About 6 months ago, I was trying to develop curriculum for a “High Impact Volunteer Program”- the program was to offer the volunteer leaders not just a sneak-peek but a deep-dive on developing a volunteering program which is self sustained, motivated, a regular ongoing engagement which pulls people into it and creates ripples of change.… Continue reading Are you a transformational volunteer?
“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Post 1 week long celebration, 38 projects, collaboration with more then 15 NGOs in 7 cities, contribution from 1460 volunteers and reaching out… Continue reading New Season, New Reason to Celebrate Volunteering #DaanUtsav 2016
What happens when one picks up a job which he doesn’t want to but manages to complete it with a victorious grin?? The job becomes the most cherished memory of life for that one. So was the case for a rural volunteering project which was thrown at me in a remote location with limited hands,… Continue reading Volunteering grooms you!!
Like every individual who intends to volunteer, I had some inhibitions too when I agreed to volunteer for GYAN on ‘Volunteer Management’. Having served at various roles for 8.5 years and a background of volunteer management didn’t add to letting off my fear and nervousness. The ‘yes’to taking the workshop was soon followed by constant… Continue reading The Magic of Volunteering!!
I met a friend from College who is an excellent soft skills trainer during Give Back NGO Expo. She is extremely talented and I was trying to convince her to be GYAN trainer, while she was convinced to give the training she kept on repeating that she has immense stage fear and fear of public… Continue reading How volunteering helped me develop new skills!!
Volunteering is stepping up the corporate ladder and gradually becoming an important pillar of corporate social responsibility. From single day volunteer events to sustainable engagements, from sporadic activities to institutionalisation of corporate sustainability goals and from mere support, CEOs and CFOs are becoming the drivers and promoters of the volunteering programs. Most of the corporate… Continue reading Employee Volunteering – A Leadership Development Tool!!
Saumya, a senior professional from a well established corporate volunteers during her lunch hours by talking to several vendors in getting a website done for a start up non-profit. Kumar, another senior professional volunteers his time at a start up which mentors children on various career paths. He started as a mentor for five children… Continue reading Leveraging top talent to meet the community’s greatest needs!!