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We are happy to hear from you! If our work inspires you and would like to contribute please feel free to visit us at our campus or email us to know more.

Carreers

If you are interested in joining our team and working with us at AVAG, you can write to us describing yourself and your interests along with your CV and experience at avag@auroville.org.in

Volunteer

Fundraising and Outreach

Write project proposals; compile outreach materials; disseminate newsletter; update AVAG’s social networking profiles; develop fundraising and outreach events; take pictures; expand the base of invested stakeholders through outreach initiatives.

Social Enterprise Development

EcoLife: Review data and compile business analysis; network with vendors and diversify product list; create materials and market EcoLife to expand customer base.
SED: Attend SED meetings and conduct follow through; conduct research and create feasibility study; network with interested parties and find local entrepreneurs; create business plan and other organisational documents; help the business get off the ground!

Monitoring and Evaluation

Attend functions in the field and take pictures; write activity reports; create questions for surveys; help staff conduct surveys and process data; analyse data once it has been compiled; write survey report and disseminate online or by other means.

Micro Finance
Conduct review of Micro Finance programme; document savings and loan procedures for internal and outreach purposes; network with banks and apply for loans for AVAG or Udhayam Micro Finance corpuses.

Internship

Project Writing
This is a position that allows interns to take a comprehensive look at NGO administration and operation.

Duties include background research on social and economic challenges associated with development in India; examining and learning about AVAG’s operating strategies; research on fund generating strategies and potential donor sources; the creation and maintenance of donor outreach materials; and the composition of grant proposal materials. Strong English writing and communication skills are required.

Social Research

Interns will help in the composition of surveys and questionnaires that monitor the impacts of AVAG’s programs on villagers’ social attitudes.

Duties of data entry and assistance with written analysis of survey findings will teach interns about the processes of monitoring and evaluation central to NGO accountability. The Social Research Internship position will require both time spent with field workers in the villages and time spent in the office with AVAG staff.

Educational Materials
AVAG is looking to create educational materials that deal with issues such as gender discrimination, physical and sexual abuse, environmental degradation and global warming awareness, etc.

The Educational Materials Internship is an excellent position for creative individuals with a good capacity for graphic design. Good English writing skills and understanding of education techniques will be utilized in this position.

Micro-finance
The Micro-finance Internship will teach participants the specifics of how NGO’s administer and implement micro-finance programs.

Duties include analyzing AVAG’s significant database of information, creating graphics and writing reports. This position will be useful to interns who wish to see how money circulates through a program and how these resources are translated into tangible development strategies.

Activity Writing
For interns with solid English writing skills, the Activity Writing Internship offers a chance to work in the field and see firsthand the benefit of various AVAG programs.

Responsibilities include attending meetings, seminars, micro projects, etc., taking notes and writing activity reports. In this position, interns will gain a deep perspective of the social engagement and outreach activities AVAG offers.

Media
The Media Internship is specifically for individuals with a strong capability for film production. Intern duties would include filming at AVAG campus and in the villages, filming meetings and seminars, and working with filmmakers within Auroville on editing.

Any individuals interested in this position must contact AVAG prior to traveling to Auroville to make arrangements for necessary filming equipment.

Website Management
AVAG will need assistance from interns with demonstrated proficiency with computers to manage new content on our website.

Website interns will also be responsible for responding to requests from donors made through the website. Website Management interns must be prepared to supplement other areas of AVAG’s work if their responsibilities prove not to be a full-time endeavor.

Social Enterprise
Interns interested in socially responsible business are needed to help support social enterprise development programs. Duties will include background research and help with the drafting of business plans.

This position is dependent on whether AVAG is engaged in any social enterprise activities during the time period of the internship. The Social Enterprise Internship is a great way for business students to experience the process of creating a business plan and to practice ethical entrepreneurship.

Donate

We look forward to support and donations from people who resonate with the spirit of Human unity, equality and social justice; the spirit of AVAG. If you feel moved by the work we do, please extend your support through:

How can i DOnate?

Online Donations

For credit card donations, use the link: https://www.auroville.com/donations. In “Select a project”, choose “other” and a empty field will appear. Then type this name or copy & paste

-Auroville Village Action Group -there and then the money will be transferred to our project account. Please send us an email when you have completed, so we can follow it up.

Cheques

If you do not have a credit card and wish to pay by cheque or transfer, please follow the guidelines below:

Payable to: Auroville Unity Fund – Auroville Village Action Group
Postal Address:
AUROVILLE VILLAGE ACTION GROUP
Irumbai, Auroville – 605 111
Tamil Nadu, India

Direct Transfers

Donations will be routed through the Auroville Unity Fund. Please specify the project name as Auroville Village Action Group to make sure AVAG receives your contribution.
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch Name: Auroville International Township
Branch Code: 03160
Beneficiary Account Name: Auroville Unity Fund
Beneficiary Account Number: 10237876508
SWIFT CODE: SBININBB474
¹Donations within India are tax exempted under section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Membership & Partnership

The best way to support AVAG is to provide an annual contribution that the organisation can count on.
For just $25 per year, you can become an AVAG Member and help foster the integral growth of a village.
For only $50 per year, you can take your support to the next level by becoming an AVAG Partner.
The titles are largely symbolic but the contribution is tangible. AVAG will never bombard you with junk mail and we won’t fill your email inbox with unwanted spam. However, if you would appreciate regular updates, please join our email list. Thank you for your support!

Tax Exemption
For citizens located in an Auroville International country, you can check to see if there is a way you can make a tax-exempt contribution by clicking here. Tax-exempt donations can be made by citizens of the USA and UK by following the links. Please remember to specify, “Auroville Village Action Group” as the recipient of the funds.
How We Use Your Funds?
By providing a financial contribution to Auroville Village Action Group, you will be expanding the opportunities for individual empowerment of Vanur block villagers.

Donations** will be placed in the Sustainable Village Empowerment (SVE) Fund, a revolving fund corpus that will provide essential loans to villagers. Collected annual interest from the SVE Fund will go to covering AVAG’s management costs, making the organisation less dependent on donors and more financially stable. Thank you kindly for your generosity!

** For citizens located in an Auroville International country, you can check to see if there is a way you can make a tax-exempt contribution by clicking here. Tax-exempt donations can be made by citizens of the USA and UK by following the links. Please remember to specify, “Auroville Village Action Group” as the recipient of the funds.

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Get In Touch

Location

Auroville Village Action Group
Irumbai Main Road Opp. TNEB Sub-station
Irumbai 605111, Tamil Nadu
India

Contact Us

Phone :+91 (0413) 267-8871/ 267-8872

Email :avag@auroville.org.in

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00

SAT-SUN 10:00 – 14:00

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