Finalist

Amit Kumar


Amit Kumar volunteers to learn about compassion, cooperation and about himself. In helping others, he is reminded that we are all in this together and we all need to remember to support and uplift each other. He began his career in social sector 6 years ago and with his team established two major projects in Begusarai, Bihar… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Andu Maida


Andu Maida is a powerful example of women empowerment. Hailing from a remote, orthodox village in Rajasthan, she couldn’t pursue her studies due to domestic reasons. As a volunteer of Team Balika; a non profitable NGO, Andu is firmly determined to provide education to the girls of her area. She  has enrolled 45 girl students… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Arup Kumar


Arup used his savings to start Puncha Nabadisha Model School, a school for the children from the Sabari tribe. It started with 20 children and today, the school offers education to 112 tribal children and provides them with clothes, toiletries and a decent meal. The impact of his school is not only the education of these children but also reduction of crime… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Harish Ananth


Harish believes that “Volunteering is not a choice, it is a responsibility”. He nationally coordinates Bhumi’s Nakshatra talent development program, a platform for thousands of lesser privileged children to exhibit their talent. As a project lead, he has organized and helped with various programs like art and literary events,… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Kannan Gnanasambandham


Kannan Gnanasambandham, a school relationship manager and a school volunteer for GHSS, Kalapatti, Coimbatore. Social work being in blood she wants to transform a government school into a model school. A model school functions as an integrated unit leading to holistic, professional and sustainable development for students… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Margam Rajesh


Margam is in charge of Anaadha Vidyarthi Griha, which is a home for orphaned children. He takes care of all their needs which includes their food, medical, free admissions, monitoring studies and results. Since 1992, he has put in the effort to build a permanent shelter for the students and constructed a permanent building in 2014… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Shaik Meera


Shaik Meera, an N.S.S programme officer at GIET School of Pharmacy has conducted several regular, special camps and Health-related rallies in college premises and adopted village of GSP. They have conducted several community development campaigns and have worked to spread awareness about water conservation,… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Sreenivasa Prasad Rao Sarvaraju


Sreenivasa Prasad Rao Sarvaraju, the founder president of Amma Social Welfare Organization for 11 years whose leadership quality and skills has immensely helped ASWA to grow. His motivation skills has attracted many people to volunteer. Sreenivasa also provides leadership in projects like intervention government schools… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Adrika Goyal


Adrika Goyal is a student who recognizes that her duty is to serve humanity, which is why she chooses to volunteer. She regularly inspires, spreads awareness and teaches young girls self defence by showing them techniques, tips and tricks through numerous rallies, road shows and school assemblies, thus, empowering and motivating them… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Hema Chander


Hema Chander, a private weather blogger who runs Tamilnaduweatherreport Facebook page and WhatsApp group along with other social media like Instagram and WordPress. He has the trust of the delta farmers of Tamil Nadu, who plan their agriculture work according to Hema’s Schedule and forecast. He provides long-range and medium-range forecast… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Jhankhana Joshi


Jhankhana started Vishawashala as a permanent project in 2017. She, along with her team provides basic education for slum children. These children do not have access to primary education due to economic situations. A research project has also been initiated to study their behavioral characteristics and ways to improve their life knowing their mental conditions… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Namrata Sivakumar


Namrata, as part of Toybank’s Play Sessions was in charge of revamping the activities in their Anger Management and Habit Formation modules. She believes that the activities are not only for children, but for adults as well who struggle with negative emotions. It enabled her to channel her own emotions in productive ways and also put into practice her academic knowledge… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Rahul Dhiman


Rahul Dhiman, started his journey as a volunteer 3 years ago. In January 2018 he founded his own NGO named “Careness and Awareness Welfare Society” in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. During the General Elections 2019, he was considered as the representative of his NGO… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Shishir Aravindan


Shishir Aravindan worked in the communications team where he helped curate artwork, poems, short stories and more for their annual magazine. He was the key designer for this magazine, in charge of the structure, layout, and format for it. Additionally, he also helped… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Shivani Choyal


Shivani volunteers as a girl child educator. Her mother, who is a teacher, would share stories  about how girls are unable to access school even when there is a provision of free primary education in public schools which motivated her to undertake volunteering activities with Educate… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Siva Shankar Chukkala


Siva Shankar Chukkala, Volunteer in “NSS UNIT – GIET SCHOOL OF PHARMACY ” created awareness about water conservation, Aids, swatchh bharat, cancer Awareness, voting and EVM, Women empowerment, Poshan Abhiyan and vigilance Awareness, etc. by giving… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Vidur Dhabaria


