BLESS - An Empowering Organisation

Volunteer

Discover the beauty of South India and Pondicherry, while helping the unprotected children and communities!

Here you will be able to help in a lot of ways the community, starting from teaching or helping the children from our Children’s Home, with about 60 orphan or unprotected children, to contributing in a local farm daily routine, or just help us with the administration and fundraising of many projects that are continually improving the health and quality of life of the poor and powerless people.

Check the Worldpackers page opportunities bellow, by clicking on each picture:

 

Fell free to apply for those or different programs or ideas regarding your creativity by sending an email to: admin@bless.org.in with your experience, skills, motivation and ideas!

Accommodation:

During your stay we will provide you a private or shared room in our complex and typical home-made Tamil Nadu delicious food (breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner). You will be living in a family environment in our small farm, where is also located the Children’s Home.

We can provide airport pickup if needed.

Former volunteers’ testimonies:

Théodore Cohen, French, 2014-2015 – Fundraising, project management, ground work

“In the frame of my studies, I had to achieve an internship abroad and I luckily found Bless.

This was my first real working experience and my first time in India. Depending on where you come from, you might be surprised to discover a so different country, but also thrilled. It is a beautiful country, with a great culture and all its qualities are amazingly represented by Bless, which is a welcoming organization. Also, as I was able to observe, visiting different villages, they are doing great work helping the needy people. Their projects have a great impact on people living in rural areas: those whose houses were destroyed or damaged by the 2004 Tsunami or the 2011 Thane cyclone have been able to repair them and build new ones thanks to Bless; those who were openly defecating are now aware of the issues caused by this practice and are learning to use the toilets built by Bless; those who never got access to medical assistance are now about to access healthcare; and these are just the projects I worked on, there are many more.

As for my own work in Bless, I could achieve several tasks, such as fundraising for the 300 toilets projects or writing a complete description of the Medical camps project. I also worked on the ground, supervising and helping the construction of a toilet and collecting information about different villages. Apart from this, in Bless headquarters in Reddichavady, I helped the staff taking care of the children and gave them English classes. They are very lovable and funny and furthermore, they are curious and eager to learn!

During the weekends, I could easily go to Pondicherry by bus or motorbike, it is quite close to Bless centre. It is a beautiful small city with many shops, restaurants and the beaches you will find close to the city are gorgeous. 

If you need any details or have questions to ask me, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail : theodorecohen75@gmail.com”