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We in Rotary Club Of Bombay west would be interested in utilizing voluntary service of Brandon. Kindly convey our contacts as under,  Rotary Club Of Bombay West. E mail and our web site is 
From H Nlathia President Elect 2005/2006
Handmade india - run by an NGO is looking for ladies to teach crochet , knitting and mat making and other craft items. Interested ladies with knowledge and experience can call on Mrs. Hafiz on 9322516864. 
thanking you,
mrs.hafiz or write to  if details about how to volunteer in other countries are of interest to you and others on this network. 
In an effort to clean up Bandstand promenade, the Bandra Bandstand Residents Trust (BBRT) is asking for volunteers to help supervise and maintain the area.BBRT members are also looking for residents with an interest in gardening and horticulture to maintain the Lands End garden, near the Bandra Fort.
Says Arup Sabhadikary, a BBRT trustee, 
Says Mangala Chandran, honorary secretary of BBRT,
To be a volunteer, call 26404713 / 26442076.
NGO name: Friendicoes SECA Animal Society
Type of Volunteer Opportunity: Animal Welfare
Can it be done at: email
Can it be done from home: yes
Geographical location:   
Description of Volunteer Opportunity: awareness generation for compassion towards animals, fund raising, PR, education, animal rescue, walking etc
end result - to make a difference to the life of animals in india  
Description of Responsibility: assist with PR, create education programmes, man stalls, fund raising, media, event management, handling calls
responding to letters
computerizing data base, web development
Qualifications / Skills needed: skillful communicator, computer savvy, high energy levels  
How will a volunteer benefit: Can make a real difference to the lives of animals, high satisfaction levels, experience  
Do you provide volunteer training?: no
Time commitment needed: 4 hours
How long will this assignment be?: ongoing  
Number of volunteers needed?: 20  
name: Bhawani Sundaram
work direct: 51550480, show on site: yes, best time to call: 9 AM to 6 PM
work board: 24621939, show on site: yes, best time to call: 9 AM to 6 PM
home: yes, show on site: , best time to call:
cell: 9871150122, show on site: yes, best time to call: 9 AM to 6 PM
email personal:  
iVolunteer along with AIESEC are hosting a "Volunteer management workshop" on the 4th of December 04 
Objective of the workshop:
• To build a volunteering perspective in organization working for different causes – Understanding and sharing the issues and practices
• Roadmap to effective Volunteer Management
The challenge of the development sector today lies in tapping onto quality human resource, utilizing their skills to the maximum and creating a motivating niche for individuals within NGOs.
Volunteers are a potent resource that NGOs can use to implement projects and create community participation in development issues. As we know 'volunteerism' in today's context is not just confined to students, housewives, youth, elderly or any other such groups. We now have individuals with management background working in corporate houses contributing their knowledge and experience to the development sector. It is important to work out how best we can utilize the skills and time of these individuals who are willing to volunteer and also how we can manage them. 
iVolunteer with its trained staff having vast experience in handling volunteers in diff parts of India along with AIESEC who has years of experience handing international interns in the development sector aim to share and create a platform with ngo's regarding effective volunteer management practices .
Date: 4th Dec 2004 (Saturday) 
Time: 9.00 to 4.30
Venue: The Yacht Club,Ballroom ,1st floor, Colaba (Landmark- Behind Taj Mahal Hotel)
Participant Profile: CEO / Volunteer Coordinator / Senior staff of the organization
Participation Fee: Rs.200/- per participant (to cover costs of lunch, tea and resource materials)
To confirm your participation, please contact us latest by 12 noon on 2nd December 2004.
Misha Bhatt- (iVolunteer ) at 56756675 , 9892203093
Sneha Menon - (AIESEC) at 9820086185, 9892381269
or e:mail us at  
Misha Bhatt
6/C Apollo Industrial Estate
Off Mahakali Caves Road
Andheri (East)
Mumbai 400 093.
Phone- (022) - 56756675
Save Bombay Committee, a public trust and NGO set up in 1973 is involved in issues of  the environment protection,  natural resource consservation, urban planning and development, waste management, transport, gender equality, sustainable alternatives to govt official projects that exclude the poor, balanced regional development etc.
PAKRUTI also a public trust and NGO set up in 1988  promotes natural living and sustainable agriculture, takes campaigns, farm visits, conferences to promote organic cultivation of food and fibre as well as provides links at regional basis between farmers and consumers. Our volunteers run organic food distribution programmes in Mumbai and neighbouring areas. 
We have received in the past volunteers from India and foreign countries in both organisations.  We give them specific assignments that they complete in their period of stay of 3 to 6 months.   We need volunteers to help us to promote current activities as well as conduct similar activities in new centres in cooperation with us. We appreciate your support.  Best wishes
Kisan Mehta President
Priya Salvi Hon Project Coordinator
Kajiv Bhatt Hon Gen Secretary
Save Bombay Committee and Prakruti
620 Jame Jamshed Road, 4th Floor,
Dadar East,
Mumbai 400014
Tel: 00 91 22 2414 9688 

AVSAR ( ) is looking to hire a Hindi tutor for our volunteers. Mainly, its coaching in basic and medical Hindi. We are looking for someone 3 times a week (Tuesday (evening), Wednesday (evening), and Saturday (morning). We are looking for someone who may have some experience teaching English speakers and is close to Sion (King's Circle)-or willing to travel. Please feel free to contact our Office Manager Usha Shankar ( if you are interested. We would like someone as soon as possible. 
Meenakshi Verma

Even as we're coming to the grasp of the horrifying devastation that the tsunamis have left behind across 12 countries, the relief and rehabilitation work for several millions of survivors has to be implemented soon. The effort required to provide safe drinking water, food, medical treatment, shelter and a livelihood to the victims will be the biggest ever to be undertaken to date.

