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Volunteering at BalSambal

The children at BalSambal are either orphans or children who have been voluntarily left by their families. We aim to provide the best care and protection for these children. As a volunteer at BalSambal, you will help these children improve their health, safety and education. You may be involved in activities like teaching, sports, conducting personality development classes, training them to have healthy hygienic habits, have fun with them and help them make better individuals.

 

Who can apply the program?

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a criminal background check to IVHQ’s local team on arrival in Delhi. Additional requirements apply for Teaching English and Health volunteers.

The Volunteering Guide

Living Expenses

Best Time/Weather

Visa

The suggested daily budget for living as a volunteer in India is between $12.00 USD and $39.00 USD. This estimate averages price of some of the services you might need, and things you might want to buy. A general overview for cost of living is as follows (in US Dollars, for one person):

  • Hotel         $42.78
  • Big Mac     $2.21
  • Eating Out $2.95
  • Hostel        $12.54
  • Beer           $1.95
  • Rental Car 221.27/week

Additional costs you should consider will be: program fees, costs for your flight and costs for your visa.

Winter (Nov – Feb)
Jaipur has very pleasant weather during winter months. The average temperature is 79°F with ample sunshine.

Fall (July – Oct)
The Southwest Monsoon is the main monsoon and starts in June. By July it rains in most parts of the country. The grass grows green and it paints a very pretty picture and relief after summer. The kids specially love to play in the rain.

India issues different types of Visa based on your length of stay

Entry Visa (X Visa) – Long-term volunteering
An Entry Visa, also known as X Visa, is given is given to people who wish to stay in India for longer than 180 days.

Tourist Visa – Short-term volunteering
If you apply for Tourist Visa, you will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 6 months, or 180 days.

E-Tourist Visa (e-TV)
An application for an e-Tourist Visa is valid for a single entry, with a maximum stay of 30 days from the date of arrival. You can apply for this visa twice in a year.

Words From Volunteers

15-60
Length of Stay (days)
40
Kids at BalSambal
30
Volunteers to Date
10
Volunteer from Countries

How To Apply?

Step 1: Fill application Form

Fill the application form below. Once we receive the application we will contact you wish 2-5 days with next steps.

Step 2: Make travel plans

We will work with you for and help plan your travel. We work with couple travel agencies who we trust and can help make arrangements. Also, we will help provide visa and any other information you may need.

Step 3: Arrival

We will pick you up from airport in Jaipur or Delhi when you arrive in India an take you to BalSambal, which is 40 kms away from Jaipur.

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