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Welcome to Dharamsala, India

High School Volunteer Opportunities in Himalaya, India

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Perched among the clouds on the Himalayan mountainside, the rural locale of Dharamsala has a moving and mysterious quality.

• “Dharamsala” loosely translates to “spiritual dwelling,” a resting house for pilgrims. The area is home to a vibrant Indian community and several thousand Tibetan refugees—including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

• Dharamsala is surrounded by gorgeous alpine pastures, oak and pine tree forests, and mountain streams. The misty highlands of Dharamsala are a stark contrast to the buzzing cities found elsewhere in India.

• Our exclusive Teen Home-Base is located in the Himalaya, the great mountain range separating Tibet and India that is sacred to both Buddhism and Hinduism.

Take a look at this Sample HSVA Itinerary - The Himalaya, India and see what sets our high school volunteer abroad programs apart from the rest.


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Hindi & English
Hindi & English Language in Dharamsala India
National Food
Volunteer Abroad in Dharamsala India and enjoy the amazing food
The Rupee is the currency in Dharamsala India


Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Whether you're teaching the English alphabet, leading students in a song, or giving a math lesson, your service will support local youth and educators. Apply your passion to make an impact that will resonate for generations to come!

Nurturing future generations begins with a single lesson, a simple smile, or just a bit of extra attention. When you volunteer with child care centers, daycare centers, community centers, and other organizations, you are working towards strengthening a community's greatest asset: their children.

By trading stories with an elderly friend, serving meals, or lightening the burden of an administrator, your service will connect you to your new community in a very special way. By offering an elderly person attention and love, you’ll build bridges between cultures and across generations.

In many communities, individuals with disabilities face harsh social stigmas and are left with few resources. Work alongside our partner organizations to bring joy to the lives of people with disabilities as they strive to live each day to its fullest.

Hear what the community is saying about CCS!
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"CCS volunteers have, for many years, been an integral part of our organization. They help us meet our goals by teaching women skills that make a significant positive impact on their lives."

"Interacting with people from new cultures is an enriching experience for the children, and gives them a rare opportunity to be exposed to a world outside of the community."

"The volunteers help to bridge the gap between our organization and the community. They help to get the community interested in the important work that we do."

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