Teaching Volunteer Program India
Volunteer Teaching Program run for the children which are not able to send in school because of poverty by their parents and also for the kids which lives in rurals, slums, remote and backward areas in India. The power of education cannot be denied by anyone, but there are many children in rural India who are devoid of basic education due to financial constraints. Every year there are many foreign tourists enter to travel India with the purpose of carrying volunteer program in India along with travelling and cultural exchange. They can join the program and contribute a little to this noble cause. With English becoming a global language for communication now, it becomes imperative to teach English to the kids. The teaching volunteer project executed by VWI is one such effort.
With the help of our local team members & NGO’s we have build up Teaching and Day Care centers in rural areas where these children get free daily education and stationery; Presently there are around 80 children benefiting from each of our 5 Teaching Volunteer Program sites in Jaipur, India and we aim towards increasing the number considerably. The children at the program center are in the age group from 5 to 12 years old. Our aim is to build a solid base for children so that they can go confidently for higher education.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Project Fact File
Project Duration: The teaching program will require a minimum stay of 1 week up to 4 months.
Project Fees: $250 + $90 for 1 week; $160 per week thereafter. For more information about our fees please visit Volunteer Program Fees Page.
Project Dates: All year round –Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date.The project runs all through the year and the volunteers are free to choose their own start and finish date.
Requirements: The Volunteering Teaching Program requires no specific qualification. Volunteers must have zeal to impart their learning to the poor and needy kids and contribute a little to make them educated.
Location: Jaipur, India.
Project Activities: The activities of this program will be to teach kids age group 5 to 12 years old Basic English and Mathematics in rural areas, help teachers improve their way of teaching and guide them with new and innovative ways to help children learn faster, improve the basic pronunciation and communication skills, motivating not only children but also their parents to send their kids regularly to class, spreading awareness about basic hygiene among children and their families.
Working Hours: 4-5 hours everyday. (Monday – Friday).
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ), Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
Education is the basis for development of any society. We have taken this initiative to help the children of the villages in Jaipur attain basic Teaching English education. We aim at making education an interesting affair for children by offering several extracurricular activities like drama, sports too along with the basic teaching. The dropout rate in the villages is high due to the bad financial conditions and parents prefer their children to assist them in work rather than sending them to school. The program also strives to decrease the dropout rate by convincing parents to send their children to school. We also offer free books and stationary to children.
Work for Volunteers
The volunteers associated with this program will be entitled to a number of tasks. The schools in the rural & backward areas have teachers appointed but sadly they are not well versed with the English language. Volunteers will be required to not only teach basic English & Mathematics to the children but also help local teachers to improve their skills which will be helpful for them in future. It will also be on the volunteers to organize activities like dance, music, games and painting in the teaching program to create a fun learning environment which will motivate children to be regular to the classes. The focus will have to help children develop their skills. The volunteers can also assist in other subjects like Arts, drawing and science as per their interest.
Past Volunteers have wonderful time with us in the program. Volunteers join this program all over from the world. Most of our volunteers come from U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia & European Countries; if you come from these region you can also ask us our previous volunteers contact addresses. Have a look also at our previous volunteers reviews in GoAbroad and GoOverseas website.
Teaching Project India by VWI will make you work directly in local rural area school centers run by NGO. This project is very rewarding and it fulfills all my interest for the reason i Came India to Volunteer, “ says Eric Turner from U.K our past volunteer.” Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
Skills Required for Program
There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping people who are in need & also like to learn about the culture/life of the people in the country can join the program.
Arrangement of Room, Food & Transportation
VWI makes arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. The accommodation and meals provided at the host family will be basic. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), traditional but very nutritious. The meals serves at the accommodation are the everyday meals which are eaten by the Indian Families. This is how the program has made to make you feel and Live Like a Local. However if you are not able to adjust with the Indian meals or need more nutrition/protein/special diet in your meals you can arrange by your own from the near by local market. Staying with Host family will give you the opportunity to learn about Indian Life, meet the locals, try local food, speak local language and make yourself to immerse in local customs and traditions. The host family members are able to communicate in English and are very friendly with volunteers. There is internet connection facility also available at Host Family. You will have a very good access through computer & by Wi-Fi access. We also arrange transportation facility for volunteers which will everyday pick you to project site and drop to your home when you finish work. You will have everyday auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) ride for Transportation.
You will be required to pay extra direct to the host family for Internet Connection (200 INR weekly) and mineral water bottle (20 INR per bottle)
What you will gain from this project
>– A memorable and satisfying experience by teaching poor children.
>– Enhancement of the teaching skills.
>– An opportunity to see rural India closely and be aware of the problems faced and the life of the people living there.
>– Opportunity to spend time in India and have knowledge about the culture,, language and their traditions.
>– You will be a lifetime member of VWI, after the completion of the project.
>– An addition to your CV about working for a good cause.
Volunteer Week Detail
Day of Arrival: Today you will arrive in Jaipur. Our VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination & welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to the Host Family accommodation. We will introduce you to the host family members and we will guide you through the accommodation facilities and the things which are near. You will also be introduce about the project, your everyday working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what to do & dont’s. which can be useful to you throughout your trip & guide you to the facilities which a traveler needs in new place.
Day 2 to working days: Get ready to meet your lovely children which you will be teaching.Our project taxi will come to pick you from your accommodation in Jaipur and bring you at the program site. You will be met also with your program coordinator & local staff which will guide you all about the things at the center, what to do, how to do & make lesson plans for kids at the center.
Weekends: You can enjoy your time on weekend by relaxing or taking a walk round the city. Every weekend we cover Sightseeing Tour’s of the Beautiful Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. We ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay which will also help enrich your knowledge about the State and the city.
After finishing the Volunteering India program you can choose our Add on Tour package to explore India. Volunteers can join to visit Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle Tour, Wildlife Safari in National Park, New Delhi and more while taking part in it.