Our programs in India are closed until further notice. However, you can still join one of our amazing projects in nearby Nepal or Sri Lanka.

If you've got your heart set on India, get in touch and we'll let you know when we're accepting volunteers again.

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Projects Abroad in India - Arrival Procedure in Jaipur

UPDATE: India Programs closed until further notice

Arrival Procedures

Volunteer and young child sharing a laugh outside a project placement in India

Most volunteers joining Projects Abroad in India are met at Jaipur International Airport. One of our staff members will be waiting for you with a Projects Abroad sign. As you leave the airport, the heat and the noisy and colorful streets make your arrival in India an experience in itself.

When travelling to India, you can choose to fly to either Jaipur or the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. If you are flying into New Delhi, you will be asked to pay a supplement fee for your round-trip airport transfer.

After you arrive, you will be driven to your accommodation. The Projects Abroad member of staff travelling with you will tell you all about India and its people, their customs, and habits. As soon as you settle in, our staff will explain the schedule for your first couple of days.

Orientation and Induction

On your second day your Project Coordinator will meet you at your accommodation and you will be provided with a Welcome Pack containing important information, including a map. Our staff will take you to our office and, after you receive a full induction, take you out around town to show you the main sites and useful services like the bank, post office, and internet cafes. You will then be taken to your placement and receive another introduction.

You can call our India staff 24 hours a day if you have any questions or problems.

"My host-family made the experience a lot easier to handle and were always ready to help."

Martin Clarke
Teaching in India

Female volunteer with her host family in India

Accommodation in India can be very basic. Do not expect modern toilet facilities, and your shower will likely be a bucket shower. However, you will have everything you need - your own bed, a light, and a fan.

As part of your induction one of our staff will take you to be introduced formally to your place of work and meet your placement supervisor. During this meeting your schedule and working hours will be arranged and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Most volunteers then start work at their placement the following day and our staff will make sure that you are happy with the plans for this.

If you are volunteering on a Standard Project, all necessary work-related transportation costs will be covered by Projects Abroad.

"Don't expect chicken tikka masala - that is an anglicised North Indian dish. Southern food is very different. Iddli, dosai and iddiapam will become part of your vocabulary very quickly."

Karen Slevin
Medical volunteer

Projects for All Ages in India

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