Vidur, in association with Vivekananda Youth Forum volunteers at Project Sandhyalaya which provides formal education and vocational training to 100 children from the slums of Juhu, Mumbai. His responsibilities included allocating volunteers to children grade wise, … Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Vinayak M Jogarishettar


Vinayak M Jogarishettar, DaanUtsav Coordinator has organized various events for 3 years such as Midnight tea party with security guards of Hubballi Dharwad city, audiobook recording for blind children and many more. Throughout his journey, he has realized the real value… Click on the above image to read more

Finalist

Internity Foundation


The aim of Internity Foundation is to “Make People Creators” not users. They create an ecosystem of research, technology, and entrepreneurship in Indian Engineering Colleges. Volunteers take various roles and responsibilities such as Hackathon planning, sponsorship generation, and many others.

Internity with the support of 56 volunteers organized a thirty-hour technology startup ‘Starternity Hacks’ with the theme “Agrim Bharat” on 9th and 10th November 2019. The objective of this hackathon was to provide a platform for grassroots innovation evolving in Tier 2 and 3 cities with 250+ participants.

The second program is ‘Internity Summer Internship 2019’ where the volunteers coached students in a particular field. Their objective was to establish collaborative work methodology and bring like-minded people together. The volunteers evaluated the student’s tasks and broadened their thinking. They were introduced to aspects of tech communities and taught to write blogs which made them fully prepared to work in the industry. 25 volunteers were engaged with this program after proper selection criteria.

Finalist

Learning Links Foundation


Learning Links works in the field of education. In this foundation volunteers act as the binding force between the communities and the organisation. Their program ‘Girl Power’ fosters the spirit of learning and the sustainability that surrounds it in the lives of their students. Volunteers were engaged to teach the girl children about improving their health and hygiene, how to defend and protect themselves, empowering them with ICT skills, self-defense, sports coaching and guiding them with various career paths in the respective fields.

They also have ‘Skills for Future Program’ where, students got the chance to be mentored one on one for every aspect of their innovator to entrepreneur journey.They got to know about business development, design, patenting, pitching, customer centric approach to products and a lot more from the volunteers involved. Volunteers also engaged the students in the ‘One Million Saplings’ project, which not only led to plantation but also awareness about the environment.

Finalist

PotHoleRaja


PotHoleRaja was established with an aim to make India pothole-free. They work by identifying/having the pothole reported, getting it fixed and also raising funds for the same. Volunteers are provided with safety instructions, road safety-related tools and also a demo before the start of the activity. The team always engages with the volunteers during the activity to provide constant assistance and motivation. Volunteers are made aware of road safety and it also inculcates in them the feeling of responsibility and accountability towards public property.

Finalist

Project Mumbai


Project Mumbai is an award-winning initiative to create a collaboration between the citizens, the local administration and businesses to create a healthy and safe environment. Project Mumbai strongly believes that a society can grow, get nurtured, and become mature if people feel a sense of ownership towards the place and community they are a part of and hence with effective communication and leadership, flexible volunteering hours, constant motivation and providing honorariums, they were able to mobilize thousands of volunteers for their various volunteering initiatives which included beach cleanups, plastic collection and recycling drive, and water conservation awareness programs.

Finalist

Saturday Art Class


Saturday Art Class is a school-based intervention working to fill the void of social-emotional learning and art education in government and affordable private schools. Their mission is to build life skills in children from low-income communities, through art, by complementing the formal education system. They work to equip children with the right tools and to respond positively to difficult situations through a medium that knows no bounds and requires no language or background i.e. Art. Their volunteers come from all walks of life and are selected after an elaborate selection process and provided with proper training and logistical assistance.

Finalist

Team Everest


Team Everest was established with an objective to provide quality education to children who could not afford it. They work with 40,000+ children every year and volunteers play a key role in operating these activities. They firmly believe that every person has something to give back to society. Team Everest’s role is to tap that kindness in individuals and channelize it towards the welfare of society. Their major initiatives include ‘Speak Out’ wherein students from underprivileged backgrounds are assigned volunteers who talk to them on phones to teach English and improve their communication skills, ‘Digital Literacy Program’ where they train students on digital and computer literacy, etc. They also collaborate with big organizations for Corporate Volunteering Programs and help transform schools and the lives of children.

Finalist

Udayan Care


Udayan Care’s vision is “Making young lives shine.” They accomplish this using multiple programs. The Mentor Parent Programme engages volunteers to be a mentor parent to a child at their home where the volunteer does everything from guiding the children to running the home smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers are are special because Udayan celebrate selfless individuals who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism and devote to a cause bigger than themselves.

