When you travel to India, you’ll find many totally different worlds within one stunning country, and opportunities for discovery and exploration that you’ll never forget. India’s rich past and multi-faceted culture provide a kaleidoscope of surprises for the volunteer traveler. Spiritual, gastronomical and historic expeditions abound in a land full to overflowing with adventure and beauty. In your Volunteer in India experience, you will work in tandem with IFRE to serve local communities and share your compassion and experience with others. Your travels will expand your worldview and perspective. Your work with the people of India will expand your soul.
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Start Dates: Our programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.
IFRE is a 501(c)3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible. IFRE Volunteers is proud to offer an extensive assortment of programs at very reasonable prices (and may rank â€śbest priced and best valueâ€ť among the many volunteer abroad organizations in the USA/Europe/New Zealand). Our programs are now more affordable than ever. We are proud to focus on the humanitarian aspect of our business, not the profit. We work very hard and smart to keep costs down, especially for you the volunteer, as we know the value of your donated time and efforts. We remain devoted to maintaining both the quality of the program and the safety of all volunteers involved. Below is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE Volunteers offers.
IFRE fees comprise of two separate fees. An application fee of $299 USD (covers advertising, staff/office expenses, etc.) and a nominal weekly program fee (covers room/board, field support, etc). You will pay your fee directly to host families and projects. In this way, what you pay will go for you or people who deserve it (not for profit).
- Language and culture program $250
- Airport Pickup &Transfer (Delhi- 45 minutes) $45
- Airport Pickup & Transfer (Jaipur - 3 hours ) $65
- Aiport Pickup & Transfer (Dharmasla- 9 hours) $100
- Delhi to Palamapur transfer by air $100-125, bus $15-20
- Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include tour ) $1769
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
Additional costs for volunteers: Flight or train cost of International flights, visa application/extension, daily personal expenses, laundry etc.
However, you can choose to take the Language and Cultural immersion program or go directly into a volunteer project. If you choose to participate in this one week Language and Cultural immersion course, your volunteer program will begin the Monday following this one-week of Language and Cultural Immersion taught in and around Delhi. This experience should not be missed! Often international travelers reflect and say they wished they would have had an opportunity to first receive training on customs, language and history. This is your chance!
Dependent on the season and flow of volunteers, you may be placed with a local host family or project hostel (mostly in orphanage). Our host families are socially respected and are experienced with hosting international volunteers. They have strong interest in our volunteers’ safety and well being and demonstrate this with caution and care. In most host family situations, volunteers will share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. Another viable option is an at-orphanage stay. Many orphanages in India have set aside special rooms to house international volunteers.
IFRE arranges room, food and supervision for volunteers throughout the program. All of IFRE’s cooks prepare a variety of delicious Indian food (naan, dahl and chapatti breads, curries, rice and pickles/chutneys). Details covering the arrangements for room/food are outlined in the prepared placement details. Volunteers will also have 24/7 access to IFRE's office as well as the mobile numbers of in-country coordinators. In addition, the director of the orphanage will serve as a local contact person for volunteers. IFRE's staff also visits each volunteer every 1-2 weeks as part of our program.
- About India volunteer program (In General)
- Applying for the India volunteer program?
- Airport and Arrival Information
- Room and Food
- Health and safety
- Money Matter
- Field Support and supervision
- Climate of India
- Materials to Bring
- Gift for Host Family and Project
- More About India