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Welcome to the India Volunteering Centre!

France Volontaires India is a resource centre for volunteers and also for international and local NGOs. In 2020, India welcomed 144 French volunteers active in 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Volunteering in India

Change in volunteer numbers in India from 2018 to 2021.

Present in India since 2014, our team is at the disposal of the volunteering stakeholders and volunteers to support them in the defining and accomplishing their mission, help them with their administrative procedures or inform them about the country.

Our services

  • Reception and personal advice
  • Networking
  • Stakeholder information
  • Guidance
  • Putting people in touch with each other
  • Specialised training
  • Welcome and information sessions
  • Monitoring and support
  • Drawing on volunteering experiences/practices
  • Themed workshops and discussion time
  • Internet access and documentation
  • Addresses, tips and newsletter
  • Annual volunteer meeting
  • Volunteer coffee morning

Our partners

Volunteer host organisations in India

There are many volunteer host organisations in India. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the host organisations:

French associations and organisations
  • Kyranou
  • Regional Council of Centre Val-de-Loire
  • Urban Community of Bordeaux
  • L’Arche
  • Inter Aide
  • Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y)
Cultural institutions
  • The network of Alliances Françaises in India (13 cities in India)
Local NGOs and schools and universities
  • LICET: Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology
  • Sristi Foundation
  • Tushita Foundation
  • Sambhali Trust
  • Mitraniketan
  • Sevai Shanti School
  • Gramium
  • Rural Centre for Human Interests (Ruchi)
  • Dream India Network
  • Kiran Society
  • Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya
  • Learn for life
  • Divya Jyoti
  • Asha Niketan Nandi Bazar
  • Don Bosco Ashalayam
  • Samridhdhi Trust
  • Village Community Development Society (VCDS)
  • Auroville
  • Deva Kirubai Social Help Association (DKSHA)
  • People Craft training Center (PCTC)
Dispatching organisations that are members of France Volontaires
  • The European Guild
  • Service de Coopération au Développement (SCD – Development Cooperation Service)
  • Délégation Catholique pour la Coopération (DCC – Catholic Delegation for Cooperation)
  • IFAID Aquitaine
  • Solidarités Jeunesses
  • Solidarity tracks
  • Objectif France Inde (OFI)
  • Kynarou
  • Paris foreign missions
  • Service protestant de Mission (DEFAP)
  • Planète Urgence, volunteering and development (SOS Group)
  • Eurasianet

Settling into India

Identity card

  • Official name: Republic of India
  • Type of regime: Federal republic
  • Heads of State: Mrs Droupadi Murmu (President of the Republic since 25 July 2022) and the Head of Government, Mr Narendra Modi (Prime Minister since 26 May 2014, reappointed on 30 May 2019)
  • Capital city: New Delhi
  • Main cities: Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore.
  • Spoken languages: English and Hindi. 22 constitutional languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil and Telegu
  • Currency: Indian rupee (INR) 1 euro = ± 82 INR
  • Population: 1,397,515,182 people
  • Literacy rate: 74.37%
  • Religion(s): Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism

(Sources: demographic data: UNFPA/UNDP; economic data: DGTPE (French Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate General), European Union)

General presentation

Diversity is one of the most important characteristics of India. The subcontinent has 17 major languages and 22,000 distinct dialects. It has more than one billion people from many different ethnic origins in South Asia. Its civilisation is the birthplace of four major religions, a dozen classical dance traditions and 300 ways of cooking potatoes.



National Representative India
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Volunteer development support officer
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France Volontaires' partners in India