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Volunteer and Intern in India


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  • Location: Madurai
  • Accommodation: Host families, Shared volunteer accommodation
  • Local languages: Tamil
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Volunteering abroad in India will immerse you in a land of beauty, spirituality and adventure. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering abroad in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer internship, or a career break.

Projects Abroad India has its office in the city of Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu (in the far south). Most of our volunteer work is located in the Madurai area with a few placements in southern Tamil Nadu.

Projects involve Teaching, Care, Building, Medicine & Healthcare, Business, Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care, and Sports.

Volunteer Work and Internships in India

To live in India is to participate in a lifestyle that is unlike anything you’ll experience in the West. The most mundane tasks often become adventures. Everything is colorful and nothing is predictable. Life – especially in urban areas – is truly chaotic. The sights, sounds and smells that greet you in each new place will overwhelm your senses.

India is the world’s seventh largest country but the second most populated, which is particularly evident in its overcrowded cities. However, tribal Indian society remains strong especially in the uplands and woodland areas. Economically, India has taken the positive elements from its colonial past and developed a sound, well-developed infrastructure. Though, the exploding population means that this is often tested beyond capacity.

Volunteer in Madurai, India

The cultural heritage of India dates back over 5000 years. You’ll find fifteen official languages, a diverse array of religions and spiritual practices, a wide variety of performing arts, colorful festivals almost every day of the year, and tradition and variety in all aspects of life.

Despite India’s colossal size, you will experience a strong sense of community in Madurai. You’ll be treated as an exciting addition to any family or school that you join for your placement.

Volunteer Vacations and Voluntourism in India

From the towering Himalayas that mark India’s northern borderlands through to its plains, deserts and tropical rainforests, this is a country of awe-inspiring ancient temples and colorful tribal villages.

Northern India will allow you to see many of India’s most classic tourist destinations including the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and the captivating pink city of Jaipur. However, South India also offers a gamut of travel possibilities, attractions and activities. Tamil Nadu is an enchanting tropical state from which you can visit the Ghat Mountains and numerous spiritual centers. There are colorful temples, scenic national parks, wildlife reserves, relaxing mountain resorts, and deserted pristine beaches. Kerala, India’s cleanest state is an established tourist destination that retains a sense of peace, offering long sandy beaches and mountain terrain that’s ideal for trekking.

It’s easy to get away from the chaos of city life by retreating to one of the many hill-stations or beautiful beaches, but you can venture even further. Almost every village in India is connected to the rest of the country by a vast fleet of rickety buses, and an elaborate train service. Public transportation ranges from the eccentric to mind-boggling – an orderly line is an alien concept!

Projects for All Ages in India

High School Specials for Teens in India

Projects for professionals available in India

Most recent blogs from India

Sri Lanka - Update

Don’t you worry sunSmile and won’t you runTo love and not to hateThen the impression won’t fade The plane is strolling around the field and I think we are going in circles.Then it stops and stands for a while, holding back, but full of tension.Finally the engines start running and curiously I ...

Travelling update

Hello all! Been a while but now as many of you heard I am now traveling. So this started in Madurai last week. We got an overnight bus to Pondicherry which was very nice- first steak in 4 weeks- fillet for £4 at best restaurant there. Lovely French feel in French quarter and lovely food with little ...

2nd and 3rd week

Hello! (I think an update every few days was a bit optimistic) I have been having a great time. Did the Gandhi and governement museums which were interesting- saw the clothes Gandhi was wearing when he was shot. And saw the palace which was huge- did all this in a cycle rickshaw which was A bit slow ...

First week

Hello all! it has been a great first week. I have got to know the people I am working with in the project and have settled in to my guest house- slowly getting used to the heat- about 38c here!  I have already had some great experiences- an Indian bus at rush hour is crazy as is the traffic. All the ...

Het einde in zicht

Wat was dit weer een week zeg. Het ging ook zo snel. Ik kan het gewoon niet geloven. Over de foto's, ik kan ze jammer genoeg niet op de computer hier zetten, omdat ik mijn Iphone gebruik en ze hebben geen Itunes in de internetcafe. Het wordt dus een grote verassing voor iedereen.;)   Dus, zaterdag ...
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