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HIV Volunteering India!
Would you like to join a team of likeminded individuals in India and help those who are suffering directly or indirectly from the HIV/AIDS virus?
Have you ever dreamed of visiting and exploring India while working with people in poor communities?
Then this, Global Crossroad’s volunteer with the HIV/AIDS program in India is your big chance!
India is an amazing big country and one of the most exciting countries to visit in the world.
It is remarkably diverse, home to exotic wildlife, lush jungles, beautiful beaches and snowcapped mountains.It is also home to the second largest movie industry in the world Bollywood that employs millions of Indians.
Unfortunately in India, there is a serious stigma attached to those infected with HIV/AIDS. People are still ignorant about HIV/AIDS and many impoverished people in India lack education on the causes of AIDS and its transmission. People who become infected are often excluded from their own family's homes and from society.
In Delhi and Jaipur, we are working to improve HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and provide care to those infected. The goal of is to foster awareness of the disease and work to change attitudes and behavior towards those unfortunate enough to be infected and they are looking for volunteers like you to help.
Your dedication to the HIV volunteering project in India will be of great service and make a huge difference in the lives of many suffering individuals in India. Not only will you help save lives and positively change lives but also it will be rewarding knowing that your work will prevent the future generations from getting and spreading the disease. Additionally you will also have ample free time to explore India’s captivating beauty!
Become a volunteer working with people affected by HIV/AIDS in India for a rewarding experience. If you want to make positive changes to sick people, contact us today to begin planning your trip to India.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
As a volunteer in HIV volunteering program in India, you will be involved in many worthwhile activities:
- Blood testing
- Counseling HIV-positive people and their families
- Treatment for HIV-positive patients
- Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness
- Some vocational program for the patients
Additional Responsibilities- You will also work with local groups nd will be responsible for a variety of tasks:
- Improve awareness activities to truck drivers, women and children
- Demonstrate use of contraceptives, condoms, etc.
- Counseling activities
- Training activities
- Rendering help in treatment (volunteers with a medical/healthcare background only)
- Prepare and present educational programs
- Operational assistance as requested by local organizations; report writing, date collection, etc.
Volunteer in India for HIV & AIDS program is a meaningful gesture. Your work will help create awareness to the spread and causes of HIV/AIDS. Your support will also help those suffering from the disease to get the love and much-needed attention to get proper treatment. You will also be able educate the other members of the community to prevent the spread of the disease and advice those suffering how to care for themselves to avoid social stigma.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific skills or qualifications required for this volunteering with the HIV/AIDS program in India beyond a general understanding of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and empathy for those infected. Experience with social and medical outreach is considered a plus, but not mandatory. You will also be expected to be caring, loving and passionate about helping people living with HIV/AIDS.
Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.
While working in India, your days will be fun, exciting, filled with fun experiences. You will have many opportunities to learn and share something new everyday. Each day you will be able to share your love and passion with people who are really suffering and need extra attention.
There is no fixed schedule, as each day will bring you a new, fun and exciting. Just be prepared to take on many exciting tasks that arise during the day.
- First Day: - On your first day of volunteering in India HIV project, you will be accompanied to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff you will be working with. Later in the day you will familiarize yourself with the facilities and rules and regulations of the project..
- Weekdays: - A typical day for you will look something like this
- 8.00 AM – Your day will start with positivity and you will share a delicious local Indian breakfast with your host family
- 9.00 AM – After the lovely breakfast you will set out for a fulfilling day. You will be teaching people how to care for themselves, support local staff as well as running some administrative duties.
- 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM – Lunch will be served at noon, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff
- 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Work will conclude around this time, and you will have plenty of time to head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.
- 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM– You will share dinner with your host family giving you a perfect opportunity for some deep cultural immersion as you learn about Indian culture and way of life
HIV Volunteering India : Dates and Fees
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.
Price: 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.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
Language and Culture Program fee $250
Airport Pick up & Transfer (Jaipur) - $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)
- Airport pick up/Transfer
- In-country support
- Program Orientation
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
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.
