Combat Poverty & Educate India's Poorest Children - From $137 p/week

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Accommodation in single/twin or dorm style rooms
Accommodation in single/twin or dorm style rooms
Life changing volunteer abroad experiences with IVI
Life changing volunteer abroad experiences with IVI
Volunteering in India
Volunteering in India
Bodhgaya India Volunteer Project
Bodhgaya India Volunteer Project


Life Changing Experience!

This placement is centered around a rural school in Bodghaya, Bihar catering to the most vulnerable communities.

The students come from the surrounding villages (approx 600 population) which lack basic infrastructure and without this school, would have virtually no access to education. For these agricultural driven communities, the reality of unjust social hierarchy simply does not allow children of poor families to receive an education.

The school is the first of it’s kind in this area as such it has faced incredible resistance from the village elites with a lack of understanding of the community benefits associated with ‘new’ knowledge systems and formal education opportunities.

Slowly but surely, the pupil base has grown exponentially over the years harnessing a powerful spirit of pride, acceptance and opportunity.

As a volunteer guest you will receive truly incredible Indian hospitality.

  • Affordable Program Fees - From $137 p/week (4 week program)
  • 12+ Project Options from Teaching & Construction, to Nutrition, Healthcare and Community Development
  • Bodhgaya, the birth place of Buddhism. Largest Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world
  • Single, twin or dorm style accommodation - you choose
  • Flexible start dates available all year round

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Volunteering Bodhgaya India Review – 2016

I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living and have seen a completely different appreciation for life. I will cherish the memories, the friends and all the unconditional love and smiles I received.
Daisy Coffey, Rural Community project Bodhgaya India 2016

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