Start and end in Delhi! With the volunteer/community tour PMGY Volunteer in India, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and Faridabad, . PMGY Volunteer in India includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Welcome to India! Volunteers will be met at Indira Gandhi International Airport by a member of our local team, or one of our appointed drivers, who will be holding a name sign. They will take you straight to our Volunteer House, which is about 40 miles away. This can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to get to depending on the traffic. The rest of the day is relatively informal, as we may have volunteers arriving throughout the day. This is the perfect opportunity to get some much-needed rest, to get to know the rest of your group and get familiar with your accommodation.Start point Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd, New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 00:00
After a good first night rest in India, its now time to begin your induction into life in India. The orientation will be a mix of theory, culture and visits to local points of interest.
On Tuesday, you will start your volunteer placement. The first couple of days should be spent learning the ropes and getting to know the people at the project. As the week goes on you will find that your role develops as you begin to get more comfortable. You will have regular interaction with our local coordinators who are always there for you. Whatever the problem, big or small, rest assure that you?ll be fully supported throughout your time with PMGY. On average, you will volunteer for around 3 to 5 hours per day usually morning time (depending on which project you go to). The possibility of getting involved in more than one project can be discussed with our local coordinator once you?re in India. To help make your evenings more entertaining our local team are always happy to arrange cultural activities if volunteers wish to join. These include a Bollywood dance class (200 Rupees), cooking class (300 Rupees and a Yoga class (200 Rupees).
The choices are endless! You can visit the Taj Mahal, go sightseeing in New & Old Delhi or even take ride an elephant in Jaipur, India?s pink city. As PMGY receives a high number of volunteers to India, particularly in the summer months, you will have no problem finding a travel buddy or two (usually a lot more) to travel around at the weekend with! Our local team can assist you in organising trips you wish to undertake. There isn?t a huge amount to do in Faridabad itself and evenings during the weekday tend to be quiet, so you should take the opportunity to travel at the weekend. Why not check out our weekend guide to find out what you can be getting up to in your free time!
Your next week will follow a similar pattern as you will be volunteering Monday to Friday. Time will fly so make sure you make the most of it. Our local team are there to support you throughout your stay. Whether you?ve lost your passport, want some advice for weekend travel plans or just need someone to talk to, they are there for you.
Sunday is your last day with PMGY. If you are heading home then we can help you arrange your return airport drop off. Please note that this is not included in your Program Fee.