Month: February 2014

SMILE International Volunteer Opportunities India

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SMILE ,India 2014 ,international Workcamp Details:

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Dear friends ,partners and international volunteers !!


Greetings from Vibrant India !! Hope you are doing great in these days ! Here we are also doing fine .We are giving details of our upcoming projects where we need volunteers . Both LMTV and STV projects are in need of many energetic youth at SMILE,India . Please promote our projects and recruit motivated youth at our different projects as follows. 
We hope you already have our project details with you . If you still need any information please right back to me any time .

With best wishes

Kamala
Head of Volunteer Coordination ( kamala@smilengo.org)
SMILE
India
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WorkCamp and special camp project details :-



1.Project :- Street children welfare project ( TE/ HC / SW)

Location :sealdah and around 

Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days through orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
 ( cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks ).

Duration : 2 weeks

Details : 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. With every such family most number are children below 12 years including both girls and boys. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities. 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 in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.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. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveller .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment.  Smile Society (ngo) had started their activities since 2003 ! From the first day children from the street around its’ project area became the SMILE family members! Activities started with  washing,cleaning,cleaning cloth,cutting hair and nails and then basic education( pre-elementary ) / vocational training/art /craft /drama /language training /music training /other activities done for the children on regular basis. Once these activities over then lunch being distributed among the children at the project followed by different amusing games with the volunteers !! ThInternational volunteers can have a scope to creat game plan or vocational training activities for these angels. These projects are going the several places with the help of local community helper . We often welcome international workcamp volunteers and medium to long term volunteers to run these projects !! Volunteer can have a great fun to stay with the local host and learn local food habits/ culture/dress /cultural exchange programme on regular basis to learn each other as a part of the single SMILE family!! Volunteers would have great fun time altogether!
 

2.Project:Painting /Construction of Volunteer shelter cum training place( RENO )


Place:madhyamgram
 Duration: 2 weeks 

Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.

cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks.

 Details:- SMILE always believes in family type of environment !! Organisation always trying bring all Volunteers living at the same city can have a chance to live together with the local volunteers as a big family . So this year we are expecting to start such place with the help of our host families. So we are in need of volunteers in group to help in painting and construction our dream place which is known as volunteer shelter. simultaneously our sincere effort to have animal shelter,vocational training shelter,  rain water reserver to store rain water for further uses. So our Renovation and painting project has a great importance on our different projects . We are trying to bring different activities at one place . Such shelter would be our base point to bring help around . Presently shelter is going on under the observation and guidance of local host family .   We welcome young energetic hard working international volunteers to participate in our RENO camps ! We also welcome groups to come and help us in construction and painting !! So for those who want to spend an exciting volunteer activities ! Please join this camps !! 

2a. Project :Green House Construction Project

Details : Exciting workcamps at Smile ,India !! Save the mother planet !!!Green House construction project in support of Rain water harvesting  to grow vegetable for our street children everyday requirement!! Recently we just completed the first phase of Rain water harvesting project where Rain water being stored for further use. Now we are going to start Roof top Green House project at our Building to Grow vegetables to help daily need of our Children at different projects . Group with motivated youth are welcome !! First we will construct the Green House and go for plantation there after. This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture at our place . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange programme as well !! Energetic youth group required. 

Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host
family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days through orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
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Group needed- 20 volunteers. 
Duration : 2 weeks 
Your volunteers as individuals or groups welcome 

!Apply soon.


3.Project: Environment camp organic farming and Recycling Activities ( ENV )


Place : Madhyamgram and sealdah
Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
 cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks. 

Duration:2 weeks

Details: In SMILE we always been very careful about the environmental issues. India is a country where waste management ,pollution , lack of environmental knowledge among communities been a great point of concern for the future environmental issues. India is a country generally based of agriculture but using of chemical fertiliser creating lot of diseases ! Drinking water , vegetable become poisonous ,so  During these camps volunteer group help to plant tree saplings ,agriculture helper,organic farming,green house project,rain water harvesting etc. ,water management ,and recycling of the house hold waste to save our mother nature !!it is one of the important and valuable activities !!We need energetic and motivated youth!! project will be held at madhyamgram and sealdah area ! Help us to save our Mother Earth.

4.Project:- Animal welfare activities ( Animal )

Location: madhyamgram
Duration : 2 weeks

Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days through orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.

 cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks. 

Details: In smile family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats etc. in India there are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are no management system available for these animal.We organise several projects every year for these poor needy animals . Activities are mostly food distribution,grooming ,medication and taking care of dogs and cats at our shelter. We welcome international individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp. It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!! All volunteers taking this project should take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps.

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Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends  ….

*Darjeeling ( most famous hill station,Toy Train, Tea Garden in India )
*kalimpong ( famous Buddhist place and hill station)
*kurshiang ( lash green tea garden)
*Sikkim ( hill station with beautiful valley )
*puri ( the famous Hindu religious place and sea beach )
*Digha ( sea beach )*Bodh Gaya ( Famous Buddhist temple )
*varanashi ( famous Hindu temple and Ganges )
*shantiniketan ( one of the university established by great Nobel laureate Sri Rabindranath Tagor)
*Bishnupur ( ancient Bengali history, tera cotta ( clay made item ) ,sari etc.

