Become a volunteer
We design your placement to suit both you and the needs of the organisation who will host you. In order to get the most out of your experience, we will offer full and structured support before you leave, whilst you are on placement and when you return.
You can find out more in the application information pack
If you or your family have questions before you apply, phone us or arrange a meeting with us. We can put you in touch with previous volunteers who can give you firsthand account of their volunteering experience. For inspiration, you can read the experiences of previous Paropkaar volunteers here.
The application process involves a written application and an interview during which you will be assessed on your professional skills and personal attributes. The following four criteria are required of all Paropkaar volunteers:
A genuine commitment to volunteering in India, as well as a contribution to social change in the UK. Also to provide useful feedback that will help enhance AFP’s work in India in the future.
Relevant skills and experience, a positive attitude towards volunteering in India and the ability to work well in a team.
A culturally sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental approach to working and living in India.
An ability to communicate with a diverse range of people to have positive impact
Please note that the recruitment procedure may take up to 5 weeks. This is due to the large volume of applications we receive.
If you are interested in becoming a Paropkaar volunteer, please complete the application and equalities monitoring form and either e-mail to or post to AFP, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LT.
NB: WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR 2010 CYCLE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO US
You can download the necessary documents here: (In PDF. If you would like the application in word please email us)
- Application information pack
- Overview of the volunteering process from interview to in country
- Application form
- Equalities monitoring form