SMILE Society

Kolkata, India, South Asia
We are a registered non profit organisation ,working for underprivileged children, environment, empowerment, animal, culture,yoga ,youth development and few other projects.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Animal Care
Childcare
Social Work
Teaching
Women Empowerment
Refugee Support

What We Need

We need regular volunteers in our following projects:-

1.Refugee Children Informal School ( SMILE MLTV01)

Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children (3-7 years) from the street( mostly refugees) to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. It's an informal school for kids.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . 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 or on street corners like insects. 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 got our few projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on children face .
Work & Activities :-
* Hygiene education
* Introducing basic English
* Story telling
* Art & craft
* Playing ( indoor games only)

2. Street Children Welfare ( SMILE MLTV02)
Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children (8-14 years) from the street( mostly refugees) to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. It's an English teaching session.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . 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 or on street corners like insects. 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 got our few projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of big cities.
Work & Activities :
* Basic English and math teaching
* General knowledge improvement activities
* Encouraging in hand made items
* Teach about Our World
* Hygiene program
* Food distribution Assistance

3.Underprivileged Girls Empowerment ( SMILE MLTV03)
Target Group for these camps:- Empowering Girls from refugee families.These girls get basic education,vocational and handmade product training etc. It's an informal training center for girls.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . 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 or on street corners like insects. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies. We have got our few projects for these unfortunate street girls to train them and bring confidence in them at our different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available to help and support these unfortunate girls of the street in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our target to bring smile on ever girls too. .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.

Work & Activities :
* Spoken English
* General knowledge improvement activities
* Teach about Our World
* Help girls to learn how to make hand made products
* Hygiene program


4.Stray Dogs Welfare (SMILE MLTV04)
Target :- Welfare activities like food distribution,health care,grooming to cats and dogs from SMILE NGO Domestic Animal Shelter.
Project background details:-
In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and abandoned life . In SMILE family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter in 2009 where we take care of few dogs and cats on regular basis. There are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are almost no management system from local government available for these animal.There are long and short term volunteering opportunities available every year for these poor needy animals.
Work Activities:-
* Food distribution
* Cleaning and wash

5.Urban Organic farming & Nursery development ( SMILE MLTV05)
Target :- Encourage Urban organic farming among city dwellers and training youth volunteers .
Work Background:-
Exciting sustainable environmental project at SMILE NGO ,India !! Save the mother planet. Our target to develop the. Nursery where we make saplings for community distribution.To grow vegetable for street and refugee children everyday food requirement and to aware city dwellers how to grow vegetable even living in small apartment or lawn or even on the roof!! Volunteer Group with motivated youth are welcome !!This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture . International volunteer would have learn how to grow vegetable in urban area where open space not available.Through organic way of farming an farming backyard /roof/lawn or any other place available in any urban house . This project could resolve the food problem among urban based poor and lower middle class people. Also through our rooftop and vertical farming can bring down the carbon footprint. Even a person living on street can grow enough vegetable for him .This project can bring down environmental pollution level in cities if we can spread it around and create proper awareness . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange programme !! Energetic youth group for short or long term would be valuable in this project .
Your volunteers as individuals or groups welcome .
Work Activities:-
* Clay preparation
* Watering
* Organic fertilizer preparation
* Care taking of the Nursery
* Growing sapling
* Germination assistance
* Manual activities

6.Yoga Workshop and community kids teaching ( SMILE MLTV06)
Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian yoga and meditation to bring Enlightenment in their life and Cure them and learn each other culture.
Work Details:-
India is always been famous for yoga & meditation . While volunteering for neglected children, international youth can have chance to interact with Indian culture . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture . Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.
In this project volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture,language,food etc. Yoga and meditation class would be the main part of this project.

When & Who

Round the year
Yes, we require a minimum of 4 Weeks
Maximum: 48 weeks
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Accommodation
Types: Homestay

Dorm Room (2-15 Volunteers in one room)

Meals
Types: Vegetarian

3 full meals

Wifi & Satellite
Electricity
T-shirt
Laundry Service
Hospital Transport
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$15 daily

Host family shared room
3 meals
Airport transfer (6am-6pm)
WiFi
Local language classes
Orientation
Project Coordination


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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off
Orientation
Social Activities

These services are available.


Contact Person

Kamala Saha
West Udayrajpur, Madhyamgram, #9railgate, Kolkata, India.

Other Ways to Help

Anything educational for children (3-14yrs) but not expensive .

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

We are one of the volunteer based organisation.our full Volunteers are the staff member of the organisation

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To visit India ,visa is mandatory. For short term E tourist visa is fine but for long-term visa for volunteer in local NGO is needed.

N.A

Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society" popularly known as SMILE Society /SMILE NGO was established in 31st Aug 2003 & later Registered under Indian Society Act in 2004 .SMILE Was founded by a volunteer social activist named Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty with the support of his entire family & friends who really wanted to bring smile around through Volunteer initiative.It is now a big platform for International & Local youth who wish to volunteer in India and Abroad for noble causes. SMILE is the member of different International Volunteering Network including CCIVS ( Under UNESCO), NVDA,WANGO and many other prestigious Asian,American and European Volunteering Network and Association. There are different Volunteering positions are available for whole year. Please visit our Homepage project and social links sections for further details . Voluntary Workcamps in India and Overseas , Long and short term Voluntary Services, Internship in India or in Abroad , Cultural exchange, youth empowerment, spreading Education through Informal Schooling among underprivileged kids and girls , Volunteer mission initiative to buildup a safer and stronger future . Bring smile around is the goal of the Organization. Join the mission and make us more stronger.International Voluntary Workcamps India ,Volunteer work in India ,Volunteer Teaching India,Volunteer abroad programs offering by the best ngo in kolkata.