Their other programme is Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme – Mentors and Mentor Didis. A senior mentor provides academic as well as career guidance to enhance the mentee’s professional performance and development while the mentor didi is a peer guide who understands what the fellow goes through in school and college, the pressures and concerns of her age and helps them deal with it.

Finalist

Way For Life


Way For Life was founded and established by students with a clear vision to facilitate and deliver quality education and infrastructure enhancement of schools. Their motive is to build a strong volunteering community as they believe that the strength of volunteers can build anything and everything for good. They have a diverse pool of volunteers who work tirelessly to help underfunded schools by raising funds, bringing in raw material, managing the activity and also providing professional inputs to the school teachers. Volunteers are given proper orientation and also provided with certain allowances. Till date, they have worked with more than 30 corporates to help transform schools.

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering product service across personal and corporate banking. Barclays focuses on delivering innovative and impactful volunteer experiences for their employees with skill-based opportunities that are focused on employability and livelihood. Hence, Barclays closely aligns with shape of their business footprints. The organization encourages its employees to make a deep impact in the community where they operate. Their flagship projects include Connect with Work and Unreasonable Impact. More than 50% of our employees have volunteered their time and skills with the Connect with Work beneficiaries. To date,their program has provided work – readiness skills to more than 400,000 young people.

A fundamental to the success of Barclays Citizenship Programme is engaging its maximum employees. They believe Citizenship is the primary driver of employee engagement at any organization and that makes employees proud to work at Barclays Bank.

Website: home.barclays/#

Twitter: twitter.com/Barclays

Brillio Technologies

Brillio, a global technology consulting and business solutions company, works with the theme of “Bringing Smiles” for their global CSR initiative which has impacted 36,910 young minds with employee volunteering hours clocking over 25,810. Fostering career development and STEM skills with underserved people in Costa Rica, India, and the United States, Brillio aims at empowering the underprivileged children through STEM education and have a five-year roadmap for the sustainable development of 100,000 children. Their mantra is “Think Sustainable – Act Responsible.”

Their major effort is to bridge the gap between accessibility and quality of education in rural India. ‘Brillians’ , as employee volunteers proudly call themselves , engage in the teaching during work hours and leisure hours, ensuring their bit to volunteering. Around 900 employees contributed 8438 hours towards various projects. The beneficiary schools have observed a remarkable improvement in their students’ English speaking skills. Another initiative taken by Brillio is of audiobook recordings, done by employees for visually challenged children. The contributions of Brillio extend beyond their organization by encouraging the families to contribute to their activities through e-teaching and audiobook recording.

Website: brillio.com/

Facebook: facebook.com/brilliobringingsmiles/

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/showcase/brillio-bringing-smiles

Cisco

Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. They carry out volunteering programs in association with NGO partners. Currently, 70+ NGOs are empaneled with Cisco, all of which have been nominated by a passionate employee. They provide multiple opportunities for our employees to volunteer, while being mindful of the position and responsibility we hold to inspire the community around us to Give Back as well. Over the years, they have engaged in platforms such as Partnership with Citizen Communities, Connect 2019 – Ecosystem enablement.

Cisco works in a variety of fields which work on mentoring programs, provisions of grants, creating long term projects as well as “Bridge Awards” which are a rewards and recognition program for their volunteers.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/cisco/

Edelweiss

Edelweiss Broking Limited is an Indian Financial services company based in Mumbai, India. EdelGive, founded in 2008, is the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss that identifies, designs and implements volunteering programmes for Edelweiss employees.

During Daan Utsav, they have conducted multiple projects including Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, Seva Sandwich, Awareness Campaigns, Book, Food, Clothing and Financial donation drives across various cities. They also participated in the Patna Flood Relief Drive. In their Fullfill – A – Wish Campaign, employees were secret santa for the children from disadvantaged backgrounds and interacted with the communities. As a part of this campaign they conducted the projects Seva Burger, Water-Bottle and Tiffin-Box Collection and Distribution Drive and Metal Plate and Glass Donation for Learning Space Foundation (LSF).

Website: edelweissfin.com

Facebook: facebook.com/EdelGiveFoundation

Twitter: twitter.com/EdelGive?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Instagram: instagram.com/edelgive_foundation

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/edelgive-foundation

Hinduja Global Solution

Hinduja Global Solutions is a global leader in business process management (BPM) and optimizing the customer experience lifecycle. Their employee volunteering program “Work to Give” gets its name from their CSR philosophy “Work To Give For A Better Tomorrow.”

