Volunteer Street Children India
About The Program
The Organization is running a center for the Street children in India which are found on the streets, traffic signals, railway stations and Bus Stands. We have a team of local volunteers which always in search of the children which are kidnapped by the criminal gangs in India, children which are left on roads due to affecting by poverty and also rescued them from child-labor. Street Children are forced to do work like rag-picking, begging, jewelry & stone cutting work and many other domestic tasks they are involved with their parents or by the kidnapping gangs. The criminal gangs in India use street children for child labor by making them addict of drugs. Every month we rescued around 30-40 Street Children with the help of police and local volunteers from gangs. We have build up a center specially for these kids which is known as Bal Basera ( Street Kids Shelter ). All the children in center are living together just like an orphanage house. They are provided with accommodation facility, food, class room for everyday classes, education material and a playing garden. This project is also called as one of our Street Child Rescue Project India. Since 2009 with the help of our Local NGO team we have repatriate around 2500 children to their home. Volunteering in India with Street Children Program can make your involvement in a huge role for the development of these children in India.
Project Fact File
Project Duration: Minimum 1 week stay 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 Availabilities: All year round – Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date.
Requirements: We don’t need any qualification for this project. Volunteers must have lots of love & enthusiasm for the project.
Location: Jaipur, India.
Project Activities: Teach them Basic English & Mathematics, Organize Health Education and AIDS awareness program, help the local health program coordinator for the daily check-up of children, Organize fun games for them that involve drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational activities.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 4 hours per day.
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.
Work for Volunteers
The work assigned to volunteers in this program to be engage with the local staff in teacing basic English & mathematics, health awareness and personality development program. Personality development includes talking about having a positive attitude towards life, self-esteem, manners, speaking and behaving in public etc. Along with education classes volunteers can also be involved in the extracurricular activities for children like art & craft work, drawing, painting, music/dance. The Center also has a garden where children go and play. Sports and games have also been organized by volunteers in order to develop their physical stamina; all these are very helpful in making their life better and in rehabilitating them.
Note :- This project is involved in the rescue of the children in India for child labor or kidnapped may be while you are working the number of attendance of children can increase or decrease as our rescue operation works 24×7.
Mission of the project
Our mission is to provide the best care and protection for these street children to preserve and protect their childhood rights. To bring them back into society by providing them with their basic necessities for life.
Employees in the Project
We run this project with our partner NGO which has local volunteers who take care of these children. One of our program coordinator will always be there at the project site to assist the foreign volunteers. Local volunteers are not good in English so the coordinator helps foreign volunteers in all stages.
We expect volunteers to not act as if they are here as tourists, they must do the work they are here to do. They need to understand that they come for work and need to live like the people here live, respect the culture and get involved with all that is happening in India.
Skills Required for Program
There is no specific skill requirement to join the street children volunteer project. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping kids 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)
Shopping and supplies
There are many shops near the accommodation where volunteers can go and buy stuff for their requirements. The accommodation facility in the main city area of Jaipur so it’s easy to buy anything as shops are in walking distance. If a volunteer wants to go in Branded Shopping mall they need to take a Taxi ( Tuk- Tuk ). When our taxi driver is not taking them to the project site, he can be hired by volunteers to take them to the Branded Shopping mall, but they have to pay him.
What you will gain from this project
>A memorable working hours in slum area for the development of children.
>An enormous satisfaction from inside as you worked who have your needs.
>An unforgettable memory by spending time in India.
>Opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions.
>An entry in your CV as you have worked in under-developed country that will boost your profile in job market.
>Life time member with VWI after completion of your project.
Volunteer Week Detail
Day 1: 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 : You will be transfer to your project site. Your work will covered there every day by Teach them Basic English & Mathematics, Organize Health Education and AIDS awareness program, help the local health program coordinator for the daily check-up of children, Organize fun games for them that involve drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational activities. Volunteers’ working days will be for 5 days per week Monday to Friday.
Weekends: The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy Pinkcity. Every weekend we cover sightseeing 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. However there are several other side trips that you can join which will greatly enhance your experience of Desert Place in Rajasthan, India.