Volunteer at Aarti

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Our 2019 Cohort: Abby Castle (University of Oregon), Jenson Blevins (Virginia Tech), Carolina Fernandez (Santa Clara University, Cathy Nguyen (Stanford University), Ruhi Kanwar (Stanford University), Pranavi Kethanaboyina (Stanford University), Felix Stoffel (Germany), Bodhi Patil (USA), Olivia Zimmer (Germany), & Kavi Fernes (USA)

Since inception, we have been blessed with volunteers – we have hosted over a hundred volunteers from India and abroad. These include young people and working professionals from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil and Sweden. We have an ongoing partnership with students from Stanford and Santa Clara Universities in California.

Volunteers bring invaluable skills and resources for our programs as well as an international awareness for our young residents and students. They help our organization by teaching classes in Aarti School, spearheading skill-building and creative projects, running extracurricular activities for Aarti children and providing us administrative help and expertise. In addition, our volunteers are proactive in fund-raising efforts and in spreading awareness of the issues of female abandonment and infanticide around the globe.

We are especially interested in long term volunteers (six months to one year) who can stay to help create long term impact. 

"If you go to Aarti with an open mind, and more so, with an open heart, I promise that you will be shaped in a way that lasts far beyond your stay."

- Elle S. 

Santa Clara University,

USA 2011 & 2016

Hear from Past Volunteers

"I learned lot about patience, about having nothing and appreciating everything. I learned that sometimes you just have to give up and sometimes all you can do is just fight until you get the result. I learned how to love and what love really is, how sometimes it’s just important to be a human. And most of all, I learned, that life is simple. Life is amazing no matter where you are and what you have, just make the most of the day and love the people around you until it hurts, until it hurts so badly, that you care more about them than yourself."
- Aana, Estonia 2016 
​"Sandhya has single-handedly built a non-profit organization from the ground up...While others have Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama or Ruth Bader Ginsberg as their inspiration for women who make the world a better place, I feel lucky that I have Sandhya to be my personal female hero and mentor."
- Jenny C., Stanford University USA 2007
"My heart is expanding tenfold. This place brings me something I never thought I’d know, gratitude on so many levels, appreciation for all I’ve ever been given and friends I’ll never let go of. I am lucky, I am grateful, and in leaving India who will I now become? Will I ever have the courage to truly talk about this experience, an experience that is as complex as the country itself?"
- Student from University of Wyoming Gender Studies Program, 2016
Past Volunteers

Pranavi K.  

Stanford University, USA 2019

Ruhi K.  

Stanford University, USA 2019

Cathy N. 

Stanford University, USA 2019

Carolina F. 

Santa Clara University, USA 2019

Jenson B. 

Virginia Tech University, USA 2019

Abby C. 

University of Oregon, USA 2019

Bodhi P.  

USA 2019

Felix S. 

Germany 2018-2019

Olivia Z.  

Germany 2018-2019

Niki N. 

Stanford University, USA 2018

Jianna S. 

Stanford University, USA 2018

Chloe S. 

Stanford University, USA 2018

Shikha S. 

Stanford University, USA 2018

Arelí H. 

Santa Clara University, USA 2018

Andrea P. 

Santa Clara University, USA 2018

Lukas H. 

Germany 2017-2018

Sarah B. 

Germany 2017-2018

Meiko F-D.

Stanford University, USA 2017

Claire R.

Stanford University, USA 2017

Elizabeth W.

Stanford University, USA 2017

Shawna R.

Santa Clara University, USA 2017

Lydia D.

Santa Clara University, USA 2017

Antara A.

Scripps College, USA 2017

Aman N.

India 2016

Luciana M.

Brazil 2016

Amy L.

Santa Clara University, USA 2016

Amanda C.

Stanford University, USA 2016

Healey M-A.

Stanford Univeristy, USA 2016

Simar M.

Stanford University, India 2016

Bonnie Z.

University of Wyoming, USA 2016

Elle S.

Santa Clara University, USA 2011 & 2016

Riinu P.

Aana K.

Estonia 2015

Airi P. 

Estonia 2015

Shalaila B.

Canada 2015

Michelle D.

Santa Clara University, USA 2015

Shivani P.

Stanford University, USA 2015

Onisha E. 

Stanford University, USA 2014

Vanessa G.

Stanford University, USA 2014

Sania L.

USA 2014

Tanya S.

India 2014 & 2016 

Reshma J. 

2013

Nicole D.

Stanford University, USA 2013

Yasamin S.

Stanford University, USA 2013

Alicia S.

Santa Clara University, USA 2013

Caroline C.

Santa Clara University, USA 2013

Mateusz

2012

Janhavi V.

Stanford University, USA 2012

Alicia C. 

Stanford University, USA 2012

Carlo

Stanford Univesrity, USA 2012  

Rosie 

Stanford Unversity, USA 2012

Sydney T.

Santa Clara University, USA 2011 

Aeberhard C. 

Switzerland 2009 & 2011

Ellen K.

Sweden 2011

Aleksadra Teresa P. 

Poland 2011

Nimisha V.

United Kingdom 2011

Yashika S.

United Kingdom 2011

Christabel 

United Kingdom 2011

Isobel P.

United Kingdom 2011

Karen B.

Australia 2011

Colin M. 

Ireland 2011

Nichola M.

United Kingdom 2011

Hannam M. 

United Kingdom 2010

May A.S.

United Kingdom 2010

Katherine B. 

United Kingdom 2010

Anne-Laure R.

Belgium 2010

Sarah L. 

Stanford University, USA 2010

Deepa K.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Kara M.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Joy Z.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Jenny C.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Ashley B. 

Stanford University, USA 2010

Rachel L.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Shelley B.

Stanford University, USA 2010

Pascale Q.

Europe 2009

Ami S. 

United Kingdom 2009

Danielle S. 

Stanford University, USA 2009

Kristen L.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Nidhi B.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Phebe G.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Molly R.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Indralakshmi P.

Stanford University, Sri Lanka 2009

Tenah A.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Anne L.

Stanford University, USA 2009

Adam C.

Stanford University, USA 2008

Clare H.

Santa Clara University, USA 2008

Maddie S.

Santa Clara University, USA 2008

Melba M.

Santa Clara University, USA 2007

Maidere S.

Santa Clara University, USA 2007

Morgan W.

Santa Clara University, USA 2007

Sarah B.

Santa Clara University, USA 2007

Ashley G.

Santa Clara University, USA 2007

Gisele I. 

USA 2005

Beth D.

USA 2003