Daan Utsav – Joy of Giving Week

2018 will be the tenth year of Daan Utsav also known as Joy of Giving week, which is celebrated in India every year from October 2-8. A platform that brings together people from different walks of life and unites them in the act of giving. In 2017, over 60 lakh people across 200 cities participated in this event which included over 1000 companies, 1000 NGOS and the organisation of over 1100 events across the nation.
Daan Utsav

Who can take up this Internship

  • Students studying in/ visiting their hometown for vacation/ internship
  • Highly motivated and dedicated career-focused students

 

Perks

  • Certificate of Internship from Bhumi
  •  Opportunity to participate in a National level campaign
  • Awards for exceptional performance

 

Internship Responsibilities

  • To network and develop a connect with faculty/ student coordinator of NSS/ NCC/ YRC/
  • Entrepreneurship cell/ any other potential social causes club of Universities/ Colleges in your hometown
  • To communicate and share resources of Bhumi’s Daan Utsav Campaign
  •  Motivate colleges to participate in the campaign
  • To collect and compile details of interested professors/ student

 

Other Information

  • Travel and communication expenses can be reimbursed on prior request

 

Apply for the internship now, if you are interested. For queries reach out to catalyst@bhumi.ngo

Volunteer for Unnal Mudiyum Thozha – May Day event by Arsita

Bhumi invites volunteers to support Arsita Foundation’s “UNNAL MUDIUM THOZHA”, a May Day programme for physically challenged people.
 
Date: 9 May 2018
Time: 5.30PM
Venue: D.K kalyana Maaligai, Anna nagar Roundatana, Ch – 40.
Bhumi Contact: Gowtham – 8754552472
Event PoC: Arun Kumar – 9790777947 / 9790999514
Programme details:
  • Welfare Activity for physically challenged, women and kids
  • Award ceremony to the persons served, service related fields.

Water Assessment survey in West Mambalam, Chennai

Gandhi Rural Education and Development Society (GREDS) at West Mambalam, Chennai, is conducting water assessment suvery in T.Nagar area.

In this door to door survey, the following information will be collected:

  • about basic needs of people
  • water sacricity level
  • whether safe drinking water is provided or not – water qualitiy
  • how they consume water, etc.

 

Date: upto May 31,2018

Time: 8 am to 11 am & 3 pm to 7 pm

Place: T.Nagar (following areas)

  • North Usman road
  • GN chetty road
  • Venkat Narayana road
  • Kodambakkam High road

Minimum qualifications for volunteers : +2 pass/fail, Age – min 18

Point of contact: Kumar – 7550255022 | Vengatesan – 8148543495 | Aravindhraj – 8667518953

Place of contact: 59,Ellaiamman Kovil Street,opp to Kittu Park,west mambalam, Chennai-33

 

Child safety and preventing abuse | Volunteer training

How To Tell Your Child is a Bangalore based social organisation that works on issues of child health such as preventing child sexual abuse and teaching child safety. In the past, the organisation has also worked with UNESCO and UNFPA. Their programs are implemented in over 40 countries.

How to Tell Your Child is conducting training programme for interested volunteers on the topic of child safety and preventing abuse.

Volunteers attending the training will be given a certificate from How To Tell Your Child. Training materials will also be given to hold these sessions for children in their neighbourhood or at local schools.

    • The training of the volunteers can take place over Skype or in person at their office in JP Nagar, Bangalore.
    • This volunteering opportunity is open Pan India and is not restricted to Bangalore.
    • The ensuing workshops for children after the training can be held as per the convenience of the volunteer.
    • It is recommended to hold at least one session on child safety per month.

For more information about this opportunity, contact: info@howtotellyourchild.com or visit howtotellyourchild.com

 

Volunteer at the Street Store | Blooming Beacon initiative

Blooming Beacon Social Welfare Association, in collaboration with Bhumi and other partnering organisations, is organising the 3rd Chapter of Street Store in Sembakkam, near Tambaram.

The aim of the event is to provide ‘dignified shopping experience to the needy’, where we will be giving free clothes, toys, bags, mattresses, women accessories and other necessary things to impact more than 15,000 slum people. We will also launch the campaign ‘Give Pads – Gift Hygiene‘ on the same day to provide free sanitary pads for a year to 2000 women/girls.

