This summer volunteer program is located in the popular tourist destination of Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, you'll get to see and understand Indian culture a lot more than just visiting on a holiday. Sometimes you might be volunteering for 5 days, work usually lasts around 5 hours a day and on weekends you will get free time to travel.

You will be help at community and day care centres as well as schools in this region where you can teach English or generally help educational programmes. Children's ages vary from 2 - 5 years and they will be fascinated to learn from you. You will not be alone on these programs, lots of people from all over the world travel and volunteer every year and you will meet new friends and really get to know them.

There will be full training and an orientation session when you arrive in India where you will be given information about the history, culture of India and also safety advice. If you are looking for something meaningful to do during summer then consider travelling and volunteering in India with Volunteering Solutions.

No previous experience is required and you can enquire today for information or sign up. Places you will get to visit include the beautiful Kangra Valley and the Himalayas which are located in Northern India. Dharamshala is also a recommended place to visit where thousands of Tibetan exiles and the Dalap Lama live. You will need to pay a fee to participate and this will cover your transport, accommodation, orientation, excursions, meals and a donation to local projects.



  • Day 1 (Sat) – Arrival at Delhi
  • Day 2 (Sun) – Orientation & Sightseeing of Delhi
  • Day 3 (Mon) to Day 7 (Fri) – Volunteering in Delhi  – Afternoon Cooking Session – Visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and Water Show 
  • On Day 5 (Wed), You will participate in a traditional Indian cooking session. It will be a great way to cook Indian meals and enjoy it with your group. 
  • On Day 6, (Thu), we will take you to the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple followed by a spectacular Water Show. This will be a memorable evening as you will witness one of the most beautiful temples with superb architecture followed by an amazing laser water show in the evening. 
  • Day 8 (Sat) – Free Day in Delhi / Delhi-Palampur by overnight air-conditioned bus
  • Day 9 (Sun) – Arrival at Palampur / Palampur Program Orientation / Visit to local market in Palampur 
  • Day 10 (Mon) to Day 14 (Fri) – Volunteer work in Childcare Project in Palampur
  • Day 15 (Sat) – Trekking in Himalayas (2 days and 1 night) 
  • Day 16 (Sun) – Trekking ends at Dharamsala - Stay at Dharamsala/Mcleodganj
  • Day 17 (Mon) – Dharamsala/Mcleaodganj-Amritsar -Sightseeing in Amritsar 
  • Day 18 (Tue) – Amritsar-Delhi by train / Delhi-Agra 
  • Day 19 (Wed) – Visit to Taj Mahal And Transfer To Jaipur  
  • Day 20 (Thu) Sightseeing In Jaipur – Elephant Volunteering at Elephant Village in Jaipur– Cultural Evening in Jaipur 
  • Day 21 (Fri) – Visit to the Historic Amber Fort – Transfer to Delhi 
  • Day 22 (Sat) – Depart for airport, back home or Join Goa Beach Week


What's Included?

  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from staff
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Pick up from the airport
  • Orientation 
  • Food (2-3 times a day)
  • Accommodation 
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)


What's Not Included?

  • Airfare
  • Return Trip to Airport (Can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Local Transportation
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations