Peace begins with a smile- Mother Teresa

STePs Programme

Volunteering in abroad can be one of the most exciting, learning and rewarding experiences. Volunteering means experience! Experiential learning enhances personal development!

STePs projects can last between 4 and 16 weeks and are designed to offer young and older volunteers combination of reliable and meaningful volunteer work with a direct exposure of the rich culture of the host country.

If the travelling time is tight, and the volunteers want to find out about the culture of the host country avoiding mainstream tourist routes and activities, the ICDE-India STePs cultural exposure activities offer a wide range of opportunities to immerse oneself into the local culture.

Voluntary work placement provided with:
  • Children's projects
  • Teaching (English, Computer, Rhymes, Crafts, Drawing)
  • Orphanage
  • Play home / Day care centres
  • Elderly people
  • Disabled
  • Environment / Ecology
  • Administration
  • Hospitals
  • HIV /Aids projects
  • Care and Support
  • Awareness program
  • Women's Development Work
  • Rural Development
  • Agriculture / Organic farming

All participants will be provided with Accommodation either independent or on twin sharing basis, depending on the project and host Family.

ICDE – India will provide regular mentoring support through contact persons/guardians as well as the office staff. Volunteers will be invited for all regular programs of ICDE and its associates. We shall provide airport transfers and travel expenses to the project & back. All volunteers will be awarded a certificate of participation at the end of their programme..

To participate on this program please contact the ICYE office in your home country Click Here

Reflection STePs program

Charlotte Conley – UK

ICDE have been great in helping me during my time in Bengaluru, India there when I needed them and them understanding. Great preparation an Indian culture and what to expect in the short 2 hour session. Thank you for everything! Best of luck with the other volunteers in the Future!:)

France Daillencourt – France

It was a grateful experience with ICDE – India, to discover another culture and another culture people who are behind and take care of me. Thank you for all you made for me. I will come back in Indian for sure! Best of luck

Nicola Robertst– UK

I have been in India for Ten weeks and all in all my experience has been amazing. I worked at Mother Teresa's Orphanage in Bangalore where the children’s are either mentally and physically disabled.

The host family has also been brilliant…. They looked after me well when I got ill, and if I ever got down my host father would always say some works of wisdom, which would pick me back up again. They were so very kind and I will miss them dearly…