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

Contact

Email: ravi@lessonpot.com

Phone: 98458 81371

Chennai Coastal Clean-up: 8th Edition

World’s second largest shoreline for by the Chennai beaches is filled with litter. In this regard, Chennai Trekking Club has planned to clean the Marina beach and Akkarai beach for a healthy environment, and encourage volunteers to reduce plastics and carbon footprint. This Chennai Coastal Cleanup – 8th Edition is scheduled for the weekend.
Date: 18 June 2017
Time: 6 am to 9 am
Clean-up venue: Santhome beach
Bhumi is supporting the initiative and urges volunteers to join the mega cleanup and create awareness in reducing plastics usage and littering. Our volunteers will be assembling at Santhome Beach at 6 am. You can also share the news with your friends and relatives and encourage them to join us.
For any queries, contact – 9952038216.

Volunteers required for Pinkathon Chennai

This requirement doesn’t exist any more, register here for other volunteering opportunities.

Pinkathon is India’s Biggest Women’s run founded by Milind Soman, created with the objective of spreading awareness about women’s health related issues, breast cancer in particular. Chennai will see this exclusive grand marathon on July 2, 2017.

The marathon is conceived as more than just a running event. It will see a participation of more than 65,000 women across 8 cities. Right from the start, the Pinkathon was developed more as a community project to spread awareness on the importance of an active lifestyle for women and health issues that put women’s lives at risk. At the core of this pan India project is the run in each city, built around which are year round training sessions, free offers of medical checkups and mammograms for all participants, training workshops and counseling sessions for various marginalized communities and even a symbolic planting of 1000 trees in each city to make a stronger connection between the health of each individual and the health of the environment.

Pinkathon seeks support from Bhumi for volunteers to organise and assist in smooth conducting of the event. Interested volunteers can register in the form below. Certificates will be issued to all the volunteers stating their contribution towards Pinkathon Chennai 2017. On the main day volunteers will be provided with a t- shirt.

Pinkathon 2017 volunteer requirment:

30th June – (Pink Carniva) Bib Expo
Time : 9 :00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Chennai Mall (TBD)

1st July(Pink Carniva) Bib Expo
Time : 9 :00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Chennai Mall (TBD)

2 July – Main Day
Time : 9pm 1st July – 10am 2nd July
Venue: Island ground , Chennai

*Volunteers will be provided with F&B for the Main Day*

This requirement doesn’t exist any more, register here for other volunteering opportunities.

PINKATHON CHENNAI 2017

Is event promotion your forte? Here is a chance for you to prove and improve your skill – Pinkathon Chennai 2017 seeks aspiring interns.

What is Pinkathon?

The Pinkathon, organized by the United Sisters Foundation (USF), is conceived as more than just a running event. It will see a participation of more than 65,000 women across 8 cities. Right from the start, the Pinkathon was developed more as a community project to spread awareness on the importance of an active lifestyle for women and health issues that put women’s lives at risk.

At the core of this pan India project is the run in each city, built around which are year round training sessions, free offers of medical checkups and mammograms for all participants, training workshops and counseling sessions for various marginalized communities and even a symbolic planting of 1000 trees in each city to make a stronger connection between the health of each individual and the health of the environment. Another green initiative is to encourage the participants to make the Eco Friendly choice of drinking from a reusable cup rather than a disposable plastic bottle on the route. These initiatives, developed by the United Sisters Foundation, are unique to the Pinkathon and are not practiced in any other running event in the country.

The inclusive and empowering nature of this project has encouraged an unprecedented response from women across the length and breadth of the country, from Delhi to Chennai and Mumbai to Guwahati.

Pinkathon Chennai 2017 is scheduled for the 2nd of July. USF seeks 2 interns for organizing and promotion of events. Interns will be given a Letter of Recommendation by the USF.

Details:

  • Joining: Immediate
  • Internship upto: 2nd July
  • Skills Required:
    1. Good Communication skills
    2. Basic knowledge of MS Office (Powerpoint and Excel)
  • Languages Known: Tamil, English
  • Interns should have laptops with MS Office to work on
  • Job Role:
    1. Promoting the event in the city in every way possible
    2. Assisting in organising the Promotional Events focussed on special groups like Visually Impaired,   Hearing Impaired, Cancer Survivors etc
    3. Helping in finding leads for Participation and Sponsorship
  • Interns will be reimbursed all expenses incurred for the event like travel to offices for meetings, etc

For details and application, contact:

Chandrika Sanghi

Mobile : (+91) 8879943659
Email : chandrika.usf@gmail.com

Volunteer for RKNagar accessible elections | Chennai

Disability Rights Alliance along with a couple of other disability associations is planning to conduct access audits / surveys of polling booths to figure out if the polling booths are fully accessible for persons with disabilities and if not what accessibility measures and standards are missing. A report of the audit will be presented to the Election Officer at the end of audit. Zonal Engineers from all wards would accompany us in this exercise.
We request the public, students and our well wishers to join us in the audit and support us in our efforts to realize  inclusive & accessible elections and thus exercise fair & inclusive democracy.
Date – March 27th 2017
Time – 8 a.m to 2 p.m
Location – Zonal Office of Corporation of Chennai, Zone 4, No.266, Thiruvottiyur High Rd, Old Washermanpet, Chennai – 21
Point of Contact – 9952038216

Volunteer for Wall Painting – EFI

Volunteering for Wall Painting is a great way to give back and get connected to your community at large. Mudichur Village needs volunteers to help with a wide range of tasks. What could be a better way than cleaning up the city’s walls and to add art work to beautify the space at the same time ?
Date – March 19th (Sunday)
Time – 7 a.m to 10 a.m
Location – Lucky Bazaar, Mudichur, West Tambaram.
Map Link – bit.ly/Lucky-Bazaar
Bus Stop Name – Lucky Bazaar
MTC Buses – 583 and 55 from West Tambaram
Contact – 9789477534

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

Volunteer for Disability Survey – NREGA | Chennai

Equals Centre for Promotion of Social Justice is a Chennai based non- profit organisation.
We have been chosen to do a study report on the Socio Economic Impact of NREGA on persons with disability. Its a very short term project that was allotted to us only. We cordially invite you to volunteer for the survey.
The volunteers will gain from the training that have been planned before going into the field and also the experience of understanding the ground realities of persons with disability.
Date – March 18th to 26th
Time – 10 a.m to 2 p.m
Location – Areas in Kancheepuram
Contact – 9952038216

Volunteer for AID India State Sports Event | Chennai

Volunteer for AID India State Sports Event (20th Anniversary)
Date – March 19th 2017
Time – 9 a.m to 6 p.m
Location – Dr. M.G.R. Janaki College, Opposite to Sathya Studio, Near Adyar Bridge.
Roles – Assist in Running Carnival Games, Assist in Running Team – Building Activities, Participate along with Eureka School Students on a Quiz, Assist in Stage and Venue Coordination on the event day.

Run for Education- Round Table India | Chennai

Round Table India is organizing a Run for Education to raise funds for the Long Term Project – Freedom Through Education where they build 1 classroom per day, everyday. This year on 12th March 2017, they are organizing the Run at Chettinad Vidyasharam School, RA Puram, Adyar. Expecting over 1500 runners to participate and they need volunteers for assistance in managing the event.

Date – March 12th 2017
Time – 5 a.m to 8.30 a.m
Location – Chettinad Vidyasharam School, RA Puram, Adyar, Chennai.

Contact – Santhosh – 7200649668