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Overseas Volunteer Programme in Kolkata, India


Overseas Volunteer Programme in Kolkata, India

The Hope Foundation


At a Glance

  • Start Date:13/09/2023
  • End Date:31/12/2026
  • Closing date:31/12/2026
  • Post Updated:14/09/2023
  • Min Hours:Varies
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:Applicants must hold an Irish Passport or have been a resident in the Republic of Ireland for at least 2 years. All overseas placements are


You will be required to make a commitment to fundraise for The Hope Foundation’s projects. The current placement length is 30 days and the target is €2,000. Full details are given upon application.

Note, this is treated as a donation to HOPE. Accommodation is provided for during your stay at no cost, however travel costs need to be covered privately by volunteers.



You must make a commitment to organise and fund your own travel arrangements, including:

– Flight
– Travel Insurance
– Vaccinations
– Visa (with assistance from HOPE)

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Volunteers will be working under the supervision of HOPE staff in Kolkata. A flexible and open minded attitude is needed and a willingness to take instruction from experienced staff members. You may be asked to be flexible and respond to varying role requirements.

You need to be realistic about what to expect in a culture that may be very different to your own and what you can expect to achieve during your placement. We recommend that you thoroughly research Kolkata, the work of HOPE and volunteering in general before making a decision to apply

Skills required for this role:

HOPE is currently seeking the following qualified volunteers for our placements in Kolkata:

Qualified Primary & Secondary school teachers

TEFL (or equivalent) qualified (online course can be completed between sign-up & travel date)

Qualified Physiotherapists

Qualified Occupational Therapists

Trained Beauticians & Hairdressers

Details of time commitment needed for role:
30 days Monday to Friday with weekends off

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form & interview


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Sharon Noonan

Address: The Hope Foundation, Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork


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