Weekly Programmes/Visits

Minugu - A Visit to Pediatric Ward

Objectives of the project 1. Allow children to express their creative output in an interactive method 2. Engage children of RAPCC in fun activities Details of the project The project will be divided into two parts 1. First half will be at the ward. Volunteers will gather around 10am. In the first half, volunteers enter with balloons, which are then distributed to the kids. Coloring sheets and crayons given to the kids interested. Craft paper can also be given and the volunteers can help the kids out with origami/ other fun activities. 2. In the next hour, interested kids gather in a room. They can be accompanied by their parents. Either of the activities can be carried out. a. Movie screening: Cartoons can be played in the laptop. b. Story time: Volunteers can engage the kids with a story. c. Passing the ball: A simple game of catch with a ball. Music can be played on speakers. Three winners get a smiley ball and participants getting a pencil/ stationary item.


Project aims to spread happiness and joy among the elderly at the Destitute Ward. Volunteers shall go to an old age home and spend time with elderly, play indoor games and dance on retro songs, talk to them and help them.


Visit to white Doves- A destitute home. Interaction with the inmates.

Jyoti - A visit to Asare

Volunteers aim to make a difference in the lives of the specially challenged people. Various activities like colouring, walking are carried out.

Blood Donation Drive

Volunteers are required to visit the Blood Bank at Kasturba Hospital- Trauma and Emergency centre to donate blood. Volunteers have to mention their ID number on the form in the reception.

Sanjeevani - A Visit to Pediatric Ward

Volunteers visit the Paediatric ward of Kasturba Hospital and recreational activities are held for the entertainment of kids.

Aarambh - A Visit to Srikrishna Balaniketana

SKBN- Sri Krishna Balaniketan is an orphanage in Kukkikatte, Udupi. Volunteers are required to work for the betterment of kids by educating them and playing with them.

Clean Manipal Campaign

Volunteers work towards making Manipal a cleaner place by picking up trash. Gloves and bags will be provided.

Muskaan - A Visit to the Bijapur Colony

Volunteers aim to make a difference in the lives of the residents of Bijapur slums, behind Asare. Activities include educating elders about hygiene, basic needs and habits along with recreational activities.

Aasha - A Visit to Old Age home

Volunteers make the people feel better by engaging them in activities.

Hombelaku Visit

Volunteers will interact with rehab patients and spend time with them.

Clean Manipal Campaign (Mobile)

Volunteers clean the locality.

Parivartana - A Visit to the Beedingudde Slum

Volunteers visit the slum and interact with locals.

Vidya - A Visit to Namma Bhoomi

A project aimed at giving soft skills and life skills training to the children of Namma Bhoomi near Kundapur.

The Manipal Marathon Promo Run

Volunteers required to help in organising the Marathon.

Khushi - A Visit to the Nittur Balamandira

Volunteers are to visit the Nittur State Home for Girls and spend time with them.

Akshara - A Visit to the Academy School

Volunteers make educational visits to The Academy School, Manipal. They help students hone their English Language and Science knowledge by liaison with other well off schools in India and abroad.

Tarang - One Sky One World

Tarang - Manipal's kite festival

DaanUtsav Publicity

To put up DaanUtsav posters in shops, restaurants etc. Preferably those with vehicles.

Convocation '19

Volunteers needed to help out with the overall programme.

Health Awareness Initiatives & Blood Donation

Health Awareness initiatives in form of videos, streetplay, rallies will be conducted

Vocational Training Initiatives

Avenue for empowering vocational training to the needy

Soft Skills Training

Training for soft skills by the students


Collection of donated articles


Sorting of the donated articles

Reachout-VSO: English program at Yakshagana Kendra

Only for MMMC students- volunteers will teach English to the kids.

Reachout - VSO : English program at Yakshagana Kendra

Only for MMMC students- volunteers will teach English to the kids.

