Tailor-Made Volunteer Experiences in India
At Vocational Impact, we understand that everyone has unique skills and passions that can be harnessed to create a meaningful impact in the world. That’s why we offer tailor-made volunteer experiences in India, designed to fit your individual needs and aspirations.

Our dedicated program coordinators will work closely with you to create a personalised program that aligns with your skills, goals, and interests. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply someone with a desire to give back, our programs allow you to make a difference while gaining practical work experience and developing new skills.

With a wide range of opportunities in various fields, we can connect you with local communities in India and guide you on a transformative journey in this beautiful country.

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Join one of our teams or move between projects
Work with organisations on the forefront of HIV/AIDS care
Target your programme to specific communities
Mix several programmes or come up with your own volunteer experience
Work towards specific career or education goals with an ethical focus
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Location: Jaipur, India
Price: From £325
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Age: 18+
Professional programme development, registration, 24/7 support, Internship with psychologist at a hospital, Discover the local culture of Jaipur, Experience India with other volunteers


This programme is ideal for…

This tailor-made volunteer programme in India is ideal for individuals who are looking for a unique and personalised volunteering experience. Whether you are a student, a professional, or someone with a passion for making a difference, this programme is designed to match your skills, interests, and goals. It is perfect for those who want to contribute to sustainable community development projects while gaining practical work experience and developing new skills. With a wide range of opportunities available in fields such as education, healthcare, community development, and environmental conservation, this programme offers a transformative journey that will empower you to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.

Programme Overview

Work closely with our program coordinators to design a program that suits your skills, interests, and goals. We will ensure that your volunteer experience aligns with your unique strengths and aspirations. We provide comprehensive support from the moment you arrive until the end of your program. This includes airport pickup and drop-off, secure and dedicated volunteer accommodations, and round-the-clock assistance from our in-country team. Your safety, comfort, and well-being are our top priorities.

Make a Meaningful Impact

Our volunteer programs are carefully crafted to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities in need. Your skills and efforts will contribute to sustainable development projects and empower local communities. Your contribution directly supports ethical and sustainable community development projects. We work with trusted local institutions, schools, NGOs, and communities to ensure that your efforts have a lasting and positive impact.

Life-Changing Experience

Volunteering abroad is more than just a work placement. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, gain cross-cultural perspectives, and develop practical field experience that will enhance your personal and professional growth. peak to our program coordinator who will guide you through the process and help you explore the various volunteering options available in India. We’ll discuss your skills, interests, and desired outcomes to design a program that suits you.

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About the Programme

Daily Schedule: You will be volunteering during the day from Monday to Friday. That’s about as specific as we can be without hearing what specialisms and projects you will choose to do with us. Get in touch and we’ll craft a programme that’ll have you already packing your bags. 

Weekends and free time: The weekends are free time off from volunteering. This is a great opportunity to explore India and plan weekend trips and activities. You can read our Volunteer Travel Guide to India for great tips on places to visit and things to do. If you just want to relax, enjoy the nearby landmarks and explore Jaipurand you are welcome to stay at the volunteer accommodation over the weekend, but most volunteers will plan to go on trips together on the weekends. Our local team can help you organise weekend activities. 

Whether you’re interested in working in healthcare, education, community development, or environmental conservation, Jaipur offers a diverse array of placements to match your interests and skills. From assisting in hospitals and clinics to supporting educational programs for underprivileged children, you can make a meaningful impact in the areas that matter most to you.

Our dedicated program coordinators will work closely with you to identify the organizations and institutions that align with your goals and provide a rewarding volunteering experience. With your choice of placements, you can customize your volunteer journey and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and community of Jaipur.

India faces many challenges and volunteers can make an impact by supporting the work of local and international organisations working to help promote sustainable growth. You’ll be working alongside and learning from industry professionals by supporting their daily work in the community. Volunteers will assist with education, tuition, child development and childcare, casework, research, community outreach programmes, sustainability projects and other vital community development work. By developing an understanding of some of the social, economic, political and legal challenges to sustainable community development, volunteers can make a meaningful difference.

