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Volunteering

If you don’t wish to donate money maybe you could donate your time?

Would you like to join our international volunteers to help us give a child a better future? It could change your life and that of a child’s life for the better, forever. 

Khushi does not charge any fees to volunteer like so many of the charity organizations you may find on the Internet. Whilst volunteers are expected to pay their own accommodation and food expenses, each volunteer is paid in kind with love and smiles from the children!

Simply fill in our online form. See the drop down menu above, under volunteering or click here:

http://www.khushi.org.in/volunteer_form.php

We can arrange airport pick up and drop off from either New Delhi Airport or our nearest airport Jolly Grant near Dehradun. We can also suggest many highly recommended guesthouses and hotels for you to stay in to suit all budgets. 

India is now a modern country and Rishikesh as the title 'world capital of yoga' suggests we have visitors from all over the world and there are many Ashrams and yoga courses here. And don't worry, if you are like me and love fresh coffee, this can be found in many of the cafes and restaurants, along with amazing food, service and views!

The Ashram where the Beatles stayed in the 1960's is a popular attraction and is officially called the Beatles Ashram now. There are many famous temples to visit and the evening arti ceremonies along the bank of the Ganges are a sight to behold. The Ganges runs through the centre of this holy city, with the mountainous jungle backdrop making this one of India's most beautiful cities. We can arange a tour with our older students or you can explore for yourself this most special of places. 

If you wish to speak to someone who has volunteered before and who can answer any questions or would like an informal chat feel free to drop Natalie Merringer an email nataliemerringer@gmail.com and she'll be happy to talk anything through with you.

 

Our volunteer programme would ensure that you are picked up from your guest house on your first day with us and then the day would be spent observing our different programmes here. Our senior project manager Kapil Dev Bist would explain how Khushi works and further discuss what you will be doing during our time here with us. 

Many volunteers teach English here, but don't worry you will have someone with you who speaks Hindi too! You can teach either the younger students or our older students. If you have a particular talent which you wish to utilise that is also an option too. 

We can tailor our volunteer programme to whatever your skills are or are interested in contributing to.  Feel free to contact our senior project manager Kapil Dev Bist khushiprojects@yahoo.com to discuss anything regarding volunteering here. 

We are a friendly and welcoming organization, so come along and join the fun, whilst making a profound difference the children’s lives and most probably your own too! We welcome all volunteers, but would prefer to have visitors of one month or more. This is because the longer a volunteer stays the greater the impact they can have on our kids

Ideally the volunteer will work a minimum of 3 days a week, preferably more in the form of teaching, running workshops, helping with general projects, or helping in the shop. We are always open to any volunteers though, so please contact us if you are interested.If you are visiting India why not let our manager know and we can arrange a visit for you, then you can see what we do first hand. You're always most welcome here at Khushi.  If you give your time, we will give ours. 

See the testimonials page for more detials, but here is an example of our volunteers, some of whom return to us year after year!

Yvonne Van Der Donck from the Netherlands, a volunteer as well as valued supporter (for over 12 years!) and is currently covering medical costs for some of our children. 

Dianna Alli D'Souza from Canada has been coming to teach English here for 3 months for the past six years as well as maintaining the internet costs here at Khushi. 

Raluca Gherghe from Romania (living and working in Amsetrdam) has been visiting and supporting us for 7 years and sponsoring children too! 

Vanessa Le Maistre from the USA. Her fundraising activities at home raised money for all our stationary needs for the academic year starting 2019 and she brought 200 books with her too! Next year she hopes to raise even more money for us and volunteer for 6 months if her studies allow!

Gill Robinson - From Canada who taught her wonderful English classes and sponsors 2 girls from 9th grade.

Lilly Tan – From Singapore who helped improve our store products. Her great training and also her contribution to support one girl from the class is also very appreciated. 

Madaleena Billeci - Our amazing dance choreographer who is taught dance for 6 months

Gokul Singh Bist, Lecturer at Poornanand Degree College of Information Technology – teaching English for 2 months.

Sabrina from France – teaching English and Computer Skills for 3 months.

Shane Bordoli from the UK -  Teaching English and designing digital content for 2 months. 

Veronica from Italy – training in the store and Khushi promotion materials.

Verena from Argentina – stitching program and school painting

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Our Contact Details:

Project Manager

Mr. Kapil Dev Bist
Mobile : +91-9997714068
E-mail: khushiprojects@yahoo.com

Address:

Khushi Vocational Center
Laxmi Lodge-328, Sheesham Jhari
Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh-249137
Reg. No : 853/2006-07

Registered Office:

Khushi Charitable Society
Ashriwad Kunj, Laxman Jhula
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302 India

Netherlands Office:

Stichting Khushi Kids Nederland,
Secretariaat Borneostraat 13
3742 DA Baarn
Telephone: +31-628164067
Email: info@khushikids.nl