Take care of Children

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founded in 2001
Bulbulir Basa Orphanage
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Coordinator | Prabir Kumar
Coordinator | Prabir Kumar
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High­lights

The boys are 5 to 14 years old and come from families who are unable to afford the basics for their child, therefore we provide a homely environment with their wellbeing as our top priority.
Be immersed in Bengali culture: learn about our language, food and festivals.
Whatever skills and interests you have to share with the children will be so valuable for their growth, your unique background can really impact their lives.
During free time we can enjoy trips out with the children into the city or to rural markets and nearby attractions.
Discover more about your skills with the freedom to organise activities, fundraising, development programs and even way of helping the children to learn while having fun.
We are looking for volunteers to help with caring for the children living at our orphanage. They go to school however they benefit so much from extra tuition and care. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

As a volunteer at the Bulbulir Basa Orphanage, you will be living in a happy establishment with the children. Volunteers help the children with their academic studies, play games, and most importantly, act as role models for these deprived children.

1) To maintain a safe and pleasant environment for the children and care for all their needs, including medical, education, and culture. The children will attend school and receive classes in Bengali music and arts in order to strengthen cultural ties.

2) To promote and encourage the advancement of literacy. A free coaching center will be maintained at Bulbulir Basa Orphanage for street children.

3) To help the sick, aged, and destitute, the on-site dispensary will offer free medical treatment to people of all ages and religions in the community.

The goal of helping children in need for which the Bulbulir Basa Orphanage society was established really needs your support.

 Shelter, education, health, and culture are the main activities in our orphanage. Please see our website for more information on our projects.

Typical day

Mostly every Saturday and Sunday the boys are living at our home. Monday to Friday they go to school between 10 am to 4 pm. Volunteers can play with the boys before school and then walk them there. During school hours volunteers can organize games and activities for the boys as well as make any improvements to their living conditions or work on any of the projects that we aim to carry out. You can also have time to yourself during their school hours and can choose how you spend it. After school, volunteers can help children with their homework and extra study as well as introduce them to new games and engaging activities. Currently, food is delivered daily for the boys, but if volunteers can cook some dishes it is appreciated. 


Our society recognizes the uniqueness of each child and is committed to treating each child as an individual. Yet it also recognizes the huge significance that kinship and family play within Indian culture. It works hard to offset the limitations of large institutional care in which children are robbed of "normal" family structures and in turn, role models of positive parenting. Our Orphanage recreates a real family so that the children can internalize family values. For this reason, the orphanage house has a maximum of 20 children, thus maintaining its family environment. A permanent staff resides in the house to take care of the children and the maintenance of the house. A group of volunteers helps in the different aspects of running the home and caring for the children. In the future, they become very good citizens.

Free-time activities

During their free time, volunteers can do their own laundry and could help our boys dress and bedsheet cleaning in Washing Machine, maintaining the garden, cleaning their room, and toilet. Volunteers could learn cooking Indian food and also we could help out teaching our local language. Our orphanage is situated absolutely downtown so, free time could go to the market and see some historical places in Kolkata. We happily help with anything that our volunteer needs. 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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) or English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Math, Geography, English and computer. Our Local community need to Vocational computer training. at High school and university level
Required Documents
CV, Photocopy of passport and visa and passport size photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Computer, yoga, music, dance and any kind of outdoor games.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 16:00 - 20:00

What's Included

Services by Bulbulir Basa Orphanage
Our organization are receiving the fees for EACH volunteer which is including for breakfast+lunch+ dinner. We will also provide accommodation, sightseeing, and airport transfer. The amount has mentioned above per person. We have a water purifier, washing machine, and kitchen facilities.
Those facilities are all included in the program fees. We do not pay for air tickets, visas, or other expenses. If the volunteers would like to buy something for boys like games equipment or foodstuff then we are not liable to pay. 
Airport Pickup at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport

We will provide airport pick up and drop.  Only midnight arrival we will pick up the next early morning. Our International airport(code name-CCU) name is 'Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport'. It is 45 K.M. far from our project site. It will take 1 hour 25 minutes for our project. Although it is depending on traffic jams. We do airport pick up which is included volunteer's fees. Mr. Prabir Kumar Das will attend at the airport GATE NO. 4A. Usually, all international passengers come from Gate No.4A,4B, or 4C. If there are flight delays then please contact us.

 

Accommodation
 We provide accommodation for the volunteers on the premises. Volunteers will stay on the second floor in a room adjacent to where the boys are staying. The room has two triple bunk beds, with a balcony for the volunteers to relax on. Also, there may be an additional room available, depending on how many volunteers we have at the time, with two more triple bunk beds. There are also two showers with 2 toilets, and a washing machine and a water purifier for drinking water. Volunteers are no need to buy water from outside. We will help with laundry and other things which we could provide for free. 
 
 
 
Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

We have a cook and she makes food for all of us. we make our own breakfast as an Indian and western breakfast as well. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, 2 times tea/coffee, and snacks for a volunteer which is all included with volunteer program fees. We also could arrange a veg. non-veg, vegan, etc. Also if the volunteer would like to cook their own food then we can help. We have water purified so, we can provide pure drinking water. We have all cooking arrange that volunteers can cook if they want. 

Internet Access
Good 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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers can join our program throughout the year. We do not have a specific day. 

It is important that on arrival volunteers register for their stay in Kolkata and in India anywhere as per our government rules. We have to submit their details on the date of arrival and date of leaving, including passport and visa photocopies. With a tourist visa, they can stay a maximum of 180 days. 

On arrival, we will pick up from the airport or railway station and drop-off for departure. 

We can not attend the airport if any flight is arriving after MIDNIGHT. So, it is our request to stay a couple of hours inside the airport. Normally International flights are arriving at gate no.4, 4A and 4B.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$400
5 weeks
$480
6 weeks
$550
7 weeks
$610
8 weeks
$690
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,100
Average fees
$94 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Bulbulir Basa Orphanage 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 Bulbulir Basa Orphanage during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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