Project Duration: The teaching program will require a minimum stay of 1 week up to 4 months. Coming for shorter period Join our 3 Days Volunteer Children + Jaipur Tour Program.
Project Fees: No Application fees required. For more information about our fees please visit Volunteer Program Fees Page.
Project Dates: All year round –Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date. However we recommend you to arrive on Sunday. To check the availability of the program dates click here :Start Dates
Special Festival Dates: Camel Festival- Bikaner 11-12 Jan 2020, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2020, Holi Festival of Colors – 09-10 Mar 2020, Teej Festival -23-Jul 2020, Sister’s Festival -03 Aug 2020, Dusshera Festival -25 Oct 2020, Diwali Festival of Lights -14 Nov 2020, Pushkar Camel Fair 22-30 Nov 2020.
Requirements: The Volunteering Teaching Program requires no specific qualification. Volunteers must have zeal to impart their learning to the poor and needy kids and contribute a little to make them educated.
Location: Jaipur, India. Project Activities: The activities of this program will be to teach kids age group 5 to 12 years old Basic English and Mathematics in rural areas, help teachers improve their way of teaching and guide them with new and innovative ways to help children learn faster, improve the basic pronunciation and communication skills, motivating not only children but also their parents to send their kids regularly to class, spreading awareness about basic hygiene among children and their families.
Working Days: Monday-Friday. On Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers to visit famous tourist spots in Jaipur.
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ), Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
Flexible Accomodation: If requested you can book your own Hotel Accommodation before coming here if not comfortable with Indian Host Family. We will help you in booking it.
Volunteer Teaching Program run for the children which are not able to send in school because of poverty by their parents and also for the kids which lives in rurals, slums, remote and backward areas in India. The power of education cannot be denied by anyone, but there are many children in rural India who are devoid of basic education due to financial constraints. Every year there are many foreign tourists enter to travel India with the purpose of carrying teaching volunteer work in India along with traveling and cultural exchange. They can join the program and contribute a little to this noble cause. With English becoming a global language for communication now, it becomes imperative to teach English to the kids. The teaching volunteer project executed by VWI is one such effort.
With the help of our local team members & NGO’s we have build up Teaching and Day Care centers in rural areas where these children get free daily education and stationery; Presently there are around 80 children benefiting from each of our 5 Teaching Volunteer Program sites in Jaipur, India and we aim towards increasing the number considerably. The children at the program center are in the age group from 5 to 12 years old. Our aim is to build a solid base for children so that they can go confidently for higher education. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
PROGRAM DETAILS Education is the basis for development of any society. We have taken this initiative to help the children of the villages in Jaipur attain basic Teaching English education. We aim at making education an interesting affair for children by offering several extracurricular activities like drama, sports too along with the basic teaching. The dropout rate in the villages is high due to the bad financial conditions and parents prefer their children to assist them in work rather than sending them to school. The program also strives to decrease the dropout rate by convincing parents to send their children to school. We also offer free books and stationary to children.
WORK FOR VOLUNTEERS The volunteers associated with this program will be entitled to a number of tasks. The schools in the rural & backward areas have teachers appointed but sadly they are not well versed with the English language. Volunteers will be required to not only teach basic English & Mathematics to the children but also help local teachers to improve their skills which will be helpful for them in future. It will also be on the volunteers to organize activities like dance, music, games and painting in the teaching program to create a fun learning environment which will motivate children to be regular to the classes. The focus will have to help children develop their skills. The volunteers can also assist in other subjects like Arts, drawing and science as per their interest.
