Volunteers & Visitors
IPER tries to promote volunteerism amongst people especially the skilled. It is a fact every member of society need to play their role in developing the society and people around it and contribute in whatever way they can for their development.
To inculcate this spirit many educational institutions has made it mandatory for the students to work in a social field and are given credit for the same.
IPER has a regular flow of volunteers ranging from school students to office goers, from home makers to professional, young people to senior citizens. They come from within the country as well as other countries. They range from national level universities to Corporate Houses and also non-government organisations.
What volunteers can do
What kind of projects can volunteers work in
- Teach the children
- Visit the Community Learning Centres
- Participate in community awareness meetings, street corner dramas and other outreach activities
- Do creative work with children like craft work, origami, games
- Teach music both vocal and instrumental
- Carry out research, dissertation and projects
Visits to the following places can be organised according to the interest of the volunteer:
- State / Private Hospital
- Mothers Teresa’s House
- School for specially-abled children
Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
IPER has a long lasting partnership with Diaconia University of Applied Sciences International student exchange programme. Since 1992 students from Diaconia is coming to IPER as interns for their graduation. They do the internship during spring and autumn for at least 8 to 9 weeks.
A programme is drawn up for them which includes working in outreach centres with children in accordance to the project designed by them.
Resource Centre for Training
IPER also functions as a Resource Centre for trainees and students for social work, journalism, law, anthropology, sociology and applied psychology for their field exposure, practical training, dissertation and research from Indian and foreign Universities.