Volunteers listening attentively to the iVolunteer presentation. People volunteer for various reasons – they feel good about working for a cause close to their heart; they have a sense of achievement having contributed something beneficial to the community; they make new friends with common interests; they feel happier, healthier and useful; they feel mentally stimulated…… Continue reading A Marathon for a Cause!
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?
“When everyone else is silent about wrong someone has to raise their voice for the right. We can be that voice”, says Kushal Tanna a Mumbai based graphic designer by profession, an artist at heart and a HERO! Kushal began his volunteering journey developing a website for a Mumbai based Non Profit that rescues victims…… Continue reading Heroes are made by the paths they choose…
Today we share with you special volunteering reflection… Goutam Chanda, he takes interest in conducting workshops, interacting with youths. He comes with a reach experience; feedback on his ways has been very impressive. Here he shares his experiences as a volunteer… My blog…Goutam Chanda My employer, always help and encourage the employees to uptake &…… Continue reading More Giving is equal to even More Returns….
Greetings for the festive season ! and this month it’s only fair to get a little extra.. So please welcome the very FIRST “Featured Trainer Duo” for the month. Yes not one but two volunteers who shared their expertise on Using Excel for data management & Reporting, to improve the efficiency of 10 NGO’s working in rural areas of…… Continue reading “It’s a perfect arrangement to not just build capacity of others but self-learn as part of this process”
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
It is not every day that you get to work for a non profit and travel to Singapore to attend an affiliate meeting by Points of Light to learn more about Skill based volunteering. I happen to have this huge experience along with my other asian counterparts who are as crazily involved with volunteering as…… Continue reading Know more about Skill based volunteering…..
Tell us something about yourself? I am an IT consultant, working for IBM. Have 20 years of work experience in consulting and IT project management. I am based out of Mumbai for the past 20 years, having relocated here from Delhi Why did you decide to volunteer? I wanted to make a positive difference to the…… Continue reading To be a Change Agent: Step 1 – Volunteer
Meet Anusha Subramanian – Impact Volunteer from Mumbai sharing her experiences on volunteering !!! Tell us something about yourself ? I am an interior design professional with a graduate degree in designing from Raffles Design International. Currently working with a reputed architectural firm in Mumbai. I love to indulge in DIY(do it yourself) projects on…… Continue reading Designing for CHANGE !!!
(Impact Volunteer Mrunmayee Satam recollects her volunteering for Fazlani Aishabai Haji Abdul Latif Charitble Trust) Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt It all began one fine evening when I received a call from iVolunteer. Fazlani Aishabai Haji Abdul Latif Charitble Trust required a volunteer photographer to capture…… Continue reading An experience to remember !!!