Volunteers in India support in India has helped hundreds of woman and children in Jaipur and Udaipur, where the ABV programs are located. Life changing improvements in the medical centers, increases in funding have helped to save endangered animals through impoverished communities. A Broader View offers programs for college spring break alternatives, university internship requirements and also family volunteering, medical mission work, animal volunteering. Many volunteers travel to India to discover a fascinating culture, while contributing to a community-led program.

If you have a group of 5 or more interested in volunteering together, customized programs can be arranged. A Broader View Volunteers has extensive experience working with students, teachers and families providing tailor-made service trips for small groups.

India is an immense country.  It is the most populous democracy in the world and well known for its people, fairs and festivals, forts, palaces, architecture, temples, beaches, music, dances and arts. Indian culture is considered to be amongst the worlds oldest, richest and most diverse.

Hindi is the national language but English is commonly used. As within 2820 languages in the whole world, so many as 325 languages are spoken in India alone. It is said that dialect changes every 8-10 kilometer!

However, wide spread poverty remains a fact of life for around 40% of the population. No other country on earth has more people living in slum settlements than India.  Our volunteer projects are focused on children support, education and community building.

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Maharana Pratap (Code: UDR) or Jaipur Airport (Code: JAI)
  • 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

Volunteering Projects in India Udaipur

Volunteer Programs in India Jaipur

ABV in a nut shell

  • 501 (c)3 nonprofit USA based organization – you can tax deduct the program fees.
  • Available year-round. You choose your own program start and end dates.
  • 27 country locations to choose from. Programs available from 1 week up to 3 months in length.
  • 245 perfectly balanced projects - experience, price, service.
  • 100% cultural immersion including local home-stay and guesthouse accommodations.
  • Program fees include airport transportation, orientation, housing/meals, 24/7 in-country support.
  • Suitable options for solo travelers, gap year, honeymooners, families, mature travelers & groups.
  • Excellent safety record and Platinum rated non-profit organization per Guidestar ABV alumni reviews.
  • Between 1500-2000 volunteer per year with a high percentage of repeat volunteers.

Country Info

India Introduction

Are you ready to help people in need, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of a new country and have the experience of a lifetime? With poverty, disease and a lack of skilled providers putting a strain on important services such as health and childcare in developing countries across the globe, there are many corners of the world which rely on the help of volunteer travelers like yourself.

Volunteer in India with A Broader View Volunteers a top rated non-profit charity organization, which works tirelessly to support our wonderful volunteers and serve the local communities where our volunteer programs are located. Placements in India are based in the cities of Jaipur / Udaipur. Program placements are tailored to the volunteers different interests and skill sets, but still allow volunteers time to explore the Asian local culture and activities during their free time.

The type of programs in India vary widely, offering everything from education to health care. Volunteers can choose between 14 program opportunities in the orphanage. International volunteer help is not only appreciated by the local community, it is severely needed by the millions of Indians living below the poverty line. With thousands of children living and working on the streets, as is so often the case in developing countries like India, our volunteer programs are designed to support the needs of local teens and children in desperate need of assistance.

Many of our volunteer abroad programs cater to underprivileged women and children’s care, education and health requirements. Our extensive range of social programs near Jaipur / Udaipur, India programs include: Pre Health Students, Elderly Care, Community development, women Empowerment, Animal Rescue, Orphanage Care, Children Education, Elephant sanctuary and many more.

Volunteering in India is an incredibly rewarding experience. We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds to join us. Whether you’re seeking volunteer abroad programs for college students or voluntary work for over 60s, as a trusted non-profit organization which prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, we are the go-to for volunteers across the globe. We also offer customized programs with flexible arrival dates to best suit the needs of the remarkable volunteers we depend on to help us make the world a better place.

If you’d like to volunteer, India is just one of the countries we’ve taken under our wing, supplying a steady flow of volunteers and providing year-round financial support to local projects in near India. Wherever you decide to volunteer, A Broader View give you the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in India with us and gain A Broader View of the world.

Coordinator

Gaurav Coordinator IndiaRahul Coordinator India

Welcome to India! 🇮🇳. Our Names are Gaurav and Rahul and we are your ABV coordinators while you are staying in Jaipur or Udaipur.. Our country has one big city, New Delhi. But you will be working in Jaipur or Udaipur We will be ready for support 24/7 in case you need to contact us urgently. We will introduce you to your volunteer location and staff. You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.

You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.

