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Join Rising Star Outreach for a volunteer session where you can share your talents, love and abilities while serving the incredible people of India. 

Spring Break Session #3: March 20th - March 24th, 2017

5 Day Session

(10 total spots available)

Total Session Cost is $1,200**

Get Started:

- Fill out online application.  All potential attendees must fill this out. If selected, you will be contacted via a Welcome email with an attached Volunteer Preparation Packet about 1 week after your application submission.  This packet will outline all future steps in detail. 

- Make $500 non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks of receiving your official acceptance

- Apply for and obtain your Passport and Indian Visa**

- Begin Fundraising You will receive an invitation email from noreply@donorpages.com to sign up for your personal donation page. Fundraising is not required although it is highly recommended.

- Begin Making Travel Arrangements

- Make an appointment with your physician for immunizations and/or medications

**The Program Contribution rate does not include flights to and from India, fees associated with getting your passport and Indian visa, medical appointments or any portion of the optional Delhi Tour. Flights will need to be arranged by each volunteer using a method of their choice. 

Wondering about...

...the optional Golden Triangle Delhi Tour?

Visiting places such as the Taj Mahal and experiencing India as a tourist are often things our volunteers are interested in doing. To make this option more convenient we have developed partnerships with some wonderful Indian travel companies, namely Abish Travels and Melissa Travels. A prearranged trip with one of these companies will occur at the end of your session spanning from March 25th-28th for an approximate cost of $550-700. If you would like to participate in this optional excursion, you will need to plan your flights to arrive in Chennai but then depart from New Delhi. Please contact our office for more details and to sign-up for this additional Indian cultural experience: (801) 820-0466.

...making flight arrangments?

Plan to arrive into Chennai, India (MAA) 1 Day Prior to the Session start date. The session starts on March 20th so plan to arrive March 19th. If you are attending the full session but not participating in the Delhi Tour, you should plan your flight to depart late evening on the last day of your session, March 24th. Because most international flights leave early in the morning, (typically between 1 AM and 4 AM), it may end up that you leave early in the morning of March 25th. Please pay close attention to this small but important detail. 

Flight itineraries must be sent to Ashley, our Volunteer Program Manager, at award@risingstaroutreach.org. These are essential for airport pickup and lodging to be arranged. Lodging for the night before the session (March 19th) and transportation from the airport to the Chennai Marriott hotel will be covered by Rising Star Outreach unless otherwise specified. 

...fundraising?

Rising Star Outreach has personal donation pages available for you. When you have applied and been accepted into the volunteer session, you will be invited to sign up for your personal page.  This is an optional and free service that is easy to use.  Your page can be sent to friends and family to assist you in raising money for your session donation fee. Donations can be made through your page using a secure online payment method. Donations to Rising Star Outreach made in your name either online or checks to the USA office can be tracked on your page so you are always aware of how close you are to your goal.

REMEMBER all funds collected through your donation page or through our US office are collected as donations and are not refundable. Also, donations collected on these pages are not payable for your optional Northern India Tour or international flights. The receipts and tax letters will be generated and sent to you and your donors.

 

 

Click on any of the links to the left for more details on what a typical volunteer day looks like, packing checklist, fundraising tips, and more information about the optional Delhi Tour

Questions?  Contact:   Ashley Ward |  801.820.0466  |  award@risingstaroutreach.org  |  3305 North University Ave, Suite 250, Provo, UT 84606


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