Volunteer for The Akanksha Foundation

The Akanksha Foundation works with a vision that all children will be equipped with the education, skills and character they need to lead empowered lives.

We believe that a holistic education for all children includes excellence in core academic skills, the development of socio-emotional and 21st century skills and values, active partnership with parents and integration with the community.

The Akanksha School model works within and beyond classrooms to maximize the potential of our children.

As a volunteer in schools in Pune you can devote your time for the following activities:

  • Tutor a small group of students
  • Conduct comprehension and reading session with the children
  • Teach basic Math to weaker students
  • Teach phonics to the younger kids
  • Make teaching aids
  • Help in correction of the assignments
  • Carry out research on the topics to be covered in the class
  • Take sessions on current affairs/general awareness

Our Volunteer Orientation Sessions are scheduled as follows:
Thursday at 4 pm, if the volunteer count is above 15 then it could be conducted on any other day from Monday to Friday.
Address: The Akanksha Foundation, New Thermax House, Next to Sai Chambers, Wakdewadi, Pune-411003.
A detailed orientation would be provided to the volunteers about the cause, nature of work etc.

Volunteer should be above 18 years of age.
For any queries email us at : [email protected]/[email protected]

The Akanksha Foundation is a 28 year old non profit organization providing excellent education to children from low income communities through The Akanksha School Project.
We have total of 21 schools, 11 in Pune and rest in Mumbai.

Volunteer for eVidyaloka

Brief Introduction about the eVidyaloka:

eVidyaloka, a not-for profit social enterprise with a zeal to enable quality education to children in rural government schools to address acute teacher shortage. In our 9+ years of existence, from one school in Tamil Nadu we have graduated to 230+ schools spread across 10 states with 18,000 children taught by 1600+ volunteers spread across 180+ cities across the globe, throughout the year.


Opportunities at eVidyaloka

  1. Virtual teaching:

eVidyaloka teaching model connects volunteer-teacher to students in a remote village, through online mode and conducts a live, interactive class. Powered by advanced technology and an elaborate syllabus, Volunteer-teachers virtually engage with the children and carry out teaching/demonstrating the planned topics. Volunteer teaches Science/Mathematics/English foundation subjects to class 5th to class 8th students

Volunteer Prerequisites:

 1) Should have passion and commitment to extend quality education to children in remote villages of India.

2) Should be fluent, able to read and write in any one of the local languages (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Hindi).

3) Should have access to a Desktop/Laptop/Mobile with high speed Internet.

4) Presence of 2 hours per week for 1hr on each day is recommended.

5) Teaching will happen in Govt. school hours i. e. Monday – Friday 10 am – 4pm

  1. Record Video Capsule

On March 15, 2020, all schools across India were closed due to the COVID19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. Students from urban schools were able to shift to online classes, but rural children were unable to do so. Keeping this in mind, we are working towards adapting our model to ensure that Rural India continues to Learn. eVidyaloka is trying to bring solution by enabling Teaching through Television, so that students can continue to Learn from Home during this time.

Pre-Requisites for Volunteering to Create Video Capsules

  • Volunteers are expected to read, write and communicate in any 1 of the following regional languages; Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Tamil
  • Volunteers are expected to record 25-30 min video capsules using laptop/computer
  • Inclination towards Mathematics and/or Science
  • Volunteers are expected to commit a minimum delivery of 2 chapters in 2-3 weeks
  • Usage of Fixed teaching tools during recording
  • Creating Question Bank & Work Sheet relevant to chapter

Volunteer with Mentor Together

Mentor Together is looking for committed volunteer mentors for their life-skills mentoring program in Gurgaon, Pune and Delhi.
Details of the life-skills mentoring program: In our life skills mentoring program, children facing conditions of high risk are identified in Government or Municipal high schools. These conditions of higher risk include:


  • Coming from a single parent home
  • Facing family problems like regular fights & quarrels or drinking or addictions
  • Facing challenging economic conditions at home, worse than peers

Our research shows that all these conditions can lead to adverse outcomes like drop-out from school, early entry into the workforce and early marriage. Children facing such conditions are rarely supported in group environments like the classroom. 1-1 mentorship through MT’s program team and a volunteer mentor can be important to help a child counter these challenges that they face.

The children receive a mentor from the middle of Grade 8 to the end of Grade 9. In Grade 10 mentees receive an academic and career planning module directly from Mentor Together through workshops. Our end goal is to help these children gain the life skills and support that they need to make a successful transition from high school.

