Paid volunteer opportunity in West Bengal, India

During my volunteer time in India, I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Prem Tshering Lepcha, at this time the very dedicated Vice Principal of the Holy Child School. In 2012 he founded the St. Xavier´s English School and some time later I was fortunate to be able to help him with the funding of a small orphanage associated with the school. Now he would love to engage a volunteer and I am happy to be of assistance, as I do not have the time at the moment. Assignment: Teaching English as a … [Read more...]

Social Enterprise Consultant

Want to learn more about social entrepreneurship and volunteer your time to make a difference? We are currently recruiting for our 2015 programmes! … [Read more...]

Himalayan Hockey

Happy to announce that a documentary that Viktor Pesenti directed from our trip to India last year has been produced by AJ+. … [Read more...]

Teach Filmmaking in Asia, Africa, or Latin America

FILMMAKERS without BORDERS sends filmmakers and art educators overseas for 1 year to teach filmmaking, media literacy, and technology skills directly to underserved students. FWB focuses on connecting experienced film/media/art educators with communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Visit for more info. All FWB programs are 100% fully funded and include international airfare, housing, a food stipend, evacuation insurance, an equipment package, and … [Read more...]

What does a hockey game look like in India?

Ever wonder what a hockey game looks like in India? Probably a thought that goes through your head all the time! Here are some photos from a game between the under 20 teams from Domkhar (in blue) and Lalok (in the other jerseys). … [Read more...]

Hockey in the Himalayas – Equipment Donation to SECMOL

Thanks to Viktor Pesenti for putting this great video together for us. … [Read more...]

The Hockey Equipment Arrived in India!

I'm not going to say that it was smooth sailing, but all of the donated equipment arrived in India! Nothing had been damaged or disappeared. It was a journey that saw the equipment collected across Saskatchewan (and Prince Edward Island), packed in Regina and shipped via air to New Delhi, India. In Delhi, the equipment must have needed a rest as it was stuck in customs for a couple weeks. On January 12th, the equipment was flown from Delhi to Leh and delivered to the SECMOL campus. … [Read more...]

Fundraising Recap for Hockey in the Himalayas

I'm really happy with how our fundraising went for the Hockey in the Himalayas campaign. It took the entire month to reach our goal, but thanks to O'hanlons Irish Pub in Regina and generous donations from Alexander Keith's, Molson Coors Canada, Big Rock and a number of guests at the fundraiser, we were able to surpass it! I never considered our goal or project as overwhelming until I was asked on the CTV Live Morning show "why did you take on such an ambitious target?" I still don't know … [Read more...]

Incredible Generosity from Saskatchewan

I finally finished sorting through the majority of equipment that has been donated. Check this out. One more favour though, still need to collect a bit more to ship it there. We are currently at $3380 with a few days left to donate. If you are interested, you can donate online. Thanks again, the amount of equipment that has come in is fantastic. … [Read more...]

Hockey update – 7 days left

We are closing in on the end of our equipment and fundraising drive and the support that we have received has been fantastic. The equipment has really been flowing in and we have a lot of gear to ship to India. The following photo shows less than half of what has been donated (apparently, we need a bigger basement): … [Read more...]

Mission for the Rural People

My name is Pastor Ratnam and I am from Vellatur, Guntur District, Andrah Pradesh, India. With God’s help I run an orphanage here in rural India ably supported by my loving wife and a small team. When I started 8 years ago we had no money and only a vision. To start with we housed 3 homeless children in our 1 bed straw hut and now we are able to provide a loving home for 150 children in our orphanage. The area is very poor and many people suffer from AIDS. many of the children have been … [Read more...]

Volunteer With Women in India!

Dear volunteers, We are a local women’s charity form Jodhpur in India called Sambhali Trust, and we would like to offer you all and opportunity to volunteer with us. Sambhali Trust provides underprivileged Dalit women and girls with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent. Volunteers are central to our work, so if you are looking for a volunteer placement please check out our website: Nameste! … [Read more...]

Help stray dogs in Auroville, India

This is a volunteer community project to fix, maintain and improve the "Integrated Animal Care Center, Auroville" so it can continue to care for stray dogs and other animals. Friends of IACC is a project started by two resident volunteers, to build a volunteer community interested in animal welfare and sustainable living. Our main goal is to maintain and improve the Integrated Animal Care Center in Auroville while following sustainable practices to minimize its impact on the eco-system. Our … [Read more...]

India’s baby tossing ritual

Anyone know anything about this? Apparently, it is a ritual that is thought to make babies stronger. It is held in south India and babies are between 2 months and 2 years old. That is all I know. … [Read more...]

Volunteer at a Reforestation Community in India!

Posted by: Aviram Rozin Our main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment … [Read more...]

Free Volunteering – Sikkim, India – Available Now

Posted by: Sunrise Academy - Sikkim, India Free Volunteering opportunities now available. Help further the education of this small village located rural areas of the himalayas. You are guaranteed an amazing experience staying with a local family and teaching lively, positive and very interested students between the age of 6-12. You can teach what ever subjects you like, it's just important to have a good grasp of the english language. We would love to have you visit so click the link … [Read more...]

English Speaking Visitors Needed (India/Nepal/Sikkim) – FREE

We are a small school of 130 children located high in the himalayas on the border of India and Nepal; at a place called Begha. We offer the opportunity to visit us, live with a family and see how a traditional himalayan (nepalese) family undertakes their simple, joyful lives. At about $1 a day to visit (goes to the family for food and board), we ask you to spend time with the children during school time teaching english or other subjects for about 4 hours a day, and playing sports or doing arts … [Read more...]

SIKKIM, INDIA – Visit Us & Help Our New School Look Beautiful – Free – (End Nov, Dec, Early Jan)

Sunrise Academy is closed for the winter as per the school terms however we are hoping to make our newly built school look brighter and nicer for the children’s return in January. Can you help? The visitor/s to our very remote and beautiful himalayan village can undertake activities such as painting, oiling our new furniture, maybe some wood work and anything else that they or the Principal comes up with. There are also small activities you can do around the region, all nature filled and … [Read more...]

Visitors needed November 2011 – Sikkim – Sunrise Academy

We are currently seeking english speaking visitors to visit us at our school. To visit is free, you only pay a VERY small cost for housing and food. We educate 110 children in a rural village called Begha in West Sikkim. It is very remote, very beautiful and you will surely have an amazing experience. The children range from 3-12 years old, are all bright eyed, with big smiles and your involvement in their education greatly provides them with better future opportunities. You will be teaching but … [Read more...]

Volunteer Visa in India

India has many new visa regulations, the most recent having been released in 2010. Most countries are not strict when it comes to volunteer visas, and in some cases you may be allowed to use a tourist or entry visa to do your volunteer work for a short period of time as you make preparations to get the right documents for your volunteer work. For an Indian visa it is required that you apply for one from your home country only, it is not allowed to apply for one after your arrival in India, or … [Read more...]