Volunteer for SAARTHI – THE GUIDE | OpenLinks initiative

Openlinks is looking for volunteers who can help in making video classes, the details of which are given below.

Volunteering requirements:

Below are few expectation form the volunteers:

  • Organising video classes – students will enact or support in explaining a concept
  • Able to assist in video-making of the class
  • 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.

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, 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.

A group of 100+ volunteers and champions across India promote the festival and millions participate! A very rough estimate indicates that about 50-60 lac people participated in 2017 DaanUtsav.

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

To apply

Download the application form here: Internship Application 2018.

Filled application should be emailed to daanutsavfellows@gmail.com with the subject line: “DaanUtsav Internship Application”, on or before March 30, 2018.

If any point is not applicable to you, please leave it blank. All items marked * at the beginning are compulsory Do not delete any Items. Please do not attach any images/photos/videos or documents to this form.

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

Sports Day, CMS, MMDA – 1

A call to volunteers to help in Sports Event.

CMS, MMDA -1 School is conducting Sports Day on 23 February 2018. The Volunteers for this activity are required to help in the event.

Come, volunteer, encourage and witness the young champs in action. Register here to volunteer for the event.


Date: 23 February 2018

Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Venue: CMS, MMDA -1, Ward 75, Chennai – 600106


Volunteer for English video course preparation | The Hindu

Calling out for volunteers who can do a bit of acting and has clear spoken English.
The Hindu’s initiative STEP is an educational program for job-market entry skills support. Lessons in form of short videos are to be shot. Volunteers are needed for acting in the video. He/she should be able to speak clear English and be able to quickly learn and repeat 1-2 pages of lines. They should be available to come in a couple of half-days a month for shoots. Shooting a 3-minute lesson typically requires multiple takes, and occasionally some voice dubbing, for a total time of 1-2 hours per lesson shoot.

Volunteers of age between 18-26 are needed to take part in film shoots, mostly at The Hindu office on Mount Road. The audition will be held for the registered candidates at The Hindu Office.

Enrol if you think you could be the one!
Volunteers are paid a stipend or the payment can also be used as credits by Bhumi to use the STEP program.

Marina Runnerz Marathon 2018 | Chennai

Bhumi invites you to volunteer for Marina Runnerz Marathon 2018Parts of the proceeds from the Marathon will be channelled towards helping people in need.  Expecting over 2000 runners to participate.
Bhumi is the Overall Volunteer Partner for the marathon.
DateFebruary 25, 2018
Reporting Time for Volunteers4 a.m
End Time: Before 9 a.m
Location: VGP Universal Kingdom, Injambakkam, ECR | Map
Point of Contact: Gowtham 87545 52472
We need volunteers for assistance in managing the event. Register below and invite your friends.
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.

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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 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

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.