Welcome to Sanman

Sanman (roughly translated to mean ‘respect’) is a growing network of individuals and professionals in Bangalore who offer their services voluntarily to provide support and help to the existing network of palliative care organizations and also to assist families and patients for curative, palliative and end-of-life care. This is a free, voluntary service. Sanman is based in Bangalore.

A main focus area for Sanman is palliative care. which is the holistic care given to patients facing a life limiting disease or a chronic debilitating illness and improving their quality of life.

More About Us
Who are we?

Sanman is a growing network of individuals and professionals in Bangalore who  offer their services voluntarily to provide support and help to the existing network of healthcare and palliative care organizations by guiding and assisting patients…

Palliative Care

Palliative care is the care given to patients suffering from a terminal illness.  The focus is to alleviate their suffering and improve their quality of life until they pass on. Palliative care allows for a peaceful and dignified death. Patients’ ...

Curative Care

Curative care is given to a patient through medical treatment to treat the symptoms and cure the ailment or control a medical condition and the patient can live a near normal life after treatment. Sanman volunteers assist patients and families ...

The Joys of Volunteering with Sanman

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Volunteer Speak

Volunteer Speak
Coin Drop

Can a picture say a thousand words? This picture which I took after I broke my piggy bank spoke to ...

News Article
Caring with dignity and empathy (Article in Hindu)


Volunteer Speak
My Volunteering Experience With Sanman

I had the privilege to be connected to Sanman in May 2018. As a fresh MBBS graduate, I was looking ...


Your time can make a difference!

Why we need Volunteers.

“There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love”

-Mother Teresa

With the increasing number of patients being diagnosed with debilitating and life limiting diseases, doctors and nurses are inadequate to handle care giving.

The need of the hour is volunteers and care givers to augment the services of healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses etc.  Not just that, the family (and particularly, the primary care giver), needs a lot of back up and support in many ways.

Upcoming Events

Connect us to set up a Blood Donation Drive/conduct an Awareness talk on Palliative Care at your place of work, residential community, social club, place of education etc.


Become A Volunteer

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
-Nelson Mandela

If you are a caring and compassionate person, we would love to have you join us as a Volunteer.

Volunteering can be a very fulfilling aspect of your personal life and all we ask is two hours of your time in a week.

By Volunteering with us, you can help a patient improve his or her quality of life. We help patients of all ages and suffering from debilitating illnesses or those at the end stage of life.

These are the healthcare institutions we help at
  • -Kidwai Cancer Institute (near Dairy Circle)
  • -Indian Cancer Society (New Thippasandra)
  • -Karunashraya Hospice (Marathahalli)
  • -Rangadore Hospital (Chamrajpet)
  • -Vydehi Hospital (Whitefield)
  • -Indian Cancer Society ( Urban and semi rural Karnataka)
  • -Home care (in the future)
You can read more about the kind of Volunteering activities we do.