Project Basket
No projects chosen yet
Back to search

Start date:

End date:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Last (Total pages: 8)
country India: REHABILITATION PROJECTS FSL-LTV 03 B
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 1700
Disabilities
Kids
Renovation
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Disabilities
Kids
Renovation
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

There are many NGOs working for social inclusion projects where minorities or less fortunate people have been left behind in the race and struggle for economic and social justice. FSL-India makes efforts to motivate/support them by placing interested volunteers to help them in their office, field work or to bring in new innovative ideas to their work. The work varies from project to project. Therefore, it is important for the volunteers to clearly mention in the application indicating why they want to work on such projects and also how they can contribute to the projects. Following are examples of the different kinds of Rehabilitation projects: • Projects where working children are given vocational training ; • Projects where young people are given training in various trades ; • Projects where Micro-finances are given to a minority community and we help them to become economically stable; • Projects where computer education is given; • Projects with disabled children and/or adults, in order to give them more autonomy and to eventually reintegrate them in the mainstream of society. In the past volunteers have contributed in a lot of ways for instance – Photography and documentation work of local projects and helping them build a webpage of their own, at a vocational training centre help make a catalogue of all their products. Assist projects by implementing a good filing system; support in survey and data collection. In these projects creativity plays a major role, and prior experience is also very useful. The volunteers will help the special children to work in Terrace garden, carft work and agriculture work which will increase their creativity. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: REGULAR TEACHING FSL-LTV 01 A
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Educational
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Educational
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

While education, helps us develop it also enables people to acquire skills, knowledge, develop positive attitude and values which are fundamental necessities for a sustainable future. As a volunteer for Regular Teaching, you will find it rewarding to teach spoken English, basic Math, Health and Hygiene Awareness, Environmental Education and conducting Co- curricular activities with local schools. The schools teach using Kannada/Tamil as its primary Medium but lacks English Teaching Staff. The main aim of this project is to support the faculty and bring an international dimension to learning. Some of the tasks include • Assist during the learning of English as a language using creative teaching methods, encourage and develop learning levels and cognitive skills of the students • Assist during extra-curricular activities, inspire children to learn new languages and different cultures Additionally following tasks may also require your assistance: • Develop teaching and learning aids with low or no cost using locally available material, and facilitate simulation games for the children and the teaching faculties • Design appropriate tools for development and set certain criteria for assessment of children’s learning levels and cognitive skills; Individual goal setting for children with learning disability; lesson planning etc. .Develop teaching-learning methods and pass the methods (through the Final Evaluation/Report) to future volunteers with a view to creating long-term improvements .The volunteers are encouraged to bring creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school, e.g:- for environment, organization or for computer education. It is important for the children to feel the love, care and concern from your part, as you will be interacting with them every day. If you have interesting ideas in teaching that includes games, songs, arts, crafts, sports and athletics for children, then this type of project is for you! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English, and previous experience in teaching children will be useful. Do go through the Info-sheet, which has complete information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities Note: Due to school holidays, these projects will remain closed during the following months: March until May; the month of October; and sometimes in December. During the non-teaching months i.e during the school holidays, FSL India organises camps to its LTVs: Summer Projects (in March/April/May) and Winter camps (in October).

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: ORPHAN CHILDREN TEACHING FSL-LTV 01 B
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Educational
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Educational
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Volunteers have the chance to work in orphanages, by supporting the staff in the project with the daily care of orphan children. The work is varied and requires the volunteer to be flexible in tackling and multitasking. The work could involve • Rehabilitation, education and supporting the orphan children to return and participate within mainstream life. Daily work may also include activities like cleaning, cooking, gardening, helping the children with their homework, playing with the children in the evening and teach games, arts and crafts, songs etc. • A creative approach to work will be useful. If you have many ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you! It is important that volunteers in this project have a flexible approach to the work and are good at • Multitasking, prepared to undertake variety of tasks. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: CHILDREN FOUND ON STREET FSL-LTV 01 D
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Educational
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Educational
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

