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Women Empowerment Volunteer India

Do you want to empower women and young girls to become independent and self-reliant? Would you like to travel to India and volunteer abroad? This women empowerment project with IFRE allows you to do all that and more.

India is a beautiful country that is rich in history and culture. Travelers from all over the world flock here to try the delicious food, marvel at the impressive architecture, and to seek spiritual enlightenment.

Unfortunately, the women of India have historically endured unspeakable discrimination, and many are poor, illiterate, and trapped in abusive and controlling relationships. These women lack the skills and the confidence they need to become self-sufficient and successful.

IFRE’s women empowerment India volunteer program in Delhi aims to change all this by a microfinance programand teaching these women and girls the trade ofmaking handicrafts which they can use to support themselves. We also provide a quality education to the children of these women, further benefitting these struggling families. By joining this effort, you will help break the cycle of abuse and provide a better life for women across India.

Make a difference in the lives of the women of India while on a life changing journey in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Contact IFRE today and learn more about your chance to help the girls and women of India discover their own power!

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Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact

In this project you will have opportunities to teach in local schools and also to work with womenempowerment groups.

You will spend your mornings teaching English in the local school that serves disadvantaged kids, many of whom are the children of the women you will be volunteering to help. Your afternoons will be spent working with girls and women to empower them to improve their situations and become strong, independent individuals who can stand on their own two feet.

While volunteering with women in India, you’ll help the women develop saleable skills like craft-making, knitting, paper bag making, and stitching. You’ll help the girls build their self-esteem and teach them the skills they need to live independently.

Through your help and encouragement, the women will become confident, skilled, and develop great self-esteem. You will empower them to become self-sufficient and escape negative and oppressive situations they might be trapped in.

Skills and Qualifications:

Unlike orphanage or school projects, this women empowermentproject is not a structured project. You really need to be proactive and have a strong desire to help poor women. You also need some kind of skills (like craft making, knitting, paper bag making, and stitching etc.) which will be helpful for them and allow them to generate income.

Volunteers in this India women empowerment project should also have plenty of passion and enthusiasm to share with these poor exploited women and young girls. Creativity is highly valued in our volunteers, and we encourage you to come up with creative ways to inspire and guide the women in the program.

Volunteers are expected to be flexible, kind and patient, as well as be positive role models.

Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.

Volunteering with women empowerment in India is a fun and rewarding experience. By working closely with women and young girls you will get to make a real impact and have great fun doing so as you unleash your creativity for the betterment of others.

You are probably trying to picture what a typical day would be like volunteering with women in India. While your activities and hours worked are going to vary considerably, we’ve put together a sample schedule to help you visualize what you’ll be doing from day to day:

7:30 am – Enjoy a traditional breakfast with your host family.

8:30 am – Head out to your project placement and spend the morning teaching disadvantaged kids!

1:30 pm – Return home for a lunch break, or pack a to-go lunch and bring it to your project site. If you’ll be eating at the project site, bond with fellow volunteers!

2 pm – 4.00 pm – Resume your project work, and spend the afternoon empowering women and young girls.

7 pm – 9.00 pm – Finish your rewarding day with the cultural experience of gathering around the table with your host family for dinner. Try new foods and practice another language!

Dates and Fees for India Women Empowerment Volunteer Project

Program Dates

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.

India Women Empowerment Volunteer Program Fees

Duration Women Empowerment 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

When you volunteer in our India women empowerment project, IFRE takes care of all your housing and food needs for you, so you needn’t worry about a thing. You will be staying with one of our local host families in their safe, comfortable, and clean home. They will provide you with a home away from home and three meals a day, as well as fantastic opportunities to immerse yourself in their culture and way of life.

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Free Time and Weekend Exploration

There’s nothing more exciting than exploring a new place. While volunteering with women in India, IFRE makes sure you have your weekend and evenings free to do just that! Team up with your fellow volunteers or set off on your own solo adventures! Explore the surrounding area, try new foods, meet new people, and use the weekends to travel!

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Safety and in Country Support

You can rest easy on your volunteer trip abroad knowing that IFRE has your safety in mind at all times. We offer thorough pre-trip guidance, setting you off on the right foot from the very beginning. We carefully vet every single aspect of your trip, arrange secure housing and healthy meals, and offer comprehensive travel insurance to cover you in the event of any issues that might arise.

You’ll also receive the help and support of ourexperienced in-country staff, a dedicated team of humanitarians trying to make the world a better place, one volunteer at a time.

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Women Empowerment Volunteer India: FAQs

IFRE has been offering volunteers safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer experiences in 20 countries around the world since 2006 . We’ve got a lot of knowledge when it comes to the volunteer abroad world, and we’re here to help share it with you.

