Most Affordable & Impactful Volunteer Programs in India from $250

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IVHQ Delhi
IVHQ Delhi
Slum clinic, Faridabad
Slum clinic, Faridabad
Stumbled upon a dance party one day.
Stumbled upon a dance party one day.
The view from this temple took my breath away.
The view from this temple took my breath away.
The kite boys brightened my day on walks to the orphanage.
The kite boys brightened my day on walks to the orphanage.
A monkey hangin' out
A monkey hangin' out
coconut water!
coconut water!
A temple nestled in the hills.
A temple nestled in the hills.

About

Trusted by 100,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's most popular volunteer programs in India and 50+ destinations around the world.

You can choose from 4 volunteer project options: Childcare, Health, Slum Teaching or Teaching and give back for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Your Program Fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in local homestay or volunteer house with like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so even before you even, you’ll receive outstanding service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure training.

If you thrive on fast-paced city life, an abundance of opportunities to grow, exciting experiences at every turn and authentic interactions with local people, volunteering in Delhi is for you.

Highlights
  • IVHQ’s India - Delhi program is available year-round, starting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Highly affordable program fees from $250 - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top rated programs
  • You’ll be joining between 20 and 40 other IVHQ volunteers who start in India - Delhi each month
  • You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer experts, and joining a network of 100,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs

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The aim of this project is to provide assistance to childcare centers in India which are often at full capacity due to the high incidences of poverty and illness. These centers are​​ often overcrowded and under resourced with a high demand for volunteer assistance​.

This project is well suited to caring and enthusiastic volunteers, who have an interest in working with children aged 4-8 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Volunteers on the Health project work in either local hospitals or slum clinics, shadowing well-respected physicians who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise, while offering a valuable insight into the healthcare system of one of the world’s fastest growing countries.

Volunteers on the Slum Clinic placement will have the opportunity to perform more hands-on tasks such as treating minor injuries as well as cleaning and bandaging wounds.

For many children in India, school is simply not an option. It is estimated that there are more than 11 million marginalized and vulnerable street children in India. Many of these children work in the streets with their parents selling goods, foraging and performing to make a living. Volunteers on this project play an important role in providing the children within these communities access to basic education along with new opportunities that they would otherwise been deprived of.

Questions & Answers

Nope! When I was in India, our orientation group had volunteers of various ages!
It all depends how long you are staying for, while volunteering you do get meals with the families you stay with but some may not like the food and want to eat out, generally India is one of the cheapest places you can visit, if you are purely just going to volunteer and don't intend doing any other activities which is doubtful in India then you won't need much at all, if you are the type to live...
I took a look and you can find the price breakdown for both programs in India below. Hope that helps!

Reviews

97%
based on 93 reviews
  • Impact 9.4
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.6
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
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Vignesh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A month in India

