Goa Beach & Volunteer (2013)
This volunteering travel package enables participants to provide education, care and empowerment to the communities they visit. Working in local schools, volunteers offer much needed support to local teachers, adding to the children’s’ educational experience by instructing classes while helping to develop students’ positive attitudes about personal hygiene and school attendance. Working in local schools gives volunteers a chance to meet regularly with local children and their families. When schools are not in session, volunteers utilise resources to run independent classes in English and Math. Volunteers also teach at special schools for mentally challenged children, providing much needed emotional support and teaching educational and vocational skills. For those volunteers with a professional interest in education, this opportunity offers a chance to hone skills in a unique environment.
Departure Days (2013)
07-Jan-13 21-Jan-13 04-Feb-13 18-Feb-13 04-Mar-13 18-Mar-13 01-Apr-13 15-Apr13 29-Apr-13 13-May-13 27-May-13 10-Jun-13 24-Jun-13 08-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 05-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 02-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 14-Oct-13 28-Oct-13
13 nights, 20n, 27n, 34n, 41n, 48n, 55n, 62n, 69n, 76n or 83 nights
Pickup at the Goa airport at the beginning of the program. All transfers by dedicated or public transport required by the program including for orientation program: Local transport at project locations, airport and train station transfers on arrival and departure Orientation at the Idex Goa camp for 1 day including talks on various subjects of relevance to volunteers. Accommodation at the accommodation facility in Goa Transport during the working days for local use throughout the program. All meals specified by the itinerary Periodic on-site assistance of an English speaking translator All material required for various activities during the volunteer work like color pens, paper, sports equipment etc. Assistance in setting up local support for the volunteers’ activities in coordination with the local NGOs Extensive pre-departure information, port-arrival printed material, regular training and support for preparing the volunteers for their experience.
Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in trip program due to circumstances, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc. Personal expenses Camera fees Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
On arrival at Goa airport, keep your eyes peeled for the beaming paging board accompanied by your bubbly tour leader who will transfer you to your first night`s accommodation at the camp in Goa.
After an early breakfast, take part in a friendly and interesting welcome meeting, which will provide a load of interesting information about this project and your role as a volunteer. This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow volunteer buddies! The evening is yours free – including a complimentary communal dinner.
Day 3 - 13
And the real adventure finally begins! On your first day of the volunteering period, get things started with a wholesome breakfast before transferring to your appointed project base. You will spend the morning working at your respective school, social centre or development project until lunchtime when you`ll return to camp for a tasty meal and a rest. It`s then back to work until the late afternoon when you`ll return to camp for some free time, followed by a delicious dinner feast! The next morning, rise and shine bright and early, fit and fighting to do it all again! Volunteers can expect to have all weekends free for traveling, socializing or repose as they feel fit. *Please note that the volunteer period will be extended in weekly blocks according to the amount of time the client has booked to participate in the tour. *
After breakfast on your final volunteering day, you will be transferred back to Goa and the airport in good time for your onward flight. There will be plenty of opportunity to say the sad goodbyes!