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Angrezi mein kehte hain – ESL session with primary school teachers of rural Rajasthan

Daan Utsav, October 6, 2022. Virtual On a bright Thursday noon, around ten volunteers (college students & working professionals) connected with around forty teachers in a village located miles away from their cities. They exchanged roles for the next two hours, as the volunteers shared their knowledge of English as a Secondary Language (ESL) with […]

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My Induction Training Diary at JSW Foundation Fellowship

With a nervous yet an excited heart, I bid goodbye to my family and hopped on the bus to Pune for my JSW Foundation Fellowship induction training! Clueless about what was yet to come, I had decided that I’d keep myself open to the new experiences waiting for me. Little did I know that the […]

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Paint the world of children from an Orphanage

What has 2 thumbs, painted palms, smudgy paints on their clothes, a satisfied smile and an urge to do good for the society?  A volunteer at our painting activity! 🙂 62 power packed superheroes put on their metaphorical capes and heed our call to paint the world of children from an orphanage home. What followed […]

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Two faces of a coin

Head and tail are two faces of a coin which are totally different; I also experience same kind of difference while conducting my first activity with one of our volunteering partner, NGO based out some rural area having their beneficiaries. In our day to day activities we use English as primary language for communication but […]

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Everyone can be a Santa!

Ongoing winters are predicted to be harsh in Delhi. Children from orphanages and shelter home lack warm woollens. This winter, 24 santas put their heads, hearts and hands together to fundraise INR 40,500 and distribute woolen caps, socks, gloves and winter lotions and creams for 120 children from DMRC Children Home, Tis Hazari. The excitement […]

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#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 […]