Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days
Location: India
Total Cost: 2850



On this international challenge you’ll be based in and around Palampur, a beautiful town in Northern India with spectacular views of the Himalayas and rolling tea fields!


how you can help

We work on a number of projects in and around Palampur to help improve community health. As a health promotion volunteer, you will play a key role in our health education program, designing and delivering important workshops in the community that cover the following topics:

  • Nutrition

  • Water

  • Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Women’s health

  • Physical activity

  • Mental health and well-being

  • Disease prevention

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program structure

When you arrive in India you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Indian culture and history, get your bearings around town, meet community partners, visit local health facilities and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.

Over two weeks, you’ll volunteer Monday – Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel and exploring. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax and explore town or do any required planning for the next day.

On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport or you can join our extension trip tour of the best sites across India!


Learn more about the program from one of our volunteer alumni

extend your volunteer program

After your volunteer program you can join our optional extension trip for $950 and spend a week on the most spectacular tour of India! You'll begin by heading to Amristar where you'll visit the Golden Temple and watch the famous lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah Border. Next up is Agra where you'll spend time exploring the Red Fort, local markets and the one and only Taj Mahal! Your final destination will be Delhi where you'll visit the Old and New cities and have plenty of time to do you own exploring before catching your flight home. 

download the itinerary for a day-by-day overview of the program


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Program Date: 23rd November - 7th December 2024
Program Date: 11th January - 25th January 2025
Extension Trip: 25 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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