VOLUNTEER ASIA

 

Volunteer Asia

Position

Volunteer in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and Thailand.

Description

Volunteers selflessly offer their time and services to those in need, and walk away with an incredible feeling of contribution and fulfillment. Volunteering has its share of delightful perks:

Unique way of travel
Meet new people & make new friends
Acquire life & career enhancing experiences & skills
Have fun & fulfillment in your life

Volunteering requires no special degree or prior experience. What’s more needed is simply a willingness to help.

Our partner offers a unique combination of volunteering projects and action-packed adventure travel in a fun, safe, educational and well-organized environment.
They find the best international volunteer programs that fit our clients after taking into account your interests and project requirements. They offer many different volunteer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Each location presents a unique opportunity to create positive change both in the communities served and within you.

The dedicated professional staff of our local partner in Asia work around the year, ensuring that clients are volunteering with a project that interests them and is contributing directly to the goals of each community.

Volunteering Themes:

Women Empowerment
Child Care
Teaching
Mentally Challenged School or Developmental Disability School
Orphan Care Home
Medical & Nursing
Beautification & Renovation
Elephant Village
Animal Care & Rescue

Volunteering Locations:

Himachal Pradesh, India

Himachal Pradesh means in the lap of Himalayas. It is famous for its abundant natural beauty. Palampur is in District Kangra at an elevation of 4500 ft above sea level. The area is very well known for its beautiful tea gardens and forests of pine and deodar cedar. The Palampur is famous for its picturesque sites, tea gardens and affable people. The air is pure and the climate is soothing and the views are breath taking, which makes a traveller fall in love with this place.

Goa, India

Goa attracts more travellers than any other location in India. Beautiful sandy beaches and influence of Portuguese culture makes Goa a magnet for its tourists. Young travellers specially find Goa interesting because of the vast array of activities it can offer.
The volunteer house in Goa is located in South Goa near the Majorda Beach. This part of Goa is untouched by heavy tourist traffic and is serene and peaceful.

Jaipur, India

Jaipur is a jewel in the Indian heritage. Being part of the Golden Triangle of tourism in India, it is one of the most visited and photographed cities in the world.  Famous sites like The Wind Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar, keep the tourists glued to the city.
This location is ideal for participants and also useful for travellers who wish to enjoy the riches of Rajasthan.

Kathmandu, Nepal

The city is the urban core of the Kathmandu Valley in the Himalayas, which contains two sister cities: Lalitpur (Patan), 5 kilometers to its south and Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon, 12 kilometers to its east, and a number of smaller towns. It is also acronymed as KTM and named tri-city. Kathmandu, and particularly the tourist area Thamel, has a large variety of Western food, shopping, guest houses and internet cafes. However, even this can have an old world feel with its labyrinth of small restaurants and shops. 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka and is known as the financial and commercial capital of the country. It is located on the west coast of the island and it is the official/parliament capital of Sri Lanka.
Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and ancient historical colonial buildings and ruins that offers a variety of experiences. It has the lazy charm of the historical era combined with the liveliness of a modern city. Colombo is an ideal location to start our program in Sri Lanka.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai literally means “new city” and has retained the name despite celebrating its 700th anniversary in 1996.
Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features century-old pagodas and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.
For many years, travellers have thought of Chiang Mai simply as the base from which they could plan trekking and rafting trips to hill tribe villages and explore other provinces.
However, once there, a traveller is in for a surprise by the fact that there are so many things to discover other than its beautiful and historic temples. Intriguing diversity among ethnic tribes, a number of elephant camps, many cooking and massage schools, numerous outdoor activities, a variety of handicraft workshops, various cultural performances, and breath taking scenery make Chiang Mai one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City was formerly named Saigon. It is the largest city in Vietnam which is 13 kms from Tan Son Nhat International airport. It was the capital of the French Colony protectorate of Cochin.
The city lies along the Saigon River to the north of the Mekong river delta about 80kms from the South China Sea. It is an international tourist destination with rapid growth. It is one of Vietnam’s most famous sea side towns and there are plenty of tourist attractions.

You can choose between 2 program types:

Volunteer Program - no extra travel or sight-seeing excursions included.
Volunteer & Travel Program - extra travel & sight-seeing excursions included.

For both programs, accommodation, transport and food are included.

Eligibility

Minimum age 18, no max.
Intermediate level of English
Police clearance verification document
Need to be open-minded and open to new and different cultures

Start/Finish Dates

This program starts on a Monday twice a month and is available throughout the year. Here are the program start dates:

2016 dates - 04-Jul, 18-Jul, 01-Aug, 15-Aug, 29-Aug, 12-Sep, 26-Sep, 10-Oct, 24-Oct, 07-Nov, 21-Nov, 05-Dec, 19-Dec

2017 dates –  02-Jan, 16-Jan, 30-Jan, 13-Feb, 27-Feb, 13-Mar, 27-Mar, 10-Apr, 24-Apr, 08-May, 22-May, 05-Jun, 19-Jun, 26-Jun, 03-Jul, 10-Jul, 17-Jul, 24-Jul, 31-Jul, 07-Aug, 14-Aug, 28-Aug, 11-Sep, 25-Sep, 09-Oct, 23-Oct, 06-Nov,20-Nov,04-Dec, 18-Dec

You can choose to go from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks, with the option to extend.

Visa Info

For programs up to 3 months: tourist visa.
For longer programs – talk to your OVC consultant and they will tell you about the appropriate visa.

Cost

Admin fee R3 850 (non-refundable)
Program fee R7 452 to R37 861 (depends on program & duration)
Visa fees Most are free, dependent on country & duration
Travel Insurance R750 to R2 550 (depending on duration)
Airfare (approx) R9 000 to R12 000 (depending on destination)
Recommended Spending Money R1 500 a week

Application

Registration is simple, hassle-free and quick. Contact your local OVC office for an online application form.
***Make an appointment with your consultant to discuss the location, duration and type of program that you would like to do and pay the Admin Fee.
***Depending on the duration and country that you would like to visit, you will need to apply for a Visa. Your Consultant will be able to advise on Visas, Airfares and Travel Insurance for your trip.
***Once you have been accepted and receive placement, you would need to pay the applicable Program Fee.

More Info

Please note that the program fee will only be refundable up to 2 weeks before departure.