Hello, readers!

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 stakeholders have to say about our volunteering initiatives. …


It’s that time of the year again where we all make resolutions for the New Year. In 2021, let’s add “Volunteering” to that list. Devote your time and skills for a good cause!

We, at ConnectFor, have partnered with 450+ NGOs to bring you a variety of opportunities. Here are some ways in which you can volunteer from the safety and convenience of your home and start 2021 on the right foot:

1. Be an Online Tutor:

This new year, pledge to educate a child. Teach basic Math, Science, Conversational English to kids from an NGO. You can also help them by curating learning aids for their beneficiaries in form of worksheets, interesting videos, quizzes, etc. …


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Hello, readers!

We hope everyone has had a great start to the last month of the year. December started with a series of celebrations for us as ConnectFor completed 5 years in the social space as an aggregator matching over 26,000 volunteers with over 500 NGOs across India! To express our gratitude to our pool of stakeholders, we organized the VolunCheer — a LIVE entertainment event to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism.

We take great pride in sharing with you that we have been able to identify gaps and challenges affecting the nonprofits today. Earlier in the year, to offset inaccessibility of education for millions of children in India, we started an initiative on Phone Schooling — Connecting the Disconnected where we equipped 600+ children and teachers with phones and tablets with internet connectivity for virtual education. The pandemic alone engaged over 300+ corporate employee volunteers that rendered 600+ volunteering hours helping our NGOs save over INR 1,50,000 through Virtual Volunteering! …


As our forests are robbed of their green cover, as our blue skies are plundered by pollutants for profit, as our oceans heat up and our rivers are reclaimed for rapid urbanization, we stand in good stead for economic expansion while inching towards extreme weather conditions.

Our democracy unfortunately dons a heavy cloak of unfettered decision making with the concentration of power in the hands of a select few, giving rise to conflict of interest, crony capitalism and ironically the growing militarization of the vocabulary around climate change. …


Hello, readers!

We are excited to be in touch with you again. We hope everyone is keeping safe. As we reach the end of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of ConnectFor VolunCheer — a celebration as we turn 5 on December 5.

ConnectFor will play host to a LIVE entertainment evening for our dedicated pool of volunteers who have successfully completed 15 volunteering hours before November 30. The show will house a stand-up comedian, a mandolin player and a flautist. We truly look forward to seeing you there!

This year has seen many ups and downs with the dark loom of the pandemic clouds still hovering over us. ConnectFor’s shift to Virtual Volunteering, although challenging, ended up being one of our most promising years. We successfully implemented many new projects that led us to our ultimate goal of generating impact for our NGO Partners by providing them with volunteers. …


You just donated to a charity! However, you wish that you could do more!

Have you heard about volunteering?

Do any of your friends or family members volunteer?

Why not be the first to volunteer and set an example for others?

Here’s how you can start volunteering for various social causes.

What is an NGO?

An NGO or Non-governmental organization is a not for profit entity that works towards social development and social change. …


Have you ever signed up for volunteering and then disappeared?

Here’s how you can stop being a ghost volunteer.

How to not be a ghost volunteer — volunteers who express interest and then disappear?

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You are interested in volunteering — that’s great! As a next step, you sign up for volunteering activities. Somehow though,

you never see the finish line.

Have you wondered why?

Did you unexpectedly become busy? Did you sign up without completely understanding the volunteering opportunity? Let us take you through some of the ways which can prevent you from being a ghost volunteer. …


What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is an unpaid act of giving your time, skills and energy towards a social cause. Ideally, an individual will sign up for volunteering activities with an NGO or through an online platform like ConnectFor that promotes volunteering.

How Volunteering Can Benefit You?

Volunteering can be beneficial not only for our personal development but also for our career growth. Whether you are a student, working professional, homemaker or a person who is on a break, a volunteering experience can be a brownie point and can set you apart from the rest of the crowd.

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How Volunteering Can Benefit Your Career?


Renu is an avid communicator and is also good at designing creatives. She wants to use her skills to help NGOs who require support in communication. So, she browses through the website of an online platform that connects volunteers with NGOs.

Renu looks through the various volunteering opportunities available on the website. She decides to choose a volunteering project with an NGO that works for girl child education. This pro bono project involves creating and designing an appealing annual report for the NGO.

Renu and the NGO connect over an email for preliminary discussions. The NGO sends across the necessary content and pictures that they want to include in their annual report. …


Are you new to the field of volunteering and the development sector?

Have you been using the terms ‘volunteering’ and ‘fundraising’ interchangeably?

Let’s demystify these concepts for you!

Volunteering:

Volunteering is an act of contributing your time and skill towards a social cause. It is an unpaid act wherein an individual channels their passion and interest towards an identified social cause to create change.

Ideally, an individual who is interested in volunteering would sign up for volunteering opportunities available at NGOs. …

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An online volunteering platform that seeks to promote a culture of volunteering and maximize the human potential within the social sector.

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