Working with us
There are various ways you could work with us:
Volunteering & Interning at SHARAN
We are interested in people who are:
- Passionate about helping people, environment and animals.
- Self motivated and independent workers.
- Work well in a team.
- Able to commit to the prescribed length of time.
SHARAN is happy to offer committed individuals, that are passionate about plant-based nutrition for health, animals and the environment, several volunteering and internship opportunities in Auroville for a minimum period of three (3) months.
We are looking for interns who will not only enrich SHARAN but who will also share our passion so that they can take it home and spread the word. It’s our desire that every intern should be positively transformed by their experience with us.
While we at SHARAN will try to use your skills to the utmost, we are looking for interns who will do any work that helps to spread the message of plant-based nutrition. This could be anything from distributing leaflets, updating our database to writing reports, Facebook posts, working in our kitchen or conducting cooking classes. We are a small organization and every intern is likely to have responsibilities for multiple tasks.
Our office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, six days a week. While we understand that every intern may not be able to offer that many hours, we do expect extremely high work-ethics since we ourselves usually have very busy schedules. You will learn as you work and will be given opportunities to attend special programs or to volunteer in them so that you can benefit from them. Please state clearly while applying how many hours you would like to commit to working.
We ask a deposit of Rs. 10,000 for every internship which will be returned on the successful completion of the internship for the committed period. SHARAN does not pay for food or accommodation, but we will do our best to help you find something suitable within your budget and also give you guidance around Auroville. There are several formalities, which take a fair bit of time and paperwork on both your part and ours so it’s best to apply ahead of time.
Deposit must be paid before we start this work. In case you do not get a visa the deposit will be returned. In case you change your mind about coming, we will return 75% of this deposit. In case you start the volunteer period and do not keep your commitment your deposit will not be returned, except if this is mutually decided. Affordable guest houses and private home stays are available here, if planned for in advance. November to March are the best weather-wise. In case you decide to volunteer longer than three months depending on conditions we may be able to offer a stipend after three months.
Please note that we are not an animal shelter and that while we do teach organic farming, the farm associated with SHARAN is far from Auroville. We can arrange a visit however if candidates desire and it’s definitely worth a visit.
In case you do not know whether or not you would be happy to commit to SHARAN, you are welcome to visit us so that we can discuss terms and conditions that may be mutually suitable at that time depending on your skills.
We are looking for interns with the following profiles:
- Graduates or professionals in the fields of alternative health with a desire to learn more about plant-based nutrition.
- Graduates or professionals in the fields of social business and NGO administration.
- MBA in Social Entrepreneurship.
- Entrepreneurs in the field of vegan catering, cooking and restaurants.
- Professionals in graphic design, films, information technology, management, cooking, etc.
- Individuals committed to the care of health, animals and the environment and wanting to make a difference in the world.
Once you submit a detailed resume, we will have a conversation to determine whether it would be a suitable match. You will get a chance to contribute to SHARAN at a time when the organisation is growing rapidly.
Through your work and observation you will be given opportunities to learn about plant-based nutrition and gourmet cooking techniques. You will be encouraged to develop and grow SHARAN according to your best skills and to test your desire and abilities to develop in the field.
To apply for an internship send the below listed documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Working at SHARAN
We are interested in people who can commit to work with us for a minimum period of 2 years. As SHARAN is an NGO, we strive to pay according to the calibre of the candidate, but the primary motive for joining us should be passion for SHARAN’s philosophy and vision. We are a small organization and most of our people do a variety of work according to their skills. Only candidates who live in or around Auroville or those willing to move to Auroville or neighbouring areas are eligible for full time jobs.
Skills that are useful to us in our work include:
- PR and Marketing.
- Social Media Marketing and Optimisation.
- Business Management.
- Graphic Design and Photography.
- Office Administration.
- Cooking and Public Speaking.
To work with SHARAN, send the below listed documents by email to email@example.com:
Volunteering for SHARAN from Home
Qualifications: You are passionate about SHARAN’s work and want to support its mission by contributing your time or effort to further its cause. You can help SHARAN no matter where in the World you are living. This could be in the form of:
- Assisting our experts, associates or collaborators to organise or deliver SHARAN events and services in your town/city;
- Spreading awareness about SHARAN events, activities, and services through various online and offline platforms including Facebook, Twitter etc.
To register as a SHARAN volunteer for your city/town/village, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the above options, you can also work with SHARAN as an expert and conduct programs or do consultations on behalf of SHARAN. To join us as a SHARAN expert you must have completed at least one full day seminar by Dr Nandita Shah and you must fulfil the requirements for SHARAN instructors and experts.
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