from 388€

Great 4.4rating (14)

English Teacher for Street Children

location
4 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Great 4.4  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Good response rate

Highlights

  • Bring smile to poor children
  • Explore India and Indian
  • Volunteering to bring peace around
  • Equality is the main theam of this project
  • Visit Incredible India and help smilengo

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

SMILE language Teaching Project is an effort to teach foreign languages to underprivileged Children from Street and slums.

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living in kolkata ,India?

The project

This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee kids. Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene, basics, organising entertainment program, ...

About the program

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living in kolkata ,India?

The project

This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee kids. Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene, basics, organising entertainment program, food distribution for these children under SMILE Happy Home Project (A Non Formal School  for destitute refugee children)  would be the main target of the volunteers. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003.

Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children. Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of 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. 

Volunteer work

All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and  local language session during this period . 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  food distribution, organising drama, story telling and entertainment games for the children. Whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places. 

More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveller. It helps to learn the culture, tradition, language while staying within the normal people of the society. Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Smile Society (ngo) had started their activities since 2003 ! 

Volunteer would be given responsibility of a small group 2-4 children at a time and this number would be flexible so as the children. We also hope volunteer would help the children to speak English and prepare a Lession plan for individual kids. Education level varies a lot. Normally there is no need of supplies to bring for the class but if anyone wish to bring any education supplies for children is fine. 

The location:

Madhyamgram (8 km from Kolkata Airport). It is a suburbs with all facilities, transportation, shopping places. A peaceful place than centre of the city. 



Typical day

Example Daily Schedule: 
 
Wake up early morning: 9am

Breakfast: 9:30 am (self service)

Work: 3-4 hours during week days (Teaching street children between 3-14 years & Manual services like painting, cleaning classroom etc.) 
late afternoon: 3pm - 5 pm (local language class and lesson planning session ...

Typical day

Example Daily Schedule: 
 
Wake up early morning: 9am

Breakfast: 9:30 am (self service)

Work: 3-4 hours during week days (Teaching street children between 3-14 years & Manual services like painting, cleaning classroom etc.) 
late afternoon: 3pm - 5 pm (local language class and lesson planning session for next day) 

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

After 7:30pm exit door would be closed. No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 7:30pm everyday including weekends.
9:30 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 **
 

Free-time activities

 An amazing country with full of culture and tradition. Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity. Kolkata, the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of ...

Free-time activities

 An amazing country with full of culture and tradition. Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity. Kolkata, the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class. There are also rich and poor people all around. City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic, huge population, warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends ...
 
 

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (fluently)

Education Requirements

English teaching at High school level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV, passport and background check report

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Flexibility, patience, hard work

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by SMILE Society, India

Living Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro project and  accommodation,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training ( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival orientation also included.
 

Airport Pickup at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport

Airport pickup available n arrival between 6am-6pm. Volunteers arriving after this time are requested to find their own hotel around airport and meet at 6 am next day I front of Airport gate 4A. Volunteers can also stay at Airport lounge for that night and meet our staff in the morning.

Accommodation

 Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 2-10 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. 
 

Food & Beverages

Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging li

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport (CCU) in Kolkata. We assist you to find cheap flights to India. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers are welcome anytime of the year.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 388€
8 weeks 728€
24 weeks (max. stay) 1,746€
Average fees 84€/week

Program fees

84€ per week 4 - 24 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with SMILE Society, India during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

SMILE Society, India

Great 4.4 rating (14 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2003

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Kamala

Spoken languages: English

About the project

SMILE NGO is one of the prestigious International Youth Volunteering organisation from India. SMILE is also member of various international Volunteer Exchange networks.

Meet your organization

SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO / NPO working in the field of International voluntary Service ( IVS) . SMILE is a member of CCIVS (an international volunteer network under UNESCO), NVDA and WANGO. SMILE is also working with many international reputed voluntary organizations including members from European Alliance Network and other IVS networks from around the globe.

Our foremost goal is to "Bring a Smile to Every Child." We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. There are many other attractions that SMILE volunteers can enjoy, including discounted rates for trekking, rafting, and various safari trips including the Ganges.  All international students are also welcome to take part in our Internship Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

International workcamp for youth volunteers , students groups, and long & middle term volunteer participants are welcome in India.SmileNgo offers exciting volunteering opportunities like special group & Teen group projects in India and abroad. Be a Volunteer to help in different noble causes which can change other's life forever. There are many short,middle & long term and group volunteering opportunities available round the year. Inter cultural exchange youth & student exchange projects are also available to know each other's culture and tradition.

Lets volunteer to bring smile around !

Languages Spoken

India is a big country with many local languages, hindi is the national language though there are many other languages spoken in the different states of India. There are local people in every city know English. Volunteers need to speak basic English as their Indian host families speak with them in English. 

Wo are we looking for?

We simply ask that volunteers are open-minded, flexible, and respectful of cultures and traditions, determined and motivated. Any special qualifications you may have are always useful. Volunteers can seek placement and/or accommodation with a friend/ friends. Please indicate in your application, and we will do our best to place you in the same accommodation and/or project. Please keep in mind that this is subject to availability.

14 reviews · rating4.4

Collie Joyce-Ahearne rating5

2022 at English Teacher for Street Children

Myself and 3 other teachers from Ireland volunteered with SMILE for 4 weeks in Kolkata. From the moment we arrived we were looked after like a part of the family. Kamala is an incredible team leader, and made it so easy for us to get stuck into the work straight away. The accommodation and ...
Catherine Garret-Ricard rating5

2019 at English Teacher for Street Children

From Kolkata airport, I was greeted by a big Kamala smile. And everything in this project is smile: smile of the children we welcome, smile in front of the good meals prepared for us, smile of well-being after a session of meditation and yoga. But above all the kind and attentive smile of our ...
Bruno Fischer rating4.4

2024 at Repainting and Renovation Of School

Belle expérience de vie, qualité d'accueil et de nourriture excellente. Des personnes très gentilles avec lesquels on peut échanger sur la culture et la façon de vivre en Inde. Un plaisir d'aider les enfants du quartier qui nous le rendent bien avec leurs jolis sourires. Pratique du yoga, ...
My experience with Smile in Kolkata was simply amazing... I have been warmly welcomed and I felt at home my all stay ! The family is so kind and will help you with whatever you need. The house is very clean and the food excellent. You will have the opportunity to live and experience real yoga, and ...
Die Zeit hat sich auf allen Ebenen gelohnt. Die Familie war sehr freundlich, interessiert und hilfreich. Das Essen war sehr gut nur war es manchmal lauwarm. Wir hatten täglich 2 Stunden Yoga. Es war ein sehr meditatives Yoga mit sehr langsame Bewegungen die den Körper nicht belastete. Das Zimmer ...
Finn Biemüller rating3.4

2023 at Cultural Exchange and Community Work

SMILE ist ein Programm mit mehreren Facetten. Nicht nur Kinder werden jeden Tag betreut, auch die tägliche Einheit Yoga und Meditation sowie Gartenarbeit durfte nicht fehlen. Man findet schnell Anschluss bei den dort Arbeitenden und auch zu den anderen Freiwilligen kann schnell ein (sehr) gutes ...

Location

Asia > Southern Asia > India > Kolkata

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