Chennai Volunteer is a social, non-profit initiative of Mecheri Foundation ,a registered trust and is not affiliated to any organization or association.
An online volunteer is an individual who commits her/his time and skills over the Internet, freely and without financial considerations, for the benefit of society.
Online volunteering is a convenient way to volunteer even as it enables you to complete tasks from your desk, either at home or in your workplace.
The web is a convenient and flexible way to share your time and get involved in social action.You
can : research on the web/give special advice/create databases/create web pages/provide helpline support.
The Online Volunteering service offers a database of online volunteering opportunities. You can identify opportunities that match your interests, expertise and skills, and submit your services to Chennai Volunteers. Details of how it works is given in our website.
The Online Volunteering service offers tools to facilitate the management of opportunities and online volunteers, provides guidance on online collaboration, and shares best practices and lessons learned via the website. All the organizations and opportunities are screened and the feedback is monitored.
Many volunteering opportunities do not require you to be available through the week or during the day. Weekends are just fine-you only need to find out whether your time commitment matches the requirement.
Usually you don't. Skilled Volunteering - like counselling, medical check-up, maintenance of accounts etc are in great demand but that's not the only opportunity available to volunteers. Personal skills, such as being able to get on with a wide variety of people, being reliable and being enthusiastic about a particular cause is equally important. Chennai Volunteers also offers training and learning to enable you get involved in and make a go of your volunteering.
You can be of any age to volunteer. There's something for everyone. If you are younger than 18, you have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You should also be in good health.
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Chennai Volunteers believe in the cause. An act of giving, is a universal thought.
Speaking English certainly helps. But it will be an advantage to know Tamil.
Yes, you can volunteer for multiple causes. But you need to register only once.
You share your time and expertise on a voluntary basis and do not receive any financial compensation.
You have the option of either sharing your feedback with the organization, or of keeping it confidential. Sharing your comments on the online collaboration is very valuable to us.
The opportunities database reflects the demand expressed by development organizations. It may be possible that no demand exists for a particular profile at a certain time. New opportunities are added every day. To be informed as soon as a matching opportunity is published, you can subscribe to our email alerts.
We get back with 24 hours. If for some reason, you don't hear from us ,just send us a reminder and we will reach you immediately.
You are under no compulsion. You can just inform us through an email and we will do the needful.
The ideal duration for volunteering is 4 hours in a single day, but some volunteers will work a full 8-hour day. Please arrive on time and provide 10-15 minutes to give you an overview of the day's tasks and then set you to work. You can take breaks whenever you need. Plan 30 minutes at the end of your shift to wrap up.
Chennai Volunteers welcomes individuals, families, and groups as small as three or as large as over 50. Larger groups require a bit more planning, but we will go the extra mile to make this a wonderful experience for your large group.
Wear comfortable clothes that suits the temperature and the work you are doing.Dress to serve, preferably conservatively.