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Orphange volunteer project

Orphanage volunteers get the opportunity to participate with the orphanage children ranging 0-6 years old in daily routines (dressing, feeding, playing, and teaching) while also providing them with love and affection. This profound experience is both life-changing for both the children and the volunteers.


Why choose Sankalp Volunteer?
Experience: We have more than 10 years of experience running our volunteer program successfully in India.
Flexibility: You can choose your own start date and end date!
Meaningful: You will experience worthwhile and fulfilling volunteer projects serving our local community.
Safety: We have full time staff close by in our volunteer placements.

Why should I pay to Volunteers?
Although volunteering is a great way to give your time, it does come with a cost in order for you to live comfortably while volunteering within our program. Your fees will help cover the cost of paying our staff (driver & cook) along with accommodating you with a safe, comfortable living environment; which include daily amenities, two meals a day, and internet access. A partial sum of your fee will also help our programs continue to run and help the children we serve.

How do I choose a program options?
Make sure you look at the two different kinds of programs we offer - The "Volunteer & Travel" option has set dates throughout the year and it is the most popular option available. Under this option there are four different programs for you to choose from. If none of these options fit your schedule you can do the "Volunteer Only" program which allows you to volunteer anytime for as many weeks as you like would like.

Do I need experiences, special skills to be a volunteer at Sankalp?
No, you don't need any special skills. We are happy to welcome everyone that is enthusiastic and driven to help other people. It's necessary to speak English since it is the language we use to communicate, but it's perfectly fine if English is your second language. You'll also be able to improve your level of English here, as you'll be speaking it constantly.

How it is safe?
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. In the past 8 years we have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years of age, with a maximum of 30 volunteers at the house, 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.


This was my second time volunteering in Jaipur, India. Yet again it was an amazing experience! I was volunteering in the orphanage, everyday was fantastic, the children are utterly amazing in their own right and the relationship that you can build with both the children and the staff who work there is something really special. I was only in Jaipur for 3 weeks and saying goodbye to the children was one of the hardest things! I solely recommend the orphanage project to anyone of any age and believe that Shake Hands is a fantastic organization and that they have their hearts in the right place. I will definitely be going back again and can't wait until I do!

Milly Andrewes, UK

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the orphanage, although at times is has been sad and challenging. I have loved getting to know all the children individually. I loved turning up to the orphanage and seeing all the kds faces light up and them wanting to be held and cuddled and played with. I thoroughly enjoyed the food here. Our room was very comfortable. Pranay and Amita have been very caring when we were ill - turning up at the orphanage to check up on us like your mummy and daddy would! I definitely would recommend Sankalp! I think this will be an experience I won't ever be able to forget!"

Sarah Loveridge, England


Program Description

The orphanage program offers volunteers the opportunity to interact and care for the neediest children in our local government orphanage. This program is very dynamic and is often viewed as life-changing in both the impact you will have on the children and more importantly the impact the children will have on you. Since this is a government run orphanage, volunteers assist the employed orphanage staff with the daily routines for the children who range from 0-6 years old (both girls and boys). The children vary in all different needs, development, and abilities based on their individual backgrounds. Volunteers participate in dressing, feeding, playing, caring, and loving the orphanage children. Our volunteers are able to make a profound difference in orphan's lives by providing them with affection and love that may not otherwise receive or experience. 

Volunteer work activities

• Work alongside the employed orphanage staff to run a daily morning routine with the children providing stability and affection.
• Bathing and dressing the children.
• Feeding the children including the disabled children and babies.
• Nursing and caring for the children as needed.
• Creating and implementing fun, exercise activities for all the children helping them develop physical skills.
• Playing with all the children of different ages and interacting with them verbally such as reading or singing.
• Teaching the children basic behavioral and life skills.
• Helping in any other activities that children or orphanage staff may need.

Project requirements

Duration - The minimum required time to volunteer within our orphanage program is 4 weeks. This is to provide stability and bonding to benefit the children in the best way possible. 
Qualification - Volunteers need to enter this program with an open mind and positive attitude. This program can sometimes be presented as challenging due to the conditions that the children are in; so it is very important that volunteers are flexible, understanding, and loving to the children. Please remember this is a government run orphanage, so our volunteers are to work alongside the employed staff. This program is also open to female volunteers only at this time. .
Visa type -You will need the tourist Visa for this program.

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