PROGRAMS


  • MLTV - Mid and Long Term Volunteering


    What is MLTV?
    From a minimum duration of minimum 1 Month up to a maximum duration of 1 year or longer, the MLTV program is open to all. It is not necessary for you to have any specific skills to participate in this voluntary program. However, it is important that you are open-minded, flexible, committed and have an interest in humanitarian and developmental work.
    *MTV- Mid Term Volunteering – up to 3 months
    *LTV- Long Term Volunteering – more than 3 months

    Our areas of work
    MLTV offers many fields of work to choose from. Over the years through diverse projects, FSL-India has been working in various development sectors and contributing towards the benefit of each of the stakeholders. When you become a part of one such project it grows into more than just work. You gain the experience of living in a different culture, develop new and meaningful friendships, create an impact in the local community, become more tolerant and generate mutual respect and understanding. Moreover, on a personal level you experience tremendous changes and gain skills that can turn into your greatest assets.

    Here is the list of MLTV fields of work to volunteer. You can choose any field of your choice based on your interest and skills. Kindly do not forget to mention the "Theme Code and the Theme Name" in your application. A "Letter of Motivation" and a minimum of three fields of work as choices are requested from all the applicants in order of preference in the application form.

    Please Note: Some of these fields may request some specific eligibility criteria in terms of skills/duration etc. For more information on each of these fields, please feel free to get in touch with us.

    How to Apply
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  • STV – Short Term Volunteering (Work camps)


    What is STV?
    The short term volunteer or work camps as we at FSL-India call it is indeed a unique opportunity for people from different countries, backgrounds and cultures to come together and work with local communities for a period between 1 to 3 weeks. Over the years FSL –India has organized several work camps in different parts of the country. We welcome anyone who is interested to participate in our work camps. Most of our camps do not require any specific skills but applicants need to show an interest towards development activities. Open-mindedness, being flexible and creative and showing a commitment towards the work is what we expect from our volunteers.

    Our areas of work
    In various locations across India, FSL-India has organized several work camps in collaboration with our strategic partners. These work camps are conducted with special topics, which are distinctive from the regular work that we do in other locations. The projects are planned with a long-term sustainable goal and therefore involve works that are intended to change the lives of many people who deserve special care and attention. FSL-India conducts these work camps in order to facilitate further improvement and to go an extra mile which enables maintaining a stronger relationship with its local partners. Our work camps help us deliver extra support to the communities and break down barriers between people. Although the duration is short you will be working intensely with the local community, develop intercultural understanding and provide support to build a culture of peace among people. You will develop meaningful relationships with the locals, convey a level of cultural insight and leave behind a lasting impression which is not possible for tourists to achieve.

    How to Apply
    To become a volunteer in India, Click here


    Code Name of the camp Date Location Theme Duration
    JANUARY – 2018
    FSL-WC-801 Coffeeology 1st - 14th Coorg Environment / Education/ Tibetan Culture / Trekking 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-802 Down to the Grassroots 15th - 28th Kundapur Sea Turtle Conservation / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FEBRUARY – 2018
    FSL-WC-803 A Kaleidoscope of Colours 5th - 18th Goa & Kundapur Carnival / Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Education 2 weeks
    MARCH – 2017
    FSL-WC-804 A Kaleidoscope of Colours 5th - 18th Goa & Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Education / Culture 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-805 The ‘Zen’ Life 26th - 15th April Dharamshala Yoga / Environment/ Renovation / Tibetan Culture 2 weeks
    APRIL – 2018
    FSL-WC-806 The ‘Zen’ Life 9th - 29th Dharamshala Yoga / Tibetan Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-807 The ‘Zen’ Life 23rd April - 13th May Dharamshala Yoga / Renovation / Tibetan Culture 2 weeks
    JUNE – 2018
    FSL-WC-809 Down to the Grassroots 4th - 17th Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-810 The ‘Zen’ Life 11th - 1st July Dharamshala Yoga / Renovation / Tibetan Culture / Health & Hygiene 2 weeks
    JULY – 2018
    FSL-WC-811 The ‘Zen’ Life 2nd - 22nd Dharamshala Yoga / Tibetan Culture / Renovation 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-812 Nature's Paradise 16th - 29th The Great Himalayan National Park Natural Heritage Conservation / Awareness 2 weeks
    AUGUST – 2018
    FSL-WC-813 The ‘Zen’ Life 6th - 26th Dharamshala Yoga / Tibetan Culture / Renovation 2 weeks
    FSL-WHV-814 Nature's Paradise 20th - 2nd September The Great Himalayan National Park Natural Heritage conservation / Awareness 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-815 Blue Mahal - Art of Living 6th - 19th Jodhpur Heritage / Awareness / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-816 Pink Shehar - Paris of India 20th - 2nd September Jaipur Health & Hygiene / Awareness / Education 2 weeks
    SEPTEMBER – 2018
    FSL-WC-817 A Kaleidoscope of Colours 10th - 23rd Goa & Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-818 The ‘Zen’ Life 3rd - 23rd Dharamshala Yoga / Tibetan Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-819 The ‘Zen’ Life 17th - 7th October Dharamshala Yoga / Environment / Tibetan Culture / Education 2 weeks
    OCTOBER – 2018
    FSL-WC-820 A Kaleidoscope of Colours 1st - 14th Goa & Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-821 The ‘Zen’ Life 1st - 21st Dharamshala Yoga / Tibetan Culture / Renovation 3 weeks
    FSL-WC-822 A Tribal Tale 15th - 28th HD Kote Tribal Culture / Forestry / Environment / Education 2 weeks
    NOVEMBER – 2018
    FSL-WC-823 Tilling the Soil 5th - 18th Pondicherry Organic Farming / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-824 Down to the Grassroots 19th - 2nd December Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    December – 2018
    FSL-WC-825 Down to the Grassroots 3rd - 16th Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    FSL - Open Camp Agronomics Galore January - December Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture 1 week
    2 weeks
    3 weeks
    4 weeks
    January – 2019
    FSL-WC-826 Coffeeology 7th - 20th Coorg Environment / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-827 Down to the Grassroots 21st - 3rd Feb Kundapur Sustainable Agriculture / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    February – 2019
    FSL-WC-828 A Kaleidoscope of Colours 4th - 17th Goa & Kundapur Carnival Festival / Environment / Culture 2 weeks
    March – 2019
    FSL-WC-829 The ‘Zen’ Life 4th - 17th Dharamshala Yoga / Environment / Culture / Education 2 weeks
    FSL-WC-830 The ‘Zen’ Life 18th - 31st Dharamshala Yoga/ Environment / Renovation / Tibetan Culture 2 weeks
  • CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility


