Imagine your childhood without a family.
Imagine living on hand-me-downs.
Imagine failing exams. Consistently.
Imagine a dead end job that pays peanuts.
Imagine a life of abuse and abandonment.



This is the life of 176 Million children in India right now.

Your time to care has come

Transform the lives of thousands of vulnerable children in India. Volunteer with us.

Make A Difference today  

MAKE A DIFFERENCE MOBILIZES YOUNG LEADERS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN IN SHELTER HOMES ACROSS INDIA



A place where people are empowered to take on big challenges and do meaningful work.

A place where your learning and development happens in a community of 4000 Young Leaders across 23 Cities.

A place where a 'people-first' culture enables safe-space, trust and emotional support.

A place to learn real skills to make real change in the real world.

A MADSTER'S IMPACT



  • MAD Volunteers in a session with children in one of our Dehradun Shelters.


  • Volunteer in class with one of our shelter homes in Hyderabad.


  • Volunteers in an exposure session in Dream Camps.


  • MAD Fellows from 23 cities in the annual MAD Leadership and Development Conference in Bangalore.


  • MAD Fellows in a fundraising training session with MAD Directors.


  • MAD Volunteer interacting with a child during one of the Dream Camps

As a volunteer, you are the prime movers of change for the cause of children in shelter homes. And your Impact is multi faceted and holistic. The problem of vulnerable children is complex and nonlinear. And as a MAD volunteer, your role as change agents is reflective of the depth of the problem that we are trying to solve as a collective. As a volunteer, your activities and efforts lead to four levels of Impact

Individual Impact

At an Individual level, you impact a group of children by consistently delivering classes or modules and raising funds through various initiatives to ensure MAD can continue its work. A volunteer at MAD works relentlessly to be the best version of themself in order to deliver the best for our children and youths. It means meaningfully participating in trainings and upskilling forums and taking ownership of the outcomes of your activity.

Team Impact

At a Team level, you create impact by collaborating with your team members, meeting them often and solving challenges. You will meet the rest of your shelter team every week before classes to share knowledge and solve challenges together. You will learn to work in teams and mentor fellow team mates, analyze data to understand issues on ground and build competency in problem solving and critical thinking skills.

City Impact

As a MAD volunteer, you are not just working in isolation of your shelter, or your class. You are a part of a larger city collective, and your city level impact is enhanced by ensuring your city is functioning well so that every child in the city is getting the support they require. We create impact by working together for collaborative projects like Recruitments, Dream Camps, an outbound experiential camp that helps children realise their dreams and build self-confidence.

Collective Impact

MAD volunteers are a part of a strong passionate community of 3400+ people just like them around the country. And as an active member of this collective, our role is to enable MAD to function effectively and efficiently to work as a collective to ensure children in Shelter homes have better outcomes. Raising funds for the collective to function and raising awareness amongst your community about the challenges faced by children in shelter homes and mobilizing them to #caremore.

PROFILES

To start your journey in Impact and transformation, there are three kinds of roles that you can choose from to enter the MAD ecosystem and make change.

What role will you choose to transform the life of a child in a shelter home?

Academic Support

Enable better academic outcomes for children in shelters and youths in colleges and vocational courses by providing subject expertise and curriculum support on a weekly basis. Learn classroom behavior management, mentoring, thinking models, communications and presentation skills through real world experiences and sessions! Know more about the Education programme here

Fundraising

Enter the challenging world of non-profit fundraising by enabling financial security and sustainability for the future of children in shelter homes in India. As a fundraiser you will raise funds to help keep MAD running by mobilising the community to donate to the cause through crowd fundraising initiatives. You will also have an opportunity to enable corporate partnerships. Know more about Fundraising in MAD here .

Wingman

Be the guiding force behind youths leaving shelter homes and ones who have already made the transition into the real world. Enable a positive ecosystem around the youths by engaging with various stakeholders and removing barriers with them. You will learn Mentoring and coaching, crisis management and Relationship building. Know more about the Transition Readiness and Aftercare Programme here .

