India

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In Tintoda, Gujarat, we rebuilt an old ladies house that collapsed during the monsoon season, we planed 500 trees around a man made lake to reinforce the lake and increase the wildlife surrounding the lake, we spoke on health issues, visited a school for the handicapped, organized a sports day at the local school, helped distribute a free lunch for close to 800 children and participated in many local festivals and events. We were the first foreigners to ever visit this small town and they were ecstatic to host us. We had the opportunity to sit with the local government to discuss our thoughts and ideas about local developments and progressions.

The volunteer group was amazing and I have made life long friends in the process. After my 2 weeks volunteering I backpacked for an additional 3 weeks and saw many different areas of India.

For anyone who is planning on venturing to India to participate with volunteer projects: Just do it :)

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Mar 5, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Honestly, this experience was even more rewarding than I could have ever hoped. Everything was spectacular from day one! Applying was easy and I met so many likeminded and wonderful people who I'm so happy to call my friends. The school I worked in was amazing and I was inspired every day by the children I got to teach. In fact, every person I met in this wonder of a country was beyond incredible; they are the nicest and most accommodating people I've ever encountered. I feel honoured to have met them. I could not have asked for a more exceptional host family, I have no doubt that they made this trip better than it otherwise could have been. They welcomed us with open arms and we instantly felt like part of the family! Chandni, Mohit, Raj and Aryan created a fun and caring environment full of laughter and went above and beyond to help us with everything. Without them, organising weekend travel to other cities would have been so painful. They are beautiful, kind, lively people and I'm going to miss them so much! Volunteering through IVHQ was the best decision I've made to date and I'm already planning my next trip.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

Hi Izzy, It's nice to hear from you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your time in India with IVHQ. We are glad that you had such a positive experience volunteering and that you felt supported by your host family and our local team in Delhi. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)

Volunteering in India with IVHQ was the best experience I've had my whole life. I loved going to my school everyday and teaching the children. We got to experience true Indian culture in the best way possible which is what you want coming on a trip like this. My host family were amazing, I had so much fun staying with them and they were very welcoming and made me feel very at home and so comfortable. Travelling on the weekends was made super easy to organise with the support of our host family. We had 24/7 support with anything we needed which was very comforting.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Comments

Hi Steph, Thanks for your feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a positive experience volunteering in India. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

This is my second year volunteering with Sankalp. Although, I feel as if volunteering is an understatement; Sankalp is a home and a family. This program is amazing and I completely recommend it for anyone looking to do something unique in a different country. India itself is very hectic and overwhelming, but Amita & Pranay (program directors) & Puni (house manager) provide a safe, welcoming environment. The house becomes a home to all who stay there and everyone becomes family quickly. The bonds I have made with my fellow volunteers in two years will always be memorable. Amita, Pranay, and Puni have a great dedication to helping the Indian society while enriching foreigners experience. I personally volunteered in the orphanage program. It is definitely emotional and tough at first, but the rewards from the beautiful, giggly children make it worth it. Puni makes amazing Indian food for both lunch and dinner along with her great sense of humor! The accamodiations are suitable to people from all over. The house is safe and protected throughout the day and night. Amita and Pranay are available for any questions or concerns and Puni lives in the house to be of company and guidance 24/7. Everything is wonderful in this program, but I must encourage the friendships most of all. Volunteering is more than just work, it's bonding with people all over the world and sharing a unified experience with them. Sankalp offers this. You'll enter as a foreigner and leave as part of a family. I will most definitely be returning next year in 2017. Thank you Sankalp!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

My volunteering experience with Sankalp was amazing and definitely a highlight of mine during my trip throughout S&E Asia. I got every bit of experience I had expected to out of it and this was my first trip to India.

They were very accommodating and as we were planning our visit to Jaipur with their Orphanage work and project for Street Kids. We first heard of Sankalp Volunteer via their facebook page and made contact with them through email. We had flight issues and their flexibility allowed for us to rearrange our dates to stay as well as pick up from the Jaipur airport.

The volunteer house simple and authentic, you have rooms with 2 bunk beds which are comfortable for four people. Most of the rooms are located on first & second floor and can be accessed by stairs, they accommodate old age volunteer on ground floor. There a lounge area in the center on every floor. Each room has their own private western toilet/shower room as well as lights and power outlets.

We were fortunate to split our program duration between their Project for Street Kids and Orphanage work. The school for street kids was a 15 minutes rickshaw ride from volunteer house and orphanage situated in city center on 40 minutes rickshaw ride, the good thing is this; the program fees cover all daily transport to project J

Teaching and working in the schools and orphanage gave me so much joy, and taught me to consider a new normal from a child’s perspective. Dressing in a different way, eating different food and even walking down different streets: everything that was completely opposite to the life I knew suddenly presented itself to me, and I had no choice but to accept it. And I loved every second of it.

Approximately $26 USD/day; you get accommodation (sharing rooms) and shower, transportation from the airport, meals, daily transport to projects, 24 hour wi-fi internet access, staff that turn into family, and a beautiful, relaxing place to chill at roof-top.

I highly recommend making Sankalp a part of your Indian adventure!. You won't regret it!!

Program: Gap Year
Location: India
Posted: Feb 9, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

My volunteering experience with Sankalp was amazing and definitely a highlight of mine during my trip throughout S&E Asia. I got every bit of experience I had expected to out of it and this was my first trip to India.

