WHAT TO EXPECT WORKING IN THE SOCIAL WORK PROJECT WITH CHILDREN?

During your volunteer work in India, you will be supporting the teachers in their day-to-day tasks in kindergartens, day-care centers or even in schools. Your creativity and self-initiative have no limits. The children are looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world, learning about where you are from, playing games together, or practicing light English. In the course of learning, you can teach them the alphabet, animal concepts, numbers or other terms in English. The children also look forward to engaging in activities such as painting, coloring in, arts and crafts. All help is welcomed and any ideas you share to bring more joy and educational activities for the children is definitely encouraged.


Volunteers tasks may include:

  • Playing with children - The children are between 4 and 8 years old, so they demand a lot of energy. Volunteers must be prepared to be very active. Creativity will be an important tool to help the children keep busy. Create new games and/or help to organize and participate in existing ones

  • Teach English - Young children learn a second language faster than older kids. Volunteers will be responsible to create activities where children will be able to learn English. This can be done through games, songs, dancing and books

  • Motivate and uplift - Enthusiastically empower children by giving them positive verbal feedback

  • Help Staff - Interact and help other caregivers and teachers with general cleaning of the centre, feeding the children and help keeping the children out of harm's way

  • Maintenance -  The schools need constant upkeep. Volunteers will help with minor maintenance jobs like painting walls, fixing chairs or organizing the kitchen


What is included in the program:

  • 1 week / 2 weeks / 3 weeks or 1-month programs

  • Accommodation - private double room with own bathroom ceiling fan or A/C (extra cost)

  • Program orientation including a T-shirt and Welcome pack

  • Volunteering project 5x per week, weekends free time

  • Morning Yoga and meditation 6x a week ( Sunday rest) at Loving Earth Yoga Shala

  • Delicious Vegan Meals -  breakfast and dinner served at Loving Earth Cafe with a snack to take to project

  • Airport transfers

  • Transport to and from the project

  • 1-day excursion, visiting Keralan backwaters and surrounding sights


What is NOT included:

  • Flights

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa


Program cost all inclusive:

  • 1-week standard double room w/ fan - $799 AUD

  • 2-week standard double room w/fan - $1300 AUD

  • 3-week standard double room w/fan - $1700 AUD

  • 1-month standard double room w/fan - $2050 AUD


Ahimsa Karma Yoga Program Daily Schedule Example:

8:00 am - Morning Yoga Flow at Loving Earth Shala

10 am - Breakfast at Loving Earth Cafe

11 am - Taxi pick up to Project

11:30 to 3.30 pm - Karma Yoga at Project of choice

3:45pm - Taxi pick up back to Homestay

5 pm - Dinner at Loving Earth Cafe

 


Sign up for our next intake starting in february 2019

You'll be taken to an application form where you'll state your arrival date and duration you would like to stay. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have processed your application.