To enable learners to develop a life of faith in God, and to use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.


Riverside Adventist Academy is located in the beautiful area of Meghalaya, India next to the Didram River. Volunteers often act as teachers and fill their days teaching at the boarding school. In their free time, they can be found going on hikes, playing sports, or visiting the locals.

A typical day consists of teaching classes from 8am-1pm. After lunch, dorm students begin their work programs which finish around 3pm. Volunteers then have free time to play various activities with students before dinner. After dinner, volunteers can take the time to lesson plan or relax. Volunteers also have the opportunity to go to the weekly market on Wednesdays.


Quick Info

Average Fundraising Goal $5,500
Living Allowance $100 per month
Requirements Tourist visa
Language English, Garo, and Hindi are the spoken languages
Timeline Year and semester options are available
Positions Teacher

More Info

Meals are provided by the school and consist of mostly rice dishes with curry on the side.

An apartment is provided for staff by the school.

Apply for a visa early! Volunteers need a tourist visa since the Indian government does not appreciate hiring foreign workers.

Some volunteers fly from New Dehli to Guwahati as a domestic flight. This flight has a different weight limit than the international ones and will charge passengers extra for being "overweight".