volunteering with foke

Regardless of where you are, in Kolkata, India, or abroad, you can become a volunteer to assist FOKE.

How You can HELP

Visits to the homes and spending time with our members. You might like to just sit and talk, carry out a craft activity, take someone for a short walk ( or push in a wheelchair) around the garden or village, or even bring a DVD to watch with them. Don’t worry about speaking the same language, we’ve found it is no barrier to communication and enjoyment.

Use your skills in some form of therapeutic treatment, from massage to haircutting or even applying nail polish.

Work with the children and teachers of our follow-up schools, at both homes with interactive learning and activities

We run regular evening classes for a few street children in our administrative office. You are welcome to help them with their studies and creative learning.

Assistance with administration, computer work, report writing, field visit, research work on geriatric care or any additional support will be appreciated and welcomed.

MSW ( Masters in Social Work) students from Kolkata or abroad are welcome for placement, provided permission letters, days are specified and students commit to those days.

Share your skills in education, therapy or arts by holding a workshop for our students or staff or teachers.

Hold some form of fundraising event. You might be able to host a morning or afternoon tea, hold a film night or have a party and ask your guests to make a donation. It’s a good way of telling your friends about the work of FOKE, we can supply photos and case studies of the members of our community.

Make a donation – small or large, every rupee will be valued and put to good use – details of how can be found under the Donate tab.