Volunteers across the globe give their time, talent and support to teach a skill, participate in various activities, or share the workload of our staff. Over the years, volunteering and internship have evolved into a structured programme at Salaam Baalak Trust. Volunteers need to commit to a minimum of four weeks, to achieve continuity and tangible outcomes. The programme begins with an induction of the volunteers to Salaam Baalak Trust programmes and services, followed by matching the profile (skills) of the volunteer with the current needs of the organisation, to commence the volunteering period. Volunteer activities are concurrently assessed and a final evaluation marks the closure of a volunteer's work. This well-planned strategy makes volunteering a productive exercise for the volunteers and the organisation rather than a mere series of sporadic efforts. Salaam Baalak Trust attaches value and significance to a volunteer's engagement with various facets of the organisation, such as teaching English, training tour guides with communicative skills, marketing the City Walk, documentation, teaching school subjects, non-formal education, computers, theatre activities, and counselling, among others.
Volunteering at Salaam Baalak Trust can be a life-changing experience. Our volunteers come from all over the world and have contributed in creative ways to impact the lives of the children we work with, from teaching English to starting Hip-Hop classes with a group of our boys.
Here, at Salaam Baalak Trust, we appreciate that the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of volunteers can be of enormous benefit to our children and our staff. What's more, we know that as a volunteer here, you will learn a lot too - not only about yourself but also about the Indian culture and the people and issues that we work with every day.
So if you want to make a difference in the lives of children who need it most, please continue reading and contact us with any questions.Join As Volunteer
One of the types of education provided by SBT is non-formal education (NFE). NFE not only deals with everyday subjects like maths, reading and writing, but also emphasises skills like cooperation, teamwork, sharing, time management, self-awareness, and creative thinking to name but a few.
Children under the ambit of SBT are encouraged to work with innovative ideas so that they develop interest and curiosity to learn more.Join As Volunteer
SBT is full of aspiring actors, artists, sports stars, dancers, and singers! Activities in these areas offer children alternative ways of expressing themselves and are of great value to the organisation. Like non-formal education, these activities are also another way of learning for the children.Join As Volunteer
Our children and our staff are always keen to improve their skills in computing. We have at least three computer labs available at SBT, one of which has internet access. Volunteers are needed to teach a range of computing concepts, from the basics of creating a folder to more complex things like Microsoft Office tutoring.Join As Volunteer
Sometimes people want to volunteer their time to our organisation but are not comfortable teaching in a classroom. Volunteers also tend to think that teaching is the only way they can have a positive effect on our children.
Many of our programmes need additional support in documenting their work in an effective, user-friendly way. In supporting this, individual case studies on children are needed and databases need to be created and upgraded to store all of this information.Join As Volunteer
Many of our children partake in formal education in institutions outside of SBT. These children often need help in various subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Hindi etc. Volunteers are always welcome to impart in all of these areas, besides the English subject.Join As Volunteer
The health of the children that we work with is one of our primary concerns here at Salaam Baalak Trust. We have an on-site doctor at our GRP Contact Point near the railway station, as well as doctors regularly visiting all shelter homes and contact points and performing check-ups on the children.
Volunteers with medical expertise (students or qualified) are always welcome to help with check-ups, as well as with record-keeping, inventory maintenance, and the training of the medical staff.Join As Volunteer
We’re proud to have an ever-increasing volunteer community that has created a positive impact on the children and helped make a difference. The volunteers have generously contributed through varied innovative roles and fulfilled requirements with unique solutions.