Yes, we meet every Friday on an OSU campus location at 7 pm.
Everyone is welcome at these meetings.
Yes, you can! However, to be eligible to vote in Community Service Hours (CSH), you need to have attended at least 3 of the last 6 or 2 of the last 3 CSHs in an AID-Chapter. Otherwise, you can also attend 20% of the CSHs and General Body Meetings (GBMs) held in any AID-Chapter in the last one, 2 or 3 years.
No, there is none.
AID was founded in 1991 at University of Maryland, College Park by 5 graduate students who wanted to start acting on India's problems. It now has around 36 chapters in the USA, Australia, India, and Germany with around 1000+ volunteers! All the chapters are independent of each other and we strive to have no hierarchy within individual chapters. AID volunteers cover every part of the political, ideological and religious spectrum and are from within and outside India!
We are students, professionals, homemakers, and retirees!
Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth.
Targeting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives.
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence, and support for one another.
The problems of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, dependency, disease, social inequalities, corruption and the dwindling of natural resources like land, forests and water reinforce one another. One problem leads to the other and feeds on another. Therefore the solutions to these problems must be interconnected, just like the problems themselves.
This interconnected nature of the problems neither starts nor stops with the people who are poor - it affects all of us. In our projects we strive to cover both the breadth of the country and the depth of the problems in a holistic manner.
"Jeevan Saathi" translates literally to friend for life. AID Jeevan Saathis are AID volunteers who have made a full time commitment (for at least 2-5 years) to do community work in India.
Before we let you go….We all have at some point or the other thought of doing something for India but couldn’t quite figure out how and what. Well, AID is a platform to do all those things for India that you have only dreamed about.
Let's make a difference together!
Again, a hearty welcome to the AID family !
Please contact any executive committee member for your questions.