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country India: Yoga/Meditation Workshop & Communit SMILE MLTV06
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7/03/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
30 volunteers
4 Male / 4 female still needed
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Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian yoga and meditation to bring Enlightenment in their life and Cure them and learn each other culture. Location: MADHYAMGRAM, 22km from kolkata city center. 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. Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Project Details:- India is always been famous for yoga & meditation . While volunteering in this project youth can have chance to interact with Indian culture and yoga/Meditation . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture . Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups. In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Yoga and meditation class would be the main part of this project.. It would be fun fill entertainment project where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity,shopping places are all around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around. Activity Hour: 3-4 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning) Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon) Cultural exchange : Evening Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 4:30 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon activity: 4 - 6pm (meditation/yoga) Diner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

Location:-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. Kolkata and around.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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

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Partner :- Do you like to bring Enlightenment in your mind and health through Yoga & Meditation in India.An international platform to learn Yoga & meditation is the main theme of this project.SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working in the field of International volunteering. On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, formed Smile Society. SMILE believes in family type of environment. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to the poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we have placed many volunteers around various parts of India within different projects. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our projects. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

Meeting Point: At 12 noon outside the Kolkata (international terminal gate 4A) airport arrival gate. Or as per arrival details. pickup available between 6am-6pm only( subject prior confirmation). Transportation : You will have to use the local available public transportation ( Train/Bus) the camp during your term. Airport pickup would be available only.Airport transfer on last day of the camp would volunteers' responsibility .

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Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-12 weeks ( MTV), Living cost for MTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and 2 hours/day wifi available ( maximum 4 person at a time) are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249, kamala@smilengo.org Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation. First day theoretical and second day practical orientation would be given. Services that will be offered to all volunteers :--- 1. 3 times local veg food (organized by the local service providers). 2. Shared /dormitory accommodation ,non Air cond. (simple type living standard either at hotel/guest house/school building /community house/host family as per available on arrival organized through the local service providers). 3. Airport pickup (volunteers are requested to meet our rep at the meeting point on time .Meeting details would be given through this info sheet. Train station pickup or hotel pickup are not available. Pickup service and accommodation may not available in case of early arrival. If any volunteer comes late then he/she should contact our office (email preferred) in advance and wait for our next available pickup service. Sometimes pickup service may not available on the same day if anyone miss their meeting time and in these cases volunteers are requested to wait for the next day pickup service. Volunteers are requested to stay at the airport lounge if they arrive at night. If any volunteer wish they can stay at any nearby hotel also. (There are plenty of hotels available on the road called V.I.P road ,within 2 k.m from the airport gate).Any cab driver can easily drop the volunteer at any nearby hotel. In these cases volunteers are requested to purchase pre paid taxi from the airport inside only. 4.Local staff will be available at every project site. 5.Emergency telephonic assistance are available. 6.Emergency personal assistance available (in case of major medical emergency cases only).

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Project Type: Permanent What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Welfare & Food Dist SMILE GR02
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7/03/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee INR 12500
30 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Educational
Refugees
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Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children and their mother/sister from the street( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 100 families receives support at our different centres around. Project Back ground :- 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 Grownup girls and married women (mother of the children) always have to face the problem in their daily life. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3 - 6pm, workshop time for volunteers Dinner : 7 – 7::30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

If you wish to visit India with your groups then this would be perfect project for volunteers. SMILE Society offer opportunities to volunteer in India. Following projects are open for your groups.

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Location: Kolkata and around Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU Age: 15+ Duration: 10-14 Days Date: Anytime of the year. Number of Volunteer: 6-30 /camp Participation fees: INR 12500 (Approx.€ 175) Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is welcome. Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 to 24 are welcome on given date or as per your schedule for minimum 10 days onwards. Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs.

