Urgent Volunteer opportunities at AID India | Chennai

1) In Eureka SuperKidz partnership team, Aid India needs volunteers to evaluate the English papers (the children performance evaluation sheets). There are about 3000 papers to be evaluated. Approximately 50 man hours is needed .You can also do a part of the same (say 100 – 200 papers). You can pick the papers at office and do it from your home.

Date: 17th August till 22nd August.
Place: Aid India Office – No: 45, Pycrofts Road First Street, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014
Contact person:  Shankar 8939820467.

2) In Eureka SuperKidz direct implementation team, Aid India needs volunteers to consolidate the evaluated data sheet. There are about 4000 papers to be consolidated across 20 blocks. Need approximately 20 volunteers who can consolidate one block each. Volunteers can pick the papers at office and do it from your home.

Date: 17th August till 22nd August
Place: Aid India Office – No: 45, Pycrofts Road First Street, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014
Contact person:  Srini – 8939820424  or Malay – 90032 75695.

3) Aid India need 20 volunteers who can travel to different blocks to able to track and check the functioning of randomly choosen Eureka SuperKidz center’s basic infrastructure and class quality audit work. College students can also pitch in. This work would require you to travel in the afternoon / one day (in case of far away blocks).

Date: Any day except for sundays
Place: Aid India Office – No: 45, Pycrofts Road First Street, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014
Contact person: Selva [email protected] / whatsapp 9790951652.

Dream Madras – 24th August 2016 | Chennai

United Way of Chennai (UWC)  is dedicated to improving lives in Tamil Nadu by identifying and addressing the long term needs of communities by promoting and encouraging voluntary charitable service and volunteerism.

Dream Madras is a program of United Way Chennai started in the year 2012 and is conducted in any one of the days during the Madras Week Celebrations. Each year around 130 private and government schools participate thematically. This year the theme will be making chennai a “smart city”. An exhibition will take place in the morning and cultural towards early afternoon for which prizes are distributed.

Volunteers are required to help organise this event. T-Shirts, food and certificates will be provided for those participating in this event.

Date24th August 2016

Time: 7:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: Valluvar Kottam, Chennai

Road Safety Awareness Campaign in Chennai @100 Signals – AUG 7 | Chennai

YamaDharmaRaja will be available in 100 signals to save the lives of the people who follows road safety rules! Join us in this wonderful nation building activity. LIFE IS PRECIOUS. We are losing life due to negligence. “Accidents are not fate, it is failure”

The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that more than 231000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in India every year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in India. In 2014 Tamil Nadu recorded 15190 fatalities, again highest for any other state in India. So we are moving in danger. Need to change the environment a risk-free for transportation.

ACCIDENT FREE NATION” is a grand social event that is responsible for 100 signals in Chennai  on Aug 7th Sunday 4:00PM -7:00PM for a massive Road Safety Awareness program.

Event objective:

  • Bring awareness to wear helmet and seat belt.
  • Ensure Safe Road crossing by insisting pedestrians on following rules.
  • Bring awareness on importance of abiding Traffic signal.
  • Bring awareness on the risks of driving with distractions (Mobile phones, Music players,etc.)
  • Campaign against drunken driving and bring awareness on risks associated with it.

Event activities:

  • MIME- Short Street plays on Road safety.
  • Campaign through speakers on safety rules and its necessities.
  • One to one conversation with people in signal for seat belt and helmet insistence.
  • Distribution of pamphlets, with details on road safety and its importance.
  •  Regulation of pedestrians on road crossing with insistence on following road rules.
  • Affixation of anti-glare stickers onto the headlights.
  • Guiding vehicles to stop before signal stop-line.
  • Cleaning of signals.
  • Discussion with officials to create safe traffic environment.

We need your contribution by volunteering for the above activities and bring about this social awareness! 

Day: August 7th 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Wanted: Volunteers to make #SeedBombs |Chennai

How many plants have you planted till now? Do you feel there is no space or no time for you to do so? Make no more excuses. Make a seed bomb and throw!

Our senior environmentalist, Nammalvar insists on planting trees wherever possible. Over the years of industrialization and urbanization there has been a rapid decrease in seed plantation resulting in loss of green spaces. It is now our responsibility to give back to mother nature.

Make no delay! Let us blast the seed bombs for the benefit of future. Simply throw your seed bombs into empty space and nature will take care of the rest.

What is a SEED BOMB?

