Get Involved

Nishtha Community Centre has facilities including a large workshop room and limited accommodation which can be used by like minded organisations for trainings etc. at a nominal daily charge. Food can be prepared for residential courses.

Volunteer doctors are needed to cover when Dr Barbara is unavailable or to hold specialist clinics. Must be fully qualified MD, English speakers, some medical experience and interest in alternative medical practices, particularly homeopathy and acupuncture. Knowledge of Hindi useful but not essential. Physiotherapists, nurses and special needs professionals are very welcome. Accommodation and meals will be provided.

Contact: Dr. Barbara:

In-Service Training Opportunities for Doctors

Nishtha offers a residential in-house training opportunity for advanced level medical students for a minimum period of one month. Trainees are required to work a normal daily schedule along with the doctors. An all-inclusive facility fee is charged. One year in advance booking is essential.

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Limited opportunities for volunteers with something special to offer:

We can take only one volunteer at a time to work on the organic farm, help with the children’s programmes and assist with our plastic garbage recycling programme

To apply please send your full CV and a detailed cover letter outlining what you feel you can contribute to Nishtha and how long you want to work with us.
No applications will be considered without CV and cover letter.

Volunteers are expected to work full hours and to contribute to their living and housing expenses.

Donations in Kind:

We apologise for not being able to accept donations in kind unless they are delivered to us because of the cost and effort involved in retrieving parcels.Please consult us about whether we can use a particular donation before giving to ensure your gift is properly.

We welcome you to help our work through funding particular projects:

  • Destitute patients
  • Special needs children
  • Outreach clinics & health education
  • Providing spectacles for village school children
  • Provision of water filters for remote schools & communities
  • Women’s Empowerment Program
  • Nishtha Environment Project
  • Children’s after school program

For information on costs of any of these projects e-mail:

Volunteer stories

Mathias Hansjorg

Mathias-HansjorgI am Mathias Hansjorg a medical student from Austria. I have just completed a five week internship at Nishtha during which I experienced a very special medical practice utilizing homeopathy, acupuncture and ayurveda alongside normal allopathy. I feel so honored to have had such a unique experience of rural Indian life through joining in with the daily work carried out by the Nishtha medical team.

My sincere thanks to Dr. Barbara and Dr. Kusum along with the full clinic staff.


MariannaMy name is Marianna and I am a medical student from Austria. I had the opportunity to spend the last two months at Nishtha. With their great support I could do research for my diploma thesis on the medical reasons for clay eating. Together with Tenzin Choekeyi as my translator we were very successful in gaining an insight in this topic and also raised awareness of it.