Barli Volunteers Program (2012)

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Barli Volunteers Program (2012)

Time: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Location: Indore India
Street: 180 Bhamori, New Dewas Road
City/Town: Indore
Website or Map:
Phone: +91.98275.57489
Event Type: long-term, volunteering, program
Organized By: Yogesh Jadhav
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2012

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Event Description

The Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (BDIRW) is a registered civil society organisation (non-governmental, non-profit NGO) based in central India (Indore, M.P state), and has been working on universal peace-building through leveraging women's empowerment and environmental conservation activities since past 26 years. (visit: Since it is a women's development institute we invite only female interns/volunteers - preferably those who are currently pursuing or have completed a Masters degree in any field. This is a Call for International Volunteer applications for the Barli Volunteers Program. Barli Institute through its Volunteers Program provides an excellent opportunity to those who care for humanity and want to contribute in some way, but are new to the field of rural and tribal development. The volunteers or interns get an insight into projects and activities undertaken with rural communities, especially rural and tribal women towards improving their quality of life. At the same time, they are often able to contribute to supporting and improving these activities to various degrees.
Volunteers or Interns are individuals from across the world who seek to gain work and life experiences before resuming studies or those on a quest to learn something new and wish to contribute to the society.
Till date, Barli Development Institute has hosted more than 500 volunteers and interns from India and from more than 30 countries.
What you can do
The volunteers and interns become a part of various activities and get to contribute in various ways. For example the volunteer could help us by working with our team on regular activities, conducting research, undertaking independent assignments, developing training modules, assist in training classes, etc. Specific work domains include: literacy training for women, child and maternal health training, community development, energy conservation, solar technologies (cooking, drying and food processing), organic agriculture, textile technology (batik and block printing), biodiversity conservation, waste recycling and management, composting and manuring, among others.
We provide on-campus housing accommodation for our interns/volunteers which is equipped with bathroom attached with shower, western toilet; Kitchen area with fridge, gas cooker, water filter.
Volunteers can eat in the dining room with the trainees free. Seated on floormats you eat with your hands although cutlery is available. As the Institute’s kitchen does not have any provision for entertaining special food requests by individual volunteers, you have a choice for cooking in your room.
Cooking in your room: The volunteer room has a kitchen which is equipped with a cooking stove (LPG/induction/electric), cooking utensils and a refrigerator, a UV filter. Occasionally you can request for fresh garden-grown seasonal vegetables or fruits from the kitchen. Rest of your personal groceries and food items (like: milk, sugar, tealeaves, rice, flour, cooking oil etc.) are not available from the kitchen. And these you can easily buy them from the nearby shopping malls / grocery stores located at a distance of 10 minutes walk from the institute.
Costs: Fooding is free in the dining hall and we don't charge for it ; but we charge a (nominal, subsidised) monthly cost for on-campus dormitory residence facilities (this includes: a dorm bed with a mattress, sheets and pillowcase, a refrigerator, LPG or induction cooking stove, and kitchen utensils ; a UV filter for drinking water ; and electricity and water costs).
Contact: For further queries and application docket do reach us preferably by email: with Cc to:]
Yogesh Jadhav
Chief Operating Officer

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