Helping make volunteering possible
Apply for our bursary scheme for volunteers and spend 1 month volunteering in India!
Pod Volunteer awards 2 bursary places each year, where we offer a 4 week volunteer placement in India for only £200. We do this to enable people from all walks of life to join a project, giving you the opportunity to be a part of the life-changing experience of volunteering overseas!
Volunteers who are selected for the bursary join a 4 week placement in India at one of our following projects:
You can join the projects throughout the year, choosing the start date which suits you best. You will simply need to complete your volunteering within 2 years of being awarded the bursary.
There is a reduced Pod Volunteer placement fee of only £200 GBP instead of our normal placement fee. This covers a 4 week volunteering placement, including:
Volunteers who are awarded the bursary will need to pay for the following costs:
Budgeting guidance is provided in our Volunteering Guide which we will email you when you complete the Bursary Form.
Yes! We encourage you to fundraise towards the costs and will provide you with our Fundraising Guide. Our guide is packed full of ideas, tips and resources to help you on the way!
The Pod Volunteer Bursary Scheme is open to everyone, you just need to be at least 18 when you start volunteering.
Please complete our Pod Volunteer Bursary Form.
The deadline for Bursary Form submissions is the 1st December each year and bursaries are awarded in January.
It is important that you are in good physical and mental health for an overseas volunteer placement and we will ask for details of your medical background at a later stage. For more information please see our Medical Policy.
Depending on the role, a criminal records check may be required. We will help you to organise this at the appropriate stage. For more information please see our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy.