Saturday, January 3, 2015

Reasons to Choose Us !

  • Happiness Guarantee
  • Best price & Value 
  • Pay directly to host family/project
  • Flexible start dates
  • Quick Reply
  • Professional field staffs
  • Trust Worthy Non Profit Company
  • Minimum Deposit Request
  • Easy to Pay by Credit Card
  • Your Safety is our Priority
  • Variety of Projects

India is a vivid mishmash of landscapes, magnificent historic sites, golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, multi-faceted people and festivities, amidst a rich cultural history. A prime destination for many, India holds surprises at every turn. With the second largest population in the world, poverty is ubiquitous in India. There are deprived communities, exploitation against women, and children working to survive instead of going to school. There is much work to be done, and local grassroots organizations have been very active in encouraging empowerment and development. Aimabroad partners up with many of the organizations to reach their aims of improving health and education, and to lend a helping hand to the women and children of India. By volunteering in India, you’ll be helping to lift the country out of its dire straits while exploring all the mysteries it has to offer. Get in touch now to embark on a journey of beauty, enlightenment and enthralling culture!

FAQ' S India Program

s India safe?

  AimabroadVolunteer always ensures you that you are placed in safe environments while volunteering in India. Often, India is a country termed as having "unity in diversity," since millions of visitors travel to India annually. India is safe, except for a few places like Jammu and Kashmir, which is 1200 kilometers away - far from our placement sites. There are some instances of petty crime in big cities, but crime is rare in rural areas.
Be careful with beggars, frauds, theft, and crowd in India. Theft is quite common in places visited by tourists. More likely, a thief will pick your pocket or break into your room. There is little culture of muggings in India.

What is the program duration?

Our volunteer opportunities start on the 2nd and 4th of Monday, are available throughout the year and are 1 to 12 weeks long.

What age do I have to be a volunteer?

You must be at least 16 years old to be a volunteer and you should be in good health; there is no upper limit.

Do I have to speak a foreign language?

Volunteers on our short-term (2-3 week programs) do not need foreign language skills. Those volunteers interested in participating on one of our long-term programs need to have intermediate language abilities in the spoken language of the program country. Orientation will include an intensive introduction to Hindi language.

Are Master, Visa and other cards accepted?

Nowadays, there are ATM services in most of the cities in India, which will be open during the day. There are also several banks and money exchange services. You can bring Master card, American Express, Visa card, cash $/ Euro or travelers checks, these all are accepted. However, facilities may be limited outside major cities. Traveler's checks may also be difficult to exchange in small towns and villages, and we advise participants to have cash on hand. You may exchange money at the airport or in city .

Do I need travel insurance?

Our program does not cover liability and insurance for our volunteers. Therefore, volunteers must have appropriate insurance before joining the program. Please obtain necessary health and travel insurance before coming to India. Talk to your travel agent about this or search on the internet to see what offers are available, and make sure you look into the details of the policy. Find out if it covers airfare in case of a medical emergency.

What Should I bring for myself?

This will vary depending on what activities you want to participate in and how much you need to be comfortable during your placement. With the exception of medicine and first-aid-kit, you can buy everything that you would need for your placement in India. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold-away windcheater is fine)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Water purification tablets and/or good quality water purifier
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • Penknife
  • Books about your country
  • Photos of your family / friends / home
  • A few examples of your local currency
  • Colored pencils and pens, drawing books, stickers

Will there be someone to pick me up from airport?

You need not be worry about airport pick-up. One of our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport terminal. He will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please do not forget to send your detailed flight itinerary in advance.

What happens, if I want to arrive earlier than the program begins?

You can arrive several days earlier or even up to a week early for your project, however, you will be responsible for these arrangements (including accommodations and food), and must still meet the Coordinator at the airport on the designated date.

Will I have time to explore Delhi and other Indian cities during my Program

You will have plenty of time to explore the New and Old Delhi , Agra , Jaipur .

How much extra money do I need?

We manage food and accommodation for volunteers from the first to last day of program so there will not be need of more money. It depends on how much you want to expend. You may need some extra money if you plan to take part in activities outside the organization or if you just want to buy some souvenirs.

Will I have communications access?

Internet cafés, telephone booths and post offices are available in most localities and around the project where you will be placed.

Can I bring my cell phone from my home country?

Please bring your cell phone. You can use most mobile handsets with a local SIM card in India. Moreover, cell phones are available in cheap price in India.

Is it possible to change placement if I get dissatisfied 

Aimabroad runs all projects and volunteers can chose project of his/ her choice or can do multiple programs where they feel more useful .

