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Volunteer in India School Project

Volunteer in India

India Overview

Volunteer in India at this rural infant/primary school and experience a slower pace of life far from the beaten tourist trail where villagers still draw water from the well and everyone knows one another. Here you can wear traditional Indian clothes and practise speaking Tamil from your phrasebook without feeling embarrassed. No one needs any experience to be successful, simply spend time amongst the children guiding and helping them to read and write in informal small groups or one to one. As you can see in the photo, no formal teaching is needed unless of course you would like to take over a whole class for yourself!

Placement Highlights

  • Working with disadvantaged children in rural India
  • Meeting local families and understand Indian communities
  • Getting a real experience of India and its culture
  • Visiting amazing towns and cities like Chennai and Pondichery in your free time
  • Discovering the beautiful Indian coastline and beaches

Placement at a Glance

Volunteer options
Teaching and Cultural Exchange
Pre-departure helpdesk, in-country coordinating team and 24hr emergency support
Project location
Southern India
Volunteers all share same accommodation
Working hours
Variable and flexible
English spoken by school director
Getting to project
Pick up and transfer from Chennai, 2hr 50 minutes.
6am - midnight £40
midnight - 6am £60
Minimum stay
1 week
Project operates
School open mid June - end Sept / November to end of March (school closed for: 15th December to 2nd week January)
When to apply
As early as possible as spaces limited.
FREE 2 week stay exclusive offer for all volunteers registering with Original Volunteers on or after the 1st November 2014. Extra weeks are charged at £50. Meals available for all volunteers on site £3 per day. See Trip Info tab above for more information and free time trips. If you are already registered, the first two weeks are charged at £20 per week only. This offer is provided exclusively by Original Volunteers to help support this project in need.

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Placement Summary

Volunteer in India by getting involved in teaching and assisting at a nursery/primary school and organising activities in the local community out of school hours.

At this project in India volunteers stay together in pairs and small groups and share the experience and activities together supported by the school teachers and the school's director. Bring lots of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude!

And when not busy with the children, the spectacular Indian coastline is reachable for a long weekend break away from the week's activities.

The beaches on the southern coast of India are spectacular for relaxing or visit Chennai (formerly known as the spice city of Madras) and Pondichery (relaxed French styled colonial town complete with street cafes and continental bistros).

For anyone also thinking about extended travel in India after their volunteering, this school experience will provide great preparation.

Why Choose this Placement?

  • You'll get to work with disadvantaged children and make a difference
  • Opportunities to visit a residential home for women with learning difficulties
  • You'll gain an insight into a rural and culturally rich area of the world
  • The project is flexible and variable with no set schedules or timetables
  • No specific experience is required, just enthusiasm and plenty of energy
  • Your time on the placement will develop your skills and experience