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Workcamp with special children

Organization: FSL-India

Application: Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country.

Placements: We will complete the placements of volunteers within a week of receiving the application. Volunteers can apply for an L/MTV program for a minimum of one month.

Information: FSL-India will send the required Information to the volunteers – including a pre-arrival letter, project profile, info sheet, general information and travel details. This information will be sent to the volunteers at least one month in advance.

Participation Fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month

Arrivals: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation for Volunteers: accommodation for volunteers can either be at the project, in a local host family, as a Paying guest, in a hostel–depending on the project, location and availability.

Orientation week: The program will start with a week-long orientation. Depending on the volunteer’s project location, the Orientation will be held either in Kundapur or Bangalore. This information will be sent to the volunteer at least a month in advance.

Registration: The registration will be completed during the first week of arrival.

Projects: Following the orientation week, volunteers will join their respective projects in different locations, depending on the placement.

Monitoring: Each volunteer is allocated a LTV Coordinator on his/her arrival who is a staff of FSL-India and he/she supports the volunteer in their project, and monitors the progress during their voluntary service through monitoring visits, LTV Cultural Meet, one to one sessions, emails, phone calls, reports etc. Monthly Project visits are also made by the LTV Coordinators during the placement where ever possible.

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.
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  • 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.

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