India To Make An Impact
By: Divya Kilikar
Published On: April 27, 2018
Plenty of studies have been done to prove that volunteering is not just good for the NGO, but has many perks in store for you as well. People who volunteer regularly have been known to live longer and happier, establish healthy relationships and feel more fulfilled. But that’s not all. Volunteering turns out to be one of the cheapest ways to travel, as most NGOs provide room and meals for modest prices during the program. This also paves the way for a rich, cultural experience where you can interact with the locals and learn their way of life.
Moreover, volunteering is known to be great for your career as it provides insight to help make career choices and also find some valuable contacts along the way!
Here are five rewarding volunteer programs you can try out in some of India’s most picturesque regions.
NGO: Rural Organization for Social Elevation
Where: Kanda, Uttarakhand
Over 50% of the residents of Kanda, a small village tucked away in Uttarakhand, live under the poverty line, with no access to healthcare or sanitation facilities. And for every single villager, life comes to a halt after sunset as electricity is a luxury for them. Rural Organization for Social Elevation or ROSE, invites volunteers from around the world to get involved in steps to boost the lifestyle by teaching young children or helping build infrastructure.