One of our partner organisations, Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, had called us with an urgent need: they need someone to assist their finance team and help them create an investment policy. Dev Dharira had already been matched to the organisation with the goal of teaching Email Etiquette to its beneficiaries (youth who had dropped out of school), but since the ConnectFor team had access to his profile, and we had spoken to him in the past, we realised he would be able to add even more value through this opportunity. We spoke to him, and our hunch was correct — he preferred this opportunity to the one he had previously been connected for!
Here’s what Dev has to say about his experience:
“I always had an interest in contributing to the society in whatever little way I could. ConnectFor, is a brilliant platform for getting connected with NGO's, who are looking for volunteers. The reason why ConnectFor stands out, is because of the way the team helped establish volunteer opportunities with keeping in mind that my main strength was finance. Connect For, also gave me opportunities as per my convenience, as I work 5-6 days a week, my CF point of contact suggested that I could work from home. ConnectFor helped me contribute socially, without affecting my work routine. I have recommended to a few of my friends as well and will continue to do so.”
Dev Dharira is a 23 year old Risk Analyst, living and working in Bombay.
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