Volunteering in India with Projects Abroad
- Placement location: Jaipur
- Project lengths: From two weeks
- Accommodation: Host families, Shared volunteer accommodation
- Top places to travel: Agra (Taj Mahal) and Rajasthan
Volunteering abroad in India will immerse you in a land of beauty, spirituality and adventure. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.
Projects involve Teaching, Care, Medicine & Healthcare Projects - including Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Midwifery, Veterinary Medicine and Sports.
Where we are Based in India
Projects Abroad India has its office in Jaipur.
Despite India’s colossal size, you will experience a strong sense of community in Jaipur. You’ll be treated as an exciting addition to any family or school that you join for your placement.
General Information in India
To live in India is to participate in a lifestyle that is unlike anything you’ll experience in the West. The most mundane tasks often become adventures. Everything is colourful, nothing is predictable. Life – especially in urban areas – is truly chaotic. The sights, sounds and smells that greet you in each new place will overwhelm your senses.
India is the world’s seventh largest country but the second-most populated, with this being particularly evident in its overcrowded cities. However, tribal Indian society remains strong, especially in the uplands and woodland areas. Economically, India has taken the positive elements from its colonial past and developed a sound, well-developed infrastructure, although the exploding population means that this is often tested beyond capacity.
The cultural heritage of India dates back over 5000 years. You’ll find fifteen official languages, a diverse array of religions and spiritual practices, a wide variety of performing arts, colourful festivals almost every day of the year, and tradition and variety in all aspects of life.
Travel and Tourism in India
From the towering Himalayas that mark India’s northern borderlands through to its plains, deserts and tropical rainforests, this is a country of awe-inspiring ancient temples and colourful tribal villages.
Northern India will allow you to tick off many of India’s most classic tourist destinations including the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra and the captivating pink city of Jaipur. You could also explore the state of Rajasthan.
Almost every village in India is connected to the rest of the country by a vast fleet of rickety buses, and an elaborate train service. Public transport ranges from the eccentric to mind-boggling – an orderly queue is an alien concept!
Projects available in India
Volunteer in an orphanage or care centre in Jaipur. You will help get the children ready for school, assist with homework and may teach the children basic English, art, crafts or sports.
Volunteers work alongside local NGOs to empower, train and educate people through various development programmes.
Working alongside professional Indian dentists as part of your Dentistry Elective placement is sure to provide you with a valuable learning experience.
All Medicine Elective placements in India are based in Jaipur. You will be placed in a busy hospital where you can work in a combination of departments.
Those choosing to take a Physiotherapy Elective placement in India will be based in Jaipur. We will ensure that your experience will meet your Elective requirements.
Volunteer at a dental clinic in Jaipur and observe a variety of dental procedures including root canal treatment, bridges & crowns, fixed orthodontic treatment, implants and minor surgeries.
Work at a busy hospital in Jaipur. There are a variety of departments in which you could work. You may also visit a mental health centre, a leprosarium and a traditional Ayurvedic treatment centre.
Help many women when you volunteer as a midwife in India and work in clinics located in Jaipur.
If you are looking for a challenging yet worthwhile Nursing placement then a volunteer project in India may be right for you. You will benefit from the guidance of experienced local doctors and nurses.
During your time volunteering on a Physiotherapy project in India you will work alongside professional local staff helping to improve the lives of both children and adults.
India is famous for its love of cricket. On this project you will teach youngsters the basics of cricket at schools in and around Jaipur. You will assist a local coach by helping with training sessions.
Volunteers on this project work in schools in Jaipur. Your role will be to assist the local teachers with training and coaching sessions.
India is a nation passionate about sport. You can work at a local school in Jaipur and help coach school children basketball, athletics, volleyball, cricket and badminton.
Teach English to school children in Jaipur. You will work in primary or secondary schools, bringing fresh ideas to the classroom to make learning enjoyable.
Teach IT related skills to students and adults in India and focus on programmes such as Word and Excel.
Animal CareVeterinary Medicine
Work alongside a local vet, assisting with the treatment and care of domestic animals and livestock. You can accompany vets on outreach programmes and farm visits.
Take part in an intensive Hindi language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your placement.
Short-term specials for 16 to 19 year olds available in India
Help children in orphanages and schools in Jaipur, India. You can contribute by helping to renovate and decorate buildings, and getting the children involved in fun and educational games and activities.
Volunteers work in a village outside Jaipur and contribute by constructing much needed buildings such as toilet blocks or a community centre.
This project allows you to observe the dental profession first hand in India and learn about dental care, procedures and treatment from qualified dentists
This placement gives you an insight into medical practices in a developing country. You can also participate in medical outreach programmes that provide healthcare services to disadvantaged communities.
Learn about the Nursing profession in India, visit various medical institutions, take part in a medical outreach programme and more.