Do you want to make a difference?

How about volunteering with us?

We have a number of opportunities for people of all ages, both within India and outside, to come and volunteer alongside our Love the One teams in India.

Check out below the ways you could come and join in.

For more information please email Liz Gregson, our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Short term visit...


We have a number of limited opportunities for people to visit our work out in India for a short time. 1-2 week team trips are arranged a few times a year, to allow people to gain exposure of what life is like in a developing country. This is about changing you, rather than changing India!

Team trips have varied from helping to put on a Christmas party for two hundred children, renovating and painting children's institutions or being helping hands into the ongoing children's projects that we run. It's great fun!

Give a year...

Are you considering a Gap Year? Perhaps you are considering working overseas in the future and want to get some work experience as an intern? Have you taken early retirement and want to give back? If so we invite you to consider coming and working alongside our teams in India.

Love the One Team are on the look out for dedicated people who would be willing to volunteer for longer term placements. This is not for the faint-hearted... the climate is hot, conditions are tough and you will see things that will break your heart.

To work for a year in India with us does cost! Flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance all mount up, and we would also ask our longer term volunteers to consider raising some money for the projects you will be working alongside too.

However, it will be life changing for both you and the communities you work with, so come on and take the plunge!

Read some of our volunteer reports about life in India with Love the One!

Medical Electives...

We offer places for medical elective students who are interested in community health and tropical paediatrics in a developing country setting. Places are limited so if you are interested, write to us as early as you can to secure a place!

* Indian medical students are also welcome to apply - we would love to have you!

Click here to read of others who came!


Specific skills...

Have you got specific skills that could make a difference? We are passionate about skilling and equipping our staff teams and communities out in India and are on the look out for those with skills to come, for a short or long time, to help impart some of your skills and train others up.

Doctors (GPs, F2s, Paediatricians always helpful!), nurses, teachers, media experts, grant writers, rich people... come!;)

OTs, Physios and SALT would be THE most incredible resource for helping to skill up our team in the Children's Centre.

Youth leaders, anyone who loves admin, children, sport, be PA to the Directors Mary and Cat.... the list woud be endless.

Why don't you consider giving us a year... come alone, come with a friend, come with your family. You just have to love children, come without judgment, be pretty resilient, become immersed in our wonderful LTO family and communities and ready to join in wherever. Heat wise, Oct - Feb are the coolest times and our projects close in the intense summer heat May - mid June.

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