Long term Volunteering Opportunities in India

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Refugee Kids Informal School

1.Refugee Children Informal School ( SMILE MLTV01)
Location: Madhyamgram, KolkataDuration-1-12 monthsWork type: TE,EDU,SOCI,CULVolunteer Required: 6Age:16+

Target Group for these camps:- 
Helping Children  (3-7 years) from the street( mostly refugees)  to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. It's an informal school for kids.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a very poorly condition at slums or on street corners like insects. Normal societies are so busy to deal with their personal daily problems, so have little time for these unfortunate people. . So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies. We have got our few projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on children face .
Work & Activities :-* Hygiene education* Introducing basic English* Story telling * Art & craft* Playing ( indoor games only)

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Street Children Welfare

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At SMILE Society - Voluntary Service Organisation, we know what exceptional service means, and go the extra mile to make sure our members are happy. We offer a wide range of resources for your convenience, and are committed to making your experience with us all the more enjoyable. With the help of our Educational Mentors, youth members will benefit from top of the line service and personal guidance in everything they seek.

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Underprivileged Girls Empowerment

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3.Underprivileged Girls Empowerment ( SMILE MLTV03)
Location: Madhyamgram,Kolkata,Duration-1-12 months,Work type: TE,EDU,SOCI,CUL,Volunteer Required: 4,Age:16+,
Target Group for these camps:- 
Empowering Girls from refugee families.These girls get basic education,vocational and handmade product training etc. It's an informal training center for girls.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a very poorly condition at slums or on street corners like insects.  Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies. We have got our few projects for these unfortunate street girls to train them and bring confidence in them at our  different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available to help and support these unfortunate girls  of the street  in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever girls too. .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. 

Work & Activities :* Spoken English* General knowledge improvement activities* Teach about Our World* Help girls to learn  how to make hand made products* Hygiene program

Animal welfare Volunteering

Stray Dogs Welfare

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4.Stray Dogs Welfare (SMILE MLTV04)

Location: Madhyamgram, Kolkata,Duration-1-12 months,Work type: ANIMAL,MANU,CUL,Volunteer Required: 6,Age:16+
Target :- Welfare activities like food distribution,health care,grooming to cats and dogs from SMILE NGO Domestic Animal Shelter.
Project background details:-In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and abandoned life . In SMILE family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter in 2009 where we take care of few dogs and cats on regular basis. There are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are almost no management system from local government available for these animal.There are long and short term volunteering opportunities available every year for these poor needy animals.
Work Activities:- * Food distribution* Cleaning and washing shelter* Grooming stray dogs* Care giving to stray dogs

Environmental Volunteering

Organic farming and nursary development

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5.Urban Organic farming & Nursery development ( SMILE MLTV05)
Target :- Encourage Urban organic farming among city dwellers and training youth volunteers .
Work Background:-Exciting sustainable environmental project at SMILE NGO ,India !! Save the mother planet. Our tagget to develop the. Nursery where we make saplings for community distribution.To  grow vegetable for street and refugee children everyday food requirement and to aware city dwellers how to grow vegetable even living in small apartment or lawn or even on the roof!!  Volunteer Group with motivated youth are welcome !!This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture  . International volunteer would have learn how to grow vegetable in urban area where open space not available.Through organic way of farming an farming backyard /roof/lawn or any other place available in any urban house . This project could resolve the food problem among urban based poor and lower middle class people. Also through our rooftop and vertical farming can bring down the carbon footprint. Even a person living on street can grow enough vegetable for him .This project can bring down environmental pollution level in cities if we can spread it around and creat proper awareness . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange programme  !! Energetic youth group for short or long term would be valuable in this project .Your volunteers as individuals or groups welcome .
Work Activities:-* Clay preparation* Watering* Organic fertilizer preparation* Care taking of the Nursary* Growing sapling * Germination assistance* Manual activities

Yoga Workshop & Community Kids teaching 

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6.Yoga Workshop and community kids teaching ( SMILE MLTV06)
Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian  yoga and meditation to bring Enlightenment in their life and Cure them and learn each other culture.
Work Details:- India is always been famous for yoga & meditation . While volunteering for neglected children, international youth can have chance to interact with Indian culture  . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture . Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.In this project volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Yoga and meditation class would be the main part of this project.. It would be fun fill entertainment project where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Project would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity,shopping places are all around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around.

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Self Defense to Underprivileged Girls

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7. Girls Self defence trainer( SMILE MLTV07)
Target Group :- Helping girls above 8+ years old ( mostly refugees girls ) of India to get basic education about self defense and awareness. Daily  grown up girls receives support at our center. 
Work details :- Girls living on street and slum always been victims of the cruelties of the societies. We are looking for energetic youth female volunteers to train our  girls the basic and advance self defence.We welcome only female volunteers in this project.

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Foreign Language Teaching

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8.Foreign language teaching ( SMILE MLTV08)
Target Group :- Helping Children between 8-14  years old ( mostly from destitute families) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 200+ families receives support at our different centres around.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a very poorly condition at slums or on street corners. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. Volunteers have chance to teach their own mother tongue to these kids.
Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. On every afternoon (after lunch)  volunteers would prepare the lesson plan for kids.  Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole action would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. 

Intercultural & Language Exchange

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9.Intercultural and Language Exchange ( SMILE MLTV09)
Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian culture ,food  and bring friendship and learn each other culture.
Project Background:-India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition,language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this project youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food . Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.
Work Details:-In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Local cooking lesson, local language class. It would be fun fill entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity, shopping places are all around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around.

 

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