Date: April 1, 2018
Time: 9 a.m to 5.30 p.m
Venue: Sembakkam Municipal Community Hall, Kamarajapuram, Chennai-600073 | Map
POC: Lakshay – 8094759669

Bhumi invites volunteers for managing the Street Store to enable hassle-free experience for the people visiting. Register below to volunteer.

Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership

The Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (PGP-DL) in Indian School of Development Management is a one of its kind management programme which seeks to develop professional, passionate and committed leaders and entrepreneurs for the development sector. The founding batch is nearing graduation and getting ready to change the world, they are well into the journey of putting in place their second batch of future social leaders and change-makers.

If you have a passion for social change, the desire and ability to build world-class social organizations, and an interest in addressing the crucial question of scalable and sustainable social change, apply now.

Application deadline for Admissions 2018-19 is 13 April, 2018.

Apply now

 

 

 

Volunteer to teach English in Govt Schools | Summer programme

Volunteers required to facilitate learning English on the computer

We all share the responsibility in ensuring a safe and secure surrounding to live – for ourselves, our families and friends. For a disciplined life, education is crucial right from young age. Here is a chance to address the potential juvenile delinquency proactively and positively, by leading children in the path of knowledge.

We are organising a Summer Programme at select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai, for adolescent children to learn English. The initiative is supported by our city Police team. Spoken English will be taught with computer as learning aid. The learning sessions will be facilitated by volunteers. The number of sessions will depend on the schools, number of participants and the infrastructure being provided.

The programme benefits the society, and the children in many vital ways. It will lead to the students in the cohort developing some skills, self confidence and a more positive attitude to their context and surroundings.

Where: Select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai
When: 10 AM to 1 PM | Two weeks (Monday to Saturday) between 15 April & 15 May
How: Sign up to volunteer on two or more days

Expectations:

  • Maintain attendance on the provided ledger
  • Help children with operating the application, as they learn to speak English on the computer
  • Ensure responsible usage of assets/computer peripherieslure
  • Manage class while children learn on the computer in batches

Volunteer to teach English

Volunteers required to facilitate learning English on the computer

We all share the responsibility in ensuring a safe and secure surrounding to live – for ourselves, our families and friends. For a disciplined life, education is crucial right from young age. Here is a chance to address the potential juvenile delinquency proactively and positively, by leading children in the path of knowledge.

We are organising a Summer Programme at select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai, for adolescent children to learn English. The initiative is supported by our city Police team. Spoken English will be taught with computer as learning aid. The learning sessions will be facilitated by volunteers. The number of sessions will depend on the schools, number of participants and the infrastructure being provided.

The programme benefits the society, and the children in many vital ways. It will lead to the students in the cohort developing some skills, self confidence and a more positive attitude to their context and surroundings.

Where: Select corporation schools in Ambattur, Chennai
When: 10 AM to 1 PM | Two weeks (Monday to Saturday) between 15 April & 15 May
How: Sign up to volunteer on two or more days

Expectations:

  • Maintain attendance on the provided ledger
  • Help children with operating the application, as they learn to speak English on the computer
  • Ensure responsible usage of assets/computer peripherieslure
  • Manage class while children learn on the computer in batches

Volunteer for SAARTHI – THE GUIDE | OpenLinks initiative

Open Links is looking for volunteers who can make education interesting by helping students to make and use good educational videos.

Volunteering requirements:

Below are few expectation form the volunteers:

  • Assist students to make educational videos
  • Volunteers should be able to read and understand the curriculum of classes 6 to 9 (Science, Maths, History etc)
  • Volunteers should be able to guide children on story writing and visualization.
  • Training and support will be provided to volunteers

Volunteering details:

  • Schools will be so selected that it lies in your nearest locality and your timing requirements. However, this may not be a perfect match.
  • Also school schedules can sometime change due to exams, other events, holidays or teacher priorities.
  • We expect you to work out your schedules with the schools so that the program can continue to run successfully during the year.
  • You will typically spend about 1-3 hours with the school every week.
  • Depending on school schedule you may visit the school about 30-40 weeks in a year; The rest of the time, you will be spending on preparation, reflections, sharing etc. in person or mostly on phone / internet with your coach.

