"My experience working in India gave me an entirely new energy and enthusiasm for all aspects of my life. Everyday was exciting and interesting. Every encounter challenged you to think and awoke parts of my brain that I'd switched off. The people I met working in the schools and during GP week genuinely inspired me. Sometimes when we talk about global problems it's easy to throw up our hands and say "what can one person do?" but when you meet people who are making a difference it forces you to open your mind to your own capabilities. The Suas experience challenged me to think more and hopefully in the future be more and do more."
- Shauna Golden Volunteer Programme 2014
The Suas Volunteer Programme invites enthusiastic, committed young people to participate in a ten-week placement in a school or educational centre in India. Suas Volunteers work with our Partner Organisations overseas, acting as teaching assistants alongside local teachers in under-resourced communities during the summer months.
Suas believes in the power of young people to make a positive change in the world, and the Volunteer Programme enables young people to put their skills, talents, passion and enthusiasm to remarkable use – serving the Partners, teachers and children with whom Suas work. In addition to the hands-on placement in schools, the Volunteer Programme is about trying to get a better understanding of the world in which we live. Throughout pre-departure training and on placement we support Volunteers to explore global issues and gain a deeper understanding of development, the local context, and of the world.