Volunteer For Women Empowerment in India

  • Program Location Program Location
  • Program Duration Program Duration
    1 to 18 Weeks
  • Starting Program Cost Starting Program Cost
    $475 (1Week)

Volunteer for Women Empowerment in India and work for the welfare and social development of women who are underprivileged and belongs from poor backgrounds, within the capital city of Delhi.

Participants who choose to work for Women Empowerment need to be highly determined and understanding. They would be required to adjust to the situations and share knowledge that they possess with these women.

Making them aware of global trends and helping them to become an independent individual is the ultimate objective of this program.

What the volunteers need to do:

  • Engage with girls in the age group of 16-20 years and conduct English classes for them so that they can improve their language skills. This would help them as they’ll begin their career.
  • Those participants who have particular skills can help in different vocational courses such as beautician work, stitching and handicrafts work.
  • Those who do not possess any particular skill can teach English to these women and strengthen their communication skills.
  • Provide guidance for nutritional and wholesome diet.
  • Help and give computer training to these women in the organization.


Airport Transfer

Upon arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, volunteers will be greeted by a member of the local coordinating team in Delhi. Pickup services are available between 6:30 am and 10 pm on the program start date. Participants who are already in the country or arriving early can also be picked up from a predetermined meeting point.


Accommodations are provided at the volunteer houses in both Delhi and Jaipur. These residences are maintained with the utmost hygiene and cleanliness, offering volunteers a comfortable home away from home. Equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi/internet, geyser facilities, air conditioning, television, modern toilets, and comfortable beds, the volunteer houses ensure a pleasant stay. During weekend tours to Agra and Pushkar, accommodations will be arranged in standard/deluxe hotels with modern comforts.


A comprehensive half-day orientation session will be conducted by our staff on the day following your arrival. The orientation covers essential topics such as culture, greetings, locations, transportation, and other details outlined in your trip itinerary.


Renowned worldwide for its diverse flavors, Indian cuisine takes center stage during your volunteering experience. Meals will be provided at the volunteer house as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast offerings include parantha, bread, tea, jam, butter, and porridge. For lunch and dinner, volunteers can enjoy a variety of dishes such as dal (lentils), vegetables, roti (Indian bread), rice, yogurt, and curry.

Free Time Activities

During their free time, volunteers are encouraged to explore local markets, visit internet cafes, and dine at different restaurants in Delhi to savor the rich variety of Indian cuisines. In Jaipur, volunteers have the opportunity to explore the Pink City and engage in additional activities like yoga lessons and Bollywood dance classes.


Volunteers joining the Women Empowerment Program in Delhi with Volunteering India are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis.

A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows:

  • Sunday : Arrival in Delhi
  • Monday : Orientation & a tour of the neighbourhood. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering important areas such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestions over things to do in Delhi. Those who chose the Language and Orientation Week will carry on with the same for the entire, rest of the volunteers will begin their volunteering from Tuesday.
  • Tuesday to Friday : Volunteer work at the placement site.

Breakfast - 08:30 am onwards.

Working hours at the placement - 10:00 am (volunteers leave the accommodation by 09:30 am) to 04:00 pm.

Lunch - Between 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (volunteers have to manage lunch on their own expense).

Dinner - 06:00 pm onwards.

The same work schedule will continue from the second week onwards.

Weekends : Free to explore the city (No meal is provide on Sunday, as volunteers are encouraged to try the local cuisines).

Cost / Start Date

Program Cost
Program Duration Program Fee Registration Fee Total Fee
1 Week $250 $225 $475
2 Weeks $390 $225 $615
3 Weeks $490 $225 $715
4 Weeks $590 $225 $815
5 Weeks $690 $225 $915
6 Weeks $790 $225 $1015
7 Weeks $890 $225 $1115
8 Weeks $990 $225 $1215
Extra Week $110 $225 $110

Note: You will be required to pay USD 225 / GBP 185 / AUD 320 / EUR 220 as an Application Deposit which is part of the program fees mentioned above, at the time of application to confirm your spot.

A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment


  • 24/7 assistance from in-country coordinator
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Guidebook
  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation Session
  • Accommodation and meals (2-3 times a day as mentioned)

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Visa Costs
  • Vaccinations
  • Airport Drop (Can be arranged for an extra cost)
  • Meals not mentioned, and on weekends
  • Local Transportation

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January 0721 0519
February 0418 0216
March 0317 0216
April 0721 0620
May 0519 0418
June 0216 0115
July 0721 0620
August 0418 0317
September 0115 0721
October 0620 0519
November 0317 0216
December 0115 0721


Women Empowerment Program

Katie Weilbacher

I enjoyed the Women Empowerment program very much. The girls are 16 - 24 and learning vocational skills. The girls were so funny, energetic and happy to learn.

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Annelie Schneider

The women at the center are powerful and amazing. Sometimes I don't feel like I am helping them than they are helping me with their everyday Smiling faces!

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Emily Ball

Accommodation and meals were Very comfortable, enjoyed the food. Coordinators were Very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Overall nice experience.

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Ann Imbrechts

Very nice and had everything we needed. The coordinators were very helpful and kind. I loved working with the girls and liked my placement.

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Caroline Van Slobbe

Great to get to know so many people and to learn about the culture this way. The accommodation was good, Staff coordinators were very helpful.

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Linda Barton

Girls/women at the project were warm and welcoming and open to meeting new people and learning. I enjoyed my placement and recommend to others.

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Lisa Harpster

Working with girls was an incredible experience. The staff was warm, welcoming. The family was fabulous! all were helpful every time.

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Jenni Trent Hughes

I enjoyed my placement very much. The accommodation was very spacious and clean and the people taking care of the house were very kind to all of and very respectful.

