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degree college students in India volunteers painting a mural farmer with buffalo

Volunteers for Rural India (VRI), previously known as Indian Volunteers for Community Service (IVCS), is a registered charity which has supported rural development in India for over thirty years. Its partner project in a village in north India provides education, health services and practical training for the rural poor.

We give villagers the gift of sight

an elderly cataract patient

We organise free eye camps and health camps which enable villagers to get proper medical care. For the elderly and for many women, it is their only chance to see a fully qualified doctor. "

Sustainable livelihoods

our new Eco-Harmony project Sadbhavna Vidyapeeth

Our new Eco-Harmony project Sadbhavna Vidyapeeth is an innovative venture aims to teach villagers how to achieve sustainable livelihoods. Find out more.