Early Childhood Development Volunteer at Shanti Bhavan 2

Join us at Shanti Bhavan 2 as we open our doors to our first preschool and kindergarten classes. We’re looking for volunteers passionate about early education to help our young learners grow in language, social skills, and foundational academics.


Early Childhood Development (ECD) Volunteers will assist in pre-primary classrooms, supporting language development, social skills, and foundational academics alongside experienced teachers. This role offers a chance to gain experience in a multicultural educational setting and contribute to our mission of poverty alleviation through education.


  • Support trained teachers in delivering high-quality early childhood education.
  • Engage children in activities that promote language development and social skills.
  • Facilitate play-based learning to enhance cognitive and emotional growth.
  • Contribute to creating an enriching, supportive learning environment for our youngest students.


  • A passion for early childhood education and development.
  • Experience in teaching or working with young children is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural setting.
  • Creativity, patience, and a willingness to learn and adapt to new teaching methodologies.
  • Fluency in English, with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of six weeks on the Shanti Bhavan 2 campus, starting in mid-July.

Volunteering Environment

​​Shanti Bhavan 2 is located in a rural village and self-sufficient, relying on solar power and an organic farm for food. Living conditions are relatively basic (dorm-style rooming, possible power outages, etc.), with limited opportunities to travel off campus.

  • Candidates must be comfortable working in such an environment.
  • Complete COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to work on the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project campus. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated means you have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

About Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project

Shanti Bhavan is a residential school exclusively for children born into India’s lowest socioeconomic class. Those born into poverty are entrapped in systems that perpetuate inequality due to a lack of social protection, access to quality education, and low wages. In fact, it would take seven generations for an individual born in a low-income family to reach a mean income. Shanti Bhavan breaks the cycle of poverty in a single generation.

As a registered non-profit in the US and India, we provide high-quality education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. We promote academic achievement, instill values of global citizenship, and emphasize leadership development. Our program gives individual attention to every aspect of a child’s upbringing: emotional development, mental and physical fitness, social and cognitive growth, and academic excellence.

This posting is specifically for Shanti Bhavan 2, our newest campus, which continues our mission to empower children through education. Like our inaugural campus, Shanti Bhavan 2 is dedicated to changing lives by offering 14 years of sustained educational intervention, starting from the age of 4. This long-term commitment is what enables our graduates to achieve remarkable success in higher education and employment, thereby positively impacting their communities and breaking the poverty cycle for future generations.

Join us at Shanti Bhavan 2, where your work directly impacts the lives of our students and prepares you for a future of global leadership.

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