Volunteer with Mentor Together

Mentor Together is looking for committed volunteer mentors for their life-skills mentoring program in Gurgaon, Pune and Delhi.
 
 
Details of the life-skills mentoring program: In our life skills mentoring program, children facing conditions of high risk are identified in Government or Municipal high schools. These conditions of higher risk include:

 

  • Coming from a single parent home
  • Facing family problems like regular fights & quarrels or drinking or addictions
  • Facing challenging economic conditions at home, worse than peers

Our research shows that all these conditions can lead to adverse outcomes like drop-out from school, early entry into the workforce and early marriage. Children facing such conditions are rarely supported in group environments like the classroom. 1-1 mentorship through MT’s program team and a volunteer mentor can be important to help a child counter these challenges that they face.

The children receive a mentor from the middle of Grade 8 to the end of Grade 9. In Grade 10 mentees receive an academic and career planning module directly from Mentor Together through workshops. Our end goal is to help these children gain the life skills and support that they need to make a successful transition from high school.

 
  1. Mentors will have to travel to mentee locations for the 1-1 meetings. Across the 3 cities, the mentee locations are:
    • Gurgaon: Sector 45. Students go to a low-income private school called Rao Ram Singh Public School.
    • Pune: Hadapsar, Ramwadi, Wadgaonsheri and Pimple Gaurav and students go to government schools in these neighbourhoods
    • Delhi: Madavali (Near Talaab Park) and West Vinod Nagar, Patparganj. Students are from government schools.
  2. Mentors need to meet with mentees at least 2 times in a month supporting them for a total of 4 hours per month for a total of 1 year. Most meetings happen on weekends and the meeting time slots are decided mutually by each mentor-mentee pair.
  3. Mentors receive training and curriculum, to help them through mentoring.

Point of Contact for clarifications or queries:

 
Pune: Kalika Moniz (email: kalika@mentortogether.org; ph: 9011668702)
Delhi / Gurgaon: Falak Sajid (email: falak@mentortogether.org, ph: 9953113208)

About the organisation:

Mentor Together is an award-winning non-profit organization that has pioneered the youth mentoring movement in India. With over 9 years of expertise, Mentor Together has matched over 5500 mentees and is currently present across 6 cities (Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi & Mumbai) and 4 peri-urban/rural areas. Volunteer mentors take up a one-year relationship, with mandated 2-3 meetings per month. Mentor Together provides training, curriculum and a network of support to mentors.

Mentor Together has been supported by Cognizant, Cisco, Fidelity, Magic Bus and Edelgive Foundation amongst others. We have been featured in The Guardian, at the World Economic Forum, CNBC, Indian Express, India Today and many other platforms. You could understand more about our program on our website: www.mentortogether.org

Volunteer for ‘Unnal Mudiyum Thozha’ | A may day event by Artista

Artista Welfare Trust is organising a May day event ‘UNNAL MUDIUM THOZHA’ on May 4, 2019. Artista welfare trust is a non-profit organisation working for the well-being of differently-abled and women.
    • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Venue: D.K Mahal, Anna nagar – Roundtana, Chennai – 40

Programme details: ‘Unnal mudiyum thozha’ will include activities for physically challenged, women and kids, and an award ceremony to some successful people who are in service related fields

Artista has reached out to Bhumi for volunteer support. The event requires 40 volunteers (30 boys + 10 Girls). Interested volunteers can register in the form below. Volunteers will have to coordinate the event which will be involving about 500 – 600 people.

For queries, please contact:

  • Bhumi POC: 6374152103
  • Artista POC: 97907 77947 / 93445 57789

Volunteer for Youth Rocks foundation’s ‘Hausla 2019’

Volunteers are required for backstage management and guests management at Youth Rocks Foundation’s annual event Hausla 2019, scheduled on 17 February 2019.

Volunteers will help with managing the participants and the guests attending the annual event. The tasks include receiving and escorting guests, supervising lunch, stage management etc. Briefing and training will be handled by Youth Rocks beforehand in the preceding week.

Volunteer participation certificates will be awarded from Youth Rocks Foundation. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: 17 February, 2019 | Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Venue: WIC, Community Literature, 111/2, Rajpur Rd, Next To, Hathibarkala Salwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001.

Youth Rocks Foundation (YRF) is a non- profit organisation dedicated towards youth empowerment for the last 4 years. It is a youth focused platform which aims to ensure that every youngster gets a fair chance to explore his/her potential and live a fuller life.

Website: www.youthrocks.in

Facebook: fb/YouthRocksYRF

Point of Contact:

  • E-mail: youthrocksfoundation@gmail.com
  • Phone: 7017847023

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Chennai Marathon 2019- Waste Management Volunteers

The Chennai runners, waste management team requires 150 volunteers for the Skechers Chennai Marathon on January 6, 2019. Chennai Marathon T-shirts, certificates and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers.  Sign up below

For Clarifications please contact Mr. Annamalai: 9841069539

Volunteers for Mantra4Change

Mantra4Change, is a 5 year-old Bangalore based NGO working in the field of Systemic Education Transformation. We hold ourselves accountable to the vision of making quality education available to all children, no matter what socio-economic backgrounds they come from. To this end, we partner with schools serving the children from underprivileged sections of our society for a two year period in order to achieve capacity building of school staffs (Administrative, teaching and non-teaching) and improved learning outcomes among students.

