Information About Program and FAQ's

When and how do I pay the program fees ?

You have to pay the program fee on the day of your arrival or on the morning after, to the Project Coordinator of volunteering India in US $ (or the equivalent in GB Pounds, Euros or Indian Rupees) cash.

Cancellations and Refund Policy.

The process of allocating you to a specific volunteer program starts as soon as we receive your application. So you are requested to think twice before you put down your preference of a volunteer program.

However, you can postpone or cancel your placement in a program in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

  • You will be placed in an alternative project in the case when Volunteering India cannot place you on the project you applied for.

  • In the failure of placing you in any alternative project, which is very rare, you will get a total refund of your registration fee. Here it should be noted that Volunteering India is a small non-profit organization working at grassroots level and cannot take any liability for any costs incurred or inconvenience caused due to the cancellation of a project.

  • An amount of US $10 towards administration costs will be retained from your registration fee and the balance will be refunded to you in the case the application is cancelled before your placement in a project is finalized.

  •  No amount will be refunded if you reject to participate in a project you have applied for. However the following two conditions are treated as exemptions.

  1. When you have to cancel your placement in the case of any unfortunate situation like Death or serious illness of immediate relative.

  2. When you have to cancel your placement in the case of any unforeseen incidents that would prevent you from being able to participate in the program.

In any of the above two cases, you will receive a refund of 70% of the registration fee after excluding US $10 towards administration costs. However, the decision will be made at the discretion of Volunteering India and you are required to produce sufficient and reliable documentary evidence to support your cause.

However, regardless of your cancellation/non-acceptance, you would continue as a registered member of Volunteering India for a period of 12 months from the date of joining and you would continue to receive newsletters and information.

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