Would you like to experience life in a remote mountain valley in the foothills of the beautiful Himalayas? Would you like to gain a unique insight into rural Indian life away from the tourist track and hustle and bustle of big cities? Then why not choose to volunteer in India?
When you volunteer in India, you can live as a member of an Indian family and share work and meals with them, take part in festivals and maybe have a go at speaking some Hindi, whilst taking part in other volunteer activities. Programs can be as varied as you want it to be, from administrative work, building work or helping on the land with planting and harvesting.
You could take part in an educational project, perhaps teaching English at the little school or organising a fun sports day, or even running your own art workshop (bring any art/craft materials from home!). Volunteers are able to create their own programme – it is your chance to be as creative as you like!
You will also learn about the Indian way of life and the Indians learn about yours. If you come to India, you can help to make a difference by working sustainably from the inside out according to local needs and interests, rather than the outside in.
India is amazingly rich in culture and all your senses will be struck from the moment you arrive in Delhi until the moment you leave for home. If you need to de-stress, living in the Himalayan foothills is the perfect solution for you! You will travel from Delhi to your village by local transport and really get a flavour of the country!
If a more natural pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of cities is what you are looking for, then India is for you!