With a population of one billion, India
rivals China as the world’s second largest country.
From the high floating mountains of the Himalayas to the rich
fertile plains of the Punjab, India is a land of extreme contrasts.
Despite the high level of English speaking graduates in India
there is still radical inequality with around 250 million
people live below the poverty line. Teaching English can help
alleviate this poverty. We have placements in Calcutta, Darjeeling,
Jaipur and Santiniketan.
Our volunteer opportunities vary form working in bird sanctuaries
in Japuir, offering health advice and support to street children
in Banglore, craft development among the poor in Santiniketan
or working with Frame of Mind to create social issue films.
:: Volunteer Information for Gap Year
We currently require people to volunteer for animal rescue
work, specifically with PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society).
Volunteers may get scratched and bitten, but if you are planning
a career as a veterinary nurse, surgeon or zookeeper, the
commitment you show on a project like this will undoubtedly
be a string to your bow when applying for a Veterinary course.
Alternatively if you are planning a career in environmental
management and conservation, apply for our Volunteer India
conservation work projects near Jaipur in India, where you
will be replanting the natural vegetation around depleted
areas of the city. Click on the Volunteer India links
to find out more!
:: Volunteer Feedback
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