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India Volunteer Quest
Volunteer in India: 6 or 12 months
What makes a United Planet Long-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. Long-term Quest volunteer opportunities begin in August and January of each year and areavailable to U.S. and Canadian residents of all ages and skill levels.
All Quests include:
- Personalized attention and ongoing support from Coordinators
Extensive pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Local home stays or on-site lodging options
We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in India.
India is located in the southern part of Asia between the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean with one of the world’s largest populations. Since its nonviolent resistance for independence from the British in 1947, India has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. India is also a beautiful country with a tropical landscape that offers a diverse culture with 18 different languages, a mouth-watering cuisine, and many different faiths. As a a long term volunteer in India, you will have the chance to help a local community while experiencing a growing and diverse culture.
United Planet and the ICYE Federation
For six months to one year, you can experience a life-changing program in one of over 30 countries across the globe. United Planet is the U.S. and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation , founded in 1949. Through their vast network and 60 years of experience, United Planet and ICYE offer a wide range of programs for volunteers from around the world.
Who can apply?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate in the India Quest. United Planet can send volunteers who are citizens of the United States and Canada or those who are currently living in the U.S. and Canada. Citizens and residents of other countries must contact the ICYE partner in their home country. United Planet can send people from any country to our Short-term Quest locations for 1-12 week programs. Some of our short-term volunteer placements can be extended for longer stays. Please contact us for more information about volunteering with United Planet.
Volunteer Opportunities in India
What's Included and Program Details
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Quest Program Briefs
Volunteers assist children and young people to gain practical skills to strengthen their future. Activities include sports, music, computer classes and language classes. Volunteers can also help children from underprivileged backgrounds in areas such as fundraising assistance for the organization, supervising workshops as well as furthering their education and personal development.
Volunteers work closely with homeless people who suffer from various causes of poverty in addition to health problems. Duties can include talking and interacting with the clients, care giving, creating workshops or activities, and assisting the staff wherever needed.
Volunteers in India live with host families or on-site at the work project.
Learn about the application deadlines and program fees for this Long-term Quest.
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 .
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!