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


About the program:

High school years are fraught with anxiety as children are often questioned about their future choices. And mostly they make their decisions without sufficient knowledge. Are they playing to their skills and strengths OR are they being swayed by market trends? Research proves that children who take advantage of their innate skills and temperament are more likely to succeed (and ease the stress). The stress is even more in the case of high school children from low income neighborhoods who do not have many educated adults around them to guide.

We at United Efforts, a Bangalore based Not-for-profit are working to address this exact issue in high schools in low income neighborhoods by providing these young adults with career orientation and mentoring. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. This will ensure that they do not drop out of the school and influenced wrongly into crime etc. Our neighborhoods will be safer and the youth will work to get their families out of poverty.


WHAT: You will be pegged to schools in your neighborhood where you will have to spend a minimum of 4 to 5 hours a week delivering career overview of various industries

HOW: You will be provided training in IIM Bangalore campus. The training will be provided free of cost by experts from IIM Bangalore and Child & Adolescent Psychologists !

WHO: Anyone around 30 years of age or more willing to contribute to nation building now.

Training sessions for mentors have been scheduled for August 28, 2018.

For more details contact, [email protected] | 9632775119

Kindly fill in the form given below to register:

Earth Shastra 2.0 – Program

Youth Alliance aims to nurture empathetic leaders who apply their head, heart and hands to understand and serve the world making it more equitable,  cooperative and sustainable.

About the program
Earth-Shastra brings together 30 young change-agents in its second edition to embark on a 9-day immersive journey from across the country two times a year, in April and October. To explore the relationship between economics, ecology and the human self. After a remarkable first edition in Palampur (H.P.), we are launching the second edition that shall happen in the Western Ghats from 8th – 16th October, 2018. 

It is bringing together people from across the country to embark a journey in the Sahyadri Hills to understand this relationship between economics, ecology and human self. We shall deepen our lost connection with nature, deconstruct the current economic system and understand the ongoing economic and environmental crisis from an integrated lens.  It inadvertently involves focus on personal transformation and nurturing deep community over the 9-days and beyond.


Venue: Govardhan Eco Village near Mumbai.

Cohort Composition

It is open to have participants from all kinds of backgrounds. However we are looking for people meeting atleast one of the following criteria:

  • Passionate about the environmental issues and committed to do something about it
  • Working or studying in the domain of Environmental Studies/Economics/Development/Public Policy
  • Working with corporate/non-profit/goverment and keen to understand how the dynamics between economics and environment play out in their context
  • Willing to take forward the learning from the program and apply in their communities
  • Are in the age group 18-30 years (exceptions on case-to-case basis)

First Application deadline: August 5, 2018

Final Application deadline: September 2, 2018

If you are willing to develop the capacity to understand the big picture and the humility to start with small actions, this is for you!

Click here to apply now!

To know more about the program, click here!

Volunteer to teach English in Govt Schools | Summer programme

Volunteers required to facilitate learning English on the computer

We all share the responsibility in ensuring a safe and secure surrounding to live – for ourselves, our families and friends. For a disciplined life, education is crucial right from young age. Here is a chance to address the potential juvenile delinquency proactively and positively, by leading children in the path of knowledge.

We are organising a Summer Programme at select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai, for adolescent children to learn English. The initiative is supported by our city Police team. Spoken English will be taught with computer as learning aid. The learning sessions will be facilitated by volunteers. The number of sessions will depend on the schools, number of participants and the infrastructure being provided.

The programme benefits the society, and the children in many vital ways. It will lead to the students in the cohort developing some skills, self confidence and a more positive attitude to their context and surroundings.

Where: Select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai
When: 10 AM to 1 PM | Two weeks (Monday to Saturday) between 15 April & 15 May
How: Sign up to volunteer on two or more days


  • Maintain attendance on the provided ledger
  • Help children with operating the application, as they learn to speak English on the computer
  • Ensure responsible usage of assets/computer peripherieslure
  • Manage class while children learn on the computer in batches

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Sports Day, CMS, MMDA – 1

A call to volunteers to help in Sports Event.

CMS, MMDA -1 School is conducting Sports Day on 23 February 2018. The Volunteers for this activity are required to help in the event.

Come, volunteer, encourage and witness the young champs in action. Register here to volunteer for the event.


Date: 23 February 2018

Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Venue: CMS, MMDA -1, Ward 75, Chennai – 600106


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Volunteer for English video course preparation | The Hindu

Calling out for volunteers who can do a bit of acting and has clear spoken English.
The Hindu’s initiative STEP is an educational program for job-market entry skills support. Lessons in form of short videos are to be shot. Volunteers are needed for acting in the video. He/she should be able to speak clear English and be able to quickly learn and repeat 1-2 pages of lines. They should be available to come in a couple of half-days a month for shoots. Shooting a 3-minute lesson typically requires multiple takes, and occasionally some voice dubbing, for a total time of 1-2 hours per lesson shoot.

Volunteers of age between 18-26 are needed to take part in film shoots, mostly at The Hindu office on Mount Road. The audition will be held for the registered candidates at The Hindu Office.

Enrol if you think you could be the one!
Volunteers are paid a stipend or the payment can also be used as credits by Bhumi to use the STEP program.

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Application open for Teach For India fellowship – 2018

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, TFI 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.

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend.
  • The program is a two-year, full time commitment.

Click here for more information and to apply

Why should your students join the Teach for India movement?

TFI is a chance for fellows to learn, contribute and take action towards dismantling education inequity in India. They will play a big part in solving India’s education 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. Our alumnus add momentum to the theory of change we passionately believe in by being associated with the movement, throughout.

India Fellow 2018

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 mentorship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society. The application process for the next cohort of India Fellows is open, and the fellowship starts February 2018.

During the journey, the fellows 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.

Apply now

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.