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Volunteer in India

Volunteer in India with Abroad Escape! Experience the adventure of a lifetime by becoming a volunteer in India. Our volunteer programs in Goa India offer you the opportunity to create your own schedule in the most rewarding and impactful volunteering projects in India.

Join From Only 555 Euro

Create Your Own Unique Schedule In India!

With the freedom to choose your own unique schedule as you want week by week. With us, you have the power to create your own tailor-made volunteer program that aligns with your passions and interests. You have the flexibility to start any Monday and stay for anywhere between one to twelve weeks.

If you are a passionate volunteer with a heart for nurturing young minds and an eagerness to transform lives in India, then these programs are tailor-made for you. With a focus on early childhood education, these opportunities provide an ideal platform for you to channel your enthusiasm and create a positive impact on the lives of the little ones in this beautiful country.

Location: Goa, India
Start Dates: Start every Monday
Duration: 1 week – 12 weeks

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Welcome to India

Welcome to Goa, a captivating destination that consistently ranks among India’s top tourist spots. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or an adventurous soul seeking new experiences, Goa offers the perfect setting to immerse yourself in a different culture. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey of exploration and discovery.

Goa’s allure lies in its hidden treasures, waiting to be unveiled by intrepid explorers like yourself. Imagine uncovering secret caves concealed behind cascading waterfalls, or stumbling upon quaint villages nestled amidst sandy coconut forests. Each step you take reveals a new facet of this mesmerizing region, offering endless opportunities for rediscovery.

Goa is a tapestry woven with diverse threads, each adding its unique charm to the overall experience. The vibrant culture, the warmth of its people, and the fusion of Portuguese and Indian influences create a vibrant tapestry that embodies the essence of this captivating state.

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I volunteered in with Abroad Escape, which was definitely the best trip and the best experience of my life!



The program was a great experience for me. The kids I taught were very smart and happy. They were very willing to learn which was amazing.



I had an amazing time in volunteering. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back in the future!

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome to India! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday. 

To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow volunteers from around the world.

Your Orientation

On Monday, our experienced coordinator will lead an exciting orientation session. This is your chance to get comfortable with your surroundings and dive into the local culture, while also receiving important health and safety advice.

During the orientation, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to your program, accommodations, and the exciting projects that await. Plus, you’ll learn all the do’s and don’ts of local customs, giving you a head start on immersing yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of India.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in your package from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey.

You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other volunteers, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender dorm-style rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.

But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too! You’ll enjoy three delicious meals per day from Monday to Friday, and two meals per day on weekends. Plus, if you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We can vegetarian meals for you.


Our projects in Goa. You can choose which project you day week by week and create your own unique schedule in India!

Culture Week

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of customs, culture, and captivating surroundings as you embark on a transformative journey through the rich and colorful country of Goa.

This program offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the heart and soul of Goan life. It serves as a crucial stepping stone, preparing you for your stay in India and introducing you to a multitude of new experiences. With an open mind and a thirst for knowledge, you will have the chance to inquire about the organization, the programs, the country, the culture, and any other curiosities that may arise.

Throughout the week, you will engage in language lessons, participate in cooking classes to master the art of preparing delectable Indian meals, and find solace in rejuvenating yoga sessions. Excursions will take you to authentic Indian homes, historic forts, enchanting churches, and bustling local markets, painting a vivid picture of Goan history and heritage. The sights and sounds of Goa’s pristine beaches will beckon you to relax and unwind, while workshops will immerse you in the essence of its captivating culture.

It is important to note that all transportation will be by way of public transport, ensuring an authentic local experience that deepens your connection to the people and the land. This authentic approach will allow you to truly absorb the vibrant tapestry of Goan life.

Let’s take a glimpse into the schedule, which is subject to adjustments based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events:

Monday sets the foundation for your adventure, beginning with a hearty breakfast at the center. The program’s introduction will acquaint you with the code of conduct, house rules, and the do’s and don’ts that will shape your experience. Indulge in the art of making traditional Indian “Chai Tea” before embarking on an exploration of Goa. A delicious lunch awaits, followed by a visit to Mapusa city and its bustling local market. Dinner will be served at the center, allowing you to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Tuesday brings self-defense classes to empower you with valuable skills. After a nourishing breakfast, you will embark on a tour of the main city of Goa, Pnajim, where you’ll encounter the historical colonial buildings of the Portuguese Colony. A special Goan vegetarian lunch called “Veggi Thali” will tantalize your taste buds. Back at the center, dinner will be accompanied by discussions on safety, transport, and Indian culture.

Wednesday begins with a refreshing yoga session, providing a tranquil start to your day. Following breakfast, you’ll dive into a local language lesson, enabling you to communicate with the Goan community. Indulge in a Goan cooking lesson, mastering the flavors and techniques that define this region’s cuisine. As the aroma of your culinary creation fills the air, you’ll savor the meal you prepared for lunch. Anjuna Beach and its vibrant market await your exploration before dinner awaits you at the center.

