Purpose of the Manual:
SEVASANGAMA, welcomes you warmly to our sphere of Volunteer Action – a resourceful and passionate platform where Volunteers/Interns commit their time and skills. This Volunteer Manual aims to assist you as a guide and provides each of our Volunteers/Interns, a better understanding of our volunteering practices.
The manual also states volunteering program in brief and provide a set of guidelines that SEVASANGAMA Volunteers/Interns are expected to adhere to as a member of SEVASANGAMA and specifically in the course of their interactions with various entities as a representative of SEVASANGAMA. As SEVASANGAMA Volunteer/Intern, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the contents of the manual. To retain necessary flexibility in the administration of manual, SEVASANGAMA reserves the right to change, add to, or eliminate any of the matters in this manual.
Key focus of Volunteer’s work in SEVASANGAMA:
- Amplifying voices of Women, children, marginal farmers and Differently abled and communities through empowering and taking up collaborative social actions to bring an impact in the Society.
- Changing one’s own attitude and practice and triggering change in others through awareness campaigns in Society.
- Contributing skills, knowledge, expertise and time to execute few tasks that supports SEVASANGAMA.
- Imparting basic education, skill education, self employment and Income Generation knowledge, environment preservation etc
- Online campaigns, MIS, Social Networking, preparing Brochures, Fund Raising Activities and events.
Volunteering Opportunities in SEVASANGAMA:SEVASANGAMA offers exposure on diverse aspects of Social Development to keeping in mind the background of its volunteers and their varied interests, skills, knowledge and time availability. Charity or relief mode of volunteering is not encouraged at SEVASANGAMA. We encourage involvement of volunteers through collaborative social action that addresses the root causes and brings in direct or indirect impact in the Society we serve. OBRIT believes in providing equal role to volunteers to design and to execute tasks or events rather than making them only implementers of events and activities (except in internship and skill based volunteering). Volunteering is also unique because SEVASANGAMA offers grass root level exposure, opportunities to get in touch directly with beneficiaries, communities and concerned stakeholders to realize a positive change.
Registration and Commitment as a Volunteer:
Volunteer Recruitment:Volunteers/Interns recruited through means such as online campaigns, media announcements, public events, verbal communication, and SEVASANGAMA’s publications. SEVASANGAMA networks with Residential Welfare and Civic Associations, Academic Institutions, Corporate Houses and Public places to reach out to volunteers.
b) Volunteer Screening:SEVASANGAMA doesn’t have a screening process for volunteers. Interested candidates who are willing to commit for social work are invited to be part of SEVASANGAMA’s volunteer program with necessary documents and permissions.
c) Volunteer Orientation and Registration:Every candidate who wishes to volunteer at SEVASANGAMA needs to undergo Volunteer Orientation (Induction) program for two days. This orients a volunteer on the vision, mission, values, focus, approach and programs of SEVASANGAMA and nature Volunteering program. It becomes a platform for volunteers to understand the programs, clarify queries and choose volunteering fields.
SEVASANGAMA facilitates Volunteer Orientation programs in different academic institutions, corporate offices, and residential areas on a need basis. There is no online orientation program for volunteers. Interested candidates / groups can email or telephone to contact us. Duly filled SEVASANGAMA Volunteer Registration form has to be submitted to office at the end of the Orientation session.