Volunteer Travel In India

SAGE JOURNEY TO INDIA – making a difference – volunteer travel at its most rewarding.

orphan child paintingIt’s not often you get an opportunity to step up and make a real difference while experiencing the joy of volunteering, travel and adventure in a land of paradox. This is exactly what we are inviting you to do when you join us on this incredible journey – volunteer travel – to India.

This 12 day journey to Mumbai and the villages beyond will embed you deeply into Indian culture and give you an experience of India from the grassroots up.

It is ‘voluntourism’ or volunteer travel at its very best.

This ‘tour’ is a chance for you to give of your time to help save lives and to give people hope – a combination of social responsibility and the real India.

We will be working with the Sage Foundation teamed with the Shikshangram Shelter for Children. This alliance is involved in an exciting project to create a model village designed to become a sustainable enterprise – consisting of the Sage School of Creative Craft – for retraining under-resourced women in traditional crafts as well as a school and shelter for children who have no home.

Volunteer travel gives you the opportunity to contribute in varied ways – you may be teaching the children English, helping plant trees and establish the organic garden or assisting with the construction of a prefabricated eco house for a training centre.

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The team working with Sage and Shiksham Gram

And don’t think when you take a volunteer travel journey that is all work!

We have a wonderful itinerary planned taking in places which are steeped in the historical and spiritual depth of India. This will include the opportunity to visit Dharavi slum in Mumbai.  Many people know Dharavi as the ‘largest slum in Asia,’ but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. Dharavi’s industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million.  And on the opposite end of the scale we will enjoy sunset drinks in the Harbour Bar of the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel – playground of the rich.

You will leave India with an appreciation of the vastness of this land, the depth of the culture, and the promise of an amazing future – built on social enterprise and to which you will have made a very personal contribution.  For a copy of the full itinerary click here.


  • 10th Nov – 22nd Nov 2017

Land costs which cover all expenses (twin share accommodation and all meals) are NZD 2195. (flights not included).

Installment payments available on request.

For full itinerary click here.

Use the form below to reserve your place on this volunteer travel journey of a lifetime  – there are limited places so don’t delay.

You may also be interested in our add-on extension to the journey when we will travel to Rajasthan – to the intensity of the desert colours and land – being guided by friends who are born and brought up in that land, and who know the absolutely best places to go.

(Please ask for details if this interests you).

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Volunteer Travel In India – you will never forget this journey of a lifetime.

7 thoughts on “Volunteer Travel In India

  1. Georgie Wallis

    I would love to participate. I have childcare qualifications and owned my own centre a few years ago. How wonderful to think that I may have the opportunity to help another. What a humbling thought.


    Georgie Wallis

  2. Shazar Robinson

    Georgie.. you will be more than welcome. There are so many possibilites that we have in mind for this project and someone like you would be a valuable asset to the children and to all we represent. There are great fares still available.. so let me know if you need help with your booking.

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  5. Julia Hayes

    Hi Shazar,
    What an inspirational description of the project and what an easy way for people to participate in what can otherwise seem like a journey into the unknown.
    Travel with a heart purpose will be immensely rewarding – compare that to a boring cruise I recently experienced. It was “Ground Hog” day every day. Your trip will be “stretch horizons” by comparison.

    These dates don’t work for me but for those of us who wish to help, how do we donate to the Shiksham Shelter ?
    Am proud to know you !

    1. Shazar Robinson

      To donate to the Shiksham Gram Shelter – the easiest way currently will be through Buy1Give1 – who have the Sage Foundation as one of their worthy causes – and they can direct the funds to the Shelter. Their site is http://www.b1g1.com or if you have any difficulty with that, contact me again and I can give you the shelter’s direct banking details. Thank you for your generosity. It is only through people like you that these kids are being given a fresh chance to evolve to their full potential.

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