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.

Volunteer for Champions of Clean Chennai – 2018

Not all champions bring trophies to the city. They bring hygiene.

Bhumi invites you to volunteer for Daan Utsav, a 100% volunteer-driven festival that kicks off on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to help every Indian experience the joy of giving, the inherent compassion that lies within each one of us and to celebrate oneness – also in alignment with what Gandhi stood for.

To mark this very special day, NGOs, Corporates, Associations and individuals in the city are invited to honour those who keep the city clean through various acts of kindness and volunteering. There are more than 5,500 “Cleanliness champions” – conservancy workers, sweepers, cleaners and others who work night and day to clean up after the mess that we make. Quietly, invisibly and tirelessly.

We want to be the first city in India that honours them – by taking a pledge to keep the city clean, and by sharing a festive meal (kalyana yellai saapadu) on October 2, 2018.

Volunteers are needed in different locations around zonal offices in Anna Nagar and Ambattur currently.

The various requirements are:

Task : Welcoming the guests and guiding them
  • Number of volunteers: 5
  • Preferred:  Those who are comfortable standing for a few hours.
Task : Garlanding with medals
  • Number of volunteers: 5-10 on either side.
  • Preferred: Those who are comfortable standing for a few hours.
Task : Hospitality
  • Number of volunteers: 20 (can include those above)
  • Preferred: Those who are comfortable carrying heavy buckets of food.
Task : Entertainment / MC
  • Number of volunteers: 10 (Either recorded or short performances / engaging the crowd)
  • Anyone is welcome.
Task : Cleaning
  • Number of volunteers: 10 (disposal of leaves, cleaning premises)
  • Anyone is welcome.

For more details, visit www.ecokitchen.org

 

Fill up the form to register as a volunteer

Volunteer at the Purple Run for Alzheimers, Sep 30 | Chennai

The second edition of marquee campaign – The Purple Run, a marathon for spreading awareness on Alzheimer’s disease and mental health. Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death in people over 55 years old, and in India, more than 4 million people suffer from some form of dementia. Despite this, there’s a stigma attached to mental illness among us. The Purple Run, is an initiative by FORUM to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and mental illness among the young for the elderly.

There was an overwhelming response last year and they are looking at a minimum of 3000 runners this year in Chennai with 100+ business partners and 20,000 runners across the country. They are in need of volunteers to assist and manage the event. They have associated with Bhumi like last year, for providing volunteers to manage and coordinate the event.

Date – Sunday | September 30, 2018

Register below to volunteer or coordinate the Purple Run 2018

For further details, contact @ 8754552472

 

 

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.

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