Pravah – International Citizen Service

Bhumi is happy to announce that our beloved counterpart, Pravah, is now recruiting candidates for its International Citizen Service (ICS). It is an exciting three-month volunteering programme by Pravah and VSO, funded by the UK Government. The programme offers volunteering opportunities to Indian and UK nationals. The volunteers engage with social and developmental issues, to effectively contribute in local communities and to develop personal skills. ICS volunteers leave the programme as better-informed active citizens with new skills for life – and to offer to potential employers.


ICS is open to 18 to 35-year olds regardless of income, qualifications, disability and work history. You must however meet the following criteria if you wish to apply.

As a volunteer:

  • Be aged 18 to 25 at the time you take up your placement (you can apply at 17 if you will be 18 by the time you leave)
  • Be committed to attending all trainings which you will be supported with throughout
  • Be able to stay away from home for 10 to 12 weeks during your placement
  • Be committed to sharing your experience with others and taking action in your local community when you return.
  • Be willing to challenge yourself, adapt to different situations and work as part of a team.

As a Team Leader:

  • Be aged 23 to 35 years of age.
  • Be committed to attend and co-facilitate all trainings (with additional trainings for Team Leaders)
  • Ability to plan logically and manage a varied workload
  • Ability to work flexibly and on your own initiative
  • Be willing to challenge yourself, adapt to different situations and lead a team.
  • Have some experience of working with young people and teams.
  • Be fluent in English and/ or Hindi

You must be willing to complete the Action at Home Project post the placement and as an ICS volunteer/ Team leader you will be asked to submit reflective write-ups, reports as well as adhere to a code of conduct.

As a Pravah ICS volunteer or Team Leader,

  • You will volunteer in a rural community in Rajasthan for three months.
  • You will be placed in a team of 20 – 22 volunteers (10 from UK and 10 from India) and will live, volunteer and learn together throughout the programme. This team will be supported by Team Leaders (from UK and India) and a Programme Coordinator in that community.
  • You will get the opportunity to interact with diverse groups, live and learn about new cultures through volunteering.
  • You will spend three months contributing to impactful development projects that tackle important issues of the community.
  • You will be required to design and execute an individual Action at Home project in your home community, within six months of returning from the placement.

The programme pays for travel, accommodation, food, medical costs, and a modest allowance for the three months in host community.

When is the program?

Pravah is recruiting for 3 batches in this year now:

  1. July-September
  2. September-November
  3. mid October-mid January

How to apply? 

Follow the link and download the application package-

For any query, write to us at [email protected] or call at +91-8586941784.

Send applications to [email protected]

Bhumi wishes the best to all the applicants.

Know more about the exhilarating journey



‘Ocean in a drop’ – Workshop

Pravah is inviting participants for its flagship program – ‘Ocean in a Drop’, a workshop conducted for professionals working with young people in any capacity. It is a consolidation of Pravah’s learning of working with youth for the past 20 years with a focus on deepening youth engagement.

Who could attend?

  • Teachers, Educators, and HR/Training Professionals
  • Individuals working with the youth – volunteers or employees of such organization
  • Facilitators and knowledge experts wanting to learn the science and art of working with youth
  • Youth and adolescent development practitioners (with minimum of 2-3 years of experience on ground and with direct facilitation with young people as a part of their role)

What will you learn?

  • Develop, lead, and implement strategies for deepening your intervention(s) and your organization’s engagement with young people by processing real life challenges that you are  facing
  • Design and facilitate high impact interventions
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness by applying systems thinking to your real world challenge
  • Delve into personal transformation

‘Ocean in a Drop’ is powerfully connected with Pravah’s ‘5th space’ philosophy; Participants will be enabled to create and nurture a 5th space for young people that is distinct from the common four spaces – family, friends, career/studies, and leisure/lifestyle. The 5th space is where young people can safely explore the connection of self to society, while experimenting with changing the world and reflect on how the world changes them as well.


Dates of workshop: May 22 – 27, 2017 (A 6-day workshop, 2 days residential)

Venue: Sanskriti Kendra, Arjan Garh Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road, Delhi

Cost: The workshop costs Rs 22,000/- per person.

