ConnectFor : Impact & our role in bridging social sector Gaps !

When thinking about why volunteering is important, it is not only about the positive impacts we can make in the lives of those who are less fortunate, but the role it can play in making us more understanding individuals and giving towards the community. Have you ever wondered how much of an impact you can really have towards an organization? If so, imagine the vital role you can have towards an NGO!

The social sector is imperative for India because it includes several components like: health, medical care, education, poverty, environment care, and much more. Non-governmental organizations, NGOs, support causes that are often struggling to get the aide they need to become successful . Because these organizations are non-governmental, they often have lower budgets, a lack of resources, and find it challenging to receive any additional support in terms of human resources. This is where ConnectFor comes into the picture and plays a crucial role!

Started in 2015, ConnectFor is an online non-profit platform, that acts as a bridge or a mediator by helping non governmental organizations find volunteers based on their volunteering requirements and/or help volunteers find an appropriate organization based on skills, talents, and curiosity. These requirements are then turned into volunteering opportunities that are filled with scope of growth. During the past few years, the “sector” has been evolving at a rapid pace. The sectors, or the non-governmental organizations, are becoming more diverse by providing many more volunteering opportunities. People with different backgrounds, who have different hopes, aspirations, and visions of change, are given the opportunity to become more involved with what they are comfortable with. All these components make a vital contribution in the development, and growth of more resources becoming available. One of the many satisfying aspects for us at ConnectFor is being able to visibly see the way things and people are changing as a result of the interactions and matches made by ConnectFor through its online platform. So far, ConnectFor has connected over 2,114 unique individuals with specific opportunities at various non governmental organizations. ConnectFor works with NGOs to help make opportunities available and feasible for volunteers to participate in. Over time, we have realized that the time given, and the value that you can create from volunteering can leave a big smile on many faces!

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In an increasingly competitive world, experiencing volunteering can become incredibly important! It shows that you can take initiative and are willing to give your own time to better the world while having gained vital skills that can be applied to your future.Through the experiences you have while volunteering, you may get a better idea of a career path you would like to chose. In any case, these initial moments of giving back might spark an interest in doing more. ConnectFor is right by your side, with every step of the way you take as a volunteer!

Below are two real life stories of volunteers who have shared their experiences while volunteering at an non-governmental organization called, The Healing Dove Foundation. If you are interested in any other volunteering opportunities, please check out our website {www.connectfor.org} or give us a call, to stay updated!

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