“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.”
– MAHATAMA GANDHI
Different ways to Volunteer with Goonj
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.
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.
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
In April and October, wherever you are, you can organize a collection camp for Goonj, in your city and drop collected material to the nearest Goonj office.
Register with Goonj here . For more details write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Actively spread awareness through forums and speaker opportunities.
- Connect Goonj with your India network.
- Make a regular monetary contribution 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 skills.
Please register with Goonj here.
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/insti