India - the land to travel to, a haven for travelers and an entire civilization to explore. Travelers come to India for its wealth of sights, cultural exuberance, diversity of terrain and in search of that special something extra, that only India promises and delivers. It is a memorable experience volunteering, traveling and teeming with over a billion people who speak fifteen hundred different languages & dialects. India is the land of color, the land of excitement, the land where people live with variety & thrive on diversity. Mud huts and mansions face off across modern city streets. Lurid luxury and limp living are inhabitants of the same lane. India has many races, cultures and religions quilted together in a single string.
Why India needs you as a Volunteer
India, has over a billion population & nearly 30% of them living under the poverty-line needs your volunteer services. The work for social upliftment and development is taken up by various NGO's all over the country. These not-for-profit NGO's struggle to keep their projects staffed with trained and committed volunteers. With meager resources they rely on volunteers like to sustain their projects.
Why Volunteer In India
The volunteer programs have been so designed which not only gives you satisfaction as a volunteer but also gives you an opportunity to experience and participate in the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of India. Utmost care has been taken to ensure that volunteers have no dull moments during their stay in India.
Type of Placement
You can choose from any of the following fields or specify and we will match your request with a suitable organization:
Institutes for mentally and physically handicapped.
Consumers and rights and social welfare organizations.
Women Welfare Organizations.
Child Welfare Organizations.
Red Cross Projects.
Projects of Lions clubs International.
Adult Education Centers.
Vocational Training Centers.
Wild life Protection Centers.
Forest Conservation Organizations.
Health Care Projects.
Counseling, Criminal Justice, Family and Home Studies.
Old Homes and Orphanage
Locations of Placements
The volunteer placements will be offered in the Northern States of India i.e., Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
The participating volunteer will get the tourist visa from his/ her home country, valid till the period of intended stay/ volunteer assignment. The necessary endorsements to work as volunteers will be arranged by us once you reach India.
- Anyone from age group of 18- 60 years.
- Basic English Language conversation skills.
How to Apply for Volunteer Program
Fill the application form in English and send it along with a non refundable US$50 application processing fee.
You will receive an acknowledgment as a proof of your payment and an acceptance letter for the program.
You will be asked to pay the program fee.
Once we will find you the placement we will send you the official offer together with our Terms and Conditions.
You have to sign both and return to KESACES.
Placement with friends, partners and other family members can be arranged on request.
Apply for a Tourist visa in your home country.
Confirm your arrival date.
You are Welcome to India.
Deadlines -The volunteer programs are available throughout the year. We must receive your application form at least 1 month before your intended start date.
Participants from European Union (Shenanigan Countries and Switzerland) - Contact Program Promoters at: http://www.multikultur.info
Participants from United Kingdom - Contact Program Promoters at http://www.globalchoices.co.uk
All other participants to please contact KESACES Office in India at email@example.com
What the Program fee Includes
- Volunteer Work placement.
- Arrange for accommodation.
- General orientation about the culture and customs in India.
- Full-time support in India.
Program fee does not include
- Return airline ticket to India.
- Expense of reaching to your city of placement.
- Accommodation and food as Paying Guests on twin sharing basis will be provided for US$ 95 per month.
- Travel Medical Insurance.
Family House: This is the most popular type of accommodation suitable for the participants. The locations are mostly in residential areas of the city. Here you will be staying as a paying guest with the host family. The host family gives the part of house and provides with food and room. The rooms are mostly on twin sharing basis.
Families may offer a private room and bathroom but this is not a rule; the candidate may be asked share the room and or bathroom with another family member.
Food: Food prepared in the host family kitchen. Indian food is popular due to its exotic flavors and healthful preparations. Most of the Indian host families prepare traditional Indian vegetarians meals at least 5 days a week. Non-vegetarian food is generally prepared on Saturdays and Sundays if the host family eats non-vegetarian food. Generally Indian dishes are well seasoned, mildly spicy and aromatic.
Experience Indian Culture
Staying at host family house gives you an opportunity to experience and participate in the traditions and rituals followed by the host family. The fairs and festivals celebrated across the length and breadth of the land present a fascinating pageant and showcase the resplendence of its arts and crafts tradition. Some festivals are of religious nature, others are linked with the lives of the people, change of seasons and harvesting.
Cancellations and Refunds
US$ 50 Application Processing fee is non refundable.
Full refund of the program fees if KESACES is not able to find placement in 60 days.
For cancellations after placement is confirmed partial refund made after a deduction of US$100.
No refund will be possible once the applicant has arrived in India. No exceptions will be made for any reason, including dislike of host city, accommodations, or volunteer placement or homesickness.
Add-on's to the Program
Yoga and Meditation classes can be arranged at a fee of US$ 125 per month.
Hindi language classes for interested participants at a fee of US$ 100 per month.
Receiving at Delhi International Airport and dropping till city of placement on additional payment of US$ 200, depending upon the distance of location of placement from Delhi Airport.
Weekend sight seeing tours as per requirement, interest and budget for spending for such trip.
Visit to any other tourist or historical places will be arranged at additional fee.
Certificates and Momento
Each participant will be given Certificate of Volunteering after finishing the volunteer assignment. All participants will be presented with a momento in appreciation of their volunteer services
To win you as a friend and keep you for life.
To know more about these programs and for any further enquiries you are welcome to contact us.