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Help make videos about leprosy, disabilities and Fair Trade

MESH is an Indian NGO based in Uday Park, New Delhi (about 15 minutes from the British High Commission).

Their primary work is trading for rehabilitation. Using the principles of Fair Trade they buy products from groups of people affected by leprosy or with disabilities, and market them nationally from their shop in Uday Park and by export across the world.
In order to do all that more effectively they provide design support and capacity building support for the groups they buy from who are located across India.

Please see MESH website for more details www.mesh.org.in and their Facebook page.

Their international buyers are always asking for stories and case studies and video clips or sound bytes to help their customers understand the lives of the people who make the products and how their work is affecting their lives.

They have a limited staff team and are seeking the help of volunteers to make video(s), about the producers, the crafts and the work of MESH that can be uploaded and viewed through links on their website or other social media sites.

A keen amateur with some previous experience might find this task fascinating as it will provide a look at crafts, the lives of people with leprosy or with disabilities and their homes and work places.
If there are any professional film makers with time to volunteer they would of course be most welcome!

Anyone interested may contact me at jackybonney@mesh.org.in

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Volunteer financial advisor required for MESH

MESH is an Indian NGO based in Uday Park, New Delhi (about 15 minutes from the British High Commission).

Their primary work is trading for rehabilitation. Using the principles of Fair Trade they buy products from groups of people affected by leprosy or with disabilities, and market them nationally from their shop in Uday Park and by export across the world.
In order to do all that more effectively they provide design support and capacity building support for the groups they buy from who are located across India.

Please see MESH website for more details www.mesh.org.in and their Facebook page.

The total turnover of MESH in 2014/15 including funding for projects was Rs.22.8 million.
They have a staff of 14 people including one capable young accounts clerk responsible for all accounting matters, payroll, preparing for audit etc.
The senior most members of the team do not have any background in financial management and there is a need to recruit a Finance Manager/Director but funds are tight and they are struggling to find suitable candidates.
They do not want to wait until they find someone to begin building a long term financial strategy.

They need help to critically analyze their financial situation, identify ways to make the organization financially sustainable and the steps to be taken for long term growth.
The volunteer would have the opportunity to mentor their accounts clerk by talking him through the thinking processes for sound financial management and equip the senior management with an understanding of the basics of financial management.

The volunteer will need to have a good level of expertise in this field but the amount of time committed to MESH can be as little or as much as the volunteer wishes.
This volunteer activity has the potential to greatly impact MESH’s work and can be very rewarding for the volunteer.

Anyone interested may contact me at jackybonney@mesh.org.in

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Impact India Foundation is looking for volunteers

The vision of Impact India Foundation : Action Today To Prevent Disability Tomorrow

Their Mission :

  • To initiate, augment and intensify action against those causes of massively prevalent disablement against which there exists a potential for prevention and control, which can be delivered through existing delivery systems and available infrastructure.
  • To treat millions of people who are disabled by curable blindness, deafness and physical handicaps and deformities, by restoring sight, hearing, mobility and correction of facial deformities.

Impact India has two major ongoing projects :

– The Lifeline Express (LLE) Hospital Train
– The Community Health Initiative

What they need ?

project-lleFor the Lifeline Express Hospital Train:

Volunteers (up to five/six at a time) such as medical students , journalists, photographers, film makers or research students who wish to study this remarkable project, which provides medical treatment to about 6000 disabled poor people of all ages and gender in rural areas.

Treatment includes surgical correction of vision, hearing, cleft lips, orthopaedic, and treatment of epilepsy and dental problems, as well as, detection of breast, oral & cervical cancer). ALL treatment is conducted free of cost, at a rural railway station.

Volunteers’ missions : The volunteers could serve at the patients registration desks, in the pre and post operative areas, interact with the corporate sponsors and take care of the well-being of patients.  They could interview doctors, nurses and others involved in the project’s organisation.
project-chiFor the The Community Health Initiative : Seeking volunteers (upto five/six at a time) in Palghar district (located three hours North of Mumbai) in Maharashtra, India.

This project aims at the prevention of future disability and the generation of health through interventions focused on Adolescent, Reproductive, Maternal & Child Health Education and Nutrition in an integrated manner.
They are currently working in two locations in the Palghar District and would welcome medical students, research students, journalists, photographers and even those interested in understanding the challenges of living in rural India.

Volunteers’ missions : Help with the preparation / design of visual Flip Charts, Posters and other public health education materials (in the local language – Marathi) on subjects such as reducing anaemia in adolescent girls, rubella immunisation, sanitation & hygiene, cultivation of kitchen gardens, documentation of the initiatives (in English) and even training the CHI Field staff on basic computer skills (in English).

Good quality, high-resolution photographs are ongoing requirements at both projects.

Volunteering duration: Volunteers to both projects can stay for a few days, a few weeks or even many months, by paying for their own cost of travel, accommodation and hospitality.

If you want to apply, please send an e-mail to : olgamonteiro@impactindia.org

For more information about Impact India Foundation, you can visit their website or/and follow them on Facebook.

IMPACT INDIA

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Hearts For Hue is a local NGO in Hue city, Vietnam, working to improve the quality of life of Hue’s boat resettled people in the areas of health, education, sanitation, environment and hygiene awareness and household economic development, with particular attention to the communities’ children.

WHAT THEY NEED

3-4 volunteers per year.

SKILLS

The volunteers should have experience in business development, microfinance management, or organization development.

DURATION 

Volunteers should be able to dedicate at least 6 months​ to the mission.

TASKS

​-​Teaching English

-Coordinating with their officers to carry out out microfinance, livelihood support programs and community service programs

-Administrative work

 

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If you want to apply, please send an e-mail to : khanh.truong@heartsforhue.com

For more information about Hearts for Hue, you can visit their website and their profile.

Heart for Hue

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Volunteers on all levels required, administrative and operational

Hope & Health is an association of parents with adult children suffering from mental disability «Speranţă şi Sănătate» (Hope and Health). The Association exists since 2001 and it was founded by parents whose children suffer from mental diseases.

WHAT THEY NEED ?

This NGO operates mostly with the help of a strong volunteer base. They need volunteers on all levels, administrative and operational.

The commitment depends on each person’s free time and availability.

Adminsitrative positions

Health & Hope needs help in projects designing, application process, project management, office duties, PR activities, and so on.

Operational roles:

The association needs social workers, psychologists, therapists (art, music, dance, manufacturing, etc.), individual assistance to beneficiaries, work with them in the garden, in ceramic workshops, sewing, housekeeping, etc.

Skills :

While previous work experience with young people with intellectual and psychological disabilities is appreciated, they accept people without experience depending on the precise role and missions the volunteer would be carrying out.

Time :

Short time and long-time volunteers are welcomed.

If you want to apply, please send an e-mail to : tatiana@hopeandhealth.md

For more information about Hope & Health, you can visit their website or/and follow them on Facebook.

hopeandhealth

 

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