Childcare centers, commonly known as Aanganbaris, seek to provide ample care to children before school. Their main aim is to take care of those children who would not be able to receive proper care at home.  Additionally, they serve to improve the health of the pregnant women and the lactating mothers.

Aanganbari are usually staffed by two local employees, one who manages the center (worker) and another who assists and cooks for the children (helper).  Attendance at the Aanganbari varies from day to day, but sometimes the staff is responsible for over 30 children.  Resources in the Aanganbari, such as games, toys, coloring and drawing equipment, are scarce, so your presence there and the resources you take to use and play with are eagerly and excitedly received by the children.

The childcare volunteers assist the staff and share the workload in the Aanganbari. Here the volunteer’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Improving attendance by encouraging children and parents to make use of the facility
  • Caring for children and playing games
  • Improving the atmosphere of the Aanganbari
  • Assisting with regular health checks by local nurse for pre-natal and post-natal care

Volunteer Opportunities: Childcare programs

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Maharana Pratap (Code: UDR), going through New Delhi
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 4 to 6 hours per day
  • Requirements: Police Check/Clearance report
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Spice Airlines
  • Vaccinations: Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Share Volunteer House
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch box and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
  • Hindi Lessons: 5 Days included (1 hour a day basic Hindu)
  • Optional: Indian Cuisine, Yoga, Henna and Dance lessons (not included)

Not included:

  • Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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