Safety and Security

The safety of our volunteers is paramount for A Broader View Volunteers. The majority of ABV Volunteers travel and serve without major incident.  However, programs are based in some of the least developed countries and in some of the most remote areas in the world, health, safety, and security risks are an unavoidable part of life and international service. To address these concerns and to safeguard the well-being of our program participants, A Broader View has safety protocols and security procedures for all programs:

  • Security: All project sites, local in-country staff and accommodation sites have gone through a rigorous filter and have been hand selected. ABV has spent almost 11 years cultivating and strengthening of our local partnerships & host family relationships. In-country staff visits, daily research of local conditions, as well as weekly checkup of our host families and accommodations are conducted. Site selection is based on criteria including; access to medical, banking, postal, and other essential services; access to communication, transportation, and local markets; availability of adequate housing and living arrangements.
  • Pre-Departure Guide:Your ABV account will have a detailed volunteer guide. Volunteers are provided country information, packing lists, customs and language information, and much more. ABV also provides information about visa requirements, vaccinations, climate, weather, and safety and security issues specific to the country.
  • Volunteer Summary: A full month before traveling volunteers are provided a detailed account of their volunteer project (including supply/donation list), arrival procedures, emergency contact information, accommodation details and the full name, phone and email of their local ABV Coordinator.
  • Overseas Staff and communication:  Our local staff support is immeasurable in their professionalism and dedication to the volunteers under their charge. The majority of ABV staff coordinators have been involved since the very start (over 11 years) and are well experienced handling the unexpected such as situations where volunteer students become ill, suffer accidents, are the victims of pick pockets. ABV staff is trained to react in a responsible and levelheaded way when emergencies do arise. They will do whatever is necessary to assure this, whether this means obtaining prompt and appropriate medical attention, embassy intervention or local authorities.
  • Host Families and accommodations: Our local volunteer guesthouses, onsite project dorms and host families have been hand-picked. A Broader View accommodation have specific standards for the hygiene, cleanliness, location and comfortable living conditions for our volunteers. Telephone access is available 24/7 and most sites have internet access.
  • Arrival Meeting/Orientation: ABV programs provide a customized arrival plan.  We can arrange your arrival/pick up at the airport, bus station or local hotel.   Start your program with peace of mind, having the local ABV staff meeting you when you arrive in-country.  Volunteers are provided orientation before starting their program.  Orientation schedules vary from country to country but will include acclimation tours of the local town/city, accommodation neighborhood, geolocation map description, program location, main interesting points in the city or area. Emergency and medical protocols will be discussed and also address safety and security issues specific to the community volunteers live and work in.

Every staff member of A Broader View is committed to providing volunteers with the support they need to successfully meet the challenges they will face to have a safe, healthy, and productive service. The success of each ABV volunteer is our prime goal. We rely on volunteers to exercise personal responsibility and demonstrate both a keen awareness of the world around them and a willingness to adjust their behavior in a manner that will enhance their safety and well-being. In the end, your efforts will be rewarded with an incredible, unique experience.

The emergency lines are staffed by an A Broader View:

  • Communicate late/missed/flight connections during travel days
  • Notify a Volunteer of an emergency (e.g. critical illness or death of a family member)
  • Respond to family questions about a Volunteer's status (if problem occurring in-country)

Weather

What's the best time to go to Udaipur in India? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the months of January, February, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures.
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in July and August.
  • Udaipur has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is May.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • July is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
  • March is the driest month.

Weather for Udaipur, India

Jaipur in India has an hot semi-arid climate. In July and August you will experience most rain (rainy season). Starting April it becomes very hot in Jaipur with average temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius (98° Fahrenheit). We recommend visiting Jaipur from November until March.

  • During the months of January, February, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures.
  • Hot season / summer is in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in July and August.
  • Jaipur has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is May.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • July is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain.
  • March is the driest month

Weather for Jaipur, India

Reviews & Multimedia

Reviews

This has been a very eye opening experience for me. I have done so many things that some people could only dream of. I couldn’t have had a better experience traveling to a poverty stricken country. The support was good and helped in a lot of ways.

ABV Volunteer - Austyn
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Nationality: USA

Age: 18

It was an amazing experience. I come back to my home very happy and grateful. I want to come back to continue this great program very soon. It was excellent. I felt like I was at home all the time.

ABV Volunteer - Marcela
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Nationality: Colombia

Age: 24

I got exactly what I was hoping for when I booked this trip. I learned a lot about how to help injured and disable animals while also learning about a new culture. It was a whole new adventure everyday and I am already planning a second trip to India.

ABV Volunteer - Brittany
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Nationality: USA

Age: 24

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Prices for India

Program Fees

Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).

