Volunteer Opportunities at National Association for the Blind, India

1. Volunteer at NAB Worli’s Talking Books Center to use your voice to record audio books for the visually impaired. You will need to do an audio test first to see if your voice is clear enough when being recorded. A book recording is for a minimum of 3 sittings of 1 hour each (which you need to schedule directly with NAB between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday).

2. Volunteer to be a writer for the visually impaired during their exams. You will need to make yourself available between 9:30am-noon on a weekday at their Mahalaxmi Workshop when exams happen. Exams happen every few months. Get in touch with Pallavi Kadam (Director of the NAB Workshop at Mahalaxmi) at nabemp@yahoo.co.in for more details.)

14 thoughts on “Volunteer Opportunities at National Association for the Blind, India

    1. Thanks for your interest in volunteering Vidhyalakshmi. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any organisations where you can lend your voice for recording books/articles for the visually challenged in Chennai.

    2. Hi, you can contact Nethrodaya at chennai. they have been helping the blind for the past 10-15 years. their contat numbers are :
      Tel: +91-44-26530712
      Tel: +91-44-26533680
      Tel: +91-44-42655741

  1. may i also interested to help for the community people what can i do i am in Trichy working as a college librarian give me chance or idea

  2. Hi,
    I am a Grade 10 student at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and would like to volunteer to write for the visually impaired in Mumbai. I have written for the Visually impaired quite a few times at Xavier’s College Mumbai and would like to continue if there is a placement available.
    Aarushi Seth

    1. Hi Aarushi,

      You can also volunteer with the National Association for the Blind ( Worli) to volunteer your writing services. To write exams for blind, please contact NAB’s education dept at education@nabindia.info or call 6683-8650. Address the email/speak to Mr. Srinivasan or Mrs. Archana Joshi

  3. Hello,

    I want to be a part of volunteer team, currently I am based in lonavala, i am ready to serve either in Mumbai or pune.
    Please guide me regarding volunteer ship.

    1. Hi Mohit,

      Below is a list of NGOs in Mumbai and one in Lonavala. You can find their contact details at – http://www.giveindia.org/certified-indian-ngos.aspx. The link to their volunteering opportunities is given below –
      Mumbai:
      1. Ashadeep Association in Andheri – http://blog.giveindia.org/ngos/ashadeep-association/
      2. Sahaara Mumbai in Chembur – http://blog.giveindia.org/ngos/sahaara-mumbai/
      3. Salaam Baalak Trust at Charni Road – http://www.salaamstreetkids.org/how-you-can-help/
      4. Udaan India Foundation at Powai – http://blog.giveindia.org/ngos/udaan-india-foundation/
      5. The Akanksha Foundation – fill out this form on their website – http://www.akanksha.org/volunteer/volunteer-application
      Lonavala:
      1. SAMPARC – http://blog.giveindia.org/ngos/social-action-for-manpower-creation/

      Do keep me posted on how it goes.

  4. I am currently based in delhi doing my undergrad, i would really love to volunteer for such an organisation.

  5. I would like to volunteer as a writer ( exams) for blind students. I am based in Mumbai. My mobile number is 8080488044.

  6. I would like to volunteer to write exam for visually impaired students in pune and also for voice recording. Can anyone help me how to do this in pune

  7. I would like to help through voice recording of books. But I dont know whether I could help from my place. I live in selu pincode 431503.

    1. Hi Ram 🙂

      That’s very thoughtful of you! Please directly contact the National Association for the Blind for the opportunity.

      Phone : +91 22 22045482
      Email : frc@nabindia.info
      Address : 11-12,
      Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road,
      Worli Seaface,Worli,
      Mumbai 400030 Maharashtra

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