The idea of Being Volunteer (BV) was given birth by a set of working professionals with the primary intention of bringing together the three key stakeholders of the social sector i.e. NGOs, Volunteers, and Corporates, on a technology platform. It was inaugurated on the 22nd of March, 2015 and was registered as an NGO on the 7th of July, 2015.
Along with the technology platform, the Being Volunteer Foundation carries out social projects, where the focus is on sustained volunteering to create a real social impact.
Being Volunteer’s unique platform makes it easy for volunteers to connect with several NGOs and showcase their skills in the work that is being carried out by them. It also helps NGOs to display their work in front of corporates and interested volunteers. Being Volunteer also helps companies choose the right NGO for their CSR activities.
Why Being Volunteer?
India, as a developing nation, needs structured social work today more than ever. Millions of NGOs are working in the social sector in the areas of education, environment, health & hygiene, empowerment of women/children/differently abled/elderly/migrants/other minority groups, skill development, entrepreneurship, livelihood development, urban & rural development and much more. In this context, Being Volunteer acts as a bridge between corporates & volunteers and such NGOs, so that they get different resources to work optimally and more efficiently. It functions by connecting volunteers and corporates with NGOs through umbrella projects like Volunteer Engagement and Development (VED), and Sprint and Marathon activities. Other than those, BV supports and conducts diverse activities like renewable energy, education, sanitation, cleanliness drives, environmental care, conserving heritage sites, healthcare, skill set development, animal care, etc. with the help of its volunteers.
Beginning of the journey
Volunteering truly provides a sense of purpose. Before we started BV, we came across a lot of people who wanted to volunteer for various causes but did not know how to reach the right NGO. We also came across many NGOs who were looking for volunteers and/or funds for their projects. We being from the corporate world knew that corporates are always looking for genuine NGOs to work with for their CSR activities. Since its inception, Being Volunteer has been instrumental in organizing hundreds of activities every year, where individuals can participate and contribute to society.
We are happy to associate with NGOs that believe in us.