Kolkata: The City of Joy

Focus: volunteer work

  • Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • One month

Kolkata is a place like no other, where every day is a celebration of human existence. Initially the capital of the British Raj, the centuries-old metropolis remains a unique blend of India and colonial-era England—with history and culture seeping out of its pores. Commonly referred to as Calcutta, it’s seen as the land of poets, artists, philosophers, and intellectuals.

Working Remotely in Kolkata

There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe the significance of giving back. In our month in India, you can tap into the compassion within yourself as you continue to work remotely. We give you the structure and support you need to merge your passion for volunteering with balancing the requirements of working full-time. We will be staying at private accommodations in the heart of the city—in apartments, hotels, or with local hosts if you opt for our unique host-program in India. Our retreat hosts help you experience the place as an insider as you strive to make a difference in your own way.

With people in need on each and every continent, there are a diverse set of humanitarian projects you can get involved with. With us, you can give back by:

  • Teaching Children: immerse yourself in the lives ​of underprivileged children at a local orphanage by teaching them how to read, write, dance, paint, and more.
  • Women's Rights: be a part of a grassroots movement to help battle sex trafficking
  • Animal Welfare: get involved with local shelters to assure animals are treated humanely and responsibly

What's Included

  • Accommodations: private rooms in apartments, hotels, or with local hosts
  • 24/7 high-speed internet access
  • Volunteering activities: access to our partner organizations for philanthropic work
  • Local SIM card with data and minutes
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Networking opportunities, community events, dinner parties
  • Workshops: wellness, professional, peer-to-peer
  • An experienced retreat host
  • Coverage of visa extension fees, if applicable

Upcoming Availabilities & Deadlines

Oups ! We are sorry there is currently no date available. Because of Covid-19 we currently don't know when we will be able to start the next program. Don't forget to signup the Newsletter in the bottom of the website, we will keep you updated once the adventure can restart.


Who is this Program for?

No Desk Project organizes trips for like-minded individuals who enjoy challenges, value wellness, inspire change, and boldly seek a life of adventure over one of routine. Our participants are visionaries that are making choices that are right for them—disrupting the 9-to-5 paradigm by integrating their work and life seamlessly. They include professionals who are:

  • Freelancers, consultants, creatives, artists, entrepreneurs, business owners;
  • Going through transitions in their professional careers;
  • Looking for a more structured sabbatical in which to grow their skillsets;
  • Ready to invest in themselves and in making their ideal lifestyle a reality.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

A refundable deposit of $250 is required at time of booking to secure space. Full payment is required 60 days before departure date.

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due when we receive notice of your cancellation:

  • 91+ days prior to departure = $0
  • 61 to 90 days = $250
  • 31 to 60 days prior to departure = 50% of the total trip cost is non-refundable
  • 0 to 30 days prior to departure = 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable

If you instead transfer to another trip, the following fees are due at the time of the request:

  • 61+ days prior to departure = $0
  • 31 to 60 days = $250
  • 0 to 30 days prior to departure = 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable
  • To protect your investment, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance

Consider as you sign up

  • Airline tickets: Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate.
  • Travel insurance: To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Please contact us or see details.
  • No Desk Project membership: Get a member discount on most No Desk Experiences plus other valuable benefits.

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