Service Visits to CORD Centers in India and Sri Lanka


We are always looking for ways to get people of all ages to be involved with CORDUSA.  Our high school CORD service program is a unique  opportunity for the youth enrolled in the Chinmaya Bala Vihars to experience firsthand the joys of serving the rural communities on the Indian sub continent.  By most accounts the experiences have been so dramatic and impactful that both parents and students continue to enthusiastically engage in service activities as CORD ambassadors. 


It is also an avenue to earn volunteer hours for college applications. 


These visits are usually planned to coincide with the summer and winter breaks of the high school calendar. CORD USA strives to make this exceptional opportunity available to as many participants as possible. 


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Service Visit for High School students

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CORD USA Service Visits: Winter 2018 
CORD Tamaraipakkam, Tamil Nadu: December 23rd, 2018 to January 4th, 2019

Registration fee - $675.00 per person 

Application is only open for students at this time. 

Please note: you must meet the visa requirements as per Govt. of India regulations or should have an OCI card to participate in these Service Visits.

All of our service project visits have been very successful, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants. This is also a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college applications.  These hours also qualify for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) hours as of today.

Success of the service visit is very much dependent upon the chaperones. For that reason, we open the service visit application only for the chaperones first, and will open for students after this gets filled.  If you have a child/children you would like to apply for the service visit, you can mention their names in the “Volunteering Activities”.  They will have to submit a full application separately when it becomes available. However preference will be given to chaperone’s children.

When you are choosing the service visit center, you may choose the site(s), but make sure about your availability before applying.

Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Further information will be sent by email.  

Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document. Please download, read and accept terms and conditions before applying.

We received many more applications than we have spots.  We are currently evaluating the applications and if we do not fill the openings with eligible candidates then we will reopen the application.

If you have any questions or concerns, I am just an email away. Thank you and all the best! 

Subha Varma Pathial
Tax ID - 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508!/cordusa


Winter Service Visit for CHYKs! (CLOSED)


 Who: CHYKs (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra members) ages 18-35 years

Date: December December 26 2016 – January 7th 2017
Place: CORD Lathikata, Odisha, India
Acharya to accompany: Swami Sharanananda (Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Chicago)
Number of Spots: 8
Deadline: October 15, 2016



CHYK Service Visit is now closed.  Please signup to receive our newsletter so that you will not miss the opportunity.


If you have any questions or concerns, I am just an email away. 

Subha Varma Pathial
Tax ID - 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508!/cordusa