Openings for Volunteer Positions with Shanti Bhavan, Tamil Nadu, South India

Teacher Volunteers:

Positions are available with Shanti Bhavan, a free world-class boarding school for children from poor families. Teacher volunteers are needed throughout the year for academic subjects such as Math, Science and English, and for non-academic subjects such as music, art, drama and dance. Minimum duration for volunteer service is 4 weeks, and maximum is usually 1 year.

Goal: To assist the teaching staff; to introduce children and staff to fresh and innovative curricular approaches and global standards while preserving the best of Indian education and culture; ideas and approaches will first meet the approval of the principal.

Qualifications: Degree and/or certificate of eligibility to teach elementary, middle or high school; experience in teaching and administering school programs; students studying for teaching professions.

Duties: Teaching academic and/or non-academic subjects to children ages 4 -16. Take part in other school activities.

Amenities: Meals (mostly vegetarian) and good living arrangements at the school (in very hygienic modern facilities) will be provided free of charge. Volunteers who choose to spend week-ends off-campus will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and food while off-campus. Occasional trips to Bangalore will be provided free of cost. Volunteers who spend more than 6 months at Shanti Bhavan may be given a modest stipend to cover some of the costs associated with trips to the city and travel within India during vacations. Airfare to India and back is not offered.

Volunteer Testimonials

Volunteers as Educational Assistants:

Qualification: University students or professionals with backgrounds in music, visual arts, acting, dance or strong background in science, math and English.

Duties: assisting staff with the care and education of children ages 4-16 in the elementary, middle and high school.

Amenities: Meals (mostly vegetarian) and living arrangements at the school (in very hygienic modern facilities) will be provided free of charge. Occasional trips will be provided free of charge to the nearby city of Bangalore. Airfare to India and back is not offered.

Applications for the above volunteer positions may be sent by email/mail to the address below. It must include bio, two references, and cover letter describing a) volunteer position sought, b) areas/activities/subjects where you are able to contribute, c) preferred start and end dates, and d) any alternate period possible if preferred period cannot be accommodated.

The Principal
Shanti Bhavan Administrative Office,
No. 401, 4E Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar
Bangalore 560 043
India
Tel: 91-80-25440164, 25444170
Fax: 91-80-25440210
E-mail: tgf-admin@tgfworld.org

Openings for Volunteer Positions with Baldev Medical & Community Centre

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and medico-social workers who would like to work with rural people are invited to spend time at the Medical Centre. Visits may be for a few days to several months depending on availability. Food and accommodation will be provided free. For further details please contact:

Administrative Manager,
Baldev Medical & Community Centre,
No. 401, 4E Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar
Bangalore 560 043
India
Tel: 91-80-25440164, 25444170
Fax: 91-80-25440210
E-mail: tgf-admin@tgfworld.org

Openings for Volunteer Positions with Tillany Fine Arts Museum & Gallery

Art students interested in traditional and/or modern art in metal, wood, clay or stone are invited to spend time at the art village. Visits may be for a few weeks to several months depending on availability. Food and accommodation will be provided free. For further details please contact:

Administrative Manager,
Tillany Fine Arts Museum & Gallery
No. 401, 4E Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar
Bangalore 560 043
India
Tel: 91-80-25440164, 25444170
Fax: 91-80-25440210
E-mail: tgf-admin@tgfworld.com

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