Volunteer

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Volunteering at Sambhali Trust

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Sambhali Trust! There are volunteering options within both the URBAN and RURAL projects of Sambhali Trust.

Volunteering at Sambhali Trust gives you the wonderful opportunity to do important and valuable work, empowering the underprivileged women and children of Rajasthan. Not only will you help change the lives of hundreds of women and girls, you will also get an insight into the intricacies of Indian culture, and develop an understanding of how a grass-roots non-profit charitable organisation operates. Our projects deal with a wide variety of women from some of the most deprived sections of Indian society.

We prefer volunteers who are able to stay for a minimum of two months (but it's not mandatory) and would like to contribute towards the growth of our organisation. Our previous volunteers have ranged from 16 to 76 years old, demonstrating that anyone can volunteer and make a difference to our Trust, regardless of age, skill-set or background. The only requirements are a satisfactory level of English, an eagerness to work, an understanding and alignment with our objectives, and a level of flexibility, essential for the changeable nature of work in India. If you have experience and/or skills in sewing, dress-making or tailoring this would be advantageous.

Sambhali Trust will be in charge of your accomodation and food although, as we are a small grass-roots NGO, this will not be free of charge. Any exception (wanting to stay elsewhere) needs to be discussed with Sambhali Trust prior to your arrival. For more information on what you will be doing as a volunteer while at Sambhali Trust, where you stay while volunteering and the accomodation costs, please click on the relevant URBAN and RURAL projects pages.

Working hours are 9.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Sambhali Trust is a non-profit, non-governmental, charitable organisation that continues to provide support to the women and girls of Rajasthan as a result of the generous support of its well wishers and supporters, who spread awareness of our work and help us secure funding. This assistance is vital for the development of the projects operated by the Trust. We would like to encourage volunteers where possible to engage in fundraising before, during and after their volunteering and also become our international ambassadors, as it is through you that we can spread the word, about the work that we do, find potential markets for our products and sponsors for our projects.

Consider before you apply

We need 15 - 20 volunteers at any time to ensure the smooth running of our projects.
Before applying, please carefully read the available volunteering information included on this page and information included on our social networking pages including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Blog. You may wish to become a fan of these pages as well.

Volunteers looking to return to Sambhali Trust for an additional time, need to discuss the duration of their stay with Mr. Govind Singh Rathore (Founder and Managing Trustee) by email or phone.

How can I become a volunteer?

What can I contribute? How can I be useful? If you are thinking of volunteering in India and especially at Sambhali Trust, we hope you have asked yourself these questions.

If you are interested in volunteering for Sambhali Trust and have read and agreed to all of the above requirements of a volunteer at Sambhali Trust, please email your resume and motivation letter to Mr. Govind Rathore at volunteer@sambhali-trust.org, with information detailing why you want to volunteer for Sambhali Trust, your interests and skills. After receiving your email, Mr. Rathore will contact you with further details and contracts. An introductory phone call or skype conversation with Mr. Rathore needs to be done.

Visa Information

Please read our Volunteers' Handbook which contains every information you need: