Partnership is at the core of Action Village India (AVI). It is at the heart of how we have evolved over the last thirty years, working with now eight partners from across India who are making a difference to the lives and livelihoods of women, men and children in marginalised communities.
Partnership is also at the heart of how our many supporters express their support and solidarity to partners and communities in India.
Our community of supporters includes people who have a long-term commitment to AVI; the wonderful volunteers of the peerless Madras Café; staff, trustees, volunteers, and interns of AVI. We are a vibrant and committed community.
Please sign up to our newsletter to learn about upcoming events and opportunities for getting involved with AVI.
Please also feel free to get in touch with us at any time with any idea you have to get involved.
AVI runs events throughout the year. These range from:
Please come and join us!
Our biggest event of the year is the Madras Café at WOMAD Festival where we look for people to help with our information desk through shifts over the weekend. It is great fun!
We keep a list of volunteers interested and able to give a hand at events or help us to prepare for events in the office. If you are interested in being contacted for volunteer opportunities for future events, please click on the volunteer button below
If you are interested in volunteering for the food preparation and service at Madras Café, please visit the Madras Café pages to register your interest.
Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic person looking to gain broad charity experience in a small London based charity? Are you looking to begin or extend your career in international development and are ready for a challenge?
AVI works with interns throughout the year in our small office in Dalston, London. We are a small, friendly and committed team and we can always do with the right pair of extra hands to support with fundraising, marketing, events and research. No day will ever be the same and we will respond to your interests and skills to find the right tasks for you to work on.
Current Internship Opportunities at Action Village India:
Events and Fundraising Internship – Summer 2022
Fundraising, Exhibition Development and Events Support Internship – Summer 2022
Sales, Product Development and Marketing Internship – Ongoing Deadline
What we offer:
Potential tasks may include:
What we look for:
Prior experience in office administration, marketing, fundraising or event management for a small charity or similar organisation is desirable but not essential.
If you are interested in interning with us please register your interest by filling out the form below, or emailing a note outlining your experience and attaching a CV or LinkedIn profile to [email protected].
Please visit our events page for upcoming events at Action Village India. However, we will be delighted to hear your ideas for a fundraiser and provide you with all the support you need in terms of marketing and/or any materials you may need. Simply click the ‘Contact Us’ button below and let us know. Here are some ideas of what supporters have done in the past:
We have prepared free, downloadable fundraising kits below to help you with some of the more accessible and popular fundraising activities. This includes:
AVI has an active Board of Trustees, typically comprised of 8-10 women and men, which is responsible for the overall governance and strategy of the charity.
AVI is always keen to hear from prospective trustees who are interested and passionate about development issues in South Asia, who have ideally travelled in or lived or worked in India.
We are looking for women and men who are able to bring skills and experience to the following areas:
Trustees are expected to attend four Trustee meetings a year (quarterly), held on weekday evenings or on weekends, as well as our AGM. There are other events throughout the year which Trustees will be involved with and each Trustee can take a specific role or responsibility (linked to the above areas) which they can provide additional support and time for.
Please meet our current Trustees here.
We will post specific Trustee vacancies here (i.e. for secretary or treasurer) but please register your interest at any time by filling in the form below, or emailing a note outlining your experience and attaching a CV or LinkedIn profile to [email protected].
Action Village India has a very small, dedicated team working from our office in Dalston, London. Details of any paid vacancies will be posted here.