Volunteer for ‘Unnal Mudiyum Thozha’ | A may day event by Artista

Artista Welfare Trust is organising a May day event ‘UNNAL MUDIUM THOZHA’ on May 4, 2019. Artista welfare trust is a non-profit organisation working for the well-being of differently-abled and women.
    • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Venue: D.K Mahal, Anna nagar – Roundtana, Chennai – 40

Programme details: ‘Unnal mudiyum thozha’ will include activities for physically challenged, women and kids, and an award ceremony to some successful people who are in service related fields

Artista has reached out to Bhumi for volunteer support. The event requires 40 volunteers (30 boys + 10 Girls). Interested volunteers can register in the form below. Volunteers will have to coordinate the event which will be involving about 500 – 600 people.

For queries, please contact:

  • Bhumi POC: 6374152103
  • Artista POC: 97907 77947 / 93445 57789

Volunteer for Youth Rocks foundation’s ‘Hausla 2019’

Volunteers are required for backstage management and guests management at Youth Rocks Foundation’s annual event Hausla 2019, scheduled on 17 February 2019.

Volunteers will help with managing the participants and the guests attending the annual event. The tasks include receiving and escorting guests, supervising lunch, stage management etc. Briefing and training will be handled by Youth Rocks beforehand in the preceding week.

Volunteer participation certificates will be awarded from Youth Rocks Foundation. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: 17 February, 2019 | Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Venue: WIC, Community Literature, 111/2, Rajpur Rd, Next To, Hathibarkala Salwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001.

Youth Rocks Foundation (YRF) is a non- profit organisation dedicated towards youth empowerment for the last 4 years. It is a youth focused platform which aims to ensure that every youngster gets a fair chance to explore his/her potential and live a fuller life.

Website: www.youthrocks.in

Facebook: fb/YouthRocksYRF

Point of Contact:

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Daan Utsav – Open letter from ten Ambassadors

The joint letter below signed by the 10 ambassadors endorsing #DaanUtsav and inviting every citizen of India to celebrate it, is here! It is signed Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Anu Aga, Azim Premji, Chhavi Rajawat, Devi Shetty, Justice Srikrishna, Lata Mangeshkar, Mary Kom and Sachin Tendulkar. Scroll down to read it, it is also available for download here.

To participate in Bhumi’s Daan Utsav activities click here.

To participate in or know more about other Daan Utsav events click here

DaanUtsav is India’s own festival that celebrates giving. It takes place every year from the 2nd to 8th October, providing you with the opportunity to contribute time, money, materials or skills to benefit an individual, organization or cause that means something to you.

Daan, in Pali or Sanskrit, connotes the virtue of generosity.

Our modern day lives can be extremely hectic with the pressures of day to day commute, work, meeting our own family and personal needs and overcoming the challenges that life throws at us. But we also read so many inspirational stories of people, taking that moment from their day and time to do an extra bit, not for themselves, but for others.

DaanUtsav is about celebrating that ability to do something for others. It is also about recognising that there is great joy to be found in giving of oneself, bringing a smile on the face of another, or helping someone overcome a difficult situation, even if only momentarily. This is not an organisation with a templated hierarchy run by a few or by any, but a celebration of the “Utsav of Daan”, promoted by hundreds of volunteers across the length and breadth of India.

Over the past 10 years, DaanUtsav has encouraged and inspired millions across the country. What started out as a simple idea, is now a mass movement of giving involving corporates, schools, colleges, not-for-profits, governments and communities. In recognition and appreciation of our voluntary participation, the global ‘Giving Tuesday’ initiative is now observed in India as well and falls on the Tuesday of the DaanUtsav week.

October 2nd also marks the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, who has inspired people world over to give back to society. There couldn’t be a better time for us to do more.

This year, we would love for you to join the celebration and we hope you will encourage your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to do the same. You can experience the joy of sharing whatever you can and your contribution need not be monetary. It could be spending time with the elderly, giving books, toys and other material to those who cannot afford them or volunteering at the local animal shelter – there’s so much you can do!

Take inspiration from the rickshaw drivers in Badamba, Odisha, who ferried elders from their village to the local medical camp at no cost, the vegetable vendors in Chennai who donated bags of vegetables to local NGOs or the young, visually impaired boy from Mumbai who volunteered his skill to paint the Mumbai Central station. These are just a few among thousands of stories. Each one of us is capable of this and more.

