LessonPot – Volunteer to Create Lessons

Become a LessonPotter – Volunteer to Create Lessons

Volunteer to help thousands of students learn by simply voice recording lessons using your phone in any subject, any language and at your free time. For students with limited access to good educational resources, lessons that you create will make a big difference.

What do Volunteers need to do?

You will voice-record lessons, each lesson will explain a topic or concept from the school syllabus. You can choose whatever subjects that you are most comfortable with. Full guidance and help will be provided to you on how to become an effective LessonPotter.

  • Give a minimum of 20 hours of your time between now and Dec 31, 2017
  • You can perform this activity from your home or from anywhere. There is no need to 
travel anywhere. You just need an Android smartphone or Tab
  • You can choose when to spend your time on this
  • Age/Gender/Location – No Bar

Our priority in this phase of volunteering is to create lessons linked to Tamil Nadu State Board Syllabus. You can cover English medium or Tamil medium syllabus. You can create lessons in English or Tamil or both.

If you don’t have access to school textbooks, you can still Volunteer. We will provide links for free online access. 
If you prefer some other Board, you are welcome too. We intend to cover all school Boards in India.

Links to know further about LessonPot

Contact

Email: ravi@lessonpot.com

Phone: 98458 81371

Chennai Coastal Clean-up: 8th Edition

World’s second largest shoreline for by the Chennai beaches is filled with litter. In this regard, Chennai Trekking Club has planned to clean the Marina beach and Akkarai beach for a healthy environment, and encourage volunteers to reduce plastics and carbon footprint. This Chennai Coastal Cleanup – 8th Edition is scheduled for the weekend.
Date: 18 June 2017
Time: 6 am to 9 am
Clean-up venue: Santhome beach
Bhumi is supporting the initiative and urges volunteers to join the mega cleanup and create awareness in reducing plastics usage and littering. Our volunteers will be assembling at Santhome Beach at 6 am. You can also share the news with your friends and relatives and encourage them to join us.
For any queries, contact – 9952038216.

Volunteers required for Pinkathon Chennai

This requirement doesn’t exist any more, register here for other volunteering opportunities.

Pinkathon is India’s Biggest Women’s run founded by Milind Soman, created with the objective of spreading awareness about women’s health related issues, breast cancer in particular. Chennai will see this exclusive grand marathon on July 2, 2017.

The marathon is conceived as more than just a running event. It will see a participation of more than 65,000 women across 8 cities. Right from the start, the Pinkathon was developed more as a community project to spread awareness on the importance of an active lifestyle for women and health issues that put women’s lives at risk. At the core of this pan India project is the run in each city, built around which are year round training sessions, free offers of medical checkups and mammograms for all participants, training workshops and counseling sessions for various marginalized communities and even a symbolic planting of 1000 trees in each city to make a stronger connection between the health of each individual and the health of the environment.

Pinkathon seeks support from Bhumi for volunteers to organise and assist in smooth conducting of the event. Interested volunteers can register in the form below. Certificates will be issued to all the volunteers stating their contribution towards Pinkathon Chennai 2017. On the main day volunteers will be provided with a t- shirt.

Pinkathon 2017 volunteer requirment:

30th June – (Pink Carniva) Bib Expo
Time : 9 :00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Chennai Mall (TBD)

1st July(Pink Carniva) Bib Expo
Time : 9 :00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Chennai Mall (TBD)

2 July – Main Day
Time : 9pm 1st July – 10am 2nd July
Venue: Island ground , Chennai

*Volunteers will be provided with F&B for the Main Day*

This requirement doesn’t exist any more, register here for other volunteering opportunities.

Nishchint – Services for the elderly in Mumbai

Nishchint’s area of work is the lonely elderly of Mumbai. These are typically financially independent elders who stay alone or with their equally old spouse, who’s children have moved overseas and settled there, or basically live away from them for whatever reason. Due to physical deterioration and lack of confidence, the elderly’s lifestyle has changed by being restricted to their house. They are reasonably well-off and can afford maids who technically do everything a maid would. But the place of a daughter or son in their life is missing. We try and fill that gap.

