Voluntary, while you travel, is the perfect way to explore the world in a meaningful way. If you’ve resolved to travel and make a difference to the society in 2017, there’s no shortage of amazing volunteer and contribution programs awaiting you.
Following are a few great places and programs to volunteer in India this summer.
Little Local, New Delhi
A responsible travel enterprise, Little Local ties up with local partners to create impact and help with sustainable development of local communities via travel. This summer, the company is running a week-long project in Hinaskot, to document their oral folklore, culture and help restore abandoned villages for the community. It is looking for artists, photographers and researchers. Learn More…
Phuktal Monastery, Zanskar
Location: Lugnak valley
Situated in the very remote Lungnak valley, students of the Phuktal Monastery School come from local farming communities and have little exposure to the outside world. In 2015, the Phuktal River flooded, washing away the entire school campus and all its resources. The monastery has since been rebuilding the institution and is open to help in any form—especially short-term residencies (to teach English) and assistance with the construction of the new school. Learn More…
Manav Sadhna, Ahmedabad
Dedicated to serving and uplifting marginalised communities, Manav Sadhna helps educate young children, gives them vocational training and runs health camps for them. Volunteers can pitch in with any of these activities. Learn More…
A grassroots-level organisation, Aarohi strives to empower ordinary mountain families by running educational and vocational programs that allow them to lead sustainable livelihoods, have access to medical facilities and develop sustainably. The organisation is currently looking for nurses, teachers, musicians and rural development professionals. Learn More…
Human Wave, West Bengal
Human Wave works to develop mother and child health, promote local businesses and organise educational courses that help improve their overall standard of living. The NGO is accepting volunteers for a period of two weeks to three months to help with ongoing projects. Learn More…
Druk Padma Karpo School, Ladakh
Popularly known as Rancho’s school from the film 3 Idiots, DPKS provides a holistic education to students by teaching them regular subjects from their curriculum as well as equipping them with soft skills to understand and interpret the world around them. The school receives no public funding and runs on well-wisher donations. Offer your time and expertise by teaching English, basic mathematics or even music. Learn More…
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