    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has picked up considerable momentum in recent years. Today, this practice is becoming increasingly evident in companies and they are proactively engaging in initiatives that benefit society and give a social value to their companies. FSL –India has undertaken several such initiatives focusing on the areas of development, environment and education as a part of the CSR activities of many companies. Through these initiatives a substantial impact and a significant difference has been created in many communities. The on-going CSR Projects of FSL-India are sponsored by –



    The ongoing CSR projects of FSL India are

    • Health and Hygiene project supported by Apollo tyre initiated in the year 2015-16 and covering three villages from two panchyaths. The project addresses the general health issues of Malnourishment in the children below five years and Anaemic condition of women through promotion of Nutrition garden, demonstration of food supplements, Health Mela ,baby shows and general awareness on balanced food. Personal hygienes education conducted for children and general community through street play and school sessions. Menstrual Hygiene education conducted for adolescent girls in pre and post puberty stages.
    • Dream village project supported by Hyundai Motor India foundation initiated in 2015 and implemented in five villages . The vision is to develop the village community to become self reliant and self dependent. Utilise the available all government facility to ensure sustainability . Activities at the village level such as tree plantation and pond renovation , public library,health & Hygiene , garbage bins and rain water harvesting are promoted. Family based activities such a Toilet construction, promotion of livestock promotion , Nutrition garden , micro enterprise and group enterprises are promoted.
    • Appropriate technology and development project supported by Hyundai steel company initiated in the year 2015implemented in three Core villages and six buffer villages.It is focussed on adoption of appropriate technology to improve the quality of life of the community. Various products are developed involving local community such as Hand sanitiser to improve the personnel hygiene , Hemp chair for healthy life , Colour ink from spoiled milk for making drawings , Mosquito repellent , Mouthwash and roof material from tetra pack and Shanthi coco desk to reduce the back pain for student. Apart from this , educational drawings and renovation of sanitary complex , providing drinking water facility building platform for water resources are developed. Cultural events are promoted for Inter cultural exchange .
    • Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers" Camp conducted since 2007 supported by Hyundai Motor Company . The camps are conducted twice a year in selected villages of Kancheepura district of Tamilnadu. More than sixty villages covered for various activities such as tree plantation , toilet construction , Park development , community sanitary complex , kitchen garden, tiles flooring, garbage bin construction, pond renovation, health camps and educational painting and classroom construction.
    • Samsung electronics Camp : More than fifty Employees of Samsung electronics from South Korea participated in organising Health camps in Chennai and various development activities in Villages and selected schools in Chennai and Delhi. As part of the camp , Computer Lab was established in Chennai to improve the computer literacy of the children.


  • OUTBOUND


    What is Outbound?
    In collaboration with our international partner organizations, FSL – India offers various volunteering and internship opportunities abroad for Indian participants. We help you find the most suitable and meaningful projects abroad based on your available time, interest and motivation. These projects could be fully sponsored, partially sponsored or self- funded. If you have taken a gap year or you are still at university or in between education, we welcome you to contact us and we can help you find short/mid/long term projects that complement your requirements.

