FAQs

Who can Volunteer?

We welcome people from any part of the world to join our program regardless of which country he or she may belong too. You should be fit to travel and work. We accept anyone above the age of 17 yrs to join our programs in India.

Do I Have To Be a Professional in a Particular Field?

Usually you don’t. Some very skilled work may demand some professional qualifications, but usually organisations offer training to enable you to do the work.

When Can I Come?

You can come anytime or in any season, its up to you when you want to come.

What do I expect to do?

Almost anything you want to do or can think of! You can volunteer to rescue people from mountains, to farm organically, build houses, write a magazine, judge criminals as a magistrate or fix computers. You can join with us to cater for every interest and minority group imaginable.

How to start?

Before contacting organisations it is a good idea to think about what you would like to do in terms of the acitivity and type of organisation you would like to work for. At the same time consider how much time you are able to give up. Once you have applied, we will send you details of your placement usually within 10 working days.

Will I work alone or would there be a team?

Yes, at Meaningful Journeys you are welcome to join with a friend, family or in a group. We offer special discounted fee for family and group bookings. If you are comfortable with a team you can gladly work with them.

What should I pack?

You can carry your clothes, medicines, everyday needs. You can also carry cash enough for your personal expenses for a fortnight. However, ATM’s are available in plenty.

Will I have any free time to visit or see some sights?

Everyday after the work is over you’ll have the evenings to yourself. There will be plenty of time to explore the city of your placement. You can utilize weekends for in-country travel. Meaningful Journeys has tie-ups with most popular travel & tour operators and offer you the best value for your money through their unbeatable packages for in-country travel.

If I have less or more time to spend?

This is really up to you. You can find volunteering that only takes an hour or a month - there’s a trend towards short-term volunteering requiring minimal commitment. Having said that, obviously the less time you have the harder it can be to find something that’s right for you. You can volunteer at any time of the week, day or night. While much volunteering takes place in office hours, you can volunteer at evenings and weekends too, again depending on what you want to do. Typical volunteering out of office hours includes befriending, campaigning, the Samaritans, environmental and sports.
For more details and queries please contact our office coordinators at info@meaningfuljourneys.in