What do Acteers say about volunteering?

We believe a volunteer at ACT is one who:

Voluntarily takes on this role and is committed to it …

Opens the eyes of the children to the world beyond the one that they know…

Learns and grows from the interaction with the children…

Unleashes the imagination of the children and teaches them to dream…

Navigates the children in their journey towards their goals …

Trains them and helps them in showcasing their talents …

Equips the children with skills required to succeed in their endeavors …

Empowers the children to achieve their dreams …, and is a

Role model for the children

Lets hear what some of our volunteers say:

It’s really amazing to know that the kids who are not so privileged have so much talent to offer. It’s nice working with them and at ACT I can see how they are loved and provided opportunities to grow. I just hope that with each passing day each and every kid is filled with more and more light - Harini

Thank you so much for letting us into your world and letting us become such good friends with all the kids. One of the most wonderful evenings and a great group of children here – lovely, smart and loving. I hope and pray they all become amazing citizens and good people. - Samidha Mohanty speaks after a day of service at the Resource center

Very nice to see so much being done within such a compact place, you are helping those who deserve it the most. -Praveen Verma

Helping hands are always better than the praying hands. It is good to be part of such an initiative which increases our responsibility towards society as an individual. - Ashish Jain

It is a great experience working with these great kids. They are intelligent and easily grasp whatever we teach them. I will never forget my wonderful experience. -Mohammed Ghori

I had a wonderful experience with the kids. The greatest achievement according to me is the kids coming back to the Trust as volunteers after becoming successful in their lives. -Mohammed Saad Salmaan

I have a lot of fun with the children. They are very enthusiastic and so willing to learn. They are very happy to share things, from as simple things as colour pencils to telling each other what they have learnt. - Sharanya

Being with the children is awesome. The children Rock, they are very disciplined, assertive and smooth in nature. I have to learn a lot from them. ACT Rocks… -Samartha

The children here have the potential to beat the best. They are highly talented and I am really happy I got to meet them. They are in the right place and ACT is providing them the correct platform. - Yogita

All the students are so smart and brilliant, know so many languages, good in communication and general knowledge. I wish them all the best for their future. -Balagana

It’s a pleasure to spend time with the talented and lively children of ACT. - Vikram Biswas

I have had great moments at ACT and the kids are a joy to be with. I admire your dream and courage and I fervently hope the kids will dream big!- Rahul V

When I joined ACT as a volunteer almost 2 years ago, I became part of a very special close-knit family – the ACT family, consisting of the children, the trustees and the volunteers. All the adults in this family have a common desire and goal – the welfare and happiness of the ACT children and we are constantly striving to empower and educate them to achieve this. With some children the progress is slower than with others but with patience and perseverance we are confident that we can slowly but steadily guide them towards the pursuit and fulfillment of their dreams - Arpita Datta, Bangalore

There is a child in every adult, is the aphorism, but I believe it is the other way around, that is there is an adult in every child!
As you age, the adult in you grows and ends up dominating the child.
This metamorphosis is the same with every individual and because it is so prevalent, we feel it to be the right way to live our lifetime. Only those who realize it to be otherwise, have enjoyed life more as compared to those living as an adult.
This dawned on me when I volunteered to spend time with the underprivileged children. I educate them, teach them and groom the adult in them while in return they rejuvenate the child in me. Every Sunday between 2 to 5pm is when this ritual takes place. It happens in this unique opportunity called Ashwini Charitable Trust or ACT.
The beauty of ACT eco-system is the freedom it provides to the volunteers and the children to evolve. Educating these underprivileged children is not only my contribution towards bringing about the change in the society we often talk about, but also is a very satisfying undertaking, personally.
Often when we hear about such experiences, we feel the kick in us to do something.
That is the child, kicking the adult within.
Experience ACT. Live the childs’ life!
- Arvind Sharoff, Bangalore

I still remember my first day at ACT. I was given a form to fill up, and I stated the reason I wanted to volunteer as, “I love to interact with children." It’s as simple as that. No I-want-to-change-the-world-and-leave-a-legacy for me.
I know the world is too complex for me to make a difference.
I choose this simple reason to be here, because I love every minute of the time trying to teach math to kids, making them understand the basic concepts of fractions and percentages, and getting involved with their lives in general.
I am reliving my childhood then, rectifying the wrongs that might have happened to me, and carrying forward the better practices.
Will I be making a difference? 🙂
- Richa Pandey, Bangalore

At ACT we are given all the freedom to try different things and the children come out so well in everything we try!!!!
- Chandrashekhar Patil, Bangalore

Great... out of the world experience! I feel at ACT we empower the children in a true sense. It feels great to put the stones for 'the next step' for these lovely kids. I am sharing this because all the volunteers of ACT who put in hours with these children contribute in a big way to make the children more confident in facing the world.- Madhulika Dhindaw, Bangalore