HIV Volunteering India
Do you feel passionate about raising HIV/AIDS awareness? Do you want to travel to India and make a difference? Spread knowledge and compassion with IFRE’s affordable and meaningful volunteer in India with HIV/AIDS program.
The fascinating country of India is a true jewel with many facets that will surprise and delight you no matter what you are looking for. You can immerse yourself in sacred spiritual experiences, marvel at desert palaces, sunbathe on beautiful beaches, or hop on a wildlife safari.
Sadly, of the staggering population of over a billion people in India, two million of them are living with theHIV/AIDS virus.There is a serious lack of knowledge regarding how the disease is spread, and those who become infected are often pushed out of their family homes and become outcasts from society.
As a volunteer raising HIV/AIDS awareness in India with IFRE’s meaningful program, you can help spread awareness and education, helping prevent future infections and teaching communities about the disease and how to treat those already living with HIV/AIDS with respect and compassion.
If you’re interested in making the world a better place and stopping the spread of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, contact IFRE today for more information!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
As a volunteer in our India HIV volunteer program, you will team up with local community groups and organizations in Delhi raising awareness and offering care and help to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. You will help offer better access to medications, counseling for HIV positive people and their families, and even teach them valuable skills like woodworking, candle-making, and tailoring to ensure people infectedwith the disease can still make a living.
Make an impact by joining these groups as they work against cultural stigmas and try to make a better world for those unfortunate enough to be infected with HIV/AIDS.By helping spread vital education you will contribute to the prevention of future infections.
Skills and Qualifications:
Anyone can join our fight against this deadly disease! Other than a deep love and passion for helping others, there are no specific educational requirements, prior experience, skills and/or qualifications needed to join our HIV/AIDS India volunteer program. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible, patient, and show compassion for the poor HIV-infected people of India. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.
Working to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS you will get to meet a great many people from wildly different stretches of life. This will be an exciting and fun-filled experience as your horizons are widened and you make lifelong connections and friendships.
Your time at this project will have you getting involved in a variety of activities. One day you may be counseling infected patients, and another you might be helping out on a campaign fighting against cultural stigmas. Expect a variable schedule and try to remain flexible and keep an open mind.
You’re probably wondering what a typical day might look like, so here’s a sample schedule to give you a rough idea:
8.00 AM: Enjoy a traditional breakfast with your welcoming host family.
9.00 AM: Head out to your project and being an exciting day of raising awareness for HIV/AIDS and offering comfort and care to those already infected.
12.00 PM – 2.00 PM Take a break for lunch, and spend the time chatting with your fellow volunteers. Make friends that share the same interests from all over the world!
2.00 PM – 4.00 PM After your volunteer work concludes for the day, you are welcome to return home and relax, or go out exploring and see more of India.
HIV Volunteering India: Dates and Fees
IFRE is the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to travel internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee goes directlyto your host family, and includes housing, food, project donation and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
Language and culture program $250
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
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
As a volunteer raising HIV/AIDS awareness in India, you will be well taken care of. You’ll be staying with one of our socially respected and experienced host families. They will welcome you into their home and give you a true taste of Indian culture and hospitality. You’ll share three local meals a day with them, which will be real treat as Indian cuisine is known worldwide for its delicious and unique flavors.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
India is a traveler’s dream. With culture, architecture, food, and natural splendor of all sorts, you’ll find no shortage of things do in your free time. Explore the area around your project in the evenings and get a feel for the place beyond the usual well-beaten tourist track. Weekends are perfect for hitting the road and traveling to other areas.
Safety and in Country Support
You can feel safe and secure while volunteering in India raising awareness for HIV/AIDS because IFRE has you covered. We’ve selected safe destinations, built relationships with trusted local partners, and even offer comprehensive travel insurance. Our in-country team will be there to guide and support you every step of the way.
HIV Volunteering India- FAQ
You probably have quite a few questions bouncing around in your head regarding volunteering abroad. IFRE gets emails every day from prospective volunteers just like yourself, and we’ve put together a list of helpful information here that should give you all the answers you need:
Arrival and departure
You will fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for your volunteer HIV work project in India. We’ll have someone waiting for you as soon as you land, and they’ll take you right to your accommodations. When you finish up volunteering, you’ll need to book your own taxi to the airport as it isn’t included in your program fee. The local project staff can let you know how if you need help.
Yes, you’ll need a visa to travel to India and participate in IFRE’s programs. You’ll need to apply for a tourist visa, but you’ll want to research the requirements for travelers coming to your home country.
Some nationalities may be eligible to apply on arrival the airport in India; however, we suggest applying ahead of time to avoid any potential complications. You may be able to apply for an e-visa, and you can learn more about that and the rules for your own home country at India’s official website for visa applications. Be sure to apply a few weeks before your India HIV/AIDS volunteer trip.
Be sure to meet with a knowledgeable travel doctor and get yourself up to date on any needed vaccines before traveling abroad.
The CDC suggests the following vaccines for travel to India: Adult diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, Hepatitis A vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, Oral polio vaccine (OPV), Typhoid vaccine, Varicella vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and Meningococcal vaccine. Learn more about vaccines and necessary health precautions for traveling in India from the CDC’s helpful database.
Why volunteer in IFRE’s India HIV/AIDS volunteer project?
Volunteering in this HIV/AIDS project is a greatly rewarding experience that allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives while on an exciting cultural adventure.
Help stop the spread of this deadly disease
The key to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS that is ravaging India is educating the population on prevention measures and opening up a dialogue about the disease. If you help even one person learn what they need to know to prevent future infection, you will have saved a life.
Fight against cultural stigmas, isolation, and discrimination
Due to a lack of knowledge about the virus, people infected with HIV/AIDS are often ostracized and pushed to the fringes of society in shame. Volunteer in India raising awareness and help shine light into these dark corners of prejudice and false assumptions, paving the way for more acceptance in society for patients living with the disease.
Ease the suffering of infected patients
Not only do people living in India with the disease often lack access to necessary medical care, they are often treated badly by others, and it is difficult for them to deal with. Help them gain access to therapeutic counseling and offer them the compassion and empathy they are often deprived of.
Promote positive attitudes toward sexual health
With the proper precautions, people in India can learn to have a positive attitude towards sexual health and avoid the transmission of this sexually transmitted disease. Volunteering in our HIV/AIDs project in India will help spread this message of positivity and help people take a proactive approach to avoiding infection.
Make a real difference in the world
The best part about this project is how many people in the future will avoid getting HIV/AIDS thanks to your efforts, and the comfort and aid you will provide to those poor people who are already living with the virus.Contact IFRE today to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS in India!
Other Volunteer Opportunities in India
IFRE arranges many other volunteer programs in India. With us, you can
Help empower women and much more.
Contact IFRE today for more information!
HIV/AIDS Volunteer Programs Worldwide
HIV/AIDS is sadly a global problem with people suffering in countries all over the world. IFRE aims to combat the disease on a worldwide scale and as such offers programs aimed to raise awareness and provide comfort to victims all over the world. Take a look at the list below for some of our most popular HIV/AIDS projects.