Volunteer Teaching English in India

How would you like to explore the colorful country of India while also lending a helping hand as a teacher to underprivileged children? Check out Global Crossroad’s volunteer teaching English program in India.

  • A credible volunteer teaching English opportunity in India since 2003
  • Safety, security, and satisfaction guaranteed with readily accessible in country support
  • Volunteer abroad teaching English in India for a low starting price of only $250
  • Work alongside likeminded volunteers and teachers to help brighten the future of students

Volunteering work teaching English in India is both challenging and rewarding. Projects are located in and around India's capital of New Delhi, a city with rich Indian heritage. India is a developing country and affected by poverty and lack of equal opportunity. The difference between rich and poor is vast and vivid. Poor children cannot attend private schools and are deprived from English learning opportunities.

The government and NGOs in India are working to provide education to the needy poor children, but require immense assistance. Many public schools in Delhi lack quality English education due to underfunding and understaffing. You will help fill the gaps and offer vital support for English skills development when you join this volunteer teaching English program in India. These language skills provide better life opportunities in the future. You have the power to change lives!

The schools in India close from mid-May to end of June. During this time, volunteers will work in orphanage or teach in slums.

Role of Volunteer

When you volunteer abroad teaching English in India, 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. Our volunteers are often 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. As a volunteer in these settings, your knowledge benefits your students immeasurably and you get to experience unforgettable snippets of Indian life and culture.

Volunteering teaching English 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

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer teaching English opportunity in India beyond a fluency in English. Your understanding of Indian culture and Hindi language can be strengthened by enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. Volunteer teachers need not be native English speakers, but should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal. No previous teaching experience is required. You should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and be positive role models for students.

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 Teaching English in India