Volunteer in Bangalore
In urban parts of Bangalore provide English Teaching, Child care &
Women Empowerment programs.
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka ranks as one of the fastest
growing cities in Asia. Its pleasant climate, friendly people, and
its highly educated population have made this the Silicon Valley of
India with almost all Computer related multinationals setting up
their India head office at Bangalore. Jawaharlal Nehru, India's
first Prime Minister termed this as "India's city of the future".
Volunteers can choose to work in one of the following areas for
English Teaching Project
Teaching program is running in Government primary schools in
rural areas. The volunteers will work in the schools and organize
various enjoyable and creative activities for the children to
sharpen their talents and increase the knowledge.
Childcare Community Project
In the rural areas, early childhood care and education are
extremely important. This job is traditionally done by local
childcare centers called “Anganbari,” but they need help. Our aim is
to support these local bodies to promote and maintain the holistic
childcare in the area.
The concept of women empowerment lies in overall growth in
personality and talent of the women. Our aim is to work towards
physical, mental and literal development. This is much needed as
India still is a male dominated society and thus the females are
kept at margin and forced to lead confined lives behind house walls.
On working days, volunteers usually get up and have breakfast before leaving for
their Volunteer Placements. Our staff will provide transportation to and from
your Volunteer Placement if required. You will probably spend about four hours
at your Volunteer Placement. The rest of the day will be filled with
opportunities to learn about the local culture and customs, field trips to
places of local interest, discussions with experts on local issues and others.
Evening meal-times provide another exciting chance to enjoy authentic food
provided by our staff cooks or host families. The food is delicious and healthy
and takes full advantage of local cooking traditions. The evenings and weekends
are free time, to relax or explore the local area. Volunteers often travel to
other parts of the region at weekends, and the staff who are all from the local
area themselves, is always happy to make recommendations.
Accommodation & Meals
We offer comfortable accommodation with easy approach to project
sites for the volunteers in every project running cities. On
placement, you ought to live with a local Indian family like a
family member. A separate living-room on dual or triple sharing
basis with other volunteers will be provided. The host families
will serve all local area meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and
The food they prepare and serve to you would be delicious one
with daily changed varieties. You may help the host(s) in
preparing the meals so that you may learn cooking of various
India dishes, which would be liked by your mates when you go
back and served them with. You may also cook food of your own
Living with Indian families will be the best way of learning the
Indian tradition, culture and behaviour without much cost and
While working with the Sankalp you will be a part of a family.
We will be delighted to make feel you at home by the service
excellence at par. We are always there to provide you the
support and guidance you need while working with us and to make
your trip memorable.
Visa Help - Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the
volunteers. Citizens of all countries ought to view their own
country Govt. web site or contact embassy of their home country.
For more information you should contact your local embassy or
check their website because each requirements for a visa can be
different in every country. Generally it is not so hard to
obtain a visa, as long as you use the guidelines given by your
local embassy. We strongly recommend you to apply for a Tourist
Visa. The important reason for this is that you will be provided
with all services like pickup, transport, food, accommodation
and others under a Tour Package.
Pick up from Bangalore Airport
On arrival at project location you will meet our
representative/driver, he waits for you at Bangalore airport /
bus stand / railway holding your name sign (placard).
Next day of your arrival at the destination we’ll organize an
orientation for each program where you will gain an
understanding of the entire volunteer program, Indian history,
its culture and traditions. Volunteering in India would entail
an introduction to Hindi as well as rules and regulation of the
organization and including work area visit & market visit.
Safety - We are very much concerned about volunteer’s
security and safety; We place volunteers in a very safe
accommodation and in peaceful environment while staying and
during the course of project working.
The team is perfect in giving suitable guidance and instructions
about the local and national transportation and about the outing
for the project location surroundings.
All the team members have mobile phones, making contact with
volunteers easy. You are always welcomed to get in contact with
any of the staff member at any time round the clock on or off
emergency on our cell phones during entire period of your
The volunteer’s home/host families are chosen to be near to
health care centers and project locations
Free Time – There will be plenty of time to relax in the
evenings and weekends. In general volunteers tend to visit the
local countryside, read, write their diaries, play sports and
plan excursions to local points of interest. Most Friday
evenings, volunteers arrange a get together to celebrate the end
of the working week.
Health Issues and Vaccinations - Some countries require
or suggest persons going abroad to have themselves vaccinated
before departure and on entering the country abroad. It would be
fair to view your country's government website for more
information regarding the health of travellers. It is also
recommended to visit the nearest travel clinic prior to your
departure for abroad. Staying and working in another country,
often in conditions you are not used to, can take a toll on the
body and mind.