It is estimated that more than 400,000 street children in India exist. FSL – India like many other NGOs and local initiatives in India, work for the welfare of these children often termed as “working children”. The focus is to take these children away from the streets and from their working place in order to give them a chance to live a decent and accepted standard of life. The effort is to try and place as many of these children in centres, boarding schools and day-care shelters etc. and help them return to the regular schooling system, where they are provided vocational education and training skills that would help them find a decent job in the future and keep them away from exploitation. Much of the development work these projects is based on education known also as “alternative education”. Therefore, the volunteers will be required to teach in most of the projects where they work with street children. Hence, an interest in teaching and love for children is of utmost importance to the project. Other work activities will involve supporting the staff in the daily activities of the schools. • A creative approach to work and dealing with the children will be useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. You need to have a flexible approach to work with children and be prepared to undertake a variety of tasks. • In some cases the volunteer will be required to go amidst the “tent community” comprised of families of migrant labourers, to raise awareness of the teaching program and to motivate parents to enrol their children in schools. If you have a lot of ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is best suited for you! The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities. Note: Minimum application for Street Children Teaching is for three to six months.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: ETHNIC TRIBES TEACHING FSL-LTV 01 C
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Elderly
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Elderly
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

There are several ethnic minorities in India who faces several issues like lack of proper education, infrastructure and medical facilities along with isolation due to the inferior nature of living, illiteracy of parents and lack of livelihood development. Various NGOs are working towards community development of these ethnic tribes with a prime objective of preparing them to participate and compete within the mainstream society. Working in this field requires a high degree of flexibility, and volunteers should try and get involved with the local community and with the staff of the project. These projects with the tribal communities are located in rural and remote areas, near to or within the communities and since you will be working with them, therefore it is important that you are prepared for bare minimum and simple living conditions. Strong language barrier could also pose a greater challenge for anyone working in this field. Most of the development work carried out by NGOs is aimed at community development through education, awareness, livelihood promotion and health improvement. Volunteers will be required to teach in most of the projects where they will work with tribal children. Therefore an interest in teaching and love for children is crucial. However, you could also be supporting the staff in the daily activities of the centre, whilst the children are away attending Regular schools. A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. You will have to be prepared for a flexible approach to the work and be willing to undertake a variety of tasks. If you have many ideas of teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you! The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/ORGANIC FAR FSL-LTV 02 E
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Environmental
Educational
Agricultural
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Environmental
Educational
Agricultural
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

The challenge of food security, especially in the face of rising food prices, places a serious responsibility before the country. Despite immense advances in the agriculture sector, many people still sleep hungry or live under the threat of food shortage. The degradation of natural resources is also a major concern as it severely impacts the livelihoods of poor and backward communities in rural areas. In this backdrop, sustainable agriculture is one of the most effective ways to respond to the challenges of the rural community. In essence, Sustainable Agriculture refers to a set of practices adopted for cultivation that are least harmful to the environment while also ensuring a good crop. It involves crop production methods that support sustainable natural resource management to increase crop productivity, maintain biodiversity, and also are economically viable and socially acceptable. Organic farming is generally sustainable; however, organic produce can also be cultivated on large scale industrial farms that are not sustainable. Soil and water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management are common practices promoted under sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agricultural development, as well as employing organic farming methods, seeks food and nutritional security, improved livelihoods for our people, safe ecosystems, and sustainable economies of agriculture. As a volunteer in this field of work you will - • Work with the farming community and the associated organisations that assist in sustainable agriculture and/or organic farming. • Conduct community awareness on the importance of sustainable agriculture. • Facilitate training and capacity building on crop productivity, how to maintain biodiversity, water management, organic farming, integrated pest management, and integrated nutrient management, surveys, documentations etc. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION FSL-LTV 02 A
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Environmental
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Environmental
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

For the past 15 years, the Sea Turtle population has been under threat from fishing and egg predation by local population. Three species of the protected Sea Turtles are nesting on India’s West Coast and all of them are endangered species and increasing threats caused by humans could drive them to extinction. With an effort to protect these endangered species, FSL-India is working along a 60 kilometre stretch of the beach in the south and north of Kundapur, Karnataka state. The work is focused on protection and conservation of Sea turtle, by promoting awareness about the eco-system and addressing related environmental issues. The work involves • Conducting surveys, gathering and analysis of data. • Creating awareness generation amongst the local community, schools children, and harbours and fishing communities. • You will also be required to build hatcheries and temporary information centres, as well as design and create promotional material. Note: This project is seasonal and starts in August and runs until February, only for six months. The work requires high degree of motivation, interest and some knowledge in this particular field is useful. Please remember in the first month and the last month the majority of the work includes documentation. There is no guarantee that you will see sea turtles, hatchlings or eggs while working on this project.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FSL-LTV 02 B
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Environmental
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Environmental
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

