Theater Volunteer Program India
Featured Program: THEATER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM INDIA
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Project Duration: Minimum 2 weeks stay up to 6 weeks. Coming for shorter period Join our 3 Days Volunteer Children + Jaipur Tour Program. Project Availabilities: All year round – Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date. Special Festival Dates: Join our program on the above special dates if you are looking to get involved in Indian Festivals. Camel Festival- Bikaner 12-13 Jan 2019, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2019, Holi Festival of Colors – 20-21 Mar 2019, Teej Festival 4 Aug 2019, Sister’s Festival 15 Aug 2019, Dusshera Festival 8 Oct 2019, Diwali Festival of Lights 27 Oct 2019, Pushkar Camel Fair 4-12 Nov 2019, Camel Festival- Bikaner 12-13 Jan 2019, Teej Festival 4 Aug 2019, Sister’s Festival 15 Aug 2019, Dusshera Festival 8 Oct 2019, Diwali Festival of Lights 27 Oct 2019, Pushkar Camel Fair 4-12 Nov 2019. Requirements: We don’t need any qualification for this project. Volunteers must have lots of love & enthusiasm for the project. Location: Jaipur, India. Project Activities: Organize the program, making & design the set, teach children in acting/drama & dance, help teachers in the performance of children & Work on other things which needs to organize the program. 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.
Do you have a passion for Theatre, travelling and helping young children? With VWI we offer people like you the fantastic opportunity to teach underprivileged young children living in the iconic Pink City of Jaipur. During your time on the programme you will be placed in a local school or orphanage where you’ll have the freedom to create and organise your very own programme. Volunteers in the past have put on plays, taught dance routines, made masks/puppets and facilitated scenes from well-known scripts. Volunteers may also wish to consider teaching core performance techniques (acting, singing, dancing), teaching scenes from musicals or teaching children how to make their own costumes. Volunteers are expected to arrive fully prepared with a plan of what they’re going to teach; they may also wish to bring props and costumes, but the main things to bring are ideas and enthusiasm. There is a lack of free, quality education in Jaipur and little theatre education. The children you will be teaching don’t usually receive theatre education, so all will be inexperienced and some will be shy. Furthermore, many of the children in the schools are children from difficult backgrounds; therefore volunteers who can find a balance between sensitivity and fun are perfect for these children who aren’t given the chance to experience the excitement of education. The beauty of this programme is that we find the children’s confidence, happiness and unity increases as the programme progresses and their hope for the future becomes a real possibility.
WORK FOR VOLUNTEERSYou will be giving training to help children for their local performance such as teaching theater, to improve focus, making the set, design them, music selection, making the masks and organize the program for children. We don’t need an expert actor, director or an artist we just want from our volunteer to offer love to children, to make them good theater actors and to help the ones that are talented but they are shy or just not able to bring it out. We expect the volunteers to offer good help and to be good teachers in the workshops. Volunteers can also work with the children in rural areas, so they can arrange to put in play a drama with them. This helps build confidence for them and makes them be more united and see the future with more hope and joy. Also, volunteers can put in play dramas with the kids from the orphanages that the organization works with. The children in orphanages are always eager to learn new things and this shows them the fun part of life, at the end of the day children fall asleep with a smile on their faces because their talents get to be discovered and enhanced while having fun. Volunteers can choose where to develop the theater program; whether it’s orphanage, street children shelter, local school or in the women empowerment program, it will be very rewarding to see a project complete. Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR PROGRAMThere are no specific qualifications required to be a part of the Theatre programme. You don’t have to be a professional performer or teacher; all we’re after are confident individuals with a passion for helping young children and spreading love, joy and knowledge of performance. Individuals who do have experience in performing or teaching are very welcomed. Moreover, volunteers who wish to increase their own experience of teaching and knowledge of Indian culture are also embraced.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS PROJECT>An experience with children who will appreciate everything you teach and share with them. >A feeling of immense fulfillment and happiness that you’ve helped children who are less privileged than yourself. >Unforgettable memories of living in the Pink City of Jaipur. >Opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions. >An experience which will look fantastic on your CV for future work prospects (having worked in a developing country.) >A Lifetime membership with VWI after completion of your project!
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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.
Own Accomodation Option :-Some participants wants to have their own accommodation & not interested to live with Indian Host Family. You can book your own accommodation/hotel as well to join the program or we will also help you in doing it. We will arrange your transportation from their to project.
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.
Day 1: On day 1 you will arrive in Jaipur, where you will be picked up from the airport by one of our VWI staff members who will welcome you into the Pink City. You will then be transferred to your Host family accommodation where we’ll introduce you to the family and settle you into your room. You will then be briefed on the all of the facilities/shops nearby, rules and regulations and anything else you need to know about living with your host family and living as a tourist in Jaipur. You will also receive an overview of your chosen project (your working day schedule, what to expect as a volunteer and any do’s and don’ts.) The remainder of the day is yours to relax and overcome any jet lag! Day 2 to working days: You will be transported to your project site where you will meet your project co-ordinator (who will always be there to help and guide you.) You’ll also be welcomed by the children and anyone else you’ll become familiar with who works at the site, all of whom are always delighted to meet volunteers. You will then be in charge and you are free to commence with your organised activities! Additionally to the theatre based activities you will have prepared for the children, volunteers are asked to teach approximately 1 hour of English a day (in most cases their level of English is good considering Hindi is their first language.) It is also recommended that volunteers have a sizeable selection of fun games to start and finish the day with-as these are a brilliant way of allowing everyone to open up and get to know one another! Weekends: The weekends are yours to relax and experience Jaipur. Every weekend VWI organise optional sightseeing tours of the wondrous, historical places the Pink City has to offer. Weekends also provide volunteers with the fantastic opportunity to spend time with other volunteers they’ll be living with, who may not be on the same programme as themselves. Add on Tour Package: For volunteers who want even more, they can choose to join one of our tour packages to finish off their time in India! If you’re wishing to explore India more, our tours are the perfect way to enhance your experience. Volunteers can decide between our ‘Elephants in Jaipur Tour’, our ‘Wildlife with Taj Mahal Tour’, our ‘Golden Triangle Tour’ or our ‘Taj Mahal and Ranthambore Trip’.
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- Pre-departure information and support by email/phone.
- Arrival Pick up service from Jaipur, India Airport.
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Accommodation and 3 Meals per day.
- Transport to and from your project.
- Program relevant materials.
- Local in-country team support and backup.
- Weekend Sightseeing’s
- Cost of Visas,
- Return transfer to the airport.
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