We welcome Volunteers/Interns

RAPHAEL welcomes volunteers/interns, overseas and Indian. We provide accommodation and food, at a minimal cost. You can help with the special school, with therapy, sports and games, English conversation, documentation and digitizing, social media and fundraising. There is no age bar and no necessary qualifications. But you should be able to commit a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Language will not be a barrier as many of our students are nonverbal. Online application attached..

Get Involved

Get Involved

You need no special qualifications to volunteer/Intern at RAPHAEL: all you need is enthusiasm and a big heart!

Spread the Word

Spread the Word

We want to reach out to as many people as we can and you can help us. Spread the word amongst friends and business associates. Better still, help us by organising fundraising drives.

  • A wonderful community

    I’ll be taking back many memories that will stay close to my heart and be treasured forever. I feel so grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful community.

    Molly Calvert


    Molly Calvert
  • Full of excitement and anticipation

    I must admit, I didn’t arrive at Raphael full of excitement and anticipation…… it is a testament therefore, to how special a place Raphael is, that I’II actually be sad to leave here.

    Mathew Richmond


  • Thanks Raphael for all the love

    Thanks Raphael for all the love, for giving me the chance to help, to learn, to enjoy and to grow.

    Marplena Castellanos


    Marplena Castellanos
  • Life changing experience

    Before I came here people told me Raphael was a life changing experience and I agree. I will go home with many wonderful memories.

    Derek Smith

    Victoria, Australia

    Derek Smith
  • An unforgettable experience

    Working at Raphael has filled me with so much love and joy and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone... an unforgettable experience I will treasure forever.

    Esme Hedley


    Esme Hedley
  • So many wonderful people here

    I feel so honoured to have been a part of it and want to be back again. There are just so many wonderful people here and I find it hard to put in writing how much I admire and love them.

    Olivia Catchpole


    Olivia Catchpole

To Volunteer/Intern, Please Apply Below

  • What are your preferred dates to volunteer/intern?
  • Name & contact details of a referee and his/her connection with you: (Optional)

Reception, Briefing & Familiarisation

It is advisable that volunteers/interns arrive at RAPHAEL on a weekday, before 4 pm, or before 1 pm on a Saturday.

If you have a foreign passport, you need to register online with the Foreigners Registration Office within 24 hours. The RAPHAEL office will help you do this


The Guest House has living accommodation and a community lounge cum dining room with a television. Each room has two beds and an attached bathroom with western style toilets and hot and cold water. The food is vegetarian and meals are provided for at reasonable rates. Payments are required to be made on a weekly basis.

Your everyday needs are available in shops in the vicinity of RAPHAEL.

Passport & Visa

If you need a visa to travel, please get it prior to arrival in India.

Please ensure that you apply for a tourist visa.

Check with your home country authorities on the requirements of travel and medical insurance.

Do not carry it around with you unless you are going to be staying at a hotel over a weekend. You will need the passport to check in. At all other times, keep it locked in your room or you can ask the office to keep it for you in safe custody.

Travel & Medical Insurance

Please check requirements with your home country before arriving in India.

If you are unwell during your time at Raphael, you will be looked after.

What will you be doing

This will depend, to some extent, on the length of time you plan to spend at RAPHAEL, your qualifications and experience, and also your interests. Please remember that you do not need to have any special qualifications to work here.

The primary focus of our work is in the special education of children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You could work as a teacher aide in the classrooms, assist with therapies, develop English conversation skills with the staff, help with office documentation and digitizing. You could help with social media, taking photographs and supplying daily news bytes.

You will, as a matter of procedure be asked to sign our Policy for Protection of Children and Vulnerable adults.

There is lots for you to do in Dehradun in the evenings and on weekends.
You could go to Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar all about 2 hours away.

Dehradun has shopping malls, cinema halls, cafes and restaurants.




Telephone (landline): + 91 135 2674901.

The office is open between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays until 1.00 pm and you can call during this time; the extensions are:
21 – CEO
23 – Main office

Postal Address:
PO Box 157

End Mohini Road
Across Rispana Nadi Bridge

How you can help



We welcome volunteers/interns, overseas and Indian. We provide accommodation and food, at a minimal cost.



Donations can be made in a variety of ways towards any of our 3 main focus areas.