When I first saw the place in the above picture, it felt like a herculean task for it to change into a happy spot. It was difficult to even stand and take a picture owing to the stench of rotten thrown away food, rubbish. Any guess where this place could be? This is the backside…… Continue reading Sixer beyond a boundary wall to a Happy Spot.
17 Volunteers got together today (2nd October 2017) to prepare 541 sandwiches in a matter of 3 hours in Bangalore. Simple ingredients such as safety equipment, coordination, punctuality and of course breads, healthy fillings made it happen! Our leader volunteer – Shilpi Sanyal took the responsibility of making all the arrangements required for preparing the…… Continue reading How 17 Volunteers could feed 541 needy people in a day….
About 40 plus NGOs came together to attend the very first NGO Stakeholders introductory programme organized by Block Education Department of South Range – 4 in Bangalore. A novel attempt for knowledge sharing, networking of NGOs, (a few) Corporate and Volunteer groups on the intervention work carried out in Government Schools in the South Range…… Continue reading When NGO met NGO with BEO….
Nice initiative, it (makes) city look great. Good for children to get involved in improving infrastructure. They get to know the importance. – Siddhu It is my first time for a painting (engagement), it was nice and good initiative. Nice support from people too. – Sarath A cloudy Sunday with some sunshine in the…… Continue reading Artwork with (Pro)Active citizens!
March!!! A very critical month for different population groups – students, companies, chartered accountants etc. If it is examination – a do or die a situation for some then it is the time of the year to look back at mistakes, appraisals, financial closures for others. However, this month also celebrates and recognizes a revolutionary force!…… Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with 167 Volunteers
Hasn’t festivals always being about spending time with loved ones? A break from regular life (for present times)? But when you live in a charity home surrounded by just your peers, doesn’t it become just another passing day! I recently visited a Home for Boys on Ugadi. (Ugadi is the welcoming of new year in…… Continue reading Volunteering is also celebrating
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and market it, then you have created a productive entrepreneur!! True to this essence iVolunteer runs a program called GYAN, or, Get Your Answers Now – short technical sessions on themes critical to NGOs for their capacity building, effective functioning,…… Continue reading Thank You!
What do you do when you get a team of interns bigger than a cricket team, merely 18 years old and barely a year into their undergraduate course ? How about encouraging them to volunteer creatively with communities – children, differently abled and experience the working of different social organizations ? It all started with…… Continue reading And then there were 12!
As I held the permission letter in hand I didn’t know what to think, feel or say! That was it. All the brainstorming, efforts for quick fix solutions, assimilating previous year’s progress report, listing of nearby government schools paid off.. If only I could read the letter and rejoice! Yes, being illiterate in the local…… Continue reading When persistent knocking opens the door…
iVolunteer Mumbai pioneered the Skill Marathon engagement wherein seventeen volunteer projects were completed out of nineteen. A committed team of seven NGOs (including the hosting organization – iVolunteer) and twenty five Volunteers took part in making the engagement a highly successful one. By drawing inspiration from this length of success the Bangalore counterpart had its…… Continue reading No one runs in a Skill Marathon!