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

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

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.

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Arpan, an NGO operating in the field of innovative education, is seeking volunteers for its charity fashion show and art education projects

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Arpan is a 2006 Registered Trust, which is actively  operating in the field of innovative education.

They started providing free tuition in various slums of Delhi and today they are reaching 500 children within the age group of 7-­17 years of age.  Their primary focus area has been to use education as a tool for the holistic development of each child. 

They use performing and visual arts for Life Skills training.
They are on a mission to take positive role models to the doorstep of each child existing in challenging situations, such as the urban slums, shelter homes and children on the streets.
They use theatre, painting, storytelling, movies, interactive games and wall painting to fulfill their mission.

Arpan have been mindful to keep their reach all inclusive; they are targeting children with special needs, children from disadvantaged socio-­economic strata and children in mainstream schools as well.

Through constructive ‘play’ activities they want to bring in much-needed behavioural change, empower children to understand and deal with various issues concerning them and in turn make them active change agents for the future.

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These are our major projects that Arpan is currently running :

1) Rainbow town : They are running this project in an urban slum community in R.K.Puram, New  Delhi, where they provide art therapy to children and training children in various life skills.  .

2) Eco legends is a project in a public school, to train children in  green living; this also uses tools like art and craft.


3) Count me in : This project is aimed to help visually impaired children in one of the schools in Andh Vidyalaya; here they provide life skills through performing arts like story telling, and theatre.

Arpan is seeking volunteers to help out with all these educational art projects. For details on how you can take part and spend time educating children through these creative projects, please write directly to Arpan. (Email details below.)

Fashion Show

Arpan is planning to hold a Charity fashion show to raise funds and awareness and seeking volunteers who can organize and participate.  Anyone interested should contact Arpan directly, by writing to Sneha Thakur: sneha.thakur710@gmail.com


All funds  raised will help support the child education projects operated by the NGO.


For further details kindly have a look at their website, their Facebook page and/or their blog.

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Soulcialtravel is recruiting!

Soulcialtravel is growing and needs your assistance to help find new volunteers and or interns.

We are expanding our activities towards fundraising and awareness building for specific causes through event organization and other means.

Position: Internship on social business development

Job description:

The role of the social business development internship involves four distinct aspects:

  • Partnership development – developing partnerships with non-profits and social enterprises to be featured on the website;
  • Consumer marketing – increasing the awareness of the site among the general (travelling) public;
  • Revenue generation – developing the fundraising activities for partners which will in turn generate a revenue stream for Soulcialtravel.com;
  • Advocacy – assisting with the formalisation of social and responsible travel activities

Profile

Applicants should first and foremost have a strong sense of altruism, desire to give back to society and be sensitive to the issues in developing countries. They should also have a firm understanding of marketing and online marketing with good knowledge of social media marketing.

Experience in fundraising, events organization and B2B & B2C communication would be useful.

Strong command of English is required.

Education

Students who are studying or have completed the studies or individuals wishing to volunteer for a social organization.

Period

Minimum six months period.

Start date: As soon as possible

Remuneration: volunteer / non remunerated internship

If you are interested in joining our organization, you are welcome to send your application letter and your resume to info@soulcialtravel.com

The position is based in New Delhi, India.

About Soulcialtravel

Soulcialtravel aims to connect NGOs, charity shops, social enterprises and other such organizations with people either living in or travelling through cities in developing countries.

Through online campaigns it promotes the needs of partner NGOs seeking support in the form of volunteers, professional skills sharing and donations in kind as well as the services of social enterprises; through the blog, it tells the stories behind the people involved and the organizations themselves.

AFIPE the Indo French Association for Education seeks volunteers with professional skills 

AFIPE/FITFE provides education for girls living in one of Malad’s slums in Bombay.
The NGO provides them with books, note books, stationery and school fees.
When it is possible, it also organizes parties in the slum and picnics by the sea.
French volunteers come in to help from time to time.

 

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WHAT THEY NEED 

The association needs volunteers for shorts periods (one month maximum)
A number of skills are needed: medical, entertainment, drawing, hobbies etc.
They are also looking for volunteers with communication skills.

They are also interested in donations of stationery, books and note books (NB note books should be the Indian format).

 

 

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If you want to apply, please send an e-mail to : afipe2012@yahoo.fr

For more information about AFIPE, you can visit their website

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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.

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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.

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Volunteer communication manager required for video documentation

 

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.

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Habitat for Humanity in Delhi is looking for an intern for 3-6 months for a video documentation. The intern could be a student in communication, someone working in public relations or a journalist.
Travel and Food will be borne by Habitat for Humanity and a certificate will be provided at the end of the assignment.

This is a good opportunity to discover India with a social aspect to your stay. With your skills, you will be able to help communities and promote a good cause.

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

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, you can visit their website here and follow them on Facebook.

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Volunteer builders required to provide decent housing

 

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.

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Habitat for Humanity is looking for people like you to help.

  • June : One Day Builds, every day in Delhi. Group of 12 -15 people. You don’t have to be a builder to help, contact Habitat for Humanity for more information.
    Rs 2 500 / per person (Safety equipment, food and drinks and project implementation costs and a helping hand towards the home owner and their family )
  • Weekend Building in rural Rajasthan, Bharatpur (around 3 hours from Delhi). For one week-end, you will visit the bird sanctuary and experience rural building and help build homes, communities and hope.
  • June, July and depending on the work : Group of 12 -15 members. Brush of Kindness – Painting / whitewashing / painting of school classrooms etc.
    Rs 2500 / per person.

 

If you want to apply, please don’t hesitate and send an e-mail to : roselineo@hfhindia.org

 

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit their website here !

Follow them on Facebook !

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