Sankalp Volunteer Society India

Not Verified What's this?
8.6 / 10 after 184 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings

Submit a review

My volunteering experience with Sankalp was amazing and definitely a highlight of mine during my trip throughout S&E Asia. I got every bit of experience I had expected to out of it and this was my first trip to India.

They were very accommodating and as we were planning our visit to Jaipur with their Orphanage work and project for Street Kids. We first heard of Sankalp Volunteer via their facebook page and made contact with them through email. We had flight issues and their flexibility allowed for us to rearrange our dates to stay as well as pick up from the Jaipur airport.

The volunteer house simple and authentic, you have rooms with 2 bunk beds which are comfortable for four people. Most of the rooms are located on first & second floor and can be accessed by stairs, they accommodate old age volunteer on ground floor. There a lounge area in the center on every floor. Each room has their own private western toilet/shower room as well as lights and power outlets.

We were fortunate to split our program duration between their Project for Street Kids and Orphanage work. The school for street kids was a 15 minutes rickshaw ride from volunteer house and orphanage situated in city center on 40 minutes rickshaw ride, the good thing is this; the program fees cover all daily transport to project J

Teaching and working in the schools and orphanage gave me so much joy, and taught me to consider a new normal from a child’s perspective. Dressing in a different way, eating different food and even walking down different streets: everything that was completely opposite to the life I knew suddenly presented itself to me, and I had no choice but to accept it. And I loved every second of it.

Approximately $26 USD/day; you get accommodation (sharing rooms) and shower, transportation from the airport, meals, daily transport to projects, 24 hour wi-fi internet access, staff that turn into family, and a beautiful, relaxing place to chill at roof-top.

I highly recommend making Sankalp a part of your Indian adventure!. You won't regret it!!

Program:
Location:
Posted: February 9, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Dyork
Age:
23

Totally Fraud .... CHARGES is very very High and Service is very very poor. I am come here for child teaching program. Really its first... where i am feel very very FRUSTRATED. pranay don't know proper English that reason i can't say anything.

Pickup Charges and Packages charges is very very high. They should be include more services in this charges...

TOTALLY FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD SERVICE............ they charge in foreign currency... after this convert in indian rupees and got big money. THEY NOT THE REAL PERSON. they cheat with the foreigner... you can see the packages charges in foreign currency not in Indian currency....

Program:
Location:
Posted: January 23, 2016
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1
By: rogerpic
Age:
26

Comments

SPAM POST !! Dear Fake user, We have reported the repeated Spam posting to our account to authorities. We are in process of legal action. Thank you. Sankalp Volunteer Society.
This is an incorrect evaluation, going back for a third time this summer, I don't think Sankalp is fraud and overpricing compare to other companies!!!!
How can you say they are a fraud??!? Their fees are reasonable, especially for the experience you get; a fantastic place to stay and an amazing volunteer experience to help children. They display their fees in a different currency to try and make it easier for the majority of their volunteers, simple. You say 'they need to provide more services'. Did you go to India for a holiday for yourself or to volunteer to help children?? When you volunteer, not all the fee goes on you, it's about the children and the money goes to running the projects. Pranay and Amita run a fantastic volunteer project and I recommend Sankalp to anyone.

I have spent a month volunteering through Sankalp in Jaipur, India. I was bit hesitant upon arrival as i was quite nervous but the Sankalp family has put me at ease from the beginning. Amita, Pranay and the wonderful chef Purni has made me feel at home. The volunteer house is located in a safe environment and we had access to markets within walking distance. Food cooked at Sankalp was delicious and they took really good care of us. Rooms are quite comfortable and they have public transport pre arranged for the volunteers. Amita is always available to talk to and she answers all the questions patiently. I have worked in the Orphanage within that time frame and it was the most humbling experience of my life. I couldn't get enough of it and I only wish I had spent longer. However working in Orphanage is extremely emotional. The kids ranging from 1 - 8 are adorable and mischievous too. I got really attached to few kids and i am so glad Amita was always there to talk to and counsel. I would also like to mention that their safety rules had made me feel better during my stay. I know how things can go wrong really quickly in India and i was happy to know that they took security issues quite seriously. They always locked the gates by 9:30 pm which made me sleep better. I am thankful for their support and their hospitality.I will definitely come back to work with Sankalp as i had a wonderful time and made some amazing friends through this trip. I miss the kids at the orphanage and even though its a tough program, I encourage ppl to go and spend time with them. The smile and the hugs you receive from them is priceless and its worth it all.

Program:
Location:
Posted: January 19, 2016
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
6
By: sri918
Age:
28

Hi,

Really i am frustrated from this, they CHARGE VERY VERY HIGH AND PROVIDE POOR QUALITY.

CHARGES AND BEHAVIOR both of very very bad...no security and no good behavior of the guys...

MORE services should be includes in the Current Charges...

PLEASE DON'T JOIN THIS...

Program:
Location:
Posted: January 18, 2016
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1
Age:
22

Comments

We have reported the repeated Spam posting to our account to authorities. We are in process of legal action. Thank you. Sankalp Volunteer Society.

ITS REALLY FRAUD. CHARGES IS TOO HIGH IN COMPARING TO OTHER NGO. THEY PROVIDE BAD SERVICE. THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH IN PROPER WAYS.. THAT REASON I CAN'T EXPLAIN EVERYTHING.

PICKUP CHARGE IS VERY VERY HIGH
PROGRAM FEES IS VERY VERY HIGH
SERVICES IS ZERO QUALITY

THEY SHOULD BE INCLUDE THE MORE SERVICES IN THIS CHARGE.

REALLY VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED FROM THIS.

Program:
Location:
Posted: January 18, 2016
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1
Age:
28

Comments

FAKE !!! SPAM !!! This person doesn't know what he/she is writing. Incident reported to concerned authorities. - Admin Sankalp Volunteer Society

Pages