Volunteer with Us
Deep Griha Society is enthusiastic to work with local and international volunteers who are willing to give their time and expertise to help us make progress and continue with our work in the local community. Volunteering provides you with a great experience of helping the underprivileged, meeting people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds and gaining hands-on experience of development and empowerment at a grassroots level.
Volunteers are here to support staff and not replace them. Where possible we hope that volunteers can impart knowledge and improve the skills of our staff members and local community. The work you do will depend very much on your own skills and interests, on the projects running at the time and where DGS most needs help.
Previous volunteers have got involved with fundraising; teaching personal developnent and life skills; event management; assisting with education in the creches and at Deep Griha Academy as well as bringing new concepts and ideas to existing programmes (such as drama classes at Ramtekdi).
We have some case studies of past volunteer experiences below, follow the links to read their stories.
We are delighted to welcome people of all backgrounds and skill types particularly those with the drive and dedication to contribute in some way to the life changing work we do. Whilst we are flexible to accommodate individual circumstances we request that you are able to give your time for a minimum of 2 months to ensure sustainable impact on our projects and individuals involved.
To interact with past and current volunteers, please feel free to leave comments on our Facebook page
, where you can learn about our day-to-day activities.
We are consistently uploading photographs of our programmes and events to
our Flickr photo album
so check it out for a glimpse into where we work and how we help.
To get a better understanding of where you will live, the possible locations where you will work, and the pace of life in Pune, please download our Volunteer Handbook
and Volunteer Agreement
How to Apply
Attach a covering letter with your statement of intent outlining your interest in our programmes and how your experience can contribute.
Attach a copy of your CV/resume.
Send these documents to our volunteer co-ordinator
Once we have considered the suitability of your placement we will also require the two references you name on your application. Please supply these when they are requested.
We do not charge money for your placement with us but please note:
International applicants are required to pay a registration fee of 4000 Rs (payable upon arrival) to put back towards further developing the volunteer program. The cost of living at the volunteer accomodation is 500 Rs/day. This includes three meals, transportation, regular fresh linen and towels and cleaning.