Summer Volunteer Program 2018, India
The program will bring you an unforgettable cultural and volunteering experience. The participants of the summer program will do volunteer work in Jaipur for two weeks and after that explore the sights of India for a full week in group including Pushkar, Amritsar, Agra, Dharamshala and Himalayan Trekking.
- PROGRAM OVERVIEW
- A DAY IN THE LIFE OF VOLUNTEER
- ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & SAFETY
- START DATES
- ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
- PROGRAM FEES
- MORE INFO
Length of program: 3 weeks
Working days: Monday to Saturday
Working hours: 4-5 hours/day
Volunteer Location: Jaipur
Volunteer Work Option: At the time of orientation you will have the chance to select the volunteer work option that best fits your goal or interest. Volunteers will always receive their first preference, you can choose from below:
Day 01, Saturday: Delhi, India Arrival
personally meets at Delhi airport and transfer to volunteer house, Jaipur.
Day 02, Sunday: Group introduction & Orientation
An orientation and group introduction will be organized on next day of your arrival.
Day 03 - 07, Monday to Friday
Volunteer Work begins
Day 08, Saturday: Travel to Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar around 06:30 AM, Pushkar sightseeing > Back to Jaipur by the late evening
Day 09, Sunday
Day 10 - 14, Monday to Friday
Day 15, Saturday: Travel to Agra
Drive to Agra around 09:00 AM > Transfer to hotel > Free for Lunch > Visit to Fort & market.
Next day; visit to the Taj Mahal at 10:00 AM after breakfast (included).
Day 16, Sunday: Travel to Amritsar
Checkout from AGRA Hotel around 11:00 AM and travel to Delhi to catch Train to Amritsar. Arrival in Amritsar around 11 PM and transfer to Hotel.
Day 17, Monday: Amritsar Sightseeing
Visit to Golden Temple at 10:00 AM after breakfast (included) and evening will proceed to visit Vagha Border at 04:30 from Hotel.
Day 18, Tuesday: To Dharamshala
Checkout from AMRITSAR Hotel (Around 11:00 AM) and drive to Dharamshala and transfer to trekking base camp, dinner and overnight stay
Day 19, Wednesday: Himalayan Trekking - Day 1
▪ Early morning breakfast and tea
▪ Begin trekking excursion from the trekking base camp at 09:00
▪ Trek throughout day, with frequent breaks for water, tea, packed lunch.
▪ Reach at Triund (mid-way point) afternoon and take Lunch
▪ Reach at mountain's summit at Ilaka Glassier and continue trekking onwards to Snow Line
▪ Trek downwards; back to Triund and dinner.
Day 20, Thursday: Himalayan Trekking - Day 2
▪ Next day, trek downwards after breakfast and tea
▪ Reach at Base Camp in afternoon and Lunch
▪ Visit to nearby village to see the Water Fall (optional)
▪ Dinner and overnight stay at Base Camp
Day 21, Friday: Himalayan Trekking - Day 3
▪ Breakfast and tea and checkout from Base Camp
▪ Free in Mecleodganj (Dharamshala) till evening
▪ Overnight Volvo AC Bus to Delhi at 07:00 pm from Mecleodganj (Dharamshala) Bus stop.
Day 22, Saturday
Drop-off at Delhi airport around 08:00 am
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..
In Jaipur, you are provided accommodation in our volunteers' house which is a building owned by the organization. The volunteer home 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. The cook serves quality Indian food to the volunteers and UV treated & Ozonated water is provided in the home, which is clean and safe to drink. Daily lunch and dinner are included.
The participants will be provided star hotel accommodation, the room will be clean, air conditioned and attached with western style washrooms sharing with other volunteers. The participants may have meals of their own choice by paying tab amount at their own but almost break-fast will be provided by the hotels.
At Sankalp-Volunteer 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.
|Arival / Pickup||Departure / Drop-off|
|30 June, Saturday||21July, Saturday|
|14 July, Saturday||04 August, Saturday|
|28 July, Saturday||18 August, Saturday|
Arrival - pickup will be provided from Delhi
International airport, you can arrive anytime, our
personal driver will be there to pick you up.
Departure - we drop you at Delhi International airport around 08:00 am at end of program.
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.
|Duration||Application Fee||Program Fee||Total Cost|
|Add $150/week for each week over 3 weeks.|
• Pickup from Delhi IGI international airport
• Program orientation
• Extensive information prior to arrival
• Accommodation (sharing)
• Breakfast (tea-coffee & Bananas)
• Lunch & Dinner
• Placement and assistance in work area
• Daily transport to program site
• All program relevant materials
• 24x7 In-house wi-fi internet access
• Support and 24 hour back-up from our staff
• Visit to Agra including Taj Mahal
• Visit to Pushkar (same day trip)
• Visit to Golden Temple (Amritsar)
• Visit to Dharamshala
• Three days Himalayan Trekking adventure including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
• All hotel stays during the expedition
• All Transportation for trips
• All monuments entry fees
• All taxes and bank charges
• Delhi IGI International airport drop-off
• All taxes and bank charges
• Drop-off to Delhi airport
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.