The great thing about choosing to volunteer in India is that there are so many different opportunities. This means that no matter the type of volunteering experience you are looking for you’ll be able to find something that suits.
Life in India is very different to our fast paced, busy lives and so volunteering in this country gives you the chance to be helpful towards people that really need it as well as adding fantastic experiences to your life.
You could live as part of an Indian family and help them with their day to day tasks. This means that you’ll be involved with preparing food, sharing the work load and even taking part in any local festivals that may be taking place in the time that you are there. You can also share language skills, swap your English language knowledge with their Hindi know-how, so that everyone benefits from the time that you are volunteering.
Work that you can take part in during your time volunteering in India includes admin work, planting and gardening or even construction work. This means that you can take your existing skills and experiences and put them to good use.
There are other projects that you could give your time too – including teaching English in schools or arranging for local children to get involved in local sporting activities. A lot of it will be down to using your own initiative in order to see what the area needs and what you can do/give them that will really benefit.
Once there you will be able to work with other people also volunteering the area. This means you can team up and combine resources to give the people of India the help that they so desperately need.
There are not usually any set tasks or schedules because the things that benefit each area are so different. The only thing you can be sure about is that you will come away from this worthwhile experience with a new outlook on life and very grateful that you went and took the timeout to help people when they needed it by volunteering in India.