They were very accommodating and as we were planning our visit to Jaipur with their Orphanage work and project for Street Kids. We first heard of Sankalp Volunteer via their facebook page and made contact with them through email. We had flight issues and their flexibility allowed for us to rearrange our dates to stay as well as pick up from the Jaipur airport.

The volunteer house simple and authentic, you have rooms with 2 bunk beds which are comfortable for four people. Most of the rooms are located on first & second floor and can be accessed by stairs, they accommodate old age volunteer on ground floor. There a lounge area in the center on every floor. Each room has their own private western toilet/shower room as well as lights and power outlets.

We were fortunate to split our program duration between their Project for Street Kids and Orphanage work. The school for street kids was a 15 minutes rickshaw ride from volunteer house and orphanage situated in city center on 40 minutes rickshaw ride, the good thing is this; the program fees cover all daily transport to project J

Teaching and working in the schools and orphanage gave me so much joy, and taught me to consider a new normal from a child’s perspective. Dressing in a different way, eating different food and even walking down different streets: everything that was completely opposite to the life I knew suddenly presented itself to me, and I had no choice but to accept it. And I loved every second of it.

Approximately $26 USD/day; you get accommodation (sharing rooms) and shower, transportation from the airport, meals, daily transport to projects, 24 hour wi-fi internet access, staff that turn into family, and a beautiful, relaxing place to chill at roof-top.

I highly recommend making Sankalp a part of your Indian adventure!. You won't regret it!!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 9, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Leave Ur Mark

India is a fascinating country and my time spent was just enough. I went for 6 weeks on the Therapy and Counseling internship. The most convenient aspects were: it was walking distance from the flats, the therapists spoke in English mostly, the system of evaluation is the Carolina scale which I was familiar with. It is important to come with some working knowledge of autism or else the therapists are spending a lot of energy teaching you the basics (as I observed happening to another intern).

Leave Ur Mark is a good program for those that are willing to be a little independent sometimes. It's important after work that you learn to get around on your own and plan your weekend trips. The coordinator helped us out but it is not supposed to be a guided tour so you have to go into the program knowing that you'll have to learn how to plan travel on your own.

I loved the housing we stayed in. Our flats were spacious, bright and always buzzing with travelers. The view every morning from my balcony was incredible.

My advice to Leave UR Mark would be to organize more barbeque parties as that really gets the interns to be more social with one another. My advice to future interns is to take advantage of every weekend to travel to different parts of India. Work hard and travel hard.

Hopefully I'll be back one day again!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Feb 8, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
10

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

Totally Fraud .... CHARGES is very very High and Service is very very poor. I am come here for child teaching program. Really its first... where i am feel very very FRUSTRATED. pranay don't know proper English that reason i can't say anything.

Pickup Charges and Packages charges is very very high. They should be include more services in this charges...

TOTALLY FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD SERVICE............ they charge in foreign currency... after this convert in indian rupees and got big money. THEY NOT THE REAL PERSON. they cheat with the foreigner... you can see the packages charges in foreign currency not in Indian currency....

Program:
Location: India
Posted: Jan 23, 2016
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1

Comments

SPAM POST !! Dear Fake user, We have reported the repeated Spam posting to our account to authorities. We are in process of legal action. Thank you. Sankalp Volunteer Society.
This is an incorrect evaluation, going back for a third time this summer, I don't think Sankalp is fraud and overpricing compare to other companies!!!!
How can you say they are a fraud??!? Their fees are reasonable, especially for the experience you get; a fantastic place to stay and an amazing volunteer experience to help children. They display their fees in a different currency to try and make it easier for the majority of their volunteers, simple. You say 'they need to provide more services'. Did you go to India for a holiday for yourself or to volunteer to help children?? When you volunteer, not all the fee goes on you, it's about the children and the money goes to running the projects. Pranay and Amita run a fantastic volunteer project and I recommend Sankalp to anyone.

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

I have spent a month volunteering through Sankalp in Jaipur, India. I was bit hesitant upon arrival as i was quite nervous but the Sankalp family has put me at ease from the beginning. Amita, Pranay and the wonderful chef Purni has made me feel at home. The volunteer house is located in a safe environment and we had access to markets within walking distance. Food cooked at Sankalp was delicious and they took really good care of us. Rooms are quite comfortable and they have public transport pre arranged for the volunteers. Amita is always available to talk to and she answers all the questions patiently. I have worked in the Orphanage within that time frame and it was the most humbling experience of my life. I couldn't get enough of it and I only wish I had spent longer. However working in Orphanage is extremely emotional. The kids ranging from 1 - 8 are adorable and mischievous too. I got really attached to few kids and i am so glad Amita was always there to talk to and counsel. I would also like to mention that their safety rules had made me feel better during my stay. I know how things can go wrong really quickly in India and i was happy to know that they took security issues quite seriously. They always locked the gates by 9:30 pm which made me sleep better. I am thankful for their support and their hospitality.I will definitely come back to work with Sankalp as i had a wonderful time and made some amazing friends through this trip. I miss the kids at the orphanage and even though its a tough program, I encourage ppl to go and spend time with them. The smile and the hugs you receive from them is priceless and its worth it all.

Program:
Location: India
Posted: Jan 19, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
6

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

I completed the 1 month work & travel program with Sankalp Volunteer in Jaipur, India. Sankalp is a great company that offers a variety of volunteer placements and also offers additional travel and sightseeing. I felt safe and supported the whole time during my placement and met a lot of great people. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life and recommend Sankalp to anyone looking to volunteer in India.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: India
Posted: Dec 26, 2015
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

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