Our Programs

Volunteer Work India is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before, and we are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Below are some of our most recent projects. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to create a lasting impact.

Volunteers Packing Food

Street Children Welfare Project

Location: Kolkata and around

Type: TE,SOCI, HC, Manu, CUL 

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 1-20

Project type : Permanent 

Language: Basic English

Project type : Permanent 

Language: Basic English

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime


Target Group for the project:- Helping Children  from the street( mostly refugees) between 3-15 years old, of India to get basic education, vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily hundreds of children receives support at our different centers around the state of West Bengal. . 

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 and street corners . 

Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after  arrival and local language classes also would be there  during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action .  Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organizing drama, story telling and entertainment games for the children. 

Nurse and Patient on Wheelchair

Yoga & Community Service

Location: Kolkata and around .

Type: TE,SOCI, Manu, YOGA, CUL 

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 1-20

Duration : 4-48  weeks

Project type : Permanent 

Language: Basic English

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime


Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian culture ,food ,yoga. Bring friendship and learn each other culture while  helping poor children as a part of their voluntary service is the target of the project.

Project  Background:-India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition, language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this camps youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food habits . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and tradition . Volunteers would have a chance to learn Indian yoga & meditation basic lesion during  the project. Youth volunteers have golden opportunity to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would be a great fun filled time for the participants.

Activities::-In  international volunteering opportunities from round the world would have chance to exchange culture, language, food etc. Special attraction for this  would be Yoga & Meditation lesson , local cooking cuisine , local language class. It would be fun fill entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity, shopping places are all around. Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around. volunteer work in India & volunteer abroad programs welcoming youth across the globe.

Fists in Solidarity

Intercultural Exchange and Language

Location: Kolkata and around

Type: CUL, FESTIVAL, SOCI, MANU

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 1-10

Project type : Permanent

Language: English

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime


Energetic youth from round the world gathered together  to learn Indian culture ,food ,dress while try to bring smile on street kids. 

Indian culture and language are famous because of it social & cultural values . volunteers will have exciting time .  India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition, language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this camps youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food . Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.

In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange culture, language, food etc. Special attraction for this camp would be local cooking lesson, local language class. It would be fun fill entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity, shopping places are all around. Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple.

Volunteers-Garden

Urban Organic Farming

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type: ENV,SOCI,AGRI,MANU 

Age: 15+ 

Number of Volunteer: 1-10

Duration: 4-48  weeks

Dates : Anytime


Target :- Encourage Urban organic farming among city dwellers and training youth volunteers .

Exciting organic farm at Smile ,India !! Save the mother planet !!!Green House in support of Rain water harvesting  to grow vegetable for our street 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!! Recently we just completed the first phase of Rain water harvesting project where Rain water being stored for further use. Now we are going to start Roof top Green House project at our Building to Grow vegetables to help daily need of our Children at different projects . 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 at our place . International volunteer would have learn how to grow vegetable in urban area where open space not available. Through organic way of green house farming how farming can be possible in 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. Even a person living on street can grow enough vegetable for him . Even this project can bring down environmental pollution level in cities if we can spread it around . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange program as well !! Energetic youth group required.

Cleaning the Beach

Stray Dogs Food Distribution

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type: ENV, SOCI, MANU

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteers: 1-10

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime


Do you love dogs ? Then this camp is for you. This camp is for bringing welfare service to one of the most neglected domestic animals like dogs  in India. SMILE Animal shelter for Domestic Animal welfare project providing shelter to dogs. Volunteers would have amazing time with these cute animal for sure.

Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience.


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.

Activities:- Volunteers job are mostly food preparation, distribution, grooming, shelter cleaning ,taking care of dogs and cats at our shelter. We welcome international individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp. It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!! All volunteers taking this project should take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps. International youth have chance to experience this unique project ,can help local member in different activities .They can have a change to enjoy with these cute animals. Mainly this projects are those who care about dogs and cats.

Volunteers Lifting Construction Frame

Health Awareness & Face Mask Preparation

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type: ENV,SOCI,MANU 

Age: 15+ 

Number of Volunteer: 1-10

Duration: 4-48  weeks

Dates : Anytime


Target :- Encouraging village dwellers to make masks and sanitizers by themselves at low cost, thereby creating an opportunity for them to make business out of it.

COVID-19 has really ruined the economical stability of nearly everyone in the society and this is high time to rise up and try to do something which can aid us in surviving in the near future.

