Volunteer in an Orphanage in India

Are you searching for a meaningful and affordable way to travel to India this year? Global Crossroad offer the best volunteer in an orphanage program in India for kind and compassionate international travelers who want to make a difference in the lives of destitute children.

  • Experience all the wonder and amazement of India while contributing to the improvement of orphan lives
  • Prices start at just $250
  • Highly reviewed and recommended volunteer in an orphanage opportunity in India
  • Always feel safe and support by our readily accessible in country supporter

India is a developing country and has the associated social circumstances. Due to extreme poverty and social discrimination, hundreds of children leave their homes and travel to the cities in search of work, food and money. Most of them end up working in restaurants, houses, or companies, where they are oppressed and/or exploited.

In India, government policies and private organizations are making efforts to protect homeless children and orphans. These children are deprived of basic needs like education, home-like environment, and opportunities. By joining this noble volunteering in an orphanage in India project, you will be lending a hand to the multiple orphanages, helping children secure safer and more positive lives.

Most orphanages are resource poor and need volunteers in order for their programs to function. You can play a genuine role in improving the lives of orphans by providing educational support and extra-curricular activities when you volunteer abroad in an orphanage in India. You will offer fresh energy to the orphanages and working in an orphanage is a perfect place to share love, passion and efforts with children. This is your chance to do something monumental for those in need, while also having the special opportunity to explore and become immersed in this vibrant and culturally rich country.

Role of Volunteer

When committing to volunteering work in an orphanage in India, you will teach English and other subjects such as geography, history, music, computer skills, and arts and crafts. You also will provide free time activities: playing music, singing songs, drawing pictures and a multitude of other creative-based entertainment options. In many cases, you will help to prepare food, keep the premises and the children clean, and develop creative extracurricular activities. Volunteering overseas in an orphanage in India is a positive, life-changing experience.

  • Teach English (3-4 hours a day) in orphanage or school that orphans attend
  • Help kids to dress and safely reach school
  • Personal hygiene: help with brushing teeth, showering and general cleanliness
  • Free time: organize games, drawing, singing, dancing and other creative educational and extra- curricular activities
  • Chaperone educational tours
  • Academics: help with homework and ensure academic progress
  • Child care services for orphans who do not attend school
  • Help with food distribution, kitchen and kitchen garden cultivation
  • Support orphanage operational or administrative tasks

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to volunteer abroad in an orphanage in India project, but your understanding of Indian culture and language can be strengthened by enrolling in our one-week Language and Cultural Immersion program. You should have love for children, empathy for their unfortunate circumstances and willingness to share their passion with them.

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.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer in an Orphanage in India