Volunteer 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 volunteer in India projects Kaya currently offers are based in and around Jaipur or Goa, 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!
Join our intern and volunteer in India projects, 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.
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.