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Making virtual volunteering work – Aarti & Shalabh

Experts share useful tips on boosting employee engagement and corporate volunteering programs with partner NGOs as the world goes virtual during Covid times.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

#KindnessChallenge

The vibe of the week was set off by the Daan Utsav anthem, Pyaar ka Utsav which left the country swooning to the tune of giving. A beautiful line “sauda hai ye bada ye ajeeb, deke na hua koi gareeb” inspired team iVolunteer to invite people to donate something that we all have but doesn’t […]

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 Is Volunteering Good for your Mental Health?

We live in a world where happiness is seen as a destination. A world where mental peace and stability is often overshadowed by high paying jobs, responsibilities and the urge to get ahead. Another aspect of life that is often ignored and also one, which makes us human is service.  “I slept and dreamt that […]

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How our junior volunteers pledged to protect the Earth this Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a popular Hindu festival in India and like any other festival, Raksha Bandhan too is every excuse to shop and splurge. However, along with the spread of joy and sparkle of the festivities, the festival also brings along a market of rakhis, which are most often than not made out of synthetic […]

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Is volunteering worth it?

I have been working in the volunteer management space for around 4 years. Every time I engage a volunteer or manage a program in which I have engaged a volunteer I always ask them why did they volunteer and did they learn anything? Most volunteers respond that they felt amazing volunteering and that they have […]

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The Future of India Volunteering

During my stint at iVolunteer I got the unique opportunity and challenge to get the kids of India to volunteer. We led a project called Sushrusha, which means service. This project was conducted in collaboration with D.A.V schools in Chennai.You may ask what is this Susrusha project all about and why have I called it […]

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A Network of Volunteers Helps Displaced Ukrainian Children See a Zoo for the First Time 

April 6 was a warm, sunny day. A group of displaced Ukrainian children and their families pulled up in front of the Budapest Zoo beneath a cloudless blue sky. They arrived by public bus, accompanied by a special police escort.   The group spent the day exploring the zoo, seeing all the highlights, from the menagerie […]

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Volunteer Power Across Causes Remains a Constant Need, Even in a Crisis 

Points of Light’s Civic Circle offers nine paths to civic engagement because we know that change led by the power of people comes in many forms. Points of Light Global Network affiliates tell us that volunteering is one of the primary ways people have supported the humanitarian relief efforts in and around Ukraine. They also explained that, because this […]

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A Tale of Three Cities: What Humanitarian Relief Looks Like Across Europe 

Hungary, Ireland and Spain. When it comes to aiding in the humanitarian relief effort around the Ukraine crisis, they share common ground. They are also worlds apart.  Points of Light talked with all three of these Global Network affiliates to get a clear picture of what types of support are being offered in each of their respective […]

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Who Benefits From Community Service?

Volunteering: service undertaken to benefit the society out of own free will for no remuneration. So goes the formal definition. However, let’s ponder – Is it really undertaken primarily with social benefit in mind? That volunteering has a social purpose is without a doubt. Yet, there is tremendous evidence of other key benefits the accrue to the volunteer […]

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Prepping for Virtual Volunteering!

Covid-19 has changed the way we look at things, it has given a new meaning to the things that we presumed were important, to relationships, to the way we work and to life, overall. It has certainly changed the way we can volunteer. Though volunteering as a concept has been in existence for ages, the […]