Volunteer Vacation in India

Teach and Care for Orphaned Children. You're needed now more than ever as a volunteer in India. Work with once-homeless children in Chennai, southern India by teaching conversational English, assisting with recreational programs, and assisting with improvements to educational, health and living conditions. Your assistance for one, two or three weeks truly makes a life-long difference in children's lives. What's more, Global Volunteers offers the most affordable fees: $1,700 to volunteer in India.

Learn more here: View a "Day in the Life" documentary produced by some of the students we serve.

Global Volunteers serves five community partners in the outskirts of Chennai: a children's home, two daycare orphanages, and two schools. Together, we strive to provide a better childhood for children who have been abandoned, orphaned or are from families simply too poor to care for them. You offer the "extra" attention the kids crave and deserve, while also experiencing life in the spiritual land of India - with its diverse languages, culture, and lifestyles. Teach English language skills, lead groups in recreational activities and assist with homework assignments. Never doubt you can make a significant difference in the life of a child as a volunteer in India!

Read a letter from the principal of Grace English School.


Essential Services in India

Global Volunteers' began working with community leaders in 2000 to respond to pressing educational, health, housing, nutritional and social needs. As an essential link in a long chain of volunteers in India, you can help deliver essential services in these ways:

  • teaching English to elementary and secondary school students
  • providing psychosocial support to children of all ages
  • helping improve and maintain classrooms and housing facilities
  • promoting girl's education
  • helping plant and maintain school gardens
  • modeling and encouraging hand washing with soap
  • helping serve nutritious meals