It's hard to describe, or even put into words; my time in India. India was my second volunteer trip with IVHQ, previous one being; Zambia, Africa. With a new country came new challenges, environment and experiences. My previous trip in Zambia, I was volunteering in the Construction Project; helping build a school. For India, I decided to do teaching. Helping teach English in a lower income school, as well as a preschool. It was a rewarding, yet challenging experience. Having to draw on completely different skills and tools to achieve our desired outcome. Volunteers were given a healthy amount of support and guidance from the local team. Volunteers also had transport provided to their placements as part of their fees, which was delightful. Compared to Zambia, volunteers had to arrange their own transport to their placement, many renting bikes from the volunteer house to travel to their schools, or taking taxis. IVHQ are good at what they do. Well structured programs with plenty of support and guidance from the local team. Each volunteer is adequately introduced to their new environments during orientation. Given adequate information to dive into their new surroundings and placements, building a strong base, which they can develop on as they continue forward. The accommodation in India was quite different to accommodation in Zambia, with volunteers staying in apartment building. There were three apartments on one level, with multiple rooms. Each room contained 3 beds as well as a balcony area. This layout was wonderful in a social sense, it made it very easy to talk to everyone and socialize. All volunteers ate upstairs in the volunteer kitchen and dinning area. The atmosphere would always be wonderful during dinner time, giving you a chance to talk to all your peers.
Social life at the volunteer house was also amazing. Everyone had an insatiable thirst for exploring. During the week, we would travel to Delhi and explore the bustling city, but during the weekend. Many volunteers would leave Faridabad and complete the golden Triangle. Which consisted of cities such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Rishikesh and Agra.
The moments and bonds you develop from volunteering are hard to compare to anything else. Traveling as a Volunteer, you get the opportunity to travel and experience a country in a way you never would as simply a tourist. Meeting people, you normally wouldn't meet, and getting to know them on a personal and intimate level. Being surrounded with like minded individuals, really enhances any trip. Sadly, this year I've chosen to take a hiatus from Volunteering to focus on my studies. However, next year. I plan to travel again as a volunteer, and without a doubt. I will be choosing IVHQ, to do so. Being a proud Kiwi, it's amazing to see, how a company from little old New Zealand, is making a difference in the world, and connecting people from around the world, that normally would never cross paths. I have made some unforgettable memories from my trips abroad, and more so, unbreakable bonds. I have met people that how not only changed my life, but opened doors to new possibilities and outcomes, that would have not occurred, if I had not met them. These people are now family, and have changed my life in many glorious ways.
Volunteering will change your whole outlook on life. It will open your eyes, to a world you never knew existed. It will challenge you in ways, you had never been challenged before. Some days, you will struggle. You may miss home. You may miss your friends and family. But once, all is said and done. You will not regret a single moment. You will grow and mature at a rate, you can only achieve through something like volunteering. Being thrown into the deep end. In a crazy new environment; you adapt.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't think about. Don't hesitate. Jump in head first and enjoy the ride. A country like India, will open your eyes to the injustice of the world, but it will also open your eyes to the beauty of life. We live in a world of excess, flooded with first world problems. It shows you, what's important in life. How thousands of people are getting by just fine, happy and content, with what they have. Compared to us, it's not much, but for them. It's plenty. Go with an open mind, and experience everything to the fullest. Destroy all preconceived notions the moment you step off that plane.
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Liam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience with IVHQ

I had an amazing experience volunteering with IVHQ in the Delhi slum clinic. I was at the clinic for 2 weeks and wish that I had have planned to stay for longer. The slum clinic is a very hands on experience. The IVHQ team worked as a sort of triage to manage the high volume of people who visit for the doctor. We mainly delt with individuals who were low income and relied on the free clinic to manage CVD, diabetes, and chronic pain. We therefore conducted a lot of blood pressure and sugar checks. We also met a lot of people dealing with rashes and fungal infections during the hotter season. This experience also help us to understand what life is like for these individuals. I would highly recommend volunteering with IVHQ. There programs are well established in the community and ensure that volunteers are safe and feel welcome. They were also very flexibale and ensure that any dietary restrictions or other accommodations are met.

What would you improve about this program?
If there was more organization at the slum clinic the people who visited could have been much more effectively managed. Many of the people who go to the clinic are there weekly however the new volunteers are not informed of this or their history prior.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Liam, thanks for your review! It was great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the program and it sounds like you had an awesome experience. Your review provides a great insight of what future volunteers can expect from the program. We would love to have you volunteer with IVHQ again in the furture! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager

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Angela
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ India Health Volunteer

Overall, great experience. You really got to submerge in the culture. Wasn't the most organized when I got there, but definitely a unique once in a lifetime experience! Recommend if you're trying to travel and volunteer on a budget. Definitely affordable! Traveling on the weekends is amazing and they're very helpful with that in terms of tips to stay safe and best ways to get around. Great place to meet people from all over the world. # weeks was plenty of time for me. I am a nursing student and did the health project. It was amazing to see a completely different culture and how they practice medicine as well as getting exposure to different patient cases and learning from it all. This was definitely a great trip to remember as well as to grow and learn from.

