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Explore Goa, India and work within the local community helping special needs children and improving the empowerment of women.
Volunteering in Goa


  • Work with children from slum areas
  • Teach English and maths to underprivileged children
  • Help bridge the gap in gender equality by teaching computer skills to women
  • Look after infants in day-care
  • Learn Hindi language


Many of Goa’s communities are still in need of education and social services to rise out of poverty. Publicly sponsored education, child care and health services suffer from a lack of funding and effective management. Poverty and illiteracy is often the result. Volunteering within this community helps these families living in disheartening surroundings, cut off from mainstream social development of any kind.

Your Experience

  • As a volunteer you will make a difference by lending a hand to a number of community issues like caring for infants while local families work to provide food and shelter for their children.
  • Assist with teaching elementary English and Maths.
  • There is the unique opportunity to teach computer skills to teenage girls and women to bridge the gap in gender inequality and raise self-esteem within this sector of the community.
  • Your time and efforts assisting children with special needs will give them basic education and provide a positive role model to others.
  • Care for infants in day-care.
  • The weekend is free for you to relax on the beach and meet other volunteers from all over the world.


  • Project Start Dates: Set departure dates each month
  • Project Location: Colva, Goa
  • Getting There: Transfers from/to Goa airport are included
  • Meals: All meals included
  • In-country Support: Local project coordinator and local staff
  • Group Size: max 15
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old
  • Budget: Allow US$80 per week for drinks and snacks
  • Notes: Families with children can volunteer upon request


  • Shared rooms with private facilities (13 nts)


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