Volunteering in India is a unique experience. It's not always about working; it's often about weekend getaways, dining with the locals and having the time to become part of the community. Mcleod Ganj in Dharamsala India is a Tibetan settlement where volunteers can teach English, help look after the animals, work with the kids from the slums, visit the sick and elderly. Sitting at the foothills of the Himalays, Mcleod Ganj is a vibrant stop over for people from all over the world. The food is varied and cheap, the accommodation plentiful, The shopping never ends, the music is to die for and the weekend getaways are full of surprises .