Volunteer for Unnal Mudiyum Thozha – May Day event by Arsita

Bhumi invites volunteers to support Arsita Foundation’s “UNNAL MUDIUM THOZHA”, a May Day programme for physically challenged people.
Date: 9 May 2018
Time: 5.30PM
Venue: D.K kalyana Maaligai, Anna nagar Roundatana, Ch – 40.
Bhumi Contact: Gowtham – 8754552472
Event PoC: Arun Kumar – 9790777947 / 9790999514
Programme details:
  • Welfare Activity for physically challenged, women and kids
  • Award ceremony to the persons served, service related fields.

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Water Assessment survey in West Mambalam, Chennai

Gandhi Rural Education and Development Society (GREDS) at West Mambalam, Chennai, is conducting water assessment suvery in T.Nagar area.

In this door to door survey, the following information will be collected:

  • about basic needs of people
  • water sacricity level
  • whether safe drinking water is provided or not – water qualitiy
  • how they consume water, etc.


Date: upto May 31,2018

Time: 8 am to 11 am & 3 pm to 7 pm

Place: T.Nagar (following areas)

  • North Usman road
  • GN chetty road
  • Venkat Narayana road
  • Kodambakkam High road

Minimum qualifications for volunteers : +2 pass/fail, Age – min 18

Point of contact: Kumar – 7550255022 | Vengatesan – 8148543495 | Aravindhraj – 8667518953

Place of contact: 59,Ellaiamman Kovil Street,opp to Kittu Park,west mambalam, Chennai-33


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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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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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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

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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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.

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Nishchint – Services for the elderly in Mumbai

Nishchint’s area of work is the lonely elderly of Mumbai. These are typically financially independent elders who stay alone or with their equally old spouse, who’s children have moved overseas and settled there, or basically live away from them for whatever reason. Due to physical deterioration and lack of confidence, the elderly’s lifestyle has changed by being restricted to their house. They are reasonably well-off and can afford maids who technically do everything a maid would. But the place of a daughter or son in their life is missing. We try and fill that gap.

Volunteering for Nishchint
We have adopted about 13-14 elderly within and outside Mumbai (not-financially) and engage with them to alleviate their loneliness through love care and companionship. Trying to get them back to their hobbies, improving their social participation, help them with banking, any health issues, issues related to mobility, etc.

We would like to expand a bit now create a team of volunteers who can reach more lonely elderly in the city and provide them with this kind of warmth, love and care and attend to any exigencies in their life. We need the help of volunteers who can adopt some couples and make their life enjoyable.

Each Volunteer / set of volunteers will be be adopting one more elderly couples and conduct the following for the adopted elderly:

1. Visit them once a forthnight and call twice a week for casual conversations and chit chat.
2. Get them back to their hobbies.
3. Take them out once in a month , say for movies, plays, music concerts, dinners or to their relatives place. Basically get them to start socialising again.
4. Take them for regular walks whenever the volunteer visits the elderly
5. Assist them with technology like whatsapp, emails, skype with their children.
6. In case of any health issues, take them to the doctor / hospital.


  • Briefing and short training before adoption will be given
  • Location will be at the elderly’s home
  • Visit elderly’s house once once a fortnight
  • Telephone calls once a week
  • Organising a social activity for them once a month


  • Caring, loving and compassionate people
  • Open, extrovert personality, ability to bond quickly and gain trust.
  • Patience In dealing with the elderly
  • About 7 hours in a month (excluding travel time if any)
  • Gaining trust and bonding with elderly people takes time, hence willingness to commit for a minimum of 6 months.



VAISHALI P CHAVAN – [email protected]

9820467802 / 8369633279

Interested volunteers can mail the following details to the above mentioned email ID:

  1. Name
  2. Address/Location convenient in Mumbai
  3. email, Phone number
  4. Age
  5. About yourself
  6. Past volunteering done with elderly
  7. Any experience of dealing with elderly


Elder people being engaged by volunteers

Elder enjoying with volunteers