Accommodation and Meal
You will be very safe and comfortable during your India HIV volunteer project. A loving and friendly local family will host you in a modern home featuring western –style toilets, electricity and hot and cold running water. Additionally, they will provide you with three delicious Indian meals a day and make sure that you feel like part of the family. Your new family in India has a proven track record of hosting volunteers, they are eager to support you and introduce you to Indian culture and way of life.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
Be assured that you will have a lot of free time to explore India during your volunteer project. During the week you will work 4-5 hours a day leaving you enough time to discover tourist gems in the local area. Additionally, you will have two full days every weekend to go on longer trips and excursions across beautiful India.
Safety and In Country Support
When you join HIV volunteering program in India, your safety is of great importance to us. GCR takes considerable steps to ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable during your time in India You will be supported in all the necessary preparations, and once at the project you will have an in-country coordinator available at all times of day should there be any problems or complications. A very inclusive orientation will be conducted about your safety once you are in India.
HIV Volunteering India -FAQs:
Arrival and Departure
Indira Gandi International Airport is the designated point of arrival whe you come to work in our HIV AIDS volunteer program in India. We advise you to come to India one day before the start date of our volunteer programs.
Global Crossroad will arrange airport pick up for you. But in case of flight delays and cancelation, it is your responsibility to inform us as quickly as possible. We do not offer any kind of airport drop off service to our volunteers once the project is completed.
Obtaining a tourist visa for our HIV AIDS volunteer project in India is a must. Immigration officials at the airport will demand to see your visa before allowing you entry into India for volunteering activities. You can apply for a visa at the embassy of India in your home country.
Vaccinations for Typhoid, Tetanus, Oral polio, Varicella, Adult diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Yellow fever (YF), Hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis, and Rabies are required before you take a volunteer trip to India.
You can learn more about these vaccinations on CDC website.
Why HIV Volunteering India?
With over 2 million people in India infected with HIV/AIDS and a growing population largely uneducated on how the disease is spread, your help is badly needed to raise awareness and offer compassion to those already infected. You will gain hands-on work experience in a developing country while volunteering in India in HIV/AIDS project.
You will develop knowledge and sensitivity of other cultures:
Partaking on a volunteer project abroad is a wonderful opportunity to develop knowledge and sensitivity of other cultures. You can be a student, medical person or a senior citizen. When you join the volunteer abroad project during your short break, you will be taught about the gestures, body language and conversational and conservational customs that may vary between your home country and the country in which you volunteer. These lessons you learn during your volunteering trip India with HIV project are charming, humbling and that leads you to behave in your daily life accordingly. This is indeed a unique opportunity to get acquainted with new cultures and traditions.
You will gain sense of achievement:
There are few greater feelings than doing something that you are truly passionate about while making a significant difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Even a few weeks of your time can be exceptionally precious to the community in need. The reward and sense of achievement that you will experience knowing that you have helped improve the condition of individuals who were previously suffering is truly heart fulfilling.
You will gain mental peace and happiness:
GCR’s HIV/AIDS volunteer program in India provides an exceptional opportunity to bring a positive change in the lives of people infected with HIV. This is a great way for attaining good mental and physical health and increasing your social and relationship skills. Volunteering makes you happy, overcome depression, and provides you with a sense of purpose.
You will help change the lives of poor Indian people infected with HIV
When you participate in this project get the chance to work with the people suffered from HIV virus. You will help provide effort to live a secure and harmonious life to the victims. By providing much-needed care and support, you can be the change of these deprived people.
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 an Orphanage,
become a medical volunteer
teaching in slum,
Women’s project and much more
For more information on our exciting programs in India, contact us today.
Volunteering for HIV/AIDS in Other Countries
Other than this HIV/AIDS volunteering program in India, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities with HIV/AIDS in many countries cross the world.
Check out some of out most popular HIV/AIDS programs below