Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Gurukul. Feel free to browse the opportunities listed below and connect directly with the contact. If you are unsure of your interest area and would like more information about Gurukul Committees, please send an email to volunteer@gurukul-wa.org and someone will get back to you. ​


Photography & Videography Adult Volunteers - Multimedia

Contact: grover_sunil@hotmail.com

Job Description: Gurukul organizes many events like Cultural Demos , Diwali , Picnic etc throughout the year. We need some passionate volunteers to capture these awesome moments that we can share with our Gurukul families and community. You will be trained on how to shoot the best photos in all lighting situtations. Free software for editing photo’s\videos , training of workflow cycle ( Create, Plan, Shoot, Edit, Review and Publish ) , Cloud storage will be provided.Information of schedule and locations of video shooting time will be given. Join and experience a fun and engaging experience as part of the multimedia team.

Requirements: 1.Own a DLSR with HD video capability 2.SD cards 3.Have a min of 2 months of photo\video taking experience 4.Have a Win 8 based laptop and internet connection

Responsibilities: You will work with Multimedia Coordinator to take Pictures Video of language\cultural and Gurukul events. Will be working in teams of 3-6 people and taking Pictures\Video according to a schedule. Need to take Pictures\Video, upload them to the cloud, edit and publish to a target folder. Attend meetings as needed to coordinate activities and understand the workflow for a photoshoot. Time commitment will be approximately 15 hours+ per volunteer per academic year . Odel middle school – 9 – 11 am Interlake High School – 11 – 1 pm


Mobile APP Developer

Contact: yogesh.jain@gurukul-wa.org

Job Description: IT Committee plays critical role and is the backbone of Gurukul system. We are looking for an experienced Mobile Application Developer who combines strong leadership and organizational skills, with solid prioritization and attention to detail abilities.In this role, you must have sound judgment and strong reasoning skills, as well as good analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Requirements: Understanding of iOS SDK development or Android apps development OOP and software design Strong communication skills. Ability to work efficiently independently as well as part of a team and deliver the product on time as promised. Interface with Gurukul Website/Database to deliver a functioning APP for mobile devices. Experience in developing an e-learning App would be extremely valuable .

Project Manager

Contact: yogesh.jain@gurukul-wa.org

Job Description: The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of a specific project which has a beginning, an end and specified deliverables for Gurukul.

Responsibilities: The Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following: • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with other IT members and the users. Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project. • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project. • Determine the resources required to complete the project. • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities. Review the project schedule with and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required. • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion. • Execute the project according to the project plan. Develop forms and records to document project activities. Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured. • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project. • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the standards, are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.


Gurukul Closing Team Member

Contact: madhu.tripathy@gurukul-wa.org

Job Description: The Gurukul Operations team sets up an office every Sunday in the host school to offer on-site assistance for teachers, staff and parents . The host school requires Gurukul to wrap up the office and classrooms after use and ensure they are restored to their original condition. The Gurukul Closing team is responsible for executing a checklist of wrap up activities to ensure that the School is returned to its original state . Some tasks include wrap up of office equipment, walk through of classes to ensure they are left in the state as the beginning of the day and sending an email report summary.

Requirements: In this role, attention to detail is very much appreciated. You should be willing to stay back after Gurukul hours to perform the work, specifically from 1pm to 2pm. Since multiple people help with this work, your specific days can be planned in advance. Training will be provided for all tasks that needs to be performed. Open Positions - 2

Library Lead

Contact: madhu.tripathy@gurukul-wa.org

Job Description: Gurukul library consists of books of all four languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada). As a lead you will provide support, manage and keep track of inventory of books. Monitor and send overdue notices to respective parents. Ensure all books are returned.

Requirements: In this role, you will do research on what new books needs to be added in library and then plan to purchase interactive books. Seek inputs and recommendations from respective language (Gujarati/Marathi/Hindi/Kannada) committee volunteers to purchase new books. Coordinate with volunteers and direct them to set up the library and wrap it up at the end of school.


Youth Board Mentor ( Web Programming )

Contact: rajesh_n_dave@hotmail.com

Job Description: Gurukul is seeking a dedicated volunteer to mentor youth board students in IT field. Youth Board's mission is to build a platform for our Gurukul graduates, where they continue to learn life skills within the Gurukul umbrella, focusing on various areas such as event planning, multi-media, IT, public speaking etc which will benefit our middle and high-school students.

Requirements: Our mentor must have the ability to communicate patiently and effectively with the young age group as well as possess good planning, execution, motivational and persuasive skills. Being able to converse in Hindi, Gujarati or Marathi is a plus.

Responsibilities: In this role, you will be working with groups of 4-6 children and driving the vision for a project and/or event. You will teach about Web Programming and latest technology that will give children an edge in IT field. You will weave into your projects communication, follow through, leadership skills and help children learn how to work together in groups to accomplish a goal. You will be a role model for the group of children you lead.