You should expect to be learning and working with local professionals to impact change but be aware that there are cultural differences in the way things are approached. Volunteer duties will vary during your time on the programme depending on the daily needs of the organisation, your levels of experience, the department you are working in and how long your programme is. Initially, your tasks will be observational and administrative. The longer you are on the programme and begin to understand the workload, duties and routine the more hands-on and practical your role will be.

At Vocational Impact, we are a charity organization committed to making a direct impact with your support. As a not-for-profit, we invest the donations from your fees back into the projects that our volunteers participate in through our partnership with Arms Around the Child. By joining our programs, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain practical experience in your field
  • Work alongside mental health and legal professionals, including psychologists, lawyers, and counsellors
  • Collaborate with multiple organizational and institutional partners
  • Engage in community development projects that make a difference
  • Develop your professional and career skills
  • Contribute to cross-cultural exchange, sharing ideas and practices
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life
  • Explore the magnificent history, landmarks, nature, and cities of South Africa
  • Experience personal growth through travel, work, and friendships
  • Connect with other volunteers and meet new people
  • Benefit from tailored programs designed to meet your specific needs and interests.
  • By participating in our programs, you not only contribute to meaningful initiatives but also embark on a transformative journey of personal and professional development.

To participate in our volunteer programmes in India, you must be 18 years or older and have the enthusiasm and dedication to work and engage with your chosen programme. There are no specific educational or professional qualifications required. Whether you are a student, graduate, or professional, as long as you are ready to get stuck in and make a positive impact, you are welcome to join us. We value individuals who are committed to learning, open to new experiences, and have a positive attitude towards helping others.

All our projects are founded, managed and developed by locals. We provide essential funding to support community programs, development projects, running costs, local salaries and sustainability. We work with partner organisations that are specialists in the areas they operate. Our partner organisations are selected because of the important work they are doing and they are run by impressive humanitarians and professionals in their fields. 

Volunteers will also help at our foundation in India which provides holistic care for children suffering from HIV/AIDS. The foundation’s goal is to give children the best opportunities for the future by providing an integrated programme of housing, education, healthcare, nutrition, sports and arts, as well as a focus on counselling, mentoring and well-being.

Vocational Impact operates under UK registered charity, Arms Around the Child. Our core mission is to offer ethical volunteer abroad programmes that provide international skills exchange, career development, work experience, and practical support to international NGOs, and to donate directly towards projects that volunteers work with. 

When you think of India, do you imagine vivid colours, diversity, lots of festivals, and incredible architecture? It’s all of this and so much more. We cannot deny it, India should be on everyone’s bucket list, and the opportunity to live with a local, like a local and make friends with everyone you meet cannot be missed. Fall in love with India with Vocational Impact as your guide.

Our project is located in Jaipur, well known as the “Pink City” of India. A vibrant urban city steeped in history and traditional Indian culture. In recent years India has benefited from fast-paced development but there is still extreme inequality. Major problems include inadequate nutrition, poor health and lack of access to services and care. 

Volunteers can really make an impact with this Urban city placement. By helping local initiatives and organizations in Jaipur you can make a big difference reaching poorer areas of the city and more rural communities in need of support. Urban life gives you the chance to explore the historic sites and landmarks Jaipur has to offer and learn about the traditional culture of India. 

In Jaipur, you can live like a local whilst having easy access to the rich experiences India has to offer. Jaipur is part of India’s Golden Triangle, one of the most popular travel routes in the subcontinent. Covering the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur and hitting major world-famous landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, this golden triangle shows the beauty, diversity, and culture of India.


During the course of your placement, you will stay with Smriti at her lovely home located in the suburbs of Jaipur. You will therefore live like a local Indian. The accommodation is of very high quality by local standards and has running water, hot showers, and electricity. There is a large and well-maintained forecourt, well-sized bedrooms and living spaces, and the house is modern, clean and comfortable. 

The property is well protected and secure, and your host family will make you feel welcome, safe and comfortable, in traditional Indian style welcoming you into their home and family. You will have staff that will cook and clean for you, and there are basic amenities for you to use. 

The house can host up to 4 volunteers at one time. There are separate rooms so you will have your own space. There is a communal kitchen, supplied with basics: fridge, freezer, kettle and hob. Pillows and sheets are provided, however, it is recommended that you bring your own towels. You can only drink bottled water, which will be provided for you.