Commitment: 6 hours/week for a minimum of 1 year.

Location: Chennai

Other details:

  • This is a pro-bono activity. You may also end up spending money for things like travel and internet.
  • Reasonable comfort and excitement about using IT tools. Confidence that you can manage syllabus of 6th to 10th.

Register below if you are interested. For any assistance/clarification, please visit www.OpenLinksFoundation.org or kindly contact OpenLinks at contact@ticklinks.com.

The DaanUtsav Internship

The 2018  DaanUtsav Internship programme is an opportunity for young professionals to create significant social change.

About DaanUtsav

DaanUtsav, earlier called Joy of Giving Week (JGW), is India’s very own festival of giving. It aims to spread love, joy and happiness among those who are less fortunate than us, and for each one of us to experience the joy in giving. DaanUtsav is celebrated for a week starting Gandhi Jayanti (Oct 2-8) every year, and was launched in 2009.

From celebrities and CEOs, to auto drivers and maids, school and college students to village communities, millions of people participate in the festival ever year in various ways- from organizing large fundraisers that raise lacs and crores, to reading out stories to children, making and distributing sandwiches on the street, to organizing donation, collection and volunteering drives, the festival sees participation from hundreds of corporates, schools, colleges, NGOs, apartments, villages and community groups across India.

DaanUtsav 2018 will be celebrated from October 2-8, 2018 across India.

 

Internship details

The internship period is 3-6 months, and requires full-time commitment from May/June/July  2018 – Oct 15, 2018.

The duration will depend on the city/location. Each intern is assigned a local coordinator, who is a DaanUtsav volunteer himself/herself, and will work from the offices of the Coordinator’s organization, or in a local nonprofit organization.

  • Full-time commitment for the stipulated period
  • Three/Four/Five or Six month full-time commitment from May/June/July – Oct 15, 2018
  • Stipend: Base of Rs 10000 – Rs 15000, plus Rs 3000 – Rs 5000 to cover travel & communication
  • Potential Internships
    • Tier 1: Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai
    • Tier 2: Mangalore, Lucknow, Jaipur
    • Tier 3: Hubli/Dharwad, Davangere, Mysore, Belagavi, Shimoga
  • Last day to apply: April 30, 2018

 

The DaanUtsav Internship Experience

The Internship is a grueling and demanding work experience. Each intern is required to spend at least 48 hours a week, but we expect that most will wind up spending more than 55 hours, and having great fun doing so.

  • Each Intern is assigned a Coordinator, who is also a DaanUtsav volunteer. Coordinators are senior corporate executives, business leaders or social entrepreneurs. Each coordinator is committed to spending at least 10-20 hours a month in mentoring the Interns, helping them reflect, learn and grow, and pick up soft and hard skills to work effectively and achieve goals. Coordinators will provide significant initial guidance and training, followed by daily support and monitoring to the Intern throughout the duration of the Internship.
  • Interns get to interact with a wide range of business leaders and executives, social entrepreneurs and NGOs, school and college leaders, government administrators and community leaders. This kind of exposure is rarely available in any other opportunity, and will help Interns create phenomenal relationships and networks across their city.
  • Interns work closely with passionate volunteers in their own city
  • Interns build strong communication, presentation and persuasion skills, self- confidence, positive values and beliefs, greater compassion and caring, a deeper understanding of India’s social issues and challenges as well as possible solutions to them.
  • Interns receive a certificate on successful completion of the Internship Programme from the host organisation.

DaanUtsav Internship Requirements

An ideal Intern would be

  • A graduate or post graduate from a reputed college, with stellar academic and extra-curricular credentials
  • An extroverted person who likes going out and meeting people
  • Very comfortable using email, computers
  • Fluent in English and the local language of the city s/he will be based in
  • Willing to work hard to scale the festival in the assigned location
  • Comfortable with suitable local commute

If you have any doubts about these, please reach out to: Rajan Narayanan at rajan@secondavenue.in

 

Apply now:

Last day to apply: April 30, 2018