Volunteers are required for conducting due diligence on field, for the launch of the Mantra4Change School Transformation program in Andhra Pradesh. Under this role a volunteer will be required to visit schools and collect information for primary research. Mantra will be providing basic training, along with tablets and prepared questionnaire to guide them through this process. The questionnaire will cover both qualitative and quantitative aspects of data required. This will include interaction with different stakeholders in the school premises.

  • Date: Jan 21 to Feb 21, 2019
  • Place: Various Schools in the Districts (Guntur City, Vizag city, Vijayawada only) of Andhra Pradesh
  • Time: Total time required to collect data per school is 25-30 hours.
  • Training: Basic training of 3 hours will be conducted for Assessors before they hit the ground. And ongoing support will be provided over call.
  • Duration: May vary between 2 weeks and 1 month depending on availability of volunteers

PoC: Saurabh Singh – saurabh@mantra4change.com | 9696066610 

Tejas Bhagat : tejas@mantra4change.com | 8390336069

Medha Kohli : medha@mantra4change.com | 9949485140

Note: This will be an unpaid opportunity; certificate from Mantra will be provided.


Volunteer for Chiguru – Bengaluru by Youth for Seva

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AS THE REQUIREMENT WAS FILLED

“Chiguru” by Youth for Seva is an inter-school sporting, cultural and literary fest to showcase talents of under-privileged children in Bengaluru. Children from various government schools and learning centres take part in this event every year.

Volunteers needed

  • Volunteers are required to accompany children to and fro from their schools to the venue and back – Vijaya Main college (Transportation will be arranged)
  • Volunteers are required to assist children at the venue for participating in competitions, ensuring they stay with the crowd and have lunch. 
  • Lunch, breakfast will be arranged for all Volunteers

Details of the event:

Date: December 16, 2018 | Sunday
Venue: Vijaya College, RV Road, Basavangudi, 2nd Block, Jaya Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560004 |Map
Time: 6.30 AM to 6.00 PM
Queries? Contact: 7022984614

Kindly fill the form below to register to volunteer for Chiguru

Volunteers Required : Madhi Foundation

Madhi Foundation was established in 2016 as a non-profit organisation working in the education sector, committed to the cause of bridging the equity gap in education for children across India. The Foundation draws its inspiration from the Tamil adage, “vidhiyay madhiyaal vellalaam”, which translates to, “you can conquer destiny with intellect (madhi)” Madhi designs and implements large scale programmes on specific areas – content development, teacher training and system capacity building to ensure that school systems (Government and low-fee private schools) are accountable and equitable to all our children.

Visit the website to learn more about Madhi Foundation!


Madhi Foundation is working on a classroom enrichment programme across 15 schools of the Greater Chennai Corporation. The programme is designed to improve the teaching-learning environment of the classrooms by empowering the teacher with skills and tools required to succeed in the classroom and thereby improvement in student learning.

Volunteers are needed to orient students on using the app for the assessment on a tablet and oversee the app-based assessments in 10 schools for 400 students in order to evaluate level of student learning.

Dates : December 10, 2018 – December 21, 2018 (excluding 15th and 16th of December, i.e. on weekdays only)

Time : 10 AM – 3 PM

Briefing : A step-by-step guide on the day’s activities will be shared. This will be conducted at Madhi’s office premises during the 1st week of December 2018.

Training : A team member from Madhi will be available in order to support the volunteers and troubleshoot issues, if necessary.

POC : lakshmi@madhifoundation.org

Fill up the form below to sign-up.

Volunteers Required : Annual Garden Fair

The Association of people with Disability PD is organizing its Annual Garden Fair, where different varieties of plants will be displayed for sale. The purpose is to raise funds through the Fair for expenses of the horticulture training program, conducted for youth with disabilities. Support from corporates and/or students are welcome.
The following activities require volunteers to help conduct:
1) Sales
2) Marketing
3) Billing and packing assistants
4) Assistants in support counters
5) Back end and front end assistants
6) Assistants at food stalls
7) Arranging plants, loading and unloading materials and plants
Dates of the event: November 17 (2018) ; December 8, 24, 25 (2018)
No. of volunteers required: 30 volunteers on weekdays and 50 on weekends (minimum 4 hours of volunteering per person).
Venue: The Association of People with Disability (APD), The Horticulture Training Unit, 10th cross, 9th B main, LIC Colony, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Bangalore -75 | Map
Point of contact:  9886861288 (Mr. Nataraj)

Please fill the form below to register as a volunteer.

