“Ever Person can make a difference and every person should try” – John F. Kennedy

Dear Candidate,

We at Apne Aap Women’s Collective, seek volunteers who are passionate about ending all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), including sex trafficking.

Previous experience working with women and children or with marginalized populations is not required, but candidates must be able to demonstrate an informed and committed interest in the field. In addition, candidates must keep an open mind with regards to the complex intersection of circumstances that bring a woman into prostitution, be empathic and to treat all individuals with respect and dignity, not condescension or pity.

All team members will work in a non-hierarchal, collaborative and hands-on environment with the Director and are expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence. In addition, staff must be adaptable, resourceful and intellectually curious. Fluency in English and Hindi are required, and knowledge of Marathi and/or Bengali is advantageous.

Interested candidates can apply here. We would love to hear from you.

With gratitude,
Apne Aap Women’s Collective

I have had a really great experience volunteering at the AAWC. The centre is filled with positive energy and clearly makes a big difference to those on all three of its programs. I have particularly loved the trips to the gardens with the toddlers and doing activities with them at the centre. I have also enjoyed helping with some tasks in the office. Thanks for having me, and I hope to pop back again soon!

Jill Sinnott Volunteer from the UK

Thank you AAWC for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a powerful change you are bringing about, with your work!! Your patience, resilience, hardwork and compassion is hugely inspiring, and it helps me hold my head high amongst cynics who only wish to notice the turmoil this world is in. Keep up the good work. Your intent is so genuine that I assure you, the universe has your back, no matter what lies ahead. I wish you all the very best!

Aishwarya Menon Volunteer from Kerala

I am truly blessed to have volunteered at Apne Aap Women's Collective. Everyone there has changed my life more than I could ever give back; and for that I thank you. The kids, mothers, other volunteers and those who work at the organization are inspiring, and that compels me to pursue more work like this in the future. I was not there for long, but was accepted into the community like family. I will miss all of you dearly.

Mallorie Bronfman-Thomas Volunteer from Canada

My experience at AAWC was very uplifting and eye-opening. Seeing everybody work so hard in what they believed in made me understand what it means to be devoted and passionate about one's work. My favourite part of my day was interacting and playing with the children. To see them smile and be happy even though their home life was difficult made me realise how lucky and privileged I was growing up and they all stole my heart. AAWC will always be with me.

Rajiv Ghiwala Volunteer from South Africa via Atma

Although I was only in Mumbai for one month, the time I spent volunteering with AAWC was beyond memorable. Without exception, all of the staff made me feel very welcome, and I was very impressed by each and every one of the beneficiaries I met. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing organisation. I put my complete trust in everyone involved with AAWC and would gladly recommend this organisation to anyone. I look forward to hopefully coming back in the future. Thank you all!

Heather Whelen Volunteer from Canada

I was born and brought up in the chawls of Mumbai and in my early teens my family and I moved to the U.S. My interest in healthcare has taken me to places like Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti as a volunteer. However, after coming to India for several years I realized I knew very little about a major issue facing the country�prostitution and child trafficking. To learn more, I decided to start volunteering at AAWC, where I taught English speaking, nutrition, personal hygiene and menstruation sessions to the Udaan girls and organized a career guidance workshop. Even though I just spent six weeks volunteering at AAWC, I felt an attachment with the kids and staff. I really hope that one day I can come back to AAWC as a doctor and try to help more!

Nishtha Modi Volunteer from the United States