Action Village India
Action Village India (AVI) is a small, UK-based charity that fundraises for Indian NGO partners to deliver programmes that will best assist the poorest and most marginalized sections of communities in rural India. AVI supports campaigns for social justice and equality on Gandhian principles of nonviolence.
You will be working hand-in-hand with a small and very agile team in the London office and as such the internship will be a fantastic opportunity to ground yourself in the basics of charity day-to-day administration, communication and event fundraising.
Location: London – Dalston Junction (with the option of 1 day a week from home)
Hours: 2 days per week plus attendance at WOMAD Festival 28-31 July 2022
Duration: 3-6 months – to be agreed between the intern and director
Starting date: Late May/Early June 2022
This internship will focus on fundraising from trusts and foundations, developing an exhibition for WOMAD festival that highlights the work on Action Village India and support the team during the weekend of WOMAD festival.
The biggest fundraising event we hold every year is Madras Café, held at Womad Festival at the end of July. Madras Café began its life as a Chai and leaflet stall over 25 years ago to help educate people about Action Village India and the difficulties people in rural India faced; today it is an established festival institution serving delicious Indian food to over 3500 people over three days. The Action Village India team holds a stall in the Madras Café tent selling ethical products made in India, showcasing our exhibition, and informing people about Action Village India. In the run up to the festival you will work on the development of the exhibition. During the festival you will be working with the Events Intern and staff to ensure a successful running of the stall and the exhibition. You will need to be available in the weekend of the festival – 28-31 June 2022.
Besides the development of the exhibition, you will work with the Director on developing fundraising proposals and raise project funds from trusts and foundations. You will also be researching other fundraising opportunities and supporting with the research of projects in development.
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This is a voluntary position. Action Village India will cover travel expenses (from within London) to the office in Dalston and lunch costs for days worked in the office (up to £10 a day – if travel costs are higher, this can be discussed). All expenses must be itemised, and receipts provided. The cost of your Womad ticket and travel will be covered.
We would like to offer our sincere regrets that due to the location of our office this position isn’t suitable for anyone with additional accessibility needs. The Action Village India office is on the second floor with a narrow staircase and no lift. If this situation changes in the future, we will update the information to our .
If you have accessibility requirements and are still interested in an internship with Action Village India please get in touch for a chat. We are open to discussing a full Work From Home internship if at all possible.