Types of work: Teaching English [ TE], Social Work [SW, washing /cleaning/food distribution etc],
Construction/ Reconstruction [ Cons], Art and Craft [AC], Health Care [HC].
Working Hours: 3-4 hours/day+ 2 hour workshop & cultural exchange
Place of work: India
Accommodation: Basic dormitory type in /Host family
Food: 3 time’s local veg food available.
Duration: 12 week to 48 weeks
Language: Basic English
Education : None
Supports included in the living cost: 3 times veg food, Shared simple dormitory type of accommodation in local host family as per available .
Supports excluded of living cost: Air ticket, Entry fees, Visa cost, Insurances cost, Medical
cost, personal cost( gift,drinking water,soft drinks,any special food,transportation and any other cost) which are not mentioned as included in the living
Period of stay: 12 weeks to 48 weeks ( long term)
Application process: online/post/email
Meeting point: Meeting point would be informed along with the info sheet to every volunteer / through our partner organizations well before to each camp starting date.
All volunteers are requested to arrive on the first day of the camp on time as per the info sheet .
Documents required for the applicant coming through our ccivs partners , are as follows:-
A. Copy of your passport [photo page & visa page].
B. If you are below 18 yrs. then we need approval letter from your parents/ legal guardian.
C. 2 copies of your recent photograph.
Responsibility to keep rules of SMILE & its partners to run the Work Camp.
Respect local cultures, dress cores, tradition very closely.
Open and flexible with the local food, accommodation set up, systems etc.
* Street children welfare project
No of volunteer needed: 24 ( 16 girls and 8 boys)
Location: Sealdah ,Kolkata
Short description: Sealdah is the main rail station of Kolkata (one of the old city inIndia )where nearly 300 street children lives with or without their family. Most of the children live these places with their family,also there are kids who lives alone at this place. Lack of food, education, medical facilities are the root of all problem .People are involving in different illegal activities due to the lack of job availabilities. Some people who lives here engaged in different types of work like daily labor, house servant, porter, Van puller and many other types of legal and illegal job.Since2003 ,SMILE is working at this place with the street kids in kolkata. Our target to bring Smile to every needy kids and we are trying to help these kids through out the year. Every Volunteer can get a chance to see and work with the neediest part of the country. You can always find yourself really important in this place. Only your love and affection can give these kids a chance to lead their life and stand on their own feet. Every Monday to Friday we provide different types of welfare service (eg: washing, cleaning, food distribution, medical service, teaching etc) and we need your hands in this mission. Every morning we help these kids to wash and clean and then provide them the basic education with the breakfast. Volunteers can have a very quality time in this project. After noon time volunteers are requested to prepare the lesion plan for the next day.
*Manual and office related project
No of volunteer needed: 12( 6girls and 6 boys)
Location: Madhyamgram ,West nBengal
Short description: Madhyamgram is located 20 k.m from the center kolkata. It is a peaceful village with electricity, internet and good transportation facilities. Local markets are very attractive and cheap. There are thousands of families who came from Bangladesh as a refugee and staying in their shanty settlement for years in these areas. Most of the people lives here belongs to the poor & middle
class families. SMILE has its centre located at this place where organization has it’s
Office .We need volunteers who can do manual work like construction helper,painting,group leader,youth motivator,art and craft trainer,animal lover,computer skill,online promotion,newsletter and other online related activities.
Volunteers of all age are welcome at this project. Your every moment would be valuable
and enjoyable by all means. Volunteer can witness the beauty of the Indian village in this area.
Work hour : 6/7 hours
Weekends : free