India is a fascinating country located in south Asia, and has the second highest population of the world. Their multiple cultures, religions, multiethnic society, protected lands and their colorful cities makes the identity of this nation.
As volunteer you could be able to know the real necessities of the poor population, their real development status as country; and you will be able to contribute with a minimum to this problems and make the difference.
A) Poverty and Inequality: 30% (2010) B) Unemployment: 3.6% (2014) C) Population using improved water sources: 94.1% ( 2015)
Sources: World Health Organization (WHO), The World Bank, Unicef
A) Inscription in the primary education: 137.7 millions ( 2012)B) Range of primary net enrollment: 112.6% (2011)C) Range of secondary net enrollment: 24.7% (2013)
Sources: WHO, The World Bank, Unicef
A) Tons Co2 emissions per capita: 1.7 ( 2011)B) Ecological footprint per capita: 0.8 (HAG) (2014) C) Number of animals in danger of extinction: 98 ( 2016)
Sources: Ecological Footprint Per Capita (HAG) - Global Footprint Network, Animales en Extinsión
Abilities: One of the most important points to participate in our volunteer programs in India, is the adaptation to the culture, be willing to support in whatever is necessary, have delivered, be solidarity. More than any kind of experience you need to come with a open mind and the desire to help.
Age: The age range to participate in our volunteer programs in India, is 16 to 70 years. If you are a minor and you want to join the team of volunteers, don't forget to send the letter of authorization of your parents or encourage them to participate together with you in this wonderful experience.
Language: We recommended you to participate like volunteer in India, evaluate your fluency in the language. The ideal for internationals speaking volunteers is reach an intermediate level of English. You will have a better communication and relationship with the members of the work team, coordinators and local persons.
Insurance: Travel insurance is required of ALL volunteers and must cover: 1) transportation in case of emergency, and 2) repatriation in case of death.
Vaccinations: This are some vaccinations that we recommend you for your volunteer experience. Malaria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Rabies, Typhoid, Polio, Cholera, Dengue.
Visa: A visa is required for entering India. There are some countries which have free access, so contact the Indian embassy or consulate nearest to you for more information.
Costs: To participate in our programs, volunteers must do a payment that is the main source of financing and support for projects and volunteer platform has EVF. This contribution serve to cover the lodging cost, feeding, operational, logistical and administrative expenses. In this way we support the sustainability of projects. Don't forget to check the costs and dates of each of the program.
The Ecuador Volunteer Foundation will provide all possible assurances. The volunteer don´t have any kind of problem and your experience in the country be unforgettable. We take care to provide security training at the time of arrival. We recommend follow our advices.
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Our program in India waits you. Come and know the country through of volunteer teaching the kids. One different experience that you can live supporting in different activities.
Our Volunteer program is focused on helping the children that suffer from vocal and hearing disabilities through education. You can be part of the program that will change the lives of these children. Come and be a part of a different experience in which you will not only be a tourist, but you will help.
Our volunteer program recognize the equality of rights of both sex. For that reason, the women develop program was created cause of the main causes that perpetuate in the violence against women, is the autonomy lack and the options that can reach. For this we invite you to be part of change and be connected with the customs and traditions.
Our volunteer program is focused in the orphanage where children are rescued from child labor, because they have lost their families, or because they were abandoned. This children are taken to the orphanage to provide them with food, lodging, education and all they need to continue their growth. For this reason you should join our program where you will live great experiences and you will see the social reality of the communities in Jaipur.