This project has been set up by FSL-India in collaboration with local NGOs with a primary aim to educate lower economic and social groups, the local community, youth and children about environmental issues and good practices. In this project a volunteer main task would be to develop and support through creative education about nature and ecology conservation. By doing so, you will educate the local community on the economic and social benefits of environmental protection and conservation of nature and natural resources. You will have to visit schools, colleges, and youth groups and organise environmental educational workshops and disseminate information to various stakeholders on environment protection. As a volunteer your task will be • To design and run the Eco-club sessions in the schools with the help of other volunteers, a field assistant and teachers. Being creative, innovative and loving towards children is important to work in this project. You will also get the chance to work with the local community in order to organize some outdoor events for the children. • There is an ample opportunity to work with the local community where our volunteers try and create model streets. The local community is introduced to Solid waste management, building of compost pits and the separation of bio- degradable material. There is a lot of scope for interested volunteers who have prior experience to bring in their ideas and implement them in the project. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities. Note: Minimum application for Environmental Education is for two months

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: KINDERGARTEN / ANGANWADI TEACHING FSL-LTV 01 E
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Kids
Educational
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Kids
Educational
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

An Anganwadi (meaning ‘courtyard shelter’ in Hindi) is in many ways a day care centre for children below 6 years of age and were established around the country in 1975 as a part of the Government of India’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). One of their main functions is to provide non-formal, pre-school education to children between the ages of 3 to 5. Volunteers will be expected to teach children in this age group through various interactive and creative activities that will help improve the cognitive skills of the children. The pedagogical approach to teaching should be in accordance with standards employed in kindergartens around the world. Anganwadis were also envisioned as a part of the Indian public healthcare system. Along with providing pre-school education, one of their main functions is to act as primary healthcare centres in villages and raise awareness of health and hygiene in their locality. Volunteers can also help these workers in providing health, hygiene and nutrition education to families. This will include teaching them about family planning, educating parents on child growth and development, among others. The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school. It is important for the children to be felt loved and cared for by you, as you will be surrounded by them every day. This type of project is perfect for you if you are someone who has many ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English, and previous experience in teaching children will be useful. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities. Note: Please note that due to school holidays, these projects will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December. During these months, FSL India organises Summer Projects (in March/April/May) and Winter camps (in October). These camps are offered to our LTVs in ’Teaching projects’ which remain closed due to school holidays.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SPEECH & HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN FSL-LTV 01 F
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Kids
Educational
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Kids
Educational
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Many NGOs and Government organizations are working to support people/children with hearing loss and speech problems. The hearing loss can affect a child’s development of receptive and expressive communication skills. The language deficit causes learning problems that result in reduced academic achievement. Communication difficulties often lead to social isolation and low self-esteem. Different tools and methodologies are used by organizations to conduct formal and informal teaching and to help such children integrate into mainstream life through inclusion. Work schedule for volunteers working in Speech and Hearing impaired children teaching project includes any of the following activities: • Class room teaching: Spoken and written English, Mathematics, Geography, etc. • Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Games, Drawing, etc. • Assist in Computer reporting work, Photo/video documentation • Impart training to children on life skills, health and personal hygiene A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. It is important that volunteers in this project have a flexible approach to the work and are good at Multitasking, prepared to undertake variety of tasks. If you have many ideas of teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you! The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SPECIAL LEARNING FSL-LTV 05 B
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Art
Cultural
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Art
Cultural
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

