SAGE places volunteers for 4 - 12 week intervals with well established Indian social service and rural development organizations which provide a wide variety of service opportunities in Indian villages and rural communities.
SAGE Volunteers can select their preferred location in the desert state of Rajasthan, the Himalayan mountain region of Himachal Pradesh, or among the tropical beach communities of Goa. We also offer a 12 week program that combines all three! Volunteers are housed with other international volunteers, so you have a built-in support network and a ready social circle of youth from around the world. When not providing service, volunteers have time for travel and personal relaxation.You may travel independently or join SAGE's organized trips to the "must-see" sights of India. You can enjoy a camel safari, trekking in the mountains, river rafting, or relaxing on the beach. Indian cooking lessons and yoga classes are also available.
- Teaching English or computer literacy classes in a village school
- Working with mentally challenged children
- Providing love and care to orphans
- Working with HIV/AIDS patients
- Aiding in animal welfare
- Improving environmental conditions
This program is designed for individuals ages 17 - 30. Participants come from around the world, with a variety of backgrounds. Prices vary according to program and location. See below for approximate costs and inquire with SAGE regarding your individual program.
- $1199+ for 2 week program
- $1499 - 2338 for 4-week program
- $2199 - 3400 for 8 week program
- $3330+ for 12-week program
Room & Board; transportation to site locations; volunteer instruction and orientation; all materials
Volunteers stay with peers in safe, dormitory-style housing. Meals are included in the program cost.
SAGE offers need-based financial aid to students on all of our programs. We also have resources to help you fundraise to cover trip costs.
Students are responsible for their own flight arrangements and coordinating airport transfers with our host organization. Travel to project sites, field trips, and other program transportation is covered in your program costs.
Rolling admission throughout the year.