Community News Online Channel

Kolkata, India

Project Overview

The project consists of developing an online news channel that reports non-biased, non-sensationalized news about the local communities in order to reflect the true experiences of communities. You will report on the “Unsung Heroes”, the positive stories of daily life, including reporting on problems these stories pose without resorting to exaggeration. It is a platform of grassroots journalism, gleaning news that largely remain unrepresented in the popular news media. The community youth will act as Community Youth News Journalist.

Volunteer Profile (at least 2 of these)

  • Effective communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Digital media
  • Online marketing
  • Social media

Languages Required

  • English

Minimum Stay

10 days

Available Dates

  • All year round
  • Flexible dates

Open Positions

5 positions left

Project Details

"The good news is that bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude"


India – Community News Online Channel

Length of program Program Fee $USD
2 weeks $378
3 weeks $567
4 weeks $756
5 weeks $945
6 weeks $1134
8 weeks $1512
10 weeks $1890
12 weeks $2268
  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of €279 on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your program start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
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  • *Terms and Conditions do apply.

What extra costs will I have?

  • Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, in-country trips or tours, transport to and from your placement, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
  • Spending money – Volunteers in India – Kolkata generally find US$40 to be sufficient for weekly expenses
Program Fee includes


  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Program orientation
  • Volunteer placement
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals/day
  • Linkedin recommendation
Registration Fee


  • Most affordable program fees
  • Support from YouSocial Volunteer team
  • YouSocial Volunteer Consulting Guide
  • Fundraising kit to fund your project/trip
  • Comprehensive Pre-departure Pack
  • Deals on travel insurance
  • YouSocial Volunteer Certificate

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