As FSL-India works towards cultural understanding and immersion, we therefore collaborate with many local institutes, schools, individual groups who are working to keep the local folk art, music, culture, traditions alive. We also have an option for placing volunteers who are interested in this field, to help these mini projects by involving themselves in these art forms to learn and to give performances to spread it to others. The different fields are: Note: a)- Special Learning Projects will be conducted for 1 to 3 hours every day. During free time volunteers are also expected to be engaged in some social work like teaching in the local schools or helping other volunteers in other projects. b)- For Special Learning projects, you have to pay an extra charge depending on the skill you want to learn – the extra fee is towards the fee for the skilled teacher and this will be informed to you at the time of applying. c)- The application for Special Learning projects must be sent at least 2 months in advance.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken Spanish , English
country India: MEDIA / PR / RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATI FSL-LTV 05 C
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Art
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Art
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Many NGOs and nonprofits in India are often understaffed and overstretched in terms of human resources. The grassroots organizations in particular, often lack the funds to dedicate personnel for knowledge management. Although well versed in the vernacular of the region and experts in their own field of work, staffs in many NGOs and nonprofits finds it quite challenging to document their activities in English. Yet this knowledge management process is an integral function of any organization. Volunteers interested in this field of work will be involved in: • Designing and creating content for the organization’s offline and online communication platforms. This may include annual reports, brochures, blog articles, website content, social media platforms, press releases among others. • Research, either through primary or secondary data collection, on impact of program implementation, feasibility of program action plans etc., as per the needs of the organization. • Documentation: this may include report writing, putting in place documentation procedures, recording organizational program activities, among others.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SPECIAL TEACHING FSL-LTV 05 A
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Cultural
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Cultural
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

At FSL India we are always looking for people with different vocational or special skills other than what is mentioned in our project information section above. For example, If you are • A musician, • A carpenter, • An Electrician, or you have skills in sewing or if you are qualified teacher in Maths or IT/Computing, website design or any kind of Sports Coaching etc. We welcome you to get in touch with us as we can consider special projects for you in which, you could use your special skills to benefit and serve an underprivileged community.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FSL-LTV 03 A
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Disabilities
Kids
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Disabilities
Kids
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Working with people/children who deal with different forms of various forms of physical or intellectual challenges can be quite a demanding task for anyone. However, despite the challenges they never lack in terms of spirit and enthusiasm and working along with them can bring you a lot of joy and give a lot of life learning experiences. The main work will be teaching and supporting the staff in their daily activities for the care of the children. As a volunteer, you will be involved in Individual goal setting and planning for holistic development of children/persons with special needs through home-based, community based or institutional based approach. It needs a bit of flexibility and openness to all kinds of works and activities. These children are subject to multiple deprivations and limited opportunities in several dimensions of their lives. They are mostly rejected by mainstream society and face grave discrimination. Your work schedule include: • We believe volunteers can be huge change-makers in such projects by participating and bringing joy in lives of these children, and help the NGO to bring some structure changes in their daily lives and prepare them for adulthood. • Involve in maintenance and gardening work, prepare and serve meals, cleaning and providing company. • A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. A flexible approach to the work with to be prepared to undertake multiple tasks is very necessary to work in these projects. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
country India: SLUM CHILDREN TEACHING & DEVELOPMEN FSL-LTV 03 D
View ratings
1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee INR 17000
Kids
Educational
20 volunteers (10Male / 10female still needed)
Kids
Educational
View full details
Map
Add to basket
Full details
Print

Work

Indian cities suffer from huge urbanization problems and slums are present and mushrooming in many cities and towns. The slum areas in the cities are clusters of houses and shacks built illegally, where all basic infrastructures are absent, water and electricity supply and other civic amenities are scarce or non-existent, hygiene is of very poor. With high rates of unemployment and outbreak of diseases these slums become breeding grounds to poverty, exploitation and negligence. Many NGOs are working with an aim to improve the basic living conditions of the large number of people residing in those slums. The volunteers will have the opportunity to join hands with the local NGOs to support ongoing projects such as - Awareness campaigns, Literacy programs, Educational projects and Empowerment of minorities. The volunteer’s will mainly focus on • Teaching slum children in small shelters or in schools. • In addition, with the support of the project staff, the volunteer may have to visit slum areas interact with inhabitants, conduct awareness campaigns on health, water, sanitation, etc. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.

Accomodation and food

You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.

