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Welcome to Dharamsala, India

High School Volunteer Opportunities in Himalaya, India

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As a High School Volunteer Abroad in India, you’ll be welcomed warmly into the rich cultural fabric of the subcontinent and the Himalaya with your team of global change-makers.

Whether you choose between two or four-week sessions on any of the start dates listed below, you’ll be sharing the experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18, and like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while learning more about themselves is a pretty cool challenge to take on.

We know you’re unique and that you have your own interests, which is why we offer specialized volunteer paths that you can choose from. Select a focus in Education or Sports Leadership for your volunteer focus.

And that healthy dose of adventure you’re craving? Don’t worry, you’ll get that too! We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of grandiose temples, the Himalaya Mountains, and the Taj Mahal to share with your friends and family back home.

Dharamsala, India Summer 2017 Start Dates:
June 17, July 1, July 15

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FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
24% under $1.25
Human Development Index Ranking
130 / 188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
3 years less than boys
Maternal Mortality Rate
190 / 100,000

YOUR IMPACT: TEEN SERVICE PROJECTS

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.

Education
Create a positive learning environment to enable students to find their passion for language and literacy, for a classroom culture where learning is fun. CCS high school volunteers provide hands-on tutoring and instruction, while completing meaningful projects that carve out inspiring learning spaces in libraries and classrooms.

Sports Leadership
Sports and recreation not only benefits health, it also provides valuable incentive and leadership skills that keep students engaged in school. Many underserved schools lack basic facilities, equipment, and staffing to make sport an integral part of the education experience. CCS high school volunteers coordinate sports activities for youth, while building and refurbishing recreational equipment and infrastructure.

Voices from the Community
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"People like you have given us hope that our children will not go through the same hardships and live in these same conditions as us."

"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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