Why Volunteer with BRF?
- See and experience reality at the grassroots - A unique rural immersion experience - Let us transform our villages together
- Immense learning opportunity - Get trained and certified to be a program leader
- Fulfil your leadership potential - develop and nurture the leader within you. Grab the rare opportunity to be a virtual leader
- BRF offers multiple options for optimally leveraging skill sets and time to make a huge impact
- Meet like-minded people and develop global networks
- Build partnerships and connections that last a lifetime
Program Leaders deliver Social Impact Programs (SIPs) of all our domains, creating delightful experiences for rural citizens.
E.g.: Tutoring school children, manage a village project, mentor a youth
Knowledge Leaders can provide their domain expertise for creating organizational soft assets
E.g.: Website improvement, technology solutions, conduct market survey, case studies, develop new processes, new solutions, prototypes, research papers, social audit, new training content/videos, TOT handbook and training delivery.
Enterprise Level Leaders
Enterprise level Leaders can play the role of an Integrator, Full Life Cycle Leader, a Program Manager, Domain Consultant or a Mentor.
E.g.: Content creation and managing an enterprise
A volunteer can take the complete ownership of a given project.
E.g.: Setting up a village centre, prototype testing and scaling.
Community leaders create awareness, provide leadership, mobilize, program sustainability and help creating alliances. They build communities and are mostly people in the villages.
E.g.: Awareness creation and mobilizing people for the programs
Modes of Leadership
In person leaders are those who are physically present in the villages and deliver programs for the beneficiaries
Eg: Taking classes, conducting awareness programs
Students, researchers or professionals who can provide almost any type of volunteering activity/ expertise virtually to intended beneficiaries
Eg: Mentoring someone, providing professional expertise
Hybrid mode of leadership allows volunteers to conduct any volunteering activity in different combinations. They can be physically present in villages/ Head office or operate virtually.
Eg: Develop processes, implement or scale them
I’ve been lucky enough to have received the opportunity to volunteer for the Byrraju Foundation. Throughout this journey, I have worked alongside a team whose thinking and efforts are geared towards transforming rural communities. I learnt that, it’s not about providing an all-encompassing solution to the difficulties rural communities face. It’s about providing the tools to help communities manage these difficulties and create opportunities for them to pursue their paths to empowerment. The support I received in the project, balanced with the freedom to generate my own ideas, has allowed me an unforgettable volunteer experience.
University of Michigan
The Foundation has provided me with an excellent opportunity to understand my subject better - knowledge that will surely be useful to me in my career. During the course of the project, I was able to interact with the top management freely and gained a lot of knowledge.
Magnus School of Business, Hyderabad
“I always wanted to be part of some change in the society. I came across the work done by Byrraju Foundation and was keen to associate with them in any capacity.
“I did my student project in Byrraju Foundation after completion of my MCA course, I worked on a project called ‘Voice of Participants’(VOP). This is an interesting project to work on and I had immense learning opportunities every day. I believe the people aspect at Byrraju is what differentiates the Foundation from other NGOs. Everyone is focused on how to do things more efficiently and effectively.”
“the range of activities Byrraju Foundation engages itself in is remarkable and the volunteering experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve society.”
A British national
Byrraju exceeded my expectations of an Indian NGO organization in terms of the physical facilities and infrastructure, but more importantly also in terms of the commitment and quality of its people. I found everyone I met at Byrraju to be open, approachable and helpful to me in fulfilling my project. The level of transformation I saw within the villages was incredible and every person I met there described Byrraju Foundation with utmost respect and with a great deal of gratitude.
A Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, London