REVIEWS/TESTIMONIALS Past Volunteers have wonderful time with us in the program. Volunteers join this program all over from the world. Most of our volunteers come from U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia & European Countries; if you come from these region you can also ask us our previous volunteers contact addresses. Have a look also at our previous volunteers reviews in GoAbroad and GoOverseas website. Teaching Project India by VWI will make you work directly in local rural area school centers run by NGO. This project is very rewarding and it fulfills all my interest for the reason i Came India to Volunteer, “ says Eric Turner from U.K our past volunteer.” Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR PROGRAM There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping people who are in need & also like to learn about the culture/life of the people in the country can join the program.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS PROJECT >– A memorable and satisfying experience by teaching poor children. >– Enhancement of the teaching skills. >– An opportunity to see rural India closely and be aware of the problems faced and the life of the people living there. >– Opportunity to spend time in India and have knowledge about the culture,, language and their traditions. >– You will be a lifetime member of VWI, after the completion of the project. >– An addition to your CV about working for a good cause.
VWI makes arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Participants coming with their friends, couples or family members live together at the same accommodation. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), traditional but very nutritious. The meals serves at the accommodation are the everyday meals which are eaten by the Indian Families. This is how the program has made to make you feel and Live Like a Local. However if you are not able to adjust with the Indian meals or need more nutrition/protein/special diet in your meals you can arrange by your own from the near by local market. Staying with Host family will give you the opportunity to learn about Indian Life, meet the locals, try local food, speak local language and make yourself to immerse in local customs and traditions. The host family members are able to communicate in English and are very friendly with volunteers. There is internet connection facility also available at Host Family. You will have a very good access through computer & by Wi-Fi access. We also arrange transportation facility for volunteers which will everyday pick you to project site and drop to your home when you finish work. You will have everyday auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) ride for Transportation. You will be required to pay extra direct to the host family for Internet Connection (200 INR weekly) and mineral water bottle (20 INR per bottle)
Food Menu :-In Breakfast our Host Family will prepare you everyday Tea/Coffee + Bread or Poha or Indian Paratha. In Lunch & Dinner you will be having 2 Type of Indian Vegetable's + Roti ( Chapati's ) + Rice + Yogurt + Pickles. On food table there is always basket of fruits which you can use anytime.
Accommodation Option :-We provide 3 categories of accommodation facility for participants.
- Basic Accommodation Home Stay [ Included in price] [ Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ]
- Luxury Accommodation Home Stay [Additional $350 per week ] [ Meals - Breakfast ]
- Hotel Accommodation [ Additional $450 per week ] [ Meals - Breakfast ]
- Own Accommodation [ Get Discount in Program Fees ]
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Shopping and supplies There are many shops near the accommodation where volunteers can go and buy stuff for their requirements. The accommodation facility in the main city area of Jaipur so it’s easy to buy anything as shops are in walking distance. If a volunteer wants to go in Branded Shopping mall they need to take a Taxi ( Tuk- Tuk ). When our taxi driver is not taking them to the project site, he can be hired by volunteers to take them to the Branded Shopping mall, but they have to pay him.
VOLUNTEER WEEK DETAIL
Day of Arrival:Today you will arrive in Jaipur. Our VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination & welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to the Host Family accommodation. We will introduce you to the host family members and we will guide you through the accommodation facilities and the things which are near. You will also be introduce about the project, your everyday working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what to do & dont’s. which can be useful to you throughout your trip & guide you to the facilities which a traveler needs in new place.
Day 2 to working days: Get ready to meet your lovely children which you will be teaching.Our project taxi will come to pick you from your accommodation in Jaipur and bring you at the program site. You will be met also with your program coordinator & local staff which will guide you all about the things at the center, what to do, how to do & make lesson plans for kids at the center. Weekends:You can enjoy your time on weekend by relaxing or taking a walk round the city. Every weekend we cover Sightseeing Tour’s of the Beautiful Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. We ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay which will also help enrich your knowledge about the State and the city.
After finishing the Volunteering India program you can choose our Add on Tour package to explore India. Volunteers can join to visit Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle Tour, Wildlife Safari in National Park, New Delhi and more while taking part in it.
