GYAN · Impact Volunteering · Volunteering

iVolunteer – Kolkata NGO Meet

8th April, 2014

iVolunteer – Kolkata Centre

We are pleased to announce that we accomplished half day workshop on “Creating greater Impact using Skilled Volunteers” to orient Kolkata NGOs with our effective programmes for connecting skilled volunteers (skilled professionals and corporate executives) who can help them as advisors, as hands-on trainers in small groups and, as implementers to carry out their specific tasks in Marketing, Communication, IT and Human Resources.

The session was piloted by Rahul Nainwal [our Co-founder and Director]. We welcomed the participants with a warm smile. NGOs representatives introduced their organization and its impact areas in a brief. Post the introduction we addressed them about iVolunteer and its initiatives. The thought was to carve up with NGOs what we do, why we do it and how we go about it.

We focused more on addressing them – the clear concept about IMPACT. NGOs do great work on the ground but struggle to find help in the specific areas mentioned above.

IMG_20140408_113413Moving forward we discussed that how every opportunity translated into a simple task that can help them; the impact and the difference that skilled volunteers make will be easily evident to the organization and how they can measure the output of the task and ensured that volunteers will be available to the NGO till completion of the specific task/deliverable

Apart from this we talked about GYAN – how they can be a part of this. It’s basically a customized hands-on training in small groups where topics are centered on skills that will enhance the capacity of individual staff working in an NGO in a specific function; this is to enhance the customization of training input and facilitate peer learning.

NGOs shared their grand requirements and showed interest for the both the initiatives. Later on we showed them some of the outputs [task done by volunteers] of existing partnered NGOs. All I can say it was a fruitful session with 5 NGOs [8 Participants] who participated

We look forward to conduct NGO meet every month to get more of them in board.

Cherished reader, in the mean time you can support us by –

Spreading the sprite of volunteering in whatever way possible
Recommending 5 friends for volunteering to join us
connecting us with organization who need volunteers

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