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

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.

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
  • Last day to apply: April 30, 2018

 

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

 

Apply now:

Last day to apply: April 30, 2018

Daan Utsav Fellowships 2017

iVolunteer, Impact Guru, IndiaCares, LetzChange and Swatantra Talim are proud to offer 2017 #DaanUtsav Fellowships. We have 7 exciting 6 month Fellowships on offer, evangelising #DaanUtsav from May 4-Nov 3, 2017. To know about the fellowship, click here.

Fellowship selection for 2017 is starting now, with opportunities based in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Lucknow. Two communications fellowships are also on offer this year. 5 Fellows rocked the first batch, and have graduated to become volunteers, in addition to pursuing their careers. 6 Fellows rocked the 2nd batch this year! Now you can join them in Year 3! Click here to apply for the 2017 Fellowships!

The DaanUtsav Fellowship is an opportunity for young professionals to create significant social change. The Fellowship will enable Fellows to reach out to and mobilise hundreds of thousands of citizens to give, and to experience the joy in doing so. Through this process, fellows will build a lot of hard and soft skills, develop fabulous relationships, grow in confidence, and get in touch with their inner selves. Above all, the Fellowship will help each of them experience the exhilarating joy in giving of oneself to society!

The application deadline for Phase 3 will close soon, so go ahead and apply now!

Apply now

Seva Sandwich during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Volunteer for Seva Sandwich this Daan Utsav and experience the joy of giving through making sandwiches and distributing to the people. No age bar is required for this activity.

Date – October 8th 2016
Time – 10 a.m to 2 p.m

Venue: Government Primary School,
5th Block, Opp. to Sivan Temple,
Mogappair West, Chennai – 37.
Location Link – https://goo.gl/maps/bbY4H5iFDc22

Reading activity during Daan Utsav 2016 | Chennai

Read a happy story to a kid this Daan Utsav and get inspired.

A beautiful reading activity where every person picks up a kid and reads a story on giving and also makes the kid read it. To the child, the activity is not just to stimulate the habit of reading but also to inculcate the value of giving. To the volunteer the activity is meant to be an eye-opener to the disparities in the education system in India.

Date – October 8th 2016

Time – 10 a.m to 12 p.m

Venue – Chennai High School – No.2, New Street, Kotturpuram, Chennai.

Landmark – Amma Canteen.

Map – http://bit.ly/2djE26G