Volunteering is such a simple, yet rewarding, way to support a cause you care about. While there are a million reasons why you should volunteer with CRY UK, here are our top 3 ones!
“It is great comfort to know that CRY UK is doing its utmost to help vulnerable children to reduce their daily struggles and invest in their potential to succeed. I am truly inspired by the work that is being done by CRY UK and see volunteering as a great opportunity to support these efforts!”
“Working as a fundraiser for CRY UK was both a humbling and an enriching experience. CRY UK has always been at the forefront of child rights issues in India and have done immense work to uplift marginalised communities and vulnerable children. My experience as a volunteer was fun, exciting and hard work too but it was all for such a great cause!”
Anuradha Dhar Bose
“When I moved to the UK, I joined CRY UK as a volunteer and was delighted to be a part of the Charity Gala in 2018. What really moved me was seeing all these volunteers come together after work to raise money for the marginalised. I am so grateful to be a part of the community whose common purpose is to ensure happier childhoods for India’s children!”
Here are some common questions that you might have. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please write to us and we’ll be happy to address your query!
Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds – we have students as well as working from across various disciplines. All of them are bound by a common purpose – to ensure happier childhoods for India’s children!
Click here to go back to the section on volunteering options at CRY, select the one you’d like to apply for and click on the button to start your application process.
We endeavour to respond to all volunteering requests within 5-7 working days of closing the application process.
As a premier child rights organisation, we select our volunteers on the basis of their alignment with CRY UK’s vision of ensuring happier childhoods as well as their suitability for the role they’ve applied for.
You don’t need to have prior volunteering experience to become a CRY UK volunteer. At CRY, we believe everyone can make a difference in their own special way and we look forward to having you on board!
Of course! We’d love to have you on board as a CRY volunteer, no matter where you come from.
You should be aged 18 years or above to apply for most of the volunteering programs that CRY UK has to offer. However, if you’re below 18 years of age, you can still apply to become a student volunteer – a guided experience that will need parental/teacher consent before initiation.
Our volunteering programs are definitely structured to ensure maximum impact and facilitate learning but they do allow for a significant deal of flexibility by enabling the co-curation of the volunteering experience with the candidates themselves. We also take your academic/professional time commitments into consideration while planning for your experience so that you do not face a disruption of any kind.
During your application process, you can indicate how many hours per week you’d be able to commit to volunteering with CRY UK. We’ll design your experience basis your availability accordingly.
No, all expenses undertaken by you through the course of your work as a CRY UK volunteer will be reimbursed by CRY UK on actuals.
CRY UK will induct you into the program and ensure that you have a detailed understanding of the organisation as well as your role as a volunteer. You will receive guidance from us whenever you have a doubt or need help on your plan of action. You will also receive regular feedback on your progress and will be mentored to build your leadership skills.
At the successful completion of your tenure with CRY UK as a volunteer, you’ll receive a formal certificate of acknowledgement.
We understand if you need to leave your volunteering program earlier than expected due to circumstances outside of your control. Just have a chat with us on your reasons for leaving the program midway and discuss suitable alternatives. However if you do not give such advance notice, we’ll be unable to issue you a formal certificate of acknowledgement of your volunteering experience with CRY UK.
Tushar, a second generation British Asian, wished to connect with and contribute towards the country of his parents. A father of three young children and CFO of a private equity firm, Tushar managed to juggle these commitments with his volunteering activities. He has been at the forefront of many CRY UK fundraising initiatives, including organising events and cultivating corporate support, and has also raised funds by completing ‘Tough Mudder’ in 2015!
Heena, a second generation British Asian driven by her desire to connect with her roots, chose to volunteer for CRY UK and rope in her company Goldman Sachs as well. While at work they are executives but as volunteers, working to put together corporate fundraising events, no task is too small since it’s in service of a larger cause!
11 year old Ella took part in an entrepreneurial week in her school where students were put into competing groups. Each group was asked to choose a charity that they would like to support and Ella suggested CRY UK because she felt deeply about making a difference to the lives of children in India. Her group worked on designing and creating graffiti styled t-shirts and donated the sales proceeds to CRY UK!
Someone from our Volunteer Action team will get in touch with you soon. In the meantime, would you like to read stories of children whose futures are powered by your support?