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Participation fees INR12500 (Approx. €175 /head /camp) (2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash )
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Dogs Welfare & Shelter Renov SMILE GR04
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7/03/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee INR 12500
30 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
Animals
Renovation
Manual Work
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In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and abandoned life . In SMILE family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter in 2009 where we take care of few dogs and cats on regular basis. There are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are almost no management system from local government available for these animal.There are long and short term volunteering opportunities available every year for these poor needy animals. Activities:- Volunteers job are mostly food preparation,distribution,grooming,shelter cleaning ,taking care of dogs at our shelter and reconstruction of dog 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.International youth have chance to experience this unique project ,can help local member in different activities .They can have a change to enjoy with these cute animals. Mainly this projects are those who care about dogs and cats. If you love dogs and cats then this project would give you satisfaction and valuable knowledge .Volunteers also can experience the Indian food and culture while living at local host family. There would be local language classes and cooking training given . Experiencing India in different shades . This project is based at SMILE head office near Madhyamgram town (8 km from Kolkata Airport and 22km from City center. You can find more details about the location on wiki link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhyamgram. Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3 - 6 pm,language, yoga & cultural exchange time for volunteers Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) **After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

location & leisure: Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends  .... *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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Project hosted by

If you wish to visit India with your groups then this would be perfect project for volunteers. SMILE Society offer opportunities to volunteer in India. Following projects are open for your groups.

Additional comments

Location: Kolkata and around Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU Age: 15+ Duration: 10-14 Days Date: Anytime of the year. Number of Volunteer: 6-30 /camp Participation fees: INR 12500 (Approx.€ 170 ) Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is welcome. Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 to 24 are welcome on given date or as per your schedule for minimum 10 days onwards. Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs.

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Participation fees INR12500 (Approx. €175 /head /camp) (2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash )
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Teaching SMILE MLTV02
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1/06/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
4 Male / 4 female still needed
Kids
Cultural
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Target Group for these project:- Helping Children (9-15yrs) from the street( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 100 families receives support at our different centres around. Project Back ground :- 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 Grownup girls always have to face the problem in their daily life. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girl child in and around Kolkata as well. our target to bring smile on every children.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. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:10 am ( self service) Work : 3-4 hours during week days,Exact work schedule would be delivered with infosheet. late afternoon:3pm - 5 pm workshop ,Language course Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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 !! ********************* 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.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

Meeting Point: At 12 noon outside the Kolkata (international terminal gate 4A) airport arrival gate. Or as per arrival details. pickup available between 6am-6pm only( subject prior confirmation). Transportation : You will have to use the local available public transportation ( Train/Bus) the camp during your term. Airport pickup would be available only.Airport transfer on last day of the camp would volunteers' responsibility .

Additional comments

Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime . You are requested to pay preferably in Euro currencies by cash to host representative on your arrival for your full duration in advance . Please exchange your money from the airport if needed for your personal use. You can also withdraw money from the ATM machine with your visa /master etc. cards. Please remember that SMILE receives no financial help from local government or any international agencies. Our local members , volunteers and host families are the only people who help the organization to run it’s activities around the country. By joining SMILE you became the part of this movement. Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and limited/day wifi available in house. Please cooperate with the local members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249, kamala@smilengo.org Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation. First day theoratical and second day practical orientation would be given. Services that will be offered to all volunteers :--- 1. 3 times local food (organized by the local service providers). 2. Shared /dormitory accommodation ,non Air cond. (simple type living standard either at hotel/guest house/school building /community house/host family as per available on arrival organized through the local service providers). 3. Airport pickup (volunteers are requested to meet our rep at the meeting point on time .Meeting details would be given through this info sheet. Train station pickup or hotel pickup are not available. Pickup service and accommodation may not available in case of early arrival. If any volunteer comes late then he/she should contact our office (email preferred) in advance and wait for our next available pickup service. Sometimes pickup service may not available on the same day if anyone miss their meeting time and in these cases volunteers are requested to wait for the next day pickup service. Volunteers are requested to stay at the airport lounge if they arrive at night. If any volunteer wish they can stay at any nearby hotel also. (There are plenty of hotels available on the road called V.I.P road ,within 2 k.m from the airport gate).Any cab driver can easily drop the volunteer at any nearby hotel. In these cases volunteers are requested to purchase pre paid taxi from the airport inside only. 4.Local staff will be available at every project site. 5.Emergency telephonic assistance are available. 6.Emergency personal assistance available (in case of major medical emergency cases only). What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.

