Volunteering in India Orphanage: FAQs

Arrival and Departure

To join orphanage volunteer project in India, you will have to fly into Indira Gandi International Airport one day before the start date of the project. Airport pick-up will be arranged.

Contact our local country coordinator as soon as possible if there are any flight contingencies such as missed flights and delays/cancelled flights due to bad weather. Also, Global Crossroad won’t be arranging any airport drop-off service after the completion of its volunteer projects but local staff will be able to help you get the best transportation to the airport.


You have to obtain a tourist visa in order to work in our orphanage volunteer in India. You can visit the embassy of India or a consulate in your home country to apply and obtain a tourist visa before your flight to India.

If you want to know more about India’s visa policies and requirements then check out this website


Oral polio, Typhoid, Adult diphtheria, Japanese encephalitis, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Yellow fever (YF), and Varicella are the recommended vaccines for an orphanage volunteering project in India.

Check out CDC website for more information about these vaccinations.

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How far is the project from the accommodation? How do I commute daily?

You will either be housed on site at the orphanage or within a 10-20-minute walk of your placement, eliminating the necessity of daily transportation.

How many hours a day do we work while volunteering in orphanage abroad in Nepal?

There are always plenty opportunities around the orphanage for you to work additional hours doing things like cleaning, washing, shopping and cooking. On average, working hours are 4-5 hours a day from Mondayto Friday. You will have two free days over the weekend to tour around the country.

The children that you will care for  will most likely become quickly and strongly attached to you. It is important that you remain a positive role model for these children. It is also advised that you do not leave the premises after dusk.

Why Volunteer in Nepal Orphanage?

Volunteering in orphanage project is highly rewarding for both you and the disadvantaged children:

You will gain sense of accomplishment:

While taking part in our project, you will be able to get out of your comfort zone and embark on the volunteer work abroad in orphanages in Nepal. It will not only enrich you but also you can make an positive change in the needy children’s life. Your passion, love and kindness can help them gain a healthier and harmonious life.

When you volunteer in orphanage abroad in Nepal project, you will also get to help and assist the local orphanages in taking care of the children. It will be your change to teach games, music, art, and painting and make sure that the kids eat well, sleep well and live well while you are there.

You will give your time to a cause greater than yourself

You will fully be able to dedicate you time and effort while taking part in this project and improve the lives of poor orphans. You will not only be able to save orphaned children from torture and exploitation but also give them a secure space to grow up and develop a good personality.

You will help change the lives of orphaned children:

By participating in this orphanage volunteering project in Nepal, you will get the opportunity to give orphaned children healthy, secure and constructive childhoods. You will provide much-needed care and support to these orphaned children, and completely change their lives in the most rewarding way possible.

How many orphans are there in a placement? How old are they?

This can vary depending on which orphanage you are assigned. While volunteering overseas in an orphanage in India you'll work with children between the ages of 5 to 16 years. The number of orphans in a placement can vary from 15 to 84.

Is there any other important information that you want to share about this project?

You are expected to be flexible and open minded. The children at the orphanage cannot speak fluent English, so you need to talk to them slowly and try to understand their feelings. The children have different character, so you may ask many questions to gain a better understanding of them.

Why volunteering in orphanage project in India?

Many orphans in India need love, attention, and hope for a better future. By joining our project, today you will be able and to make a real difference in their lives.

Provides you with a sense of attainment:

Leaving your comfort zone and heading abroad to help orphans not only helps you enrich yourself, but also you can make a priceless difference in the life of helpless children. Your talent, knowledge and experience can help orphans gain a healthier and harmonious life, leaving you fulfilled with your goals in life.

Increases your mental peace and happiness

Taking part in child care project abroad helps you increase mental peace and happiness by overcoming depression. Volunteering abroad puts you in constant contact with others and helps you develop a backing system, which in turn defends you against depression..

You will make a difference:

Being a part of the orphanage volunteering work in India not only enriches you with life-changing experiences, but also allows you to make a significant change in the life of disadvantaged India children.

You will get the opportunity to travel overseas

Traveling overseas can become very meaningful and life-changing if you aim to join volunteer programs abroad. Probably this will be your first international travel, which will provide you with some practical and life-changing experiences.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In India

No matter your passion or interests, GCR offers a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in India such as
work in HIV project,
teach English,
teaching in slum,
become a medical volunteer
Women’s project and much more

For more information on our exciting programs in India contact us today.

Orphanage Volunteer Programs in Other Countries

Other than this Orphanage program in India, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities with orphans in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular volunteering in Orphanage programs below.