Don Bosco Development Society

DBDS offers volunteer placements to young people with open minds, who are ready for challenges!

Over the years, our volunteers have included young people from Germany, Italy, Spain, Malta and Canada.

Criteria and Duration
We invite young people above 18 years of age for volunteer placements ranging from one month to one year. Volunteers should be able to speak English.

Placement Areas

The volunteers will be placed either in our rural centres, where they will interact with village communities and children from rural schools, or in the urban shelters for street children. The placement will depend on the abilities and skills of the volunteers and the requirements of ongoing projects.

Role of the Volunteer

Depending on the project and the area, the work of a volunteer can include understanding the local situation and life of the people, interacting with local youth/child labourers/street children, teaching music or arts to the children and helping them with their school work, assisting the project with documentation and reporting, assisting in the creation of communication and publication materials, facilitating the collection of materials for the project and contributing to the project with specific qualifications and skills.

Procedure for Application

To join DBDS as a volunteer, write in with a short description of your background (education, interests and skills) and tell us why you would like to work with us. Please attach a letter of recommendation from a university, NGO or other recognized organisation in your area, and contact us with any other enquiries regarding volunteer placements.

At present, we are working in the following districts:

Gujarat Kheda, Vadodara, Panchmahl

Maharashtra Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar

Rajasthan Kota

Madhya Pradesh Alirajpur

Don Bosco Development Society
Don Bosco Provincial House
Post Bag 16.637
Mumbai 400 019


Phone: (+91 22) 2418 0314/16/17

Shelter Don Bosco

Don Bosco Mumbai (Province Website)

Don Bosco Action India

Don Bosco Tech India

News and Information Services :

Bosco Information Service BIS Mumbai

Don Bosco Development Society DBDS News