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Do you want to use your time and skills to help? We are always looking to work with people who have the time and skills to offer Reality Gives and make a difference.

As a volunteer, you can also learn new skills, gain experience of working with an international charity and boost your CV, build your confidence, meet new people and most importantly, have fun while making a valuable difference.

Find out more about volunteering with Reality Gives below or if you have any further questions email us at info@realitygives.org

Benefits of Volunteering at Reality

Join the team and discover the numerous benefits of volunteering with us.

Social Business Model

Reality Gives is the sister NGO of Reality Tours and Travel, an award wining, ethical tour operator.

Indian Culture

Be part of a multi-cultural team and discover India through discounted tours with Reality Tours and Travel.

Urban Slum Community

Gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of Indian urban slum communities.

NGO System

Connect with an incredible network of individuals and organisations across Mumbai, India and beyond.


Click on the button to apply to become a volunteer with Reality Gives

Volunteering with us? FAQs below

Ideally, we ask our volunteers to send us their application at least six weeks before their potential start date. This gives us time to assess the application and organise a Skype meeting to discuss the position further if needed.

When planning your travel, please bear in mind that the Indian visa application process can take anywhere between a few days and several weeks to complete.

We request a minimum of three months for all positions. However, for some very specific projects we may also accept shorter periods.

A good working proficiency in English is essential. As a volunteer you will work with a multicultural team whose programs aim at a quality education in English.

Knowing another local language (Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati or any South Indian language) is definitely a plus when interacting with the local community but is not a requirement.

In general, as a volunteer you will need to work independently and be flexible with the requirements of the team. However, our staff try to be as available as possible to support volunteers.

The volunteer’s tasks are usually reviewed on a fortnightly basis through a discussion with their point of contact.

The placement of our volunteers in the different programs we run depends on their interests as well as the needs of our organisation.

We assess your skills and usually discuss the requirements with you in advance of the decision to ensure that both the parties are happy with the placement.

At the moment, we are unable to provide any compensation to our volunteers. However, we endeavour to provide our volunteers with local advice when it comes to arranging the trip, visa procedure, search for accommodation, SIM card, transport etc.

We send volunteers a Handbook and other useful information ahead of their arrival.


Whether working with our students or staff, supporting the Head Office team or working on a stand alone project, our volunteers have all made a real difference.


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