Volunteer in Rishikesh (Create an impact)

Company : The Tarzan Way
Location : Rishikesh, India
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

Explore the spiritual mountain town of Rishikesh while taking part in volunteering work for a social cause.

Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports. The town is a delightful amalgam of spiritual and adrenaline pumping experiences. With the increase in the number of campsites, adventure sports like river rafting, and trekking opportunities, as well as yoga courses, ashrams and markets along with the breath-taking views of the Himalayas, Rishikesh can be easily termed as a traveller’s delight.

Your Volunteer in Rishikesh project has been planned out in a way to make sure you make a meaningful impact while taking part in our culturally immersive activities.


Volunteer Work:

  1. Teaching Children
  2. Women Empowerment
  3. Old Age Home
  4. Animal Care
  5. Community Service


Activities Planned:

  • Five day Yoga Workshop.
  • Site visit to a Pahaadi Gaon (Mountain Village).
  • White-water rafting.


Program Specifics:

Volunteer Work duration– Weekdays, 9 AM – 3 PM (Approximately 6 hours).

Accommodation- Stay is provided at a guesthouse in the vicinity of your workplace.

Orientation – Orientation is provided before arrival to India through Skype and the first day in India is for orientation for things such as local transport, food, safety, SIM Cards etc.

Pre-Arrival Support – Our support begins even before you land in India. You can expect complete help while booking your flights, getting health insurance, VISA etc.

Experience Captain – Your go-to guy, he will always be just a call/message away. He is there to make sure you have a safe and meaningful experience.

Read more about being a volunteer at Rishikesh here.

Start Dates

The project starts on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Costs / Benefits

Project Cost:
2 Weeks - 550 USD
3 Weeks - 660 USD
4 Weeks - 740 USD

- Stay
- All meals
- Travel
- Airport Pickup and drop
- SIM Card
- Pre-arrival orientation (VISA, flight tickets, insurance and vaccinations)
- Experience Captain (Your go-to guy in India)


- Scanned copy of your passport
- Resume/ CV

Booking / Enquiry

The Tarzan Way Volunteer in Rishikesh (Create an impact) Reviews

Home country

Although I am Indian, I have never really lived here. I was born in the US and came to visit Delhi only a few times where my relatives stayed. When I decided I wanted to spend my summer break exploring my home country, I wanted to stay in place away from the crowded cities, somewhere quiet where I could get the true essence of my home country. I found this place in Rishikesh with its beautiful valley and friendly people. It is like a small town with everything at a walking distance! I was hosted by Ramesh and worked at a small school run for poor children. Teaching them Maths and English was like therapeutic for me. Rishikesh will always hold a very special space in my heart and I will always remember it in my heart. Really thankful for TTW for giving me such an amazing opportunity.

By: Anam Ahmed
Nationality: United States
Age: 21

Changed person

I would’ve never thought that I would ever travel to India. I had often thought about travelling abroad after school but it had always ended with thoughts of partying in Europe. I would have never thought that I would go for a volunteering program in India and I am really glad that I did. The things that I learned through this experience were immense. Humility, understanding, respect for other religions, cultures - the list just goes on and on. I learned to respect the things that I had taken for granted for life. The children I worked with in the school didn’t even have a quarter of what I often took for granted and were still so happy, always enjoying life. Even after facing so many hardships they harboured no resentment or hate. They just spread love wherever they went. It was really a life changing experience and I will look back to these weeks in India even when I grow old. A huge thanks to Ramesh, my host during my stay in Rishikesh. You are a really amazing person and I hope you stay blessed. Also appreciate all the effort put in by TTW to make sure my project went smoothly and I never faced any issue from my arrival to departure.

By: Jake Pereira
Nationality: Australia
Age: 20


It was such a crazy and memorable experience. India is beautiful country. My project was in Rishikesh but I spend my weekends travelling to all corners of Uttrakhand, Delhi and Rajasthan. There is so much to see that I think it will take me a lifetime to explore the whole India. There are so many things to see and to do. I could just go on and on and on. It might sound crazy but you will have to actually visit this country to find out the real beauty about it. There is no other way about it at all.

By: Eddie Francesco
Nationality: France
Age: 29

Yoga Capital of the world

From the very start to the end my volunteering project was very smooth. On sending an enquiry I got a response within an hour and by the end of the day I was already having a Skype call with Aryen who was my coordinator all through the application process and during my stay in India. On arrival I was picked up from the airport and transferred to Rishikesh which is a beautiful hill station. Opposite of what India is considered as noisy, it is such a quite little hill station with a beautiful river and so many fun things to do. During my stay here I did rafting, bungee jumping, camping, trekking, basic yoga classes and so much shopping. I was hosted in a school in Rishikesh itself where I taught children drawing. All the kids aged 5-12 were really sweet and funny. They would be playful all the time, always running around and very energetic. Overall as I said my trip was very smooth and anyone who comes to India, I would recommend either going for the Rishikesh program or at least staying there for a few days.

By: Elaine Zhao
Nationality: China
Age: 24

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