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Volunteering in Calcutta!

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1. Posted by hols (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

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Hi everyone,
I'm going to India in Jan and am volunteering in an orphanage in Calcutta for 3 months. i was just wondering if anyone has done this or has any advice or tips i should know before i go because i realise it is going to be very difficult and challenging! Any help would be great!
Thankyou! Holly

2. Posted by gypsyliar (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

I ahven't done the sort of thing which you are going to do. Some things you can do is do advance arrangements for staying, learn some basic langauage skill(in this case, it will Bangla, not sure about Hindi). guess nothing much to advice.

3. Posted by Spin (Budding Member 23 posts) 11y

I know people who have volunteered in other parts of India..

The language is bengali, however most people can comprehend english in India anyway..

Vaccinations are the most important thing, and pack light..