Participate in MoreToGive Walkathon to create awareness on organ donation

NDTV and Fortis has taken up the cause of organ donation and creating awareness through the campaign – More To Give. 

There is an increasing need of organs for transplantation. Lakhs of patients suffering from end-stage organ failure such as kidneys, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and more will be benefitted. Negative perceptions and a general lack of actionable concern are the key challenges faced along this journey. If we officially pledge our organs, each of us, on passing, can save up to 8 lives by way of organ donation. Even in death, we can give life to those waiting in the dark.

A pledge walk for organ donation is organised across 7 cities. Participate in this Organ Donation Walkathon to support the cause and bust the myths around it. Details are given below:

Date:  26 November 2017, Sunday

Timing: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (all cities listed below)

City and Venue:

  • Bengaluru: Fortis Hospital, 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM-B, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076
  • Chennai: Besant Nagar Beach (Elliot’s Beach)
  • Delhi: Safdarjung hospital  sports injury lawn (Please note changed venue)
  • Gurugram: Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sector 44, Opposite Huda City Centre, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
  • Jaipur: Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Mohali: Fortis Hospital, Sector 62, Phase – VIII, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
  • Mumbai: Fortis Hospital, D-702, Goregaon-Mulund Link Road, Mulund West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078

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India Fellow 2018

India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program. It includes working full time with a grassroots organization on a specific social issue. This, together with classroom training, peer sharing and mentorship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society. The application process for the next cohort of India Fellows is open, and the fellowship starts February 2018.

During the journey, the fellows gain deep insights and develop varied perspectives into the country, it’s people and the functioning; whilst contributing meaningfully to the host organizations’ social change mission. Also they are supported by a strong alumni network and mentors in their pursuit.

Apply now

A combination of an immersive grassroots experience with a credible non profit along with training and mentoring will come together to help bring out the best in them. You can know more about the fellowship design here.

Watch a video which summarizes the fellowship’s philosophy here.

Gramya Manthan – Winter edition applications invited


Gramya Manthan is a 10-day rural immersion journey with 30 passionate change agents to remote villages of our country. The 8th edition of the program will be happening in villages near Kutch, Gujarat from 22nd – 31st December 2017 hosted by Youth Alliance and is in collaboration with Sabarmati Ashram Trust and ESI, Sughad.

The program aims at developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around us by following our curiosity and discovering new understanding by creating a space to learn, to observe and engage with the diverse realities of our world.

The idea is also to bring ourselves into a rhythm with the surprisingly complex realities and wisdom of rural life, allowing ourselves a platform to begin to think more holistically and to challenge our preconceived notions about Indian rural communities.

Process of Gramya Manthan

Gramya Manthan is rooted in the timeless principles of the circle.

The facilitators co-create a space for each participant to express her/his unique self as we learn together. Learning happens in three ways:

•   We learn from each other
•   We learn with each other
•   We learn from our own self in the company of each other

To be part of 2017 Winter Edition cohort:

Apply here

Travel & Accommodation

• Food, stay and all other mandatory requirements during the program will be taken care of
• Participants will have to reach Ahmedabad city by Day 0 night or early morning on Day 1
• Pick and drop facility will be available at the Ahmedabad railway station on specific timings



• Program is open to both Indian and International applicants.
• Participants in the age group of 18-30 years will be preferred. Applicants below or beyond these age limits will be duly considered on case-to-case basis

Volunteer for Chennai duathlon 2017

Chennai Duathlon 2017 is organised by a group of cycling enthusiasts joined together and created the cycling group “Mongrels” in 2012. The intent was to combine fitness with fellowship. Duathlon is popular with athletes who do not come from a swimming background. Nearly everyone who can ride a bike and run can participate in a Duathlon.
Bhumi is Volunteer partner for the event and requests the support of volunteers for the same.
Date: October 8th 2017
Reporting Time: 3.30 a.m (upto 10 a.m)
Venue: DLF Garden City, Semmancheri, Chennai – 600130 | Map
Contact: 9952038216
Breakfast, Tee & Certificate will be provided to all volunteers.

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Spoken English Course by YWCA | Chennai

The Spoken English Course conducted for underprivileged women is a part of the Urban Community Development Program by YWCA of Madras at Poonamalle High Road, Vepery (near Dina Thandhi Office).
The women from diverse background come to attend the course. They come to improve their communication skills to gain self-confidence or become efficient in their respective jobs. Some women wish to help their children with their homework. They are mostly in the age group of 20-40 with varying levels of communication skills.
YWCA needs volunteers to train under-privileged women on Spoken English. The modules to be taught are fun based and easy to follow for any volunteer and can be effectively implemented on the spot.
The volunteer requirement are given below:
  • Preferably middle aged or retired men / women who can commit long term
  • Volunteering at the YWCA premises on Saturdays
  • Volunteers will follow prescribed fun based modules
  • To commence work from 16 September 2017 onwards
  • Individual may commit for two hours every week or alternate weeks
  • Good command over English language to engage the underprivileged women ( 20-40 age group)
Please sign up below to confirm your participation. Volunteers will have to attend the briefing session on September 16th (Saturday) from 10 a.m to 1 p.m at YWCA premises, Poonamalle High Road, Vepery, Near Dina Thandi Office.
For queries, contact – 9952038216

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CII – Job Fair 2017, Chennai

Confederation of Indian Industry’s Model Career Centre has partnered with Greater Chennai Police and National Career Service to organise a Job Fair exclusively for children from Police Family for the first time in Tamilnadu.

Sign up below as a volunteer for the Job Fair. Lunch, refreshments and certificates will be provided to all volunteers.

Roles of volunteer:

  • Assisting the Candidates
  • Helping the Employers in various ways
  • Crowd management and Operations management
Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 8 a.m to 4 p.m
Venue for the Job Fair: Santhome Higher Secondary School, 143, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004 | Map
Point of Contact: 9952038216

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Volunteer at The Purple Run, Sep 24 | Chennai

The vision of the Purple Run is to spread awareness on mental health. A portion of the proceeds raised at The Purple Run will be donated to NIMHANS – National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Science
Alzheimer’s is the 5th leading cause of death in people over 55 years old, and in India, more than 4 million people suffer from some form of dementia. Despite this, there’s a stigma attached to mental illness amongst us. The Purple Run, is an initiative by FORUM to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and mental illness among the young for the elderly.
Expecting over 1,500 runners to participate. We need volunteers for assistance in managing the event.
Date – September 24th 2017
Reporting Time for Volunteers – 4 a.m. (up to 9 a.m.)
Location – Olcott School, Besant Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai.
Landmark – Opposite Rajaji Bhavan and Besant Nagar Bus Depot
Map Link –
Contact – 99520-38216

Volunteer for Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a non-profit organization engaged in empowering people with disabilities and in distress in socio-economic-cultural fronts. It has various initiatives for Education, Livelihood, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Sports, Culture and Rehabilitation.

Samarthanam Trust is in need of volunteers for training, placement development, recording and other related work. Volunteers are welcome for the following daily activities: 

  • Soft skills, English grammar, current affairs, career guidance, computer theory, mock interview, mobility training , aptitude, reasoning, yoga, and counselling.

Address: Samarthanam trust for the disabled, Bhuvaneshwari nagar, Velacherry, Chennai-600042

Volunteering time: 2.00pm to 3.00 pm




Facebook: @samarthanaminfo

Twitter: @samarthanamTFTD

YouTube: samarthanam trust for the disabled



Email ID: [email protected] , [email protected]

Phone no.: 9944511822 , 9043080081

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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: [email protected]

Phone: 98458 81371

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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.

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