Ideas and inspiring acts of generosity are there in abundance, and you can find several, genuine organisations that help those in need and who would welcome your support. Several organisations, websites and platforms allow you to search for opportunities to donate, volunteer or give in kind. You can choose the one that touches your heart, or give directly to someone you already know. The choice and action remains yours. Do it selflessly. Do it happily.

As we ready ourselves for this year’s celebration, we have decided to take an extra step ahead. Just like Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Navroz and so many other festivals celebrated in our country, we have marked October 2 to October 8 as DaanUtsav in our calendars, to be celebrated this year and every year and we invite you to do the same.

Let the virtue of our Generosity be a celebration forever. Yours sincerely,

Important Instructions

How can this be used?

  • Can be sent along with a covering letter or other event collaterals (soft or hard copy form- printing in grayscale is allowed too)
  • Can mention in covering letter that Daan Utsav is endorsed by these 10 ambassadors and that they have invited the people of India to celebrate India’s festival of giving

Feel free to share it widely. However, while doing so, please ensure that this document CANNOT be edited or modified in any way

  1. no logos or elements can be added and the 10th year #DaanUtsav logo can’t be removed
  2. any org using this must not claim or imply in any way that the ambassadors have endorsed or supported their organisation or their events, etc.
  3. orgs or events should not create any other collateral on their own using these signatures or photographs or names of these ambassadors
  4. if there’s even the slightest doubt about whether something is allowed, don’t do it till you get positive confirmation from the Bhumi team via [email protected].

Apply for The Super 30 ERC of the 11th Jagriti Yatra

Greetings to all the young entrepreneurs of India!

It is that time of the year when the wheels meet the rails and 500 young people set out on another journey of passion, discovery and transformation, with a strong will to strengthen our country. To build India through enterprise. Till date, all the Yatras have been successful with the endeavours of The Super 30 ERC (Engine Room Club), which is an exclusive club of volunteers of the Jagriti Yatra and the prime force behind execution of the world’s largest train journey. The train runs on the persistent efforts of all the committed volunteers for 15 long days.

However, it is now time to give back to Jagriti by volunteering for the whole journey. So, here is an opportunity for zealous & dedicated Yatris to demonstrate their managerial and event organizing abilities, leadership and problem-solving skills and ultimately delivering one of the best Yatras ever.

If you are ready to witness the action behind the scenes by getting your hands dirty, come and join us as one of The Super 30 ERC members!

  • Duration: 1 December, 2018 – 15 January, 2019
  • Application Deadline: 12 am, 30 October, 2018 IST.
  • The final decision of allocation of departments of ERC will be made by the Executive team of Jagriti.
  • Jagriti will take care of travel, accommodations & food for The Super 30 ERC.
Apply now!


Rewarding volunteers – V-Awards 2018 by UN Volunteers with Bhumi

V- Awards is an initiative by the UN Volunteers in India to celebrate and encourage volunteerism among youth. V- Awards is supported by organisations in the development sector, Bhumi being one of them. V- Awards will recognize extraordinary young volunteers who are catalysts for change in their lives as well as their community.


Apply for V-Awards before the final deadline October 10, 2018 (Midnight IST)

Eligibility criteria:

– An Indian citizen between 16 to 29 years of age
– Volunteered for a minimum of 150 hours in a volunteering project over last year
– Meaningful engagement with community

For further information or queries, read the FAQs

Utilize this platform to inspire more people to volunteer for change and encourage volunteerism in India.

Apply now!

VoICE with Alert – India’s superhero network

ALERT VoICE(Volunteers In Case of Emergency) is first of it’s kind project in India that bridges the gap between medical emergency and arrival of professional help with voluntary First Response. It is a unique opportunity for a common man to rise up to the occasion and make a difference in the lives of many families.

As part of this project ALERT will train and enroll common public, yes You, to be part of a very ELITE NETWORK OF FIRST RESPONDERS in the country.
The network will be active in attending to any medical emergency on road, at home, workplace or even yourself.
What You Will Get:
  •  Two-day intensive first aid training program
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • First responder reflector jacket
  • Joint certification from ALERT and Apollo Hospitals
  • Life saver flash card

India’s first Superhero network with Chennai!

