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!!
Tom Thomas- an Academician with a background in Hotel Management, was the perfect choice in leading the Seva Sandwich Activity at iVolunteer’s Impact GupShup- a quarterly volunteer meet. Here’s how he feels about the experience! In a small basti near the urban locality of Vasant Kunj, there is an NGO working for the development of the…… Continue reading A Day at Lakshyam
Holding a Volunteer Manager position is not easy! We deal with motivations, agreements/disagreements and expectations of volunteers and non-profits on a daily basis. The highs and lows of each project result in many a lessons learnt and many ignored. Volunteers must never make the mistake of believing that non profits are ready to take just…… Continue reading 10 Qualities that Non Profits look for in a Volunteer
All of these days went in a flash and I was already on the final day of the conference. The last day didn’t have many sessions. I had enrolled for one in the morning before the closing plenary. It was sad that we’ll all be signing off this day. My friend dropped me at the…… Continue reading Conference on Volunteering and Service : Day 3
After finishing Day 1 on a high, I had to hit the bed early by around 11.00 as my next day was supposed to begin early. The next morning I had decided to take MARTA the public transport service. I had to take a bus first from the bus station which was close to the…… Continue reading Conference on Volunteering and Services : Day 2
After completing the registrations on Sunday, 15th June, I collected my registration kit and went through the booklet provided and was thrilled to see so many parallel sessions to attend over the next 3 days. With so much of excitement, I was marking my sessions and was trying to figure out what all other sessions…… Continue reading Conference on Volunteering and Services : Day 1
It was 2.30 in the morning on 13th of June, 2014, when I get started to the airport to leave to Atlanta from Chennai. I was so thrilled to visit the US for the first time and to attend the Points of Light conference. I reached the airport and checked in at the British Airways…… Continue reading Flying to Atlanta