Volunteer for Saathiya

Saathiya welcomes people to contribute their skills, time, talent and experience through our Volunteer Program. Please fill in the attached Volunteer Application form and email the same along with your brief Resume / CV / Bio profile to

Do note that volunteers are required to be at least 18 years of age and willing to commit time as required depending on the available opportunity. We do not have regular weekend volunteering opportunities except during our advocacy and fundraising events.

Download Volunteer Application Form

Opportunities for internships will be put up in the 'Careers Section' from time to time. We welcome applications that match the uploaded requirements.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Parliament approved new Companies Bill, which mandates that companies of a certain size spend 2% of their three - year average annual profit towards corporate social responsibility (CSR), is a landmark one as it makes India among the first nations to have social welfare spending as part of company statute by law.

Around 8,000 companies would fall under the Bill's ambit and this mandate would translate into an estimated CSR spending of Rs. 12,000 - 15,000 crore annually. In order to maximise the impact of their CSR, Indian corporate houses need to look beyond the traditional lens of "charity" and develop succinct CSR strategies with potential for large - scale social and economic impact. Private philanthropies set up by India's business leaders can be looked at as models for CSR. The first step towards developing a CSR strategy is to define a maximum of 2 - 3 social issues. Making the most of corporate social responsibility: Smart partnering can provide a practical way forward.

CSR is a creative opportunity to fundamentally strengthen business while contributing to society at the same time. The big challenge for companies and NGOs is how to develop an approach that can truly deliver for both.

Smart partnering is emerging as a way to create value for both the business and society simultaneously. Smart partnering focuses on key areas of impact between business and society and develops creative solutions that draw on the complementary capabilities of both to address major challenges that affect each partner. Read the handbook launched by PricewaterhouseCoopers for an understanding of CSR The handbook builds a common understanding of the concept of CSR, based on global practices, Indian tradition, and the intent and provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. It highlights important aspects of Clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and its implications on companies. A major part of the handbook focuses on the 'what' and 'how' of strategising, planning, executing and monitoring these CSR activities.

You can download a copy of the handbook from their website:

For other articles on Corporate Social Responsibility you can also visit The World Giving Index, which is the most comprehensive report on global charitable behaviour, includes data from 135 countries across the globe that was collected throughout the calendar year of 2012. The aim of the World Giving Index is to provide insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.