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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.

Volunteer at or for an Event

AVI runs events throughout the year. These range from:

  • Stalls and information desks at festivals, concerts and community events
  • Educational events at universities and colleges
  • Stalls at events celebrating Indian culture in the UK
  • Market stalls selling our ethical product range

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.

Thank you!

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Intern with us

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.

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What we offer:

  • A committed and friendly work environment with lots of learning opportunities
  • Travel reimbursement from within London
  • Up to £5 lunch expenses per day as an intern
  • A designated trustee link as well as named manager to help you learn and grow in the role

Potential tasks may include:

  • Helping organise a fundraising event
  • Office administration
  • Working on social media or crowdfunding campaigns
  • Developing fundraising proposals and undertaking research
  • Working on our annual flagship event, meeting the public and fundraising at WOMAD Festival
  • Developing our shop and product opportunities

What we look for:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic team players who enjoy getting stuck into a wide range of tasks
  • Self-motivation and organisation
  • Strong interest in the charity and international development sectors
  • Interest and experience of travelling and/or working or volunteering in India
  • Ability to commit to at least 1 day per week for a minimum of 8 weeks, or 2 days a week for a minimum of 6 weeks
  • Ability to work well in a team with a flexible approach
  • A good communicator
  • Proficient IT skills (word, excel, social media)
  • Commitment to the values and ethos of Action Village India

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 info@actionvillageindia.org.uk.

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Organise your own Fundraiser

Please visit our events page for upcoming events at Action Village India. However, we welcome your suggestions for organising your own fundraising events. In the past, we have had people:

  • Running the Great North Run and taking part in many other sponsored events for AVI
  • Organising cake and bake sales
  • Hosting yoga classes at their studio with all funds raised going to AVI
  • Driving a tuk-tuk from one side of India to the other!
  • Running a cookery class for AVI
  • Organising school and college fundraisers

We will be delighted to hear your ideas and provide you with all the support you need in terms of marketing and/or any materials you may need.

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Join our Trustee Board

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.

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We are looking for women and men who are able to bring skills and experience to the following areas:

  • Project management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Fundraising through trusts and foundations
  • Fundraising events
  • Individual giving
  • Corporate fundraising
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Charity law
  • Charity finance
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Recruitment and human resources
  • Campaigning
  • Office systems
  • Strategic planning
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Rural development

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 info@actionvillageindia.org.uk.

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Join our Staff Team

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.

There are currently no vacancies.

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