Care for Children with Learning and Physical Disabilities in Tamil Nadu
from £845 GBP
to £1895 GBP
Work with children with mental, physical or emotional disabilities that are in need of much love and attention. Our care projects are based in the bustling temple town of Madurai in Southern India. This is a challenging yet totally rewarding project and it will be hard not to fall in love with all the beautiful children!!
At the Centre you will probably be working in many different areas, so you should be flexible and adaptable. Some of the areas where you'll be able to assist include:
- Helping with arts and crafts
- Helping with their hand-eye co-ordination skills
- Taking part (or watching!) the daily yoga sessions which help the children with their flexibility
- Helping the children to sew and embroider
- Getting involved with music and dance classes
- Helping the children eat or go to the toilet
- Helping the older children in the garden
- Assisting in the physiotherapy department
- Playing with the children; every day at 3pm is playtime and the children all bundle outside for half and hour of fun! Be prepared to be in great demand at this time!!
Your accommodation could comprise of either staying with a host family or living in a Travellers flat. In either accommodation you may share a room with another Travellers volunteer. The accommodation you’ll be allocated to will depend on which project you’re doing and the number of volunteers there at the same time as you. However, if you have a preference for either a host family or staying in a flat, we will do our best to accommodate you.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference, who want first-hand experience of real Indian culture and who have initiative. You can also learn Tamil while you’re there. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm!
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
”“I’m going to state the obvious and tell you that I’ve had an absolutely amazing time, I don’t want to leave. I’ve loved Anbagam, “Hello, how-are-you-fine!” and Faisel’s Yorkshire ‘Hallooo’ made me feel right at home, Emo boy, cute boy, Jayne’s boy, Nandri boy, downs boy, and all of them. I’ve loved shaking their sticky hands and made to feel really wanted! I’ve loved my evenings & weekends, freezing in the concrete tent in Kodaikanal, catching waves in Pondicherry, candle-lit chats. Loved it all! “
~ by Isabelle Detscharner Vischer
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.