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Long Term Programs

Information for Participants/Volunteers coming to India

Volunteers interested in coming to India on our Long Term Program which will be for Six months or One Year.  The participation fee will be:

Registration Fees: 150 US Dollars
Program Duration
Participation Fee
August 13 - 14
2600 US dollars
One Year
5200 US dollars
Internship Fee: US $150 per month + the programme participation fee


Program Dates

Window dates
Starting Dates
August 13 - 14
August 15
January 4 - 5
January 6


Participants wishing to come for one year / more than 6 months please send your / their filled application form along with a passport copy 3 to 4 months in advance. Those of you planning to start according to programme starting dates - please make sure your application reaches us on or before May 1, XXXX. So that the necessary clearances from the Concerned Authorities, Government of India are taken in time, ensuring you a safe and fruitful visit to India.


What you have to bear apart from the participation fee?

1. International and Domestic Air-tickets with destination to Bangalore in Karnataka, India.

2. Your travel and accident/medical insurance.

A note on how your participation fee is being used

In today's world, there exists fierce competition between professional voluntary work, internship, and study abroad programmes.


IVT-India is a self-reliant, independent and a non-profit organization. We do not accept or receive funds from any religious, corporate, or government agencies and contributors. Therefore, we must charge our participants a reasonable fee in order to keep our program running effectively.

Our programmes solely relies on participation fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the programme, we are able to attain its goals, thus empowering local communities and allowing you interact and participate directly experiencing our Indian traditions. Ultimately,
IVT-India with the support of its network organizations, working at the grassroots are able to work towards cultural understandings - breaking all barriers.


Allocation of program fee

  • Advertising (Online and with different marketing organizations)
  • Salaries of national employees
  • Office space, utilities, and maintenance of national offices
  • Communication with local & International partners when volunteers are in the field
  • National travel to monitor projects
  • Indirect expenses such as accounting and legal fees, payroll taxes, computer equipment, program development and management, outreach, volunteer coordination, orientation for in country staffs, etc.
  • Telephone, Internet, fax, e-mail, and website maintenance.
  • Utilities
  • Local advertising and printing materials
  • Government taxes
  • Bank receiving charges
  • Daily field expenses including utilities, transportation, fuel costs, etc.
  • Program coordination with local, national, and international partners

A Part of you participation fee goes as School Fees to provide Education to Children who are good at studies and who cannot afford to study (covers school fee for one year, books, uniform, shoes), most of them being a girl child / on orphan / belonging to single parents with difficulties and also contributes / donates basic requirements to institutions / school / Orphanages depending on our programmes and participants with them.


Allocation of Language, culture, and In-country costs

  • Airport pickup and Youth hostel / host family/ host project transfer

  • Language and cultural classes

  • Food and accommodations

  • Training materials: books, paper, orientation package, trainer, etc.

  • 1-2 days Local sightseeing

  • Recreational activities

  • Village stay/host family

  • Cultural programs and additional activities

  • In-country transportation

  • All government taxes, bank charges, and entrance fees

  • Placement transfer, visits, and reception

  • Project support costs

  • Certificate of performance

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 Please feel free to contact us / write to us if you need any clarifications at breakingbarriers@ivtindia.org