MAD RECRUITMENT

Make A Difference is one of the first organisations in India to have developed a fully sustainable volunteer-based delivery model. We have mobilized over 18,000 young leaders to volunteer with children since 2006.

At MAD, we ensure that children get the best of their city's young leaders and they have role models to look up to. MAD has established itself as an exciting and energetic organisation that provides unique platforms to create positive change in the lives of children around the country. Volunteers identify with MAD's brand of passionate 'can do' spirit. We pride ourselves on having a sustainable, robust and effective volunteer engagement model.

MAD interviews over 25,000 applicants every year through a 4-round interview process to find the best candidates across the country. Selected volunteers commit to aminimum of a year, and are then provided training and induction sessions based on their profile, before they are challenged and empowered to make a difference on the ground.

VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIALS



  • Riya Kothari
    Fellow - Fundraising,
    Chandigarh

    My first class at Guraasra - and I knew I belonged in MAD. Meeting all the volunteers and being greeted like that 10yr long friend, and when my kids first came running to their new didi with all the enthusiasm, that's when I knew I had found my happy place.


    Vijay Krishna
    Strategist - Shelter Team,
    Trivandrum

    MAD is like a second family for me. Having spent four years with this organization, I am happy to realise that no act is too small; and the fact that it was the children whom I taught who helped me realize this, makes it special and meaningful.


  • Joshita Nag
    Strategist - Human Capital,
    Mumbai

    MAD creates a safe space in which one can be his or her true self and shed all those masks. MAD let's you retain your individuality and doesn't mould everyone into the same shape. MAD wants to know our stories. And that's what makes it great for me.


    Nikunj Gupta
    City Team Lead,
    Vellore

    When I signed up for the role it was only about putting my efforts and time to the organization and the kids. Over the years, I have learnt to manage people, upskilled myself with lot of new techniques, taken trainings and worked with a lot of like-minded people.


  • Shubhrav Phate
    Fellow - Human Capital,
    Mumbai

    MAD has been an integral part my life. Every weekend I grow fonder of the organization I work for and the people I work with. In my 3 years of MAD, never did I feel a lack of child connect or motivation. I am invested in our vision for a better outcome for vulnerable children.


    Shradha Ramprasad
    Strategist - Campaigns
    Chennai

    Four years with MAD, and each day with this organisation has just given me new reasons to stay. Right from Day One, I have learnt so much working here. Everyone I had interacted with has provided me with unconditional support, and honest feedback to help me improve.


  • Riya Kothari
    Fellow - Fundraising,
    Chandigarh

    My first class at Guraasra - and I knew I belonged in MAD. Meeting all the volunteers and being greeted like that 10yr long friend, and when my kids first came running to their new didi with all the enthusiasm, that's when I knew I had found my happy place.


  • Vijay Krishna
    Strategist - Shelter Team,
    Trivandrum

    MAD is like a second family for me. Having spent four years with this organization, I am happy to realise that no act is too small; and the fact that it was the children whom I taught who helped me realize this, makes it special and meaningful.


  • Joshita Nag
    Strategist - Human Capital,
    Mumbai

    MAD creates a safe space in which one can be his or her true self and shed all those masks. MAD let's you retain your individuality and doesn't mould everyone into the same shape. MAD wants to know our stories. And that's what makes it great for me.


  • Nikunj Gupta
    City Team Lead,
    Vellore

    When I signed up for the role it was only about putting my efforts and time to the organization and the kids. Over the years, I have learnt to manage people, upskilled myself with lot of new techniques, taken trainings and worked with a lot of like-minded people.


  • Shubhrav Phate
    Fellow - Human Capital,
    Mumbai

    MAD has been an integral part my life. Every weekend I grow fonder of the organization I work for and the people I work with. In my 3 years of MAD, never did I feel a lack of child connect or motivation. I am invested in our vision for a better outcome for vulnerable children.


  • Shradha Ramprasad
    Strategist - Campaigns
    Chennai

    Four years with MAD, and each day with this organisation has just given me new reasons to stay. Right from Day One, I have learnt so much working here. Everyone I had interacted with has provided me with unconditional support, and honest feedback to help me improve.

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