  1. Mentors will have to travel to mentee locations for the 1-1 meetings. Across the 3 cities, the mentee locations are:
    • Gurgaon: Sector 45. Students go to a low-income private school called Rao Ram Singh Public School.
    • Pune: Hadapsar, Ramwadi, Wadgaonsheri and Pimple Gaurav and students go to government schools in these neighbourhoods
    • Delhi: Madavali (Near Talaab Park) and West Vinod Nagar, Patparganj. Students are from government schools.
  2. Mentors need to meet with mentees at least 2 times in a month supporting them for a total of 4 hours per month for a total of 1 year. Most meetings happen on weekends and the meeting time slots are decided mutually by each mentor-mentee pair.
  3. Mentors receive training and curriculum, to help them through mentoring.

Point of Contact for clarifications or queries:

Pune: Kalika Moniz (email: [email protected]; ph: 9011668702)
Delhi / Gurgaon: Falak Sajid (email: [email protected], ph: 9953113208)

About the organisation:

Mentor Together is an award-winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India. With over 9 years of expertise, Mentor Together has matched over 5500 mentees and is currently present across 6 cities (Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi & Mumbai) and 4 peri-urban/rural areas. Volunteer mentors take up a one-year relationship, with mandated 2-3 meetings per month. Mentor Together provides training, curriculum and a network of support to mentors.

Mentor Together has been supported by Cognizant, Cisco, Fidelity, Magic Bus and Edelgive Foundation amongst others. We have been featured in The Guardian, at the World Economic Forum, CNBC, Indian Express, India Today and many other platforms. You could understand more about our program on our website: www.mentortogether.org

Volunteer for ‘Unnal Mudiyum Thozha’ | A may day event by Artista

Artista Welfare Trust is organising a May day event ‘UNNAL MUDIUM THOZHA’ on May 4, 2019. Artista welfare trust is a non-profit organisation working for the well-being of differently-abled and women.
    • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Venue: D.K Mahal, Anna nagar – Roundtana, Chennai – 40

Programme details: ‘Unnal mudiyum thozha’ will include activities for physically challenged, women and kids, and an award ceremony to some successful people who are in service related fields

Artista has reached out to Bhumi for volunteer support. The event requires 40 volunteers (30 boys + 10 Girls). Interested volunteers can register in the form below. Volunteers will have to coordinate the event which will be involving about 500 – 600 people.

For queries, please contact:

  • Bhumi POC: 6374152103
  • Artista POC: 97907 77947 / 93445 57789

Chennai Marathon 2019- Waste Management Volunteers

The Chennai runners, waste management team requires 150 volunteers for the Skechers Chennai Marathon on January 6, 2019. Chennai Marathon T-shirts, certificates and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers.  Sign up below

For Clarifications please contact Mr. Annamalai: 9841069539

Volunteers for Mantra4Change

Mantra4Change, is a 5 year-old Bangalore based NGO working in the field of Systemic Education Transformation. We hold ourselves accountable to the vision of making quality education available to all children, no matter what socio-economic backgrounds they come from. To this end, we partner with schools serving the children from underprivileged sections of our society for a two year period in order to achieve capacity building of school staffs (Administrative, teaching and non-teaching) and improved learning outcomes among students.

Volunteers are required for conducting due diligence on field, for the launch of the Mantra4Change School Transformation program in Andhra Pradesh. Under this role a volunteer will be required to visit schools and collect information for primary research. Mantra will be providing basic training, along with tablets and prepared questionnaire to guide them through this process. The questionnaire will cover both qualitative and quantitative aspects of data required. This will include interaction with different stakeholders in the school premises.

  • Date: Jan 21 to Feb 21, 2019
  • Place: Various Schools in the Districts (Guntur City, Vizag city, Vijayawada only) of Andhra Pradesh
  • Time: Total time required to collect data per school is 25-30 hours.
  • Training: Basic training of 3 hours will be conducted for Assessors before they hit the ground. And ongoing support will be provided over call.
  • Duration: May vary between 2 weeks and 1 month depending on availability of volunteers

PoC: Saurabh Singh – [email protected] | 9696066610 

Tejas Bhagat : [email protected] | 8390336069

Medha Kohli : [email protected] | 9949485140

Note: This will be an unpaid opportunity; certificate from Mantra will be provided.

Volunteer for Chiguru – Bengaluru by Youth for Seva


“Chiguru” by Youth for Seva is an inter-school sporting, cultural and literary fest to showcase talents of under-privileged children in Bengaluru. Children from various government schools and learning centres take part in this event every year.

