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India Volunteer and Travel


Help local communities in Jaipur, India

Give back to local Indian communities by empowering women and teaching children the life skills they need to be successful, and break the cycle of poverty.

While also touring the country

Our program includes tours! See the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and see the beautiful holy town of Pushkar by camelback on an overnight safari.

Experience the real culture of India

Not only will you travel around, you can also participate in cultural workshops and get really hands-on experience with the local culture.

Volunteer Placements since 2003

Our trusted partner in India has focused on volunteer projects since 2003, and we're proud to offer the opportunity for a more fulfilling travel adventure to Canadians.

India Volunteer and Travel

  • SWAP's India Volunteer and Travel program combines the best of both worlds; taking in the sights and sounds of India while giving back to the local communities. This 2 week program will include both a volunteer placement in Jaipur as well as 2 weekend excursions; a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, and an overnight camel safari in Pushkar!

    As a volunteer, you'll be participating in a community outreach program that helps the needs of women and children. Volunteering will take about 5 hours per day, with plenty of downtime and opportunities to do cultural workshops, like henna classes, yoga sessions, Bollywood dancing, and Indian cooking classes. Daily volunteer tasks include:

    • Teaching English and math skills to women and children
    • Daycare and assisting with young children
    • Organizing games and sports
    • Community visits to schools to track sustainability, drop-out rate and track enrollment for girls
  • Volunteer Gallery

  • Local Support in India

    Get real support from the local staff during your trip! They have been hosting foreign participants for years and will make your volunteer placement as comfortable as they can.

    • Transfer shuttle from the Delhi airport to your placement
    • Accommodation in an updated volunteer lounge (see below)
    • Authentic Indian meals for the length of the program
    • Local transportation from accommodation to the project
    • An exciting 1-day trip to the world-famous Taj Mahal ("one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage")
    • A weekend excursion on a camel safari and a tour of the holy town of Pushkar

  • Accommodation

    All volunteers are placed in accommodation on location at their placement. The facilities feature all of the modern conveniences like laundry, hot water, free internet, purified water, fridge, dining room, and a recreation lounge. A maximum of 4 participants (same gender) are placed together.

  • SWAP's Support and Resources

    • Support from SWAP staff to arrange and confirm your volunteer placement
    • SWAP's personalized assistance in reviewing and editing the necessary applications forms
    • A pre-departure Go SWAP Kit with information on the project and India
    • On-location staff and managers to help ensure the program runs smoothly
  • Booking the India Volunteer and Travel program

    Registering for SWAP's India Volunteer & Travel is easy! Download the Application Package, read through the information carefully and complete the forms.

    When you have your application ready, BOOK HERE.

Help enhance the education of students in local communities in English, math, and arts and crafts, all while experiencing the cultural richness of India

Program Info

  • Eligibility

    Canadians ages 18+ with a clean criminal background check

  • Registration Timeline

    Please apply a minimum 4 weeks prior to your preferred start date

  • Length of Trip

    2 weeks

  • Start Dates

    The program has set arrival dates, each program beginning on a Monday. The start dates for 2017 are:

    • January 2, 16, 30
    • February 13, 27
    • March 13, 27
    • April 10, 24
    • May 8, 22
    • June 5, 19, 26
    • ALL MONDAYS IN JULY! July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
    • August 7, 14, 28
    • September 11, 25
    • October 9, 23
    • November 6, 20
    • December 4, 18
  • For Only

    SWAP's India Volunteer and Travel program is only $1700 CAD! That includes the 2-week volunteer teaching program, accommodation, authentic Indian meals, cultural activities + trips, and more for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience

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