Volunteer Teaching India



Street Children Welfare Project ( Volunteering for Children in India ):-


Location: Kolkata and around

Type: TE,SOCI,HC,Manu, CUL

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 4/month

Duration : 4-24 weeks

Project type : Permanent

Language: Basic English






Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children  from the street( mostly refugees) between 3-8 years old, of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily hundreds of children receives support at our different centres around the state of West Bengal. .


Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a very poorly condition at slums and street corners . These families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies where we belong . We have got our ongoing  projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available for international youth volunteers as well to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around.


Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after  arrival and local language classes also would be there  during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action .  Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment.


Example Daily Schedule:


Wake up early morning: 6:30am                                                             

7 am  breakfast ( required to prepared by own)

Project hour : As per project In charge.

Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m

late afternoon: 3:30 - 6pm, lesson plan preparation workshop, cultural & Language Exchange.

Dinner : 7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing )

After 7 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends.

10 pm  bed time

** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **