The total cost of the volunteering is divided into two parts: The registration fee paid to book your placement (€210), and separately, the program fee paid afterward.

280€ first week

180€ additional week

If your currency is not specified in the table, you can convert your costs  here.
*** The costs that are given in dollars are estimates, owing to constant fluctuations in conversion rates.

***  The elephant care volunteer program has an additional cost of €115 a week.

*** The mobile unit medical volunteer program and the homeless person medical volunteer program have an extra cost of €70 a week.

What is included in the fee that I am paying?

  • Administration costs
  • Assistance from Cooperating Volunteers staff at all times
  • Airport pick-up
  • 1 orientation day
  • Introduction to Indian culture
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day 7 days a week
  • Regular evaluation meetings throughout your program
  • 24/7 support from local partner staff
  • Volunteering certificate at the end of the program (upon request)

What additional costs will be incurred by the volunteers?

Visa, flights, travel insurance (obligatory), vaccines, airport return and other expenses such as snacks, toilet paper, etc.
(*** Volunteers in India will generally find that €22[approx. 25 USD] is enough to cover basic weekly expenses.)