Any of these places can be covered during weekends by train by self organise !!

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organised Package trip at the end of the camp can be organised by professionals……

* Taj Mahal ,Jaipur,Delhi etc. trip can also organise for the interested groups against extra cost ( minimum 4 person)

* weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.


International Workcamp & Special Camp list 2014 :-


CAMPCODE DATE LOCATION PROJECT VOLUNTEER REQUIRED OPEN VOL.PLACE

IWC 332 15-28 th Feb Sealdah Street children welfare 20.20

IWC 333 20th Feb-4th Mar Madhyamgram Painting        20 20

IWC 334 1-14th Mar Sealdah Street children welfare   20 20

IWC 335 5-19th Mar Madhyamgram Environment           20 20

IWC 336 17-30th Mar Sealdah Street Children welfare  20. 20

IWC 337 20th Mar-4th Apr Madhyamgram Painting        20  20

IWC 338 1-14th Apr Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 339 5-19th Apr Madhyamgram Environment.          20. 20

IWC 340 17-30th Apr Sealdah Street children welfare. 20. 20

IWC 341 20th Apr-4th May Madhyamgram Animal welfare. 10. 10

IWC 342 1-14th May Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 343 5-19th May Madhyamgram Environment           20  20

IWC 344 17-30th May Sealdah Street Children Welfare. 20. 20

IWC 345 20th May- 4th June Madhyamgram Green House   20. 20

IWC 346 1-14th June Sealdah Street children welfare. 20. 20

IWC 347 5-19th June Madhyamgram Environment.         20. 20

IWC 348 17-30th June Sealdah Street children welfare 20. 20

IWC 349 20th June-4th July Madhyamgram Green House   20. 20

IWC 350 1-14th July Sealdah Street children welfare. 20. 20

IWC 351 5-19th July Madhyamgram.   Environment.      20. 20

IWC 352 17-30th July Sealdah Street Children Welfare 20. 20

IWC 353 20th July-4th Aug Madhyamgram Green House    20. 20

IWC 354 1-14th Aug Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 355 5-19th Aug Madhyamgram Environment.          20. 20

IWC 356 17-30th Aug Sealdah Street children welfare. 20. 20

IWC 357 20th Aug-4th Sep Madhyamgram Animal welfare. 10. 10

IWC 358 1-14th Sep Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 359 5-19th Sep Madhyamgram Environment           20. 20

IWC 360 17-30th Sep Sealdah Street Children Welfare. 20. 20

IWC 361 20th Sep-4th Oct Madhyamgram Painting        20. 20

IWC 362 1-14th Oct Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 363 5-19th Oct Madhyamgram Environment.          20. 20

IWC 364 17-30th Oct Sealdah Street children welfare. 20. 20

IWC 365 20th Oct-4th Nov Madhyamgram Animal welfare. 10. 10

IWC 366 1-14th Nov Sealdah Street children welfare.  20. 20

IWC 367 5-19th Nov Madhyamgram. Environment.         20. 20

IWC 368 17-30th Nov Sealdah Street Children Welfare. 20  20

IWC 369 20th Nov-4th Dec Madhyamgram Painting         20.  20

IWC 370 1-14th Dec Sealdah Street children welfare.   20.  20

IWC 371 5-19th Dec Madhyamgram Environment.           20.  20

IWC 372 17-30th Dec Sealdah Street children welfare.  20.  20

IWC 373 20th Dec-4th Jan Madhyamgram Animal welfare.  10.  

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Long term and Medium term project 2014 :-


** Project: Street children welfare ( MTV 01 & LTV 01)
Place:Madhyamgram and Sealdah 
Duration : 7-11 wks( MTV01, LTV 01)
living cost : Euro 75/head / week basis from 7 to 12 weeks ( MTV 01 ,02,03,04)
Living cost : Euro 70/week/head from 13-24 weeks ( LTV 01,02,03,04).
Living cost includes 3 times local food and shared room at local host family, public transportation, orientation on arrival, pre departure orientation, local coordinator support , workshop training ,local language training included as well. 
 
(Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any,personal cost if any ,are volunteers’ own responsibility)
Starting Date:- Any time ( flexible)

** Project :- Computer and Manual assistant ( MTV02 & LTV 02 )
Starting date : Any time 
Place : Kolkata,madhyamgram
Age: 16+ yrs.
Male and female welcome
Family welcome
Only international volunteer

** Project :- Animal welfare ( MTV 03 & LTV 03)
Starting time : any time
Place : Madhyamgram
Age: 16+ yrs
Male and female international youth only
Group welcome

** Project :- Recycling waste  and Organic framing  ( MTV 04 & LTV 04)
Starting time :any time
Place : madhyamgram
Age:16+
Male and female international youth
Group welcome

Following projects available for Long term Volunteers……..