Requirements

please check our infosheet.Minimum duration 4 weeks and maximum 24 weeks. Any time of the year.It is an ongoing project. Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. * payment on arrival by cash in Indian currency for full duration in advance to the local host family ) What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Girls Empowerment SMILE LMTV 03
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1/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
10 volunteers
0 Male / 3 female still needed
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work:- Target Group for these camps:- Helping girls from the underprivileged community( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 200+ families receiving support at our different centres around. Project Back ground :- 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 Grownup girls always have to face the problem in their daily life. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children.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. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( self service) Work : 3-4 hours during week days,Exact work schedule would be delivered with infosheet. late afternoon:3pm - 5 pm workshop Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

location & leisure: 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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

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Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee grown up girls from the downtrodden families of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

First day of the project at Kolkata airport exit gate 4A at 12 noon.

Additional comments

Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12-20 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and 2 hours/day wifi available ( maximum 4 person at a time) are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term if required . Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249, kamala@smilengo.org Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the brief Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation. First day theoretical and second day practical orientation would be given. Services that will be offered to all volunteers :--- 1. 3 times local food (organized by the local service providers). 2. Shared /dormitory accommodation ,non Air cond. (simple type living standard either at hotel/guest house/school building /community house/host family as per available on arrival organized through the local service providers). 3. Airport pickup (volunteers are requested to meet our rep at the meeting point on time .Meeting details would be given through this info sheet. Train station pickup or hotel pickup are not available. Pickup service and accommodation may not available in case of early arrival. If any volunteer comes late then he/she should contact our office (email preferred) in advance and wait for our next available pickup service. Sometimes pickup service may not available on the same day if anyone miss their meeting time and in these cases volunteers are requested to wait for the next day pickup service. Volunteers are requested to stay at the airport lounge if they arrive at night. If any volunteer wish they can stay at any nearby hotel also. (There are plenty of hotels available on the road called V.I.P road ,within 2 k.m from the airport gate).Any cab driver can easily drop the volunteer at any nearby hotel. In these cases volunteers are requested to purchase pre paid taxi from the airport inside only. 4.Local staff will be available at every project site. 5.Emergency telephonic assistance are available. 6.Emergency personal assistance available (in case of major medical emergency cases only).

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12-20 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Animal Welfare SMILE MLTV05
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1/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
10 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
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Work:- Target :- Welfare activities like food distribution,health care,grooming to cats and dogs from SMILE NGO Domestic Animal Shelter. Project background details:- In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and abandoned life . In SMILE family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter in 2009 where we take care of few dogs and cats on regular basis. There are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are almost no management system from local government available for these animal.There are long and short term volunteering opportunities available every year for these poor needy animals. Activities:- Volunteers job are mostly food preparation,distribution,grooming,shelter cleaning ,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.International youth have chance to experience this unique project ,can help local member in different activities .They can have a change to enjoy with these cute animals. Mainly this projects are those who care about dogs and cats. If you love dogs and cats then this project would give you emense satisfaction and valuable knowledge .Volunteers also can experience the Indian food and culture while living at local host family. There would be local language classes and cooking training given . Experiencing India in different shades . This project is based at SMILE head office near Madhyamgram town (8 km from Kolkata Airport and 22km from City center. You can find more details about the location on wiki link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhyamgram. Field service Work Hour: 3/4 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning) Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon) Cultural exchange : Evening Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Work hour : 8 - 11 am & 2-4 pm Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3pm - 5pm, plan preparation for next day Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

Do you love dogs & cats? Then this camp is for you.This camp is for bringing welfare service to one of the most neglected domestic animals like dogs and cats in India. SMILE Animal shelter for Domestic Animal welfare project providing shelter to dogs and cats.Volunteers would have amazing time with these cute animal for sure. .SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working in the field of International volunteering. On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, formed Smile Society. SMILE believes in family type of environment. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customized program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to the poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we have placed many volunteers around various parts of India within different projects. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. There are many other attractions as well. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

