The positive and wonderful experience we've had with volunteers has been an amazing journey and we look forward to more such culturally diverse adventure with you
First of all, let me introduce myself. We are a small family of three which consists of my dad, my brother and me.
We work with teaching English and have our own start up. We would require assistance with marketing and teaching. This gives volunteers a more in-depth idea of working like a local.
Other than that you will also receive training on any work beforehand so there is nothing to worry about.
The volunteers are also treated like a family member and are welcome to participate in any event our family is participating in like weddings, social events and short trips to our local village.
Volunteer hours are very flexible and we are located in the heart of the city and thus you have access to various cultural and memorial sites like Mother Teresa's home and temples within a 20-minute walking distance. Our apartment is at the center and thus living like a local is convenient. There is an endless option of local cuisine you can try out. The sweet shop just a minute away from our office has 30 different varieties of sweets so you get the idea.
There is a mall and various grocery stores located closeby to buy your essentials and any other souvenir you'd like to buy.
If you like the countryside depending on the time of the year we have projects with universities over there and you are welcome to assist there as well. The best part about volunteering with us is that even you require no skills and will be trained according to the tasks assigned to you.
Our family also loves knowing about local cultures, traditions and we'd love to hear tales of your travels. On a personal level, the fantastic cultural exchange has been wonderful.
If you love meeting people and knowing about local lives of everyday citizens in India this is the place for you. Our work revolves around education and you can witness the impact of education of children, adults and people from all spheres of life you work with. If you want to make a difference and gain a completely new experience which involves culture, education and the local life this is the place for you.
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Help in the house
There are two major areas where we would require assistance.
The first would be assisting our local teachers with teaching English and Communication Training in Class. Our staff will train you beforehand on what to do.
The second is when we don't have classes you can accompany our staff while they are traveling to different parts of the city and assist them with renewing contracts or trying to score new contracts as well as look at different places around the city
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Live with a local family
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Exchange ideas
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-exchange ideas explore new places and gain an unique perspective
- Have a different experience through the various work given
-- learn project management, organizing skills, team skills and leadership qualities,
-Learn more about History of India
- Live a different and unique lifestyle
Please come with an open mind and remember that India is an unique and different country. Therefore expect the unexpected and as I like to say while travelling "Its not good or bad. Its different." The same way there might be many things that might surprise you and it might be very different than your home/native land. It might take a while to get comfortable as India is the kind of country that is an acquired taste.
English , Bengali, Hindi
It will be in an apartment in the centre of Kolkata. It is very well connected and has various attractions located near the office and apartment You'll be living with a family .
We offer 3 Indian meals three times a day which may be cooked or bought from restaurants.
1. AC in bedroom
3. Shelf to store personal belongings
5. Internet Access
8. Washing Machine
9. Advice on how to get around the city and local help if required
Kolkata is very well connected with taxi cabs, auto rickshaws and even trams (a specialty found only in Kolkata). There are various festivals that occur through out the year.
Located at the Eastern banks of the Hoogly, Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is home to the oldest functioning port in India and is the 3rd most populated metropolitan in India after Mumbai and Delhi. The region came under the Suzerainty of the Nawabs of Bengal under the Mughals and eventually the British who took full control of the city in 1772. The city is also the center of the industrial revolution in India and the birthplace of modern Indian cultural, poetic, artistic and literary movement in between the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The city was also
the capital of India under the British and was the nucleus of the Indian Independence Movement
It is also one of the cheapest place to live with delicious food that can be bought under a dollar.
1. Birla Mandir (5 minutes walking distance from the office)
Built by the renowned Birla family, Birla Mandir is a famous Hindu Temple in Kolkata known for its magnificent architecture. This temple is an epitome of craftsmanship that is a product of amalgamation of traditional, and contemporary art, and is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata.
Price : Free
2. Mother Teresa House (25 minute walking distance or 10 minute drive)
“Hearts to love and hands to serve,” said Mother Teresa, and to this day people from all around the world visit the Missionaries of Charity to give love with nothing in return but a peaceful mind and a happy heart. The Mother Teresa House is a must-visit for learning the ideologies and taking a closer look at how Mother Teresa lived. Adjacent to the large tomb of Mother Teresa is a museum that displays the sandals and the drape she wore, the bowl she ate in and also consists of a room display of the place where Mother Teresa worked and slept, left in the same state it was when she was alive.
3. St. Paul’s Cathedral
Known for its Gothic style of architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata. Resembling closely to Norwich Cathedral,St Paul’s Cathedral is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata
Located along the western banks of River Ganga, Botanical Garden is a 273 acre garden known for its extensive floral diversity. Housing more than 12,000 different species of plants, it is one of the most beautiful places to see in Kolkata for travelers who wish to witness the mesmerising beauty of nature.
5. Sunderbans (in the same state West Bengal)
Sunderbans is one of the natural wonders of the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. It is also the largest Tiger reserve, and national park in India.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week