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Lisa Sarah

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

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People from which countries can join the volunteer programs offered by Volunteering India?
We welcome people from any part of the world to join our programs irrespective of which part of the world volunteers belong from outside India. Majority of our volunteers are from USA, UK, Europe and Australia.

Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Delhi volunteer programs?
Below are the necessary requirements to participate in the India volunteer projects :

  • Volunteers must be 17 year or older at the time of joining the project. Medical Program volunteers must be at least 18 at the time of joining.
  • 16 year old volunteers can participate in Childcare projects with a Letter of Consent from their parents.
  • Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. India is a country of different cultures and traditions, though it is modernized, the cultural sensitivities need to be kept in mind before volunteering in India. The volunteers should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.
  • Must be in good health.

Will I get an airport pickup facility?
Volunteering India representative would be there to receive you at the airport, holding placards, displaying your name. You’ll be picked up from the airport and taken by a car to your accommodation. Volunteers need to send us their arrival information at least 10 days in advance so that we can facilitate your airport pickup.

Can I volunteer as part of a group?
Yes, you are welcome to take part in any of the India Volunteer Programs as part of a group. We welcome families, friends, high school students, college/university and corporate groups to volunteer together in the Indian programs.


Flights and Visa

Does Volunteering India helps with Visa?
All enrolled participants are provided information about the appropriate Visa requirements for India in the pre-departure manual. You can also contact your pre-departure point of contact to know more about the Visa requirements.

What are the recommended airlines to fly to Delhi?
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is connected with all major airports across the globe and flights are easily available. Some of the major flight carriers operating direct flights to Delhi are :
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, United Airlines, Swiss Air, KLM Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian, Air France, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Finn Air.


Health & Safety

How safe is India and Delhi in particular?
India is a country of diverse cultures and practices. and Delhi being the capital city is home to varied ethnicities. Like in any new foreign country, participants are advised to follow the guidelines specified by the project coordinator to enjoy their Indian experience fully. The program coordinators are always ready to help and give helpful safety tips. During the first day of the orientation, you will be given safety guidelines and will be informed about the do's and dont's.

What immunizations/vaccinations will I need ?
All participants are recommended to consult their physician or travel doctor before traveling to India. To view the general list of vaccinations recommended for your travel to India, click here.

Do I need to buy health insurance?
Yes, for all participants, it is mandatory to have a valid travel medical insurance for their trip. Volunteers have the option to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance at a nominal extra cost from Volunteering India. To provide the best option to our participants, we offer comprehensive insurance coverage in collaboration with a leading insurance provider.

If you already have a valid Travel and Medical insurance, you can email us a copy of the same. It is also advised to bring along the Insurance documents during your trip.


Accommodation and Living

How do I get to the program location?

Your project coordinator will take you to your project placement and introduce you to everyone after giving you a basic orientation about the program/city/culture etc.
You will be told about the directions to the project from your accommodation as well as the best and the most affordable mode of transport you can use. Volunteers use a variety of modes of transport to commute to different locations in Delhi. Major modes of transport are Delhi Metro and auto rickshaw (tuk tuk).

I want to know more about accommodation and food arrangements?
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay (on request) accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Two meals a day (Breakfast and Dinner) are provided to the volunteers from Monday - Saturday.

On Sunday, volunteers eat out and explore the different gastronomical delights that Delhi has to offer. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Air conditioning facility is provided during the night in the volunteer home accommodations. Wifi internet is also available for volunteers’ convenience. Some volunteers are also provided accommodation in the project premises itself. For example - volunteers working in orphanage project can be provided accommodation in the project premises itself in a separate room that is allotted for volunteers. All meals will be provided to the volunteers in that case.

Can vegetarians be accommodated?
Yes, that is not a problem at all. In fact, volunteers are served vegetarian meals at the accommodations in India.

Would I have free time during my program ? Can I do sightseeing during my program ?
Volunteers work from Monday - Friday and have their weekends free for sightseeing. You can utilize this time to visit local markets of Old Delhi, Janpath or simply visit the Central Park (Garden) and Connaught Place. During the weekend, you have the option to take a short trip to Jaipur and Agra, and the Golden Triangle tour. Strategic placement of Delhi also allows you to take quick weekend trips to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh in Punjab as well as Amritsar. There is a lot to do and explore, and the local Delhi office team would happily assist you in making travel plans and arrangements for short trips.

Are there more expenses once I arrive in Delhi?
Your program fee does not cover your personal expenses. You will need to provide for yourself your personal expenses, such as bottled water, local transport, telephone, shopping, sightseeing etc. However, you should carry around $50-60 per week for your basic personal expenses. This amount can vary and you would need a higher amount if you go on different weekend trips out of town.

For how many hours will I volunteer every day?
Depending on the project, elected volunteers will work during the week from Monday- Friday. You will have weekend off so you can travel on weekends. However, volunteers need to be flexible, open minded and understand that work requirements can change as well on certain occasions.

What if I do not speak the local language? Would that interfere with my volunteering experience?
Do not worry, all the coordinators can speak and converse in English. Most of our participants are non-Hindi speakers and they’ve never had any problems while communicating. Like we say, love is expressed better through actions than the language.

To add to the project experience, you can also join the Language and Orientation Week in Delhi before beginning the program. It's an optional week, besides that we recommend participants to brush up their Hindi skills (learn basic terms and phrases, greetings) before traveling.

Where can I change my money in Delhi? Are there ATMs in Delhi?
On arrival at the IGI airport, you can change your foreign currency to Indian Rupees (INR) at the money exchange counters. India has a modern banking system and all the major credit and debit cards are accepted without any problems. ATMs are available in plenty and you will be shown the nearest ATM from the accommodation as well.

To know about the necessary items that you should pack before setting out for India, Click Here.

To know more about the things to do in Delhi while volunteering, Click Here.


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