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Special Programmes

National Conference on Youth in Social Change

Organised by Manipal University, on August 5-6, 2017 at Manipal. The purpose of this conference is to orient the rest of the colleges in the country to Daan Utsav and the power and need for youth to bring about social change.

KMC Open Day, DU '19

Volunteers should visit all the stations. Open for Non KMC students.

NATCON 2018 - Cultural Programme

NATCON 2018 - Cultural Programme


NATCON 2018 Volunteers

Street play in association with APD

Street play in association with APD

Sanjeevani-Street Play

Streetplay in coordination with psychiatry department, KMC Mangaluru on various psychological disorders

Blood Donation Week

A blood donation camp will be held for students and faculty of Mangalore Campus


A register will be set aside by chef on wheels caterers of the KMC hostel mess service. Students will be given a chance to donate a minimal an amount of Rs.5/- which will later be charged from their mess bill. The total amount collected at the end of the week will be used to buy and distribute rice to the needy


Volunteers are required to spread the awareness to safeguard the environment from all evitable peril


The project aims to collect old story books and toys from students and faculty members of KMC Mangalore to set up a library for kids in RAPCC.

Arivu-Awareness and Training Session

• MENSTRUATION AWARENESS DRIVE Among the prepubertal girls about mentrautaion, menstrual hygeine and pubertal changes that occur during adolescence after taking prior permission from head of the school. • CPR AND BASIC FIRST AID The students of higher secondary schools will be taught basic first aid measures and a short workshop on CPR will also be conducted in association with Emergency medicine department of KMC Mangalore.


The project aims to give an opportunity to teach and learn. This will be done by grouping those who want to learn a skill with those who are good at it.Voluntary contributions will be proceeded to the orphanage.

Nritya Maya

The project aims to spread cheer among the kids at orphanage. Program will include small magic show (In association with Mahesh sir -Psychiatry Department), Singing, Playing games followed which there will be a dance workshop.

Nritya Maya-Magic show

The project aims to spread cheer among the kids at orphanage. Program will include small magic show (In association with Mahesh sir -Psychiatry Department), Singing, Playing games

Nritya Maya-Dance workshop

In this project, a dance workshop will be held for Children at the orphanage


In this project, the children of orphanage will be taken for a fun filled and educational trip to Pilikulla Planetarium.


Volunteers from KMC Mangalore will go to various orphanages and old age homes around Mangalore and collect wishes. These wishes will then be displayed on coin shaped paper cuttings in the college. Thereafter, students interested in fulfilling a wish will be able to do so and all the gifts collected will be distributed in the orphanage and old age homes.

Gyaan Daan Saptah

The Forensic Museum, KMC Mangaluru will be kept open throughout the week for School and College Students. A session regarding Forensic Medicine will be held by the department of Forensic Medicine, KMC Mangaluru.

Bon Apetite

Food will be collected from the restaurant partners and distributed to those in need at Mangalore


Background: The state Govt of karnataka has introduced a new policy wherein vehicles found to not have insurance will be confiscated and a fine will be imposed. AIMS: - Educate, Aware and Caution Drive - Be safe before you drive /use road - Verify your documents before you step out to drive - Document verification by volunteers to make and create a hassle free drive - Prevention is better than worry

Sadabahar-Retro Day at Old Age home

Volunteers will spend time with the elderly at White Doves and engage them in fun activities

Manipal Marathon - Promo Run Mangalore

Manipal Marathon Organising Team, are conducting a Promotional Run in Mangalore on the 3rd of February, 2019. The Promo Run is to spread awareness regarding the Manipal Marathon 2019 which will be held on the 17th of February, 2019.

Tarang- Annual Kite Festival 2019, Manipal

Tarang- Annual Kite Festival 2019, Manipal


In collabration with RHA, we will be having a food distribution drive


Streetplay on awareness of self defense


Diya painting activity for the kids of Bhagini Samaj


Workshop on CPR and First aid


Menstrual and oral hygiene drive


Awareness on traffic rules


Skill exchange workshop

Gyaan Daan Saptah

visit to the forensic museum

Aanshi - CPR and First Aid Training Session

Volunteers of VSO Mangalore, in association with Department of Emergency Medicine, are required to train the students on CPR and First Aid. A Daan Utsav 2019 initiative.

