Frequently asked questions

Workshops

Who can participate in the workshops?


DesiHeart workshops are open to learners ages 5 and above with all abilities. We are unable to accommodate learners under the age of 5. Parents can sign up with the link below to participate in our workshops. https://www.desiheart.org/book-online




How much does it cost?


All workshops are free to join. However, we welcome donations to our organization if you would like to support our initiative.




What kind of technology do I need?


DesiHeart use Zoom for live video meetings. You can prepare for your first class by downloading Zoom ahead of time. You’ll need a working webcam and microphone, and a solid internet connection.




My learner has special needs. Is Desiheart a fit?


We welcome learners of all abilities at DesiHeart. DesiHeart believes in an all inclusive environment. **Inclusive learning and teaching recognises all student's entitlement to a learning experience that respects diversity, enables participation, removes barriers and anticipates and considers a variety of learning needs and preferences.**




Can my child attend class without their video/audio enabled?


While we encourage learners to enable audio/video throughout class for a more interactive and social class experience, it is not required. To promote classroom safety, we verify that each learner joining class is indeed a child. Make sure your learner connects with each new teacher at least once with video enabled to allow the teacher (volunteer) to confirm your learner’s identity. This can be a quick check-in at the beginning of the first class meeting, then video can be off for the remainder of class.




What materials do i need?


List of Materials required for the workshop will be emailed at the registered email address after sign up. Our Instructors try to use easily avaiabile materials for all our workshops. In case you are not able to arrange any materials, please contact us via email at youth@desiheart.org for alternatives.





Volunteer

Who can volunteer in our organization?


Anyone ages 5 and up can volunteer in our organization by applying with the link below. https://www.desiheart.org/volunteer




Why should i volunteer?


Better Person: Volunteering teaches the value of having compassion for others and how to be a productive member of your community. Feel Good: Being a volunteer isn't always easy or glamorous, but it is beneficial and uplifting. You will gain perspective and a deeper appreciation for your surroundings. Meet New People: No matter the age, building relationships with people is valuable. Volunteering allows you to meet new people outside of your own age and demographic. Time Management Skills: Volunteering outside of school hours forces you to manage your time between school, extracurricular activities, homework and other activities, which will help you learn how to balance multiple commitments. Learn about your Community: Stepping outside of your circle of friends to volunteer will expose you to different sides of your community. Gaining a new perspective on your surroundings will better your knowledge of your own community.




What is a virtual volunteer oppurtunity?


Virtual volunteer opportunities can be completed from a remote location, virtually anywhere, usually with a computer and a Internet connection. Virtual opportunities do not require the volunteer to be physically present at a specific location.




Can i get volunteer hours for my work at DesiHeart?


Yes, DesiHeart is a registered nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization. We can issue volunteer hours every quarter.





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