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



Website: www.samarthanam.org

Facebook: @samarthanaminfo

Twitter: @samarthanamTFTD

YouTube: samarthanam trust for the disabled



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

Phone no.: 9944511822 , 9043080081

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Audio book recording Independence special drive | Chandigarh

Light up the flame of imagination in the darkness of the sightless!
Volunteer to record yourself reading a course book that the visually impaired students can use to listen and widen their imagination.
We at Bhumi Chandigarh are organizing an event for the people with special needs. Spare an hour and help us record. Volunteers have to choose slots of 1 hour each, any time, per their convenience.

DatesAug 6th – Aug 13th (Not available on sunday, 7th Aug)

Venue: Cheema Trust, House no. 64, Sec-9A Chandigarh-160009.
Time slots8:30 am to 4:30pm
(1hour per slot) , also only two person per slot, for example 8:30am to 9:30am only two people can record. Volunteers can share their preferred time, and have to be present there at the time they chose

Volunteer Your Vision @ KVTC – Disability| Chennai

Karna Vidya Technology Centre (K.V.T.C.) is an exclusive technology centre for the Visually Impaired requires your support to Volunteer your Vision in helping increase the employability of Visually Challenged youth.

Vision – Empowering Visually Impaired through Employment

KVTC caters to 325 candidates with visual impairment currently and deliver vocational training towards employment of candidates

Volunteer Requirements at KVT

· Need support with Software installation.
· Need Support to demonstrate the software to candidates.
· Need improvement in spoken English.
· Need Support in creating educational materials.
· Need Volunteers to be a part of Employability Training visits – Visit to ATM to understand how it works, Visit to shopping mall – Exposure to mall culture, Visit to Bank – Understand Banking process like cash deposit, ATM card application etc.

To start Volunteering you have to attend one of the general volunteer workshops which consists of
· Grouping of Volunteers.
· Disability Awareness games – to understand disability from the perspective of a person with disability.
· Basic Sign Language and Braille workshop
· How to address a person with disability – Game.

Date & Time: will be communicated in advance

Place: Address – Karna Vidya Technology Centre RR Towers III, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai – 600 032. Raghu: Mobile: 9444976822, 9840018012

Please sign up below

Polling Booth Accessibility Survey – Disability | Tamilnadu

In May 2016, over 5.38 crore people in Tamilnadu will be eligible to exercise their franchise to elect a government for the state. Over 70% of us are expected to turn out and vote easily. However, as per WHO, about 10 to 15% of our population have some form of disability. Most people with disabilities face barriers to cast their vote due to inaccessibility of the polling booths.

Join Bhumi, Disability Rights Alliance and other voluntary organizations in conducting polling booth audits to assist the election commission of India in making a survey of all polling booths in Tamilnadu for accessibility.

The audit can be done by anyone who can install an app in an android phone and will take only 10 minutes. You can begin by auditing your own neighborhood school which serves as a polling booth before taking up other areas based on your availability.

Sign up using the form below and we will invite you for a short introduction to the volunteering programme and the survey.

Date: March 5, 2016

Place: Vidyasagar, # 1, Ranjith Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai – 85. Phone:044 2235 4784

Time: 5-6 PM

Audio Books for Visually Challenged – Disability | Bhumi | National

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The content of the books needed by the visually challenged would be sent to you as a PDF file,

  • Recording 20 pages would take you a week – approximately 4 hours of recording.
  • Background knowledge about any subject would not be required
  • Books are available in English and Tamil now.
  • Things required: A computer, Mobile or laptop with Microphone/Headset

Register Here

Events for Intellectually Challenged – Disability | Anbagam | Chennai

Anbagam is a charitable trust working for the wandering mentally ill for the past 17 years. During these years, Anbagam rescued 1640 and reunited 1200 people with their families in various parts of India. Currently Anbagam has 240 patients in three centres in Tamil Nadu. The home at Otteri has 35 female residents and Vichur accommodates 140 patients of both genders.


Volunteers needed for: Recreational programmes, creating awareness on mental illness, music programmes, training on vocational skills, gardening, farming, Meditation, yoga etc for the residents of the homes…

Preferred days: Wednesday / Friday / Saturday
Time: At your convenience any time between 10 AM to 4 PM
Places: Otteri & red Hills

Website: www.anbagam.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anbagam-Organization/695733940474317
Contact person: Joji Alex | [email protected] | 9884553950

Audio Books for Visually challenged – Disability | Bhumi | National

You can volunteer by recording audio books which they can listen to. Sign up here!

  • The content of the books needed by the visually challenged would be sent to you as a PDF file,
  • Recording 20 pages would take you a week – approximately 4 hours of recording.
  • Background knowledge about any subject would not be required
  • Books are available in English now, Tamil books maybe available in future
  • Things required: A computer or laptop with Microphone/Headset