If you are currently a student in high school/UWC or have just completed high school/ UWC and are looking for a gap year project, we offer a third year option programme.
This volunteer section is only applicable to individuals who are 18 years or above and are looking to volunteer with UWC Mahindra College for a minimum of 6 months. We generally do not accept interns for less than six months, and priority will be given to volunteers who can commit for the full academic year (9 months).
It is possible to volunteer with 4 departments of the college:
For more information on this programme please refer to this section. Internships in this department will involve working closely with our version of the CAS programme, the Project Weeks or the Third Year Option. It is preferable that applicants have practical field experience in project management, community development, and/or education.
Outdoor Education Volunteer needed for academic year 2016-17.
For more information on this programme please refer to this section. Volunteering with Akshara will involve strategic planning for the organization and practical assistance with classes/ development projects in rural areas surrounding the college campus. Experience in teaching English as a Second Language and/or Math would be particularly helpful. An interest in Education and Development is a must.
For applicants interested in pursuing a career in international education possibilities exist for a one-year teaching internship. The volunteer would pursue a Cambridge certificate in International Education, be mentored by an experienced teacher for the same, and be the primary teacher for a couple of class sections.
** Our internships are unpaid. We will assist interns with transport, food and lodging costs but cannot pay a salary.
** We can only take on 4 volunteers at any given point, and accept applications throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send a cover letter and most recent resume to [email protected].
The cover letter must clearly state your reason for applying to UWC Mahindra College, and must indicate which department you would like to volunteer with from the ones stated above (Triveni, Akshara, Academics and Communications). Some guiding questions for the cover letter:
Volunteering for UWC Mahindra College allows you to connect with the people and mission of the College and gives you an opportunity to 'make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future'. Whether on our campus in India or in your home community, there are many opportunity to volunteer with us.
It is possible to volunteer for UWC Mahindra College in your home community. By giving presentations to youth and parents who might potentially attend our College and our summer programmes. See here for more details.
UWC National Committees exist in over 140 countries and are always looking for volunteers to help spread the word, fundraise, carry out short courses, help with interviews. Connect with UWC alumni and have a great time!
The majority of our students come to UWC Mahindra College on some form of needs-based scholarship. By fundraising for scholarships, you are helping a youth of high potential get access to world class education and will allow him or her to change the world. You can fundraise in a variety of ways, from hosting indian dinner parties, to holding auctions- you are limited only in your imagination.
Spending time in rural Maharashtra will be a life-changing experience. Short term volunteers spend their time in the local communities, working with our Akshara initiative. You may spend your time in a classroom, help market products from the women's cooperatives or help out in planning environmental clean-ups. You will also get an opportunity to stay in the village where you volunteer, which can allow you to truly understand and connect with people from the area. Get in touch with us at [email protected] to see if your skills and our needs match.