The Team up to Clean up campaign arose from the need to create cleaner public spaces in the cities we live in which was conducted in partnership with the Environmentalist Foundation of India. A total of 330 volunteers from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai in India participated in the campaign. A team of 145 employees from the city of Kingston in Jamaica and 170 employees from IIoilo – Philippines also volunteered for the campaign. Their program Enabling Holistic Education was undertaken to ensure health and nutrition among children, provide remedial education, undertake infrastructural reforms, promote sports and enable technology facilitated learning. Over 3,380 volunteers from across 23 locations in India, Jamaica and the Philippines have participated this year to enable holistic education reaching over 11,500 school children.

Website: teamhgs.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/hinduja-global-solutions-inc–/?originalSubdomain=in

Instagram: instagram.com/lifeathgs

Twitter: twitter.com/LifeAtHGS

Facebook: facebook.com/HindujaGlobalSolutions

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Pvt. Ltd

Mercedes-Benz R&D India (MBRDI), headquartered in Bengaluru was founded in 1996 as a captive unit to support Daimler’s research, IT and product development activities.It is now one of the largest centers outside Germany,and has established itself as a valuable centre. Employee volunteering is an integral part of all CSR initiatives at MBRDI. They strategically select and plan all their CSR initiatives such that employee volunteering can be a part of the project. 2018 – 19 saw close to 3000 people participate. There has also been a strong increase in leadership participation.

Their program MobileKids is a road safety awareness program implemented at 100 schools, 90 in Bangalore and 10 in Pune. Mobilekids uses age appropriate and engaging activities for children in class 4,5 and 6 to impart important road safety messages for children. Budgets were allocated to each school and infrastructure fix activities were completed around the 20 schools. 400 employees participated and engaged the students from the respective schools and successfully fixed approximately 400 potholes and 350 road signs.

Website: mbrdi.co.in

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/mercedes-benz-research-and-development-india

RBL Bank

RBL Bank is one of India’s fastest growing private sector banks with an expanding presence across the country. The Bank offers specialized services under six business verticals. It currently services over 7.3 million customers through a network 1,600 Offices in 28 Indian States and Union Territories. They are vastly engaged in skilled, hands on, awareness and fundraising campaigns which are further enhanced by study of recent trends and research as well as technology, which helps them organize micro-volunteering for remote locations.

UMEED 1000 Cyclothon 2019 for Girl Child Education is a flagship program under volunteering at RBL. Estimating a total of 509 employees who directly volunteered and contributed towards the cyclothon, clocking in a total of 7112 volunteering hours out of the 15,000 approx. volunteering hours put in by RBL Bank employees by the end of 2019. Around 3000+ employees directly and indirectly participated in various avenues on fundraising, using offline and online means to reach out. The impact of this project included an advisory council of eminent alumni, constituted for the governance of Udbhav School. Today the school educates 900 underprivileged children, 68% of them are girl students. The trust is in the process of taking over a second school. Several IIMA alumni and their families regularly engage with the students.

Website: rblbank.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/rbl-bank

Twitter: twitter.com/rblbank

Instagram: instagram.com/rbl_bank

Facebook: facebook.com/TheRBLBank

Tata Power Company Pvt Ltd

Tata Power is a pioneer credited with steering the energy sector on technology, process and platform. The company has an inhouse online volunteering portal – Arpan where employees can check upcoming volunteering events and register themselves in the portal and participate. They have a structured process of identifying, designing and implementing volunteering initiatives.

The four flagship initiatives- Shiksha Saarthi(mentoring of school and college students), Greenolution (promoting environment friendly practices), Tree Mittra (afforestation), Good Health & Sanitation and Adhikaar (financial inclusivity for marginalized) are the key programs undertaken across all locations of Tata Power. The company celebrates the spirit of employee volunteering by recognizing and rewarding locations and Volunteer Champions on a regular basis. This year 2500+ employees participated across various programs and contributed a total of 28,090 volunteering hours.

Website: tatapower.com

Twitter: twitter.com/TataPower

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/tata-power

Instagram: instagram.com/tatapowercompanyltd

Facebook: facebook.com/tatapower

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. They have a robust, multi-step Project Planning & Delivery Model in place which they follow after identifying new volunteering initiatives. Employees are encouraged to volunteer and are rewarded with certificates.

In 2019, their programmes ‘TCS Maitree ACTC (Advance Computer Training Centre)’ and ‘TCS Maitree Swacchata Hi Seva (SHS)’ had engaged more than 3 lakh volunteers and impacted the lives of 250+ visually impaired persons by training and making them employable.  Under TCS IT Employability 850+ volunteers have contributed 45,900 hours of their personal time over the past 6 years and raised the employability rate of rural underprivileged engineering and science undergraduate students from socially, economically and geographically disadvantaged communities which covered 3 modules; Business Skills, General Aptitude & Reasoning and Technical skills involving programming languages like C/C++ thereby promoting inclusive growth.

Website: tcs.com