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Volunteer in India
Affordable, Exciting, Life-Changing India Volunteer Experiences!
volunteer in india
The vast magnificence of India awaits you in IFRE’s affordable programs where you will come into touch with your compassion and spirit, even as your life is being changed forever!

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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Volunteer Work Projects and Locations
IFRE volunteers projects in India support local orphanages, women groups, health centers, local schools and different social issues. Volunteer projects in India are available in both Delhi and Jaipur. Volunteers may work in any of these volunteer projects in India and help us expand this legacy of community service, sharing their love and passion to local children, women groups and communities.
Volunteer Program Fees & Dates:

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 “best priced and best value” 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).

Volunteer Program Fee (US$)
Weeks
1wks
2wks
3wks
4wks
5wks
6wks
7wks
8wks
9wks
10wks
11wks
12wks
Program Fee
$345
$440
$535
$630
$725
$820
$915
$1,010
$1,105
$1,200
$1,295
$1,390
Fees starting From August 1st, 2014
  Duration   Delhi   Jaipur
  1 Week   $93   $98
  2 Weeks   $180   $190
  3 Weeks   $275   $290
  4 Weeks   $370   $390
  5 Weeks   $465   $490
  6 Weeks   $560   $590
  7 Weeks   $655   $690
  8 Weeks   $750   $790
  9 Weeks   $845   $890
  10 Weeks   $940   $990
  11 Weeks   $1,035   $1,090
  12 Weeks   $1,130   $1,118
  • 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.

Language and Cultural Immersion
In India, IFRE offers one week of language and cultural orientation in Delhi. This important week long intensive language and cultural immersion program includes: language training, historical lessons, exposure to various Indian cultures and ways of life, visits to local villages/towns/markets, guided exploration of Delhi and local tourist attractions. This IFRE program will submerge you in Indian culture, customs, history and day to day life which will greatly improve your time as a volunteer in India. When you understand the language and cultural details in your surroundings, your volunteer experience will be elevated and much more gratifying.

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!

Arrangement of Room/Food/Supervision
IFRE manages living accommodations, provides meals and supervision for volunteers for the entirety of their stay in India. During the volunteer period, most volunteers stay in our safe and secure home base, project hostel or host families. Our office and home base is located in Gurgaon, a beautiful city 40 miles a way of Delhi international airport. This location is very safe and manned with onsite security. It is a clean, sparsely furnished apartment but will meet all your needs as an IFRE volunteers. It is close to the local bus station. Info on amenities close by and transportation to nearby city, etc. internet café, restaurant and supermarket, local police station. This is the ideal arrangement for sharing your daily experiences with fellow volunteers and local staff. Home base bedrooms have multiple beds, so volunteers will usually share a room (same gender). Our in-country coordinator also lives at our home base to assist our volunteers 24/7.

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.

Volunteer Program Free Time
Volunteers have free time for the duration of their volunteer project, weekends and the Language and Culture program. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel in India. It’s the time for self discovery and learning. It’s time to explore this foreign culture and exotic land. It’s Our IFRE local coordinators/staff are available to give you free advice, travel tips and helps to book your travel.
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