Volunteering for Nishchint
We have adopted about 13-14 elderly within and outside Mumbai (not-financially) and engage with them to alleviate their loneliness through love care and companionship. Trying to get them back to their hobbies, improving their social participation, help them with banking, any health issues, issues related to mobility, etc.

We would like to expand a bit now create a team of volunteers who can reach more lonely elderly in the city and provide them with this kind of warmth, love and care and attend to any exigencies in their life. We need the help of volunteers who can adopt some couples and make their life enjoyable.

Each Volunteer / set of volunteers will be be adopting one more elderly couples and conduct the following for the adopted elderly:

1. Visit them once a forthnight and call twice a week for casual conversations and chit chat.
2. Get them back to their hobbies.
3. Take them out once in a month , say for movies, plays, music concerts, dinners or to their relatives place. Basically get them to start socialising again.
4. Take them for regular walks whenever the volunteer visits the elderly
5. Assist them with technology like whatsapp, emails, skype with their children.
6. In case of any health issues, take them to the doctor / hospital.

FREQUENCY OF ACTIVITY

  • Briefing and short training before adoption will be given
  • Location will be at the elderly’s home
  • Visit elderly’s house once once a fortnight
  • Telephone calls once a week
  • Organising a social activity for them once a month

EXPECTATION FROM THE VOLUNTEER

  • Caring, loving and compassionate people
  • Open, extrovert personality, ability to bond quickly and gain trust.
  • Patience In dealing with the elderly
  • About 7 hours in a month (excluding travel time if any)
  • Gaining trust and bonding with elderly people takes time, hence willingness to commit for a minimum of 6 months.

 

CONTACT DETAILS :

VAISHALI P CHAVAN – vaishali@nishchint.org

9820467802 / 8369633279

Interested volunteers can mail the following details to the above mentioned email ID:

  1. Name
  2. Address/Location convenient in Mumbai
  3. email, Phone number
  4. Age
  5. About yourself
  6. Past volunteering done with elderly
  7. Any experience of dealing with elderly

 

Elder people being engaged by volunteers

Elder enjoying with volunteers

URJA Youth4Environment Fellowship

Haiyya in collaboration URJA (United Residents Joint Action for Delhi), Delhi Clean Air Forum and Help Delhi Breathe have launched URJA Youth4Environment Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is a 4 month program which aims to mobilise a youth force to work on environmental issues. The Fellows will undergo onboard training on campaigning, grass-roots organising tools and expert sessions on prevailing environmental issues to get equipped with skills to work in local communities. The Fellows will work closely with their local RWA’s and other local authorities in their areas to implement community level solutions through campaigns to make our environment clean and healthy. Youth4Environment Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young leaders to  build local leaders and team in their areas to work with their communities and other civic bodies.
For further details/queries, write to us at sukhmani@haiyya.in or contact at 9871446720.
Important Dates
  • Last Date to Apply – June 1st
  • On-Boarding Training – June 10-11th

SBI Youth for India fellowship

Are you an educated Indian youth looking for an opportunity to create a positive change at the grass-roots level in rural India? Are you one of the young intellectual minds who believes in being the change you want to see in the world? Do you have the passion and ideas to change the face of the rural development in India?

If yes, then the SBI Youth for India fellowship is looking for you. SBI Youth for India fellowship programme is an initiative by the SBI Foundation to reform rural India by teaming up with dynamic, willful and passionate urban youth who believe in being the change.

This fellowship is a 13-month programme, where the Fellows are placed with our reputed partner NGOs in villages across India. Our alumni have worked in the tribal areas of Orissa & Gujarat to high altitude areas in Uttarakhand to dry Rajasthan to the jungles of Kerala and Maharashtra. Our fellows have contributed innovative ideas and solutions to the areas of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Environment, Women Empowerment, Alternate Energy, Technology, Social Entrepreneurship to name a few.

Most of our fellows have continued their passion for development sector, while some have returned to their previous lives with more knowledge and experience. But every fellow has undergone a unique transformation and has touched many lives with their ideas of change.

If you want to be the one, Click to Apply Now!