One of the important resources needed in this massive humanitarian assistance effort are volunteers. Volunteers from both local communities and outside have already begun joining hands with NGOs, local governments and other agencies to deliver relief to the survivors.

In our special coverage of the disaster on the World Volunteer Web, we provide a snapshot of what role volunteers are playing in the world's biggest relief and rehabilitation effort to date. These stories, taken from sources all over the world, again highlight the important contribution volunteers make in emergency humanitarian assistance.

You can also find out in our special coverage how you can help the tsunami victims through donations and voluntary work.

Visit the special coverage section here:

If you have any such stories or pictures of volunteers' work in the tsunami-affected areas, please send them to us at

Kanti Kumar
United Nations Volunteers
Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49.228.815 2150
Fax: +49.228.815 2953
NGO name: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Type of Volunteer Opportunity: Fund raising thru subscriptions to our children's educaitional and entertainment monthly magazine
Can it be done at: email
Can it be done from home: yes
Geographical location: Anywhere within Mumbai  
Description of Volunteer Opportunity: To raise funds for The Bhavan via generating annual subscriptions to our children's magazine  
Description of Responsibility: The volunteer will have an optoin to do work in his locality  or work virtually or work via telephone  
Qualifications / Skills needed: Good English preferred though not necessary  
How will a volunteer benefit: Experience of fund raising, training in marketing to children, developing entrepreneurship skills and free tips on good writing and editorial skills.  
Do you provide volunteer training?: yes
Time commitment needed: 1/2 hours
How long will this assignment be?: Ongoing  
Number of volunteers needed?: Around 20  
name: Hitesh Joshi
work direct: 022-24946025, show on site: yes, best time to call: 10 am to 6 pm
work board: 022-24931924, show on site: yes, best time to call: 10 am to 6 pm
home: yes, show on site: yes, best time to call: 8 pm to 10 pm
cell: 9819434917, show on site: yes, best time to call: Anytime
email personal:  

Bombay Leprosy Project
Telephones : 091-22-2522 06 08 / 2522 30 40; Fax: 091-22-2529 6486, Cell Phone : 98213 10131
E-mail : /  Web-page:   

Dr. R. Ganapati
Director                        :  Bombay Leprosy Project
Chairman                      :  Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh, Maharashtra Branch
Vice-President              :  Society for the Eradication of Leprosy
            :  Acworth Leprosy Hospital Society for Research
               Rehabilitation and Education in Leprosy
Member                       :  WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Leprosy (1991-2000)
            :  Maharashtra State Leprosy Society 

Bombay Leprosy Project welcomes needs volunteers to help this NGO, in office correspondence, computer operations, office administration, fund raising etc.

But we regret not a single person turned up actually, to volunteer their services. Such a gesture would have indeed been a service to the community and to the poor leprosy patients. If this offer were to result in some social minded persons coming to BLP and offering their services, it would have meant real benefit to the leprosy patients.  

The reasons for the failure could be that people are still afraid of leprosy patients and social stigma is strong even today preventing persons to work in a leprosy NGO. May be the society still needs awareness among the common people that leprosy is a disease like any other disease and it can be surely treated and cured. That it is not an infectious disease.

Wider awareness, through publicity in press media, on television and publicity in the community can prepare the people to mix freely with leprosy patients without any stigma. May be situation may improve gradually over a period of time.  

But until then BLP will have to carry on its services to leprosy patients without the help of so many persons who are willing to volunteer but not for Bombay Leprosy Project.

R Ganapati 



ATMAVISHWAS is an organisation that was concieved with the intention of providing assistance to the Intellectually disabled or our “Special Friends” as we’d like to call them, to self actualize and provide forums wherein they can redeem their self-esteem – to be considered and consider themselves as contributing members of Society.


  • Offer dignity, Not Pity
  • Rights, Not Charity
  • Equality, Not dependence
  • Participation, Not Segregation
Towards this objective, a vocational training centre was started in Bandra(W), Mumbai on 26th August 2002 to impart training in art and craft skill sets, candlemaking & needlework. The objective of this initiative has been to ensure that the Special Friends are trained in various skills and thereafter to monitor and assist them to form their own cooperatives where they can replicate and reproduce various items and sell giving them a direct income leading to remunerative employment thus the co-operative model.

ATMAVISHWAS currently requires the following personnel :

2) Volunteers :
· To co-ordinate & implement “The Cooperative Model” as a home-based program for our “Special Friends” who have successfully completed 2 years training at Atmavishwas. A pilot project is intended to be undertaken in the Bandra(W) area.
· The co-operative is intended to be formed with involvement of parents and sensitized citizens whereby it will provide remunerative employment, community interaction and personal development.
· The co-operative is to be planned and implemented on commercial lines to generate Profit which the “Special Friends” will retain as earnings.
· The co-operative will be provided with opportunities alongwith initial handholding by Atmavishwas.  

For further details contact :

Mrs Sybil da Gama - Project In-charge,
Atmavishwas-The Vocational Center,
Flat no 2, Ground Floor, Avalon,
Bandra Avalon Co-op Hsg Society,
St. Sebastian Rd.,
Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050

Tel : 26402029 (0930hrs – 1430hrs)
Mob: 9821017135 (anytime)
E – mail : 
Website :  


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