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Volunteer in India and Nepal with Idex



Idex's international volunteer programs range from education to social work to economic development. Please find below a long extensive list of our volunteering activities across India and Nepal, and ...

Idex's international volunteer programs range from education to social work to economic development. Please find below a long extensive list of our volunteering activities across India and Nepal, and you could choose to work across one or all of these activities depending on your enthusiasm, motivation, time and adjustability



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    Volunteer in India and Nepal with Idex Volunteer in India and Nepal with Idex Presentation Transcript

    • Volunteer and Travel in India Idex Program Features
    • Presentation Overview• About Idex• Idex’s Approach Towards Volunteering• Program Locations• Features of Programs• Project Types• Other Possibilities with Idex
    • About Idex• Started in 2002• Combines previous experience and expertise in social work & travel sectors• Has expanded projects and programs around many regions of India• Extensive international partner network and local NGO / social development project networkVisit our website: http://www.idex.in
    • Idex’s Approach Towards Volunteering• Bridge between people with complimenting needs – International participants – Communities and children in need of attention, support, and skills• Promote cultural immersion, exchange and understanding• Community interaction and involvement
    • Existing Program Locations India Himachal Pradesh– Palampur (2005) Rajasthan– Shiv (2003)– Jaipur (2008) Goa, Colva Beach (2006)
    • Nepal – Kathmandu (2012)
    • “Get most from your volunteering experience”Features of Idex Programs’ setup
    • Features of Idex Programs• Rural & Urban Locations Urban: Jaipur Rural: Lalsot, Rajasthan
    • Features of Idex Programs• Camp-Based Accommodation Structure – Common areas to socialize, dine, relax, and prepare for work – Simple, comfortable shared bedrooms – TV/DVD player/movies – Computers with internet connectivity – Volunteers can “let their hair down” in the private areas of the camps. – Staff presence at the camps provide adequate support and security.
    • Features of Idex Programs• On-site Assistance – Camp Manager available at all times for general support and problem solving – English speaking Project Executives for translation and help required at projects**Some work areas with English-speaking staff may not require a Project Executive on all working days.
    • Features of Idex Programs• Extensive Security Net – 24 hour presence of staff at accommodation – A number of emergency contacts – Idex representatives on-site at all times during project work (for all “full support programs”) – Cooking team for preparation of all meals • High quality food • Nutritious food menu – Quality and insured vehicles driven by licensed drivers. – Reliable and high quality suppliers for excursions and other outsourced activities
    • Features of Idex Programs• Orientation Expertise Extensive orientations covering - - How does social development work? - Cultural responsibility of volunteers - How to Approach Volunteering and keeping realistic expectations. - Preliminary Hindi Language - Hinduism and its Caste System - Women’s Situation in India
    • Features of Idex Programs• Assistance in voluntary work – Teaching Learning Workshops – Materials / Resources for Work Areas – Idex Published Workbooks – Street Play Manual – Computer Teaching Module – Translation provided by Project Executives – Support of other Volunteers (overlapping groups structure)
    • Features of Idex Programs• Travel & Recreation Support – Most programs have weekend trips built in. – Transportation Bookings (Taxis, trains, busses, etc.) – Hotel Reservations – Sight Seeing Tips / Guidance – Tour Guide Bookings
    • Features of Idex Programs• Learning Workshops including – Indian Cooking – Yoga Classes – Henna Making( informally delivered) – Sari Dressing ( informally delivered) – Bollywood Dance – Puppet show
    • Features of Idex Programs• International Groups and fixed arrivals – Volunteers from 23 different countries for a multi cultural experience – No minimum numbers required on any arrival. – All groups guaranteed for operation. – Greater experience sharing opportunity to inexperienced participants.
    • Responsibility & Efficiency
    • Taking responsibility …• Social Involvement Plan (SIP) – Initiated in 2006 • Realization of program’s need to expand development activities – Social Development activity schedule – Supported by financial and human resources – Developed and reported on an annual basis
    • Volunteer placements
    • Project Types – Teaching– Activities: Classroom teaching, after-school courses, “bridge” courses– Placement Locations: India & Nepal Shiv: Teaching Alphabet Lalsot: Teaching using Interactive Methods
    • Project Types – Child-care & Pre-School Education– Activities: Educational games, basic care, craftwork, family visits– Placement Locations: India & Nepal Sungal: Daycare Center Teaching Goa: Daycare Center Care & Attention
    • Project Types –Mentally & Physically Challenged– Activities: Teaching basic life skills, games, mentoring/support– Placement Locations: India OnlyGoa Mentally Challenged School Palampur Mentally Challenged School
    • Project Types – Orphanage Work– Activities: Homework, tutoring, mentoring, field trips, group activities– Placement Locations: India & Nepal Goa Orphanage Palampur Orphanage
    • Project Types – Women Empowerment– Activities: Confidence building activities for women through Computer Education and English Conversation teaching– Placement Locations: India & Nepal Sungal: English Conversation Class Goa: Computer Education Class
    • Project Types – Care of Elderly Residents– Activities: Basic care, grooming, support, games, group activities– Placement Locations: India Only Goa Old Age Home Goa Old Age Home
    • Project Types – Wildlife Conservation– Activities: Care, rescue, and preservation of endangered animals, promotion of responsible tourism, community awareness campaigns– Placement Locations: India Only Goa: Turtle Rescue & Care Goa: Wildlife Care & Conservation
    • Project Types – Infrastructure Development– Activities: Renovation and beautification of day care centers, schools, and other public institutions– Placement Locations: India Only Restoring School Kitchen Building Desks for School
    • Idex Campuses – Some pictures
    • Nepal:• Kathamandu Camp (2012)
    • Himalayas:• Palampur Camp (2005) Palampur Camp: Recreation Hall Palampur Camp Surroundings
    • Rajasthan:• Lalsot Camp (2006)Lalsot Camp: Bedroom Accommodations Lalsot Camp: Recreation Hall
    • Rajasthan:• Jaipur (2008) Jaipur busy, colorful streets Jaipur camp house accommodation
    • Goa:• Majorda Beach (2006) Goa Camp: Outside Area Goa Camp: Majorda Beach (1.5km away)
    • Thank you