I had a wonderful time in India doing the teaching Project in Jaipur with VWI for 6 weeks. I met with many people and made a lot of Indian friends, ate a lot of delicious Indian food, and traveled to a lot of beautiful historical places. I really enjoyed the time I spent at the school center, the time I worked with kids made me understand the meaning of life. I spent about 6 weeks with kids in August- September. The climate is good here in Jaipur as the rain... Read More
I had a wonderful time in India doing the teaching Project in Jaipur with VWI for 6 weeks. I met with many people and made a lot of Indian friends, ate a lot of delicious Indian food, and traveled to a lot of beautiful historical places. I really enjoyed the time I spent at the school center, the time I worked with kids made me understand the meaning of life. I spent about 6 weeks with kids in August- September. The climate is good here in Jaipur as the rain stopped passed away during these months and the entire city which is covered by mountain look pretty by the greenery. In School sometimes kids were very naughty, but sometimes they make me in so much love; they gave me their toys; give their notebook to write my name and they get around me most of the time when I in the classroom. I was so happy and excited with kids every day; they made my heart soft and warm. They don’t know what’s good and bad; they are pure and natural. I hope they grow up happily and healthily.
I was living in the Indian Host Family. A caretaker cleaned my room every day. The host family prepares 3 meals per day for me Breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the meals which they served me during my placement was so delicious. But actually, I haven’t spent a lot of time in the apartment because I spent a lot of time with my Indian friends. The VWI team members invited me to their houses to have dinners. Their parents and other family members were also very hospitable. I not only tried a lot of local snacks, but also traveled to a lot of beautiful spots because they recommended me many beautiful places.
There are hundreds of Gods in India, and my friends have told me some of their legends, like cobra God or the God with an elephant face. The stories are so mysterious, and I think it’s really interesting to know about them. I didn’t meet a lot of cultural shock in India, instead of some interesting cultural habits. My Indian friends taught me how to use hand to have dinner; I saw cows walk in the street freely and even the crowded traffic cannot disturb them. Every family has their own beliefs, and they believe in their Gods very firmly. Everything is fine in India except traffic, and I was afraid to cross the road, because all cars, autos, motorcycles are very fast. I learned one skill in India: bargain with auto men. I not only had to tell the auto man go by meter, but also tell him please go fast or he would choose a longer distance for charging more money.
Anyway, it was an unforgettable experience for me. I like Indian people, Indian culture, and Indian food. I will definitely recommend to my friend because it will give you a beautiful and unforgettable memory.
KELSEY JANAE, U.K
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT
Arriving at New Delhi Airport to the amazing bustle, noise, colours and crowds that are unique to India, I felt a little bit nervous and was wondering what my next four weeks of teaching English in an Indian school, away from my friends and family, would bring me. After arrival to Airport I come jaipur by a Volvo bus which was so luxuries IT took 4 hours to reach the Jaipur. The VWI team member tapan was waiting me at the Bus Stand he drop me at my host family.... Read More
Arriving at New Delhi Airport to the amazing bustle, noise, colours and crowds that are unique to India, I felt a little bit nervous and was wondering what my next four weeks of teaching English in an Indian school, away from my friends and family, would bring me. After arrival to Airport I come jaipur by a Volvo bus which was so luxuries IT took 4 hours to reach the Jaipur. The VWI team member tapan was waiting me at the Bus Stand he drop me at my host family. My host was so nice and lovable they welcome me very well manner. They said me Namaste ( Hello ) that was my first Hindi word which i learn on first day. I was having a very neat and clean room with attach bathroom.
During my school time I had to teach 3 hours in different sections of classes. and I then had the afternoons off to sleep, use the internet, plan lessons, do some marking or go shopping in the town. Peoples here in India are so friendly you can’t feel yourself stuck at any place,everybody is so helping. The experience of teaching gave me so much confidence and taught me new skills but I also found that learning about the Indian culture and customs was just as an important and valuable part of my trip. I wear salwar suit, the traditional dress for rajasthani women, eat and learn so many Indian dishes. I really feel myself fall in love with the culture of a country so different to my town. I have taken away from my trip many fantastic memories, brilliant new friends, new skills and confidence and an excellent feeling and able to understand why this part of World called Incredible India.