What happens if I decide to return home before the placement is over?

Once the volunteer makes a decision and pays for the program fee, upon receipt of invoice, Aimabroad does not refund any program fee under any circumstances. Nevertheless, if the volunteer have unavoidable circumstances (such as illness, death of in the family etc) may request to leave the program, we will consider to return 30% of the host family cost, if volunteer are registered for more than 30 days program. No refund will be made if program is less than 30 days and if volunteer leave program in their own decision.

Who will drop me off at the airport?

Aimabroad does not offer airport drop service. You will need to arrange a taxi or bus ride to the airport after your project is finished. This is an easy process and our in-country coordinator in India or your home stay family will be more than happy to assist you with this.

Vaccinations and Medication

This all depends on what vaccinations you already have and what country you are coming from. We suggest that you consult a travel doctor from your country before you arrive. (NOTE: Some vaccinations are needed as much as 2 months before arrival to India). Aimabroad does not cover liability and insurance of volunteers. Therefore, volunteers must have appropriate insurance before joining the program. However, you should consider the following vaccinations:
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria tablets

Clothes and Climate in Placement Areas

Volunteers should dress conservatively when at their projects. Jeans and a t-shirt are acceptable. No high shorts and tank tops please. We suggest female volunteers not to wear short skirts in villages. Indian people dress modestly, and girls cover most of their bodies. Lightweight clothing and rainwear is recommended as well as warmer clothing for the evenings (light jacket / sweaters).
The climate of India is most pleasant between the months of October and March, when much of the country enjoys temperate, blue skies as well as fresh air. In the northern part of India, from December to late February, the nights turn chilly, and a sweater or jacket is required. By mid-March, the days start getting warmer, and from late April, the temperature in central India becomes too hot for comfortable travel. In May, the dust and thunderstorms precede the monsoon season from June to August.

Emergency Contact

You have India Team available to you 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. You will have contact information  before you arrive. If you failed to get our representative at airport or if your flight changed suddenly, Please call at Given Indian Number .

What are the characteristics of good volunteer?

If you have attributes like Independence, Patience, Sense of humor, Tolerance Willingness, Flexibility, Self-motivation and Open-mindedness, you get the most out of

Language and culture week

Our one week language and orientation program is designed to give volunteers a head start before they actually work in a volunteer project. Through the program, you’ll learn about the history, culture, political situation and the mentality of the people. This will give you a very good idea of what to expect from the people you’ll be working with. You’ll also learn local language, which will make communicating with local people much easier. As part of the program, you’ll also tour historical, religious and cultural sites of the city of Delhi. After completing the program, you’ll be fully ready to take on any challenges your volunteer program might throw at you.

Program Schedule

Day Activities
Day 1: Orientation; volunteers will be briefed about the short history of India, religion, cast system, economic development, marriage, festivals, dress, family values, geographical features, safety issues, food, transportation, and host family and project information. Hindi language introduction with the greetings words.
Day 2: Hindi language (3 hours a day, you can visit local market and send emails to your family and friends in your free time)
Day 3: New Delhi Sightseeing (5 -7 hours a day): Lotus Bahai Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar
Day 4: Hindi language continues
Day 5: Old Delhi Sightseeing: India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Mosque and Raj Ghat (Gandhi Samadhi)
Day 6: Hindi language continues + washing clothes, packing things or Watching Hindi Movies in the afternoon
Day 7:  introduction with the kids or project staffs

Internship In India

India Internship Program

The internship program of Aimabroad Volunteers is a wonderful opportunity to gain extremely valuable experience in developing or underdeveloped countries by working in areas like social work, healthcare, education, conservation and many others. The program is ideal for students who want to seek academic credit to complete their program. Even if you don’t need the credit, enrolling in our internship program will still give you many benefits compared to just volunteering in a project. Here is what makes our internship program unique:

A supervisor

Aimabroad Volunteer will appoint you a supervisor, under which you will conduct research, study, work and write a report. The supervisor will be an expert in the field you will chose to work and the person will guide you and give you all the necessary backup for you to become an expert in the area you choose to study. Because of the guidance you’ll receive, you’ll finish your internship program successfully and gain much more out of it.

Fully Customized Internship Program

You can choose from many different areas to do your internship. If you are a social worker and would like to study and work in a similar field, we can offer you orphanage project; an environmental student can work in our conservation project; someone from educational background can do their work in the schools. There are many areas for you to choose from. They are:
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Women's issues
  • Health sector
  • Language and culture
  • Environment and conservation
  • Flexible Program

    You can choose how long you want to intern. The longer the better but we offer you shorter option also. You can basically choose from 2-12 weeks and enroll anytime of the year. On top of that, you can intern in more than one area if you want. For instance, you can choose to spend half of your time looking at environmental issues and the other half working at orphanages.

