The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Although the Indian government works hard to provide quality education to poor needy communities, our volunteers are assisting in great ways! Teaching can be very rewarding, but in India the program is challenging. By providing English learning opportunities to poor children they gain a chance of a better life and breaking out of the cycle of poverty.
Kindergarten and primary school levels are available. You will assist the local teacher, focus on teaching English and other basic subjects. You may be given a syllabus or curriculum to follow. However volunteers are encouraged to use visual aids and other non-traditional teaching methods using sports, creative games and arts and crafts to encourage participation. Having some Hindi phrases will be very useful for the volunteer. Volunteers should be pro-active, reliable and open for challenge.
*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation cost is around US$2 - 4 a day by Tuk-tuk (motorcycle ride) can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (1km to 7km ride).