Urur Olcott Kuppam beach clean-up

The historical fishing village of Urur Olcott Kuppam plays host to an internationally renowned multi-genre cultural festival called the Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha. Jointly organised by fisher folk and volunteers from in and around the city, the Vizha hopes to celebrate and harness the power of performing arts (music, dance and drama) to build an inclusive, healthy and compassionate Chennai. The Beach clean-up is geared to readying the village for the festival. Volunteers from the city will join the fisher folk in sprucing up the village and the beach for the two-day festival that is to be held on February 10-11, 2018. 

The Volunteers for this activity are required to assemble by 06:30 a.m at Thalapakatti Biryani, Besant Nagar Beach on February 3, 2018.

Volunteer for Cool Runners Half Marathon 2018

Bhumi invites you to volunteer for Cool Runners Half Marathon 2018. The proceedings from the marathon will be used to build a school in a village.
Date: February 4, 2018
Reporting Time for Volunteers: 4 a.m
End Time: Before 9 a.m
Location: YWCA, Nandanam, Chennai | Map
Register below and invite your friends. Upon registering, you’ll receive an email confirmation within 2 days.
Volunteers will be given a volunteer t-shirt, a certificate and breakfast post the run. You will receive more information closer to the race day.

Volunteer for Art Festival organised by Nalandaway

Nalandaway is organizing an art-centric celebration from January 5 to February 23, 2018 for Children of the Perambur Girls School. The different expressions and forms of Art will be enjoyed with their Parents & the Community.

The month-long celebration that involves various workshops and art engagement activities will culminate on Feb 23, 2018 with an Art Exhibition and a Stage Performance by the students. The Art exhibition will take place in the morning of the Finale, celebrating the Art, Craft and Lifestyle that is native to Tamil Nadu. Students, with their learnings from the Paper Mache workshop to happen on the 18th and 19th of January, will make models and display them to resemble a typical Tamil Village.

 

Though the Exhibition process is supported with a Paper Mache workshop conducted by Prof. A. Z. Ranjit, we need volunteers with a background in arts, who can be part of the workshop and help the Children in putting the exhibition together. We are looking for people who can learn from the workshop and guide the children in making their models.

 

The Volunteers for this activity will be required to

  1. visit the school twice a week from 14:00 – 16:00 and guide the children in making their models support on February 21 and 22, 2018
  2. in setting up the exhibition scheduled on February 23, under the guidance of Prof. A. Z. Ranjit

Vettuvankeni beach clean-up

Bhumi invites you all to the Vettuvankeni Beach Clean-up jointly organised by Bay Watch Farm Plot Owners Association and Bhumi.
We all should have one common goal, ‘cleanliness’, which eventually leads us to a healthy environment. Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people and marine lives. Trash on the shore can affect the local marine life like Turtles that usually hatch their eggs between December and March every year.
Do sign up below and join us at the Vettuvankeni Beach Cleanup this Sunday with your family and friends. All are welcome.
Date: January 21, 2018
Time: 6 a.m to 8.30 a.m
Location: Vettuvankeni Olive Beach, Pandian Salai, Off ECR | Map Link: bit.ly/Vettuvankeni-Beach
Our volunteering activities are strictly plastic-free; we use cloth gloves and props for clean-ups. Water for the volunteers is provided in steel glasses and utensils. Please carry cloth bags and avoid using plastics.

Volunteer for ‘Star Icon Awards 2017’

Volunteer for Star Icon Awards 2017 organized by Arista Welfare Trust. It is a programme to honour the professionals who are serving with social responsibilities; The achievers from various fields & who have done welfare activity to the needy will be awarded.
We need volunteers to assist the guests and participants, and to managing the event.
Date – December 16th 2017
Time – 6 p.m to 9 p.m
Location – Square Space, Crimson Hall, 187 / 188, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Mogappair East, Chennai – 37 | Map
Contact – 9952038216
Register below to volunteer for the event.

Applications open for Vision India Foundation fellowship

Vision India Foundation invites applications for its next batch of fellowship. VIF selects committed young Indians and prepares them for a career in nation-building. Mentorship and financial support is provided to all the selected applicants.

Duration: 3 years, starting in summer 2018

Types of Projects:
  • Good Governance
  • Constituency Development
  • Strategic and Foreign Relations
  • Civilizational Studies
  • Education
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Application open for Teach For India fellowship – 2018

Teach for India is looking for the brightest minds and hearts in the country to apply for our two-year Fellowship program. 

