What is Yuva Saathi?
‘Yuva Saathi’ is the Young Visitor Programme of National Museum. Volunteer undergraduate students drawn from selected colleges of Delhi will be trained for 3 months, after which they will be deployed as guides, who will assist visiting school groups to understand and enjoy their visit to National Museum.
How long is the training?
Starting on 24th August, the training module will last 3 months, with classes on weekends (10.30 am-12.30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays). There will be classes on Indian art and aesthetics, iconography, scripts, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, besides sessions on the collections of the Museum. There will also be classes in communications and managing groups. Practical sessions based on the tour trail will be conducted to familiarise trainees with their task as guides.
How many sessions am I expected to guide?
After training, you will be expected to devote 3 hours every week, on a day convenient to you, for 3 months. During your time at the Museum, you will guide school groups, and assist in managing school children during their visit.
Who can volunteer?
Students of 1st and 2nd year undergraduate courses, who are enthusiastic about art and culture, have good interpersonal skills and are bilingual (English and Hindi) can volunteer for the programme. Preference will be given to students of History. Of course, you must also be ready to volunteer your time to the Museum.
What are the benefits from the Programme?
- Exposure to Art and Culture
- Practical Training
- Talks by renowned Scholars and Curators
- Enhancement of Communication Skills
- Chance to work in the National Museum
- An experience certificate
Can I expect to be paid?
While you cannot expect any payment for the time you volunteer, the Museum will pay a small amount towards your travel expenses.
How do I apply?
Consider if you have the time to commit for the Programme – Will you be able to keep aside four hours every weekend for the Training Module? Will you be able to commit three hours every week for a minimum of three months to lead tours?
If you have the time and interest, please write in to us at the address given below. Your application should have the following:
- Your full name
- Age and Sex
- Permanent Address
- Class and College
- A paragraph on ‘why ‘Yuva Saathi, the Young Visitor Programme’ sounds interesting to me’
- A scanned copy of a Photo ID (issued by your college)
Send the above details to firstname.lastname@example.org
latest by 20/08/2013