Refugee Children Caretaker

founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Kamala
Coordinator | Kamala
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Bring smile to poor children
Helping Refugee Children in education
Volunteering to bring peace around
Equality is the main theam of the peoject
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Helping Children from the refugee families of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training & taking care of these kids is the most important activity. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

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. Normal societies are so busy to deal with their personal daily problems, so have little time for these unfortunate people.  So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies. We have our projects where these children gather to get education, vocational and hygienic training etc. We also distribute snacks at the end of the activities. After the program all children go back to their slum.

These kids are 3-15 years old, both boys and girls. Our target to give them love and affection while helping them in basic education, Art, Craft, hygiene etc. Everyday children visit our places between afternoon 3 pm - 6 pm. During the morning time volunteer help the local member to organize the school room, cleaning, painting, Lession planning and other related activities. 

Typical day

  • Breakfast: 9 am (required to be prepared by own)
  • Activity 1: 10-12 pm. (Painting / decorating school building or classrooms, lesson plan preparation ) 
  • Lunch at 1-2 p.m 
  • Late afternoon project activities with Children : 3- 6pm
  • Dinner: 7 – 7:30 pm (volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing)
  • After 8 pm exit door would be closed. No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8pm 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

Madhyamgram is a peaceful suburb 6 km away from Kolkata Airport. Kolkata is known as  city of joy. It 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. It is only 20km away from Kolkata city centerwhich is famous for tourists. 



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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
N. A
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30

What's Included

Services by SMILE Society, India

3 meals, shared room, wifi, airport transfer, orientation, training, local language classes, 

Airport Pickup at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport

We provide airport transfer between 6am-6pm any day. 


Shared room with basic amenities and simple living. 

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 meals and drinking water. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport (CCU) in Kolkata. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Any day volunteer can join the project. We can organize the airport pickup if volunteer arrives between 6am-6pm on the same day therwise on the next morning.

Soon after volunteers arrive they required to pay the living expenses as per applies. In the afternoon, there would be orientation to explain about the project. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$119 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. SMILE Society, India will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
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.

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Refugee Children Caretaker

Helping Children from the refugee families of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training & taking care of these kids is the most important activity.


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