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Teaching In Delhi Slum!

Would you like to visit and explore beautiful India while also teaching underprivileged children in the slums of India?

Are you passionate about working and support children living in impoverished communities or slum areas in India?

If yes, then, check out Global Crossroad’s volunteer teaching in slum program in India, it will give you exactly what you are looking for and much more.

India is a gorgeous country in Asia world-famous for its elaborate cuisine, diverse cultures and numerous religions.

It is one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations with a long coastline ranging over 6000km. It is also home to many wildlife national parks and game parks including Tamil Nadu Tiger reserve.

India is a developing country one-sixth of the world's population but sadly, suffering from abject poverty and lack of equal opportunity. Unfortunately, the difference between rich and poor is vast and vivid. Poor children in the slums cannot afford private schools and are deprived from English learning opportunities. For many years, our partners have supported informal education for children in the slum and they need your help for proper English lessons.

By participating in Volunteer teaching in Delhi Slum, you will work to teach children Basic English skills that they have been deprived. Your passion and support will provide better life opportunities for the children. Additionally your will relieve staff at the center so they are able to teach more children and change the future generation in India.

You can volunteer teaching children English in slums in India today for a rewarding and fulfilling experience. If you want to change lives the world to make positive impact in India, contact GCR to learn more about this life-changing opportunity.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When you volunteer in teaching English in slum, you will teach English to students between the ages of 6 and 16. You are generally provided with a fixed-curriculum English book and are supported by local English teachers. You will often be asked by school authorities to develop additional projects to help students learn English. If you have other skills, such as computer or art knowledge, you may be asked to teach these other subjects.

Beyond teaching young students, there are varieties of English teaching opportunities in non-profit schools built to help struggling adult citizens. In these settings, your knowledge will benefit your students immeasurably as you get to experience unforgettable snippets of Indian life and culture.

Volunteering teaching English in slums in India responsibilities may include:

  • Follow conversational English curriculum
  • Organize games, drawing, singing, dancing and other creative education and extra-curricular activities
  • Support homework efforts, review academic progress and assist with other student-related tasks
  • Assist with school administration or operation

Volunteering teaching English in schools India is a very meaningful project. Your work will greatly improve the quality of English in schools and give hope for a brighter future with good and decent careers. Additionally by providing support to local teachers in the slums they will be able to reach and enroll more students. Children are the future and by helping them prosper than you are helping a whole generation in the future.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer teaching English in slums opportunity in India beyond a fluency in English. Having an interest to work to benefit the poor is very essential, in addition to creative skills, patience and kindness.

You do not need to be a native English speaker, but should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal. In addition no previous teaching experience is required, however you should have a love for teaching, English and conversation, including being enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and a positive role models for students.

Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.

While in India, we can guarantee you that everyday will be fun, exciting with new experiences. You’ll have a great chance everyday to share your love, skills and passion with children to make their lives better.

While each teaching center has its own needs, program and activities, there is no fixed or exact daily schedule while working with the children. However, you should be ready and prepared to help in a range of different exciting tasks and responsibilities when requested.

  • First Day: - On your first day of English teaching volunteer project in slums in India you will be taken to the school by a local coordinator and introduced to the teaching staff you will be working with. You will have the rest of the day to familiarize yourself with the country, safety and rules and regulations of the project.
  • Weekdays: - A typical daily schedule would be as follows:
  • 7.30 AM – You will begin your day with a healthy local Indian breakfast shared with your host family.
  • 8.30 AM – After breakfast you will set to leave for the school for a day full of fun and new activities ranging from teaching to administrative duties and extra curriculum activities
  • 1.30 PM – At noon lunch is usually served. You can enjoy the meal with the children or staff at the school or choose to return back to your host family for a delicious meal.
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM – Your work usually ends at this time. You can now spend your free time exploring exotic surroundings of the community and market place shopping or sight seeing.
  • 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM– After a long fun and exciting day you will settle down for dinner. This will be an opportunity to learn more about India, the people, cuisine and rich traditions and culture

Volunteer Teaching In 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.

Weeks Delhi
  1 Week   $250
  2 Weeks   $300
  3 Weeks   $400
  4 Weeks   $500
  5 Weeks   $600
  6 Weeks   $700
  7 Weeks   $800
  8 Weeks   $900
  9 Weeks   $1,000
  10 Weeks   $1,100
  11 Weeks   $1,200
  12 Weeks   $1,300

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
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:

  • 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.