Location and leisure

Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India. South India in a nutshell South India is a conglomeration of 4 states and 3 union territories, with 4 major rivers running through them. Most South Indians are linguists and speak more than 1 Indian language, while English is the common business language in cities. The majority of the people follow Hinduism, the rest are followers of Islam and Christianity, with a smattering of other religions, including Judaism. The state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world who arrived at the Malabar Coast during the time of King Solomon. South India is blessed with rich flora and fauna in the eastern and western ghats, with many wildlife sanctuaries. It has several beautiful beaches, some of which are relatively unknown. Historically, South India has an impressive cultural heritage and is home to 38 approved World Heritage sites in India. It has many significant temples which were built by the Hoysala, Chola and Chalukya dynasties of kings. South India boasts of having 2 styles of rock architecture, the pure Dravida style of Tamil Nadu and the Vesara style (Karnataka Dravida style) present in Karnataka. The monuments of Hampi, the palaces of Mysore and Bengaluru, the Charminar of Hyderabad, the Meenakshi temple of Madurai, Sravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Tanjore and other cultural delights are frequented by millions of tourists every year. South India is also well known for its rapid development in economy, infrastructure, information and technology. The traditional South Indian clothing for women is a saree, usually with very colourful designs. The men wear a dhoti, which could be either white or colourful, with typical South Indian patterns or designs. However, due to the modernisation of India, most of the population wear more casual clothing and have also adopted the Western style of clothing, especially in cities. Rice is the staple diet, while fish is an integral component of coastal areas like the state of Kerala and the city of Mangalore, which are known for their seafood. Coconut is an important ingredient in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka, whereas Andhra Pradesh’s cuisine is characterised by pickles and spicy curries. The famous Hyderabadi cuisine is a legacy of the Moghul kings and its rich and biriyani is mouth-watering. Rice preparations of Dosa, Idli, Pundi, Appam and Uttapam are popular throughout the region. There are large coffee estates in southern Karnataka, parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where aromatic South Indian coffee is a preferred drink and it is exported across the world. Tea estates are found in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and South Indian tea is also exported to different countries. Payasam, poli, coconut barfi, maaladdoo, adhirasam, kesaribhath, unniyappam, kozhukkattai, malpuri are some favourite South Indian desserts. South India is home to several distinct dance forms — the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana and Kerala Natanam, to name a few. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma of Travancore are considered classic renditions of scenes of South Indian life and mythology. The Thanjavur style of paintings using precious and semi-precious gems are another art form of the South. Sculptures, which are one of the finest medium of South Indian expression, adorn many of the temples around the complexes and also inside them. The state of Kerala is where Ayurveda, or the ‘Science of Life’, India’s 5000 year old, alternative medicinal system originated. Ayurvedic therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects. Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon pioneered operations and techniques in medicine, plastic surgery, dentistry, obstetrics and gynecology. He is known as the “Father of Indian Medicine” and the “Father of Plastic Surgery”. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Regular practice of yoga is a stress reliever and contributes towards a healthy way of life and has now developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. There are many ashrams and academies in South India where yoga is taught by certified teachers. Some of the important festivals of South India are Dasara, Onam, Sankranthi (Pongal) and Ugadi. All festivals have their own religious significance and usually have an interesting story behind the celebrations. Colourful new clothes, delicious festival food, folk dances, lights and camaraderie are all components of a festive celebration in South India. South India is very well connected by air, rail and road. For a quick get away from the heat during summer, South India’s hillstations are just the thing. Coorg, the Scotland of India, Ooty and Kodaikanal with their picturesque dwellings, Munnar with its beautiful tea gardens, Yercaud and Coonoor with their abundance of flora and fauna are just a few of these coffeelands and bio-diversity parks. White water rafting is also available for thrill seekers. Wild life enthusiasts can visit Periyar, Nagarahole, Bandipur, Madumalai and Anshi National Parks. Who knows? You may even meet the lord of the jungle there. FSL-India offers Long Term volunteering programmes from 1-12 months in the areas of Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, Women Empowerment and Health & Hygiene. Our project locations are spread all over South India, with our dedicated team to assist you during your volunteering journey in India. Come, watch yourself evolve into an active citizen, have the experience of a lifetime!

Project hosted by

FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.

Meeting point

The starting date of the program is the First Monday of Every Month. The on-arrival Orientation will be held in Kundapur volunteers whose projects are located in Bangalore, Mysore, Pondicherry and Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore and North Karnataka will have their Orientation in Kundapur. Participants should make sure that they arrive in Kundapur for the Orientation on the first Monday of the month. Kundapur is well connected by train and bus. All volunteers will meet at a common meeting point, where they will be picked up. Specific information regarding your arrival and meeting point will be sent to you in a pre-arrival letter. Best way to come to Kundapur is to fly directly to Bangalore and then take an overnight bus to Kundapur.

Additional comments

The Participation cost is 17,000 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately Euros 215 per month). Note: The Euro rate may vary based on the exchange rate. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations - Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore or Pondicherry.

Requirements

Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.
Organization FSL-India Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Kundapur Railway Station Languages spoken English , English
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Last (Total pages: 8)