Our Volunteer programmes are exciting and diverse. If you are passionate about learning eco-friendly and sustainable solutions, love to travel, explore, observe and document, have a creative eye with photography, videography or writing or if you are just interested in contributing towards a socially relevant project, come along with us on this exciting journey.

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Rookie trainer (participate in at least 3 workshops with us and learn the art of making Smokeless Cookstove). You can then become a lead trainer with us. At this stage, you could earn some remuneration with us.

You need to commit to a minimum of 7 days a month in field with SCF for at least three field visits. This period can spread across 6 months

Survey, research, audit and certification – This is a very crucial aspect of our project. This volunteering opportunity is based on fact that the candidate will have an understanding of the problems that SCF’s work addresses. We always looking for passionate individuals who can help us with House Hold (HH) level surveys and then compile the learnings in forms of reports and presentations. This happens in the first phase of our workshop. In the second phase, we study the impact of the work done. Again, you could volunteer with us and help our trainers certify the work done by community trainers. (While you may have to pay for your travel here, we will take care of your boarding and lodging expenses)

Workshop coordination – sometimes we need help on field to organise certain things in order to facilitate the workshops smoothly. No major skill is required. Just passion for community development. So you could come along with us as coordination volunteer. (You will need to pay for your travel and boarding expenses)

Photographers & videographers – since our workshops are held across beautiful and rustic Indian locations in – it provides a great insight into these wonderful Indian communities and their way of living. You could shoot pictures and videos for us as well as for your own interests. (You will need to pay for your traveland boarding expenses)

Blogging – you could write your experience with us during workshop in case you have a personal blog. This will help us spread the awareness about our work. (You will need to pay for your travel and boarding expenses)


At Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, we have had the privilege to work with some of the most brilliant, passionate and dedicated volunteers. Here’s what they have to say about their experience with us.

Deepa Paramerswaran

Deepa Paramerswaran is a conscious fashion designer upscaling and donning clients of Leya with handwoven handspun stylish bespoke wear. Her work can be seen here @leyatale on Instagram and facebeook.

Gopal MS

Creator of a popular blog and Instagram handle – ‘Mumbai Paused’. Documenting multiple facets of the city through the lens of street photographer Gopal MS, best known for his distinct hashtags and chronicling of political and religious imagery, has been a volunteer and creative consultant to Smokeless Cookstove Foundation right from the inception stage. His work can be seen here – @mumbaipaused on Instagram

Rhea Gupte

Rhea Gupte is a visual artist, photographer, creative director, writer and consultant based in Goa, India. Rhea’s work can be seen at www.rheagupte.com

Shad Fatima

Shad is an artist and a photographer based in Gujarat.


Amrita is a practicing Nutritionist from Thane with fifteen years experience is actively involved in creating new diet programs & contributing to health and well being of individuals. She has been in a constant pursuit to look for ways and means to create awareness about food habits & active lifestyle. www.nutriplatter.com

The Smokeless Cookstove Foundation is a Non-profit organisation working towards curbing the problem of Household Air Pollution.


Red Earth And Smokeless Fire

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Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, (SCF) is a 100% non-profit venture Licenced under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act,
2013 with 12AA and 80G tax status.