Volunteer in India with a Women's Empowerment Non-Profit



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


No.1 Old Public Park Lane,


About Sambhali Trust

Sambhali Trust is a non-profit organization based in Rajasthan, India, whose focus is the development and empowerment of women and girls. We support marginalized women and girls in developing self-esteem and confidence and help them work towards financial independence by providing them with an education in Hindi, English, and Math, and training in vocational skills.

We specifically work with the Dalit community, who experience discrimination on a daily basis because of their low standing in India's stratified social hierarchy or 'caste system'. Dalit women are greatly suppressed due to the patriarchal nature of this community, and have little or no access to education. They are denied the right to choose their own husband, and often face a high level of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse within their family circle and community.

We have 25 active projects in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and the rural village of Setrawa. Our projects deal with a wide variety of women from some of the most deprived sections of Indian society.These projects include empowerment centers, sewing centers, a non-profit souvenir shop, and many special projects.

Volunteer Position Description

Volunteering at Sambhali Trust gives you the wonderful opportunity to do important and valuable work, empowering the underprivileged women and children of Rajasthan. Not only will you help a non-profit organization that changes the lives of hundreds of women and girls, you will also get an insight into the intricacies of Indian culture, and develop an understanding of how a grass-roots, non-profit organization operates.

Our previous volunteers have ranged from 18 to 76 years old, demonstrating that anyone can volunteer and make a difference to our Trust, regardless of age, skill-set or background.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for a career break, gap year, or to gain experience in the non-profit sector while helping to empower women and girls.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

- Fashion design and/or sewing

- English and/or Math teaching to non-English speakers

- Marketing/Public Relations/Fundraising/Advocacy


-Must have patience, understanding, and compassion for women and children of different learning levels and abilities.

-Must be flexible; Sambhali Trust’s flexible approach means that the roles are varied and you can take on as many opportunities as you like.

-Although no previous experience is required, it would be an advantage to have experience in any of the areas listed in the position description above.

The duration of each volunteer's stay varies, but we urge a minimum of 2 months for those who wish to volunteer as a teacher in our Empowerment Centers, in order to establish and maintain a relationship with the students.


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


If you are interested in volunteering with us, please e-mail your resume to the founder and managing trustee, Mr. Govind Singh Rathore, at info@sambhali-trust.org with information detailing why you want to volunteer for Sambhali Trust, the months you are available, your interests, and the skills you can bring to Sambhali Trust.

For more information, please review our website, http://www.sambhali-trust.org/support/volunteers/index.html. There, you can also read reports written by former and current volunteers about their experience with Sambhali.