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Volunteers for Rural India (VRI), previously known as Indian Volunteers for Community Service (IVCS), is a registered charity which can help you get more involved in rural India.

Looking for a volunteer scheme you can afford?

volunteers painting a mural

Want to see the India beyond the travel brochures? Volunteer your time with Volunteers for Rural India's low cost "Experience India" scheme for just 265 for 3 weeks.

Give someone their sight back

cataract patient

We hold eye camps and health camps for poor villagers who cannot afford specialist treatment, for the elderly who suffer from cataracts which can lead to blindness, and for women in poor families who are always the last to get medical treatment.

Looking for a virtual gift?

a girl studying at a school supported by VRI

With our virtual gift scheme, you can give a gift that's really wanted.

Buy your friends a pile of bricks to build classrooms or a share in a health camp to provide rural health care or sponsor an eye camp.

What is Volunteers for Rural India?

a teacher in an Indian village school

Volunteers for Rural India is a registered charity which runs a volunteer placement scheme in rural India and raises funds for schools, health services and practical training for villagers in India below the poverty line. All donations go direct to reputable rural development projects in India with no deductions.