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iVolunteer Awards 2016 in India

Posted: Friday 10 June 16, 1.57pm GMT

iVolunteer, our Indian partners are hosting their 4th edition of iVolunteer Awards in September 2016.

iVolunteer, a social enterprise that promotes volunteering in India, is coming up to their 4th edition of iVolunteer Awards in September, 2016.

Over the last decade, iVolunteer has expanded its reach to over 300 organisations in India and over 40 countries globally. They engage 1,000 active volunteers at any given time, making them one of the largest volunteering enterprises in India. Their mission is to bring volunteers and organisations together to share time, skills and passion to promote India’s social development.

Why iVolunteer Awards?
iVolunteer realised that not much was being done to encourage or promote volunteering in India. Therefore to encourage volunteers, organisations which engage with volunteers and companies promoting volunteering they launched the iVolunteer awards in 2012.

iVolunteer Awards are the premier national recognition, of the contribution of volunteers and organisations (NGOs & companies) who engage them.

Their Co-founder Shalabh Sahai says, “Volunteering lays the foundation for people to actively build communities and the nation they thrive in. Yet, in modern India, there is no recognition of volunteering. iVolunteer Awards aims to change this with a mission to Celebrate, Reward and Promote volunteers and volunteering in India.

The award which has been acclaimed by the media has also been supported by actors, politicians & corporate.

Axis Bank MD & CEO Shikha Sharma said, “People are an important part of the Company. Volunteering makes a lot of difference to the employees and it makes a lot of difference to the organisation too”.

“The iVolunteer Awards is a novel idea to recognise the massive collective influence that volunteering has on our nation and its people, while reminding us that it’s never too late to join in,” added Nandita Das, during 1st edition of iVolunteer Awards

How Do They Recognise?

Volunteer Hero: The award is aimed towards recognise individuals who have volunteered their time and skills for community development from the period January 2015 – December 2015.

Youth Champion: This award has been devised towards individual volunteers between the age group of 18-23, for their contribution to community development from the period January 2015 – December 2015.

Leader in Volunteer Engagement: This award will recognise organisations with a social mission whose policies and procedures are innovative and have progressed using strategic volunteer engagement the period January 2015 – December 2015.

Leader in Employee Volunteering: This award will recognise companies following the best practices to encourage employee volunteering from the period January 2015 – December 2015.

For 2016 they plan to reach more than 1 crore (10 million) people. Their objective is to inspire people with stories of common people doing extraordinary things, identify path-breaking benchmarks of volunteering practices & models across India and to urge Indians to volunteer.

For further queries write to iVolunteer or visit their website.

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