If you would like to sponsor our programmes in any manner, please call one of the numbers +91 9840092938, +91 9445215087 or mail us at udhavichennai@gmail.com and we will get in touch with you.

While we are a non-profit organisation, and services to our beneficiaries are rendered free, we do need sponsors for some of our projects, for cultural programmes we put up for the elders, which provides them much enjoyment, and for organizing picnics and trips within the city and we look forward to support from our well wishers.

Volunteering for UDHAVI

In the absence of a formal system in place to provide emotional care and support for senior citizens, it is important to build a community-based support system. UDHAVI aims to do this by pairing motivated volunteers with senior citizens in their neighborhoods who require companionship and support.

UDHAVI is always looking for additional volunteers of all age groups who are willing to spare a few hours a week to provide companionship, support and help for the elderly living in their area. We would like prospective volunteers to be able to set aside time for at least two to three visits per month, each visit typically taking about one and a half hours.

If you are interested in volunteering for UDHAVI, please download the registration form , fill and scan or courier to the following along with a passport size photograph.

Above all, it is total commitment from the volunteers that we are looking for.

Some of the typical activities of volunteers would be:

  • Companionship/Support
  • Social/Recreation
  • Information and Advocacy
  • Teaching / Training
  • Safety audit

New volunteers will be given a detailed induction after which they would accompany the senior volunteers on a few visits before they are ready to go on visits by themselves or with new recruits.

Join our Elders program

If you wish to join our elderly programme, download this registration form fillup and mail us and we will get in touch with you.


We take up small errands for them like helping them take a walk to the beach, to the temple, to concerts or an occasional movie. We accompany them on short shopping sprees. To those who are not tech savvy, we could explain how to use the mobile phone, how to use the computer, to browse the Net, and to use Skype for talking with their children who live abroad. We help the elders visit the bank; learn some of the functions which might be difficult for them to understand. In short we try to make life easier for the elders.

We don't charge any fees for our services.