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India Ahmednagar



Snehalaya, a fantastic UK-Indian registered charity, who we’ve been working with since 2007 are looking for volunteers to support their English school. A well respected social work charity established in the 1980’s, Snehalaya, hosts our volunteers in guest houses at their Campus and volunteers will work at the on-site school based in Ahmednagar, Maharastra state, India. The scale of what Snehalaya do is huge, and even though this project’s main focus is supporting the teachers and educational activities and, volunteers will also gain a real insight into the life and workings of an Indian non-government organisation. Their programmes include supporting women and LGBT individuals out of sex-work, providing shelter and education for families and their children as well as campaigning for women’s rights and advocacy work.

Volunteer Role(s):

Volunteers will run activities with an educational emphasis, this may include games, crafts, English teaching, sports, reading, writing and working with children with special educational needs. There is also opportunity for volunteers to support the schools infrastructure, working closely with the teachers on things like behavioural management. Ideally, volunteers from the following backgrounds would be suitable but please also get in touch if you have relevant skills to support the project work:

  • teaching & education studies;
  • social work & youth development;
  • play work;
  • sports and PE;
  • counselling and therapeutic studies;
  • arts therapy

Project location: Ahmednagar, India

Duration: 3 weeks volunteering plus optional 5/6 day tour

Project dates: 1 - 30 August 2017

Team size: 9

Cost: from £1,150. Actual cost is £1,400 and all first time volunteers will receive a £250 bursary from the University!

Fundraising: £150 to contribute directly to the charity that you will be working with.

Information sessions:

  • Tuesday 18 October 2016, Macaulay Hall 111, Headingley Campus  15:00 - 15:45
  • Wednesday 19 October 2016,The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building, Headingley Campus  14:30 - 15:15

Selection event: 23 November 2016

Application deadline: 11 November 2016

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India Ahmednagar 2017 Volunteer Information PDF