Volunteer with Shivprabha
The Shivprabha Charitable Trust started as the endeavour of 11 young volunteers and volunteerism has ever since been the underlying lifeline of our existence. Our founder Amol believes that there are people who genuinely care for those in need. All that is required is a platform to bring these like-minded people together and channel their contributions into an engine that can uplift those in need.
Today our volunteer network spans 31 districts across 7 Indian states. To us, our volunteers are not additional human resources, but tireless champions who contribute their valuable time and energy to bring lasting change to the lives of those in need through individual and collective action.
You can support Shivprabha’s initiatives in a wide variety of ways. Our volunteering activities are designed to optimise the abilities, aspiration and time each volunteer can contribute while complementing the objectives of the Trust. You can support Shivprabha in any of the following ways.
Use your voice: Help raise awareness for our initiatives by sharing our current giving opportunities from our website or our Facebook page.
Donate money: We work to empower those in need in rural communities in across a spectrum of practice areas. You can contribute financially to any of our giving opportunities or a cause that is close to your heart.
Champion the cause: Reach out to your HR department or your employer and ask them to consider a corporate sponsorship for our initiatives. You can also work with your HR team to initiate an Employee Giving Program. Write to us, and we will send you support materials to help you make your case.
Host a gathering: Invite your friends over to introduce them to the many ways in which they can support social transformation for those in need. Write to us, and we’ll send you a packet of information and links to videos you can use to encourage them to support our initiatives within rural communities.
Donate your time:
• Share your expertise with us in any of our practice areas
• Join us on any of our farming, water conservation, plantation or construction projects in rural communities
• Based on your expertise and skill sets, you can participate in our training programs for villagers geared at skill development, education, farming, business, yoga and meditation
• Intern with Shivprabha (full time, minimum of six months) and partner with us on our various projects in any of our adopted villages
Current Giving Opportunities.
Swati Kathe’s world shattered when her husband left her and her kids suddenly. With not much by way of savings and not much formal education, Swati is now trying to find a way to fend for her and her family and needs your help to pay her son’s school fees.
Rohit lost both his parents when he was just 5 years old but with dedication, sincerity, hard work and a little support, he is now a student of B.Tech Agriculture. His scores in the first two semesters have been exception and now he needs your help to continue his education.
7-year-old Tanvi Deshmukh can neither speak nor hear and needs special schooling and constant care. Her father passed away 4 years ago, leaving her mother Mayuri as caregiver and the family’s breadwinner. Now they need your help to continue Tanvi’s schooling and help Mayuri become an entrepreneur.
Ved Gawande’s father passed away 5 years ago. His mother, Archana Gawande, has been raising him and his sister single-handedly since then. Now she needs your help to ensure Ved can pay fees for Standard X and continue his education to build a better future for his family.
Help Sandeep Kashyap, a brilliant young student, continue with his studies by contributing to the shortfall in his Xth standard fees. His elder brother is already studying engineering and with your help, Sandeep too can use education to change his world.
Cyclone Fani was one of the most devastating cyclones to hit Indian shores in the recent past. Despite the stellar work from the government, it still left affected 10 million people across 15,000 villages. With your help, we can provide relief to 300 families.
Reeling under severe drought conditions, 2 villages in Nanded district have only asked for help in procuring enough water to enable the residents to survive for 10 days. Help us give the residents of Bhogaon and Delup Khurd get access to water so they don’t have to leave their homes in search of water.
For two years now, the Shivprabha Farmers’ Club initiative has been helping farmers in Maharashtra become self-sufficient with microfinancing and technological inputs to boost farm yield. This year, with your help, we want to expand the club to 100 farmer families.
The Borlepawars are an elderly couple who found themselves destitute when relatives forced them out of their home and usurped their property. Left with no means, they resorted to begging on trains. With your help, we can restore dignity to their lives.
Pravin Laidbar is an aspiring engineer pursuing his B.tech in Dairy Technology. An excellent student, he has been selected for plant training at Asia’s premier dairy technology institute for his last semester. Help fund his training so he can fulfil his and his family’s dream.
Anita Dukare from Nanand Khurd in Yavatmal is a single mother of 7 children. As a landless farm labourer, her options for continued, sustainable employment are extremely limited. Help us raise funds that will allow Anita to become a self-sustaining entrepreneur and continue her kids’ schooling.
Twarit Shrivastava is a young 9-year-old boy dealing with aplastic anemia, an extremely rare condition that slows production of blood cells. Help his parents, Atul and Rashmi Shrivastava, afford the bone marrow transplants he needs to be able to regain his life back.
500 children in Baliraja need your help to continue their education. Children of farmers, their parents can’t afford to buy them notebooks and school bags which they need to ensure they’re able to study at school. With your help, we can help these children secure their right to education.