We figured you had a quite a few questions you were probably asking yourself about traveling with us, so here are some answers for you:

Arrival and Departure

First things first. You’ll need to book your flight into Indira Gandhi International Airport to take part in our volunteer opportunity in India in women’s empowerment. Once you’ve done that, send your itinerary to our helpful in-country coordinator, and they’ll set up your airport pick-up.

We recommend arriving the Sunday before your project starts so you can rest up and be refreshed and ready to volunteer. We’ll have someone waiting for you as soon as you land, and they’ll transfer you safely to your accommodations.

Departure transport is not included in your India women empowerment volunteer project fee, so you’ll need to plan on covering this. Our local project staff will be happy to offer you advice on how to set up a taxi to the airport when you’re done volunteering.


Let’s talk visas. Yes, you’ll need one to travel to India and participate in IFRE’s programs. You’ll need to apply for a tourist visa, but how you do it depends on your situation.

Some nationalities may be eligible to apply on arrival the airport in India, however, we suggest applying ahead of time to avoid any hassles. 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.


Volunteers in India working with disadvantaged women are going to be at a higher risk for contracting communicable diseases than the average traveler. You are going to be working up close with poor women and girls, many who lack access to basic healthcare. Be sure to get vaccinated to protect yourself and them before your volunteer trip to India.

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.

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Safety tips for your volunteer abroad trip

Will I gethands-on experience at thiswomen’sempowerment volunteerproject in India?

Yes, you will work hands-on in all aspects of this project, truly helping to empower these women and girls that need your help to become the powerful, independent, successful individuals they deserve to be. You’ll teach the women’s children, do their handicrafts with them, connect with them, and inspire them to hope and dream and try and better their situation.

What kind of support will I receive while volunteering abroad?

IFRE has an amazing in-country team to help guide you during your volunteer experience, and we offer 24/7 emergency support, tour/travel information and a family atmosphere.

How many hours a day will I work volunteering with women in India?

In total, you will work 5-7 hours a day. During the time of festivals and hot summers, the duration may be decreased to 3-5 hours a day. The rest of your day will be free to experience India and learn about this fascinating country!

Is the Women’s Empowerment project available year-round? When will it close and for how long?

Yes, the opportunity to volunteer with women in India is available year-round however; youwill have less work during festivals so should keep this in mind when planning your travels.

Is there any other important information you want to share about this project?

IFRE’s India Women’s Empowerment volunteer project does not have a fixed work schedule, and you will need to be very flexible and come with an open mind.

In order to best help these women realize their own power and develop saleable skills, this project undertakes many programs in the realms of education, job training and health, so expect to get involved in a lot of different things. We encourage volunteers to be creative, proactive, and even develop new programs.

Why volunteer in India in women’s empowerment?

Volunteering in this project is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and take charge of your own volunteering experience by being proactive. This provides you with a great experience as you build the confidence of those you help, and your own as well.

Help improve the lives of oppressedIndian women and girls:

Sadly, most of the women in India are regarded as second-class citizens and are not given the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Not provided with a proper education, most women are illiterate and lack saleable skills to earn money and become self-sufficient. Educate them about their rights, teach them skills like sewing, knitting,etc. and inspire them to become independent, powerful women who can support their families.

Explore a new country and its culture:

Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to experience new traditions and culture. As a regular tourist, you can just manage to scratch the surface. As a residential volunteer, you will work with local staff and locals in need, gaining a much deeper knowledge of India’s language, customs and culture.

Practice empathy and kindness:

Volunteering to help the oppressed women of India requires kindness, compassion, and patience. Try to put yourself in the shoes of these poor women who have always been told they were not good enough and practice cultivating empathy. Devoting yourself to easing the suffering of others helps you grow as a person in profound ways.

Donate your time and skill for a greater cause:

You’ll get the chance to explore the exciting destination of India while you’re on your trip, but you can feel awesome knowing that you are traveling for a greater purpose. Do something meaningful with your vacation and inspire women and girls in India to discover and embrace their own power.

Contact IFRE today to learn more about helping empower women and girls in India!

Other Volunteer Opportunities in India

IFRE offers volunteering opportunities to fit all types of volunteers. You can

Teach English,

Work in an orphanage,

Provide medical care,

Raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and much more.

Contact IFRE today for more information about these exciting opportunities!

Women Empowerment Projects in Other Countries

Women are sadly lacking in opportunities and independence in many countries across the world. To help improve the lives of women globally, IFRE arranges empowerment projects in many different countries. See the list below for some of our most popular projects in this vein:

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