  • Course Fees – Rs.14,000/-(inclusive of resource material, a comprehensive reference manual, facilitation)
  • Food and Lodgings – Rs. 8,000/- (food for 6 days and accommodation for the 2 residential days).

An Early Bird Offer is available for 4 people of the same organization at Course Fees- Rs. 12,000/- per person.


Contact Details:

Interested candidates/Organizations, kindly contact Ambika or Malavika for registration or for more information:

Landline         : +91-11-49052146 / 26440619 / 26213918

Mobile             : +91-9910374491

email ID          : [email protected]

Some photos of Ocean in a drop – December 2016

The Gender Lab Fellowship – Last day to apply 20 April 2017

Applications are now open for The Gender Lab Fellowship 2017-18. The fellowship aims to build leadership, employability and entrepreneurship skills among girls (20 to 25 years) through a multi layered ‘service learning’ model

This fellowship will include:
A learning track for fellows to build their personal skills, professional skills and domain-knowledge.
Each fellow training 750 school girls for a 6 month community service based leadership program.
A deep dive into their own gender stereotypes and blocks to their self-empowerment

Objectives of The Gender Lab Fellowship:
Take young women through a practical learning experience that will build their confidence and empathy along with making them socially aware and responsible
Equip women with the required leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will help them in their career
Empower young women by exploring the impact of gender bias and therefore breaking their own stereotypes.
Enable young women to develop a vision for themselves and work towards taking their own decisions and becoming independent.

Last date to apply : 20th April
Fellowship begins in Mid June (final date will be decided in May)
Selected fellows will receive a stipend of Rs.15000/- for 9 months ( July to March)

Apply Now

Teach For India Fellowship – Last date to apply 21 March

Teach for India is looking for the brightest minds and hearts in the country to apply for our two-year Fellowship program. 

The Fellowship is an opportunity to serve as full-time teacher leaders to children from low-income communities in India’s most under-resourced schools. After the two years, our Fellows become a part of the Teach For India Alumni movement where they work to drive systemic change and realise educational opportunity for all.

The Fellowship is a win-win; Fellows get an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will set them up for a career of their choice while they change children’s lives and build the nation.

Why should your students join the Teach for India movement?

They’ll play a big part in solving India’s ed crisis. The Fellowship enables Fellows to give children the opportunity to change their lives and deepen their understanding of what’s required to attain educational equity. They’ll develop into a strong, caring and effective leader. The Fellowship uses the classroom and community as a lab of leadership where Fellows practice vision, planning, execution and problem-solving, reflection and other key leadership skills. They’ll become a part of a growing network of change makers. The Fellowship will facilitate life-long partnerships and relationships with thousands of Alumni and partners who will support Fellows and deepen their impact as an Alumnus.

For more information and to apply for the fellowship, click here

CMGGA Fellowship Haryana – Last day to apply March 15

The Chief Minister of Haryana wants to recruit young dynamic professionals to engage with and support some key initiatives and government schemes in the State by providing innovative solutions in processes, implementation and governance.

Through this programme, the Associates will gain:

  • Work experience in economic and social development
  • Skill-sets to address challenges and implement solutions across agency boundaries
  • Access to experienced and senior decision-makers
  • Exposure to a broad network of development institutions and actors

Last date – 15th March
Stipend – 50k per month (Approx)
Food, Travel and accommodation will be provided.

For more information and to apply, Click here

India Fellow 2017 – Applications Open Now!

India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program. It includes working full time with a grassroots organization on a specific social issue. This, together with classroom training, peer sharing and mentor-ship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society.

Fellows through the duration of their journey, gain deep insights and develop varied perspectives into the country, it’s people and the functioning; whilst contributing meaningfully to the host organizations’ social change mission. Also they are supported by a strong alumni network and mentors in their pursuit.

Know more about their myriad experiences through their blog.

