Orphanage Volunteering in India

You have three unique and wonderful locations where you can volunteer at an orphanage in India.

In Bangalore, our volunteers work at orphanages located on the outskirts of the city, approximately 30-60 minutes from the city center. The orphanages have 20-30 children. Some of the older children (10+) attend regular schools during the day, while the younger children are at the orphanage all day. Our volunteers work with the younger children during the day, doing things like teaching basic reading, writing, math, and spoken English, as well as sports, games, songs, and arts & crafts. In the evenings, volunteers also can help the older children with homework, and just spend quality time with all of the children. There are private rooms available at the orphanage where volunteers can live. They can also stay with nearby host families, located within walking distance of the orphanage.

New Delhi
In Delhi, several of the orphanages are on the outskirts of Delhi, where you can experience both urban and rural India. One orphanage is a complete girls orphanage and has more than 40 girls from 7-17 yrs. You would assist the regular teachers in Delhi with the girls’ lessons, or you can have your own classroom as well. While at the program you would stay at a residential accommodation within the premises of the orphanage. Your accommodation would be in a separate room for volunteers and meals would be provided daily.

In Tuni, you will be in a much more relaxed and rural setting, especially compared to Delhi. In Tuni, we send volunteers to an orphanage that houses 75 children. They have a school onsite where younger children are taught all disciplines, like English, Math, History, etc. The older children typically attend regular local schools. There is ample time for extracurricular activities such as sports, games, songs, and arts & crafts.

Locations:  Bangalore, New Delhi, and Tuni

Dates:  Available year-round. You choose the start and end dates.

Requirements:  Age 16+

Length of Stay:  1 week minimum. 6 months maximum.

Schedule:  Volunteer Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm. Weekends free-time.

Accommodations:  Host Family or at the orphanage (18+ female volunteers only)

Program Fees

  • 1 Week: $995
  • 2 Weeks: $1,150
  • 3 Weeks: $1,300
  • 4 Weeks: $1,450
  • (After 4th week, add $150 per extra week)

What’s Included

  • Volunteer Placement
  • Meals & Accommodations
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-Off
  • 24-hour Support
  • Orientation in India
  • Handbook for India
  • Pre-trip Guidance & Support
  • Assistance with Visa Process
  • Drop-off at Program Site
  • Introduction to Host Family
  • Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

(Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visas)