Organizations sending in their employees to volunteer is something we welcome and appreciate.
If you are interested in the social development sector, Parinaam is your opportunity to make a change.
We do not have a formal internship program timeline at the moment. However if you who wish to work with us and experience what it is to work with the urban poor, understand their challenges and learn what it takes to keep an organization like Parinaam running, you are welcome.
If you are looking at earning credit hours for voluntary work, Parinaam can be a good choice. We look forward to having students from different worlds adding a little flavour to our little organization.
You can apply for internships right here!
I interned at Parinaam from April-May, 2011. I managed and conducted a 5 week summer camp for about 90 slum children. It was a thrilling experience that involved developing the course plan, activities, tests, assignments for the children, training of teachers, etc. It was 5 weeks of sheer hard work and fun. I learnt time management, co-ordination and the most important, I learnt to deal with situations where things did not go according to the plan. Thrilled by my previous experience at Parinaam, I came back next summer and worked with Parinaam from April-May, 2012. I worked on the Safe Water Awareness Program, called the Jalmitra Program. There was a lot of learning in this project because I got to work with Ujjivan, and got to understand about the processing of loans, microfinance and much more!
Parinaam is an amazing organization to work at. Parinaam has really innovative and interesting projects that an intern can work on. There is great learning as each employee takes their work very seriously and are always willing to help each other, including interns. The kind of time and effort that they spend with interns is really commendable. They treat us like equals which is very rare in organizations.
I have been associated with Parinaam for many years now as a donor in their academic adoption program. I recently decided to contribute my time as well by volunteering with them.
It has been a truly eye opening and heart-warming experience witnessing first hand, the tremendous work Parinaam has been doing as part of their Urban Ultra Poor outreach program. I got to meet and interact with their beneficiaries and hear their own account of how their lives have changed for the better thanks to the wonderful work being done by this organization. Be it mentoring or doing field work, every experience has left me feeling enriched and fulfilled.
By far the best decision I have made of late was to volunteer at Parinaam.
I started to volunteer for Parinaam since June 2021. Initially I got the opportunity to work for AAP project. Mrs Meena briefly described me about the basic concepts of the project from field level of identifying the beneficiaries till final process. This helped me a lot to work on the documentation part of AAP SOP. Later I was assigned with the work of updating Beneficiary List and child details in AAP template. I was also involved in CANVA profile creation of AAP children. The process of designing followed in each, and every stage of this project was appreciable and great. All the staffs were very cooperative and supported me with a friendly attitude. Finally, I am highly grateful to Mallika Mam,for accepting my request of Voluntary service and really it gives me immense pleasure to have been a part of Parinaam Team.
Chandralekha and the employees of Ujjivan have has been volunteering with Parinaam since the inception of the organization. This volunteering program for Ujjivan has been an opportunity to allow our employees to experience the joy of giving. While it has given our employees the flexibility to donate their time for a social cause, it must be noted that it has also added the work+ in the work experience for the employees, which provides a sense of purpose and satisfaction. In an age, where finding a purpose in job roles has become a necessity, the opportunity our employees get by bringing real change to so many lives through Parinaam, is what makes this volunteering activity so fulfilling. Parinaam team also makes the use of the volunteers truly meaningful for themselves and makes the volunteers feel at home and being immersed in the activities completely. The entire experience for Ujjivan as a “Bank with a Difference”, is rewarding that enables our employees to adopt, adapt and apply themselves for a truly life altering experience.