After volunteering in Chile, Japan, and India, I graduated to designing volunteer programs. When I create a program, I often get stuck when I reflect upon these questions.
Do we care for our volunteers?
A friend of mine left her volunteer service in India due to bladder issues that surfaced as she never used the toilet in her rusty school. The latest trends show that volunteering in the education sector is not just about teaching! There are strategists, economists, and technocrats who innovatively help with their skills. …
Every bright and shiny novice moving into the city to chase the corporate wagon has overprotective parents sitting back home with their smug faces, thinking you’ll come crawling back at the first sign of trouble. Don’t you just love it when at your first call they immediately assume you need help doing laundry or cooking and you turn around and proclaim that Urban Clap or Swiggy took care of that for you? Technology has really simplified things for the young Indian, hasn’t it? So much you can get done at the touch of a button. …
Martin Luther King very rightly said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” These trying times have tested the best of us. There have been heart-wrenching losses and a blanket of grief that somehow seems to have engulfed India.
Therefore, it is now more than ever that we as part of the entire human race, need to collectively give back to our own kind, altruistically and with great intent. …
It was just another pandemic-infested day and you are sifting through the newspaper while sipping your morning coffee. You couldn’t help but murmur faint disapprovals and shake your head from time to time as you read through bad news that goes from the ground to the gutter. Forget work and the weather, corruption, hunger and environmental facets have taken over your small talk Banter. You think you would be better and you would be the one to take a step and do something about it, but you are stuck and you don’t know what you could do to make things…
We trust you’re doing well and keeping safe. At the onset of the very new FY, we cannot help but share with you our rapid growth story which has made us overcome the challenges of the past year which was both daunting and unprecedented for all of us.
Having the first-mover advantage in the social space, our Virtual Volunteering program skyrocketed in April 2020; months ahead were spent towards testing and executing new projects to ensure maximum value generation for our non-profits and corporate stakeholders who remain our key partners in the space. These projects included 34+ webinars…
Reena was a regular volunteer at the Food Bank near her home. In fact, she was now a veteran at that place, one of the oldest volunteers. Reena started volunteering at the age of 16 and has been an active participant at the Foodbank ever since.
Being a management professional working at an MNC, and a mom of 2 kids never hampered her volunteering spirit, even when she was tired and felt stretched due to her hectic routine.
One day, her neighbor commented, “Reena why don’t you stop working at that Foodbank, you have a stable job and I doubt…
Bono, the U2’s lead singer has been called as world’s best-known philanthropist is successful in working towards the goal of humanitarian relief. He also co-founded ONE to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases by 2030. Since 1999, Bono is involved in helping third world countries and AIDS pandemic
2. Prince Harry
Prince Harry, following in the footsteps of Prince Williams, also contributed towards the development of third-world countries. He spent much time volunteering in African countries building homes, walkways, posts, and schools
On International women’s day, the triumphs of women all over the world are recognized, celebrated, and empowered. There are heroines among all of us, and it is time we take stock of all their hard work, dedication, and perseverance to make the world a better place. These women have gone above and beyond to support communities of thousands of women around them and empower them in so many ways! Here are 4 NGOs that can help so many women because of their founders.
Best Days to Volunteer!
What is an NGO?
An NGO or Non-government organization is a non-profit entity with its mission, vision and core values aligned to a social cause. NGOs work with different social causes such as poverty alleviation, girl child education, employment generation for persons with disabilities, youth development, animal welfare etc.
Who is a Volunteer?
A volunteer is an individual who gives his/her time and skills towards a social cause. Volunteers offer their support to the NGOs without any expectation of being paid and can be of any age, gender and occupation.
Why do people volunteer?
Happy New Year to all of you! We truly hope 2021 brings with itself new opportunities, happiness, success and good health for each one of you.
The onset of the year has witnessed some new milestones for us. ConnectFor’s website has undergone a transformation and we are extremely grateful to share this news with you.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to our exclusive Corporate Volunteering page and get to know about all the services we offer to ensure your organizational employee volunteering programme is robust, engaging and impactful! Take a look at what key industry-specific…
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