    Unique Cultural Experience

    With Aimabroad Volunteers, your internship program will be much more than a normal experience. In our unique model, you’ll also learn about the culture and customs of your host country and make local friends. Many interns start their program with your unique language and culture immersion program. The program familiarizes the participants intimately with Indian Culture. After that, you’ll then stay with a host family during your program. Your host family will serve you 3 local meals and take you in as a family member. Staying with a host family will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about local customs and cuisines and you can even practice local language skills you’ll have acquired by participating in our language and cultural program. Many interns have found this model thoroughly engrossing and a complete and unique experience.

Aimabroad Volunteer Program

Aimabroad Volunteers is a part of ( Established in 1997 Aimabroad has been a reputed name in the volunteering for  running safe, affordable and authentic volunteer programs. Joining the programs offered by Aimabroad will not only make a difference to the community you volunteer in, but it will bring a difference in you, the way you perceive the world, accept differences and adapt to changes.
If you possess a deep enthusiasm and intense desire to serve humanity, and are looking for a life changing volunteer abroad experience, then you need to look no further. Our programs offer and guarantee the best price and value, professional service of expert staff, direct payment to host families/projects, and a trip to remember a lifetime. Like hundreds of volunteers who trust us and embark on life changing volunteer abroad journeys through Aimabroad, we invite you to come and join us in this journey of changing the world and at the same time, changing yourself.

Dear Parents,

We are grateful with the decision you have made to send your children to experience and better understand the world through volunteering abroad. We know that you might have gone through hundreds of questions while making the decision, as your children have to leave you and the country. We believe that this experience teaches your children life lessons and provides wonderful opportunities to help make the world a better place.  we have mobilized more than 100 motivated and committed volunteers, mostly college students who were keen to learn, travel, explore, contribute, and make a difference in the lives of others in need.

Volunteers’ safety is our main concern

Our projects are located in safe cities of India . We have always considered safety as our foremost priority. Besides safety, we also ensure quality in the program through hospitable services. We make no compromises on safety and quality.

Volunteer with Family

Does your family value community service? Take your family vacations to a whole new level with Aimabroad Volunteer Travel! Go beyond your boundaries and bond as a family while improving the quality of life for others and exploring unforgettable Experience . Regardless of the volunteer project your family chooses, this is an amazing opportunity to teach your children and loved ones about the importance of philanthropy and community service, all while exploring India .
Contact us now! We would love to work with you to design the ideal project for your family. Aimabroad Volunteer and Travel staff will work directly with you to plan your travel and volunteer experiences and customize your itinerary to your family’s overall goals and interests. You can choose from a variety of volunteer projects and travel different parts of India .

A typical Itinerary:

Aimabroad Volunteer and Travel group itineraries are usually broken up into three phases: orientation, volunteer projects and travel. Depending on the amount of time your group has, we will develop each phase specifically for you. Aimabroad staff works hard to ensure that each phase is meaningful and well-organized so that your group can have the most rewarding experience possible.
  • Orientation Phase: Depending on your available time, your group can choose an orientation lasting 1-7 days. The orientation will give your group information about your destination, daily life, local foods, safety issues, religion, history and basic information about your project. With more time, we also plan field trips, language courses and cultural immersion programs.
  • Volunteer Phase: Once you complete your orientation, your group will then travel to your volunteer project site. Depending on how much time your group has available, you can volunteer  from 4 days to 12 weeks. It’s completely up to you. Depending on your group’s interests, you can choose from a variety of projects such as working in an orphanage, school, construction project, health awareness (basic health and sanitation and disease prevention, etc.), women’s projects, teaching, community development projects, conservation efforts, etc.  volunteers will stay with a host family, home base or hostel.
  • Travel Phase: As an international volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to explore new cultures, discover exotic flora and fauna, engage in new adventures and meet new people. Again, depending on the time you have, you can travel for 2 to 12 or more days. This phase is a time to relax and explore after knowing that you’ve done your part to help others in the world. 
  • You can explore Agra , Jaipur , Delhi , Rishikesh , Dharamshala . shimla  and many more cities .
What are you waiting for? Contact us now for more information so we can work with you to organize an unforgettable, educational and cultural experience.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feb 29 th 2012

Today is February 29th, a pretty unusual day, that only comes around once every 4 years... a bonus day! This year we request you to pledge to donate your extra day by volunteering in your community. You'll hardly miss it. We promise.