12 noon on 3rd October at Kolkata airport 4A exit gate

Additional comments

Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Other Information:- Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and 2 hours/day wifi available ( maximum 4 person at a time) are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249, kamala@smilengo.org Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation. First day theoretical and second day practical orientation would be given. Services that will be offered to all volunteers :--- 1. 3 times local veg food (organized by the local service providers). 2. Shared /dormitory accommodation ,non Air cond. (simple type living standard either at hotel/guest house/school building /community house/host family as per available on arrival organized through the local service providers). 3. Airport pickup (volunteers are requested to meet our rep at the meeting point on time .Meeting details would be given through this info sheet. Train station pickup or hotel pickup are not available. Pickup service and accommodation may not available in case of early arrival. If any volunteer comes late then he/she should contact our office (email preferred) in advance and wait for our next available pickup service. Sometimes pickup service may not available on the same day if anyone miss their meeting time and in these cases volunteers are requested to wait for the next day pickup service. Volunteers are requested to stay at the airport lounge if they arrive at night. If any volunteer wish they can stay at any nearby hotel also. (There are plenty of hotels available on the road called V.I.P road ,within 2 k.m from the airport gate).Any cab driver can easily drop the volunteer at any nearby hotel. In these cases volunteers are requested to purchase pre paid taxi from the airport inside only. 4.Local staff will be available at every project site. 5.Emergency telephonic assistance are available. 6.Emergency personal assistance available (in case of major medical emergency cases only). 7.Normal available transportation (to and fro to project site from accommodation only) would be only be available. Some cases the distance could be 20-30 km on each side. Services that will not be offered to volunteers:----- 1. Volunteers should not expect any special food ,fruits or drinks. 2. Air conditioned room or personal room or room of your own choice or changing room or changing project would not be available. 3. Medical cost, hospitalisation cost, medicine cost, personal cost, personal transportation, air ticket, visa fees, entry fees, vaccination fees, entertainment cost, weekends trip cost or any other that are not mentioned in the "service that will be offered "section will not be available. All volunteers are requested to have their own medical and travel insurances available up to date with them. 4. Personal physical assistance outside of the project site are not available. Weekends trips and transportation are not included. What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special food and traditional dress of your country would be nice. Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST. Living cost for MTV projects :- INR 21000( Euro 300 approx) for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra weeks INR 4200 (Euro 60 approx)/head/week. Living cost for LTV projects :- INR 54500 (Euro 780 approx) for minimum  12 weeks ,every extra weeks INR 3500 (Euro 50 approx ) /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). ( 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 ,Home to Airport transfer) Important Points :- ****Interested Group for package 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.*** *** Living cost for all programme goes directly to the Local host in full, against their living arrangement services for volunteers .SMILE receive NO Registration Fees OR donation In any form ,from any International Volunteers*** *** Any Workcamp place or type of activities can be changed as per Camp In- Charge decision depending on last minute situation without any prior information or last moment information. NO cancellation of any Camp date will be there in SMILE :) but projects can be merged with other ongoing project at any single place with different work types in case of less than 50% volunteer arrived in any Camp .Partners and volunteers are requested to cooperate. Thanks for Your kind understanding.*** *** Living cost is a Non refundable and non transferable amount paid to the host representative by cash on arrival for full duration applied*** *** Once applied for any project ,it can not be cancelled or altered *** *** On arrival ( Kolkata Airport (ccu ,India ) volunteers are requested to wait at meeting place . Pick up service available on the first day of the project at 12 noon outside of the kolkata airport 4A exit gate . Any problem Volunteers can contact our emergency email or phone given with the acceptance email . ------------------------- Our Social Link details :- www.smilengo.org, www.youtube.com/smilengo1, www.flikr.com/photos/smilengo, www.facebook.com/SmileNgo, www.twitter.com/smilengo_india, http://smilengo1.blogspot.in, Skype:smilengo.india, ph:0091-9830150249, ( What's App)

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Happy Home SMILE MLTV 01
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Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Kids
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Target Group for these project:- Helping Children (3-8 yrs, mostly refugees) of India to get basic education and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 120 families receives support at our different centres around. Project Back ground :- 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. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on every children.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. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:10 am ( self service) Work : 3-4 hours during week days,Exact work schedule would be delivered with infosheet. late afternoon:3pm - 6pm workshop, Language course, Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

An amazing country with full of culture and tradition .Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .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. 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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee kids.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basics,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in thi project.SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, medium term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from refugee families. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

Kolkata Airport gate no.4A ,on first day of the project at 12 noon, OR as per prior information.

