Looking to make an immediate and sustainable impact in India? Affordable volunteer opportunities abound in Ladakh, India with HEALTH-Inc, whose mission is to bring community advancement and education on real world issues like agriculture, health, and women’s development to Ladakh and surrounding areas.
HEALTH-Inc stands for Health, Environment and Literacy in the Himalayas; Working In Cooperation with the Local People.
This organization is multi-faceted and dynamic, with a rich cultural texture and a devoted founder, Cynthia Hunt, who came to Ladakh twenty years ago as a mountaineer but returned to start her work as a community developer.
Do you have a health or education background? HEALTH-Inc needs volunteers who can work in their healthcare facilities, create new curriculum for their schools, or coach an extracurricular activity like soccer. Sound like you? Check out their Omprakash profile for more volunteer information here.
HEALTH-Inc requests that volunteers commit to a minimum stay of four weeks; you can also volunteer from home as a web designer or marketing genius. Or maybe you are just planning to travel through India and could drop off a bag of donated hockey equipment!
Remember, you can always apply for a volunteer grant from Omprakash to help offset the cost of travel.