Volunteer in India, most children with “special needs” are neglected by society, or turned over to an orphanage. Volunteers with therapy training, or skills working with special needs children are welcome. The orphanage caters to mentally and physically disabled children. The level of illness varies from child to child but all need individual attention to grow and develop as a normal human being and to join the main stream of society.

This is a challenging project and volunteers need to be empathetic and show a lot of compassion. The main task is giving individual attention to kids and to monitor their progress. Other tasks involve helping in physiotherapy, music therapy, vocation training like sewing/tailoring, or simple tasks like feeding the kids who are unable to hold the spoons and food themselves.

*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation cost is around US$2 - 4 a day by Tuk-tuk (motorcycle ride) can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (8km to 12km  ride).

Volunteer Opportunities: Children Special Needs

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
  • Accommodation: Local host family/Shared volunteer House
  • Meals: 3 per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Jaipur City
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 25-35 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing, camel safari, elephant safari, Taj Mahal etc.
  • Typical shift work can be: 8:30am - 1:30pm can extend till 3:30pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement

Included:

  • Pick-up from Jaipur Airport
  • A detailed orientation about India, ABV projects, facts about India, cultural responsibility and things to remember in India
  • Accommodation in ABV house (Dual/Tri sharing) or in ABV host family (Depends on the availability)
  • All meals (Authentic Indian meals) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Project visit with supervisor
  • Resource materials to use on project
  • Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities
  • One party & dinner out to experience the new India
  • Sessions on India about the India in reality v/s India in news
  • Airport drop at Jaipur airport
  • Emergency support

Not included:

  • Air fare, Visa, Insurance, Local transportation, Vaccinations, local sightseeing and all personal expenses. Cultural classes like Hindi class, Indian dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class only for the volunteers who stays in ABV house (Fees Apply)

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.