Additional comments

Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12-20 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and 2 hours/day wifi available ( maximum 4 person at a time) are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249, kamala@smilengo.org Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the brief Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation.

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). Indian cloth like salwar,sarees would a perfect choice for girls during their stay at SMILE. sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Teaching Music /Dance /Art to Stre SMILE LMTV 09
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1/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
6 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Kids
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Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children and their mother/sister from the street( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygenic training etc. Daily more than 100 families receives support at our different centers around. Project Back ground :- 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 Grownup girls and married women (mother of the children) always have to face the problem in their daily life. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children.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. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organizing drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepaired by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 4pm - 5pm,laundry time for volunteers 5:30-6:30pm workshop and next day plan preparation Evening : 6:30 -7 PM ; cultural exchange ,yoga/language learning session. Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life. location & leisure: 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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Location and leisure

Location:-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. Kolkata and around.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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education and music training for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

12 noon outside of gate no 4A on the first day of the camp.

Additional comments

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.

Requirements

Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Manual Assistant SMILE MLTV 08
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1/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
4 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Manual Work
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work:- Target Group for these project:- Helping In domestic assistance at SMILE House ,India. Project Back ground :- our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children.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. Work & Activities :- Volunteer would use to help local volunteers in their daily activities like cleaning premises,shopping,organising and supporting local members. Example Daily Schedule:- Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepaired by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3pm - 5pm (As per project Incharge) Diner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

location & leisure :- An amazing country with full of culture and tradition .Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .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. 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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO kolkata ,India in everyday manual work like cleaning,swiping,shopping,odd jobs etc?Then this project is for you:-) SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

On first day of the project .meeting point at 4A exit gate of Kolkata Airport on 12 noon.

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Requirements

Requirements on arrival: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). Indian cloth like salwar,sarees would a perfect choice for girls during their stay at SMILE. sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST. Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and free limted wifi available in house. Please cooperate with the local family members. Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances. Water: Please do not waste water / electricity. Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time. Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc. Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321]. Tourist Information centre: 22289898. Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ; Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation]. Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala. Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport. Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata). Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc. Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc. Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre.. Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer. Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the project during your term if that is required. Airport transfer would be available as per information. Emergency Contact :- 00919830150249 (what's app) , coordinator@smilengo.org, Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place for orientation and to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the Orientation meeting volunteer will be transferred to their room. There would be 2 days of orientation before joining Project.
Organization SMILEngo Age 18 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Online Promotion, Blogs & Content w SMILE MLTV 07
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Additional host fee EUR 300
4 volunteers
0 Male / 1 female still needed
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work:- Target Group for these project:- Online Promotional activities. Project Back ground :- . 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. Work & Activities :- We are looking for volunteers from different countries to help us online promotion service over net. Due to charity status it is really difficult to go for paid advertising. Right now volunteers from native English speaking countries or from other European and Asian countries are welcome to join the SMILE team as a promotional assistant. Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3pm - 6pm,laundry time for volunteers workshop Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. . 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Shared room at local host family and 3 times tasty home made food available.

Location and leisure

Madhyamgram is location 20km north from center of kolkata city. It is a big town with all the facilities and amenities available. It is well connected to the city. Host family is just 1 km. From local train, bus, taxi station. Online app based cab can be booked from home. At home limited wifi service is available. About kolkata city, you can easily know from net.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to promote online, writing blogs, on forum and contents for advertising the organization activities round the world. . SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

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Requirements

Volunteer should have enough knowledge about English and should have good computer application, design and promotional skill.
Organization SMILEngo Age 18 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Intercultural and language exchange SMILE MLTV04
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1/07/2018 - 31/12/2018
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Cultural
Manual Work
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Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian culture ,food and bring friendship and learn each other culture. Duration : 2weeks Project Background:- India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition,language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this camps youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food . Volunteers would have a chance to learn languagr basic lesson in this camp.Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups. Activities:- In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Special attraction for this camp would be local cooking lesson, local language class. It would be fun fill entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity,shopping places are all around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around. Field service Work Hour: 2 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning) Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon) Cultural exchange : Evening Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepaired by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3pm - 5pm, cultural exchange and workshop for volunteers . Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

To know India and Indian culture while staying at Indian family is the main part of the project.An international platform to exchange culture and language .SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working in the field of International volunteering. On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, formed Smile Society. SMILE believes in family type of environment. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to the poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we have placed many volunteers around various parts of India within different projects.