SBI Youth for India believes in the ripples of change; we seek your co-operation in spreading the news of our SBI Youth for India fellowship programme. We encourage you to reach out to spread the word amongst your Alumni Network, Friends, Ex-colleagues, etc.

PINKATHON CHENNAI 2017

Is event promotion your forte? Here is a chance for you to prove and improve your skill – Pinkathon Chennai 2017 seeks aspiring interns.

What is Pinkathon?

The Pinkathon, organized by the United Sisters Foundation (USF), is conceived as more than just a running event. It will see a participation of more than 65,000 women across 8 cities. Right from the start, the Pinkathon was developed more as a community project to spread awareness on the importance of an active lifestyle for women and health issues that put women’s lives at risk.

At the core of this pan India project is the run in each city, built around which are year round training sessions, free offers of medical checkups and mammograms for all participants, training workshops and counseling sessions for various marginalized communities and even a symbolic planting of 1000 trees in each city to make a stronger connection between the health of each individual and the health of the environment. Another green initiative is to encourage the participants to make the Eco Friendly choice of drinking from a reusable cup rather than a disposable plastic bottle on the route. These initiatives, developed by the United Sisters Foundation, are unique to the Pinkathon and are not practiced in any other running event in the country.

The inclusive and empowering nature of this project has encouraged an unprecedented response from women across the length and breadth of the country, from Delhi to Chennai and Mumbai to Guwahati.

Pinkathon Chennai 2017 is scheduled for the 2nd of July. USF seeks 2 interns for organizing and promotion of events. Interns will be given a Letter of Recommendation by the USF.

Details:

  • Joining: Immediate
  • Internship upto: 2nd July
  • Skills Required:
    1. Good Communication skills
    2. Basic knowledge of MS Office (Powerpoint and Excel)
  • Languages Known: Tamil, English
  • Interns should have laptops with MS Office to work on
  • Job Role:
    1. Promoting the event in the city in every way possible
    2. Assisting in organising the Promotional Events focussed on special groups like Visually Impaired,   Hearing Impaired, Cancer Survivors etc
    3. Helping in finding leads for Participation and Sponsorship
  • Interns will be reimbursed all expenses incurred for the event like travel to offices for meetings, etc

For details and application, contact:

Chandrika Sanghi

Mobile : (+91) 8879943659
Email : chandrika.usf@gmail.com

Pravah – International Citizen Service

Bhumi is happy to announce that our beloved counterpart, Pravah, is now recruiting candidates for its International Citizen Service (ICS). It is an exciting three-month volunteering programme by Pravah and VSO, funded by the UK Government. The programme offers volunteering opportunities to Indian and UK nationals. The volunteers engage with social and developmental issues, to effectively contribute in local communities and to develop personal skills. ICS volunteers leave the programme as better-informed active citizens with new skills for life – and to offer to potential employers.

WHO CAN APPLY?

ICS is open to 18 to 35-year olds regardless of income, qualifications, disability and work history. You must however meet the following criteria if you wish to apply.

As a volunteer:

  • Be aged 18 to 25 at the time you take up your placement (you can apply at 17 if you will be 18 by the time you leave)
  • Be committed to attending all trainings which you will be supported with throughout
  • Be able to stay away from home for 10 to 12 weeks during your placement
  • Be committed to sharing your experience with others and taking action in your local community when you return.
  • Be willing to challenge yourself, adapt to different situations and work as part of a team.

As a Team Leader:

  • Be aged 23 to 35 years of age.
  • Be committed to attend and co-facilitate all trainings (with additional trainings for Team Leaders)
  • Ability to plan logically and manage a varied workload
  • Ability to work flexibly and on your own initiative
  • Be willing to challenge yourself, adapt to different situations and lead a team.
  • Have some experience of working with young people and teams.
  • Be fluent in English and/ or Hindi

You must be willing to complete the Action at Home Project post the placement and as an ICS volunteer/ Team leader you will be asked to submit reflective write-ups, reports as well as adhere to a code of conduct.

