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We welcome individual volunteers young and old as well as students from Instititutes as also Corporate teams to join the movement called ' Dignity'. Indicative options for Volunteering Work at Dignity Foundation, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune are listed below:

Volunteering at a Loneliness Mitigation Center (“Chai Masti Centre”)

This is an activity centre for the elderly and is abuzz with activities every afternoon. The activities at the Centre mitigate loneliness and provide a social support network for senior citizens. It is a platform for them to learn new skills and showcase their talents. Every afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, around 50 to 60 elders come to each of our centres to share, interact and learn from each other. We have 6 such centres in Mumbai.

 Volunteers can organize recreational and entertainment evenings for senior citizens.

 Volunteers can arrange a talk session on something of interest to senior citizens.

 Volunteers can teach senior citizens skills like how to use their mobile phones better to store numbers, send sms, take pictures, etc.

 Volunteers can take Senior Citizens to museums and other places of interest.

 Volunteers can organize picnics for these Dignitarians

 Volunteers can celebrate festivals and birthdays at these centers.

We provide training to all volunteers in terms of :

 Understanding the nature of the problems as reported on phone by the senior citizen caller.

 How to give a patient hearing to the elderly caller about the situation he/she describes.

 How to undertake a Fact Finding task entrusted to the volunteer when they make a personal visit to clients’ homes – facts about their family, housing, relationships, economic situation and the basic problem.

 How to talk to the reported abuser in cases of elder abuse

 How to file their report back to the Social worker at Dignity Foundation

Spend a Day at Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township

Dignity Lifestyle is a retirement township at Neral- 90 Kms from Mumbai, on the foot hills of Matheran. There are around 75 senior citizens living there, some who are active and independent and others who are living in our assisted living facilities with 24/7 attendant care. The assisted living residents are predominantly persons with dementia (Alzheimer’s).

Volunteers can conduct some activities for the residents and make them feel happy. The caregivers also look forward to such interactions. Some activities can be conducted for them too.

Volunteers can spend a day with the residents of Dignity Lifestyle and can give them a gift of beautiful memories of the day spent with you all.

Volunteers can spend a day at our day care centre and conduct some fun activities for them.

Hold a fund-raising event

You can help in organizing a fundraising event for Dignity Foundation. If you would like to raise funds for Dignity by taking part in a sporting event (e.g. a marathon) or holding a fundraising party for your friends and colleagues, please write to us at responsedignity@dignityfoundation.com

If you would like to volunteer, please write to us at responsedignity@dignityfoundation.com