clinical placements in the area. The projects are available for Medical, Nursing and Dental students who are looking to gain valuable exposure by doing an international internship. While doing a healthcare internship in India is a great addition to the CV of the students, it also helps them gain valuable experience and learn about the differences in the medical system between different countries.
While volunteering in Palampur, participants will get to explore the Himalayan countryside and travel to Mcleodganj, a popular hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. We can organize for a weekend trek to Triund as well, which will give you the chance to breathe in freshness and soothe your senses with the beauty of nature. Volunteers can also travel to Amritsar, the city where the Golden Temple resides and take a tour of the Wagah Border and Jallianwala Bagh - places of immense historical importance.