LessonPot – Volunteer to Create Lessons

Become a LessonPotter – Volunteer to Create Lessons

Volunteer to help thousands of students learn by simply voice recording lessons using your phone in any subject, any language and at your free time. For students with limited access to good educational resources, lessons that you create will make a big difference.

What do Volunteers need to do?

You will voice-record lessons, each lesson will explain a topic or concept from the school syllabus. You can choose whatever subjects that you are most comfortable with. Full guidance and help will be provided to you on how to become an effective LessonPotter.

  • Give a minimum of 20 hours of your time between now and Dec 31, 2017
  • You can perform this activity from your home or from anywhere. There is no need to 
travel anywhere. You just need an Android smartphone or Tab
  • You can choose when to spend your time on this
  • Age/Gender/Location – No Bar

Our priority in this phase of volunteering is to create lessons linked to Tamil Nadu State Board Syllabus. You can cover English medium or Tamil medium syllabus. You can create lessons in English or Tamil or both.

If you don’t have access to school textbooks, you can still Volunteer. We will provide links for free online access. 
If you prefer some other Board, you are welcome too. We intend to cover all school Boards in India.

Links to know further about LessonPot


Email: ravi@lessonpot.com

Phone: 98458 81371

Nishchint – Services for the elderly in Mumbai

Nishchint’s area of work is the lonely elderly of Mumbai. These are typically financially independent elders who stay alone or with their equally old spouse, who’s children have moved overseas and settled there, or basically live away from them for whatever reason. Due to physical deterioration and lack of confidence, the elderly’s lifestyle has changed by being restricted to their house. They are reasonably well-off and can afford maids who technically do everything a maid would. But the place of a daughter or son in their life is missing. We try and fill that gap.

Volunteering for Nishchint
We have adopted about 13-14 elderly within and outside Mumbai (not-financially) and engage with them to alleviate their loneliness through love care and companionship. Trying to get them back to their hobbies, improving their social participation, help them with banking, any health issues, issues related to mobility, etc.

We would like to expand a bit now create a team of volunteers who can reach more lonely elderly in the city and provide them with this kind of warmth, love and care and attend to any exigencies in their life. We need the help of volunteers who can adopt some couples and make their life enjoyable.

Each Volunteer / set of volunteers will be be adopting one more elderly couples and conduct the following for the adopted elderly:

1. Visit them once a forthnight and call twice a week for casual conversations and chit chat.
2. Get them back to their hobbies.
3. Take them out once in a month , say for movies, plays, music concerts, dinners or to their relatives place. Basically get them to start socialising again.
4. Take them for regular walks whenever the volunteer visits the elderly
5. Assist them with technology like whatsapp, emails, skype with their children.
6. In case of any health issues, take them to the doctor / hospital.


  • Briefing and short training before adoption will be given
  • Location will be at the elderly’s home
  • Visit elderly’s house once once a fortnight
  • Telephone calls once a week
  • Organising a social activity for them once a month


  • Caring, loving and compassionate people
  • Open, extrovert personality, ability to bond quickly and gain trust.
  • Patience In dealing with the elderly
  • About 7 hours in a month (excluding travel time if any)
  • Gaining trust and bonding with elderly people takes time, hence willingness to commit for a minimum of 6 months.



VAISHALI P CHAVAN – vaishali@nishchint.org

9820467802 / 8369633279

Interested volunteers can mail the following details to the above mentioned email ID:

  1. Name
  2. Address/Location convenient in Mumbai
  3. email, Phone number
  4. Age
  5. About yourself
  6. Past volunteering done with elderly
  7. Any experience of dealing with elderly


Elder people being engaged by volunteers

Elder enjoying with volunteers

Teach For India Fellowship – Last date to apply 21 March

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, our 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.

Why should your students join the Teach for India movement?

They’ll play a big part in solving India’s ed 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.

For more information and to apply for the fellowship, click here

Road Safety Awareness – National Volunteering Week | Mumbai

The time of the year is back! Bhumi partners with CII for India@75 National Volunteering Week (NVW) which envisions what India should be in its 75th year of independence and seeks to bring everybody together in order to create an eco-system for structured volunteering in India.

