The Organization welcomes all National and International Volunteers and Students to join in our different Welfare activities for the under privilege children and women in Indian urban centers primarily Kolkata and its outskirts.
We have different options for the volunteers accordingly they can join us.
| Q. Where the CRAWL
head office is situated?
Ans. The Crawl head office is situated at Khardah. It is at the northern side
of Kolkata beside Hoogly River. From Sealdah railway station, it is 19 KM away.
From Dumdum airport, by Taxi, it will take one hour. The office is just beside
the Khardah railway station (nearly 200m). Barrackpore Trunk road is very near
to the head office. So by bus, it is nearly 100m. The market area is at its
height. The whole area is very calm and peaceful.
Q. Do the volunteers need any specific qualification to participate in the
Ans. No, they do not need any specific qualification. But the volunteers must
adopt the soft kindhearted mentality to work with the poor street & slum
kids. They must be willing to adapt to totally different cultures and different
people. Volunteers will need to be flexible and expect different situations,
though the local people will help them at every aspect whenever they will need.
Q. Must volunteers speak English?
Ans. No, but the medium of interaction between the members of the organization
& the volunteers is English. So they are expected to speak a little bit of
Q. Can volunteers participate in one project or they can join more than one
Ans. The volunteers can join more than one project but not more than two
projects. In their application form they can choose their desired projects on
whish they want to participate.
Q. What facilities will the Organization provide to the volunteers?
Ans. Organization will provide the proper living accommodations. Volunteers
will stay in a flat, which is very near to the head office. Food will be
provided three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea or coffee
twice (morning & evening). Seasonal fruits will also be provided by the
organization. Travel expenses between the flat and the project will also be
covered by the Organization.
Q. What kinds of communication facilities are available?
Ans. Many phone booths with ISD facilities & Internet in various cyber
cafes (Rs.10-Rs.25 per hour) are available at Khardah area. In the flat, there
is a mobile phone connection but it is only for incoming calls (for official
Q. If the volunteers would like to bring items from their country to help
the projects, what types of items would be best?
Ans. Medical items: rubber gloves, gauze, bandages, scissors, antibiotic
ointment and other topical medicines, sterile washes, slings, ankle/wrist
braces, etc. Educational items: colorful children's books, basic English,
mathematics, computer learning books, markers, crayons, maps, teaching items or
supplies, manipulative items for counting, tape recorders, children's song
tapes (English preferred), etc. Other items: musical toys, games, blocks, jump
ropes, outside toys, etc.
Q. Can the volunteers find personal care and toiletry items in Kolkata?
Ans. Yes, certainly. As Kolkata is one of the most important metropolitan
cities of India, so here they will get everything of their daily needs.
Q. Does the organization relate to any kind of political or religious
Q. How much does a volunteer need to join any program?
Ans. For joining the program, the volunteer will only pay the
registration/participation fees (which include food, accommodation, and travel
expenses during the programs). To come to India, he/she will have to bear the
flight cost. As he/she will work in slums and street areas among the children
and women so he/she will have to take vaccine for safety. For such Vaccination
cost, he/she will consult with the Indian embassy of his/her local city. He/she
will also bear personal cost as per requirement.
Q. What kind of medical facilities are found in Kolkata?
Ans. There are many standard Hospitals and Nursing Homes found in and around
Kolkata with specialist doctors. At every corner of the city, various medical
stores are found. These medical stores keep good medicines in every sphere.
Q. What is the native language in Kolkata?
Ans. In Kolkata, the local languages are Bengali and Hindi. In slum and street
projects, the women and the children generally speak Bengali.
Q. What kind of climate is prevalent in Kolkata?
Ans. If we go through the map of India, Kolkata is located at the eastern side
of India in the province of West Bengal. In the December-January- February, the
weather is cold as it is the winter season. The temperature varies from
12◦- 9◦C. Spring season comes here in the month of March. At that
time the weather is very pleasant. The Bay of Bengal is not so far from this
city. So April- May- June is experienced hot, humid climate. It is the summer
season of West Bengal. The temperature is 32◦-38◦C. July - August
is the rainy season. The beautiful autumn is prevalent here in September-
October- November. The weather is very soothing. It is the season of colourful
Q. What about currency exchange in Kolkata?
Ans. Currency exchange is available at the International Airport when you
arrive. You can also exchange currency at the New Market in the city. The best
thing, however, is to bring an ATM card and withdraw rupees directly from your
bank account - this way you save the fees that currency exchange charges. The
ATM card is also safer and more convenient, as there are numerous ATM machines
around the city.