Development in Action

Development in Action

Charity information

Development in Action

Development in Action engages young people in development issues and promotes global citizenship through its UK and India volunteer programmes.

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    Development in Action promotes sustainable and responsible overseas volunteering through our India Volunteer Placement Scheme. Since DiA was founded 15 years ago more than 200 young people have volunteered with Indian NGOs on placements organised by us.

    Volunteers are placed with our Indian Partner Organisations and get the chance to experience everyday life in India, whilst experiencing grassroots development first-hand. Through the scheme volunteers gain new skills and experience as well as being encouraged to engage in the wider issues of global citizenship and sustainable development.

    As part of our India Volunteer Programme, volunteers are asked to produce a ‘Volunteer Reflection' during their time in India. Volunteer Reflections can take the form of photos, films, presentations, articles or reports on each volunteer experience and placement organisation. It provides a focus for reflection and learning during each volunteer placement and DiA shares them through our website as a means to build awareness of global issues beyond the individual.

    Complementing the India placement, DiA offers more long term wide-ranging experience through encouraging volunteers to continue contributing towards our outreach activities when they return home by: developing educational resources; writing for our Blog; conducting awareness raising workshops and helping manage our organisation which is run almost entirely by volunteers.

  • Aims

    Development in Action aims to:

    • To promote global citizenship by improving understanding and encouraging engagement in development issues amongst young people in the UK.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1037554

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: +44 7813 395957

    Address: 78 York Street London W1H 1DP

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  • From London to Bombay

    We will take young people in Britain over to India to learn more about both development an... More