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Teach English volunteer program in India

World, Asia, India, Barkot



Travel dates

27°C, 10:46

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

Participate in our teach English volunteer program from one week to 4 week, assist the local teachers in teaching basic English comprehension skills to the local children.

About the program: The importance of the program lies in assisting to improve the English educational standard at our school through various formal and non-formal way. We don't look forward for certified or trained volunteers if you have a passion to make a change.

Location: The school is located in a village in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Project site(school): The school is a primary school, with the number of students always fluctuating. There are classes from lower kindergarten to grade 8, 4-14 years old. The school runs from 7:30 am-12:00 pm in the summer time. In winter, the school runs from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Children learn various subjects like English(compulsory), math, science, social studies etc.

Meals: All three meals are provided. Experience unique garhwali cuisine not found elsewhere in India. It consists of local grown vegetables, salad vegetable, pulses, lentils, curd, rice items, millet and many more which you will never get a chance to taste elsewhere. .

Accommodation: The volunteer will be living in a rented volunteer house near to the project site. The rooms are comfortable with attached toilet and bathroom along with Indian squat/western toilet.

Volunteer work: The volunteers would be working with Naveen, the volunteer coordinator, alongside the teachers/staff of the school. Naveen will welcome you and situate you into the classes, explain the educational set up, the local culture, customs and way of living. He will also explain the do's and don'ts of the local culture and living. The volunteers are expected to be proactive and talk to the teachers, lead a lesson once they have understood the system, create a positive environment for learning. Volunteers can expect to learn Indian education system, method and how it works. They will also get a close purview of the local culture, religion and general way of living. If the volunteers have teaching supplies they would like to bring, they may do so. However it is not required.

Extra activities: Our community is known for having many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. There are picturesque treks to hike. Also you can visit a popular pilgrim temple Yamunotri, located 10,000 feet above the sea level and a 12th century old Shiva temple. The people at our place are welcoming and they do invite you to visit their homes over a meal or a cup of tea.

About the host

Naveen (42)

Host since



English, Hindi

I understand and speak English comfortably.

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Namaste I am Naveen and work for the upliftment of the local community. I started gap year volunteer program and a school projects to promote educational and other developmental works. The objective is to promote inter cultural exchange between different communities and people. I have experience working with different grass root organization in India promoting various developmental projects to help the local community.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • language practice
  • teaching projects
  • charity work
  • computer help

Expected workhours

  • 4 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared room, guest house

The volunteer will be living in a rented volunteer house near to the project site. The rooms are comfortable with attached toilet and bathroom along with Indian squat/western toilet.

  • shared meals

We provide 3 vegetarian meal for our volunteers which is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast at 8:30 am, lunch 1:30/2:00 and dinner at 6:30/7:00 pm. The cuisine( garhwali) is unique to its characteristic not found elsewhere in other parts. The food consists various delicacies made of locally grown vegetables, fruits, wheat, rice, pulses and millet. Since your meals are cooked by local families so a donation towards it will be helpful for these families. The food is chargeable.

  • no money is involved