About the Volunteer Program
With rapid consumerism and environmental degradation, our world is facing a climate crisis and losing its colours. We need to take urgent action. Awareness and action are the pillars of our programs as awareness leads to action and thus behaviour change.
Our School-based Environmental Learning Program is aimed to REVIVE and RESTORE the lost colours of nature and fight the CLIMATE CRISIS with the support of a cadre of Dharti Saathis (volunteers), who create awareness and expedite climate action in our partner communities. Here is an opportunity for Mumbai's environment lovers, including graduate students, homemakers, professionals and retired professionals to become a Dharti Saathi with us by serving as a part-time facilitator for our Environmental Learning Program.
The volunteers are placed as facilitators, for one academic year, in a classroom between grades 2 to 9. Our classrooms range from low to middle-income schools and private schools . They facilitate activities from our modules and undertake climate action through our My Environment My Responsibility Campaign.
About the Modules
Our interactive and experiential school-based program enables children to build a deep connection with nature, and get sensitised toward environmental issues through our modules.
Know your Environment
Impact of Waste on Environment & Health
Relationship with Waste
Know your Waste
About our Campaign
Our action-based campaign My Environment My Responsibility enables children to directly take action in their community. We even encourage interested volunteers to design and implement a school or community-based problem-solving project focussing on climate action.
Our first cohort will begin in Mumbai in June 2022.
Since 2020, we have digitally piloted the program with 20 classrooms. In 2022, the program shall be implemented with Mumbai schools.
Who are we looking for
We look for individuals who wish to fight the climate crisis and environmental injustice. We look for individuals with a devout commitment to the cause and program and a desire to develop their leadership skills through this long-term volunteering program.
We invite Dharti Sathis with facilitation, critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, they should be willing to learn, grow and create change.
To be eligible, you must have graduated with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree by June/July 2022 or in your third or fourth year of graduation with an unparalleled passion for an environmental cause.
Why you should join
By joining this program you will get to:
Do something for our very own Dharti by nurturing Earth Leadership among young minds
Work with some dynamic changemakers to collectively make India proud, healthy and safe
Deepen your understanding of environmental and climatic issues
Sharpen your leadership skills and prepare yourself to work in this sector if that is your calling
Enjoy the outdoors with children and be eligible to get rewarded with your class