Thursday commences with breakfast at the center, fueling your day of discovery. A visit to SINQURIM beach and a Goan bakery will satisfy your senses, while lunch at the center provides an opportunity to relish the flavors of Goan cuisine. Engage in the magic of Bollywood as you watch a captivating movie, followed by dinner at the center, where you can discuss the day’s experiences.

Friday dawns with breakfast at the center, setting the stage for a remarkable day of exploration. Embark on a visit to Old Goa and a captivating Goan Spice Garden, immersing yourself in the aromas and flavors of this vibrant region. A traditional Goan lunch at the spice garden will captivate your taste buds, while a feedback session will allow you to reflect on the culture week’s transformative impact. Dinner at the center will

provide a fitting finale to this unforgettable experience.

Throughout your journey, please bear in mind that this schedule remains subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events.


Embark on a meaningful journey to Goa, where you will make a difference in the lives of migrant slum children attending our school in remote villages. This program presents a unique opportunity for you to teach and inspire these underprivileged children, guiding them not only in educational subjects but also in essential aspects like hygiene, sanitation, and workshops on various topics such as sports, arts, health awareness, and the environment.

Our school caters specifically to children aged 3 to 16 years from migrant families residing in slums on the outskirts of the city. The increasing population of migrant laborers in Goa has led to a situation where these children face disruptions in their education, as their families migrate to different locations every few months. Many of these migrants come from distant regions across India, such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Kolkata. They establish temporary camps on the outskirts of cities and stay for varying periods, often resulting in prolonged breaks in the children’s education. Consequently, these young ones are compelled to work at a tender age to support their families. The primary objective of this project is to encourage and provide opportunities for these migrant children to continue their education, enabling them to focus on their future.

Let’s explore a glimpse of the schedule, which may be subject to changes based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances:

Monday: Orientation Tour in Goa
On your first day, we will provide an orientation to help you acclimate to your new environment and program. Our coordinators will take you on a fascinating journey to a spice plantation, local markets, and nearby supermarkets. You can also utilize this time to exchange currency or purchase essential items you may require during your stay.

Tuesday: Project Visit
The second day of your first week will involve an introduction to the local projects and program. You will have the opportunity to observe the project site and may choose to assist existing participants. Our coordinators will provide theoretical orientation, train you on project activities, and guide you step by step into your role.

Wednesday: Engaging with Kindergarten and Education Program
Your active involvement in the project begins on Wednesday. From 8:30 to 12:00, you will participate in the kindergarten program for migrant slum children aged 4 to 6. Your tasks and activities will include teaching alphabets, numbers, three-letter words, coloring, self-expression, shapes, colors, animals, and engaging educational games. In the afternoon, from 14:30 to 17:00, you will join the education program for migrant slum children of all ages, teaching art and craft to inspire their creativity. The children are divided into groups based on their age and understanding level, ensuring tailored education.

Thursday: Continuation of Kindergarten and Education Program
On Thursday, you will continue to teach the kindergarten program in the morning, focusing on alphabets, numbers, coloring, self-expression, shapes, colors, animals, and educational games. In the afternoon, you will engage in the education program, teaching spoken English, geography, general knowledge, science, and world history to children of various ages. The curriculum is designed to accommodate the children’s age and comprehension levels.

Friday: Kindergarten and Sports Activities
The morning of Friday will be dedicated to the kindergarten program, where you will guide the children in alphabets, numbers, coloring, self-expression, shapes, colors, animals, and educational games. In the afternoon, it’s time for sports activities with the migrant slum children of all ages. You will have the opportunity to introduce and teach games popular in your country, fostering physical activity and teamwork.

Please note that this schedule is subject to adjustments and amendments based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events.

Construction & Renovation

Immerse yourself in a fulfilling journey where you can make a tangible impact on underprivileged communities and their schools in Goa through renovation and beautification projects. This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty while uplifting the lives of those in need. Our carefully selected project sites are based on the specific requests and requirements of the community, ensuring that our infrastructure development assistance is focused where it is most needed. By joining forces with local communities, you will not only assist in creating positive change but also gain invaluable experiences along the way.

In this project, our primary focus is on cleaning and beautification efforts in and around various community buildings. While heavy construction work is not included, the tasks assigned will be based on the community’s current needs upon your arrival. This could involve drawing and painting inspiring educational murals, gardening, refreshing old walls with paint, and occasionally reviving old furniture based on the community’s desires. If you possess a creative spirit and a passion for the arts, this is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss. You have the power to transform a village or a school into a more beautiful and vibrant place by channeling your creativity.

Our objective is to make a meaningful difference by improving the conditions and standards of the facilities within the local communities in and around Goa. Through our efforts, we aim to create a more pleasant and welcoming environment for the community and its residents.

Here’s a glimpse of the schedule, which may be subject to adjustments based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances:

Monday to Friday:
– 06:45 – 07:15: Breakfast
– 07:30: Proceed to the project site and placement orientation
– 08:00 – 13:30: Engage in work at the site, actively contributing to the renovation and beautification efforts
– 14:15: Lunch at the accommodation

Minimum Age: –
Maximum Age: –
Minimum English Level: Basic
CRB Required: On Signup
Passport Copy Required: On Signup
Resume Copy Required: No
Required Qualification: None

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events.

