Teaching in Jaipur

Teach as an assistant in government and small community schools

Jaipur

Program Location

1 Week & more

Program Duration

$299

Starting fee

Teaching Program Jaipur

Overview

Project length: Minimum of 1 week to maximum of 24 weeks.

Project dates: Year round. Saturdays are preferred for arrivals but you can choose any date.

Arrival airport: Jaipur Airport (JP).

Accommodation: Local host family and groups in a youth hostel.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc. Check www.skyscanner.in for cheap flights.

Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Project Background

Our program is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan (the “Pink City”). The community schools here have a real need for volunteers, who can teach the local children and help them finish their school syllabus on time, so that they are not left behind in their education. The ages you will be teaching range from 3-15 years old, from 1st to 7th standard. The parents of these children are from the economical weaker section of society and mostly daily wage earners like rickshaw drivers, laborers etc. The schools have a limited number of teachers due to the lack of funds and resources, so volunteers are very much an important part of making them run successfully each year. We work with a number of schools in this situation.

As a volunteer, your duties are as follows:

  1. Teaching general subjects like English, Science, Maths & Geography.
  2. Teaching computers and internet.
  3. Teaching a foreign language. (Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Chinese etc.).
  4. Sports and outdoor activities.
  5. Arts and crafts.
  6. Music and dance.
  7. Other duties assigned by the school management.
  1. Program starts and ends in Dharamshala district.
  2. Airport meet and greet in Delhi.
  3. Pick-up from Delhi airport and then transfer to Dharamshala by overnight bus.
  4. Monday to Friday volunteering, 25-30 hours per week.
  5. Weekends are free for sightseeing, Manali sightseeing, Kasol camping, Khajjiar adventure tours, Mcleodganj sightseeing.
  6. A typical work shift can be from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
  7. Support: Local NV Director support 24/7 during placement.
  8. Departure: From Delhi (IGI) airport.

You will be working on the projects from Monday to Friday and weekends are free. On weekends you can visit the numerous heritage sites of Jaipur, such as touring the magnificent city itself, painted entirely in pink! Enjoy famous sites such as the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Nahargarh Fort (World`s biggest canon- Jaiban), Amber Palace, and Elephant Village. Take time to explore the local culture, cuisine, customs, architecture, and festivals. There’s always something new to discover in Incredible India!

Namaste volunteer consists of a dedicated team, whose mission is to empower our youth by providing sustainable projects that bring about real change in local communities. Working in social development enables our youth world-wide to successfully face upcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. We do not charge for volunteering for these causes. The fee covers services you will receive while working on the projects. The fee is as follows: 

Full Board Services Weekly Fee

If you would like to opt for full board services, provided by Namaste Volunteer, the fee is as follow with the services in the fee are mentioned in the list below.

Application fee: US $99
One time application fee for all Jaipur volunteer program is US $99. The application fee is payable only when we find your application suitable and your skills compatible with the project objectives.

Note: After 12 weeks , every week charge will be USD 150

$ 150

Once your application is approved, you will be required to pay the deposit (Application Fee) US $99 in order to secure your place on project.
No extra charges or hidden fees.

The following services are included in the program fee mentioned above;

  • Pick-up from Jaipur Airport.
  • Traditional Indian welcome.
  • A detailed orientation about India, Namaste Volunteer projects, facts about India, and cultural responsibility.
  • Accommodation in Namaste Volunteer host family. 
  • All meals (authentic Indian meals) breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Project visit with Namaste Volunteer coordinator.
  • Resource materials for project use.
  • Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities.
  • Cultural classes such as Hindi class, Indian dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class
  • Airport drop at Jaipur airport.
  • Emergency support.
  • 24 X 7 assistance.

The following services and components are not included in the application fee and full board weekly fee;

  • Air fare.
  • Visa.
  • Insurance.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Local transportation.
  • Donation to the project. (Optional donations can be as minimum US$ 10 to US$ 50)
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel expenditure to other locations.
  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in “Full Board services” list above.

Namaste Volunteer provides a clean, hygienic and safe place to stay for our volunteers in project destinations. In Jaipur we have a dedicated host family cum camp nearby the projects, having a capacity of 8 volunteers at a time. The house belongs to Mr. GP Gupta (a retired central government auditor). He lives with his wife Mrs. Beena Gupta and their two sons. The house has four separate bedrooms, two of which are fully dedicated to our volunteers. These two bedrooms have four bunk beds in total and can occupy eight volunteers together. The following facilities are available in the house:

04 Bedrooms

  • 01 living room (Common room)
  • Kitchen- Equipped with electronic appliances
  • 03 washrooms
  • Electronic appliances
  • 58 inches FHD television with cable network​
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
  • Fans and air-coolers in all rooms
  • Lights and ventilation in all rooms 
  • Common roof-top 
  • A small outdoor area for outdoor games
  • Indoor games (cards, carom, board games, etc.)
  • Easy access to market, vegetable stores and city

Important notes about project;

  1. We have adopted 02 government schools in Jaipur and some private community schools (poorly resourced) for the volunteers to contribute their skills.
  2. The placement of the volunteer is totally depends on the vacant positions in particular school/project. 
  3. No special background is required.