Volunteer Opportunities (Joseph Schaller, Summer 2007)

Contributed by Joseph Schaller, Nazareth College

(I cannot vouch for all of them, not having had the opportunity to meet the persons in charge, but at least it is a start.)


Art Protection Society, Gujarat (Kutch dist.; works to preserve and foster traditional art/artists)


Back to Life, Varanasi, UP (provides basic medical care)

Little Stars School, Varanasi, UP (volunteer school for street children)

For further info. contact Andrea Pinkney, E-mail: amp65@columbia.edu

Buddha’s Smile School for Underprivileged Children

Contact Person: Rajan Saini

E-mail: humptydumpty_school@yahoo.com

Cross-Cultural Solutions (volunteer work opp. in Delhi and rural Himalyas)

47 Potter Avenue

New Rochelle, NY

Ph. (800) 380-4777

E-mail: info@crossculturalsolutions.org

Website: www.crossculturalsolutions.org

Grassroots Institute (Human Development Work in the Himalyan region, H.P.)

New Delhi, India

Contact: Avanish Kumar, Training Coordinator

Phone: +91-9868466401

Email: grassrootsinstitute@gmail.com

Fax: +91-11-26936366

Website: www.grassrootsglobal.net/gi

Hindi School in Jaipur (affiliated with an NGO that works with Rajasthans tribal communities)


Multiple service programs? (e.g. school construction in Rajasthan)

Contact person: Ashok Malhotra, Prof. of Philosophy, SUNY-Oneonta

E-mail: malhotak@oneonta.edu

Web-site: www.oneonta.edu/ie

NauJivan, Varanasi, UP (works with leper communities and street children)

Directors: Dale Mather, E-mail: dalemath@hotmail.com / Dr. Tulsi (local psychologist and social worker)

School Director: Maxine Berntsen

PO Box 40

Satara District

Phaltan, Maharashtra 415-523


Tel: 02166-22-586

School #: 02166-23-324

Email: maxineberntsen@rediffmail.com

Vilas and Usha Wagh

Educational complex for tribal children, prostitutes, etc.

Pune, Maharashtra

Contact Eleanor Zelliot at: ezelliot@carleton.edu for further details


Educate the Children (NGO): Working with the People of Nepal

P.O. Box 414

Ithaca, NY 14851

Ph. (607) 272-1176

FAX: (607) 275-0932

E-mail: info@etc-nepal.org

Website: www.etc-nepal.org

Nepali Reliance Organization

Managing Director, Sovita Thapa

P.O. Box 21925

Gairidhara, Kathmandu NEPAL

Website: www.nepalreliance.org

Note: female run NGO that focuses on: (1) child education, (2) public health, (3) economic self-empowerment

Teacher and Administrator of Orphanage – Nepal

Children’s Welfare Home (CWH) Contact Information: Jaya Ram Tamata

Phone: 00977-1-534649

Email: childwh@wlink.com.np

Website: www.childwh.org