A Sabbatical leave is a temporary break from employment where you continue to be an employee of the organization but are moved out of the payroll. Many organization provide its employers an option to take a sabbatical leave for a duration ranging from anywhere between 2 weeks to a year. During this period you are not entitled to any benefits or compensation and nor can you represent your organization in any capacity. The period of sabbatical does not add up to your experience.
Many professionals these days apply for a sabbatical leave to pursue an entrepreneurial venture, explore a hobby, travel or work for a social cause. You will have to simply put in your Application or a sabbatical leave in accordance with your organization’s policies. In India Teach of India is one such social initiative inviting young people to dedicate a year to educating children.
Following is a sample application letter for sabbatical leave to pursue a social cause.
89 Mangesh Street,
MLL Financial Corporation
Date: 02 December, 2015
Subject: Application for sabbatical leave
Dear Mr. Williams,
a one month sabbatical leave, beginning from 09 January 2016. My date of return will be 10 February 2017. As per my employment contract, I am giving one month prior notice and will do my best for smooth handover of my ongoing project.
I am looking forward to use this time to work with social entrepreneurs at Aastha NGO network to apply my skills and knowledge for social service by enrolling into “Teach India” program. The program is aimed at teaching poor children. I am also looking forward to return with renewed inspiration and energy.
Please do not hesitate contact me if you require further information.
Also check out how to apply for a Maternity Leave.
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India