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Q. Is coming to India safe?

Q. How long do most people volunteer?

Q. Why donít you list your partner NGOs?

Q. Will there be someone supervising/guiding me on a day-to-day basis?

Q. Can I volunteer with a group?

Q. How are the living arrangements?

Q. Where do the fees go?

Q. How exactly does the placement work? Do I choose my own opportunity?

Q. What are the opportunities that goVolunteerIndia offers?


Q. Is coming to India safe?

A.
Yes, coming to India is safe. There had been terrorist attacks in the past , So no-one can say it is absolutely safe. Any visitor would have to be very unlucky to be affected, but victims of such attacks the world over are very unlucky to have been where they were at the time.
Also, make sure you visit your doctor for any necessary travel vaccinations before your departure. Bring with you plenty of your preferred over the counter medications that may not be available during your trip, including aspirin, cold medicine and medicine for diarrhoea. Bottle water is a great way to get around local water supplies, and remember to make ice cubes and brush your teeth with bottled water as well. Avoid any puddles of standing water that may breed insects, and bring an antiseptic cream for any cuts or burns you might incur.

Q. How long do most people volunteer?

A.
Most people volunteer for a duration of 8-10 weeks.

Q. Why donít you list your partner NGOs?

A.
We do not list our partner NGO's beacuse in past few volunteers have contaced NGO'S on their own using the listing on our site.

Q. Will there be someone supervising/guiding me on a day-to-day basis?

A.
Yes, there will be a project guide/supervisor to help you day-to-day basis with your project.

Q. Can I volunteer with a group?

A.
Yes, you can volunteer with a group. To know more about Group volunteering visit the page http://www.govolunteerindia.org/index.php?p=display&contentid=1&subcontentid=26

Q. How are the living arrangements?

A.
The accomodation which is covered in the programme fee is modest with basic fascilities like Bed, table, Cooler/fan and security. The accomodation in Rural placements would be at the campus of the host organization and in Urban placement it would be hostel or homestay.

Q. Where do the fees go?

A.
Your fee supports

Accomodation

Project Identification


Volunteer Program and Field Expense
  • Pick up from airport
  • Volunteer transportation till the time he is placed
  • Program Development and Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Outreach / Placement / Assistance
  • Orientation

General and Administrative costs, including
  • Accounting and legal fees
  • Office expenses
  • Payroll of Program Executive

Q. How exactly does the placement work? Do I choose my own opportunity?

A.
Getiing a placement is simple.

Use our Browse Opportunities feature to find an opportunity that appeals to you and fill out the short form telling us you are interested. 

If you don’t find an opportunity that interests you, use the Request More Information form to describe the type of opportunity you desire. 

Wait for us to contact you to inform you of the availability of your selected opportunity and to provide you with further information. 

Fill out the application form once you have decided whether or not you want to volunteer with us. 

Based on this form and the information you provide, we will create a customized volutneer experience for you. 

Provide an advance payment of $100 USD with the application form.

We will start developing volunteering opportunities only when we have received your fee. We charge an upfront fee to encourage only serious applicants to apply and so as not to raise the expectations of our partner organizations. $100 USD is a non-refundable fee but is adjustable against the program fee.

Choose the placement that you like and start preparing to go to India.

Q. What are the opportunities that goVolunteerIndia offers?

A.

GoVolunteerIndia offers varied opportunities through their partnerships with over 400+ NGOs across India, working in numerous development fields including:

•Advocacy & Human Rights
•Animals
•Arts & Culture
•Children & Youth
•Conflict Management
•Community Development
•Computers & Technology
•the Disabled & Handicapped
•Disaster Management
•Education & Literacy
•Emergency & Safety
•Employment & Livelihood
•Entrepreneurship
•the Environment
•Governance
•Health & Medicine
•Housing
•Justice & Law
•Media & Broadcasting
•Micro Finance & Enterprise
•Organizational Development
•Philanthropy & Giving
•Rural Development
•Sports & Recreation
•Women Empowerment

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The experience taught me a lot and really broadened my perspective. GoVolunteerIndia was very supportive the entire time and mixed with its volunteers to ensure that their placement fulfilled their expectation.



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