Empowerment and social inclusion projects with underprivileged communities in India

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)




This volunteer program is organised in cooperation with local organisations working for social inclusion projects where minorities or less fortunate people have been left behind in the race and struggle for economic and social justice. We make efforts to motivate/support them by placing interested volunteers to help them in their office, field work or to bring in new innovative ideas to their work. The work varies from project to project. Therefore, in the application volunteers must write clearly indicating why they want to work on such projects and also how they can contribute to the projects.

Following are examples of the different kinds of projects: • Projects where working children are given vocational training ; • Projects where young people are given training in various trades ; • Projects where Micro-finances are given to a minority community and we help them to become economically stable. • Projects where computer education is given. • Projects with disabled children and/or adults, in order to give them more autonomy and to eventually reintegrate them in the mainstream of society.

Volunteers can help in many ways; for example there were instances when volunteers have taken photographs of local projects and helped them build a web page. Then volunteers in a vocational training centre helped the project to make a catalogue of all their products. Volunteers have helped projects by implementing a good filing system, helped in survey and data collection. Here creativity plays a major role, and prior experience can help the project as well as the volunteer.

We also help less fortunate youth from slums or low economic backgrounds by giving them training in camp leading or office work. For example, slum boys will be recruited and given training in camp leading. After training they will work as camp leaders for a year. Then they go back to their slum and organize workcamps for the next year so as to bring in development to their community.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur by the first Monday of each month. The program will start with a week-long orientation.

To find out more, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

Short-term (2 - 3 weeks) volunteer projects in India: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-india

Other volunteer destinations in Asia: Nepal, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Submit your application at: http://cadip.org

USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400