Volunteer Program for Street Children, India
Sankalp runs a formally owned and operated school for the street children in the needier neighborhoods of Jaipur. Volunteers get the opportunity to help in the school by teaching, inspiring, and supporting these undeserved and underprivileged children.
- PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
- VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
- A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE VOLUNTEER
- LOCATION, ACCOMMODATION & SAFETY
- START DATES
- ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
- PROGRAM FEES
- MORE INFO
Our organization runs our own school located in the needier neighbourhoods of Jaipur. The project is titled "Street Children Education" as the children who attend the school are from the streets. These children are able to receive a free education, materials, and uniforms by attending the school daily. Along with a local Indian teacher, volunteers are able to teach the children basic educational skills such as English, math, reading, and writing; while also offering a structure based day involving etiquette norms and life skills. In between educational lessons, the volunteers can enjoy playing outdoor sports and games with the children, encouraging their physical development. Street children students range in all ages and educational levels; volunteers will be provided materials and orientation based on their assigned class.
Age Limit: 16 Years +
Length of stay: 01 - 52 weeks
Qualification: Volunteers must participate in this program with an open mind, giving heart, and flexibility to work with different age ranges of children.
- Teaching basic English & math skills along with colors, shapes, animals, sounds, and others.
- Encouraging tips on basic life skills such as dressing, manners, health, and hygiene.
- Implementing creative activities using art, drawing, painting, music, and dance.
- Motivating students to attend school regular and the benefits of their education.
- Helping children develop basic motor skills with the use of outdoor physical activities through play and games.
- Providing a structured environment for students to learn how to communicate properly, work together as a group, and effectively develop.
On working days, volunteers get up and make their own breakfast before heading out to their volunteer sites. Our staff provides transportation to and from the volunteer site of your choice. At the volunteer site, you will spend approximately four hours. Lunch is included and will be served at 1pm upon return to the volunteer house. Open afternoons provide volunteers the opportunity to explore Jaipur and learn about the local culture and customs. Evening meals provide another exciting chance to enjoy authentic food provided by our staff cooks. The food is delicious and healthy and takes full advantage of local cooking traditions. The weekends are free time, where you can choose to relax or explore the local area. Volunteers often travel to other parts of the country on the weekends. If you don't know where to go don't worry; ask the staff, they are always happy to make recommendations.
Location - This program is available in
Accommodation - You are provided accommodation in our volunteers' house, Jaipur which is a building owned by the organization. The volunteer house is an independent multi-storey building which is in northern part of Jaipur. You can reach the centre of Jaipur in 30 minutes by Auto Rickshaw. The volunteer house is safe and secure. The house is 3 stories and contains 8 shared bedrooms with suite washrooms. All washrooms have a shower and a western toilet. There is a basic kitchen and living room on each floor. During summer season the rooms have Air Conditioner at night.
Food - The cook serves quality and delicious Indian vegetarian food to the volunteers and UV treated & Ozonated water is provided in the home, which is clean and safe to drink.
Safety - At Sankalp we make safety a high priority for each and every volunteer and staff member that join our program. Our program has been running for several years and we have had the great joy in welcoming hundreds of volunteers into our program, please trust that we have extensive experience in caring and protecting all of our volunteers. This includes safety within the house, transportation provided by us, safety at the program locations, and any emergencies that may arise. We do not conduct any program that could in any possible way jeopardize the safety of any volunteer or staff member. We are very proud of our ongoing commitment and provision of safety for all that join our team. We have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years since 2006, with a maximum of 30 volunteers at the house (Jaipur), with no miss-happening to anyone in our program. In order to continue our priority and contract with safety, our organization maintains very set rules and regulations. We ask that you join our program with adherence to the set rules and respect them appropriately for your own and others personal safety.
Any day, year-round!
We are flexible; you can start any volunteer only program on any day. However, we recommend arriving on Saturday, as all volunteer work begins on Mondays.
Our personal driver will be awaiting your arrival at
the airport. You will find him in the arrival hall, past
immigration/customs/baggage claim, with a placard
displaying your name.
Next day of your arrival at the destination we organized an orientation for each program where you will gain an understanding on the entire volunteer program, introduction to rules and regulation of the organization, Indian history, its culture and traditions.
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• Pickup from Jaipur Airport
• Program orientation
• Accommodation (sharing)
• Lunch & Dinner
• Assistance in work area
• Daily Transport to program site
• All program relevant materials
• 24x7 In-house wi-fi internet
• All taxes and bank charges
On request, we arrange pickup and drop-off to Delhi airport on extra cost ($80/ride) of expenditure.
Read more about why we charge a fee and how your money is spent!
Who volunteer with Sankalp?
Volunteers are welcome on most of our programs from the age of 16 upwards and there is no maximum age limit. Many of our volunteers are between 18 and 25 years old.
Many younger people take part in our Volunteering & Travel combined programs before starting university or even after graduation. You can choose whether to go with Volunteer Only programs or travel combined volunteer programs.
Group Volunteer Trips are available for teens and college students year-round on specific
and customized dates. For more information on teen and high school trips, please see our
Group Trips section.
How do I become a Sankalp Volunteer?
You can apply on the application link at the top of the website page. The application will ask for personal information, program you are applying for or interested in, and how long you'd like to be volunteering with us.
When should I apply?
There is no firm deadline for applications. Some travel combined volunteer trips require at least four weeks to process an application, arrange for travel, and advise you properly on how to prepare. Whenever you are thinking of travelling combined volunteer programs, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Having more time to prepare makes it easier for you to fundraise, and for us to advise you on preparations.
What if I want to go very last-minute?
If you decide to go with us at the last minute, just contact to us to check program availability and go-head.
Why do I need to pay an application fee?
The application fee is not an additional fee; this is part of total program cost. The application fee needs to be deposited after application approval. We ask that this be done right away so your spot can be secured on the program.