Care of Orphan Children
Care of Orphan Children
While a one-sided view of western media has somewhat put a negative light on supporting orphanages, it is not a false statement that the work done by legitimate orphanages and the volunteers supporting them makes a world of difference in the lives of the kids who don’t have anything to call as their own.
A Personal Adventure that Changes Lives
Working at orphanages is a very rewarding and yet sometimes an emotional experience. While it is very satisfying to work with underprivileged children, it is only when one meets them does he realise that they don’t have something very fundamental. The person then experiences an intense desire to support these kids with the very best that he can so that they may be ready to face the challenges of life. That is what the volunteers here help the orphan children to do through a number of activities.
Location - Jaipur, India
Being part of the Golden Triangle of tourism in India, Jaipur is a jewel in the Indian heritage and is one of the most visited and photographed cities in the world. Famous sites like The Wind Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar keep tourists glued to the city.
The Idex Jaipur accommodation is ideal for the participants attending Idex’s programs and also useful for the travellers who wish to enjoy the riches of Rajasthan.
Jaipur is privileged to be the first planned Indian city and it is globally renowned for its colourful gems. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, has an alluring combination of ancient historical significance with the benefits of a metropolis. The bustling city is one of the corners of the golden triangle, the other two being Agra and Delhi.
This popular tourist destination accurately represents the Rajputana traditions, history and architecture. Jaipur is also known to be one among the best luxury travel destinations in India with plenty of heritage and boutique hotels. It is also a favourite travel spot for backpackers who look forward to a variety of exciting activities on a shoestring budget.
This city is hospitable and welcoming and is perfect for an ideal holiday amidst modern comforts and rich history. Each palace, temple and fort in Jaipur transports the traveller back to the golden Rajput era. The mixture of materials, colours and intricate carvings of the monuments is a real delight to the history lovers visiting the city.
The major tourist attractions of Jaipur include its palaces and forts among which the City Palace, the Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and the Amer/Amber Fort are the topmost destinations. Jaipur hosts several local markets which sell authentic products related to the traditional art and craft and handloom of Rajasthan and which portray the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also a paradise for food lovers and contains numerous spots to savour its mouth-watering local cuisine.
Volunteer and Travel Option
You can’t put a price on such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible packages that cater to everyone’s needs. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to beautiful India.
PROGRAM DURATION B2C Prices
2 weeks €1,417
3 weeks €1,967
4 weeks €2,483
Weekly extension €233
Included Services and Activities
- Cooking workshop to observe and learn Indian cuisine and try your hands at it yourself.
- Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.
- Have a fun day with henna painting and dressing like locals, a great photo opportunity.
- One workshop to practice yoga with a professional instructor.
- Learn Bollywood dancing and learn the moves in a workshop in an instructor.
- Learn Hindi for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.
- Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
- Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
- Daily work planning to plan the next day.
- Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organising and general support.
- The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colours or others.
- Learn Hindi for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.
- 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
- Agra, to see the Taj Mahal
- Camel safari with overnight camping in the desert, at Pushkar.
- Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
- Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
# Refer to arrival and departure procedure to know pickup window times and departure schedules.
+ Breakfast only during weekend trips.
Volunteer Activities include
Accommodation and Amenities
Program Start Dates
Duration : 15 Days
Place : Jaipur, India
You will be greeted by an Idex representative at the exit gate at Jaipur International Airport. You will be then escorted to your accommodation and shall be assisted with check-in. He will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents to you. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (no meals)
Your morning is free and you will join our orientation in the late afternoon. In the orientation, you will get detailed information about the volunteering project and the work areas. Overnight stay is at your accommodation in Jaipur (meals - breakfast and dinner).
After breakfast, you start your volunteering work in the morning and continue it till the afternoon, totally for about five hours per day. Then in the evening, you participate in dinner with a local, middle class family to get a glimpse into the area which is, in fact, a major part of India’s social, economic and cultural engine. During the dinner, we can try to make conversations about how life is for people in India and can share about our own family. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Volunteer work during the morning and afternoon time for totally about five hours per day. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Volunteer work during the morning and afternoon for totally about five hours per day. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Check out of your accommodation after breakfast and set off for a lovely drive to Agra. The journey will take around four & half hours. You arrive at Agra and check in to your hotel before visiting the local market of Agra. Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, had transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire. In Agra, you will be caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, as well as the city’s irresistible charm. Unsurprisingly, modern Agra has held onto its Mughal heritage so that the modern city is blended with old and beautiful monuments. Overnight stay is at your accommodation in Agra (meals - breakfast and dinner)
In the early morning, you visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, a pristine white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife – Mumtaz Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, it took 20,000 workers from neighbouring Islamic countries and 22 years of ceaseless toil to create this exquisite white marble monument upon which people have waxed eloquent throughout the world.
Experience a splendid sunrise view from the Taj Mahal and then return to your hotel. After breakfast, check out from your accommodation and drive down to Jaipur. The journey will take around four and a half hours. Arrive at Jaipur and check into your accommodation.
Start a fresh day in Jaipur with breakfast and then head out to volunteering work during the morning and afternoon for totally about 5 hours per day. In the late afternoon, learn the typical and traditional dress styles of India from instructors. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After breakfast, head to your volunteering site and do volunteer work during the morning and afternoon for totally about five hours per day. In the late afternoon, involve yourself in the local culture by learning the local language, Hindi. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After morning breakfast, go to the volunteering site and take part in volunteering work during the morning and afternoon for totally about five hours per day. Learn the famous Indian art of “Henna making” by local experts. Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Start your day with a refreshing yoga session. After breakfast, proceed to the volunteering site for volunteer work in the morning and afternoon for totally about five hours (per day). Overnight stay is at the accommodation in Jaipur (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Start your day with a Yoga session. After breakfast, perform volunteering work in the morning and afternoon (for totally about five hours per day) In the late afternoon, enjoy a cooking demonstration to understand about the Indian cuisine. Overnight stay is at your accommodation in Jaipur (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Pushkar and the journey will take around 3 hours. Arrive at Pushkar and check into your accommodation. Pushkar – one of the holiest pilgrimage centres for Hindus and the only place in India where you will find the temple of the ‘Creator’ God, Brahma. Upon arrival in Pushkar, we take on another form of travel, more suited to the desert, camels! We take a camel safari atop the “ship of the desert” going through sandy ravines and local villages where we can absorb the harsh yet colourful landscape of the Thar Desert. Our safari concludes in a tent camp. After sunset, we can enjoy a clear view of the star-lit night sky during dinner. Overnight stay is in a tent in Pushkar (meals – breakfast and dinner). (PS: In case of rain, we will not provide tented accommodation. Instead, the volunteers will stay at a Guest House in Pushkar).
After breakfast, return to Pushkar and later take a leisurely guided tour of the Pushkar town with its small lanes, colourful markets, and most importantly, the steps to the Holy Lake and about 500 temples. Our tour would conclude with a visit to a temple of Brahma, the creator God for the Hindus. Later on, you visit some of the many temples and Ghats, where pilgrims bathe in the sacred waters of the lake. In the afternoon, you drive back to Jaipur. After arriving at Jaipur, you check into your accommodation. You can take your return flight on this day after 20:00 hours from Jaipur International Airport. (meals – breakfast and dinner).
In the morning, you travel to Jaipur airport to board your flight to your onward destinations.
NOTE:- This itinerary may change as per local circumstances, but you will get all the included program services).
Typical Daily Schedule
Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the ‘Volunteer & Travel’ package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.
Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
Project work 9:00 – 12:30
Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
Project work 14:00 – 16:00
Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00