Volunteers needed

  • Volunteers are required to accompany children to and fro from their schools to the venue and back – Vijaya Main college (Transportation will be arranged)
  • Volunteers are required to assist children at the venue for participating in competitions, ensuring they stay with the crowd and have lunch. 
  • Lunch, breakfast will be arranged for all Volunteers

Details of the event:

Date: December 16, 2018 | Sunday
Venue: Vijaya College, RV Road, Basavangudi, 2nd Block, Jaya Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560004 |Map
Time: 6.30 AM to 6.00 PM
Queries? Contact: 7022984614

Kindly fill the form below to register to volunteer for Chiguru

Volunteers Required : Madhi Foundation

Madhi Foundation was established in 2016 as a non-profit organisation working in the education sector, committed to the cause of bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil adage, “vidhiyay madhiyaal vellalaam”, which translates to, “you can conquer destiny with intellect (madhi)” Madhi designs and implements large scale programmes on specific areas – content development, teacher training and system capacity building to ensure that school systems (Government and low-fee private schools) are accountable and equitable to all our children.

Visit the website to learn more about Madhi Foundation!

Madhi Foundation is working on a classroom enrichment programme across 15 schools of the Greater Chennai Corporation. The programme is designed to improve the teaching-learning environment of the classrooms by empowering the teacher with skills and tools required to succeed in the classroom and thereby improvement in student learning.

Volunteers are needed to orient students on using the app for the assessment on a tablet and oversee the app-based assessments in 10 schools for 400 students in order to evaluate level of student learning.

Dates : December 10, 2018 – December 21, 2018 (excluding 15th and 16th of December, i.e. on weekdays only)

Time : 10 AM – 3 PM

Briefing : A step-by-step guide on the day’s activities will be shared. This will be conducted at Madhi’s office premises during the 1st week of December 2018.

Training : A team member from Madhi will be available in order to support the volunteers and troubleshoot issues, if necessary.

POC : [email protected]

Fill up the form below to sign-up.

Volunteers Required : Annual Garden Fair

The Association of people with Disability PD is organizing its Annual Garden Fair, where different varieties of plants will be displayed for sale. The purpose is to raise funds through the Fair for expenses of the horticulture training program, conducted for youth with disabilities. Support from corporates and/or students are welcome.
The following activities require volunteers to help conduct:
1) Sales
2) Marketing
3) Billing and packing assistants
4) Assistants in support counters
5) Back end and front end assistants
6) Assistants at food stalls
7) Arranging plants, loading and unloading materials and plants
Dates of the event: November 17 (2018) ; December 8, 24, 25 (2018)
No. of volunteers required: 30 volunteers on weekdays and 50 on weekends (minimum 4 hours of volunteering per person).
Venue: The Association of People with Disability (APD), The Horticulture Training Unit, 10th cross, 9th B main, LIC Colony, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Bangalore -75 | Map
Point of contact:  9886861288 (Mr. Nataraj)

Please fill the form below to register as a volunteer.

Volunteer for Champions of Clean Chennai – 2018

Not all champions bring trophies to the city. They bring hygiene.

Bhumi invites you to volunteer for Daan Utsav, a 100% volunteer-driven festival that kicks off on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to help every Indian experience the joy of giving, the inherent compassion that lies within each one of us and to celebrate oneness – also in alignment with what Gandhi stood for.

To mark this very special day, NGOs, Corporates, Associations and individuals in the city are invited to honour those who keep the city clean through various acts of kindness and volunteering. There are more than 5,500 “Cleanliness champions” – conservancy workers, sweepers, cleaners and others who work night and day to clean up after the mess that we make. Quietly, invisibly and tirelessly.

We want to be the first city in India that honours them – by taking a pledge to keep the city clean, and by sharing a festive meal (kalyana yellai saapadu) on October 2, 2018.

Volunteers are needed in different locations around zonal offices in Anna Nagar and Ambattur currently.

The various requirements are:

Task : Welcoming the guests and guiding them
  • Number of volunteers: 5
  • Preferred:  Those who are comfortable standing for a few hours.
Task : Garlanding with medals
  • Number of volunteers: 5-10 on either side.
  • Preferred: Those who are comfortable standing for a few hours.
Task : Hospitality
  • Number of volunteers: 20 (can include those above)
  • Preferred: Those who are comfortable carrying heavy buckets of food.
Task : Entertainment / MC
  • Number of volunteers: 10 (Either recorded or short performances / engaging the crowd)
  • Anyone is welcome.
Task : Cleaning
  • Number of volunteers: 10 (disposal of leaves, cleaning premises)
  • Anyone is welcome.

For more details, visit www.ecokitchen.org


Fill up the form to register as a volunteer