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Description

Sambhali Trust provides underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent. There are actually 11 different initiatives benefiting women & girls that fall under the “Sambhali Trust” umbrella. Most are based out of the city of Jodhpur in India, but two take place in the rural desert village of Setrawa. Key initiatives are empowerment centers, where women & girls come to learn English as well as learn to sew and embroider. The empowerment centers also offer different workshops such as drama and computer skills.

Past volunteers have had quite diverse backgrounds: teaching, business, marketing, social work, actors, etc. Special skills, especially with sewing/tailoring and arts & crafts, are useful. And it is helpful, but not necessary, if volunteers are comfortable helping with homework and giving instruction to others in the form of a lesson or leading a workshop.

Previous volunteers have ranged from 16 to 76 years old, and working hours are 9.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. The organization has ample information on obtaining the right visa for volunteering as well, so research ahead of time.

Opportunity types

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Details

Duration

It is preferred that volunteers stay for two months or longer.

Your initial email should be specific and include:
- when you want to come
- for how long
- why you want to volunteer
- explain any special skills you offer

Fees

There is not a fee to volunteer. However, in Jodhpur, it is recommended that volunteers stay at a particular guest house, and there is a very nominal cost to cover the lodging & daily meals. If you are not staying at the guesthouse, you should advise them before you arrive so they can calculate if your volunteer stay requires any training and costs covered depending on what you’ll be doing.

Contact

For more information about volunteering with Sambhali Trust, visit them online:

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