VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Cyclone Gaja Disaster Relief

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The Exchange

Cyclone Gaja resulted in inconceivable devastation. Gaja made landfall near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of November 16th 2018. This job will be physically active and you will be standing on your feet and using your hands to get the work done. Work will include cleaning up debris from the storm, cutting down trees, cleaning and rebuilding destroyed houses, cleaning and pumping polluted water sources.


What you offer

40 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.


Requirements

Beginner English

Between 18 and 55 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Assessment teams have been mobilized across the city and to nearby towns. Relief work is underway and we continue to need volunteers. The need here is great as we have seen an abnormal rise of sea levels has inundated the low lying areas of coastal regions drowning human beings and live- stock, eroding beaches and embankments, flooding neighborhoods and towns, destroying vegetation and reducing soil fertility. Nearly 249,083 people were evacuated and housed in 493 cyclone evacuation shelters across the state. It claimed more than 60 lives.


Activities & Shift

You will be expected to work everyday from 8am - 4pm with breaks in between. You will be provided with free housing and meals. You are responsible for all travel to and from Tamil Nadu, IN. In addition, we ask that you bring €35 / $40 / ₹2800 to cover your transport and other administrative costs while in Nagapattinam.


Rules

If you have a positive attitude, a passion for giving back, and are self-motivated this will be a great opportunity for you. This is your chance to make a difference and take action to help vulnerable communities for disaster management.