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Why Volunteer?

Balvihar is a non-profit educational organization made of community volunteers where all parents volunteer in some ways to help in the functioning of balvihar. This permits us to run the organization effectively and efficiently.

Parents volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help kids learn our culture, heritage and celebrate our major events. There is a long tradition of seeing volunteering as a form of charity, based on altruism and selflessness. When you volunteer you are giving something back to your community by lending a helping hand to people and organizations.

There are many good reasons to get involved in the community, including learning something about community and also yourself.

Downingtown Balvihar offers volunteer opportunities for both youth group students and parents.

Volunteer Opportunities
Downingtown Balvihar is a volunteer based organization, and thus always in need of volunteers. The areas that need volunteers at Balvihar fall into one of these categories:

  • Education / Teaching
  • Events
  • Administration

Education / Teaching
As we expand our enrollment and continually extend our offerings, we are in need of teacher volunteers. The success of Balvihar depends on the quality and delivery of the curriculum. This can be accomplished only with the enthusiastic, cooperative, and engaged teaching volunteering staff members. We like to keep the number of students in each class to a maximum of 20 students and thus some times we split the class if this size is exceeded. Also some of our programs require creating a new class based on the level the students are in the program. So if any one interested, in teaching culture, hindi or medic math please contact our education secretary or volunteer coordinator.

Please keep in mind that no prior teaching experience is needed. The curriculum is well designed and new comers will be paired with the experienced Balvihar teachers for the first year. Please note that the teaching responsibility is a year long commitment and will require you to attend most Balvihar sessions during the year.

Events Organization
Downingtown Balvihar conducts several events for the students and parents during the year. All these events are planned and executed by parent volunteers. Each event is led by a parent volunteer and team of parents takes responsibility for various activities for each event. You can see the description of these events at under the upcoming events section of the website. If you are interested in helping out with any of these events please reach out to events secretary or any member of the executive team.


For the day today functioning of Downingtown Balvihar, parent volunteers donate their time on a regular basis. There is always a need of volunteers in general administration for activities like class room managements, event registrations, fundraising activities etc. If you are interested in helping out with any of these activities please reach out to any member of the executive team.

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