Mumbai - Post Report Question and Answers

What volunteer opportunities are available locally?

Volunteer opportunities at orphanages, I think. - Jul 2023

Sharanam Girls is a local charity that is very common for expats to volunteer with. It can be challenging for US Consulate officers and family members to volunteer at charities as it requires additional approval. - May 2023

There are a few, it takes time. Don't expect to arrive and find that XXX NGO needs you every Tuesday. Get to know some locals and what they do and where. Traffic can get really bad, so you might not want to drive to volunteer. There might be online options doing marketing materials. ASB has several service days and have worked with kids, served food in a hospital and volunteered in an animal shelter. - Feb 2023

I am sure there are a lot, but I haven't explored much. - Nov 2020

There are a plethora of great volunteer opportunities here that are easily accessible and generally well-run. I’ve heard lots of positive stories. Many people associated with the Consulate help out at Sharanam, a home for girls in the Dharavi slum. My family has had fantastic volunteer experiences here thus far. I know it will be one of the things we remember most about this tour. - Aug 2019

There are many NGOs here. Tons of opportunities. - Mar 2019

Yes plenty - May 2018

After-school tutoring, sports programs. - Jun 2017

Numerous. Lots of poor folks here. - Aug 2015

There should be a lot, but for some reason there seem to be problems getting it arranged. There's Habitat for Humanity and a few others I've heard of, and my family and I volunteered for a kids' reading program once. - Nov 2014

TONS. So many people here need so much help and there are 60,000 NGOs to choose from. - Mar 2014

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