Volunteering in India
Economic inequality is rife in India, and the divide between the affluent and the disadvantaged is widening and concerning. In India poverty is widespread and deep-rooted, so the work of volunteers is essential to helping men, women and children from disadvantaged communities out of their extreme circumstances. All of the volunteering in India projects Kaya offers are focussed on community development. Projects like Community Teaching and Cultural Immersion would be perfect for anyone who is passionate about helping disadvantaged children, or perhaps if you have healthcare experience or are studying then consider the Medical Assistance project.
The volunteering in India projects Kaya currently offers are based in and around Jaipur, Goa and Himachal, and there are plenty of ways to spend your spare time in each of these destinations.
Known for its architecture, history and culture, Jaipur is a lively, colourful city. History lovers should visit the City Palace in Jaipur’s Old Town or the stunning Amber Fort which overlooks the city. Experience the hustle and bustle of the city by exploring one of Jaipur’s bazaars. Jaipur plays host to a multitude of markets and craft stalls, selling everything from jewellery to textiles to street food. There’s an astronomical amount places to eat in Jaipur for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, with vegetarian thali available alongside Jungle Maas, lovers of food will never go hungry.
Volunteers based in Goa should take advantage of its iconic white sandy beaches and clear blue ocean. There is a great range of watersport activities to take part in, so parasail, jet ski, snorkel or simply enjoy some time relaxing in the sun. For some time away from the beach, why not visit Calangute with it’s bars, restaurants and the picturesque 18th century St Alex Church. You can also organise a weekend trip to Mumbai if Bollywood tempts you!
With the world’s most famous mountain, Mt. Everest, volunteers that chose Himachal will enjoy scenic mountain towns. The peaceful scenery offers many opportunities for participants including world class trekking and the abundance of temples reflecting the Indian culture.
Volunteering in India, where you’ll help to improve the lives of people who live in devastating poverty and get the chance to experience this stunningly vibrant country.