Give Back To The Community By Volunteering At These NGOs

Editors posted on 21 June

The city is ever-bustling with organisations doing work that’s socially and environmentally valuable. Many of these organisations are volunteer-friendly, offering you a chance to donate your time and skills while gaining some enrichment and valuable life experiences. Here’s our list of NGOs to volunteer at in Bangalore.

Akshara

A non-profit dedicated to providing quality education, Akshara works with schools in Karnataka across a range of programmes, variously focusing on supporting English teaching, reinventing Maths education, or encouraging reading. Volunteers can participate in their events, help connect Akshara to a potential supporter, aid fundraising, and more.

To volunteer, apply here.

NGOs

621, 5th Main Road, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, Bengaluru

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CUPA {Compassion Unlimited Plus Action}

The well-established animal welfare organisation runs seven centres in Bangalore, including a veterinary hospital and a geriatric centre. How can you possibly say no to them cute puppies?

To volunteer, apply here.

NGOs

Municipal Dog Pound, Vivek Nagar, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Hasirudala

There’s no getting around the fact that Bangalore has a pretty stinking garbage problem, which is closely linked to the lack of recognition of the work of waste-pickers. Hasirudala is one of the organisations that tackles this head-on, by aiming to improve living conditions for the city’s unorganised workers {waste pickers} as well as provide waste management, recycling, and training services to the city at large. They invite volunteers who would like to help set up Hasirudala-enabled waste-management solutions in homes or workplaces, or support their Dry-Waste Collection Centres. They also invite donations.

To volunteer, apply here.

Pratham Books

Pratham Books wants every child to have access to good, relevant, relatable books, and, to that end, have published books in 18 Indian languages. They also conduct regular events featuring book readings, storytelling sessions, and more. Volunteers from a range of backgrounds are welcome. You can contribute to app/video development, help with communication activities such as their newsletters and press releases, or participate at book fairs. Or if you’re happy to just tell stories, you’re more than welcome here.

To volunteer, apply here.

NGOs

House No. 621, Second Floor, 5th Main, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi, Bengaluru

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CRY

The child-rights organisation, started by seven volunteers, has a thriving volunteer program, reporting a count of over 3,500 volunteers across its centres in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Volunteers can contribute through a range of campaigns, raising awareness, and contributing skills and expertise.

To volunteer, email vol.blr@crymail.org.

NGOs

12/3-1, Bachammal Road, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru

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People for Animals

People for Animals rescues injured animals, including endangered species, in and around Bangalore. You can volunteer in the rescue node; in awareness-raising; in administrative tasks such as the maintenance of their website; in fundraising, grant-writing, fostering, and more. They require a minimum commitment of six months, as well as one shift per week.  

To volunteer, apply here.

NGOs

Survey 67, Uttarahalli Main Road, Kengeri, Bengaluru

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Blank Noise

The community project built to address street harassment grew out of our own city, and is entirely volunteer-run. You can sign up to be an Action Hero, making you a proactive participant in ending sexual violence.

To volunteer, apply here.

MAD - Make A Difference

Started by youth, for the youth, Make A Difference {MAD}, is a non-profit organisation which started in 2006. All they ask is that you spend anything between two and 10 hours to help children in orphanages and street shelters. Reaching out to about 4,000 kids across 23 cities as of now, volunteering is rather fulfilling — mentoring, teaching and interacting with the kids to build a support system for them during their childhood.

To volunteer, apply here.