Volunteer for promotion of RTE25 | National

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Join volunteers in promoting awareness on the 25% quota for the under-privileged in private schools under the ‘Right To Education’ Act.

Save Turtles – Animal Welfare | Turtle Walks | Chennai

Only one in in 4000 Olive Ridley turtles survive to adulthood, you can help save them!


Turtles comes to land only when there is no light or human habitat around. They lay around 100 eggs and close it with mud. Unfortunately,dogs and people in coastal area harm the eggs. So volunteers are needed to recover these eggs.

The recovered eggs are protected by several hatcheries working along the coast, after 48 days those eggs turn to hatchlings and swim their way back to ocean with help of star light. They learn the magnetic signature of their birth place during their journey from sand to sea. When these turtles become adults they will return back to the same coast using the magnetic signature they learnt to lay their eggs (Natal homing).

Special Olympics – Disability | Unified Sports | Chennai

Spl Olympics
This event every year combines 600 special children with 600 hundred normal kids from orphanages to partner each other in various sporting activities and athletics to encourage these special kids to become more independent and confident. We require 100 volunteers for this event, to play various sports to boost the morale of these children and to make them feel that they are an important part of our society.
Date: Sunday, Jan 11, 2015
Place: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium – Map (Near Chennai Central)
Time: 9 AM – 12.30 PM 
This event is open to volunteers of all ages
For clarifications contact Volunteering Coordinator Mr.Chanesh @ 97913-17833

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My Village Survey | Lister Foundation

Be a village champion through the my Village Project! An initiative by Lister Foundation

My Village

Step 1: Collect data from a village of your choice based on the Village Template that we will provide you with in order to identify key challenges.
OR: Choose a village from our existing virtual village profiles.

Step 2: We will create aa virtual village profile on our website using the data, photos and videos collected by you. We will highlight the challenges and raise an appeal for donation towards meeting that challenge.

Step 3: Connect with successful village migrants and others interested in rural development to mobilise resources for addressing the challenges you identified.

Identify an implementation partner, or run the project yourself with the help of the village residents.
The data collection activity does not take more than half a day!

ASER Survey, TN | Pratham


1. Involve as volunteer – survey for 2 days (Mostly Friday & Saturday) in a villages (collect School information, Village, Household information and test children Tamil & English Reading ability and Basic arithmetic)
  • 3 day training is mandatory:( 14th oct – 16th oct/Tuesday, wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Survey: 17th and 18th oct, 2014
2. Involve as a Master Trainer for a district – To get trained from ASER state team and further impart training to assigned 35 volunteer in a given district. Following that, a MT has to monitor the survey through field visit and cross check via phone/desk check/field check and finally report to ASER state team.
  • 6 days of training is mandatory( Trichy, 6th oct to 11th oct 2014)
  • 1 Month engagement and will completely responsible for a district.
  •  Honorarium of Rs.4000 (four thousand only) will paid and all travel and food expenses covered by ASER.
3. Involve as External evaluator – The job is to go for field visit and randomly check the surveyed village with information’s required to check by ASER team.
  • 6 days of training is mandatory (Trichy, 6th oct to 11th oct 2014)
  • All travel  expenses will be covered by ASER

Other details on downloadable Google Spreadsheet

To volunteer contact Avinash, ASER Centre, TN

Reclaim Our Beaches – Urur Kuppam Beach Cleanup | Chennai | Dec 20

Date: December 20, 2014, Saturday
Place: Urur Kuppam, Besant Nagar
Time7:00 AM  | Please be present at the venue by 6:30 AM, introduction will be at 6:45 AM
Assembly PointThalapakatti Biriyani at the northern end of Eliotts beach, Besant Nagar
The cleanup is open to the first 100 volunteers only, please signup here.

1) Preferred attire: Loose clothes, shoes and caps if required
2) Bring an empty water bottle to fill water
3) Wear sun screen lotion if required
4) Garbage bags and gloves will be provided at the venue

Background:The Urur-Olcott Kuppam Margazhi Festival is conceived to heal art, and help art heal by opening art and artists to new audiences and different environments.

The 2014 debut event of the Urur Olcott Kuppam Margazhi Festival is being held in the spirit of Margazhi, of celebration, and recognising the power of art in evoking the oneness of life and the samenesses of human societies.

The festival comprises a beach clean-up and music and dance performances in Urur Kuppam. The beach clean-up will be held on December 20 at the Urur Kuppam in Besant Nagar.
Margazhi Beach Cleanup

India Fellow – Applications now open

We invite passionate young Indians who are looking for a platform to make a positive social impact and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius! Graduates or above from any discipline and aged between 20 to 28 years can apply. We aim to have a cohort comprising of a diverse pool of talent from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds.if-logo

Get first hand experience of ground challenges immersing with grassroots organizations spread across the length and breadth of the country. Get supported throughout the journey with trainings, reflection meets and mentor-ship. As you embark on a career of social change, you will find this network of co-fellows, alumni, trainers, organizations and mentors extremely valuable. Ideas will be created, everyday you will know yourself a little better, you will discover what you want to do with your own lives and learn to turn your ideas into reality. Read the thoughtful blogs by our fellows who are currently on the field experiencing all of this at Fellow Blogs.

India needs talented young leaders who have deep exposure to India’s broader realities; who understand the challenges and opportunities present in diverse environments; who have the empathy, skills and determination to create social good. India Fellow is a platform which helps you discover your own journeys towards becoming Socially Conscious Leaders of tomorrow.

The program has 3 tightly knit components of Training, Grassroots Work and Mentorship.

Interactions with experts from diverse walks of life
– Training on design thinking, development theories, management topics and personal leadership styles and skills
– Travel workshops and rural immersions for accelerated learning and gaining better perspectives
– Peer learning and sharing with co-fellows and networking with mentors, subject matter experts, alumni and NGOs
The fellow works on a field assignment with an authentic and committed grassroots organization. Living in their work areas, typically rural setups and working on a specific role, the fellow not only learns but also impacts the organization in myriad ways by bringing in their skills and enthusiasm. The organization supports the fellow with a monthly stipend of Rs. 15,000 for living expenses. Know more about our host organizations here.
Every fellow will be assigned a mentor. A mentor is an expert with considerable experience in their domain and will personally be a friend philosopher and guide to the fellow in his/her journey. Our mentors identify the criticality and need of investing in grooming the country’s youth and have benevolently part-taken in the responsibility of  guiding the India Fellows in their journey. Know more about them here.
India Fellow is for those who are not afraid to get lost or confused; those who believe that not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. So apply today to get lost and discover your journey. We look forward to reading your applications.


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