Smile NGO volunteer programs in INDIA – We offer volunteering opportunities in India – SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non-profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003. On August 31, 2003, a team of volunteers led by Mr Debabrata Chakraborty (Renowned Social Activist), formed SMILE Society. The organisation mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (WorkCamp, medium term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to society. Our foremost goal is to “Bring Smile around”. We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale.
All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping
- Charity Work/Fundraising
- Teaching/Language Exchange
- General Help
What’s the mission of your community?
SMILE Society is the registered NGO/NPO under Indian Society Act. since 2004. It is also the proud member of CCIVS(UNESCO) and hosting partner of multiple prestigious Universities and Non-profits across the World. SMILE is offering a unique opportunity to international youth to help in different good causes while exploring Indian culture and food cuisine.
There are several projects where volunteers are needed all year round.
4 weeks up to 24 weeks
Following projects are open for motivated young volunteers
- 1. Refugee Children Informal School
- 2. Street Children Welfare
- 3. Underprivileged Girls Empowerment
- 4. Stray Dogs Welfare
- 5. Urban Organic farming & Nursery development)
- 6. Yoga Workshop and community kids teaching
- 7. Girls Self Defence Trainer
- 8. Foreign language teaching
- 9. Intercultural and Language Exchange
- 10. Art and craft teaching to underprivileged kids
- 11. Online Promotional Assistant
- 12. Refugee children project Assistant
- 13. Underprivileged Girls Project Assistant
- 14. Experimental Living at an Indian host family
- 15. Web content and blog writing Assistant
- 16. Computer literacy Program Assistant
- 17. Dance and Music Teaching Assistant
- 18. Climate Justice Project Assistant
- 19. Youth development program Assistant
See contact details to get in touch and learn more about our opportunities
How many volunteers could you host?
Up to 20 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
All year long
How many hours of help per day?
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
Volunteers should be dedicated, hardworking, punctual and motivated.
Are accommodation and food included?
We offer food and accommodation but every volunteer contributes with a fee.
See the “fee transparency” section below.
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
Staying at night outside of the designated accommodation is not allowed during the whole term.
Diet – nutrition information
Vegetarian/fish/egg in normal days. Chicken (once a week).
100 US$ per week (Minimum duration 4 weeks)
Includes 3 meals, shared room at localhost, WiFi, water, Airport transfer (6 am-6 pm), orientation, onsite coordinator, local language classes.
Payment should be done on arrival for the full duration applied. No refund is available in case of early departure.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters
- Participation Certificate
- Local language classes
- Cultural Exchange
- Onsite Training (if required)
- Workshop ( if required)
What to do in the free time
Shopping, general sightseeing, gardening.
It is a peaceful suburb with all facilities available. Summer is hot and humid (April- June), winter is mild cold (Dec-Jan). Monsoon season (July-sep), Spring (Oct-Nov), Autumn (Feb-March).
How to get to your site
SMILE Society is located in West Bengal, Kolkata, India. We will be able to provide more information about our location once you make contact with us.
Is there internet access?
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
If you are interested in the SMILE NGO volunteer programs, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the object title “SMILE NGO” and a very short presentation. We will reply to you with the contact of the organization. Thank you for your attention!
2 thoughts on “Volunteering opportunities & youth exchanges in India 🇮🇳”
If a volunteer opportunity in India asks you to pay $100 USD per week, then it’s not a true passion project. For that much, you could start your own project in India.
This reeks of mismanagement.
Thanks for commenting.
If you have experience and knowledge, it would be really helpful if you could write the organization and suggest to them a better way to manage the project and host volunteers. Any constructive criticism is always very welcome and help organizations grow. In any case, there are many opportunities in India that are completely free; however, if you invest your money in a social project you are probably helping more than just doing free volunteering 2 or 3 weeks. The organization won’t have to support the cost of your stays and could instead invest that money for sustainable and social goals.