Volunteer in Ladakh, India - Serving Kids with Dental Care

Location: India: Ladakh, Leh

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021

Global Dental Relief


2090 S. Grant St. Denver United States Denver, Colorado 80210 United States

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Phone: 303.858.8857


The Global Dental Relief India clinic begins on a breath-taking flight over the Himalaya's to the Ladakh valley. Sometimes called, Little Tibet, Ladakh is a highly remote region in northern India. It is surrounded by 25,000 foot mountains.

In the town of Leh, encircled by the Himalayan and Karakoram mountains, we set up our clinic. The clinic serves the dental needs of children around the Ladakh valley. Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore on their days off with day hikes and Buddhist monastery visits. After the clinic is completed, volunteers have the option to visit Agra to see the Taj Mahal and / or to participate in a 5 day hike in the Indian Himalayas.


* Improve the oral health of hundreds of Ladakhi children.
* Being a part of something bigger than yourself.
* Treat hundreds of children that otherwise lack resources and access to dental care.
* Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries set against a breathtaking landscape.
* Visit the Taj Mahal


There are no qualifications required for general volunteers to participate in this project. General volunteers help to run the clinic, teach toothbrush instruction, manage patient lines and keep master records.

In addition, we also need qualified Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants to work in the clinic.

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Project Fee includes:

- 2 meals per day during the clinic, other days, breakfast only.

- Clinic Supplies

- 2 star hotel in Leh

- Airport transfers and in-country transportation

- Sightseeing

Project Fee:

$1,975 (Clinic and sightseeing)


Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Dental
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
Typical Volunteer
GDR volunteers come from all over the world. They range in age from teenagers to grandparents. They love life and are interested in being part of something bigger than themselves. GDR volunteers form long lasting friendships and return year after year.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to India

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 to 2 weeks
Year Founded