Fees and dates
Short term (2 – 15 weeks)
2 week $ 360 | 3 week $ 498 | Extra per week $ 132
What’s included in Program Fee
◦ Pickup from Bangalore airport ◦ Extensive information
prior to arrival
◦ Accommodation & meals ◦ Assistance for local sightseeing
◦ Placement and assistance in work area ◦ All bank charges and
◦ All program relevant materials
What’s not included in Program Fee
◦ International airfare ◦ Travel insurance ◦ Drop-off,
◦ Visa fee ◦ Excursions ◦ Insurance ◦ Local sightseeing
PROGRAM START DATE
The programs start on every Saturday (Arrival in New Delhi).
What’s included in Program Fee
Orphanage, Street Kids & Teaching English,
I had the pleasure of working in 3 programs.
So I had a good variety of experience. The
Orphanage was difficult emotionally, but
after the first week, I was hooked to all
the lovely children. Those children have
great potential, so any & all gift/
supplies/ treats anything would be greatly
appreciated by the kids. The Government
school was another fabulous experience. I
loved working with so many students & all of
the staff was very friendly. The street
children program occupied about 9 weeks of
my time. All of those kids are very smart
and are ready to learn. I look forward to
the day when new school is built…I will be
back to be a full time teacher!!!! The
staff at the Sankalp was great and it was
fun to be around them. I will definitely
recommend Sankalp to others.
Work and Travel, Nov 2011
This volunteering program has been an amazing experience for myself. The
people I have shared this one month with have been very accepting, very kind
and lot of fun. The accommodation is located in a very nice area of Jaipur.
The condition of my room and facilities was very good and the food that was
supplied was extremely nice and unique. Both coordinators have been helpful
to me, if faced with any issue or if I have had a question, they have
answered it appropriately. The Street kid program was something I really
enjoyed being part of. The kids were wonderful to teach and a lot of fun.
The school was very well maintained and I was particularly impressed with
the treatment and attention that the kids were given. I
would recommend Sankalp to anyone interested in travel and volunteering.
Work and Travel, March 2012
This was my first big travel experience
on my own. My parents were a little worried
at first but as soon as I arrived at the
house and emailed them that the pickup at
the airport, the hotel and the drive to
Jaipur all went very smoothly and there was
upwards of twenty volunteers in the house
they realized I was going to be very safe
and have a great time! That is exactly what
happened. The house is beautiful, in a gated
community where you always feel safe. Lunch
and Dinner are great and the cook is lovely.
Amita and Pranay the couple who run this
organization are kind and always would fix
something if it wasn’t right and offered us
advice on travel and anything else. The trip
is worth every penny because you do and see
so much. I strongly advise you to choose
this program because
you will not forget it :)
Di Vito, Italy
Summer Program, July 2012
It was one of the best experience of my life!!!!! I strongly recommend
Shake Hands to everybody! I took part in the Summer Program. I worked for
two weeks in the Street Children Education Program. After that, we travelled
for one week and we visited amazing places such as Agra, Amritsar,
Dharamsala and we went trekking on the Himalaya. For the first 2 weeks I
taught Math and English to 3 to 5 years old street kidz. All the programs
are well structured and organized! The program coordinator (Asha) helped me
to talk to the pupils, who knew only few words in English. Dealing with
very young students is not easy but is extremely rewarding and is a very
intense emotion! The travel period was well organized and we did exactly
what was stated in the program on the website. There are no words that can properly describe this experience !!
Jane Spooner, England
Project – Street Children, January 2012
Good communication from the administration at start of the
programme, responses from emails, programme packs and Sankalp
information resources. I liked the fact that we had free times and
volunteer were able to explore Jaipur. I enjoyed experiencing the
culture and having the other volunteers around. At the school I was
little apprehensive about teaching, as I haven’t really done this
before. I found the children easy to work with though like any teaching
you have to think on your feet and change the activities, subjects
according to suit individuals needs. The accommodation was clean and
comfortable. Food was excellent. The staff at the school was
approachable and friendly, helpful and encouraging me to teach them
Project- Women Empowerment, November 2011
Overall I had a great experience with Sankalp I enjoyed every part
of the women’s empowerment program. I joined Sankalp because I wanted to
be able to spend extended amount of time with a group and I was happy to
be able to take part in the program. The women were welcoming and
fantastic to work with. The girls were sweet and eager to learn. I felt
like I was going to home when I went to volunteer. The volunteer house
was comfortable and clean. The food was also great. The team of Sankalp
was great. I would definitely recommend it.