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Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST. Meeting Point: At 12 noon outside the Kolkata (international terminal gate 4A) airport arrival gate. Or as per arrival details. pickup available between 6am-6pm only( subject prior confirmation). Transportation : You will have to use the local available public transportation ( Train/Bus) the camp during your term. Airport pickup would be available only.Airport transfer on last day of the camp would volunteers' responsibility .

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Project Type: Permanent Duration : 4-11 weeks ( MTV), 12 weeks( LTV) Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 300 approx for minimum  4 weeks ,every extra week Euro 60 /head/week. Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,2 days orientation, limited wifi connectivity, , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival .  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 ). Starting Date:- Anytime What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST. Meeting Point: At 12 noon outside the Kolkata (international terminal gate 4A) airport arrival gate. Or as per arrival details. pickup available between 6am-6pm only( subject prior confirmation). Transportation : You will have to use the local available public transportation ( Train/Bus) the camp during your term. Airport pickup would be available only.Airport transfer on last day of the camp would volunteers' responsibility .
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 60 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Teaching SMILE IWC517
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1/08/2018 - 14/08/2018
Additional host fee INR 12500
15 volunteers
2 Male / 3 female still needed
Refugees
Kids
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Helping Children and their mother/sister from the street( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 100 families receives support at our different centres around. Project Back ground :- 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 Grownup girls and married women (mother of the children) always have to face the problem in their daily life. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. 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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children.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. Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 ! Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3 - 5pm, workshop time for volunteers Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

An amazing country with full of culture and tradition .Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .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. 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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

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Requirements

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. You need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting but weather is hot and humid in summer ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises. *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Living cost as per local host family. Things to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). Indian sari /sales would be best option . sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 45 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Cultural Tourism & Community Work SMILE IWC518
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3/08/2018 - 15/08/2018
Additional host fee INR 25000
30 volunteers
2 Male / 3 female still needed
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It is a great cultural experience while doing volunteering service for community children from the street. Volunteers will given different task as per following schedule given below. It is an unique opportunity for short term travellers to explore the part the beautiful Kolkata city while be a part of good causes to enrich their knowledge and make a small contribution to the society during their trip. Be volunteer not a tourist is the main slogan of the programme. Main Accommodation at Madhyamgram (8 away from Kolkata Airport) based local host family. It is a peaceful suburb with all the facilities. Other days if required night stay would be at other guest house or hotel on shared basis. Volunteers Responsibility : Volunteers would be guide by local experienced members during the project on everyday basis. During the voluntary work target would be mainly Street Children Teaching and welfare at SMILE House India. Children age 3-14 years. Number of the children varies between days from 10-30. Apart from this prime target group there would activities like cleaning school building, organic Farming, painting at SMILE House based at Madhyamgram, India. Volunteers would be given duties like care giving, Teaching basic English (elementary level), hygiene, moral education, entertainment activities, art, craft etc. Tentative Schedule during the Programme :- Day 1. Kolkata Airport pickup & transfer to the local host family at Madhyamgram. Day 2. Orientation, presentation & local language training at SMILE House India. Day 3. Guided Village tour and local Town trip with our local members. Day 4. A day with most neglected street kids and afternoon cultural exchange Day 5. Guided Kolkata City trip to discover main monuments and heritages. Day 6. Interacting with the street children and their families. Helping children and girls living on the street. Day 7. A day to explore Indian temple and exciting Holi Ganges river safari in and around Kolkata city. Day 8. A day to paint and color Street children school building at SMILE House India. Day 9. A day to explore the local city center mall for shopping and witnessing the urban city life. Day 10. Another day with the most neglected street children at their school. Day 11. A trip to discover rain forest and tiger reserve center Sundarban /Sea beach/Any Holi temple. It is one of UNESCO Heritage place. Stay over night at Sundarban hotel. (Subject to favorable weather and dates availability) Alternately Sea Beach trip /Holi Hindu temple trip would be organized with one night staying. Day 12. Visit around Sundarban/sea beach/Holi temple and later way back to host family at Madhyamgram. Day 13. A day of feast with Street children and dance, music to celebrate the farewell. Later at evening or as per schedule. Please remember that entry fees to all the monuments are extra.

