Join one of GoEco's most-loved programs with your family! Explore the Goa region of India through sightseeing and cultural activities, and lend a hand at two teaching programs.
- A family-friendly version of one of GoEco's most-loved programs
- Experience authentic Indian culture with an orientation, tours and afternoon activities
- Volunteer in meaningful teaching projects with migrant children
- Enjoy private accommodations especially for families
- Enjoy a Hindi language lesson, cooking lesson, scenic boat ride, Bollywood movie experience and so much more!
Your Schedule at a Glance (One-week commitment):
Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Volunteers will be picked up by members of the local team and taken to the accommodations in Goa to settle in.
Day 1, Monday: Following breakfast, volunteers will have a welcome introduction meeting, followed by a city tour of Goa and visit and lunch at a local spice plantation. Following lunch, participants will go on a beautiful boat ride, drive to a scenic waterfall and visit Mapusa city and the local market. The day concludes with dinner at the center and a meeting with the current Goa volunteers.
Day 2, Tuesday: The day will begin at 7:00 AM with a light breakfast and yoga session, followed by a larger breakfast. Participants will join an Indian cooking class, followed by lunch. Volunteers will begin teaching at the school in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and a documentary on Indian culture in the evening.
Day 3, Wednesday: Following breakfast, volunteers will enjoy a Hindi language lesson and Chai tea making class. Following lunch, volunteers will continue teaching at the migrant school. The night ends with dinner and a Bollywood movie experience.
Day 4, Thursday: The day will begin with breakfast at 8:00 AM, followed by a visit to Candolim and the lovely Sinquerim Beach. Volunteers will go to the school to teach following lunch. This night’s dinner is a special barbeque event.
Day 5, Friday: The day will begin with breakfast at 8:00 AM, followed by a day of exploration! Participants will visit the capital city of Panjim, and explore its markets, churches, malls and more. Lunch will be served at the center, followed by another afternoon of volunteer work. After dinner, volunteers can relax for the night.
Day 6, Saturday: Departure day.
What's not Included
Some of your tasks may include:
- Playing sports games
- Leading arts and crafts workshops
- Teaching various subjects
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
- Basic level of English
- Police clearance
- High level of independence and emotional strength
- Motivation to work with children and/or animals
- Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)
Program Add-Ons: Consider joining this special program ( at an additional fee) before or after your volunteer placement to add another dimension to your experience in India.
Body and Mind Week: Learn about yoga, meditation practices and Ayurveda treatments to improve your health and well-being. Please note that there is an additional fee for this program.