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1-2 weeks Summer Break Travel and Volunteer in India

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Kenosis Foundation

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General childcare volunteering in India
Every child needs your care and supports

This fantastic program works with vulnerable children in dire need in India, educating and supporting them, and teaching them essential English language skills that will aid in securing work in the future. From teaching English to and assisting street kids living in Bangalore slums to caring for children in need in far northern India, this volunteering program truly makes a difference to children’s lives. With a combination of community-based voluntary service work, and lots of traveling and sightseeing, this program is a perfect choice for people of all ages and backgrounds searching for a cultural experience with the satisfaction of volunteering in magical India! From cities like the bustling and garden city of Bangaluru, to sandalwood and silk city of Mysore.

Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after England’s Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure.

Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood.

This 1-2 weeks program is a fantastic trip encompasses all the most popular experiences offered to visitors in wonderful Northern India.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide support to vulnerable children in India
  • Improve the future prospects of the children of India
  • Expose non-English speakers to native English speakers in order to improve pronunciation and conversational skills
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.

Program Highlights:

  • Help to teach English to local students
  • Volunteer in schools around Bangalore, mostly in disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Hosur towns and rural villages in Tamilnadu state.
  • Assist with students ranging from 5-11 years-old
  • Volunteer under the supervision of a local teacher
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and teaching English and helping disadvantaged students
  • Volunteer for up to 3-5 hours per day
  • Explore local sightseeing, tourist and historical places, and learn from local culture during free hours, weekends and holidays.

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum two-week commitment):

Day 1, Sunday: Arrive at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru or connect flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You will be picked up from the airport and taken to settle in to your accommodations in Goa and meet fellow volunteers.

Day 2, Monday: Volunteers will receive an introduction to Goa, complete with visits to a spice plantation and local market.

Day 3, Tuesday: Volunteers will be given an introduction to their selected volunteer placement by observing and partaking in a training session.

Days 4-6, Wednesday- Friday: Rewarding volunteer work at volunteer placement.

Days 7-8, Saturday and Sunday: The weekend is free for volunteers who are extending to spend how they wish.

Remaining Weeks: Remaining weeks will follow the pattern of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.

Important Note: A tourist visa is required to enter India and most volunteers apply online. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days. Families must upgrade to private accommodations for an additional fee.

Registration and Program fee:

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee (from US$280) on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your program start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Affordable program fees based on weekly basis and starts at $250 for min 1-2 weeks and $ 600 for 1-4 weeks.
  • Local sightseeing /tourism cost extra, which will be approximately starts at $300 for 2-3 days to Bangalore, Mysore and Kerala
  • Apply and reserve your seats before 6 months and get discount of 10-15% on your program fee
  • A group of above 5 participants volunteering at a time, can be availed additional discount of 10% per person.
What it covers in your program fee?

  • 24/7 in-country support, Airport pick-up, Drop off to Airport, Program orientation, Volunteer placement, Accommodation, Meals, Discounts on tours and activities

What extra costs will I have?

  • Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs, in-country trips or tours, Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program, Spending money - Volunteers in Nepal, generally find US$50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses.

Living arrangement:

Accommodations: You will be staying in a shared house 5 kilometers from the city center, in a shared, same-gender room with up to 6 other participants. Each room has a Western-style bathroom with hot water. There are several other facilities which you are also free to use, including a recreation lounge with a satellite TV and fridge, travel desk and mini library. There is also an option to upgrade for an additional fee to a 2-person room with a private toilet (shared with your one roommate), or a private room with a private toilet. Both are subject to availability.

Food: You will be provided with three meals per day on weekdays, and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly vegetarian, although chicken is served from time to time. There are also an array of local restaurants where volunteers may choose to eat.

Internet: WiFi and Internet access are not available at the volunteer center. We recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Bangalore-India to access and communicate your friends and families 24/7 hours a day. Alternatively, you can access WiFi from local cafes and restaurants in the area.

Laundry: Volunteers can wash clothes by hand. There are laundry services available for an additional fee.

Application Procedures:

Note all the documents required, only few, which we will ask you to guide to submit.

  • Resume in English, Study certificate (for medical students), Online Application, Phone/Video Interview, In-Person Interview when Feasible, Physical Exam/Health Records, Letters of Reference, and Disciplinary Clearance Form.

Important Note: A tourist visa is required to enter India and most volunteers apply online. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days. Families must upgrade to private accommodations for an additional fee.

Arrival and Departure Airport:

  • Arrival and Departure Airport: Direct flight to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru or connect flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Requirements:

Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Application form
  • Police clearance
  • Emergency contact
  • Basic level of English
  • Travel health insurance
  • Visa-volunteer/tourist visa
  • Physically fit certificate
  • Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)

*About local tourism plans schedule and more details, please contact us

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About Kenosis Foundation

Location:

# 18/1, K- 4th Street, A, MG Road, Brigade Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560025, IN

Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage young people to volunteer for worthwhile work in developing countries. We expect that doing this kind of voluntary work will in time become the norm. As more and more people join us, we aim to create a multi-national community with a passion to serve, to learn, to understand, to teach, to inspire, and to be inspired.

Description

Kenosis Foundation (KF) is a not-for-profit voluntary organization, registered (Reg # 166/2013-2014) on 29th June 2013, under Sec.7 of the Indian Trusts Act 1882. We focus on rural areas and support women and the children of widows, single moms, abuse victims, victims of physical harassment, and disadvantaged, underprivileged and the economically weaker sections of society. Our head office is located in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.

We identify poorest of the poor rural villages and work for causes ranging from child welfare, health and education, economic empowerment for women, creating employment opportunities for dropout and underprivileged youths, health and hygiene in communities and schools, After School Programs, Women Self Help Groups (SHG’s), Teach English and Computer, Bio-organiz forming, Animal healthcare, Solidwaste management, building and renovation of beneficiaries homes and schools, youth vocational skill training, organize campaign and training, summer and health camps, life skills education in rural villages and schools, Renovation of beneficiaries house and construction of toilet, women's empowerment and empowering women to start self business and income generating (IGP) activities. Kenosis is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in rural India.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Kenosis Foundation (KF), # 18/1, K- 4th Street,Ashoknagar Brigade Road,Bangalore, Karnataka State 560025India

(12.96622,77.6068)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Completely flexible dates from Monday to Friday and weekends are left free to explore local sightseeing.
  • Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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