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India Volunteer Quests
Volunteer in India
What makes a United Planet Short-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100% cultural immersion experiences. United Planet Quest programs run year-round and are available to individuals and groups of all ages, skill levels and nationalities. We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in India.
All Quests include:
- Flexible start dates and lengths of stay (2-12 weeks)
- Personalized attention from Coordinators
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
- Exciting excursions, cultural activities and/or language lessons
Home to 1.12 billion people, India is the second most populous nation in the world. The birthplace of both Hinduism and Buddhism as well as over 100 languages, it is fair to say India is the home of multiculturalism. Each of the country’s 28 states and seven territories also possesses its own unique cultural heritage. Although the economy is booming and the country is modernizing, you will experience many stark contrasts in India. Within the cities, you will see skyscrapers and shantytowns, and businessmen alongside beggars. In a country known for its bright engineers and global companies, it may surprise you that social issues such as poverty and illiteracy are still widespread.
Volunteer Opportunities in India: 2 - 12 weeks
United Planet currently offers volunteering opportunities in different locations in partnership with local organizations in India. Click here for Long-Term Quests in India.
What's Included and Program Details
- Exciting excursions, including jungle treks, visits to historic temples. More details upon request.
- Cultural activities, such as yoga lessons and Indian cooking classes
Quest Program Briefs
Year-Round, Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
This internship provides you not only opportunities to improve your skills but also a unique chance to gain perspectives from an Indian working context. This program offers a wide range of placements from Public Health, IT, Finances, Medical, Media, Marketing, Hospitality, Social work to Education in Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. It is also a major business and cultural center in India and known as the Pink City. No language requirement needed. Interns will stay in a group house managed by our partner in India and may share a room with volunteers who are working in Jaipur.
Volunteers are placed in rural areas in Himachal or Rajasthan. Volunteer assignments are varied from beautifying local areas, building houses for low income populations, working with children, elderly citizens or people with disabilities and more. Volunteers will be placed at a project based on the needs of the communities. No language requirement or previous experience needed. Volunteers stay at volunteer housing managed by our partner in India and will share a room with 3-4 other volunteers of the same gender.
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call 1-800-292-2316.
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!
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