Road traffic accident: People gather around and do nothing till the ambulance arrives!

Heart attack at office: Colleagues panic and do nothing till the ambulance arrives!

Epilepsy (Fits) at home: The whole family panics and does nothing till the ambulance arrives!

We often hear from doctors “If only the patient had been given first aid or brought in a few minutes ago, he could have been saved.”

What if YOU were there?

Will you save the victim and be a Real HERO? Yes?

Apply here!

To know more about this program, click here.

Child safety and preventing abuse | Volunteer training

How To Tell Your Child is a Bangalore based social organisation that works on issues of child health such as preventing child sexual abuse and teaching child safety. In the past, the organisation has also worked with UNESCO and UNFPA. Their programs are implemented in over 40 countries.

How to Tell Your Child is conducting training programme for interested volunteers on the topic of child safety and preventing abuse.

Volunteers attending the training will be given a certificate from How To Tell Your Child. Training materials will also be given to hold these sessions for children in their neighbourhood or at local schools.

    • The training of the volunteers can take place over Skype or in person at their office in JP Nagar, Bangalore.
    • This volunteering opportunity is open Pan India and is not restricted to Bangalore.
    • The ensuing workshops for children after the training can be held as per the convenience of the volunteer.
    • It is recommended to hold at least one session on child safety per month.

For more information about this opportunity, contact: [email protected] or visit howtotellyourchild.com

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Volunteer at the Street Store | Blooming Beacon initiative

Blooming Beacon Social Welfare Association, in collaboration with Bhumi and other partnering organisations, is organising the 3rd Chapter of Street Store in Sembakkam, near Tambaram.

The aim of the event is to provide ‘dignified shopping experience to the needy’, where we will be giving free clothes, toys, bags, mattresses, women accessories and other necessary things to impact more than 15,000 slum people. We will also launch the campaign ‘Give Pads – Gift Hygiene‘ on the same day to provide free sanitary pads for a year to 2000 women/girls.

Date: April 1, 2018
Time: 9 a.m to 5.30 p.m
Venue: Sembakkam Municipal Community Hall, Kamarajapuram, Chennai-600073 | Map
POC: Lakshay – 8094759669

Bhumi invites volunteers for managing the Street Store to enable hassle-free experience for the people visiting. Register below to volunteer.

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Volunteer for SAARTHI – THE GUIDE | OpenLinks initiative

Open Links is looking for volunteers who can make education interesting by helping students to make and use good educational videos.

Volunteering requirements:

Below are few expectation form the volunteers:

  • Assist students to make educational videos
  • Volunteers should be able to read and understand the curriculum of classes 6 to 9 (Science, Maths, History etc)
  • Volunteers should be able to guide children on story writing and visualization.
  • Training and support will be provided to volunteers

Volunteering details:

  • Schools will be so selected that it lies in your nearest locality and your timing requirements. However, this may not be a perfect match.
  • Also school schedules can sometime change due to exams, other events, holidays or teacher priorities.
  • We expect you to work out your schedules with the schools so that the program can continue to run successfully during the year.
  • You will typically spend about 1-3 hours with the school every week.
  • Depending on school schedule you may visit the school about 30-40 weeks in a year; The rest of the time, you will be spending on preparation, reflections, sharing etc. in person or mostly on phone / internet with your coach.

Commitment: 6 hours/week for a minimum of 1 year.

Location: Chennai

Other details:

  • This is a pro-bono activity. You may also end up spending money for things like travel and internet.
  • Reasonable comfort and excitement about using IT tools. Confidence that you can manage syllabus of 6th to 10th.

Register below if you are interested. For any assistance/clarification, please visit www.OpenLinksFoundation.org or kindly contact OpenLinks at [email protected].

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Sports Day, CMS, MMDA – 1

A call to volunteers to help in Sports Event.

CMS, MMDA -1 School is conducting Sports Day on 23 February 2018. The Volunteers for this activity are required to help in the event.

Come, volunteer, encourage and witness the young champs in action. Register here to volunteer for the event.


Date: 23 February 2018

Time: 09:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

Venue: CMS, MMDA -1, Ward 75, Chennai – 600106


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