What would you improve about this program?
better organization of the volunteer sites is needed
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Angela, thanks for your feedback! It is great to hear that you had a real cultural and unique experience in India! We would love to have you volunteer with IVHQ again in the future! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Jessica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My dream trip

Without a doubt, the best experience of my life so far. Not only you have the opportunity to help children and families from vulnerable areas, but also you know people from all over the world who share that same energy as you. I could tell you my adventures, but why not experience yours? Volunteering is something that all people should do at least once in life because it teaches us very valuable things such as respect and the acceptance of multiculturalism.
The program offers you the opportunity to help and meet wonderful people and also travel to learn more about the country. for this simple reason I recommend it and I hope to repeat the experience in another country in the future.
Thank you India and IVHQ for all the unforgettable moments in my mind!

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the activities that are done with the children in the school. I think it needs a bit more planning
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Jessica, thanks for your review! It was great to read about your experience and it sounds like you had an awesome time in India! Thanks for recommending IVHQ to future volunteers and we would love to have you join us again! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Becki
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing adventures

My experience in India with IVHQ surpassed my highest expectations! The support we received all the way through the process and the staff in country were all extremely helpful and encouraging. The program itself was laden with challenges, as we expected when encountering a foreign country without language skills. But every difficulty was an opportunity to learn about other cultures, ourselves, and the beautiful people to be found in every corner of the globe.
I did slum teaching and was blown away by the students! There were so many surprises around every corner. The kids wanted to learn and be loved and encouraged which was very different from my experience teaching in the states. The people were all so warm and hospitable everywhere we went. Our teaching assignment ended early enough in the afternoons that we were able to hop the metro and explore most days and then take longer excursions on the weekends. The living arrangements at the hostel were as expected and the food was very good. Overall, I cannot recommended the experience higher! I’m already planning my next IVHQ adventure!!

What was your funniest moment?
The first morning on assignment was pouring rain (our host said he’s lived there for 17 years and had never encountered rain like that during the dry season)...... and we had to walk a bit to get to our placement. Gratefully we had raincoats.... not all the teachers had planned ahead. When we got to the school some of the teachers were soaked to the bone and all our shoes were trashed with mud. But the kids were so happy to see us and we had so much fun that we soon forgot the treacherous traveling. Shortly into the morning the power began flickering and the lights kept going on and off. The room was very dark and it threw us off a lot. But we started using our phone flashilights for light in order to keep teaching. By the end of the month we kept our phones close because we realized if it wasn’t rain making the power go off, it was the monkeys climbing on the lines... or any manner of other obstacle. But the phones worked great. And the one thing we learned that helped us the most was to have fun and go with the flow. The kids are used to challenges so if we didn’t let it bother us then they didn’t even notice. Flexibility, curiosity and creativity are the best things you can bring with you! Aside from a rain coat and phone...
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Becki, thanks for your review it is awesome to hear that you enjoyed your experience in India! Thanks for being a great volunteer and we would love to have you volunteer with IVHQ again in the future! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager.

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Johana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best decision of my life

I’m Johana, an 18-year-old from Peru. I had the opportunity to volunteer on the Teaching English program in India- Delhi as a solo traveller and was the best decision of my life! My experience was wonderful. I had the chance to meet incredible people from all over the world that showed me I wasn’t alone. We had lots of memories that I can’t even count with my fingers, and every one of those memories helped us grow and mature as people. Also, the staff was so lovely and dedicated, I never felt lost or afraid because they were always there to support me.
On the other hand, Teaching was the challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life but with the children’s constant smiles and desire to learn, it encouraged me to apply my creativity. I came to India to teach but I finished learning more from the people I met.
Thank you IVHQ for giving the chance to have a life changing experience.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Future travelers be prepared for EVERYTHING. India is the place where the unexpected is common.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Johana, thanks for your review about your time volunteering in India - this will be really helpful for future volunteers considering the Delhi program! It sounds like you had an incredible experience and we would love to have you volunteer with IVHQ again in the future! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager

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Ahmad Muslim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Child Care Program

I am delighted to e my review for IVHQ Delhi, India. I found IVHQ India one of the best in all my comparison rates and among other volunteering programs I did before and I searched and experienced.