Animal Care

Immerse yourself in the noble task of caring for and rehabilitating animals at our animal rescue center in the picturesque region of Goa. This program focuses on providing a safe haven and necessary care for injured and orphaned cattle, goats, dogs, and cats. Together, let’s give these animals a second chance at life and help them find loving homes.

In Goa, it’s not uncommon to see cattle freely roaming the streets, and the beaches are often populated by dogs due to the presence of beach shacks and restaurants during the tourist season. By joining this program, you have the incredible opportunity to make a genuine difference in the lives of these animals in need. Through a range of tasks at our network of rescue centers in North Goa, you will actively contribute to their rescue and rehabilitation.

Under the guidance of local rescue experts, you will engage in daily activities that involve collecting and transporting injured or sick animals, providing basic first aid, tending to animal husbandry needs, and assisting in the construction of animal enclosures. Your role is vital in facilitating the recovery, rehabilitation, and eventual release of these animals, particularly those orphaned due to road accidents. Without your compassionate assistance, these helpless creatures would face a bleak fate.

Feeding and caring for the animals will be an integral part of your involvement, along with various other tasks. It’s important to establish trust and build rapport with the animals gradually, avoiding direct eye contact at first, as it may be perceived as aggression. Your patience and compassion will go a long way in earning their trust.

This project primarily operates in the mornings, although you have the option to continue in the afternoon if desired. From Monday to Friday, after an early breakfast, you will journey to the animal rehabilitation center to participate in a range of activities aimed at providing optimal care. Your tasks may include feeding the animals, monitoring and reporting their condition, tending to their wounds, cleaning their enclosures, administering medications, and ensuring their overall well-being. You will also have your packed lunch at the shelter, allowing you to rejuvenate before continuing your important work.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m., with ample breaks for lunch and rest. This schedule is subject to adjustments based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events. Flexibility is key as we strive to provide the best care possible for these animals.

Join us in this noble cause and be a part of the transformative journey of rescue, rehabilitation, and love. Together, let’s make a lasting impact on the lives of these animals in need.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions, and unforeseen circumstances.***

Yoga Experience

Take a well-deserved break and immerse yourself in a week dedicated to the practice of yoga and meditation, combined with rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments. This program is designed to provide ultimate relaxation for your body and tranquility for your mind, offering the perfect respite after your projects.

Discover the essence of yoga and meditation techniques in the land where they originated – India. Our program will guide you through the fundamentals of these transformative practices, allowing you to delve deeper into your body and cultivate a profound sense of inner peace.

Join us on a week-long journey dedicated to nurturing your body and mind. The Body and Mind week is a harmonious blend of Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurvedic treatments, laying the foundation for a healthier, more positive you. Throughout this week, you will not only learn the basics of Yoga and Meditation, but also gain insights into the workings of the human body. This knowledge will empower you to make lifestyle and dietary changes that bring about tremendous benefits, enhancing your vitality, vigor, and overall lifespan.

Here’s a glimpse of what each day of the week holds:

– Breakfast
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Philosophy lesson
– Karma Yoga
– Lunch
– Vajrasana
– Yoga Nidra
– Head and shoulders massage and relaxing time
– Dinner

– Breakfast
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Philosophy lesson
– Karma Yoga
– Lunch
– Vajirasana
– Yoga Nidra
– Full body massage and relaxing time
– Dinner

– Breakfast
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Philosophy lesson
– Karma Yoga
– Lunch
– Vajirasana
– Yoga Nidra
– Foot massage and relaxing time
– Dinner

– Breakfast
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Philosophy lesson
– Karma Yoga
– Lunch
– Vajirasana
– Yoga Nidra
– Full body massage and relaxing time
– Dinner

– Breakfast
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Philosophy lesson
– Karma Yoga
– Lunch
– Vajirasana
– Yoga Nidra
– Shrirodara and relaxing time
– Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local circumstances, and unforeseen events. Our aim is to ensure your experience is seamless and tailored to your needs.

Embark on this transformative week of self-care, allowing your body to rejuvenate and your mind to find solace. Embrace the journey towards inner balance, guided by the wisdom of yoga and meditation.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions, and unforeseen circumstances.***

Program Prices

1 Week: 555 Euro
2 Weeks: 685 Euro
3 Weeks: 875 Euro
4 Weeks: 1065 Euro
+1 Week: 235 Euro

* The Culture Week, Animal Welfare & Construction Project has an extra fee of 55 Euro per week
** The Body and Mind has an extra fee of 155 Euro per week

With us there are NO registration or administration fees!
Plus you can easily combine the different projects.

What’s included:
Volunteer program
24/7 in-country support
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee

Requirements to join:
– Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
– Participants under 16 need to join with a parent/guardian
– Participants aged 16 to 18 need to have parental consent
– Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
– Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
– You need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

Testimonial Sarah Snook

A testimonial from Sarah Snook the famous Hollywood actress who joined our volunteer program.