Volunteering at Parikrma
While the core of the programs are delivered through full time employees of Parikrma, there is ample opportunity to volunteer your time in specific projects that will aid teachers in school as well as provide support to the administrative staff in office.
We depend on Volunteers to provide exposure to the world for the Parikrma children. This is the case for both Indian and International volunteers. The diversity of the volunteers in terms of culture, race, age, education, occupation provide the children with invaluable life experiences. They really do become children of the world.
Most importantly volunteers provide our children with positive role models to aspire, that they lack so severely because of the backgrounds they come from.
Over the past two years we have had volunteers coming from all parts of the world - USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, Netherlands, Australia, Japan. Many volunteers are from Bangalore, where the organization is based. These volunteers are students, mothers, retirees and employees especially from the IT industry.
To experience urban India at the grassroots, there is nothing like volunteering with Parikrma. We work with 26 slum communities and 850 of the poorest of the poor children in Bangalore, India's most modern city, where more than 1.5 million people live in over 800 slum pockets.
Since we began in May 2003, we have had more than 100 international volunteers from across the globe. They have gone away enriched by their experiences and in many cases with vastly different perspectives of life.
We have a Volunteering Section that coordinates all efforts of the volunteers. Our endeavour is to make your experience as meaningful to you as possible and at the same time, beneficial to our children.
Please do download the info pack, which will provide you with a clear picture of what it is to volunteer with Parikrma in Bangalore. Our previous international volunteers have helped put this info pack together.
- List of activities that Volunteers can do
- Download Info pack (Zip file - 490 kb)
- Download Volunteer Form
Volunteering at Parikrma is ideal for Indians who feel disconnected with India at its grassroots and feel that they are equally responsible for the under-served population in the country. We work with 26 slum communities and 850 of the poorest of the poor children in Bangalore, India's most modern city, where more than 1.5 million people live in over 800 slum pockets.
Since we began in May 2003, we have had over 200 volunteers from Bangalore as well as other parts of the country. The volunteers have been aspiring students themselves, doctors, artists, software engineers but mostly those individuals who want to make a difference in their country. These volunteers continue to be great ambassadors and have gone away with entirely different ideas of their home country than they originally arrived with.
Our endeavour is to make your experience as meaningful to you as possible and at the same is beneficial to our children.
We would be delighted to hear from you. Do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org