  • It is mixture of Soil (5): Manure (3): Seed (1).
  • It is the most effective way to increase green footprint.
  • Mold a bomb (ball) and throw it into an empty space!

Seeds can be of:
1.Flowers (For butterfly and bees)
2.Millets/Vegetables (For cattle and human)
3.Trees (For our mother nature)

Join the Bhumi team in making 10,000 #SeedBombs

Days and time: 20th August Saturday/ 28th August Sunday/ 04th September Sunday/ 11th September Sunday
Place: Bhumi, 13/4, Cenotaph First Lane, Teynampet, Chennai – 18
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Google Map to location: http://bit.ly/BhumiCHQ

Volunteers for Dhyan Foundation | Chennai

Dhyan Foundation is an organisation teaching “YOG with a Spiritual Dimension”, sans commerce, under the guidance of YOGI ASHWINIJI. One of their projects include educating the underprivileged children at Anand Vidyalayas (AV), which are spread across India.

This requirement is for teaching volunteers (all subjects) at the AV at ICF Signal, near Anna Nagar in Chennai.
Group includes of 10 – 15 students, from classes 2-9.
Timings: 5 PM – 7 PM (can be made flexible, based on volunteer’s availability) – three to five days a week
Syllabus: aligned to 
TN State board and Matriculation
For queries, please contact 8939458977 and 9941296302

Volunteers for AID India | Chennai

AID India needs volunteers who can give us two Saturdays (on June 25, 2016 and July 2, 2016) to train its Eureka tutors in English content. These tutors take classes for children in villages in Tamil Nadu.

AID India’s resource team will train the volunteers in Chennai on June 25, 2016 at AID India’s office from 10 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided.

The volunteers will be required to travel to nearby districts on July 2, 2016 to train the tutors. It will be a day’s trip and AID India will reimburse the travel costs.

For queries, please contact 9790951652 / [email protected]

Volunteer for Education Survey | Chennai

Avanti Fellows is a pan India education based NGO working towards providing a platform for highly motivated student from the underprivileged section of the society to help in realizing their dream of scoring good marks and getting into colleges. We have been working in the education field for the past 4 years. Previously we have worked with IX and X standard students in Corporation schools.

Currently we are in the process of teaching (math and science) curriculum and mentoring behavioral management for about 1,500 students of IX over 15 schools of Chennai Corporation School. Avanti Fellow is looking for 30 volunteer surveyors for a period of one month to carry out its Baseline survey in about 24 Chennai Corporation schools.

The volunteers who are interested must be available from June 22, 2016 to July 23, 2016

The Volunteers will be paid a stipend of Rs 350 per day.

Skills – Able to speak read and understand Tamil and English.
Qualifications – Any college students or graduates.

For any queries, please contact: Benjamine Charles – 988420559

If you are interested to volunteer, please sign up below:

Volunteers for Hearts For Hearts | Chennai

Hearts for Hearts, a non-profit organisation in Chennai, is looking for volunteers to coordinate and manage health camps, and document the processes. If you’re interested, please sign up and the concerned will get in touch with you.

Hearts of Hearts ensures that surgical and interventional technology reaches the less affluent with heart diseases. Through its commendable work, the organisation has reached out to hundreds of children and adults, and improved their quality of life significantly.

Volunteers for Katha on Ratha | Chennai

“Katha on Ratha”, a “read along with children” program to instill the passion and confidence of reading and learning for young children, requires full-time fellows and volunteers to play the role of reading coaches who will be assigned to a school or cluster of schools (about 5) based on their availability and the school availability.

Graduates who are passionate in volunteering their time and inspired for the cause of instilling the passion of reading and learning among young children. Involves travelling to a select school on the same day of the week (mostly Saturday) in and around Chennai to engage with children in read along sessions; will be trained on story telling techniques to make the classroom sessions more engaging.

Reading Coach (fellow/ volunteer) needs to prepare and deliver the following as part of each Read along session:
· Reads Aloud a bilingual book (or set of two books) in English and Tamil in an engaging way using appropriate Role play/ story telling techniques
· Conduct activities to improve phonemic and phonics awareness, language fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Must have:
a. Strong passion to make good Education accessible for all children and sharing knowledge
b. Ready to work in challenging situation
c. Very strong English and Tamil communication skills
d. Participated in Extra- curricular activities with active Participation in any one of the following : Role play/ Story telling/ Puppet/Quiz/ Elocution
e. Passionate in Reading books and can be a role model for children
f.Rooted in strong value system