    What you will get?
    Participating in an outbound program can be a remarkable experience of a lifetime. Apart from meeting new people, learning a new language and having an amazing intercultural experience there are also a lot of other things you gain. Here, we try to list a few among plenty that you can achieve -
    • You get a chance to build on your skills and gain new ones
    • Expand your network
    • Come out of your comfort zone and try new things
    • Get new opportunities to create a difference
    • You learn more about yourself and your capabilities
    • You come back with an enhanced set of skills that will help you grow personally and professionally
    • Your contributions create an impact towards sustainable development
    • You will get a chance to reflect yourself on the knowledge you have about your country and culture
    Last but not the least
    • You become a member of a global network of volunteers, in other words you become a global citizen, an agent of change!


    How to Apply
    To become an Outbound volunteer, Click here

  • YDP – Youth Development Program


    What is YDP?
    The YDP wing of FSL – India was started with an objective to train, empower and promote leadership among youths through non-formal education, vocational education, service learning and local youth chapters. Today, this wing is entirely run and managed by young enthusiastic youths who work together in various development projects.

    The YDP aims at the empowerment of Indian youth through:
    • capacity building of their soft and hard skills
    • development initiatives which positively impact their socio-economic and cultural realities
    • increased participation in self and community development through the youth-led local chapters
    Why YDP?
    The YDP of FSL – India was started with an objective to train, empower and promote leadership among youth through non-formal education, vocational education, service learning and local youth chapters. Today, this program is entirely run and managed by young enthusiastic youth who work together in various development projects through the facilitation FSL-India.

    Why YDP?
    "Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies." – Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General, United Nations

    This quote by Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations sums up broadly the focus of our YDP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, 150 million people who were within the age group of 18 to 23 were eligible to vote. The current youth demographic figures of India show that 65% of India’s population is 35 or under, and half the country's population of 1.25 billion people is under 25 years of age. According to the Election Commission of India, as of 1 January 2014, more than 42,000 voters between the ages of 18 and 19 were registered.

    To ensure a bright future for the nation, we need to strengthen, empower and prepare our youth for tomorrow. FSL – India is committed to contribute, tap and harness our share in this future potential energy. The five developmental areas identified by Forum for Youth Investment, 2001 are working, learning, thriving, connecting, and leading (Ferber, Pittman, & Marshall, 2002). The initiatives and programs of YDP are in fact processes chiefly focused on helping youth achieve positive outcomes in all five of these development areas. Imagine the sea change empowered youth can bring together in the path of nation building!!!

    What we do?
    To engage, participate or know about our on-going projects at YDP
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  • HBP – Home Based Project


    What is HBP?
    Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Providing basic human needs, protecting our technological resources, contributing to agricultural necessity, conserving our bio-diversity, controlling climate change and providing financial stability are considered the most effective ways of ensuring a sustainable future. All our programs and initiatives in one way or another are contributing to sustainable development.

    Apart from our regular programs over the years, FSL-India has been implementing several self-funded projects called "Home Based Projects". The aim of these home based projects is to promote participation in local communities to achieve sustainable development.

    Areas of Work
    The ongoing home based projects are - Sea turtle conservation, Environmental education, Tent schools, Eco-clubs and Sustainable agriculture.

    Impacts
    The impact FSL – India’s these initiatives have made in the lives of the local community and the environment has been very encouraging.

    Three species of the protected Sea turtles are nesting on India’s west coast and all of them are endangered species and increasing threats caused by humans could drive them to extinction. The sea turtles were once slaughtered for their meat, eggs, skin and shells and were also victims of habitat destruction and poaching. Since the year 2006, FSL-India has been running the Sea turtle conservation program and the effects can be seen in the remarkable difference the program has created in conservation of these species. Today, together with the support of the local community FSL – India is committed to protecting these marine wonders and reducing their decline. Environmental education and initiatives like Eco-clubs are ideal ways to educate local communities on the economic and social benefits of environmental protection and conservation of nature and natural resources. Through our various education and awareness drives, we have managed to create a significant impact and brought the local communities together to build successful strategies for management of the local environment.

    The Tent school is one among the most successful initiatives at FSL – India with a focus to giving the children living in the streets mostly from the migrant communities, a chance to live a decent life through the help of education. In the past few years, after providing basic education through tent schools - we have helped many such children return to regular schools, prevented child labour and educated and motivated migrant labor families on the importance of education. We still have a lot more to achieve and efforts from the government and other NGO’s alike have to go in before we can see an exceptional impact in the lives of these children. Until 2015 we have achieved enrolling 172 migrant children to regular schools.

    The degradation of natural resources is a major concern as it severely impacts the livelihoods of poor and backward communities in rural areas. Against this backdrop, sustainable agriculture is one of the most effective ways to respond to the challenges of the rural community. It is the act of farming based on an understanding of the ecosystem which can lead to both economic and ecological sustainability. SAP-K (Sustainable Agriculture Program, Kundapur) is a newborn program of FSL-India that has already made a powerful entry and started planting seeds of change towards sustainable development. With the help of national and international volunteers and together with the local community we have initiated many activities like - demonstrating sustainable agricultural practices to the farming community, evolving a model for sustainable livelihood, constructing different soil and water harvesting structures, segregation and recycling of waste, planning and designing different tiers of vegetable/floral gardens, exploring, planning and implementing different animal components such as fishery, sheep, cow and poultry rearing and many more.


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