I feel happy writing my personal review about IVHQ India. I found IVHQ one of the most affordable platform and one of the best till now. The IVHQ team and its program at Delhi have been the best from the first day of my volunteering work till the end. The Food they provide is outstanding, the accommodation was very good, the facility was outstanding, and the community program there in IVHQ Delhi India is structured so well and professionally that one not only do his/her best volunteering work, but also the best experience he/she can get from. I am sometimes speechless to praise Mr. Ananta Kumar the Head of IVHQ Delhi India, Ms. Soumita Halder the kindest person, Mr. Pawan, Mr. Ragu the Cook, who are such a nice and kind team for all volunteers.

I wish everyone join IVHQ, specially IVHQ who wish to do volunteering work in India, I prefer they should choose IVHQ Delhi India since I heartily say the program and team there are second to none.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Some volunteers did not know how to use Uber and Delhi Metro. Herby, I prefer them to use the Delhi Metro which is the most affordable transport system in Delhi.
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Kierynn
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Delhi Slum Teaching

This was my first oversea volunteer trip and IVHQ exceeded my expectations. The pre-trip programme is laid out with every detail in mind, it's extremely helpful. While I was there I experienced things I couldn't even dream of and at all times IVHQ provided us with support. The add-on tour at the beginning of the programme was incredibly helpful for getting to know everyone, getting acquainted with the new unfamiliar country you're in and also getting to know the member of the IVHQ team. Overall it was a very professional programme that gave you a great mix of country experience and helping the locals. I would love to see them go further with how in depth the helping aspect of the programme could be. I'm constantly recommending IVHQ to my friend and others who ask me who they should volunteer through.

What would you improve about this program?
There isn't much I can fault with this programme. The location of the hostel could be in a more accessible area
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Kierynn, thanks for your review and recommending the program to future volunteers! Your insight about your time on the program is very valuable for future IVHQ volunteers. It sounds like you had an incredible experience in India and truly immersed yourself in the culture! Thanks for being a great IVHQ volunteer and we would love to have you join us again! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager.

Nathan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ India

My experience with IVHQ was absolutely amazing - never before had I gone on a trip like this and I can definitely say that I am looking forward to doing many more. It's a fantastic way to make a contribution while still travelling the world.

The IVHQ staff were so friendly and more than helpful whenever help was needed. I was lucky enough to be accommodated in a homestay for the first week of my trip, which was a great way to learn about the Indian culture and has really opened my eyes to the very different way of life that exists there. I also found that despite being far away from the centre of New Delhi, the suburban setting really forced me to see and experience what India is really like with such remarkable authenticity. There is no doubt that I learnt more about India than I could have if I had chosen to stay in a hostel or hotel - and the experience was that much more rewarding. Through IVHQ, all the meals were provided and they were all so delicious - I tried dishes that I never would've tried back home.

The project itself was amazing and some of my most fond memories India are from the health clinic and from the schools that I went to. For me, this trip really solidified my passion to pursue a career in medicine and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to assist in the way that I could. Even though I know I wasn't able to make a massive difference, there was still something special about knowing that I had made even made the slightest contribution to the health crisis in India - and this is something I will remember for a long time.

In addition to the program, India was a beautiful country to visit and combining travel with volunteer work was such a great mix. All in all, I 100% recommend IVHQ as anyones volunteer program. The friendships I made and the experiences we shared are indescribable.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Nathan, thanks for your review and recommending the program to future volunteers! It sounds like you had an incredible experience in India and truly immersed yourself in the culture! Thanks for being a great IVHQ volunteer and we would love to have you back in the future! Samantha - IVHQ Program Manager

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Kathryn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Delhi has my heart

I really feel like this program is a great way to show love through service and also participate in essential tasks in each country. I was in Faridabad in India and in the mornings on placement we learned so much. Then in the afternoons and on weekends we were free to explore. This program offered all of the safety of a home base and all of the freedom of solo travel. While in Delhi we visited the Devi temple, lotus temple, Geeta mandir, jampath market, Gurgaon, the Taj Mahal, old Faridabad market, sector 15, we went to a cinema, and all kinds of other fun things along the way. All this was done in only 1 week! The girls who stayed longer even went to Rishikesh and Jaipur! Delhi captures my heart. I told Soumita, our volunteer coordinator, I would graduate from medical school, learn Hindi and then come back and I mean it!

