Visiting Goodwill in India

Goodwill Society in Tamil Nadu is able to welcome supporters and friends of Goodwill as visitors to the homes in India. Such visits are usually for a short period (two or three days) and visitors must make a payment, currently £14.50 per day, to the office in the United Kingdom.Visitors must also have a current DBS certificate which will be filed with the Bristol office. This is a stipulation of our ‘Safeguarding Policy’ and a ‘Duty of Care’ for the children of Goodwill Children’s Homes. 

Because visits must not interrupt the smooth running of the homes or the children’s education we have strict procedures for the organisation of visits. Anybody hoping to visit the homes must write in the first place to the   who will then send you information about arrangements and a form which must be completed and returned. The form will then be considered in the UK and Tamil Nadu to ensure that the number of visitors and the timing of the visit can indeed be accommodated and it may also be necessary to take up references. As these procedures inevitably take some time, it is important that the first approach is made at least 10 weeks before a requested visit and that no commitments are made to travel plans before the arrangements have been agreed in writing.

Supporters have sometimes approached us about a longer stay, hoping to be able to work in the homes as volunteers; anybody hoping to make a longer visit should approach the at least five months before the planned visit.