VOLUNTEERS

                     VOLUNTEERS FOR MERCY AND GRACE

 Mercy and Grace is a place where the poor, Street and orphan children are being cared to meet their daily basic needs. Children get a good education, nutritious food and learn some soft skills. The children from age group 5 to 16 are brought to Mercy and Grace to give them hope for their future. We need volunteers to share their talents and skills to help this work successfully to make a difference in the lives of the children.

ESSENTIAL NEEDS OF MERCY AND GRACE FOR VOLUNTEERS

  1. Teaching English to Elementary and High school children.
  2. Assistance for basic math for Elementary children
  3. Food preparation and Serving food for the children
  4. Lessons on personal hygiene
  5. Teaching some extracurricular activities like Singing, painting and crafts
  6. Teaching some games like volleyball, football and badminton
  7. Visiting nearby villages to teach for the benefit of the School children in Adopted

 by the Mercy and Grace Charitable Trust.

  • To encourage children in their education by giving them career guidance
  • To give computer literacy

Affordable Travel and fundraising:

There are few travel experiences that are cheaper then volunteering abroad. Most Volunteer placement organizations charge a fee. The fee will typically cover room/board, orientation, and the program itself. Many volunteers cover their expenses by letter writing campaigns to family and friends, contributions from churches or student organizations and other donation driven efforts. Fundraising is a simple way to pay for a volunteer excursion abroad. By writing to family members, friends, and possibly teachers about your opportunity abroad, you may be surprised by the giving from these individuals to make the volunteer opportunity happen. Certainly one of the best sources for small scholarships or donations is local community groups tied to the region you are going to. Maybe you can perform a slide show for them upon return, or speak at a function they sponsor, and they may have funds to help you help their homeland community.

“Many organizations will provide you with sample fundraising letters from past volunteers. And visiting your church or local organizations with ties to your destination is also typically a good source of financing. Students have asked me, “Why do I have to pay to go work overseas?” Unless you are a doctor or engineer or you are planning to spend a year or two volunteering there is probably a fee to be paid. Perhaps you are going to build a school in the rural south India, the volunteer organization has to pay for building supplies, arrange the logistics of the program, and provide home stays in the local village, pay wages for local staff and cover for some administration costs. If the only objective was to build the school they would be better served hiring local craftsmen at a low cost and complete the project in a short time. The goal of the organization is more likely centered on making a real difference at the rural level and also providing a cultural experience for you in rural India.

WAY TO REACH MERCY AND GRACE

Volunteers will be arrived at Domestic Airport VIJAYAWADA, which is only 30 minutes travelling by car to reach Mercy and Grace Campus. Our staff will pick you up from the airport.

ACCOMIDATION AND FOOD

Volunteers are accommodated with Safety and Security and Dormitory facility is available for the volunteers at the campus of Mercy and Grace.  Living is comfortable and all home stays electricity and running water and Western Toilets. Mattress and cots will be provided.

Indian food is tasty, diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals with Breakfast, lunch and Dinner, and also provided Tea break with snacks during their home stay experience. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEER

Change Yourself:

By volunteering abroad you will learn so much about yourself. You will do things that you never imagined you were capable of. The biggest difference you will notice at the end of the program will not be external but will be the difference inside of yourself. In most cases residents could do your job better, faster and more efficiently. You probably won’t teach the locals how to hammer a nail, but you will share your friendship with them. Most importantly, you will be changed forever because you will have a greater understanding of another culture, you will challenge your personal limits, and you will develop friendships.

Build your Resume:

Many employers value volunteers above all else. If you have volunteered on your resume it shows that you are flexible, patient and committed. Many travelers know where they want to go, but don’t know what to do once they get there. Volunteering abroad gives your travels a purpose and an itinerary.

PROJECTS

  1. Child care – Orphans, Street children, child labor, Neglected,untouchables-lowest Dalit cast and School Dropouts.
  2. Youth Empowerment – Computers and Trade, job skills, Sports and Games and cultural activities.
  3. Women empowerment – Adult education and training in Tailoring.
  4. Community development- Cleaning, washing, Sanitation and Health
  5. Construction- Reconstruction of poor houses and schools and libraries
  6. Drinking water- Dig bore wells and supply safe drinking water in the villages.
  7. Care for the Aged.

 FEE FROM THE VOLUNTEERS

Charges for   Airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, volunteer support and In-country administration costs.

Each Volunteer has to pay Euros 10:00 per day.

VOLUNTEER PERIOD

Volunteers can stay to fulfill the projects Minimum of 2weeks and Maximum of 4 weeks or

Choice will be given to volunteer to stay to do their work for the benefit of the project.