We are going to celebrate India@75 National Volunteering Week (NVW) for the fourth year in succession from 18 – 24 January, 2017. This time during the week, lets take the pledge #IforIndia by volunteering for Road Safety  Awareness in Mumbai!
Sign up below and let’s volunteer to make India, an accident free nation !

Join the Indian School of Development Management

Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) have launched Admissions for 1 year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (2017-18) http://www.isdm.org.in/post-graduation-programs/.

For further information contact 9999796993(Kanupriya) / 8971497788 (Gaurav).

If you are looking for a career in the non-profit sector, we invite you to an exclusive talk by founders of Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) on Skills to succeed in development management
Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Place: Teach For India, Chennai office: Google Map
Time: 5.30 PM – 7PM

Khan Academy’s “India Talent Search”

Khan Academy launches India Talent Search

Enter Khan Academy’s India Talent Search, and you could be their next video star! They’re looking for amazing explainers to help build the world’s most comprehensive, engaging library of videos. Don’t miss your chance to win INR 1 Lakh, be considered for a video creation contract with Khan Academy, and meet Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy.

They’re looking for submissions primarily in math and science, in English and/or Hindi. If you have a passion for teaching and a knack for making challenging concepts seem simple, send in one of your videos! All entries are due by Dec 12th.

Click here to enter the contest – www.khanacademy.org/r/indiatalentsearch

Contribute to iVolunteer’s research


As announced during the iVolunteer Awards on September 27th, iVolunteer is launching a country-wide research, the first of its kind, focusing on recent trends in volunteering in India. Through testimonies form individual volunteers, NGOs, and corporate leaders, combined with multiple surveys and an analysis of the literature, the study will establish a comprehensive overview of the volunteering sector in India.

What differentiates volunteers form non-volunteers, and regular volunteers from occasional volunteers? What makes employees engage within their company’s volunteering programme? How can organizations increase the impact of their volunteers? What are the constraints for individuals? NGOs? Companies? Schools?

These are a few of the questions we wish to answer. To do so, we are gathering your opinions and experiences through a survey. We will study your responses and the analysis will be part of our upcoming report on volunteering trends in India.

Make your voice heard

The survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes, and it is open to volunteers and non volunteers alike. All information collected will be kept confidential and used by iVolunteer only.Please help us by sharing the survey with your friends, family and colleagues.

For more information about our research, please write to research@ivolunteer.in

Thank you!

Daan Utsav 2016

Activities Format: Name | Date | Place | Link


  • Audio book recording | Oct 2 to 8 | Your own home or office | Details here
  • Blood Donation pledge | Oct 5 | Your own home or office | Details here


  • Swatch bharath | Oct 2 | Majestic bus terminus | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Reading activity | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here


  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Gov.Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 Chandigarh, | Details here
  • Reading Activity | Oct 4 | Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh | Details here
  • Tree plantation | Oct 7 | Senior secondary school, Phase 3B1, Mohali | Details here
  • Sewa sandwich | Oct 8 | Gurudwara sahib (tentative) | Details here


  • Clean up after dark | Oct 1 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Beach clean up | Oct 2 | Labour statue to Akkarai | Details here
  • Traffic awareness campaign |  Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Audio book recording | Oct 2 to 8 | Home or office | Details here 
  • MURAil (Railway station beautification) | Oct 2 to 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Volunteer for  NGOs | Oct 2 to 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Scribe | Oct 3 | Presidency College, Beach Road | Details here
  • Magic collar | Oct 5 | Soon to be fixed | Details here 
  • Tree plantation | Oct 6 & 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Puppy bath & shelter cleaning | Oct 8 | Blue cross of India, Velachery | Details here


  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Rajendra Ashram | Details here
  • Tree plantation | Oct 6 | Sector 6 Park, Near Sector 15 Metro, Station Noida | Details here
  • Blood donation camp | Oct 7 | Tower B1, Spaze IT Park, Sector 49, Sohna road, Gurgaon | Details here
  • Paper bag | Oct 8 | Rajendra Asharam, Pandav Nagar, Near Akshardham, Metro Station Delhi | Details here


