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Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with Pardada Pardadi Educational Society! This is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to take a gap year between university and entering the job force, professionals looking to give back to the international community, or retired individuals wishing to continue experiencing life to the fullest.

We are looking for professionals with skills that contribute to the PPES mission, and if you feel that you have a specific skill set or project idea that would benefit PPES, please contact us. In addition to teaching English or working with the medical side of the school / the Livelihoods Division, volunteers with appropriate skills are encouraged to develop and implement projects appropriate to PPES.

We prefer volunteers who are able to stay for a minimum of six months, with the option to extend for one year or longer after a review. Well-designed, short-term project proposals will also be considered for three-month assignments.

All volunteers will be provided with full room and board. Volunteers working from Delhi will have their own room in the Delhi office and volunteers working from the school will be given their own room in the school’s Teachers’ Colony. Additionally, volunteers will be given transportation to and from the Delhi airport, transportation to and from the village, and assistance to sightsee in Delhi.

The Pardada Pardadi Educational Society has benefited from the dedication and enthusiasm of volunteers from the USA, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia so far. For a look at the work of our volunteers, please check out the websites of just a few of our volunteers, Lindsay, who served in 2009, at http://eljay430.shutterfly.com/ or the blog of our volunteer, Michelle, who served in 2012.


1) Volunteer English Teachers

This opportunity is ideal for Former Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) or individuals with TEFL/EFL certification or social work experience. Specialized skills, including a post-secondary degree in education, teaching or teacher-training experience, school administration/management experience, IT experience, public relations experience, or development program management are desirable.

Key Responsibilities
  1. Teaching English language courses to primary and secondary students.
     
  2. Developing a class curriculum, plan, and teaching methodology appropriate to the learning environment.
     
  3. Establishing a monitoring plan for class programs and progress, classroom growth, and student development.
     
  4. Providing tailored curricula for special-needs students.
     
  5. Regularly interacting with parents and community members.
     
  6. Leading-by-example through active participation in school and community activities.

Skills and Competences
  1. Experience working with and supervising children.
     
  2. Good interpersonal and communication skills essential, including in cross-cultural and diverse contexts.
  3. Fluency in English (written and spoken) essential. Hindi an asset. Commitment to learn basic Hindi prior to departure desired (the people from Anupshahar often don’t speak English at all or very little).
     
  4. Post-secondary certification, diploma, or degree. TEFL/TESL certification an asset. Acceptable combination of education and experience will be considered.
     
  5. General knowledge of gender and diversity issues, children's rights and protection issues, and Uttar Pradesh educational context.
     
  6. At least six months experience living or working abroad.
     
  7. Hard-working, flexible, and open to diverse experiences.
     
  8. Ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results.
     
  9. Commitment to building and developing the volunteer program.
     
  10. Ability to live in rural, remote areas and hardship contexts.
     
  11. Preparation of personal and professional life to make a commitment to serve abroad for the full term of the service you pledge to PPES.

Application

Please send:

1) Your CV/ Resume.

2) One page essay of intent (optional but appreciated).

3) A list of 3 references and their contact information (including email if available).

For queries, contact: Lindsay Johnson, Volunteer Program Coordinator at lindsay@pardadapardadi.org

2) Health / Medical Volunteer

This opportunity is ideal for CNAs, RNs, EMTs, PAs, NPs, and MDs. If a specialized degree is not present, the volunteer is expected to take a basic first aid and/or basic life-saving class before they reach the school. Other appropriate mixes of education and experience will be considered. The health volunteer should be committed to spending a minimum of three months at the school. Six month assignments are ideal and subject to review with the option to extend for one year or longer.

Key Responsibilities
  1.  Have a physical presence in the nurse’s office and follow up with serious illnesses and/or injuries. It is NOT expected to physically treat these girls, rather follow up to make sure students heal correctly and no signs of infection are present.
     
  2. Supervise the school nurse to ensure that she is fulfilling her job duties.
     
  3. Network and establish a presence with the school’s local association of health professionals.
     
  4. Adapt the school’s current adolescent growth & development and health & hygiene curricula to fit current school needs.
     
  5. Identifying other health needs within the school and take initiative to address them.

Skills and Competences
  1. Post-secondary degree OR experience in medical field (CNA, EMT, etc.; other mixes of education, interest, and experience will be considered).
     
  2. Basic knowledge and interest in first aid and hygiene.}
     
  3. Fluency in English is essential; volunteer should also be committed to learning basic medical terminology in Hindi (vocabulary list will be provided).
     
  4. Hard-working, flexible, and ability to independently achieve results without direct supervision.
     
  5. Commitment to building and developing the health program.
     
  6.  Ability to live in rural, remote area with many hardships.                            
     
  7. Commitment to serve abroad for the full term of the service youpledge to PPES.

 

Application

Please send:

1) Your CV/ Resume.

2) One page essay of intent (optional but appreciated).

3) A list of 3 references and their contact information (including email if available).

For queries, contact: Michelle K’nees, Health Volunteer Program Coordinator, at michelle.knees@gmail.com


3) Other Volunteer Opportunities
                                                             

Download the PDF versions of our other internship / volunteering offers:

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Business Intern / Volunteer

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Development of Self-Help Group & Micro-Loaning

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Development of the Dairy Program

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Development of the Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Program

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Human Resource Management Intern / Volunteer

INTERNSHIP OFFER - Management, Communication, Teaching

VOLUNTEERING - Management, Communication & Teaching

For queries, Other Volunteer Oppurtunities, at info@pardadapardadi.org
 
4) Fundraise For Us

Whether it's throwing a bake sale, petitioning an organization you are part of, or raising awareness on the internet, we appreciate any efforts to spread the Pardada Pardadi name and raise funds for us.

®  Need inspiration? Here are some projects our volunteers have created:

Rags to Pads:

http://ragstopads.com/

PoopReport gives back:

http://www.poopreport.com/Village

For queries, contact: Renuka (CEO) at renuka@pardadapardadi.org

5) Professional Assistance

Provide us with expert guidance on subjects such as marketing, advertising, designing, maintenance, and human resources.

For queries, contact us at info@pardadapardadi.org