What would you improve about this program?
Everything was perfect. And it’s the most affordable overseas volunteering program I’ve seen.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Kathryn, thanks for sharing your insight about your time volunteering in India! I agree that Delhi can capture your heart and it sounds like you had an unforgettable experience. Thank you for volunteering with IVHQ and we would love to have you join us again! ^Samantha - IVHQ India Program Manager

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Michael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in India

I had an absolutely incredible time teaching English with the IVHQ program in New Delhi, India. Before even leaving for India, IVHQ provided an informative and useful pre-departure guide, furthermore IVHQ staff readily made themselves available should I have any questions or concerns. Upon arriving in India, I was immediately greeted by staff and fellow volunteers. The initial culture shock of India was somewhat overwhelming, but my host family and IVHQ staff did a superb job of trying to make me feel at home, while providing me with useful information regarding the cultural difference between the US and India.

As mentioned above, I taught for 3 weeks at a school in the slums. Previous volunteers had left notes and materials for activities that were successful in their classroom, which helped make my first few days drastically easier. IVHQ staff also routinely checked in at the school to ensure that I was doing alright. Throughout those 3 weeks I fell in love with my compassionate, caring students; and my only regret is that I didn't volunteer for longer. Additionally, the food IVHQ provided was AMAZING! I would catch myself consistently going back for seconds and thirds. Traveling to a foreign country is always a little unsettling, but IVHQ does a tremendous job of preparing volunteers before departure and then providing continued support throughout the program. I'd highly recommend volunteering with IVHQ for anyone that wants to travel throughout the world at an affordable rate.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Michael, thanks for taking the time to share your experience, it sounds like you had an amazing time in India! I agree it can be quite a culture shock when you first arrive, however as you mentioned you soon fall in love with the culture and the amazing food!!! Thanks for recommending IVHQ and your insight will be very helpful for future volunteers! We would love to have you volunteer with us again! ^Samantha - IVHQ India Program Manager

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Alice
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ Delhi

I volunteered in New Delhi, India in a Slum School placement from February 17th for 3 weeks. My experience in India with IVHQ was brilliant, from the moment I registered to my flight home. The admin staff answered all questions and concerns that I had while applying very promptly and the website layout was very user friendly. All the information you need including Visa information / specific country information is there in a informal format that was very useful for me. Anything that wasn’t there was answered within 24 hours via email.

The staff in Delhi were also outstanding. They went above and beyond to make all the volunteers feel comfortable attending to our every need. We felt very valued and like part of the family from the get go! They even helped us organise tourist trips over weekends, finding us good price hotels and transport... very helpful when we need a translator! They are clearly passionate and made our experience 100 times better.

Our accommodation was clean and comfortable in spacious apartments... there was 3 to 4 beds to a room but if you require a private room this could be catered for for an extra price. The food was AMAZING. Every day was different and there was plenty of it! All made very fresh and piping hot. Filter water available for free water bottle refills.

Our placement in the slum school was crazy but we eased in rather fast. Our placements were definitely in the most in need areas which made them challenging but all the more rewarding. I will always remember the children I worked with and my amazing experience teaching them. I feel very lucky.

As long as you come with an open mind, ready to work hard and ready to receive a whole lot of love from the kids you will love IVHQ Delhi.

What would you improve about this program?
The only improvement I would suggest is to have a better hand over from old volunteers to new ones. It took quite a while for us to figure out where the children were at with their learning which was a little time wasted. I think if we had a handover we could have got straight into teaching the kids things that would benefit them / at the correct level for them.
Giorgia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ INDIA, New Delhi healthcare program

