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Volunteers working in a garden in Goa
Volunteers working in a garden in Goa

Construction and Renovation in Goa

Get your hands dirty and help the underprivileged communities
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    Overview

    In this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction projects. Our main focus when constructing is working at the slum and migratory children schools allocated to the poor. Despite the previous efforts, the work here is far from done and we continue to renovate pathways, toilets, walls, etc. Moreover, those with artistic talents can help decorate the walls by creating images and sketches of their home countries and cultures. We have the feeling that this will be a nice way of reflecting the hard and good work that has been done by our participants over the past years.

    Other construction efforts might be carried out in a local village (renovating and building houses and sanitation facilities) or working on construction projects at local hospitals - this very much depends on the needs of any particular time and so our participants will be using their construction skills where they are most needed!

    Objectives

    • This project aims to improve the quality of life for underprivileged citizens in and around Goa

    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

    Goa, India
    Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first-time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and home to various UNESCO World Heritage sites has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      Our pickup time is Sunday 08:00 to 14:00 at Siliguri Bagdogra Airport, Bagdogra (IXB). Please enquire about other pick up points and times.

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      Monday
      On your first day of the program, you will have an orientation, to better understand your new environment and program. Our coordinators will take you to an enchanting spice plantation, visit the local market, and a few supermarkets located close to our center. You can also utilize this time of the day to exchange your currency or purchase any of the essential items you might need during your stay.
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      Tuesday
      On the second day of your first week, introduction to the local projects and program will be given through an observation time at the project site, you can also choose to assist alongside existing participants on the project. Our coordinator's will also theoretically orient and train you on the activities of the project onsite so as to introduce you to the project in a step-by-step manner.
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      Wednesday - Friday

      Your time on the project will commence on Wednesday.

      You will begin with meeting the coordinator and discussing the things to do on the renovation project. There is a focus on light construction work and you will be expected to help paint the school buildings, fix broken tables and chairs, make pathways, renovate toilets, repair school walls, help to renovate classrooms and gardening. Construction and renovation work is available in more places when required in the local area.

      This project functions in the mornings and in the afternoon.

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport 3 hrs before your flight.

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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
    • maximum age65
    • 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. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

    Accommodation

    In our centre, 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.

Construction and Renovation

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$530/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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