Volunteer with the Women's Empowerment Project in India

Are you seeking a way to lend a helping hand to women who are struggling to thrive independently? Do you want to explore a culturally rich country while you are volunteering? Global Crossroad’s volunteer with the women’s empowerment program in India is a special way to do both.

  • Reputable volunteering with the women’s empowerment program opportunity in India
  • Safety and support are guaranteed with the aid of our in country coordinator and professional staff
  • Share your specialized skills, compassion, and friendship with women in need
  • Eye opening, life changing experience in the vibrant country of India

India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world, yet gender divisions remain a problem. Poverty, social division, and superstitious beliefs victimize thousands of women and young girls in India. Many of these women are both poor and illiterate. Through our micro-finance/volunteering with the women’s empowerment project in India, you will be helping us obtain our main goal of building self-reliance by developing skills in knitting, paper bag making, and stitching.

This is a very special opportunity to travel to a new country, explore all the culturally and natural wonders of this unique place, and make a significant difference in the present and future lives of these eager to rise up women. You will develop a close relationship with the women with whom you work that will remain in your heart forever.

Located in Jaipur, this project helps women earn for not only living while supporting their children by funding their education. The volunteering overseas with the women’s empowerment project in India is a unique chance to observe the process of how handmade paper bags are produced, stitched and tailored. In addition, you can also participate in teaching at a nearby school which serves disadvantaged children. Generally, in the mornings our volunteers teach these children and in the afternoon help in making these handmade items and learn about the women in India. This will be an eye opening, enriching, and heart fulfilling experience!

Role of Volunteer

This Global Crossroad's volunteer with women development program opportunity in India focuses on development and empowerment. You will provide assistance, education, and practical skill guidance to disadvantaged women and girls. You will assist in many issues crucial to the lives of India's women:

  • Micro-finance development
  • Training in social and practical work skills
  • Informal and formal education

Skills and Qualifications Needed

Generally, no specific qualification is required to volunteer abroad with the women’s empowerment project in India, but it is always appreciated if one possesses social work experience. Volunteers interested in this volunteering with the women’s empowerment program opportunity in India should have love for working with for women and a willingness to share love and passion for them. You should understand the difference in cultures and lifestyles. Your experience in this project can be enhanced by enrolling in our one-week Language and Cultural Immersion Program that will strengthen your understanding of Indian culture and Hindi language.

Dates: Volunteer in India

All volunteer programs in India start every Monday. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All volunteering opportunities in India are available year around, except at times programs like a volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Prices: Volunteer in India

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in India programs at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in India application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Delhi Jaipur Himalaya
  1 Week   $250   $250   $300
  2 Weeks   $300   $300   $420
  3 Weeks   $400   $400   $540
  4 Weeks   $500   $500   $660
  5 Weeks   $600   $600   $780
  6 Weeks   $700   $700   $900
  7 Weeks   $800   $800   $1,020
  8 Weeks   $900   $900   $1,140
  9 Weeks   $1,000   $1,000   $1,260
  10 Weeks   $1,100   $1,100   $1,380
  11 Weeks   $1,200   $1,200   $1,500
  12 Weeks   $1,300   $1,300   $1,620
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • Language and Culture Program fee $250
  • Airport Pick up & Transfer (Delhi) - $45
  • Airport Pick up & Transfer (Dharamsala- 9 hours) $100
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The India volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

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