  • Swacch Bharat | Oct 2 | Nehru park, near regal square | Details here
  • Animal feeding & Magic Collar | Oct 4 | Nehru park | Details here
  • Traffic Awareness | Oct 6 | Report at MTH compound | Details here
  • A day at old age home | Oct 7 | EVENT CANCELLED | Details here
  • Seva Sandwich | Oct 8 | Soon to be updated | Details here


  • Swach Bharat | Oct 2 | Jln Marg | Details here 
  • Tree plantation | Oct 2 | Shipra path and Madhyam Marg in Mansarovar | Details here
  • Reading story | Oct 8 |  Multiple locations | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here




  • Food & clothes donation | Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Pedestrian day | Oct 2 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Cleanliness drive | Oct 2 | Swargate bus stand | Details here
  • Traffic control | Oct 2 | Dagdusheth Temple | Details here 
  • No smoking & spitting campaign | Oct 2 | Deccan, FclC road, JM road, Apte road | Details here
  • Mehendi /Tattoo stall & Social awareness | Oct 2 | MG road | Details here
  • Seva sandwich | Oct 8 | S.P college Tilak road | Details here
  • Food donation drive | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here
  • Story telling session | Oct 8 | Multiple locations | Details here

Beach Clean up during Daan Utsav 2016 | Mumbai

The Juhu  shoreline is filled up with waste and garbage. An initiative has been planned to clean the beach for a healthy environment and encouraging volunteers to experience the joy of cleaning. Here we invite you to one of a kind cross-cultural cleanup drive to preserve the nature, treasure and retain the pride of Mumbai.

Date: October, 2nd

Time: 7.30 am to 9.30 am

Location: JUHU Beach

Point of contacts: Satheesh Ravi – +917299156616 / Nayantara – +917045360170

Donate for Beach Clean Up in Mumbai

Robin Hood Army – Mission 500k

It’s India and Pakistan’s 70th year of Independence. We wanted to talk about our common enemy – HUNGER.

There are 230 million people on both sides of the border who do not have two square meals a day. 230 million. We lose 7000 of our countrymen every single day because of hunger. This Independence Day – let’s change that. We shall not blame the state, social workers, celebrities – it is time for you to step forward. The biggest act of freedom is serving your countrymen.

The major startups, VH1, musicians, and RHA, are coming together in an unprecedented mission to unite Indians and Pakistanis into action. On Independence Day, together we shall serve the number of citizens we have served in the past two years in the RHA, in two days5,00,000 people in need.

Ready to join the war? Here’s how:

    • Gather your friends and family, reach out to people who are less fortunate – the homeless, an orphanage, old age homes
    • If you belong to a corporate office/ college – get your whole team outdoors to make a difference
    • Don’t just serve food, talk to people, listen to them – everyone has a story they love sharing
    • Take happy pictures and share these moments on social media with the hashtag #Mission500k. Also share this with everyone across India and Pakistan.
    • Any impact is positive – whether you help ten people or a thousand, every bit counts
    • Lastly, don’t forget to wear green (Be Robin Hood)
    • Details for cities:

      1.Noida | Venue: Sector Park- Oppposite House no.99/b, Block C, Sector 44, Noida | Date: 15th August,2016 (Monday) | Time: 1:00pm | Contact: Kasturi +917045044254

      2.Powai | Date: Sunday August 14th | Time: 11.00 am onwards | Contact: Seema Buckshee +91 9920377244

      3.Bandra | Date: Sunday August 14th | Time: 10.30 am onwards  OR
      Date: Monday August 15th | Time: 2 pm onwards
      Contact: Mrinali Kaul | Phone: +91 9820169868

      4.South Mumbai (Marine Lines to Mahim) | Date: Sunday August 14th | Time: 10.00 am onwards OR
      Date: Monday August 15th | Time: 10 am onwards
      Contact: Priyanka Tripathi +91 8452882756