Volunteer with Children in India

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Volunteer with Children in India

from £850
Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: India
Discover the colourful culture of India when you volunteer alongside local teachers supporting disadvantaged children in the Southern state of Kerala.

Volunteer with Children in India

Your work will support a local care centre as well as low income families by assisting with their educational needs and providing care. Explore the stunning local landscapes, try kayaking or cruise along the breath-taking backwaters in your free time.


Volunteer alongside local teachers supporting disadvantaged children in the Southern state of Kerala, famed for its tropical greenery and beautiful backwaters. On arrival, volunteers will be given an orientation around the beautiful city of Kochi. Your living arrangements will be in a share-house in the heart of the local community of Fort Kochi, where you can experience the rich culture of India.

You will work in schools which support low-income families and a local care centre. Due to the high level of demand classes can be very crowded making it difficult for teachers to provide the necessary level of support to students. Your support will ensure that their needs are met helping to improve attendance and grades, making a valuable contribution in the school.

Highlights Include

Learning new skills in caring for and teaching underprivileged children, experiencing a new culture through its local people, local cooking lessons, and a traditional Kathakali dance performance, and exploring the amazing local environment. Support our local henna artist and immerse yourself in the Indian culture. Nearby highlights that some volunteers choose to experience include staying overnight on a houseboat and cruising along the enchanting backwaters, kayaking along the river and cycling through villages, relaxing on the gorgeous beaches, language classes, or indulging in a traditional Ayurvedic massage.


“The free time so far has given us little snapshots into life in Fort Cochin. From the small colourful cafes where I tried musumbi juice (delicious) to drinking coconut water out of a coconut next to the Chinese fishing nets, everything I’ve done has just made me want to explore as much as I can as soon as I can! Last night we had big plans to watch a Bollywood movie so John and Rodhi surprised us with a projector up on the roof with candles, fairy lights, rugs and cushions. It was so relaxing and the film was brilliant…until the power cut. Welcome to India!”

- Alexandra Jolly, (United Kingdom)

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Price details:

from £850


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Pre-departure support and discounted services
24-hour emergency phone
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
Long term experienced staff
Welcome meeting
Location orientation
All necessary project training by experienced staff
All necessary project equipment and materials
24-hour in-country support
Alumni discount - 20% off if booking at the same hub within 3 months, 15% off if booking at a different hub within 3 months and 10% off thereafter
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
Local cooking lessons
A traditional Kathakali dance performance
Project equipment
Internal transportation - related to project work

Not included

Medical and travel insurance
Visa costs
Personal kit
Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
International and domestic airport taxes

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