Aarohi - Menstrual Hygiene Awareness

Volunteers are required to visit Bhagni Samaj and create an awareness among the adolescent girls on Menstrual Hygiene.

Aarohi - Dental Hygiene Awareness Campaign

Volunteers visit Bhagni Samaj to create an awareness about Dental Hygiene.


Visit to forensic museum

Rangoli and Drawing Competition

Volunteers are required to help out for the Rangoli & Drawing Competition on 26th Aug 2016 at Interact Lecture Hall GA. They have report at 1.30pm at interact.

Spoken Kannada Classes

Volunteers are required to facilitate in teaching kannada. Knowledge of kannada is compulsory.

Splash and Dash

Fundraiser car wash

VSO WeCare

Teachers of Schools will meet for the conclave organized by Manipal University at Manipal

DaanUtsav - The Joy of Giving Week

To celebrate the success of DaanUtsav

Internship with VSO

Internship opportunities are available with VSO for December 2016 during vacation for 3-4 weeks for MU administrative areas

Manipal University Convocation

Volunteers required for logistical and management support for convocation.

Decennial Year Guest Lecture

Volunteers are required to take part in the walkathon conducted by SOAHS, MU.

VISAKA - Digital Financial Literacy Campaign

To promote and spread digital economy through University Youths

Childrens Day at Day Care

Create awareness from home w.r.t digital economy

Science Day

Volunteers will help in conduction of the event

Health Camp

This project involves conduct of health camp, dental camps, physiotherapy camps at various areas around Manipal

Carnival de Manipal

A Sunday morning filled with awareness, street games, indoor games and fun.

Felicitation of Special Athletes

A one time project to raise awareness regarding use of helmets while riding, through a bike rally.

The Manipal Marathon

Volunteers required to help in the smooth conduct of marathon

Manipal University Research Colloquium

Volunteers will have to help in various avenues for smooth conduct of the event.

International May Day Celebrations

We would be playing games and showcasing movie for security guards and MIS employees.

Campus Tour

Publicity about eye camp at/around Alevoor on 22nd June.

International Day of Yoga 2017

Volunteers will have to participate and Volunteer for the International Day of Yoga Celebrations at MIT FC on 21st June, 2017.

Yodha-A visit to cancer ward

Volunteers visit the Cancer ward of Hospital and recreational activities are held for the entertainment of kids.

Campus Ambassador of Manipal

A Campus Ambassador is literally the face and voice of Manipal University. The basic function of the Campus Ambassador position is to promote Manipal University and build relationships with prospective students, guests, faculty, staff and business leaders.

National Conference on Youth in Social Change

The inaugural National Conference on Youth in Social Change, is to be held on August 5th and 6th at Manipal University. This one of its kind conference aims to sensitise the youth to bring a social change and promote Daan Utsav, especially among the youth and the student community in India. It will feature more than 500 participants from all around the country and eminent panelists and speakers and top NGO's, CSOs, CSR Heads, Social Groups among others.

Eye Donation Pledge Initiative

To increase awareness about Organ Donation, KMC Manipal is to hold an Organ Donation Day on 18th August.

Tulunad Philatelic & Numismatics Exhibition

Department of Student Affairs is conducting a regional level exhibition on 19th and 20th August, 2017 at Dr. TMA Pai Halls.

Swacchata Pakhwada

In Accordance with the UGC Guidelines, Manipal University, Manipal Institute of Technology, and the Volunteer Services Organization are celebrating the Cleanliness Fortnight from September 1st to 15th.

Kidathon - Walk for Good Health

Kidathon is aimed at walking for good health to raise awareness against childhood obesity.

The Wishtree Project

Children write small wishes of what they want and it is displayed on the wishtree for people to fulfill

Ayudha Pooja

Ayudha Pooja and Sharada Pooja Celebrations of the University.