The Fellowship is an opportunity to serve as full-time teacher leaders to children from low-income communities in India’s most under-resourced schools. After the two years, TFI Fellows become a part of the Teach For India Alumni movement where they work to drive systemic change and realise educational opportunity for all.

The Fellowship is a win-win; Fellows get an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will set them up for a career of their choice while they change children’s lives and build the nation.

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend.
  • The program is a two-year, full time commitment.
Click here for more information and to apply

Why should your students join the Teach for India movement?

TFI is a chance for fellows to learn, contribute and take action towards dismantling education inequity in India. They will play a big part in solving India’s education crisis. The Fellowship enables fellows to give children the opportunity to change their lives and deepen their understanding of what’s required to attain educational equity. They’ll develop into a strong, caring and effective leader. The Fellowship uses the classroom and community as a lab of leadership where fellows practice vision, planning, execution and problem-solving, reflection and other key leadership skills. They’ll become a part of a growing network of change makers. The Fellowship will facilitate life-long partnerships and relationships with thousands of alumni and partners who will support fellows and deepen their impact as an Alumnus. Our alumnus add momentum to the theory of change we passionately believe in by being associated with the movement, throughout.

Participate in MoreToGive Walkathon to create awareness on organ donation

NDTV and Fortis has taken up the cause of organ donation and creating awareness through the campaign – More To Give. 

There is an increasing need of organs for transplantation. Lakhs of patients suffering from end-stage organ failure such as kidneys, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and more will be benefitted. Negative perceptions and a general lack of actionable concern are the key challenges faced along this journey. If we officially pledge our organs, each of us, on passing, can save up to 8 lives by way of organ donation. Even in death, we can give life to those waiting in the dark.

A pledge walk for organ donation is organised across 7 cities. Participate in this Organ Donation Walkathon to support the cause and bust the myths around it. Details are given below:

Date:  26 November 2017, Sunday

Timing: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (all cities listed below)

City and Venue:

  • Bengaluru: Fortis Hospital, 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM-B, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076
  • Chennai: Besant Nagar Beach (Elliot’s Beach)
  • Delhi: Safdarjung hospital  sports injury lawn (Please note changed venue)
  • Gurugram: Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sector 44, Opposite Huda City Centre, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
  • Jaipur: Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Mohali: Fortis Hospital, Sector 62, Phase – VIII, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
  • Mumbai: Fortis Hospital, D-702, Goregaon-Mulund Link Road, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078

India Fellow 2018

India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program. It includes working full time with a grassroots organization on a specific social issue. This, together with classroom training, peer sharing and mentorship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society. The application process for the next cohort of India Fellows is open, and the fellowship starts February 2018.

During the journey, the fellows gain deep insights and develop varied perspectives into the country, it’s people and the functioning; whilst contributing meaningfully to the host organizations’ social change mission. Also they are supported by a strong alumni network and mentors in their pursuit.

Apply now

A combination of an immersive grassroots experience with a credible non profit along with training and mentoring will come together to help bring out the best in them. You can know more about the fellowship design here.

Watch a video which summarizes the fellowship’s philosophy here.

Gramya Manthan – Winter edition applications invited

 

Gramya Manthan is a 10-day rural immersion journey with 30 passionate change agents to remote villages of our country. The 8th edition of the program will be happening in villages near Kutch, Gujarat from 22nd – 31st December 2017 hosted by Youth Alliance and is in collaboration with Sabarmati Ashram Trust and ESI, Sughad.

The program aims at developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around us by following our curiosity and discovering new understanding by creating a space to learn, to observe and engage with the diverse realities of our world.

The idea is also to bring ourselves into a rhythm with the surprisingly complex realities and wisdom of rural life, allowing ourselves a platform to begin to think more holistically and to challenge our preconceived notions about Indian rural communities.

Process of Gramya Manthan

Gramya Manthan is rooted in the timeless principles of the circle.

The facilitators co-create a space for each participant to express her/his unique self as we learn together. Learning happens in three ways:

•   We learn from each other
•   We learn with each other
•   We learn from our own self in the company of each other

To be part of 2017 Winter Edition cohort:

Apply here

Travel & Accommodation

• Food, stay and all other mandatory requirements during the program will be taken care of
• Participants will have to reach Ahmedabad city by Day 0 night or early morning on Day 1
• Pick and drop facility will be available at the Ahmedabad railway station on specific timings

 

Eligibility

• Program is open to both Indian and International applicants.
• Participants in the age group of 18-30 years will be preferred. Applicants below or beyond these age limits will be duly considered on case-to-case basis