Volunteer with an Ashoka Fellow

Experience social entrepreneurship at its best by collaborating with fascinating, inspired and dynamic innovators who are at the forefront of social change. Ashoka has over 2000 Ashoka Fellows in over 70 countries around the world and volunteering with any one of them on-site or virtually can be a life-changing experience!

Browse Opportunities to Volunteer with an Ashoka Fellow

Current volunteer opportunities will be posted by region, but if you are traveling to a country in which no opportunities are listed, please contact volunteers@ashoka.org with "Traveling" in the subject line. It is possible that we could connect you with a Fellow whose work you find particularly interesting or well suited to the skills you are offering to share. It helps to be mindful that not all Fellows are able to host volunteers, and that many are in rural areas with poor infrastructure or in areas experiencing social unrest.

We recommend that all volunteers who are traveling abroad check safety advisories and visa requirements. We also encourage you to use the Volunteer Checklist to clarify the terms of your engagement before making your commitment. Volunteers will be responsible for all travel and living expenses, although sometimes a small stipend or housing will be offered.

Please note that Ashoka is not a volunteer placement agency and we do not have the capacity to arrange or oversee your volunteer experience. We cannot be responsible for circumstances encountered at any point during your experience.