Projects Abroad in India - Arrival Procedure in Jaipur
Volunteers arriving in India should fly into Jaipur International Airport. As you leave the airport the heat and the hectic, noisy and colourful streets make your arrival in India an experience in itself. But don't worry - one of our staff will be there to meet you.
From the airport, you will be driven to your accommodation. The local 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.
Please note that if you choose to fly into Delhi instead of Jaipur, you will be charged a supplement for your arrival transfer.
Volunteering in India: 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 a wealth of 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."
Teaching in India
As you may imagine, accommodation in India can be quite basic. Don't expect western-style toilet facilities, and your shower will be a bucket shower - it is what it sounds like! 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 properly the following day and our staff will make sure that you are happy with the plans for this.
Please note that you will need to cover the cost of the auto-rickshaw or public bus.