The program is amazing: you'll get to work in a slum clinic and experience the real India with the opportunity to learn a lot from the local doctors about general medicine and being able to do hands on assesment of the patients.
The host family (Dr. Prabhat's) is amazing and they'll become your new mom and dad.
The weekends will be free, so you'll get the chance to do some sightseeing too.
To help the people in the slum you're more than welcome to bring with you any medications or material that will be extremely useful for the daily practice like gloves, hand sanitizer, betadine, ecc.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Giorgia, Thank for sharing a little of your time on the Medical project in India! It sounds like you had an incredible time and it looks like you were joined by a great group of volunteers. Thanks for your recommendations and we would love to have you join us again in the future!
Sarah - IVHQ India Program Manager

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Leah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Across the World - India

Two weeks I will never forget. I went to India with IVHQ this summer in June. My time there was a beautiful experience. As my first trip abroad and as a relatively new traveler, I was a bit hesitant to fly across the world alone to a country in which I knew no one. My family and friends thought I was crazy to want to go there on my own, but I did not care. I had no idea what to expect when I landed in Delhi, but I had been planning this volunteer trip for over a year by that point, so I was more than ready to go. I had dreamed of seeing the world for as long as I could remember. Dreamed of experiencing different cultures and meeting the diverse people across the world. India's culture intrigued me, so I chose to go there. Once I landed in India and met the other volunteers at the airport, I felt so relieved. I was finally there. After all of the anticipation.

Talking with volunteers from all over the world was so exciting. After orientation, we were taken to our host families and projects. Staying with a host family was one of my favorite parts of the trip. It is a great way to be submerged into a country's culture/lifestyle. Plus, I gained a new family!

Our orphanage on the Childcare project was a small Christian one; there were about 12-15 kids ranging from 8 to 18 years old. The first day the other volunteers and I went to the orphanage, we met the kids and we drew pictures with them, learning their names and where they were from. Over the short span of two weeks, I had grown close to them and I did not want to leave them. I had struggled with the idea of having people come into your life and then parting ways with them too soon. But I will always carry them with me, and hope to see them again some day. Throughout my time in India, I met various people who shaped my soul through their words and actions. I learned a lot from the people I was surrounded by. From my host families to the local staff to the children at the orphanage and in the slums to the people we met in passing, I always felt welcome in their country.

The other volunteers and I got to travel on weekdays after the orphanage and weekends. We had a lot of time to explore, which was so cool! My time in India was an incredible experience overall. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity. India is a complex and intriguing place. The only thing I would change is the duration of my stay - I wish I had stayed longer than 2 weeks! I will definitely be back one day to continue exploring! Thank you, IVHQ, for helping me see the world and showing me all the places I want to go next.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Leah, Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful review! It is lovely to hear that you had an unforgettable time on the program; meeting other volunteers from all over the world, living with a local family, helping at your placement, and exploring "Incredible India" in your spare time. Thanks for joining us and we can't wait to see where you will volunteer next!
Louise - IVHQ India Program Manager

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Diego
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

At first going into my ivhq program I was kinda scared and filled with questions, but at the very moment I arrived to India I knew there was nothing to be scared off. The local ivhq staff greeted us at the airport and was really kind. When being placed in our programs they were really understanding and were really flexible in what we as volunteers wanted and thought fitted us the best. My homestay was also really good, the family was so kind and so welcoming that they made me feel like home. I have no words to describe how amazing the volunteering was, since day 1 y knew this was going to be a life changing experience and I can say it really was, I feel like I really left a part of me with the kids at my slum teaching program but I can as well say I took a part of them that I will for always remember. I have nothing else to say but to give it a go and not be scared, it will truly change you as a person.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Diego, Thanks for sharing. We are so glad to hear that you pushed through your initial nerves to have an amazing volunteering experience in India. It is awesome that you felt supported by the local team and welcomed by your host family. Thanks for encouraging others to give it a go and for being an excellent volunteer!
Louise – IVHQ India Program Manager

Location

Location:
Delhi
Currency:
Indian Rupee
Weather:
Jan-Mar
77 F / 41 F
Apr-Jun
77 F / 68 F
Jul-Sep
113 F / 77 F
Oct-Dec
86 F / 68 F
Airports:
Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Delhi is a metropolitan area in the north of India, and holds the urban district of New Delhi where the nation's capital and three branches of government reside.

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