We've run some amazing projects in India over the years, but in 2016 we're shifting focus to Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Our programs in India are closed until further notice.

Come and join one of our established projects in Sri Lanka or Nepal.

If you've got your heart set on India, get in touch and we'll let you know when we're accepting volunteers again.

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Building in India for Teens

UPDATE: India Programs Closed in 2016

Overview
Project Info
  • Placement location: A village outside Jaipur
  • Types of placements: Care Centers
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Jaipur (JAI) or Delhi (DEL) for an extra fee
  • Local Languages: Hindi

The Building in India High School Special is ideal for teenagers who want to contribute to disadvantaged communities abroad and see the physical results of their efforts directly. You do not need to have any construction experience to volunteer on this project.

A care center in India gets a fresh coat of paint from a High School Special volunteer.

In India, you will work alongside a local NGO in a village just outside of Jaipur. You will play a vital role in the community by helping to construct desperately needed infrastructure such as toilet blocks or a community center, using traditional building methods. You will find yourself getting involved in a variety of activities including digging foundations, mixing and pouring cement, building a roof, or putting the finishing coat of paint on the completed building. You will also have the chance to take part in community activities in the afternoon.

During your time abroad, you will live with a local host family. They will teach you all about Indian culture and local traditions.

Some evenings are set aside for cultural or leisure activities organized by our local staff. On the weekend you will get to experience more of India’s culture by visiting some of the most interesting spots in Northern India including the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and the captivating pink city of Jaipur.

What are High School Specials? Community Service Credit

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