If you are interested in a volunteering opportunity to help the less fortunate in India stand on their own feet, do consider volunteering for People for Progress in India (PPI)!
We are an all-volunteer group consisting of people from Seattle and the Eastside. Our volunteers review proposals, make funding decisions, visit projects in India, manage communications with organizations in India, maintain our website, perform internal organizational tasks, and organize the annual fundraiser and other events.
We meet once a month (generally on the second Tuesday evening). At our meetings, we review proposals from non-profits in India, make funding decisions and review progress of ongoing projects. We have a thorough review process — each proposal is assigned multiple reviewers and the review takes 1-3 months. All decisions are made collectively and democratically and we often have lively discussions about proposals and projects.
Volunteers can take on as little or as much commitment as they feel comfortable. We would be delighted if you can join the core team as a long term volunteer, but if you don’t have the time then you could help us with our events, you could visit one of our projects in India and report back to us with your findings, or tell us about an NGO doing stellar work that we might be able to support.
Send us an email if you are interested in volunteering for PPI.