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Teaching in Delhi Slum

Are you looking to share your skills and time with disadvantaged children in India? Do you dream of touring India to experience their rich and diverse culture while teaching children? Then this teaching in slum volunteer project is tailor-made just for you.

India is a stunning country with vast diverse culture, religions and languages. Its landscape is astounding from snow peaks of Himalaya, to tropical sandy beaches and big jungles best known for wildlife safaris.

Sadly, for many children in India, school is simply not an option. It is estimated that there are more than 11 million marginalized and vulnerable children living in slums and extremely poor areas in India. Many of these children work in the streets with their parents selling goods, foraging and performing to make a living.

Many organizations in India are working to help educate and teach these children. These organizations lack resources and manpower to help slum children. And they urgently need your help in providing the children within these communities access to basic education along with new opportunities that they would otherwise been deprived of.

When you join thisslum teaching project in India, you will gain incomparable life experience while making a difference in the life of children. Additionally, you will be fulfilled and content knowing that you are making real positive changes in the society.

Become a volunteer teaching in slums in India for an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. If you want to make a positive and impact the world, contact IFRE today about this worthwhile opportunity.

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Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact

As a volunteer in India teaching in the slums, you will work in schools in the slums, consisting of both boys and girls from 5 to 14 years. The approximate class size is about 30 students andyou willbe asked to teach according to their capacities. Along with English lessons, you may teach other skills like math and art.

You will teach English following the official Indian curriculum or may be asked by school authorities to develop your own projects to help students learn English. Additionally, you will take classes independently, with limited teacher support and requires you to plan your lessons to ensure classroom activities actively engage the children for the duration of the lesson.

It is important to try to improve their conservation skills with questions and answers seasons and generally discussion about things happening in Delhi and the world.

Volunteering teaching English in slums in India is a very meaningful project. You will make a difference by greatly improving the quality of life for children and local teachers. Children are the future, and by helping them prosper you are helping to build a better life for the whole country.

Skills and Qualifications:

No specific qualifications or skills are needed to join our volunteer teaching in slums in India project beyond a fluency in English. You should have a love for teaching children living in impoverished communities in addition to being enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient. You will also be required to be positive role models for students. Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.

When you are volunteering in India program, your days will be fun, exciting and memorable. There will be so many opportunities to learn and share something new everyday. Each day you will be teaching and supporting children from the slums learn English as a native speaker.

We work with several schools in the slums ofIndia and each has its own needs, programs and tasks.There is no fixed schedule, as each day will bring you a new, fun and fulfilling experience. You should be prepared to give a helping hand at all times in a wide range of tasks and activities.

First Day: On your first day of volunteering in India slum project, you will be accompanied to the school by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff and the children you will be working with. During the day you will learn more about country, safety, project, rules and regulations of the project.

Weekdays: Your work begins on the second day of the project, and atypical weekday will be as follows:

7.00 to 7.30 AM: You will share a delicious local Indian breakfast with your host family.

7.45 AM: After the lovely breakfast you will set out for a fun-filled day at the school. Here you will spend time teaching the children and supporting local staff as well as creating fun activities for the kids.

12.00 PM: Around noon you will break for lunch, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff and the kids.

3.00 PM: You typically finish your work around this time, and you are free to return to your host family, or head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.

Teaching in Delhi Slum: Program Dates and Fees

Our 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 directly to 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.

Program Dates

IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

Volunteer Program Fees (US$)

Duration Delhi Slum Teaching Projects
  1 Week   $250
  2 Weeks   $300
  3 Weeks   $400
  4 Weeks   $500
  5 Weeks   $600
  6 Weeks   $700
  7 Weeks   $800
  8 Weeks   $900
  9 Weeks   $1,000
  10 Weeks   $1,100
  11 Weeks   $1,200
  12 Weeks   $1,300

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »

How your fee is allocated?

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:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

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Accommodation and Meal

During your time volunteering in India a local family will accommodate you. They will provide you with comfortable home with modern facilities including running water, electricity, and a western-style toilet. You will receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of traditional delicious Indian cuisine. All our host families have extensive experience hosting volunteers and do their utmost to ensure that their home feels safe and welcoming to you as well as provide you with plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in their culture.

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Free Time and Weekends:

While volunteering in India, you will only work for 4-5 hours a day from Monday to Friday, leaving you plenty of time and opportunity to tour the surrounding communities and attractions. Additionally, you’ll have Saturday and Sunday to travel around the country and go on longer tours and excursions.

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Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our first priority. IFRE ensures the safety of all volunteers by carefully vetting host families, keeping them connected with in-country coordinators and local field staff.

Additionally, IFRE provides in-country support to volunteers throughout their stay. This begins from the time you arrive at the airport and includes a detailed orientation, and through your host family.

Your in-country coordinator will be available for any help, should you need help with anything you need.

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Teaching in Delhi Slum: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You must fly into Indira Gandi International Airport in order to work on our Teach in slums volunteer project in India. We recommend for you to arrive in India one day before the start date of your volunteer project, as it gives you time to rest and prepare.

Our local representative will be waiting for you at the airport. In case you miss your flight, or the flight gets cancelled, kindly inform us immediately. However, keep in mind that we do not offer airport drop-off service, but our in-country coordinator will be more than happy to assist you in making necessary transportation arrangements.


A tourist visa is required for a volunteer trip to India. You should apply for a tourist visa at the official embassy or consulate of India in your home country. It is advisable to apply for a visa one month before your scheduled flight to India because the process is lengthy.

There is a visa on arrival service at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for citizens of 75 different countries which includes the US, Canada and Australia. You can apply for visa-on-arrival at the international airport with your passport and a couple of photos.

Tourist visas normally lasts for 60 days in total after its date of issuance. So, you will need to extend your visa if you intend to continue working on our teaching volunteer projects in India. For that, you need to visit the office of Immigration Department in New Delhi.

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Oral polio, Typhoid, Adult diphtheria, Japanese encephalitis, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Yellow fever (YF), and Varicella are the recommended vaccines for a volunteer trip to India.

Check out this website for more information about these vaccinations.

For further readings:
Volunteer Health and Safety
Safety tips for your volunteer abroad trip

Why volunteer in India teaching English to kids from the slums?

Teaching English as a volunteer in the slums of India is a rewarding experience that allows you to gain hands-on experience while making a difference as you travel in a fascinating part of the world.

Experience a new culture

India has a fascinating culture, and you will be able to immerse yourself in it. While teaching in the slums of India, you’ll meet and connect with your students, and experience daily life in India up close and personal by living with your welcoming host family.

Gain Hands-On Teaching Experience

Teaching in the slums of India will give you amazing experience teaching in the classroom as you are challenged by an unfamiliar environment.

Help children living in the slums

Children living in the slums of India would not be able to learn the vital skill of English without you. This will open up many opportunities for them in the future and give them the means to break the cycle of poverty that they are in.

Travel for a purpose

Rather than traveling just for yourself, you will get to travel while committing yourself to a great and important purpose.

Contact IFRE and learn more about our slums teaching program in India!

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available inIndia

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing volunteer programs in India such as

Medical work,

Orphanage work,

Teaching English,

Empowering women,

Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and much more.

For more information on our exciting programs in India, contact us today.

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