What is Sewa Day?

Sewa Day is an international day of volunteering where thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to experience the joy of giving (Sewa) in its truest sense. By participating in this collective endeavour, we hope that the seeds of Sewa are watered so that acts of kindness and public service are performed more often. Sewa Day is a catalyst in making this happen.

When is Sewa Day ?

Sewa Day will take place on Sunday 4 October 2015. Schools and companies are invited to organise Sewa Day activities during the preceding week so that everyone can participate.

What happens if I can't take part on Sunday 16th October 2016?

Where possible we would request that all projects are organised for Sunday 16th October 2016. However, if this is not possible then we ask that you organise a project in the preceding week (9th October – 15th October 2016).

How will the Sewa Day team support our group?

We have a team of over 30 volunteers whose role is to provide you with all the help you’ll require to have a successful Sewa Day. After you register your details, we will contact you by phone and if required arrange meetings to take matters forward. Dependent on your requirements, we will help with generating ideas for projects, advising you on how to organise projects, recruiting volunteers, generating publicity, inviting prominent persons, helping with health & safety assessments… and all the way through to the very end. We do this because we want to ensure you have a successful Sewa Day. Through this one activity, we want to encourage public spirited individuals to form a habit that extends beyond just volunteering for local causes on one day per year.

How do I get involved?

1. Organise and run your own project (hopefully with some friends!) 2. Volunteer to join a project organised by a charity / community group or company (provided they are open to non members / employees) For schools, we have a separate process. Please refer to the get involved

How do I organise a project?

If you would like to organise a project as an organisation (school, company or charity / community group), please register and we will get in touch with you. If you would like to organise a project yourself or with some friends, then please email info@sewaday.org and we will provide more details.

How much time will it take?

Projects typically last between 2 and 8 hours. When selecting a project, we ask that you make every effort to attend for the whole duration.

What happens on the day?

Generally, you will arrive at the designated location at the agree start time. The project co-ordinator will brief you on your tasks for the day and organise teams before getting started. Your project co-ordinator will brief you on the individual requirements of your project (e.g clothing / equipment requirements)

What happens after the event?

Immediately after the event, most teams will have a post event coffee or get together. In addition, project co-ordinators and participants are encouraged to share their photos using social media websites as a way of connecting.

How do I upload my pictures / videos from the day?

Photos and video footage about your project can be uploaded via free services like Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) – simply send us a link once you uploaded the file. Links should be emailed to marketing@sewaday.org

Is any fundraising expected from me?

Fundraising is discouraged on Sewa Day. The ethos of Sewa Day is about volunteering and providing service without expectation.

What happens if I / others want to donate?

To meet our costs, generous individuals and companies are involved in sponsoring Sewa Day. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Arup at arup@sewaday.org.

I am a small organisation / charity. Can I join a larger project?

Yes, as long as the project is open to non members. Use the project finder to find an project that suits your needs and contact the project co-ordinator directly.

My volunteers are geographically diverse. How can we take part?

There are two main ways you could overcome this; 1. Organise the same project but in different areas 2. Join onto a project organised by a larger organisation

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9921 07961888822 united kingdom Newcastle Balagokulum voluntary group 2018-11-04 2018-11-25 16:00 19:30 3 Weeks previous participant We are a seasoned Sewa Day Champion! 63