Volunteer India

LightForce International has a partnership with two organisations in India- Home of Faith and India Gospel Mission. 

We offer volunteers the opportunity to spend time with our friends in India. 

Trips to Indian Gospel Mission

You will fly into Chennai and stay with our friends at Indian Gospel Mission, whilst there you will have the opportunity to facilitate recreational activities with children, visit nearby projects with the blind, gypsy community and lepers plus provide practical help at IGM. 

Costings and what these include:

  • For these trips we ask that you raise at least £600 for LightForce International
  • You will need to cover the costs for your flights, insurance, jabs, entry visas etc.
  • You will be collected from and returned to the airport, provided with food & accommodation.

Trips to Home of Faith

You will fly into Hyderabad and stay at the Home of Faith children’s project. Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the Home of Faith project. Here you will spend time in the children’s home and visiting vulnerable people groups within the community. There will also be opportunity for those who wish to use this time to visit other projects supported by LightForce International. These trips are ideal for people who are happy to spend time travelling long distances.

Costings and what these include:

  • For these trips we ask that you raise at least £600 for LightForce International
  • You will need to cover the costs for your flights, insurance, jabs, entry visas etc.
  • You will be collected from and returned to the airport, provided with food & accommodation.

*There may be additional costs for internal flights, fuel and accommodation. 

Apply Now to Volunteer in India 

Frequently asked questions

When am I able to go out?

In 2019, we have 2 scheduled group trip dates to India 29th March 2018- 8th April 2019 & 25th October 2019- 4th November 2019

There are also options to visit India throughout the year. Please contact missions@lightforce.org.uk for more information

How much will it cost me to stay with IGM or Home of Faith?

We ask all volunteers to raise at least a £600 contribution. This amount covers the costs of your accommodation, food and travel to and from the airport.

However, if you stay with Home of Faith, there may be extra accommodation and travel costs included due to the nature of the trip.

How much are flights?

The cost of flights very much depends on the time of year you travel as well as the airline. Flights can start from £500 upwards.

What airport do I need to go to?

If you are visiting IGM you need to fly into Chennai.

If you are visiting Home of Faith you will need to fly into Hyderabad.

Do I need to get a visa before I go to India?

Yes you do. You can apply online using this link https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

What type of clothes do I need to wear in India?

Light, loose, cotton clothing is recommended as well as a good rain jacket! It is important that you dress modestly and that the clothes you wear are appropriate for the work that you are carrying out. We also recommend a good, comfy pair of shoes.

What will the weather be like in India when I go?

 In Chennai, where IGM are based, monsoon season is October- December. The rest of the year temperatures are mostly high and can peak above 30 degrees.

In Andra Pradesh, where Home of Faith is based, the weather can vary. March- June can be very hot, July- September brings tropical rains, October to February the weather is cooler but still for visitors will be a warm climate.