India Fellow believe, to be a socially conscious leader, a young person will need to develop life-skills and more importantly imbibe fundamental values that will help take their determination for social change forward. A combination of an immersive grassroots experience with a credible non profit along with training and mentoring will come together to help bring out the best in them. You can know more about the fellowship design here.
Watch a video which summarizes the fellowship’s philosophy here.


Join the Indian School of Development Management

Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) have launched Admissions for 1 year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (2017-18)

For further information contact 9999796993(Kanupriya) / 8971497788 (Gaurav).

If you are looking for a career in the non-profit sector, we invite you to an exclusive talk by founders of Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) on Skills to succeed in development management
Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Place: Teach For India, Chennai office: Google Map
Time: 5.30 PM – 7PM

Daan Utsav Fellowships 2017

iVolunteer, Impact Guru, IndiaCares, LetzChange and Swatantra Talim are proud to offer 2017 #DaanUtsav Fellowships. We have 7 exciting 6 month Fellowships on offer, evangelising #DaanUtsav from May 4-Nov 3, 2017. To know about the fellowship, click here.

Fellowship selection for 2017 is starting now, with opportunities based in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow. Two communications fellowships are also on offer this year. 5 Fellows rocked the first batch, and have graduated to become volunteers, in addition to pursuing their careers. 6 Fellows rocked the 2nd batch this year! Now you can join them in Year 3! Click here to apply for the 2017 Fellowships!

The DaanUtsav Fellowship is an opportunity for young professionals to create significant social change. The Fellowship will enable Fellows to reach out to and mobilise hundreds of thousands of citizens to give, and to experience the joy in doing so. Through this process, fellows will build a lot of hard and soft skills, develop fabulous relationships, grow in confidence, and get in touch with their inner selves. Above all, the Fellowship will help each of them experience the exhilarating joy in giving of oneself to society!

The application deadline for Phase 3 will close soon, so go ahead and apply now!

Apply now

Kanthari training – Leadership for Social Change

Kanthari is an accredited “leadership for Social Change” vocational training Institute based in Trivandrum, Kerala, South of India. Kanthari offers a seven month experience-based preparation course for social change. The course is especially designed for social visionaries and cannot be compared with any other postgraduate study.

Kanthari’s seven month program will help participants develop all necessary skills to succeed as social change makers. The residential course starts in May each year and ends in December.

Requirements to apply for the Kanthari program
– A social dream to create a mindset change in their community.
– Participants have to be at least 22 years of age or older
–  Basic knowledge in English (reading, writing and speaking)
–  Basic knowledge in using computer

Selected Participants will qualify for a scholarship.

Please find answers in the FAQ  for more clarity-

Applications for the 2017 Kanthari course are welcome. Apply now!

Deadline for the application: 20th December 2016

Online application form
To ensure high quality training, Kanthari accommodates a maximum of 25 participants per academic year who are chosen through a stringent five-step selection process. Online application form is available at Kanthari website

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

Ashoka Innovators for the Public Youth Venture Program

Dear young social innovators,

Ashoka India: Innovators for the Public is recruiting our third cohort of Youth Venturers and we want you to apply!

The live application link and for more details about the application please look at the poster attached to this email.

What is the Youth Venture program you ask?

Ashoka India’s Youth Venture program works with the belief that one of the most effective ways to drive social change is to empower young people to realize their own ability to make positive social change. We are looking for young minds who believe in pushing the boundaries of innovation to find answers to social problems and who exhibit traits like leadership and empathy.

Selected candidates receive support in the form of extensive mentorship and training through a structured program, and become part of Ashoka’s Global network of Social Innovators & Entrepreneurs. The program is completely free and travel and accommodations for events will be reimbursed.

Take a look here to learn more about a few of our current Youth Venturers here

And please look here for an informative blog post about one of our workshops written by a current Youth Venturer

To apply to become a Youth Venturer you must:

  • Be a young Indian between 12 and 20 years
  • Have already started an initiative that has a social impact
  • Embody principles of leadership, teamwork, empathy and creativity in your work.

We really hope you consider applying! The live application link again

Ashoka website:

If you have any queries contact [email protected] | 7506889034