Our programmes in India are closed until further notice. However, you can still join one of our amazing projects in nearby Nepal or Sri Lanka.


If you've got your heart set on India, get in touch and we'll let you know when we're accepting volunteers again.

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Volunteer in India

UPDATE: India Programmes closed until further notice

Overview

Volunteers in India have been contributing to sustainable and constructive projects for several years with Projects Abroad. Our volunteer work in India supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in India the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting.

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  • Placement location: Jaipur
  • Project lengths: From two weeks
  • Accommodation: Host families, Shared volunteer accommodation
  • Languages spoken: Hindi
  • Local greetings Hello: Namaste
    Thankyou: Shukriyaa
  • Top places to travel: Agra (Taj Mahal) and Rajasthan

Overseas volunteers in India are given the chance to get involved in a wide range of educational projects and internships. These include assisting local coaches with football, cricket and athletics training, working with children on a care or teaching project, building a classroom or an orphanage and medicine and healthcare projects – including veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing and midwifery.

Where we are Based in India

Projects Abroad India has its office in Jaipur.

Despite India’s colossal size, you will experience a strong sense of community in Jaipur. You’ll be treated as an exciting addition to any family or school that you join for your placement.

General Information in India

Volunteer in India

To live in India is to participate in a lifestyle that is unlike anything you’ll experience in the West. The most mundane tasks often become adventures. Everything is colourful, nothing is predictable. Life – especially in urban areas – is truly chaotic. The sights, sounds and smells that greet you in each new place will overwhelm your senses.

India is the world’s seventh largest country but the second-most populated, with this being particularly evident in its overcrowded cities. However, tribal Indian society remains strong, especially in the uplands and woodland areas. Economically, India has taken the positive elements from its colonial past and developed a sound, well-developed infrastructure, although the exploding population means that this is often tested beyond capacity.

The cultural heritage of India dates back over 5000 years. You’ll find fifteen official languages, a diverse array of religions and spiritual practices, a wide variety of performing arts, colourful festivals almost every day of the year, and tradition and variety in all aspects of life.

Travel and Tourism in India

Volunteer in India

From the towering Himalayas that mark India’s northern borderlands through to its plains, deserts and tropical rainforests, this is a country of awe-inspiring ancient temples and colourful tribal villages.

Northern India will allow you to tick off many of India’s most classic tourist destinations including the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and the captivating pink city of Jaipur. You could also explore the state of Rajasthan.

Almost every village in India is connected to the rest of the country by a vast fleet of rickety buses, and an elaborate train service. Public transport ranges from the eccentric to mind-boggling – an orderly queue is an alien concept!

Projects available in India

Projects

Projects available in India

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