“Volunteers don’t necessarily have time, but they have heart. As Volunteer, you will learn not just more about the needs of others, you will also learn more about your own needs and you will discover that in helping other, you help yourself most of all.

A Volunteer can be anybody. There is no age limit to begin a volunteer, no preferred categories, no salary specification, no special degree or work experience. All that is required is a dedication to the cause, sincerity about the work that one in doing and commitment to a regular and sustained efforts with the organisation.” 


Goonj is only a medium to connect you to some hardcore realities of this country. Visit our nearest Goonj Office cum Processing Center to better understand the work.

Volunteering in different ways

With Your Network

Talk to 10: Beyond money and material, spread the word around in your own network of friends, family and colleagues to get more people to take some positive action. It could be about sponsoring Goonj Kits, Payroll Giving with a corporate, spreading the word about Goonj Ki Gullak, connecting to wholesalers and retail chains for unsold material/dead inventory or connecting with transporters for pro bono/ subsidized services.

Going Green

Green by Goonj is our range of up-cycled products made from last shreds of cloth. You can promote these products for conferences, workshops, camps, etc. or connect us to organizations that promote sustainable lifestyle products or organize stalls in various corporate, schools, colleges, exhibitions etc. To visit our ecommerce site, click here.

100 Stories of Change Book

‘100 Stories of Change Vol I’ is a collection of first 25 stories of change By Goonj. You can organize book reading sessions in colleges, universities, societies. Connect us to research and academic institutes where the book can be placed for people studying social work, social entrepreneurship etc..

Working with children

Goonj’s ‘School to School’ initiative engages with urban schools, kids, teachers & parents. You can reach out to schools to organize sessions, stalls, exposure visits and collection drives for Goonj.

Short supply of School material is a constant challenge at Goonj. Pitch in by organizing school material specific collection drives or connect us to stationery manufacturers.

Raise Your Hand for Women’s Dignity and Menstruation

If you are passionate about breaking the culture of shame and silence around menstruation, get involved in this work with us. https://goonj.org/njpc/

Organizing Awareness Cum Collection Camps

Wherever you are, you can organize a collection camp for Goonj, in your city and drop collected material to the nearest Goonj office.

Please read our Guidelines carefully  – in English, in Hindi

If you wish to organize a Collection Camp,  pl register here

For Book Lovers

A lot of people contribute their books to Goonj.. The one’s relevant for rural India are reached out to rural libraries, schools etc. while others are reached out at reasonable prices to urban masses through  stalls at book fairs, college fests, PTAs in schools, etc.

Living Abroad

  • Actively spread awareness through forums and speaker opportunities.
  • Connect Goonj with your India network.
  • Make a regular Monetary Donation and motivate others.
  • Become a part of Goonj’s Team 5000  with committed Giving.

Skills to share

Want to volunteer with IT, Corel draw, Photoshop, writing, videography, translation etc.

You are requested to Register for Volunteering

We have introduced a new form to capture Contact details and interest areas for volunteering. You are requested to please refer to the steps mentioned below to complete the form… here is the Form link.


If you are an existing contact with Goonj

  • Enter either the email or the phone number.
  • Press ‘Search’ to move to next screen.
  • An OTP will be sent to your registered number, pl put that and you would be taken to Step-2

If you are new to Goonj or your information does not exist press ‘New’ to goto step-3.


  • To make any changes, click at ‘Edit’ to update your details. Make changes.
  • For Volunteering, pl ensure to respond ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Wish to Volunteer’. This will open up other relevant questions for Volunteering.
  • Save

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  • Enter your details.
  • For Volunteering, pl ensure to respond ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Wish to Volunteer’. This will open up other relevant questions for Volunteering.
  • Save

For more details write to [email protected]


Volunteers usually don’t get a certificate at Goonj because we believe Volunteering is about doing something selflessly. While we value your time and efforts, certificates are only issued for internship which is for 1 month at least and involves working full time with the team.

Please note that contributing your surplus material is not volunteering.  If you are from a corporate/school/college/institution and want to involve your team in volunteering for Goonj, Please  write to [email protected]

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