There is no Wi-Fi at the home, however, you can buy a local SIM card with data (your phone needs to be unlocked) to stay connected. The VI team in-country will help you purchase a local SIM Card.

Jaipur is a vibrant city where you can feel safe to explore and will be welcomed and made to feel at home by the locals. During your free time, you can explore the bustling bazaars and markets, visit the many temples, try some delicious local cuisine and visit the museums and landmarks.


Our host family Smriti and her husband will ensure you get an authentic Indian experience and will provide you with tasty traditional Indian food. You will be provided with three meals per day cooked on-site at the accommodation. This is your chance to experience local, authentic and traditional Indian food. Here is an example of meals served:

Breakfast: Cornflakes, Egg, Toast, Fruits, Poha, Oats, Coffee, Tea, Milk etc. 

Lunch/ Dinners: Dal, Vegetables, Rice, Chapati, Currys and Chicken.

Meals can be made Vegetarian and Vegan dishes can be provided upon request. Our team will do their best to cater for any dietary requirements.

We aim to begin programmes on the first Monday of each month. Once you register for the programme we work closely with all volunteers to map your dates together. Volunteers will need to arrive one or two days before orientation. 

After you have registered for the programme you will need to book flights to arrive at Jaipur International. We recommend flying to Delhi/ Mumbai and transferring to Jaipur. Upon arrival in India, you will be met at the airport by one of our volunteer coordinators. We will provide you with a Vocational Impact T-shirt which makes identification easy. Our team will then transport you to the homestay accommodation to meet your hosts.

Orientation is hosted by our local team where you will receive an introduction to your programme. This will cover information about India, the culture and customs, expectations, safety, staff members, organisational partners, and an overview of the placement itinerary. 

Depending on when you arrive you will get a guided tour of Jaipur with our volunteer coordinator a day before the programme begins. This gives you the chance to familiarize yourself with the local areas, landmarks, markets, city centre, some hang out spots and bars etc.

On your final day of the programme, usually a Friday evening we will host a leaving party for you and the other volunteers also departing to thank you and say farewell to all the friends you’ve made and the people you’ve worked with. 

Programme Fees:

1 week – £325
2 weeks – £650
3 weeks – £975
4 weeks – £1300
5 weeks – £1600
6 weeks – £1900
8 weeks – £2400
10 weeks – £2900
12 weeks – £3300
What’s Included:

✔︎ Support in Country
✔︎ Transportation
✔︎ Accommodation
✔︎ Meals
✔︎ Weekly laundry and housekeeping
✔︎ Personal Development Training
✔︎ Professional Programme Support
✔︎ 24/7 In-country volunteer coordinator
✔︎ Registration at affiliate organizations

✔︎ 30 + hours of cross-cultural training
✔︎ 24/7 international support
✔︎ Weekends off for travel opportunities

After Care:

✔︎ Certificate of Learning (upon request)
✔︎ Employment opportunities. Join our team!
✔︎ Become a VI Ambassador
✔︎ Join the Vocational Impact alumni community
✔︎ We can provide you with Job references


Registration Fee:

In addition to the programme fee there is a £265 registration fee to secure your place on the programme. This registration fee includes:

Support Before you Travel

✔︎ Tailored placements to match your interests, career development goals or university subject
✔︎ Pre-departure support with paperwork
✔︎ Support with flights + insurance & visa advice
✔︎ Unlimited telephone and email support
✔︎ Fundraising guides
✔︎ Volunteer essential information guide
✔︎ Packing lists
✔︎ 100% financial protection + flexible booking and start dates

Where Does My Money Go:

Unlike other companies in the field, Vocational Impact is a charity organisation and operates under UK registered charity, Arms Around the Child. Your programme fees go towards providing you a safe, organised and structured volunteer placement and is reinvested directly back into our project partners in Africa and India.

We claim GiftAID on your donation fees (UK only), which means we can donate more directly towards the projects you will stay with. Vocational Impact are governed by the UK Charity Commission and we are a not-for-profit operation. We have been awarded ‘Ethical Travel Partner’ at many UK universities because of our unique model.

What’s Not Included:

✗ Flights
✗ Tourist Visa (if applicable)
✗ Travel Insurance
✗ Spending Money
✗ Vaccinations
✗ Police check/DBS


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