Volunteer Teaching Programs


Education is fundamental to an equitable society. An excellent education equips children and youth with the knowledge, skills, values, and mindsets needed to be empowered individuals and responsible citizens. The fact that a high-quality education has wide-ranging benefits for individuals and societies has been demonstrated, time and again, by countries across the world. With nearly 1 in 4 people below the age of 14 years, India today stands at an inflection point; where we go from here depends in large part on our ability to provide equal opportunities for all children to attain an excellent education. 

The truth is that today, more than 50% of students in Grade 5 cannot read a Grade 2 text or solve a simple subtraction problem. The truth is that today, the socio-economic circumstances that a child is born into determines the type of school she attends, the kinds of co-curricular opportunities that are available to her, the quality of life outcomes she attains as an adult, and the kinds of opportunities she passes on to her own children. 

The truth is that today, we are failing the majority of our children. 

The causes underlying this collective failure are numerous, varied and complex. Nevertheless, at Spring Dales, Almora, we believe that- it takes a whole village to raise a child, The fact is that teachers alone cannot solve this crisis; 

We also need excellent people to support those teachers, informed parents to stay engaged with the teaching-learning process in schools, visionary bureaucrats and politicians to create an environment that enables for principals and teachers to thrive, active civil society leaders to hold stakeholders accountable, and committed corporate leaders to mobilize the necessary resources to support school systems. 

Trip Highlights  

  • 1. Work in Spring Dales School, Almora to teach children.  
  • 2. Typical subjects taught include English (Conversational and Written), Maths, Geography, and General Knowledge  
  • 3. Sharing new ideas with the students and exchanging their views on different topics.  
  • 4. Volunteers can also assist local staff  
  • 5. Work goes on for 4-5 hours a day, 5-day a week 

Explore local mountain sides, visit Nainital, Binsar and take weekend excursions to Mukteshwar and neighbouring hill stations and more Under the Teaching Volunteer Program in Spring Dales, you will have the opportunity to participate in various wellness programs like-Vedic Healing,Spiritual Healing and so on. 

Volunteers mainly teach children aged between 6-14 years. Typical subjects taught include English (Conversational and Written), Maths, Geography, and General Knowledge. Volunteers mainly get involved in Teaching English to the students and helping them in improving their vocabulary and spoken English skills. Although English is an important language in India and is spoken widely, volunteers find that the conversational and vocabulary skills of the students in this area are not up to the mark. Having good English language skills is very important for the students as it plays an important role in getting good jobs in different parts of the country. 

English Teaching Volunteering in India will provide invaluable work experience of volunteering in a school placement in India; without any prior teaching experience or TEFL qualification. Volunteers will teach for approximately 4-5 hours per day, five days a week. In this program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to use new and innovative teaching methods and teach in a play way method which would make the subject more interesting for the students. 

Program Requirements 

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. You need to have an open mind and a flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Participants must be fit and healthy at the time of joining the program. Participants should have no criminal convictions and should provide a clean criminal background check report. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program. 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities 

Typical volunteer activities under the teaching volunteering program in India include;  

  • 1. Assist the teachers to provide low-cost teaching material and fun for the children.  
  • 2. Teaching Conversational English to students.  
  • 3. Assisting in other subjects such as computer teaching  
  • 4. Sharing new ideas with the students and exchanging their views on different topics.  
  • 5. Creating a playful environment and enhance the creativity of the children through painting, playing games, singing

Volunteer Work Schedule 

Volunteers joining the teaching program at Spring Dales, Almora (India) are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate timelines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;  

  • 1. Sunday: Arrival in Almora.  
  • 2. Monday: Orientation + neighbourhood familiarization tour. The orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestions over things to do in Almora.   
  • 3. Tue to Fri: Volunteer work Working hours at the placement – 09:00 am to 01:00 pm 

The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards Weekends: Free to explore the city 

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in. 

Living We will help you to find safe and economical home stays, you need to take care of your own expenses, but we help you plan and execute everything in a structured way. 

Volunteers will be received at Almora by a member of the local coordinating team. The closest airport is at Rudrapur. For those participants choosing to travel from Delhi to Almora by bus or cab, they will be picked up from the bus station and transferred to the volunteer home base.


You would be provided accommodation in our volunteer home base in Almora.The accommodation offers spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains and provides a safe living environment for the participants. 


An orientation and briefing session will be provided by our staff at Spring Dales. We cover areas like culture, safety, locations, transportation etc. Volunteers also have the option to start their program by joining our Hindi Language class(for those who are from outside India) 

During your Free Time 

Volunteers can go and explore the market in Almora and take long pleasant walks. The area in and around Almora is very safe and volunteers generally prefer to walk down the nearby locations. You can also visit the beautiful temples and are free to explore the beautiful Uttarakhand on weekends. 

Get in touch with us: 

We will respond within one working day. 

You may call at: 9557413361 

Email: [email protected]