Manav Sadhna welcomes volunteers from around the globe to join hands with us in our humble efforts to sow small but meaningful seeds of change in the community. We follow Gandhian values in our work and we encourage the inner journey as much as the service journey. Manav Sadhna believes in treading the path of service with the dual forces of love and compassion.
Read personal experiences of former volunteers.
We thank you for considering India and Manav Sadhna as the destination of your choice for volunteering. We only accept volunteers who can commit to a minimum of one month, full-time service at Manav Sadhna and/or any of our partner organizations. We also ask volunteers to plan their travel and attendance to any family events before or after the time you are committing to Manav Sadhna. If you are interested, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a volunteer application. Once we receive the application we will review it and get back to you. We have a maximum capacity for the number of volunteers at Manav Sadhna at any given time, and accordingly we will inform you of the availability of volunteer opportunities during your requested dates. (Application closed for months of June and July-2013)
Housing and Food
We provide volunteer housing near to the Manav Sadhna campus and have separate facilities for men and women. Both housing facilities have a kitchen with required appliances. We provide a vegetarian lunch every day (except Sundays) for our volunteers at the Manav Sadhna kitchen. Volunteers must arrange for their other meals. There are also services for cleaning and laundry available at the facilities. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Please read our Housing Guidelines.
Serving the Community
Volunteers have impacted and inspired the community with their tireless efforts in education, healthcare, nutrition, community building, creative learning, mentorship and more. We provide volunteers with a 3-day orientation of Manav Sadhna and our network of organizations in fields such as women’s empowerment and livelihood, sanitation, community media, and more. Before your arrival, we will discuss the project(s) you will be involved in during your time here. When possible, we try to pair your strengths and interests with the current needs at Manav Sadhna. All volunteers must attend the weekly volunteer meets and have the opportunity to participate in a number of other service and learning activities.
Please read our Volunteer Guidelines.
The Inner Journey
As Gandhiji once said, “Service is external meditation and meditation is internal service.” We believe that serving the community is in incomplete without a commitment to understanding the self. During your time with Manav Sadhna, we encourage you to seek within and search for personal truth through any avenue that nurtures your understanding and reflection.
Some mediums are meditation, personal experiments, simple living, connecting with nature.
For more idea, please read our experiment with experiment with self.
It has been a blessing for us to work with such dedicated and inspiring volunteers over the last decades. Each person has enriched Manav Sadhna with their spirit and commitment and these shared experiences have nurtured a global family connected from the heart.
We look forward to serving with you.
Love all, Serve all