Activities you could take part in during volunteer placement
Take part in a medical camp in a rural village in Punjab. Provide treatment, medicines and advice
Supervise the Frishta children during meal and play times
Tutor them in English (simple word spelling & spoken English)
Assist them with their homework
Read stories to the children (in English)
Art, crafts, games, etc. (limited only by your level of creativity)
Visit the children's school
Participate in food shopping at the local farmers markets
Shop for inexpensive clothes, crafts and souvenirs
Tour Chandigarh, 'The City Beautiful', capital of Punjab
Take the Himalayan small gauge railway up the mountains to Shimla
Visit Delhi and Agra (Taj Mahal)
All the volunteers that have come to Frishta for short term placements have found it to be extremely worthwhile. Those that have visited Frishta have said it was a life changing experience. The children love to have visitors too and to make new friends.
If you have teaching or medical skills, or just a heart for children you should try this very rewarding experience. You'll have some great fun and there will also be time for sight seeing in north India, such as the Taj Mahal and/or the Himalayas.
For more information please contact our Volunteer Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you the details you need.
Kevin & Lindsey spent 2 weeks with us in 2014, here's what they said:
Kevin & Lindsey's experience
We really enjoyed our time at Frishta and were warmly welcomed. The children were amazing and it is clear to see that they are now in a loving and safe environment. We played games with the children, spent time with them, heard them read and taught them some songs. We did some DIY such as putting up fire extinguishers and mirrors in the children’s homes .We were really well looked after and enjoyed some lovely food which was adapted to our taste buds! It was a valuable time and one we will always remember.
Jar, Shelly & Jake's Blog
Jar, Shelley & Jake spent some time with us in October 2013. Follow this link to read a blog about their experience at Frishta.