Volunteer Teaching In India: Accommodation and Meal

While in India, a safe and loving host family will provide your accommodation.  The home is safe and comfortable fitted with all modern facilities including western-style toilets and running water. For your comfort, your host family is well respected, educated and able to provide you a good opportunity to learn and immerse yourself in the culture. In addition, you will be served with three home-cooked local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Read more about accommodation and meals provided for you while in India.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

During the week, you will only work around 4-5 hours in a day leaving you plenty of time to explore and discover the local area. In you free time you can go shopping, check out coffee shops in the area or even take stroll in the busy market streets. Over the weekend you will have 2 days to take longer trips and excursions all across India and explore the country

Learn more about amazing trips you could take while volunteering in our project.

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our top priority. In India the women empowerment project is carefully selected to ensure your safety.  Additionally, every year GCR’s top officials travel to reevaluate the project and ensure that it is safe and secure for you to work.  While in India you will be supported 24/7 by the in-country coordinators who are always ready to assist you with anything you need.

Learn more about our Safety and the Support we offer you while in India.

Volunteer Teaching In India: FAQs

Arrival and Departure

You have to fly into Indira Gandi International Airportfor GCR’s teaching English volunteer teaching in Indian slums. Before boarding your flight to India, do inform the local country coordinator about your arrival and departure time so that airport pickup can be arranged on time.

It is very important to notify the local airport representative about flight delays and missed flights as soon as possible. Also, you are highly advised to come to India one day before the start date of your volunteer project. But we don’t offer airport transfer facilities once the project is completed.


A tourist visa is needed to work in our Teach English volunteer project in India. You can visit the official embassy or consulate of India in your home country and fill up a visa application form few weeks before your trip to India.

But if you are a citizen of Australia, Canada, or the USA then you can also apply for on arrival tourist visa at the Indira Gandi International Airport. Citizens of these countries can get a 60-day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport.

You can apply for visa extension if you plan on working in our India teaching in slums volunteer programs after 60 days of your stay in India. Just pay a visit to the office of Immigration Department and fill up a visa extension form.

You can learn more about India’s visa requirements and policies here


Vaccinations for Varicella, Tetanus, Typhoid, Oral polio, Japanese encephalitis, Adult diphtheria, Yellow fever (YF), Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal are necessary for a volunteer trip to India.

You can check out this website learn more about these vaccinations.

How old are the pupils?

Classes are mixed and you will be working with the age group that you will feel most comfortable teaching. Pupils rage in age from 5-16 years old.

How many pupils are there in one class? How many are there in a school?

This depends on the specific placement. You will have classes ranging from between 15-30 students. In a school there can be between 40 and 150 students.

What will I be teaching?

You will mainly assist local teachers to teach English. However, you can also teach on your own other subjects you are good at. You can teach mathematics, geography and much more.

Could you please provide teaching ideas and tips for my volunteer trip abroad in India in teaching project?

Don’t be scared to come out of your comfort zone even if you are teaching or travelling to India 1st time. Just be calm and embrace the Indian cultures. As the students are not so good at English, please speak slowly to make them understand. 

Why volunteer to teach English in slums in India projects?

You will get to provide quality English education

Majority of Indian students especially in the slums face a lot of hardships learning quality English language due to lack of quality teachers. You can change that by participating in our teaching in slums in India volunteer project. You’ll be able to provide easy access to learn English to young deserving students.

You will get the opportunity to educate deprived Indian children:

By participating in our program and teach English to poor students living in the slums you will help them learn in a caring environment and greatly improve their understanding of English language. The knowledge shared and efforts made will help them become confident enough to make a future out of it.

You will get experience of teaching internationally

Participating in volunteer teaching English in Indian slums benefits you a lot. By teaching English in India, you will undoubtedly gain international exposure in the field of your expertise. This will help you stand out amongst your peers and get ahead in your career as well.

You will gain sense of achievement

There are few greater feelings than doing something that you are truly passionate about. Even a few weeks of your time can be exceptionally precious to the underprivileged Indian children. Volunteering to teach English to disadvantaged Indian children will help them get better jobs in the future. The reward and sense of achievement that you will experience is truly fulfilling.

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,
work in HIV project,
Teach English,
become a medical volunteer
Women’s project and much more. 

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

Teaching English Programs in Other Countries

Other than this teaching English in India, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities with children in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular teaching English programs below.