Accomodation and food

Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

Do you wish to explore India and learn about Indian culture and tradition while living at local host family and helping SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these needy communities.

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Location: Kolkata and around Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU Age: 15+ Duration: 13 Days Date : 3-15th Of every month Number of Volunteer: 6-30 Camp Participation fees: INR 25000 (Approx.€ 350) Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is also welcome. Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 till 30 are welcome on any date Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs. *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Participation fees INR25000(Approx. €350/head /camp) (2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash )
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Cultural tourism & Community servic SMILE GR05
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3/08/2018 - 15/08/2018
Additional host fee INR 25000
15 volunteers
3 Male / 4 female still needed
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Activity Details :- Day 1. Kolkata Airport pickup & transfer to the local host family. Day 2. Orientation, presentation & local language training Day 3. Guided Village tour and local Town trip Day 4. A day with most neglected street kids and afternoon cultural exchange Day 5. Guided Kolkata City trip to discover monuments and heritages Day 6. Interacting with the street children and their families. Helping children and girls living on the street. Day 7. A day to explore Indian temple and exciting Holi Ganges river safari. Day 8. A day to paint and color Street children school building. Day 9. A day to explore the local city center mall for shopping. Day 10. Another day with the most neglected street children at their school. Day 11. A trip to discover rain forest and tiger reserve center Sundarban. It is one of UNESCO Heritage place. Stay over night at Sundarban hotel. (Subject to favorable weather and dates availability) Alternately Sea Beach trip. Day 12. Visit around Sundarban/sea beach and later way back to host family. Day 13. A day of feast with Street children and dance, music to celebrate the farewell. Later at evening or as per flight schedule transfer to Kolkata Airport.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

Do you wish to explore India and learn about Indian culture and tradition while living at local host family and helping SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these needy communities.

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Location: Kolkata and around Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU Age: 50+ Date : 3-15th Of every month Number of Volunteer: 6-30 Camp (Group camp) Participation fees: INR 25000 (Approx.€ 350) Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is also welcome. Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be at least 6 and maximum can be up to 30. welcome on any date .Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs.

Requirements

Requirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Participation fees INR25000(Approx. €350/head /camp) (2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash )
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country India: Intercultural & Language Exchange SMILE IWC519
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15/08/2018 - 28/08/2018
Additional host fee INR 12500
15 volunteers
2 Male / 3 female still needed
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Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian culture ,food ,yoga and bring friendship and learn each other culture. Duration : 2 weeks Project Background:- India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition,language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this camps youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food . Volunteers would have a chance to learn Indian yoga & meditation basic lesion in this camp.Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups. Activities:- In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Special attraction for this camp would be Yoga & Meditation lesson , local cooking lesson, local language class. It would be fun fill entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity,shopping places are all around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around. Field service Work Hour: 2 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning) Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon) Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own) Project hour : As per project In charge. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m late afternoon: 3 - 5pm, workshop time for volunteers Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 9:30 bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family/guest house as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends  .... *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 !! ********************* 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 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost. ...................

Project hosted by

An international platform to exchange culture and language is the main aim of this camp.SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working in the field of International volunteering. On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, formed Smile Society. SMILE believes in family type of environment. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to the poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we have placed many volunteers around various parts of India within different projects. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our projects. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

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We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. You need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting but weather is hot and humid in summer ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask anytime. These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Living cost INR 12500/head /camp(2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash ) *you should not have any criminal records. What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience: A bed sheet malaria medication flashlight umbrella mosquito repellent with DEET sunscreen alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock journal sleeping bag Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids Rain coat Snacks from your country for kids, host family and volunteers Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun) - for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). sandals head covering (bandanas, hat) towel that dries FAST. Mosquito net, Toilet paper, Soap and shampoo for personal use.
Organization SMILEngo Age 15 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
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