Seva ko Salaam

Volunteers design greeting cards for Ex-servicemen working in MAHE. A Daan Utsav initiative.

Power Parba

POWER - Platform of Women Entrepreneurs. Group of women entrepreneurs providing a platform for budding end excelling women entrepreneurs.

Decennial Year Celebrations

Decennial Year Celebrations of VSO MAHE

The Manipal Marathon - Data Entry

Data Entry and Pre Event Work for The Manipal Marathon

The Manipal Marathon - Expo

Bib Distribution prior to the Manipal Marathon

Kite Making Workshop

Volunteers make kites for the underprivileged to fly during Tarang.

Seva ko Salaam DU'19

Card making, bookmark making

Flood Relief Drive

Collection and sorting of donated articles

Chiguru - A Summer Camp

Summer Camp for Kids

Chiguru - A Summer Camp

A Summer Camp

VSO Garage Cleaning

VSO Garage Cleaning

Seva Sandwich DU'19

Sandwich distribution from VSO

Manipal International Arts & Literature Platform

Volunteers needed to help in the Conduction of Milap

Arpan - Sorting of Clothes

Volunteers are required to sort the clothes collected in accordance with the project Arpan.

KMC Open Day, DU '19

KMC is open for the volunteers to get a hands-on experience of all the departments and to understand what each department deals with.

Culinary Museum Tour and Sweet Making Workshop

A project by WGSHA & Department of Culinary Arts. The sweets will be distributed in VSO weekly project.

Global Manipal Alumni Convention

Volunteers needed for the Global Manipal Alumni Convention

Tarang Arts & Crafts Work

Print and publicity work for Tarang 2019 (Art and Craft)

Carnival Arts & Crafts Work

Art and Craft work for Carnival De Manipal 2019

Tarang 2019

Tarang- Kite festival

Sharada and Ayudha Pooja

Volunteers are needed to assist the smooth conduction of Ayudha and Sharada Pooja at MAHE Health Sciences Library.

May Day Celebrations

We would be playing games and showcasing movie for security guards and MIS employees.

Walkathon - Breast Cancer Awareness

A Walkathon event conducted by TechTatva MIT 2019, in association with VSO, to create an awareness on breast cancer.

Shram Daan - DU '19

A Dann Utsav 2019 initiative in association with Lakshya - The Agri Club of MIT. A sweat donation campaign wherein volunteers have to assist the farmers.

Walkathon - Let's walk for Palliative Care Awareness

Palliative care is specialised medical care for people living with serious illness with a goal to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. This project is a awareness drive (walk) for palliative care which will take place in Udupi. Starting point-Boarding high school Udupi Ending point- Dr TMA Pai hospital, Udupi

Scrapathon - A TechTatva Event

Volunteer duty is to coordinate school kids for lunch , competition and Formal program

Upcoming Projects

Volunteer Reviews

Being a part of VSO has been the most wonderful thing in manipal. It has been a really great experience aI nd would like to ask everyone out there to join and be a part of it.
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VSO has been a very interesting experience for me during my time in Manipal. My first project was Sanjeevani- Visit to the Pediatric Ward. It was absolutely wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the kids and their precious smiles while we played with them. It was a lovely experience to be able to engage with the community. I would really like to thank VSO for giving me this incredible opportunity
It's been almost a year I started volunteering for VSO and to be honest it's been the best part of my first year of college. The projects are all framed in such a way that it delivers the best it can in those few hours. VSO as an organization provides various opportunities to the students which is not just social work but includes events like Manipal Marathon , Carnival, Tarang and many more events which focuses on spreading smiles. It's been a great experience for me personally and I've had a great time volunteering for VSO. After all, smile is that one thing everyone is looking for in life.
A person with empathy, love for people and someone who is sensitive to the needs and troubles of a fellow human. This is what you are or will become when you graduate VSO, if I may say so. Service before self isn't just said here, it is meant, always.


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