The time I spent volunteering at Sevalayam Children’s Home was truly one of the most inspirational and rewarding of my life. I came with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect, and very quickly my heart was filled with love for the kids and inspiration to help in any way I could. The staff made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived and the accommodation was comfortable and private.
Sevalayam offers a unique volunteering opportunity, quite different to the many others I have been involved with. The management is very easy going and happily give you the freedom to contribute as much or as little as you like. They are open to suggestions of ways to improve and willing to work with you to develop and implement project ideas. Opportunities to get involved vary from playing with the kids (whenever possible!!), walking the kids to and from school, helping with homework to work and improvements around the property. Even the smallest contribution is appreciated and very rewarding.
I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at Sevalayam and I will back as soon as I can to see these great kids!