Teach English at a shelter for distressed women and children in Dehradun, India


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  • Description


    We are a "not for profit" organisation working for abused children and women who are victims of domestic violence. We have a shelter home for them where we look after such children, educate them and bring them up in a wholesome manner.

  • Type of help

    Type of help


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    We need two female volunteers who can stay with us for minimum two months and can teach our children English. You would need to live with the children and generally guide and look after them.

    Mornings are usually free as the children go to school and are back only by 2.00 pm. You are free to relax, blog or read. It's only when the children are back that you get down to teaching them. How you teach them is entirely upto you, there are no hard and fast rules. If you wish, in the mornings you could go and help out on our Self Help Group, where rural women make handicrafts or you could volunteer to teach in a nearby village school.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hindi

  • Accommodation


    Room with an attached bathroom for the volunteers. Dining is with the children and women of the shelter and food is Indian. The shelter is in a rural location.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their spare time volunteers can meet the local villagers and see the way people live in rural India. We are in Dehradun which is very near the major tourist attractions of Haridwar, Rishikesh and Mussorie. Bungee jumping ( the highest in India), parasailing, white water rafting are all nearby.

    Since the location of the shelter is in a rural area, it is advisable to be dressed appropriately. Volunteers are expected to be back in the Shelter, after an outing, latest by 10.00 pm.

    The months of May and June are hot, it rains during the months of July, August and September when the monsoons are there and winter rains are there in December and January. Rest of the year is pleasant.

    We are an hours drive from the Dehradun Airport, and ten minutes from the Dehradun railway station. We will arrange your pick up from either place.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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