We are grateful to all our supporters who volunteer and fundraise in support of Action Village India (AVI). There are lots of ways that you can get involved...

Take part in an event

Funds raised for AVI have a big impact on the work of our partners. If you would like to get involved we have a number of events coming up, including:

If you would like to take part in any of the above events on behalf of AVI please contact the AVI office.

Organise an event

Why not be creative and organise your own event and get friends and family involved? Don't forget to let us know what you are doing and send us a few pictures, so we can share them with other supporters and congratulate you on your hard work!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

• An Indian dinner party or buffet for your friends & neighbours

• A Bollywood film night

• A sponsored walk or run

• A quiz night

For those of you who prefer to raise money offline, sponsors given by cash/cheques please download our 
sponsorship form.

Feel free to get in touch with us for additional advice and ideas.


AVI depends heavily on the involvement and support of its members and supporters. If you have relevant skills and experience and can commit some time, we would like to hear from you.

Madras Cafe

AVI's main need for volunteers is to help run the Madras Cafe. This is one of AVI's main fundraising activities, so it is important that we have a consistently good number of enthusiastic volunteers. The Madras Cafe sets up at WOMAD, which takes place in Charlton Park every year over a long weekend in late July. It also caters for private functions across the country throughout the year. Please contact Jo Moss.

Walk for Women - Virginia Water

Every year, Pallavi Modha organises the Walk for Women fundraiser. This year saw a very successful event of walking, socialising and relaxing afterwards over a delicious Indian meal. And what's more, we raised £3000 for girls' education and women's self-help groups. If you would like to be involved by taking part in the event or by helping Pallavi organise the event, please contact Pallavi.

Stalls and scarves

We are always looking for people to run stalls, sell scarves and other products made by our Indian partners.

We have a beautiful range of Indian scarves for sale and are keen to hear from people interested in selling these on behalf of AVI, in their workplace, to friends and family and at festivals and events. The silk and wool scarves are handmade by traditional weavers in the villages of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

UK office

In the office, volunteers can help with mailings, research, marketing, publicity, preparing newsletters, fundraising or organising meetings and social events. If you are keen to help please get in touch here.


There are few opportunities for volunteering in India, mainly because all of the partners work in rural areas and in local languages. Lakshmi Ashram occasionally accepts volunteers to help in the school and care for the land.

If you are interested in volunteering for AVI, please email the AVI office with your CV and set out your interest and we will get back to you.

Contact the office for more information.

Thank you for your support!

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