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.
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.
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.