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Views over Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Views over Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Darjeeling Construction and Renovation

Contribute to construct and renovate public schools and community development projects in Darjeeling.
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    Overview

    In this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction and renovation projects.

    Other construction efforts might be carried out in a local village including renovating and building houses and sanitation facilities or working on construction projects at local community centres, schools and monasteries. The placement you will be working at may change depending on the needs of the community at the time.

    Objectives

    • This project aims to improve the quality of life for underprivileged communities in and around Darjeeling.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Darjeeling, India

    Darjeeling is a hill station in the state of West Bengal in India. In the vicinity of steep and snowy mountains, the city of Darjeeling has been popular among local as well as international travellers as a great holiday destination. Darjeeling also has much more to offer. Climate is cold here throughout the year. Tea plantations and picturesque monasteries add a unique value to the atmosphere in Darjeeling.

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      Meet on Sunday at Siliguri Bagdogra Airport, Bagdogra (IXB) in our pickup window 08:00 to 14:00

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      Monday - Friday
      After breakfast, you will have a quick discussion with your coordinator about the day’s tasks. You may be engaged in light construction work and also painting school buildings, fix broken tables and chairs, make pathways, renovate toilets, repair walls and gardening in schools.
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a jeep or bus to the airport. It takes about 5 hours drive to Bagdogra Airport from the accommodation.
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Due to the active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required.
    • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
    • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.

    Food

    The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.

    Accommodation

    In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax.

    Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Darjeeling Construction and Renovation

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$465/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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