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Application Procedure

How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering in India through the Paropkaar Programme, please request an application form by contacting
Note that you will need to provide the following information and documents with your application:
  • One passport sized photo                       
  • Copy of CRB disclosure (if held)
  • Two reference contacts
  • Signed declaration
When to apply
Groups of volunteers are sent on placement throughout the year.  Our schedule is:
11th July 2007
10th October 2007
30th January 2008
The preparation for your volunteering experience in India may take up to 12 weeks, following the reciept of your application. Therefore, we recommend that you make your application in the appropriate amount of time.
How am I assessed?
We assess volunteers based on four main criteria which we feel are important for our placements. 
Commitment: A genuine commitment to volunteering in India and contributing to social change in the UK. 
Attitude: A positive attitude towards volunteering with a charity in India and the ability to work well in a team. 
Approach: A culturally sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental approach to working and living in India.
Communication: An ability to communicate with a range of people in order to have a positive impact.
Once we have received your application, we will respond to you within 10 working days. You will be invited for an informal interview and we will assess your skills and experiences as well as your expectations of international volunteering. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about the placements on offer and to raise any questions or concerns. If you are successful at this stage, we will offer you a placement.  
Before AFP can confirm your acceptance, we require the following documents:
  • Medical clearance to assure us that you are in suitable health to live and work in India. You will be required to provide a certificate or letter from you doctor as evidence.
  • Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks because you may be working with children and vulnerable people. AFP will provide the relevant forms.
  • References from both a professional and personal capacity.