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Akshay
Talekar
Languages: 
English
Hindi
Spanish
May, 1997
Bio: 
I'm Akshay Talekar, a first year university student at the University of Ottawa studying Biochemistry and I am looking for opportunities to volunteer and travel abroad! I'm looking for a career in health or medicine, so I am looking into volunteering/work in that area, but I also love and have experience in teaching children and teenagers.
Volunteering Experience: 
2014 - Teaching English in Remar orphanage in Cusco, Peru through Global Crossroads (June 24th - August 31st) In Peru my responsibilities as a volunteer at the orphanage included of helping the kids with their school work, and teaching them the basics of math, and english, along with that, when I didn't teach my time was mostly spent entertaining the younger kids with planned activities such as sports and crafts and teaching the directors at the orphanage about the importance of basic hygiene, and maintenance of the building. - Peel Children Center, community mentorship program similar to Big Brother Big Sister (September 2014 - March 2015) I was assigned a younger "brother" to take care who comes from an underprivileged family in my community and I decided to plan activities with over the winter semester of my grade 12 year. We started of the program with setting a few goals, and worked through our time together to better ourselves and try to reach the goals that were set out in the beginning of our partnership. I was mainly in charge of planning activities that would do so, or spend my time with my younger "brother" to get his mind off of stress at school or home. - Knight's Table Food Bank (October - December) This organization is a not for profit food bank which serves the underprivileged families in the community, and tries to relieve financial stress on the families. - Regional Coordinator at Solar For Life This not for profit, student run organization's goal was to provide alternative energy sources to places where energy is tough to obtain. I worked as a regional coordinator and my main role was to plan events to fund-raise towards a goal that is set annually 2015 - Staffing at Army Cadet camp (June 30th - August 14th) I worked as a staff cadet in Canada's largest army cadet camp, located in Canadian Forces Base Borden where I was in charge of 262 cadets, 22 staff members. My responsibilities included making sure the instructions the cadets recieved were up to standard, planning the logistics and activities of our days in the field (camping/survival exercises), and dealing with the drill, dress, and deportment of the entire course I was in charge of. - Senior Army Cadet (career lasting from 2010-2015) My cadet career started when I was 12 and lasted me till i was 18, over the years i learnt the basics of military drill and dress, but as i became a senior in the rank my responsibilities quickly turned into teaching younger cadets the same skills i had learnt over the years. In my home unit I had a class of 30 students to teach for 3 hours every week for most weeks a year. - Teaching at EcoMentors Canada 2012 – present In my time with EcoMentors Canada, I would go into elementary schools (grade 1-5) and host classes and workshops in which my partner and I would educate the students about the environment, and how environmental change is affecting them, and what they can do to better the effect they have on the environment. - Volunteer at Poppy Campaign 2010 –present The poppy campaign looks to raise funds for veterans through a donation system, and each donor receives a red poppy, which they wear to show their support for the campaign and the veterans. I spend my time each year from late October to early November working to raise funds for the organization. - Volunteer at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 2010 – present A big part of being a cadet is citizenship. I started volunteering at the local legion to help out the veterans there who may need assistance with upkeep of the building, planning activities etc.
Education: 
enrolled in Univeristy of Ottawa for Honours BSc with specialization in Biochemistry
Occupation: 
Student
Other Skills: 
teaching
Akshay Talekar
Ottawa
Canada
Languages:
English, Hindi, Spanish
May, 1997
Description
I'm Akshay Talekar, a first year university student at the University of Ottawa studying Biochemistry and I am looking for opportunities to volunteer and travel abroad! I'm looking for a career in health or medicine, so I am looking into volunteering/work in that area, but I also love and have experience in teaching children and teenagers.
Volunteering Experience
2014

- Teaching English in Remar orphanage in Cusco, Peru through Global Crossroads (June 24th - August 31st)

In Peru my responsibilities as a volunteer at the orphanage included of helping the kids with their school work, and teaching them the basics of math, and english, along with that, when I didn't teach my time was mostly spent entertaining the younger kids with planned activities such as sports and crafts and teaching the directors at the orphanage about the importance of basic hygiene, and maintenance of the building.



- Peel Children Center, community mentorship program similar to Big Brother Big Sister (September 2014 - March 2015)
I was assigned a younger "brother" to take care who comes from an underprivileged family in my community and I decided to plan activities with over the winter semester of my grade 12 year. We started of the program with setting a few goals, and worked through our time together to better ourselves and try to reach the goals that were set out in the beginning of our partnership. I was mainly in charge of planning activities that would do so, or spend my time with my younger "brother" to get his mind off of stress at school or home.



- Knight's Table Food Bank (October - December)
This organization is a not for profit food bank which serves the underprivileged families in the community, and tries to relieve financial stress on the families.



- Regional Coordinator at Solar For Life
This not for profit, student run organization's goal was to provide alternative energy sources to places where energy is tough to obtain. I worked as a regional coordinator and my main role was to plan events to fund-raise towards a goal that is set annually



2015


- Staffing at Army Cadet camp (June 30th - August 14th)
I worked as a staff cadet in Canada's largest army cadet camp, located in Canadian Forces Base Borden where I was in charge of 262 cadets, 22 staff members. My responsibilities included making sure the instructions the cadets recieved were up to standard, planning the logistics and activities of our days in the field (camping/survival exercises), and dealing with the drill, dress, and deportment of the entire course I was in charge of.


- Senior Army Cadet (career lasting from 2010-2015)
My cadet career started when I was 12 and lasted me till i was 18, over the years i learnt the basics of military drill and dress, but as i became a senior in the rank my responsibilities quickly turned into teaching younger cadets the same skills i had learnt over the years. In my home unit I had a class of 30 students to teach for 3 hours every week for most weeks a year.



- Teaching at EcoMentors Canada 2012 – present
In my time with EcoMentors Canada, I would go into elementary schools (grade 1-5) and host classes and workshops in which my partner and I would educate the students about the environment, and how environmental change is affecting them, and what they can do to better the effect they have on the environment.



- Volunteer at Poppy Campaign 2010 –present
The poppy campaign looks to raise funds for veterans through a donation system, and each donor receives a red poppy, which they wear to show their support for the campaign and the veterans. I spend my time each year from late October to early November working to raise funds for the organization.



- Volunteer at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 2010 – present
A big part of being a cadet is citizenship. I started volunteering at the local legion to help out the veterans there who may need assistance with upkeep of the building, planning activities etc.
Education
enrolled in Univeristy of Ottawa for Honours BSc with specialization in Biochemistry
Occupation
Student
Other Skills
teaching
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