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Village Volunteers

Street Address: 5100 South Dawson Street, Suite 202

Locality: Seattle

Region: United States


Volunteer in Empowerment of Rural Women Project in India

New Delhi
Duration of Program
2 to 8 Weeks
Dates of Program
Contact Organisation
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
17 Years +
Project Review

Vision of Udyogini: To fully equip poor rural women with the skills and knowledge to increase and sustain their earning power. Udyogini aspires to become a nationally and internationally recognized agency specializing in business development services for NGOs and poor women.

About Udyogini: Udyogini - means woman entrepreneur. Udyogini, the organization, works with poor women to improve their skills as producers and their knowledge of the markets they operate in, so as to ensure long-term returns. In rural India women provide for their families' basic needs by contributing to farm labour and by subsistence level income generation. These income generating activities are as varied as running a rice dehusking unit; operating an oil press; collecting, selling and processing minor forest produce; embroidering on textiles and leather; and, making baskets from local varieties of grass. Udyogini is involved in facilitating the learning of basic management skills that are required for running such microenterprises -- skills needed not only to manage their production but also to market their products and ensure better returns.

Major Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Udyogini welcomes volunteers with experience in the following areas:

    • business development
    • micro-credit / micro-lending
    • financial analysis
    • accounting
    • marketing
    • fundraising
Cost/Program Fee
USD 1430 (2 Weeks) and USD 2270 (8 Weeks)

What program fee Includes

    What is Included?

    • Personalized placement
    • Travel preparation and cultural orientation
    • Meals and accommodations
    • Escorted ground transportation to and from the airport
    • Escorted ground transportation to and from one village placement
    • Care and supervision by a Village Volunteers partner organization
    • Post-program assistance
    • Financial support for projects in villages

    What's not Included?

    • Airfare
    • Excursions and tourist activities
    • Visa and passport fees
    • Immunizations
    • Travel health insurance

Skills/ Qualifications

Regardless of your skill level, your contributions in a village are appreciated. Come with an open mind and heart, ready to learn and pitch in where needed.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodation and meals are provided. For details contact the organisation.

Application Process

Application process online. To apply please click on the link

Any Missing Important Information

    Visa: You must have a visa to enter India. You can obtain a visa application via the India embassy or consulate office in your home country. For US citizens, visa applications are available via the Embassy of India website. Prior to submitting your application, it is strongly advised that you contact the embassy or consulate office to confirm the current application processing times so you can determine whether you need to use an expedite service.

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