The 12th edition of iVolunteer Awards were held in Mumbai

The 12th edition of iVolunteer Awards, India’s foremost recognition for excellence in individual as well as organisational volunteering, were held on 24th February in Mumbai.A national jury selects the winners who were announced in Mumbai.

Avula Shobana received the coveted ‘Volunteer Hero’ award for her role as a volunteer teacher at Vidyasagar Chennai, teaching differently abled children and young adults vocational skills.The Leader in Employee Volunteering Award was shared by Firstsource and Standard Chartered.Goonj, headquartered in Delhi, bagged the award for Leader in Volunteer Engagement. The Youth Champion award was presented to Jeevitha Kong from Bengaluru, for her role in a project called VScribe, an initiative of V the Volunteers.

“Celebrating the spirit of altruism, the 12th edition of the iVolunteer Awards stands as a testament to the power of collective goodwill. As we honour those who selflessly contribute to positive change, let us remember that every act of kindness ripples into a wave of impact, shaping a future where compassion and collaboration redefine the world we share.” - Shalabh Sahai, Co-Founder & Director, iVolunteer

 “What started as a simple volunteer task 20 years ago to fill up a few hours of my week turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.” Says Avula who spent over 1500 hours volunteering between 2022 and 2023.

“As per our CSR policy, we not only invest in the communities but also enable our employees, the larger knowledge base which we have with us to share our fortune, knowledge, and time for a great cause. We have created the concept of City Champions who are driving the employee volunteering program, where the employees take the ownership.”, states Sankara Mahalingam, Global Leader - Community Outreach of Firstsource.

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