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What you offer

40h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Additional Fee

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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What you get

1
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

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.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

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.

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Additional Fee Required

We ask that you bring €35 / $40 / ₹2800 to cover your transport and other administrative costs while in Nagapattinam.

Requirements

  • Beginner English

  • Between 18 and 55 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

France

It is my first experience in India, in a NGO.What I can say is that the family which is giving all its life for children, women, villages who need help to live, do a great job, they are all very friendly.My project was to paint on the outside wall some frescoes representing Bless'actions, as a direct publicity, and to give to the children 2 hours enjoying to color mandalas, a manner to put them in attention, concentration.I spent 1 month and a half in this big family which became mine and I know that I'll miss them.I hope I'll come back in October staying 6 months! It means: I recommande!

11 months ago

India

My days at Bless are unforgettable. The Bless family is very humble and welcoming and the kids are the best, they are very energetic. One can get a glimpse of what the most rural areas of India are going through and Bless is doing great indeed an amazing job in empowering them. I already miss those kids! I think I will be going back there very soon. And about visiting nearby places Mr. Anthony who is the founder of bless will help you in whatever way he can. Thanks Anthony for the trip to Auroville.

Thanks a lot accepting me as volunteer

about 1 year ago

About BLESS NGO

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About the host

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 40 orphan or unprotected children, to contributing to the daily routine, or helping us with the administration and fundraising of many projects that are continually improving the health and...

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