Careers

KnowYourStar started when a couple of us wanted to contribute to the society in our free time in creative ways. We are aware that there are many of you out there with hidden talents, who wish to contribute a little or a lot, say on weekends or after office as Service From Home!

Service From Home

Volunesia is that moment when you forget you’re volunteering to help change lives, because it is changing yours. Our intention is to help you experience this. We will help you with your journey towards service every step of the way.

There are many ways in which you can volunteer with us. To make this more fun, we introduce this to you in the form of challenges, because who doesn’t like a good challenge! 😉 Well.. before you say – “Challenge Accepted” go through the following to decide which challenge you would like to accept!

Take up the Just-Forward Volunesia Challenge

Difficulty Level – 0

  1. All you have to do is to go through our Thursday Emails

  2. You can help us spread the good word to your near and dear ones by just forwarding our Thursday Emails that will land in your inbox (every Thursday of course!)

  3. You just have to make a list of the people you would like to forward the Thursday Emails to

  4. Forward the Thursday Email to them keeping dost@knowyourstar.com as cc.

  5. If they are inspired to volunteer through your emails, you can forward this email to them, keeping us in the loop.

    P.S.1 – Do not be disheartened if you do not get a reply or the response you expected. You are sowing seeds of kindness and positivity in others’ lives in a simple way. You never know what that can translate into!

    P.S.2 – Feel free to add a line or two about your thoughts about the contents of the email while forwarding!

 

Take up the 13-day #ContentWithACause Volunesia Challenge

Difficulty Level – 1

  1. All you have to do is first understand what #ContentWithACause (CwC) is all about

  2. Visit our CwC category page

  3. Go through all the causes

  4. Find out which cause resonates with you the most

  5. Take up that cause as your own

  6. Get at least one person a day to sign up for this cause

  7. Keep us updated on your progress

P.S.1 – Be shameless about promoting a cause that benefits a needy, just like we are! Your efforts can make someone’s life.

P.S.2 – We have full transparency and are open to any genuine concerns you might have about our processes.

Take up the Any-5-Days-In-A-Month Volunesia Challenge

Difficulty Level – 2

  1. All you have to do is organize a Volunesia event in your neighborhood or your house on any 5 days in a month.

  2. The basic raw materials you will need to conduct this event are-
    Old newspapers
    Old magazines
    Chart papers
    Scissors
    Sketch Pens/Marker Pens/Color Pens/Any form of pens
    Paint/Crayons/Color pencils/Any form of colors
    Glue
    Gum Tape…… and a good heart!

  3. Apart from the above mentioned materials, feel free to use any waste or recycled materials lying around your house and get creative!

  4. Some ideas for what you can make –
    Postcards
    Greeting cards
    Small books
    Posters with meaningful quotes

  5. Feel free to create anything else that fits our brief with the material at your disposal. Unleash your creativity.

  6. We will have them collected from you once you are done, which will be used as give-away goodies for rural and underprivileged kids and their mentors.

P.S.1 – There is no lower or upper cap for the number of people who attend the event. If you do not get a response, go solo, but do not stop trying. You will be surprised how your enthusiasm can rub off on people around you!

P.S.2 – We have full transparency and are open to any genuine concerns you might have about our processes.

Take up the I-will-Mentor-India Volunesia Challenge

  1. First of all you will need to go through our Mentor India Project.

  2. Then all you have to do is find an underprivileged school around you (Trust us, there will be many!)

  3. Gather at least 2 more people who can help you on this journey and are passionate about volunteering (If you don’t find anyone, go solo! We will be with you every step of the way.)

  4. Talk to the Principal together and convince them to let you mentor one class of their 6th standard (or higher) students once in a week for 2-3 hours

  5. Find out the number of students in the class (n)

  6. Find someone(or a group of people) with a rich heart who is willing to sponsor (INR 300 * n) for the Mitra Pustaks that is given away freely to the kids (We can help you with this!)

  7. Once the above-mentioned steps are taken care of, you are ready to roll. We will get in touch with you for further instructions.

P.S.1 – As difficult as this might seem, take one step at a time. There is no deadline as such. Tackle one thing at a time, shamelessly ask for help, be open to any opportunity, and before you know you will be in the classroom, seeing the fruits of your labor on the faces of bright young children.

P.S.2 – We have full transparency and are open to any genuine concerns you might have about our processes.

Let us know which one of these challenges you have decided to take up and we will send you more details about it. We are always on the edge of our seats to help someone like you, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us anytime.

We wish and hope that you immerse yourself into one of these activities, because… Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much!

Below are other volunteering opportunities with us at KnowYourStar –

Volunteering Positions

Content Editor

We have a lot of content coming in, written by many volunteer writers. As a content editor, your task will be to edit them according to the guidelines we follow, for coherency across all articles. We seek someone who has had any previous writing/editing experience.

Content Writer

We are looking out for volunteer content writers who have a flair for writing. If you have the passion to write, but don’t know what to, that’s where we come in. We will guide you on what and how to write, and all you have to do is create beautiful and pleasing articles for us to publish. If you come bearing ideas on expanding our scope of content, that’s a plus!

Social Media Manager

If you are always active on social media and the sound of Likes, Comments and Retweets excites you, that’s all we need! We are looking for someone who can manage the KYS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. If that sounds cumbersome, you can volunteer to take up just one of them too.

Full Time & Part Time Interns

If you’re game to take up brand building, business development, social media engagement projects and more, we have no dearth for it. Join us as full-time or part-time interns, get your hands dirty, gain first-hand experience, and help us create more social impact.

Mentor India Program Manager

We are looking for someone who is driven enough to be able to drive our Mentor India programs. The responsibilities of the Program Manager briefly include –

  • Finding schools which can benefit from Mentor India
  • Getting in touch with the school authorities and pitching Mentor India
  • Finding and managing interested volunteer teachers
  • Ensuring all sessions are scheduled properly and executed smoothly

Mentor India Teachers

If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to go to schools and teach the curriculum of Mentor India full-time or part-time, then you’re at the right place. You don’t need to have prior teaching experience. The curriculum to be taught is extremely simple, less preachy and more interactive. You will be trained to be amazing teachers by our amazing team!

 

All interested interns/volunteers – Apply here and we’ll get back to you at the earliest!