Health and sanitation is one area where we should give more emphasis, specially during a global pandemic where social distancing measures is of utmost importance. Wearing masks and using sanitizers regularly is really crucial to stop the spread. But due to the rising cost of almost every product in the market it is necessary for us to prepare certain things at home and use them without being solely dependent on the market. 

Before who would have thought that one day we need to wear masks and use sanitizers daily? Time changes and we need to mold ourselves according to it. Nowadays there is shortage of good quality masks, as most of them prove to be useless to stop the viral spread. Home-made cotton masks prove to be more beneficial than the regular ones available outside. It is really easy to make masks at home, so why always buy from outside?

Let's make stuffs right at home and create opportunities for all to do something new and innovative.

Energetic youths are required to help the community learn and grow.

Volunteers Packing Food

Computer Literacy Program

Location: Madhyamgram

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 10 / Camp

Language: Basic English. 

Duration: 4-48 weeks 

Dates: Anytime


Target Group for these Project:- Helping destitute children between 8-14 years old to learn basics of Computer.

With the evolution of technology is it really important for us to help children, who are the future our society know the basics of computer and its uses in our day-to-day life. 

Project Background:- Underprivileged children are lacking the chance to explore because of their poor economical background. They are not able to use the latest technological tools which are available right at their finger tips. Quality education is a fundamental right of everyone, so why deprive these children to bloom in their future? SMILE had begun this mission to provide quality education to all  irrespective of their background back in 2003 and we are still working hard to fulfill this task at hand.

We are encouraging volunteers from round the globe to shape the future of these kids.

Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. 

Work: International volunteers will help the organization to teach children learn computer at our school building where we have Desktop available. 

Volunteers with technological expertise are encouraged to join this project and throw some light on these children. 

Nurse and Patient on Wheelchair

Reconstruction & Repainting

Location: Kolkata and around

Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 10 / Camp

Language: Basic English. 

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime 


Any  group with at least one English speaking leader is also welcome. 

Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 till 30 are welcome on any date Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs. 

An international platform to exchange culture and language is the main theme of this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working in the field of International volunteering. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customized program  that will enable them to make an important contribution to the poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we have placed many volunteers around various parts of India within different projects.

Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. 

Work: International volunteers will help the organization to repaint and renovation of the school building for Street Children under the supervision of Camp In charge. This camp included with manual activities mostly during the day time. Afternoon time volunteers will have a chance to do cultural exchange, language Exchange and workshops. 

Fists in Solidarity

Foreign Language Teaching to Kids

Location: Madhyamgram

Age: 15+

Number of Volunteer: 10/camp

Language: Basic English

Duration: 4-48 weeks

Dates: Anytime


Target Group for these project:- Helping Children between 8-14  years old ( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education, vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more than 200+ families receives support at our different centers around.

 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. 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. Volunteers have chance to teach their own mother tongue to these kids.

.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.

Environmental Scientist

Aquaculture & Hydroponic Project

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type: ENV,SOCI,AGRI,MANU 

Age: 15+ 

Number of Volunteer: 1-10

Duration: 4-48  weeks

Dates : Anytime


Target :- Encourage Urban organic farming through hydroponic process among city dwellers and training youth volunteers .Exciting organic farm at Smile ,India !! 


Work & Activities:- 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 at our place . International volunteer would have learn how to grow vegetable in urban area where open space not available. Through organic way of green house farming how farming can be possible in 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. Even a person living on street can grow enough vegetable for him . Even this project can bring down environmental pollution level in cities if we can spread it around . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange program as well !! Energetic youth group required. 

Man Painting a Wall

Women Empowerment Project

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type:  

Age: 15+ 

Number of Volunteer: 1-10 

Duration: 4-48  weeks

Dates : Anytime


Target Group for these camps:- Helping girls from the underprivileged community( mostly refugees) of India to get basic Spoken English ,vocational and hygienic training .


Work & Activities :- Volunteer would use different way of informal educational teaching technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these girls. . There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For girls informal vocational training and basic English speaking teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like  food distribution, organizing drama, cultural exchange, for these girls. Project would be run under the supervision of  experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Smile Society (NGO) had started their activities since 2003 

Tree Planting

English Teaching Program

Location: Madhyamgram, West Bengal

Type:  

Age: 15+ 

Number of Volunteer: 1-10 

Duration: 4-48  weeks

Dates : Anytime 


Target Group for these project:- Helping Children  from the street between 8-15 years ( mostly refugees) of India to get basic English training.


 Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them, while teaching basic English needed for communication .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids . All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and local language session during this project . There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action. Whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Smile Society (NGO) had started their activities since 2003