Category Archives: Virtual Volunteering

Free Medical camp @ manavparivar

Good Evening friends

Today is festival evening. It is Utarayan evening. Everyone is in mood of kite flying. People are on top of their house. At my office also, we change the working time and call everyone two hour early, so they can go home two hours early and can fly kites with family.

 

I was at matar this Sunday. It was second Sunday. Manav Parivar was having free medical camp. This time they were having more than 9000 patients. I was talking with the management team over their. They told me that they are having patients from all over India. He told me they have patients form Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Haryana etc. I think this include major states of India. They also told me that they are having patients from outside India. Their patients came from USA, UK, Australia, Italy, Kenya etc.

 

I was talking with few patients and asking them do they have get any benefits in their problem and I was so surprise to know that they all says me that YES. I ask them what they have to say about the system? Everyone said that manav parivar was having such a nice system, it was so easy at the same time it was so simple. I really surprise.

 

I have taken pictures of the camp and I am going to publish here in next post. They are going to have next free medical camp on January 25, 2009.  

Volunteering is my need-not others!

Good Evening friends,

After giving my free service and volunteering at manav parivar, life back to routine again. I was analyzing my self. The way I did volunteering at matar and the way I treat people over there. So, I was just reviewing my actions and reactions. I also try to understand other people who were doing seva and charity over there. I not mean to say I was noticing others. I strongly believe being volunteer I am not suppose to view what others are doing, I just have to notice what I am doing and how I am doing.

 

I like to share something thoughts which I have. Does doing seva or charity is my need or need for someone else? I am doing seva for my self or others? If I put the same thought in different words than does doing volunteering is helping me or others? I try to get answer of this question and I found something very interesting. I found that volunteering and charity is MY need not others. If I want to do volunteering than that volunteering is my need, my requirement and I am doing that to make my self happy. Not others.

 

We continue our talk on this in next post. 

Free Medical Camp at Manavparivar-matar-Kheda

 

Good Morning friends,

December 28 was fourth Sunday of the month. Manav Parivar was having its schedule medical camp. I talked before that Manav Parivar organizes free medical camp at matar, kheda, Gujarat, India every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Yesterday was fourth Sunday, so they were having free medical camp there.

 

I reached at free medical camp site at 11-45 pm. We show more than 700 patients were waiting outside the gate. After getting in and going to my room, I reach to kitchen. Kitchen was ON and free food which they have to deliver to the patients Sunday morning around 7-00 am was getting ready. I take my chance to help them out and give my volunteering service in kitchen. I take few picture in my mobile, I like to share that here.

 

Look at the picture above. 5  pictures are of kitchen and were taken at midnight. Last picture is of Holy Tree at free medical camp site of manav parivar, matar, kheda.

10 tips on Volunteering Wisely-3

We are talking tips on Volunteering Wisely. We already talked 4 tips in our previous post. Today we will talk another 3 tips and understand how to have volunteering wisely.

 

(5) Don’t over-commit your schedule.

(6) Nonprofits may have questions, too.

(7) Consider volunteering as a family.

 

 

(5) Don’t over-commit your schedule.

Make sure the volunteer hours you want to give fit into your hectic life, so that you don’t frustrate your family, exhaust yourself, shortchange the organization you’re trying to help or neglect your job. Do you want a long-term assignment or something temporary? If you are unsure about your availability, or want to see how the work suits you before making an extensive commitment, see whether the organization will start you out on a limited number of hours until you get the feel of things. Better to start out slowly than to commit yourself to a schedule you can’t or don’t want to fulfill.

 

(6) Nonprofits may have questions, too.

While most nonprofits are eager to find volunteer help, they have to be careful when accepting the services you offer. If you contact an organization with an offer to volunteer your time, you may be asked to come in for an interview, fill out a volunteer application, or describe your qualifications and your background just as you would at an interview for a paying job. It is in the organization’s interest and more beneficial to the people it serves to make certain you have the skills needed, that you are truly committed to doing the work, and that your interests match those of the nonprofit. Furthermore, in volunteer work involving children or other at-risk populations, there are legal ramifications for the organization to consider.

 

(7) Consider volunteering as a family.

Think about looking for a volunteer opportunity suitable for parents and children to do together, or for a husband and wife to take on as a team. When a family volunteers to work together at a nonprofit organization, the experience can bring them closer together, teach young children the value of giving their time and effort, introduce everyone in the family to skills and experiences never before encountered, and give the entire family a shared experience as a wonderful family memory.

 

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Virtual Volunteering

Good Morning friends,

If we keep our self busy, we never come to know how fast time is running out of our hand. I talk with you all in last post to write on manav parivar’s medical camp. My schedules not allowed me to write it. We are close to IInd Sunday of October. Day after tomorrow we will have medical camp.

 

I was reading different article on volunteering and volunteers. Virtual Volunteering I found interest term and I read more on that. Virtual volunteering is a term describing a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, offsite from the organization being assisted, using the Internet and a home, school, telecenter or work computer.

 

Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, cyber service, telementoring, and teletutoring, and various other names. Virtual volunteering is similar to telecommuting, except that, instead of online employees who are paid, these are online volunteers who are not paid.

More on virtual volunteering in next post.