Length of program Program Fee $USD
1 week -
2 weeks $860
3 weeks $990
4 weeks $1120
5 weeks $1250
6 weeks $1380
7 weeks $1510
8 weeks $1640

Special Programs

Country / weeks 2 3 4
India (Construction) $1020 $1230 $1440
Country / weeks 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
India Jaipur (Elephant) $1000 1100 $1200 $1300 $1400 $1510 $1640

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
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
  • Hindi Lessons: 5 Days included
  • Optional: Indian Cuisine, Yoga, Henna and Dance lessons (not included)

Extra costs: Flights to India. Entry Visa. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Start Dates

Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.

Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.

If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Extras

Day Trips

Once in country our local coordinator can help you find the most reliable and safe tour agencies for weekend trips, you can pay in cash or in most locations with a credit card. These tours are not part of the ABV fees.

Private Day-Trip To Agra Including The Taj Mahal From Jaipur By Train

For anybody visiting India, the Taj Mahal is a must-see attraction. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage site and New7Wonder of the World in luxury on a private 15-hour day-trip to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Jaipur. Travel by deluxe express train from Jaipur in order to arrive hours faster than by car, freshen up at a 5-star hotel, take a guided tour of the monuments, and enjoy free time in Agra. Lunch, dinner, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Private Full-Day Tour of Jaipur

Experience a private 8 hour tour of Jaipur! In the morning, there will be a 9am pickup from your hotel by your guide. You will be driven in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the outskirts of Jaipur to visit the Amber Fort, a World Heritage Site, Jai Mandir Temple, Temple and the hall of mirrors, the Rajput-style Jal Mahal (Water Palace) which sits in Man Sagar Lake, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and much more. The palace also contains a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani clothing. Lunch will be provided and the tour will conclude with a ride back to your hotel.

Private Day Trip: Samode Village including Camel Ride and Royal Lunch at Samode Palace

Experience rural life and royalty in India on a private full-day tour from Jaipur to Samode village. Explore the village and its surroundings on a camel safari, then tour the Samode Palace and have lunch in its elegant restaurant. Includes private guide and driver, lunch, camel ride, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Festivals and Festivities

IMPORTANT FESTIVALS IN JAIPUR

Festivals in India plays a vital role in portraying the typical Indian traditions which are not only important part but rather they share a deep meaning in the Hindu mythology and are considered priority for every Indian family. Every state of India shares a special and unique traditions and customs. We will discuss about ten most important festivals in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.

Gangaur Festival

This festival is mainly for the women and girls who pray for the well bwing and long life for their husbands or future husbands. The festival is celebrated in Chaitra between the month of March and April according to the hindu calender in the name of goddess Parvati and god Shiv.

Teej Festival

On this festival, women and girls wear colourful new Indian apparels and enjoy their day, by singing and dancing together. On this day, women pours mehndi on their hand and do a fast for a day for their husband and break the fast after watching the glimpse of the moon. They perform a special pooja of Goddess Parvati and take blessings from her.

Kite Festival

Maker Sanskrit is celebrate on January 14th of every year, where everyone in Jaipur fly kites in the high sky and enjoy their day with joy and lively feeling. The families meet up together and celebrate this festival together by sharing sweets and flying colorful kites.

Elephant Festivals

On the day of full moon phalgun purnima, the elephant festival is celebrated which includes the Pujan of elephants and amazing activities associated with them like elephants racing, decorating elephants and many more. Elephants have always played an important role in the hindu Myhtology.

Sitla Mata Fair

In the village seel-ki-dungri of Jaipur, this fair is celebrated with great joy and happiness dedicated to the sitla goddess when people in Jaipur take blessing from the almighty and performs many art forms to impress the goddess and fulfill their wishes. This festival is celebrated in the month of march-april. Sitla mata let all the troubles to shoot on her and bless the people for happy life.

Donkey Festival

This festival is an interesting moment of joy and happiness where the donkeys are gathered at one place with their pet parents and many types of fair are performed which includes decorating donkey, donkey racing and many more. This festival is one interesting festival that is only celebrated in the region of Jaipur.

Kajli Teej Festival

Followed by the same rituals which are shared in the festival of teej, women celebrate this festival by engaging themselves in dancing, singing and performing such arts. This festival plays an important role in the state Rajasthan because of its significance and meaningful purpose.

Diwali

Diwali is one important festival in India which is celebrated to share the victory of Lord Ram against Ravan and his return to the home back. This festival is initiated with the Pooja and then is celebrated by blowing many crackers so as to realize the joy ans happiness of the festival which is full of light and blessings.

Raksha bandhan

Raksha bandhan plas an important part in the Hindu rituals that explains the love of a sister towards her brother. Sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s wrist and ask for the lifetie protection by his brother.

Dusshera

Dusshera was a day when the evil raven was killed by the lord ram. This day signify the lesson of truth winning on the lie and betrayal. This festival in Jaipur is celerated by burning the puppet of raven and performing different dance forms and arts on this day.