Theater Volunteer India
Do you like helping amateur children & young people in acting, drama and play movie roles in theater? Then you are in right place. VWI offers you to take part in the Theater Volunteering in Pink city. The aim of this project is for our volunteers to offer support in the theater program. This program was created to offer guidance and organize theater plays, with the help of volunteers, in schools and in other places where VWI is running its projects. The program is being held every month and the volunteers have the opportunity to organize their own theater project with children during their stay here. Volunteers can work in local school from Jaipur, can work to develop a theater program with children living in rural areas and children in orphanages.
Work for Volunteers
You will be giving training to help children for their local performance such as teaching theater, to improve focus, making the set, design them, music selection, making the masks and organize the program when it will be held in a theater. We don’t need an expert actor, director or an artist we just want for our volunteer to offer love to children, to make them good theater actors and to help the ones that are talented but they are shy or just not able to bring it out. There is a lack of theater education in the city. We expect the volunteers to offer good help and to be good teachers. Volunteers can also work in the children in rural areas, so they can arrange to put in play a drama with them. This helps build confidence for them and makes them be more united and see the future with more hope and joy. Also, volunteers can put in play dramas with the kids from the orphanages that the organization works with. The children in orphanages are always eager to learn new things and this shows them the fun part of life, at the end of the day children fall asleep with a smile on their faces because their talents get to be discovered and enhanced while having fun. Volunteers can choose where to develop the theater program; whether it’s in a local school, an orphanage or in the women empowerment program, it will be very rewarding to see a project complete.
Skills Required for Program
There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. The volunteers who have love and passion for the children who need their help to make performance on stage & like to learn about the culture/life 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)
Project Fact File
Project Duration: Minimum 2 weeks stay up to 6 weeks.
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.
Special Dates: Join our program on the above special dates if you are looking to get involved in Indian Festivals in 2016-2017. Holi Festival of Colors – 23 Mar 2016, Teej Festival 5 Aug 2016, Sister’s Festival 18 Aug 2016, Dusshera Festival 11 Oct 2016, Diwali Festival of Lights 30 Oct 2016, Pushkar Camel Fair 8-14 Nov 2016, Camel Festival- Bikaner 10-12 Jan 2017, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2017, Holi Festival of Colors – 13 Mar 2017.
Project Activities: Organize the program, making & design the set, teach children in acting/drama & dance, help teachers in the performance of children & Work on other things which needs to organize the program.
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.
What you will gain from this project
>A memorable working hours by spending time with children as a Theater Artist.
>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: It’s time to bring joy on the faces of the children with some music and drama’s. You will be transfer to your project site. Our program coordinator will be there always with you to arrange things for you. Your work will covered there by Organize the program, making & design the set, teach children in acting/drama & dance, help teachers in the performance of children & Work on other things which needs to organize the program. 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.