|from $2,495* per person||21 Days||December-March, July-October
Exertion level: 4
|Operator: Global Volunteers
20 people max
You're needed to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Chennai, southern India. Official figures indicate that that there are over 5,000 child laborers in the Chennai area. Once homeless or living in unimaginable poverty, the youth we serve are now preparing for a productive, healthy future. Your help is much needed to teach and stimulate young minds, care for youth of all ages, assist with light construction and renovation to improve educational and living conditions, and provide medical care. Know that your compassion makes all the difference to a struggling child. View a "Day in the Life"documentary produced by some of the students we serve.
You offer the "extra" attention the kids crave and deserve, while also experiencing life in the spiritual land of India -- with its diverse languages, culture, and lifestyles. What's more, your service program fee provides critical funds for the projects to improve the children's living conditions. Never doubt you can make a significant difference in the life of a child! Join us this year on our India Service Program.
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Volunteer Vacation in India
, India Volunteers
, volunteer with children
, orphaned children
, Southern India
, teach English
, Health care, India, Asia
1 testimonial about this trip
Reviewer: Kristen Marx
"I feel blessed to have met such beautiful human beings. It made me really consider how I am living and how my choices affect others."
0 testimonials about the provider, Global Volunteers:
- May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
- Family oriented trip.
India Work Projects
Global Volunteers' unique philosophy of service ensures your work projects help advance the host community's current development vision and goals. Always serving at the invitation and under the direction of host community partners, each Global Volunteers team member works alongside local people, and personally contributes to needed project financing through their service program fee. Our long-term commitment to work in partnership on sustained community development projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of lasting community enhancements.
India Work ProjectsCare for orphaned and abandoned children - The children we care for face several challenges. Many are orphaned, and others come from homes that are simply too poor to care for them. Their needs are great, and you're needed to help in simple ways to improve their lives.Read short letters from four children in our hosts' care.
Teach conversational English to students of all ages English is the business and communicative language in India. Teaching conversational English and other subjects in standard classrooms gives them "leg up" in the competitive world of work.
Assist in construction and labor projects - your help is much needed to paint, tile, do light carpentry and other renovations to improve the living conditions of the children.
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