Be A Volunteer
Have you ever ridden an elephant, watched the sun rise from atop a water tower, or danced to a Bollywood beat until your feet were sore? These—and more—are the experiences you can look forward to as a Sangam Volunteer at Sangam World Centre in Pune, India. This amazing opportunity for self-development offers young women the chance to live abroad, gain personal and professional experience, work in a multicultural atmosphere and enjoy the friendship and fun of international Guiding and Scouting.
Sangam Volunteers are responsible for the development and delivery of Sangam’s international events. They run sessions on Indian culture and the latest WAGGGS developments; lead tours around the local neighborhood and Pune’s city centre; contribute to community leadership work at Sangam’s Community Partner organizations; support the day-to-day running of the World Centre; and, throughout all of these tasks, serve as representatives of Sangam and the Sangam experience to the many international guests who visit Sangam. Essential to the fulfillment of the WAGGGS mission—enabling girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as citizens of the world—Sangam Volunteers come prepared to give service to both the local community and Guides and Scouts from around the world by sharing their skills and expertise.
To apply to be a Sangam Volunteer, you must be at least 21 years old and a member of a national Guiding or Scouting organization that belongs to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Applicants are reviewed for Guiding/Scouting involvement, international or cross-cultural experience, work experience, computer skills, a genuine love for people, sensitivity to others’ needs, flexibility, initiative, a sense of humour and a belief in the basic principles of Guiding/ Scouting.
To apply, you must fill out the form available here, and specify which terms you would like to be considered for. Send your completed application via post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications also require two references, at least one of which must be written by a person within Guiding or Scouting. The other may be people within Guiding or Scouting, teachers, supervisors, friends, or others who can comment on your skills and attitude. References from family members will not be accepted. Applications, including references, are always due on December 31st of the year prior to the season for which you are applying (ie: December 31st 2013 for the 2014/15 season).
Long Term Monsoon SVs: 2nd June 2014 – 19th October 2014
Short Term Monsoon SVs: 2nd June 2014 – 5th September 2014
Short Term Autumn SVs: 6th September 2014 –10th December 2014
Long Term Winter SVs: 30th October 2014 – 15th April 2015
Short Term Winter SVs: 17th December 2014 – 28th March 2015
Long Term Monsoon SVs: 3rd June 2015 – 4th November 2015
Short Term Monsoon SVs: 3rd June 2015 – 15th September 2015
Short Term Autumn SVs: 16th September 2015 – 24th December 2015
Long Term Winter SVs: 16th November 2015 – 15th April 2016
Short Term Winter SVs: 27th December 2015 – 30th March 2016