This fantastic program was developed to improve the education of children in the beautiful city of Jaipur. The aim of this teaching and assisting in schools program is to help lay the foundations for a better future for each child by providing a solid educational base for students. Volunteers will teach and assist local teachers across a range of subject matter, with a particular focus on the English language. As a busy tourism city, skills in English are seen as integral for future employment prospects. A solid education can lay the path out of poverty for many, with volunteers greatly assisting on this road. Love Volunteer’s aim for this important program is that it is a mutual exchange of skills and experiences that enriches both parties. Volunteers may find that they learn as much from the children as the children will learn from the volunteers!
Goals of this Project:
- Provide English skills to children in Jaipur
- Improve the future prospects of the children of Jaipur
- 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.
Volunteering to teach in India will be a hugely rewarding experience for any international volunteer. Students will learn a great deal from a native English speaker, along with the local teachers who will find the tuition and conversational skills helpful to their own English language skills. Volunteers on this program will adopt the ‘Play-Way’ method of teaching. The aim is to create a playful environment and enhance the creativity of the children through painting, playing games, singing etc. Volunteers working with pupils in classes 1-5 will assist teachers in delivering the English and mathematics syllabus, alphabets, counting, days of the week, months of the year, manners, writing practice etc. Volunteers will also help to deliver hygiene and environmental education. Volunteers will spend their time assisting the local teacher with daily activities, and will spend time teaching and playing with the children. They will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:
- Help the teacher with the planned classroom activities
- Assist with the delivery of a range of academic subjects
- Converse in and teach basic English to the children
- Play games and read to the children in English
- Help the children complete projects
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Volunteers are met on arrival into Jaipur and taken to the volunteer house where they can meet with their hosts and fellow volunteers. The following day an orientation session is held to introduce volunteers to the programs and their new environment. The session will cover safety, transportation, basic culture and history and is a chance to get to know other volunteers and the local team and ask any questions you may have.
- Arrival Day: SATURDAY
- Departure Day: SATURDAY
- Arrival Airport: Jaipur International Airport, Rajasthan, India (JAI)
Volunteers can also arrive into Delhi and transport will be arranged to Jaipur by our local team at a cost of around USD90.
Volunteers on this amazing program are comfortably accommodated in a Volunteer House in the safe and well-regarded district of Bank Colony, 30 minutes north of central Jaipur and close to the placement location.
Rooms are shared with dormitory style (bunk) beds. Bathrooms have western-style facilities and air-conditioning is provided for comfort during the summer months (April – October). Bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and towels.
A well-equipped kitchen is available for volunteers as are communal areas for relaxing and socializing. WiFi is available in the house free of charge.
Volunteers are provided with lunch and dinner daily at the volunteer house throughout their placement and clean, treated water is readily available. Breakfast is self-catered and can be prepared in the communal kitchen. Local markets, laundry facilities and shops are located within easy reach of the house and the local team will help to point these out during the orientation.
Jaipur is in the Rajasthani district of India and the food in this region is internationally renowned, particularly for its vegetarian chutneys, lentil (dal) based dishes and delicious savory snacks (known locally as chaat).
Jaipur also has a number of cafes and restaurants serving a range of international dishes so there is something for every palate.
Registration Fee: The registration fee is USD 299 for those volunteering for the first time or USD 149 for any subsequent volunteer placements. The registration fee includes: lifetime Alumni Membership, fundraising support & advice, dedicated pre-departure support, certificate of completion (on request), and exclusive access to the Trip Planner.
Requirements: We welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of childhood development and education, though volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist in the classroom. Whist not mandatory, completing a TEFL course prior to joining this project would prove to be highly beneficial. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. 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!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check
Project Location: Volunteers on this amazing program have the opportunity to stay in India’s ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and enjoy it’s unique architecture, shopping and famous Rajasthani cuisine.
Start Dates & Duration: This project is available year-round and programs start every SATURDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks.