Sambhali Trust

Jodhpur, India, South Asia
Sambhali (“Rising of the deprived”) Trust is a nonprofit organization recognized by the UN (ECOSOC) that works to empower women and children in Jodhpur and the Thar Desert. It was founded by Govind Singh Rathore in 2007 and by now, it has worked with over 10,000 women and children. Next to the Women Empowerment Centers in the mornings, girls and boys from 3-13 years have the opportunity to attend our Primary Education projects post-lunch. Our staff of local teachers and volunteers from all over the world teach them in English, Maths and Hindi and provide general knowledge in weekly workshops. It is essential to teach all our students in a sustainable way and to encourage them to pursue their further education and attend a local school. It is also our aim that Sambhali’s children will pass on their value of learning. These projects are in desperate need of funding to offer help to our young girls and boys who deserve support with their school work.

Volunteering Activities

Human Rights Work
Women Empowerment

What We Need

We are looking for volunteers to help women and children at Sambhali Trust. We are an NGO based in Jodhpur (urban) and Setrawa (rural) and need volunteers for both of these areas.
We run projects at our Empowerment Centres on hygiene, sewing, life skills and much more. Volunteers will also go to our projects in Jodhpur to teach and assist classes in Hindi, English and Maths with women and children. Our graduates sew and make everything for our boutique, and volunteers supervise and support these hardworking women. There are also opportunities to work in our offices, to promote Sambhali Trust on social media and to help create and strengthen partnerships with donors and sponsors.
Since our projects in Jodhpur are settled very well, we now want to concentrate more on the rural side. Next to our Sambhali center, we want to work with the local government school and hospital and send volunteers over there to help and support the staff. We believe that the students and patients deserve all the help they can get and we would like to be a part of that. Instead of establishing our own medical center, we request to work together with the Indian government to strengthen the village people in need. For that we are looking for nurses, doctors, teachers and photographers who could help us in Setrawa

We have a preference for volunteers who have a good command of English.

When & Who

All year round
To ensure that your time here with us makes a real difference, we request a minimum stay of two months, so that you can follow the progress of projects at our centres, although this can be discussed with Govind Rathore. Volunteers may stay for as much time as they have to offer us and the cause.
Individuals, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Guesthouse

Usually, our volunteers stay at the Guesthouse Durag Niwas, where they can eat together and socialise in its courtyard, restaurant area and rooftop. The owners also offer yoga, zumba, beginners classes in Hindi, informal cooking lessons for our guests and volunteers.
By being based in Jodhpur, volunteers can easily visit and explore the city. They can also visit neighbouring cities such as Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer on two weekends a month.
If you want to volunteer in the rural area of Setrawa, you stay together with other volunteers at our Dev Bagh Resort, from where you can enjoy the quitness and beautifull view of the Thar Desert. The Resort also hosts our horse Shanti which makes it perfect for all nature and animal lovers.

Types: Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan
Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$5 daily

At Sambhali Trust, you don't have to pay a fee to work with us.
The only cost that could exist is your stay at the Durag Niwas Guesthouse or the Dev Bagh Resort. It is the home of the founder's family and usually, all volunteers live there. If you want to know more about it, please feel so free and visit its website.

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Contact Person

Govind Rathore
1-A. Setrawa House, Old Public Park, K.N. College Road, near K.N. Hall Girl College, Rai Ka Bagh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, Jodhpur, India.
89% response rate , 70 hour(s) response time.

Additional Info about Us

20 to 50 people

If you come for more than one month, it is essential that you come on an employment visa. Once you have sent us all your information, we will prepare your contract and all visa required documents.