** Project: Street children welfare ( MTV 01 & LTV 01)

Details : 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. With every such family most number are children below 12 years including both girls and boys. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities. 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 in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.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. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveller .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Smile Society (ngo) had started their activities since 2003 ! From the first day children from the street around its’ project area became the SMILE family members! Activities started with washing,cleaning,cleaning cloth,cutting hair and nails and then basic education( pre-elementary ) / vocational training/art /craft /drama /language training /music training /other activities done for the children on regular basis. Once these activities over then lunch being distributed among the children at the project followed by different amusing games with the volunteers !! ThInternational volunteers can have a scope to creat game plan or vocational training activities for these angels. These projects are going the several places with the help of local community helper . We often welcome international workcamp volunteers and medium to long term volunteers to run these projects !! Volunteer can have a great fun to stay with the local host and learn local food habits/ culture/dress /cultural exchange programme on regular basis to learn each other as a part of the single SMILE family!! Volunteers would have great fun time altogether!

** Project :- Computer and Manual assistant ( MTV02 & LTV 02 )

Details: we are in need of long term volunteers who can help in computer advertisement ,blog writing ,newsletter writing ,survey and different manual type of odd jobs in the organisation. Volunteer should be capable of doing hard work and ready to get their hand dirty in any situation.
There are also odd jobs where volunteers might need to travel a lot alone. Communication all skill is important .

** Project :- Animal welfare ( MTV 03 & LTV 03)
Details: In smile family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats etc. in India there are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are no management system available for these animal.We organise several projects every year for these poor needy animals . Activities are mostly food distribution,grooming ,medication and taking care of dogs and cats at our shelter. We welcome international individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp. It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!! All volunteers taking this project should take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps.

** Project :- Recycling waste and Organic framing (Green House) ( MTV 04 & LTV 04)

Details : Exciting workcamps at Smile ,India !! Save the mother planet !!!Green House construction project in support of Rain water harvesting to grow vegetable for our street children everyday requirement through organic farming .Recycling waste to usable household item also the part of this project!! Recently we just completed the first phase of Rain water harvesting project where Rain water being stored for further use. Now we are going to start Roof top Green House project at our Building to Grow vegetables to help daily need of our Children at different projects . Group with motivated youth are welcome !! First we will construct the Green House and go for plantation there after. This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture at our place . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange programme as well !! Energetic youth group required.

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MTV & LTV Project  open places list :-

MLTV places ………



MTV & LTV Project  open places list :- ( 1 st feb onwards )

CODE. DATE. PLACE. WORK TYPE. VOL. REQUIRED. OPEN VOL. PLACES

MTV 01 ANY TIME SEALDAH Street children welfare and other manual 15 15 

MTV 02 ANY TIME MADHYAMGRAM OFFICE Assistant and other manual 8 8

LTV 01 ANY TIME SEALDAH Street children welfare and other manual 12 12

LTV 02 ANY TIME MADHYAMGRAM Office Assistant and other manual 6 6

MTV 03 ANY TIME Madhyamgram  Animal welfare 6 6

MTV 04 ANY TIME Madhyamgram Organic farming and recycling waste 8 8

LTV 03 ANY TIME Madhyamgram Animal welfare 6 6

LTV 04 ANY TIME MADHYAMGRAM Organic farming and Recycling waste 6 6


Youth and Senior Groups are welcome in our Group projects:-

* Street children welfare project ( SMILE Group project )

No of volunteer needed: 15-30
Starting date :- any time.
Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
(Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any,personal cost ,other transportation cost are volunteers’ own responsibility)

*Tree plantation and recycling* (Spl. Camps & Group camps)!!

Volunteer needed: 20
Location: Kolkata
Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
(Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any,personal cost if any,transportation cost are volunteers’ own responsibility)

*Renovation and Repainting Group Project

Volunteer:-15-30 vol. 
work type:-Renovation / Repaint/Manual/ work shop/cultural exch, Green House construction
Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days through orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
(Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any,personal cost if any other transportation cost are volunteers’ own responsibility)
Location : Madhyamgram,Kolkata 

**Apart from these projects there are many other projects waiting to welcome Group volunteers….

* Food preparation and distribution among street children
* Food preparation and distribution among dogs and cats
* Recyling waste 
* Drama and music for street children
*Green House project
* Organic farming

A group having 15-30 volunteers can take part in any of these short term 2 weeks Group projects .

Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,car transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,airport transfer , drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days through orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support , local language training ,also included.

EXCITING PACKAGE GROUP EXCURSION CAN BE ORGANISED FOR VOLUNTEERS   after their volunteering Camp. 

****Interested Group for package project can apply for 2 weeks volunteering + 1 week trip .( cost would be as per trip type and facilities provided . Our trips are all organised by professional travel partners.****

** On confirm application every volunteer will receive INFO SHEET of the applied project with further minute details,pickup information,emergency contact etc.***
            

Regards 
SMILE Admin 
SMILE Society (NGO),India Head Office ,

Member of CCIVS( in association with UNESCO),NVDA,WANGO,

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