Yesterday, I had the chance to witness the Annual day of Ashwini Charitable Trust (ACT) , a non governmental organization that educates and empowers underprivileged children from urban slums in Bangalore. Not just any annual day but their 15th Annual Day…15 years of service in Bangalore started with 9 children and currently supporting 300+ through their programme.…… Continue reading The ‘Big Heart’ of Volunteering
Meet Sagnya Das, a young software engineer from Bangalore… Here is her story of virtual volunteering amidst her busy and routine IT lifel! I was a Software Engineer frustrated with my routine life. Sounds like a cliché, Right? Yet it was true. Sitting in a tiny cubicle in this sprawling city of Bangalore made me…… Continue reading A Detour From Routine
I first met Kiran about one and a half years ago, when she was working as a Volunteer Manager at one of our partner NGOs. Our conversations ranged from why skill based volunteering, best practices and how to keep volunteers motivated! When she took a break from work, she registered with iVolunteer and was keen…… Continue reading Volunteering and Volunteer managing!!
So I have been doing on and off volunteering for a couple of years or is that 2 decades now?? I know it started when I was in school and annually we would visit either an orphanage or an old age home. Religion too contributed significantly – at one point we were visiting a Hostel…… Continue reading The other side of volunteering..
Please tell us something about yourself: I am Akila, a software engineer by profession. I got introduced to volunteering through my software field. I have been volunteering for almost 4 years now. Can you tell us why you decided to volunteer with Makkala Jagriti? I was earlier visiting the NGO’s directly for my volunteering work.…… Continue reading I have realized that you can still help by volunteering from home!!! – Akila
I recently had the opportunity to organize (and learn) from the recent GYAN session on ‘Social Media Marketing’ at Bangalore after which I was convinced that NGOs and social enterprises need to use social media tools like facebook, twitter, blog etc more effectively. Alister D’Monte and Aditi Devanathan from Milaap shared their experience and practical…… Continue reading 10 tips I learnt on Social Media Marketing for NGOs