RUBY JOSEPH, USA
VOLUNTEERING IN TEACH ENGLISH IN RURAL AREA
It was very new and enjoyable experience. I enjoyed my time doing the project with VWI. The highlight of my volunteering experience was the bond I had developed with kids at the child care center. I was like an elder sister to them and they were like my siblings. The accommodation was better than expected. Jaipur is a nice place to live and work as a volunteer. The city has everything to see. It’s best then Delhi as I found no hassle in anything. The meals were fantastic. The host... Read More
It was very new and enjoyable experience. I enjoyed my time doing the project with VWI. The highlight of my volunteering experience was the bond I had developed with kids at the child care center. I was like an elder sister to them and they were like my siblings.
The accommodation was better than expected. Jaipur is a nice place to live and work as a volunteer. The city has everything to see. It’s best then Delhi as I found no hassle in anything. The meals were fantastic. The host family really did a wonderful job. The coordinator provided us with a lot of freedom and help. I could not have asked for more…. amazing time.. Already miss it!
JENNY , U.K
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT
VWI is a fantastic organization. I Volunteered with VWI for 8 weeks in Jaipur. The program staff was absolutely amazing. I also felt like my hard work would have a significant and lasting impact on the community. Beyond this I had a great time. My host family was amazing and by the time I left i felt like I was really a part of the community. A great experience all around. Would highly recommend!
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT
My week with VWI in Jaipur was a wonderful experience. Teaching the children was hard work, but their enthusiasm and willingness to learn made it all worthwhile. My last day, when we all danced together, was very emotional and something I will treasure forever. India is a fascinating country: the traffic in Jaipur is unbelievable and the complete contrast in culture to England is staggering. I was certainly out of my "comfort zone" but never at any time did I feel in any way threatened --- the people were extremely... Read More
My week with VWI in Jaipur was a wonderful experience. Teaching the children was hard work, but their enthusiasm and willingness to learn made it all worthwhile. My last day, when we all danced together, was very emotional and something I will treasure forever.
India is a fascinating country: the traffic in Jaipur is unbelievable and the complete contrast in culture to England is staggering. I was certainly out of my “comfort zone” but never at any time did I feel in any way threatened — the people were extremely friendly and curious!
VWI is a very good and authentic organisation who looked after me very well throughout my stay.I also met several people from TAABAR who do so much good work in the community.
As I say in the headline: ” The experience of a lifetime”
There could perhaps be more emphasis on translation from English phrases to Indian ( and back again)
Example: My name is John
The children need to know the equivalent Indian phrase to be able to better understand what they are learning when writing and saying the words
Overall though, a very impressive programme
The Arrival Pick up service was excellent. Food and Host family were excellent. The transportation service was very reliable. Project staff member were very helpful. The reason to choose VWI as a volunteer in India as I decided to visit India Researching many companies via their websites. VWI has an excellent website and gives all the relevant information. Communication with Sukret was excellent and the price was reasonable. I would like to give VWI 10 out of 9 marks for my overall satisfaction. I have experienced a fascinating week in... Read More
The Arrival Pick up service was excellent. Food and Host family were excellent. The transportation service was very reliable. Project staff member were very helpful. The reason to choose VWI as a volunteer in India as I decided to visit India Researching many companies via their websites. VWI has an excellent website and gives all the relevant information. Communication with Sukret was excellent and the price was reasonable. I would like to give VWI 10 out of 9 marks for my overall satisfaction. I have experienced a fascinating week in Jaipur. The way if life is completely different – Busy, Hectic & Noisy. I have seen the problems that exist with poverty, But I am very impressed by the efforts of many people to have things better. My Teaching time was very enjoyable – I loved the children. I take many fond memories and new friendships back home.
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT
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