Join the Movement. Leave Your Footprint.
The Barefoot College was built from the ground up. From its humble beginnings in Tilonia to today, the College calls on a network of supporters near and far to help carry our work forward. There are many ways to go Barefoot. Whether you work with us shoulder-to-shoulder on campus or you spread awareness from wherever you are in the world—you’re with us.
Work with us and turn your inspiration into action
Embark on an International Fellowship in West Africa, East Africa,the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, or Central America.
We welcome intrepid leaders who are committed to learning from and sharing their experiences with the entire Barefoot College Family.
We work in partnership with more than 80 Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations internationally. We’re also seeking for passionate, dedicated volunteers. We give preference to volunteers from within India who do not have formal education.
Work With Us
We’re truly grateful for your interest in joining our team. We currently offer several opportunities to either volunteer (unpaid positions that provide you with an unforgettable experience), work (as indicated), or complete a fellowship.
Tilonia Campus Coordinator *Volunteer
We’re looking for someone capable of mediating between different roles and departments, and organise cultural and team building events for the local and international workforce.
A minimum 6 months Multifunctional volunteers Hindi and English speaking able to be flexible in their deliverables and adapt to different needs, from helping with visits, to preparing presentations and graphic material for each section, as well as the capacity to think ahead in the arising needs of the organization.
Regenerative Agriculture Volunteer
From August: Green thumbs are welcome to support our team in the green space of our nursery. Save seeds, compost, and help our local staff farm regeneratively. We’re looking for willingness to absorb nature’s wisdom, nurture and enrich the biology of our Thar desert, and convey local knowledge from the people who have stewarded these lands for centuries. A background in Environmental, Biology and/or Agricultural sciences are welcome. An experiential background in Permaculture Design or Soil Biology is preferred. Must be a good communicator able to teach, organize and walk the extra mile to help our department in projecting and fundraising. Minimum bilingual (Hindi/ English) and a 6 month commitment is mandatory.
Medical Section *Volunteers
This job can start as soon as viable applicants are ready. We’re looking 2 nurses or health practitioners that can stay with us for a minimum of 3 months, preferably female to support the Barefoot College health centre in daily activities and in certain field missions in the Silora Block of Rajasthan. We are also in need of a volunteer with a knowledge of National health policies that can help in grant/project writing as well as support the community outreach programs on initiatives such as women’s health, antenatal and post natal care and nutrition, reproductive health. This position can eventually be done remotely.
Solar Mama Caretaker *Volunteer (Women Only)
We’re looking for Multilingual female volunteers to work with us for at least 1 semester (6 months). This position is available for March to September and September to March.
The Solar Mama Caretakers live in the solar dormitory with 120 international rural women from multiple countries and is there to:
- Respond to their logistical needs (be it medical, classroom or campus), be it and support them in the classroom.
- Organize leisure and recreation activities.
- Collect baseline data, interview and personal stories to help create an archive of our Barefoot Solar Engineers
If you speak multiple languages, and believe you are a fit apply below,
Other ways to get involved
Due to coronavirus protocols; we are currently closed for non-essential visits until further notice.
Get in touch
Have a great idea for how to spread the word? Want to collaborate on a brand new project with us? We can’t wait to hear from you.
Become a partner
Collaborate with us in the field through funding opportunities or via a corporate sponsorship. We’re always looking to grow our network.