Daan Utsav – Open letter from ten Ambassadors

The joint letter below signed by the 10 ambassadors endorsing #DaanUtsav and inviting every citizen of India to celebrate it, is here! It is signed Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Anu Aga, Azim Premji, Chhavi Rajawat, Devi Shetty, Justice Srikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Mary Kom and Sachin Tendulkar. Scroll down to read it, it is also available for download here.

To participate in Bhumi’s Daan Utsav activities click here.

To participate in or know more about other Daan Utsav events click here

DaanUtsav is India’s own festival that celebrates giving. It takes place every year from the 2nd to 8th October, providing you with the opportunity to contribute time, money, materials or skills to benefit an individual, organization or cause that means something to you.

Daan, in Pali or Sanskrit, connotes the virtue of generosity.

Our modern day lives can be extremely hectic with the pressures of day to day commute, work, meeting our own family and personal needs and overcoming the challenges that life throws at us. But we also read so many inspirational stories of people, taking that moment from their day and time to do an extra bit, not for themselves, but for others.

DaanUtsav is about celebrating that ability to do something for others. It is also about recognising that there is great joy to be found in giving of oneself, bringing a smile on the face of another, or helping someone overcome a difficult situation, even if only momentarily. This is not an organisation with a templated hierarchy run by a few or by any, but a celebration of the “Utsav of Daan”, promoted by hundreds of volunteers across the length and breadth of India.

Over the past 10 years, DaanUtsav has encouraged and inspired millions across the country. What started out as a simple idea, is now a mass movement of giving involving corporates, schools, colleges, not-for-profits, governments and communities. In recognition and appreciation of our voluntary participation, the global ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiative is now observed in India as well and falls on the Tuesday of the DaanUtsav week.

October 2nd also marks the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, who has inspired people world over to give back to society. There couldn’t be a better time for us to do more.

This year, we would love for you to join the celebration and we hope you will encourage your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to do the same. You can experience the joy of sharing whatever you can and your contribution need not be monetary. It could be spending time with the elderly, giving books, toys and other material to those who cannot afford them or volunteering at the local animal shelter – there’s so much you can do!

Take inspiration from the rickshaw drivers in Badamba, Odisha, who ferried elders from their village to the local medical camp at no cost, the vegetable vendors in Chennai who donated bags of vegetables to local NGOs or the young, visually impaired boy from Mumbai who volunteered his skill to paint the Mumbai Central station. These are just a few among thousands of stories. Each one of us is capable of this and more.

Ideas and inspiring acts of generosity are there in abundance, and you can find several, genuine organisations that help those in need and who would welcome your support. Several organisations, websites and platforms allow you to search for opportunities to donate, volunteer or give in kind. You can choose the one that touches your heart, or give directly to someone you already know. The choice and action remains yours. Do it selflessly. Do it happily.

As we ready ourselves for this year’s celebration, we have decided to take an extra step ahead. Just like Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Navroz and so many other festivals celebrated in our country, we have marked October 2 to October 8 as DaanUtsav in our calendars, to be celebrated this year and every year and we invite you to do the same.

Let the virtue of our Generosity be a celebration forever. Yours sincerely,

Important Instructions

How can this be used?

  • Can be sent along with a covering letter or other event collaterals (soft or hard copy form- printing in grayscale is allowed too)
  • Can mention in covering letter that Daan Utsav is endorsed by these 10 ambassadors and that they have invited the people of India to celebrate India’s festival of giving

Feel free to share it widely. However, while doing so, please ensure that this document CANNOT be edited or modified in any way

  1. no logos or elements can be added and the 10th year #DaanUtsav logo can’t be removed
  2. any org using this must not claim or imply in any way that the ambassadors have endorsed or supported their organisation or their events, etc.
  3. orgs or events should not create any other collateral on their own using these signatures or photographs or names of these ambassadors
  4. if there’s even the slightest doubt about whether something is allowed, don’t do it till you get positive confirmation from the Bhumi team via catalyse@bhumi.ngo.

Apply for The Super 30 ERC of the 11th Jagriti Yatra

Greetings to all the young entrepreneurs of India!

It is that time of the year when the wheels meet the rails and 500 young people set out on another journey of passion, discovery and transformation, with a strong will to strengthen our country. To build India through enterprise. Till date, all the Yatras have been successful with the endeavours of The Super 30 ERC (Engine Room Club), which is an exclusive club of volunteers of the Jagriti Yatra and the prime force behind execution of the world’s largest train journey. The train runs on the persistent efforts of all the committed volunteers for 15 long days.

However, it is now time to give back to Jagriti by volunteering for the whole journey. So, here is an opportunity for zealous & dedicated Yatris to demonstrate their managerial and event organizing abilities, leadership and problem-solving skills and ultimately delivering one of the best Yatras ever.

If you are ready to witness the action behind the scenes by getting your hands dirty, come and join us as one of The Super 30 ERC members!

  • Duration: 1 December, 2018 – 15 January, 2019
  • Application Deadline: 12 am, 30 October, 2018 IST.
  • The final decision of allocation of departments of ERC will be made by the Executive team of Jagriti.
  • Jagriti will take care of travel, accommodations & food for The Super 30 ERC.
Apply now!