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Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: India
Total Cost: $2,050 (book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

On this volunteer challenge you will spend two weeks working on a range of health promotion interventions in Palampur aimed at increasing awareness of key health issues and improving overall community health.

 

who can volunteer?

If you have work experience or are studying in a field related to medicine, nursing, public health, biomedicine, allied healthcare or science, our India Health Promotion Challenge is perfect for you! 

 

what you'll be doing

You will be volunteering with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on important health topics like hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community because locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

 

weekly structure

Following an induction and orientation when you arrive, your volunteering days will be Monday-Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to nearby Dharamshala to visit the home of the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government, or if you’re more of an adrenaline junkie you could go paragliding from the second highest location in the world!

 

Extend your volunteer trip

After your volunteer program you can join our optional extension trip for $875 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. 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 30th Nov - 14th Dec 2019
Extension Trip: 14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Program Date: 18th Jan - 1st Feb 2020
Extension Trip: 01 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020

*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

Your Impact

In India, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Your volunteer work addressing essential health and wellbeing issues will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: