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SUSHRUSHA - SERVICE WITH HUMILITY

An opportunity to experience compassion and kindness through volunteering

Sushrusha is a DAV Schools initiative in Chennai to get children qualifying for the Higher Secondary School to experience volunteering. The initiative will enable children to find the right opportunity to volunteer their time for a good cause. The experience of volunteering will enrich them greatly, give them exposure to social causes and help them use their time and skills for a worthy cause. 

The primary objective of this 40-hour engagement is to try and instill in the child a sense of gratitude and deep empathy for those less privileged. The intended outcome is to create benefits to the organization’s beneficiaries directly or indirectly (through allied activities).

A certificate of participation and completion will be provided at the end of the 40 hours of volunteering.

DAV Sushrusha is being implemented in partnership with iVolunteer - India's first and most trusted service for volunteering. For DAV Sushrusha 2020, iVolunteer has organised from the following NGOs. To know more about an NGO, you may visit their website by clicking on its logo. All the projects available from these organisations are listed below. Click on a project for details. Project details also list the NGO name and website. 

AID IndiaArunodhayaBlue Cross IndiaGnandarshanSevalayaSri ArunodayamVasanthamViswajayam

 

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Sevalaya- Graffiti Wall

Project Description: Unleash the Artist Within You!! Painting is Self Discovery…. Every good artist paints what he/she is. Are you the creative types, but can’t find the right path to unleash your potential? Is the artist within trying to break free? Now here’s a wonderful opportunity that could help you showcase your talent. Creating positive messages on the walls of the Sevalaya Schools in the village, using grafiiti and paint.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Doctor Doctor

Project Description: Volunteers are required to help with the organising with medical camps, taking down details, conducting surveys, drawing up inventory etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Making Learning Fun

Project Description: Volunteers will teach small rhymes, conversational English, create learning materials for young children- charts and stationary materials.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Read, Write and Record

Project Description: Documentation of data of the organisation. Information to be collated and digitised properly so that it can be used for various purposes.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Clean Up Now

Project Description: Cleaning of premises...tanks, temples, local infrastructure in the village , schools etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Make Away Take Away

Project Description: Help in making of products in the vocational centre, creation of product catalogue with good photographs, descriptions etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Sports Coaching

Project Description: Volunteers will teach games like handball, basketball, athletics, football, chess, carron, rubix cube, shuttle to the students in the premises of the school.

02-04-20 09:00 + more

Sevalaya- Spending Time In A Farm

Project Description: This is an experiental volunteering activity. Volunteers need to spend 2 days at Sevalaya campus, stay there and participate int the activities of various programmes, helping. This will involve physical labour. Spending time in organic farming, with the elderly on campus etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust - Do you love your mom?

The special Mom's Day is celebrated in the month of May as a token of appreciation for mothers of special needs children. A lot of work in planning the event, and on the day is required to be done. Helping the staff with creating of documentation, event logistics, etc and on the day with assisting the mothers who will come from other parts of TN, assisting the staff in managing the programme and the visitors/audience.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust- Open your mouth...please!

Volunteers will help in feeding the children with special needs under the supervision of the care-giver. Many of the children find it difficult to eat on their own and will need assistance with it. Volunteers can assist caregivers to do this.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust - Candles, Mats and more!

The vocational training centre makes a lot of products which are then sold. Assisting the staff and the children in the production will increase productivity and more can be made.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust - Let's have some fun!

Care givers rarely are able to manage to take children with special needs for an outing. Helping them take chidren out to the beach or a park will provide a wonderful experience for both the residents and the volunteers. Volunteers will be needed to help with carrying , moving a wheel chair etc

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust - How can I help you?

There is a lot of work to be done in the residential care home. Volunteers can assist staff in all of these chores- kitchen, serving food, cleaning the premises, filing documentation, inventory-taking etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre - A day at the Corporation School

Project Description: This is an experience for the volunteer to understand how a class in the Corporation School functions. Documenting their observations and creating a report with practical solutions for enhancement may add value to the NGO, as well as sharing the same with their own peers will help build greater perspective.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre- Egmore Station - Tons To Do

Project Description: Children usually run away from homes and are found to be arriving into Egmore station, as one of the places. Helping the Help Desk at the station with their daily tasks, interacting with the other stakeholders in the platform will encourage volunteers to get a stronger understanding of the issue of runaway children as well assisiting the staff at the help-desk with their tracking, and work will ease the burden of the staff.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre- Wet Paint - Watch It

Project Description Many of the benches and furniture in schools are badly damaged. Some amount of cleaning them, and repainting them will make them more usable.Volunteer to paint the benches and other furnitures in the school.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre - Wall Painting at Shelter Homes

Project Description: This activity requires volunteers to have some interest in creativity. Shelter homes are places where destitute children stay till a solution is found for them. Usually these spaces are owned by the government. Their infrastructure, look and feel is quite basic. Creating a colourful enviroment for them by making the space colourful, painting and refurbishing the place will be a positive experience for both the volunteers and the children who stay there.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre- Let's Go Out Today

Project Description: Children and women from the community rarely get to visit places of interest . This activity will involve taking them out in small groups to local places of interest such as the beaches, parks, museums in the city. The interactions will be beneficial to the volunteers and you will learn about the lives of those in the community.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre - Paint the Early Childhood Centres

Project Description: The NGO works with early childhood centres in tribal areas which are about 45 minutes outside of Chennai. The spaces are poorly maintained, making it an unwelcome and unfriendly place for usage. While basic cleanliness is taken care of, these spaces can be kept more clean. Volunteers will need to help with activities such as deweeding of the premises, clearing the place of unused material and perhaps adding some colour.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre - Shelter Makeover

Project Description: This activity requires volunteers to have some interest in creativity. Shelter homes are places where destitute children stay till a solution is found for them. Usually these spaces are owned by the government. Their infrastructure, look and feel is quite basic. Creating a colourful environment for them by making the space colourful, painting, and refurbishing will be a positive experience for both the volunteers and the children who stay there.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre- Once Upon A Time...

Project Description: The NGO has a strong history of work in the community and many success stories. Interviewing beneficiaries of the organisation, documenting their story of change, taking good photos, making videos will be very helpful to the NGO to use for their overall marketing and communication needs.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre - Help Prepare For Exams

Project Description: Children in the community will be having final exams. Helping them prepare for the same will increase their confidence. Volunteers can be available to clear doubts, help with tips and suggestions on remembering concepts etc. The syllabus will be of TN State Board and teaching will need to be done in Tamil. Written and spoken Tamil skills are essential.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Arunodhaya Centre- I Don't Want To Go To School Anymore

Project Description: Children tend to drop out of school. Helping the staff take surveys, talk to parents and children on the importance of continuing education, in the slum communities.

15-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - Talk to me in Hindi!

Taking conversational Hindi sessions for the beneficiaries. This is to build confidence in communication. Content can be simple day to day usage. Volunteers can use various methods such as reading from simple story books, sharing stories, etc and encouraging the individuals to respond in Hindi. Games to encourage conversation could also be created by volunteers.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - Help prepare for exams!

Volunteers will be provided text books by the organisations. Reading to the individuals who are visually impaired and helping them prepare for the competitive exams will be the main responsibility of the volunteer.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - Talk to me in English!

Taking conversational English sessions for the beneficiaries. This is to build confidence in communication. Content can be simple day to day usage. Volunteers can use various methods such as reading from simple story books, sharing stories, etc and encouraging the individuals to respond in English. Games to encourage conversation could also be created by volunteers.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - The World Around?

Sharing information using various themes such as politics, nature, history, etc. This can be done in creative ways. Reading from national geographic magazines, talking about the city's places of interest and creating simple quiz competitions around various themes.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - Audio Books for the Blind!

Volunteers will help record audio books for the blind. Vani Saraswathi audio blind books will involve recording education-oriented books on various subjects like English, Tamil, History, Current affairs, TET, TNPSC, Spoken English and Spoken Hindi. This will help in the education of blind girls.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Gnanadarshan Seva Foundation - Listen to a story!

Volunteers will help in creating a 100 books - simple story books in English to increase familiarity with language for the children.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Aid India - Eureka!

Have your Eureka moment! Come, volunteer with Aid India to help create cool ideas to show and explain simple experiments to children. The volunteers will work with children at Vembakkam or Koovathur over 2 sessions. They will create 'Fun with Science' activity kits for Science lessons based on Class 3 to 5 textbook concepts.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Aid India - Matric Mela

Volunteers will help in the creation of activities to make science concepts fun. Volunteers will work with the children and plan for a set of activities that involve using science and maths concepts in a fun and interesting way. The volunteers and children will conduct a workshop in the villages of Villupuram and Javadu hills and the adults from the village will participate in it. Volunteers will have to stay overnight in the village.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Aid India - Smile Please... :)

Volunteer to help take pictures of Eureka School children doing an activity in school and give them printouts of the same that can be framed. Most children are from poor economic backgrounds and cannot afford to have pictures of their own that they can frame and share. Also this will be useful in creating photo documentation of the children.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Aid India - Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick, you can build a house. You can volunteer to assist the masons and the builders to construct the Eureka home for those affected in the Kalpakkam region. All the protective gear will be provided to the volunteer.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Aid India - Make Learning Fun

Make learning fun and exciting for the students by encouraging their natural curiosity about the words in English and teaching them how to sing and act. Volunteers will train class 4th and 5th standard students to practice and perform an English play or song. Volunteers will work with children at Eureka School, Vembakkam or Koovathur over 4 days.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Viswajayam - Respect the siren!

Volunteers will get to work with the Ambulance drivers and housekeeping staff and have a general awareness session about their work and daily life. Children will get to learn from these people how they work and go about doing their routine.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Viswajayam - Finding your way easily!

Volunteers have to make direction boards for the way towards toilet, or how to keep the toilet clean, etc. They may also be requested to create a design for signage to other departments, wards etc.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Viswajayam - I can help you feel better!

Volunteers have to help clean the Government Hospital's public premises, assist the existing staff in doing so. This will increase the hygiene levels and lead to quicker recovery. Volunteers will be provided with the necessary equipments to keep themselves protected.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Viswajayam - Comic Relief!

Volunteers have to do story telling, sing a song, play carrom or chess with patients. They can come up with innovative ways to entertain the staff.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Vasantham - Creative Teacher!

Nurture the creative spirit of children with fun ideas for making easy craft and art. With just a few inexpensive crafts supplies, you can volunteer to give the kids the tools they need to spark their imagination and creative play.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Vasantham - Let's Create Together!

SHOW YOUR CREATIVITY! Come help Children of the organisation to make products like jute bag and you as a volunteer can help them make some!

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Vasantham - Making Learning Fun!

Project Description: Help make learning fun by making fun teaching aids! As a volunteer, you will have to make teaching-aids for classroom teaching.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Vasantham - Classroom Helper!

Children from Vasantham are involved in activities like learning numbers/ maths, reading, writing science, social studies, etc. Each classroom is engaged in different activities according to the group level. The volunteer can help the Special Educator to handle 8 to 10 students. Volunteers can work in groups or one-on-one basis with the children in the classroom to assist in teaching concepts.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Vasantham - Time with Kids!

As a volunteer, spend sometime with the children of Vasantham entertaining and interacting with them. Ask children some questions that will help them open up and get on their level (literally and figuratively), to encourage a friendly relationship.

01-04-20 09:00 + more

Blue Cross of India - Painting Water Bowls

Project Description: Volunteers can paint water bowls colourfully to be given to those outside residences, offices etc, in summer to be kept for thirsty birds and animals.

02-04-20 09:00 + more

Blue Cross of India - Water... A drop for Everyone!

Project Description: Every year, before summer kicks in Blue Cross organises the water bowl project that involves distributing large 5L cement bowls to the public for free. This helps stray dogs, cats, cows and birds fight dehydration during the summer. All one needs to do is pick up a bowl at our shelter, place it outside their homes and pour water in it from time to time. Many lives are saved through this project!

03-04-20 09:00 + more

Blue Cross of India: Smile, Wag, Purr and Chirp

Project Description: Writing stories of the animals and their lives at the shelter, creating case studies, taking nice photographs that can be used by the organisation.

04-04-20 09:00 + more

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