7 ways to spend your weekend in Bangalore !

Namaskara Bengaluru!

Hey there! Are you looking to engage in some meaningful activities in Bengaluru on your weekends? Most of us land up being lazy during our weekends and regret it on Sunday evening when we realize we just lost 2 days. Volunteering is one of the proven ways to reduce your stress and increase life satisfaction, and improve both mental and physical health.

ConnectFor, since its inception in 2015, has connected 9000+ volunteers to more than 140 NGOs in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Here is a list of opportunities that you can volunteer during your weekends.

1. Skill Development Volunteer

Muskurahat Foundation is a non-profit organization consisting of devoted individuals striving to just spread smiles. They strive hard to provide the best for the underprivileged section of the society, especially children and encourage them to endeavor for excellence in education and health by providing them with a sponsored fruitful education and stabilizing their unstable lifestyle. They are looking for volunteers to come to participate in personality development sessions & various non-academic activities with the children from the Shelter Home on Sundays from 10 a.m — 12 p.m.

2. Story Telling

Our partner Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is a non profit engaged in empowering persons with disabilities and distress in socio-economic-cultural fronts through its various initiatives on Education, Livelihood, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Sports, Culture and Rehabilitation.They run digital library program wherein they convert books [general, competitive & curriculum based] in audio format so that visually impaired students can access them.Volunteer can record the books either at the NGO recording studio or remotely.

3. Computer/English Teaching Volunteer

Our partner Kritagyata Trust who works with needy children and women to get their basic rights and help the children by educating them and making them sustainable to face this competitive world in a healthy way. They require volunteers to teach English and Computers to government school children between the ages of 5–12. Volunteers should know basic Kannada. Nimage Kannada bashe barutiddare nivu nammajothege volunteer aagi karya nirvahisadahudu

4. Food Distribution

Robin Hood Army, another one of our partners, is a volunteer based organisation that works to get surplus food from restaurants to the less fortunate sections of society. You can be a part of this volunteer community to help them collect meals and serve them to the less fortunate across various areas in Bengaluru.

5. Mentoring a kid or a teen

Our partner Mentor Together provides empowering one-to-one mentoring relationships that help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds break the inequality of opportunity. They are looking for volunteers who can commit for one year to mentor a kid or teen.

6. Teach a New Skill

Our partner Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled are engaged in empowering persons with disabilities and distress in socio-economic-cultural fronts through its various initiatives on Education, Livelihood, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Sports, Culture and Rehabilitation. They require volunteers to come to the center and teach children vocational skill/ soft skill/ personality development.

7. Digital Marketing with Anuprayaas

Anuprayaas works closely with visually impaired people to provide accessibility solutions in public places. In collaboration with the Ministry of Indian Railways, they have over 12 ongoing projects which include, overall accessibility for the visually impaired, institutional of braille tags, etc. They are looking for volunteers who will help them with their overall fundraising and marketing for their upcoming projects. Volunteers will have to work on digital marketing, crowd source funding, and networking. Volunteers will get a chance to lead these projects and should have experience in the same.

So what are you waiting for? Take your pick, and let’s get started. It’s time to volunteer Bengaluru!

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