As a global volunteer organization, we pride ourselves on partnering with local NGOs and public institutions in India to ensure that volunteers are providing for the specific needs in the region and that they are fully supported by our in-country staff throughout their journey.
I have made friends across the World who made my time spent in Kerala unforgettable. What Happens When I Arrive?
Being placed with an amazing family gave me the chance to experience Indian culture first hand. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one to three other volunteers of the same gender. The WWF wants to provide you with an insight into the world of conservation work on the ground, in the field.
Currently, we have one base in India, Cochin in the Kerala province. More than 3, employees took part this year, working to support initiatives benefiting residents in areas near SEA offices. Arrival and orientation The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Delhi on the Sunday before orientation.
Transportation to your destination and back 3. The buildings are usually simple brick houses of about three rooms with a corrugated tin roof.
This orientation week begins on your selected start date and your volunteer program will start the following week. And the work is physically challenging.
Volunteers created a check dam for water conservation, made artificial saltlicks which would serve as food sources for wildlife animals, as well as made seed bombs, and planted them in the forest. Learn more about the history of the city by visiting the old city of Fort Kochi where you can visit a Kathakali dance performance, try your hand at using the iconic Chinese fishing nets, or explore a Jain temple, a Portuguese capel and a Jewish synagogue all in one district.
You will also be given your orientation week schedule and provided details about your volunteer project and accommodation, to follow after the orientation week. It is mentioned in each opportunity. This diversity builds more than houses; it builds tolerance, trust and an abiding sense that we really do live in a small world after all.
Community living is at the heart of what we do so you will get to live in shared volunteer accommodation in Kerala or Kolkata. We came out of this experience with more than we had ever anticipated. Their personalities really shone through and I became very fond of them in the short time I was with them.
Food — it depends, you may find a volunteering program where food is provided.
Volunteers will not only work with women, but also girls, boys, and men, in an attempt to tackle gender inequality holistically. In Zambia, Kenya and India, the homes were constructed with red kiln-fired bricks.
Part of your role will also be to create awareness around the opportunities that further education offers. The children were so enthusiastic and bustled about with paste and paint, putting together the most amazing creations.
However the persistence and willingness of Indians is not to be tested. You go to work with the same people. In the afternoon, volunteers have free time to hand wash clothing and prepare for departure to your homestay. Volunteers will help teach in a classroom setting at a local care center or tutor students who require additional support in one-on-one classes.Briefly describe your volunteer activity and goals Please select all core skills that contributed to your personal/professional development: Building Effective Teams Cultural Awareness Directing Others Innovation Management Interpersonal Skills Problem Solving Motivation Priority Setting Strategic Agility.
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