If you are exhausted, volunteer. If you are tired of your hectic schedule, volunteer. If you are saturated by your university’s syllabus, volunteer. If you need a break from your work-life imbalanced, you must definitely volunteer. If you are looking for a meaning in your routine lifestyle, volunteer. And finally, if you want to share…… Continue reading 10 reasons to Volunteer
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “volunteering?” According to google, the word volunteer means “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” Let’s dive deep in this definition, what does it mean to “freely offer?” – it means “to give without being asked.” Many…… Continue reading What comes to your mind when you hear the word “volunteering?”
11 years and a few hundred VSO volunteers, the iVolunteer overseas program has come a long way. Not only it gave Indians an opportunity to volunteer overseas and gain valuable skills but also helped them broaden their horizon and provide a whole life change experience. And it was not all work. Since we started we have had…… Continue reading Does Ghana comes after Singapore-My experiences of VSO volunteers
We are looking for committed professionals between the age group of 27 to 64 with a minimum of four years of work experience and with a penchant to share their skills and learn about new cultures. Most importantly you should be in a position to give a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of…… Continue reading Looking for brave hearts to volunteer abroad with VSO @ Voluntary Services Overseas
My dear buddies and co travelers Irio Ber ! Greetings from the “Pearl of Africa” I raise my tulip champagne glass with a toast to all of you my friends old and new on my Ugandan birthday, some of you who I have drifted away from yet remain silhouettes, many of you whom I have…… Continue reading Life and Times in Uganda – One year on!!
Namibia is a country with unique landscapes, skies that can leave you spell bound and sunsets to die for. In a country with a population of a mere two million people you wont be surprised if you find virtually nothing while you’re travelling from one city to the other, but you’ll find breathtaking views There is something about this country that excites me each time I think…… Continue reading Namibia, where the skys are all a different hue
It was raining heavily in Kathmandu. I was in dilemma whether to go to attend iVolunteer Overseas orientation session or not. Finally, decided to attend it. The session motivated me to apply for international volunteering. I applied and went through the recruitment and assessment procedures. My VPA (Volunteer Placement Advisor) Preshu offered a volunteering opportunity…… Continue reading Rwanda: A wonderful country to choose for volunteering!!
I was placed as a VSO volunteer in 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Uganda for Governance & Participation program which is one of the major global areas focused by VSO. Let me share here how lives of the Ugandan citizens are getting changed by their active participation in governance in policy matters, especially for…… Continue reading Bridging the digital divide in Uganda – K G Rajamohan
“Hi Nirakar, this email is from iVolunteer Overseas regarding your application for volunteering with VSO. We are glad to inform that you have been selected and your profile is matching with an organization in Mozambique!” Leaving India… I was excited but bit nervous at the same time! I went with researching more about the political,…… Continue reading Eu sou Voluntario da VSO!! Nirakar Panda
When I got the placement for Rwanda, the first thing that I tried to find out was; just where exactly the country was on the map? I looked, but to my amazement, couldn’t really find it. However eventually I did find out, it was this tiny little speck on the map, a speck so small that one literally needed to strain their eyes to…… Continue reading Rwanda on the map of Africa