As a Pravah ICS volunteer or Team Leader,

  • You will volunteer in a rural community in Rajasthan for three months.
  • You will be placed in a team of 20 – 22 volunteers (10 from UK and 10 from India) and will live, volunteer and learn together throughout the programme. This team will be supported by Team Leaders (from UK and India) and a Programme Coordinator in that community.
  • You will get the opportunity to interact with diverse groups, live and learn about new cultures through volunteering.
  • You will spend three months contributing to impactful development projects that tackle important issues of the community.
  • You will be required to design and execute an individual Action at Home project in your home community, within six months of returning from the placement.

The programme pays for travel, accommodation, food, medical costs, and a modest allowance for the three months in host community.

When is the program?

Pravah is recruiting for 3 batches in this year now:

  1. July-September
  2. September-November
  3. mid October-mid January

How to apply? 

Follow the link and download the application package- http://pravah.org/content/ICS

For any query, write to us at pravahics@gmail.com or call at +91-8586941784.

Send applications to apply.pravahics@gmail.com

Bhumi wishes the best to all the applicants.

Know more about the exhilarating journey

 

 

‘Ocean in a drop’ – Workshop

Pravah is inviting participants for its flagship program – ‘Ocean in a Drop’, a workshop conducted for professionals working with young people in any capacity. It is a consolidation of Pravah’s learning of working with youth for the past 20 years with a focus on deepening youth engagement.

Who could attend?

  • Teachers, Educators, and HR/Training Professionals
  • Individuals working with the youth – volunteers or employees of such organization
  • Facilitators and knowledge experts wanting to learn the science and art of working with youth
  • Youth and adolescent development practitioners (with minimum of 2-3 years of experience on ground and with direct facilitation with young people as a part of their role)

What will you learn?

  • Develop, lead, and implement strategies for deepening your intervention(s) and your organization’s engagement with young people by processing real life challenges that you are  facing
  • Design and facilitate high impact interventions
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness by applying systems thinking to your real world challenge
  • Delve into personal transformation

‘Ocean in a Drop’ is powerfully connected with Pravah’s ‘5th space’ philosophy; Participants will be enabled to create and nurture a 5th space for young people that is distinct from the common four spaces – family, friends, career/studies, and leisure/lifestyle. The 5th space is where young people can safely explore the connection of self to society, while experimenting with changing the world and reflect on how the world changes them as well.

 

Dates of workshop: May 22 – 27, 2017 (A 6-day workshop, 2 days residential)

Venue: Sanskriti Kendra, Arjan Garh Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road, Delhi

Cost: The workshop costs Rs 22,000/- per person.

  • Course Fees – Rs.14,000/-(inclusive of resource material, a comprehensive reference manual, facilitation)
  • Food and Lodgings – Rs. 8,000/- (food for 6 days and accommodation for the 2 residential days).

An Early Bird Offer is available for 4 people of the same organization at Course Fees- Rs. 12,000/- per person.

 

Contact Details:

Interested candidates/Organizations, kindly contact Ambika or Malavika for registration or for more information:

Landline         : +91-11-49052146 / 26440619 / 26213918

Mobile             : +91-9910374491

email ID          : malavika.pravah@gmail.com

Some photos of Ocean in a drop – December 2016

The Gender Lab Fellowship – Last day to apply 20 April 2017

Applications are now open for The Gender Lab Fellowship 2017-18. The fellowship aims to build leadership, employability and entrepreneurship skills among girls (20 to 25 years) through a multi layered ‘service learning’ model

This fellowship will include:
A learning track for fellows to build their personal skills, professional skills and domain-knowledge.
Each fellow training 750 school girls for a 6 month community service based leadership program.
A deep dive into their own gender stereotypes and blocks to their self-empowerment

Objectives of The Gender Lab Fellowship:
Take young women through a practical learning experience that will build their confidence and empathy along with making them socially aware and responsible
Equip women with the required leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will help them in their career
Empower young women by exploring the impact of gender bias and therefore breaking their own stereotypes.
Enable young women to develop a vision for themselves and work towards taking their own decisions and becoming independent.

Last date to apply : 20th April
Fellowship begins in Mid June (final date will be decided in May)
Selected fellows will receive a stipend of Rs.15000/- for 9 months ( July to March)

Apply Now