April 29, 2016


Volunteer Hero

Volunteer Hero 2012 - C. Kartheeban

Kartheeban founded Team Everest an NGO that focuses on promoting volunteerism and making a difference in the field of Education. To spread the word about Team Everest and encourage volunteerism he initiated the Contest for Change campaign which consisted of a photography a drawing and a short movie contest. Today his reach via Team Everest has spread far and wide with a Delhi charter slated to start soon.

Volunteer Hero 2013 - Selva Ganapathy

Selva Ganapathy was awarded the title of  Volunteer Hero 2013. Selva Ganapathy, a Chennai based volunteer with AID India. He has been volunteering with AID INDIA for the past ten years and has mobilized more than 10,000 volunteers across the country and raised funds of more than INR 1 crore.

Volunteer Hero 2014 - Pushpa Sagar

She belongs to a poor family of a small village in Rajasthan where girls are not allowed to go to school. She is among the few women in her village to have completed her education and found a job. She feels that each and every girl of her village needs to be independent. She joined Educate Girls as Volunteer (Team Balika) in the year 2011 and has visited each and every household her village to make parents and children aware of the value education can provide. 

Volunteer Hero 2015- Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar is currently working as a consultant with Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai. He felt compelled to help underprivileged cancer patients and with the support of friends and family, he has reached out to thousands of cancer patients. He volunteer because he dont want anyone to fight cancer alone.

Youth Champion

Youth Champion 2015 - Rishi Banshiwal

Rishi Banshiwal is an enthusiastic learner and believes in leadership philosophies. His volunteering experience started as a coordinator in a non-profit organization. Rishi quotes, “Volunteering has made him learn human skills – like patience, perseverance, never give up attitude, relentless work and efforts”.

Leader In Volunteer Engagement

Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2012 - MAD

Over the last 6 years, MAD as an organization has been able to reach out to over 6000 children and make a significant impact in their lives and the larger community at very minimal cost because of the dedication, hard work, determination and commitment of a young 2000 strong volunteer base.

Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2013 - Bhumi

Bhumi, a Chennai based NGO was awarded the title of  Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2013. Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. They work with children in orphanages, slum and village community centres; educating and mentoring them for a better future, for both themselves and our country.

Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2014 - Indiability
Indiability Foundation was awarded the title of  Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2014.  Indiability Foundation is a non-profit organization, working to improve the ordinary lives, Opportunities, and human rights of people with physical disabilities in India.   Indiability delivers a variety of projects to youth and people living in the harsh, Thar Desert region of Western Rajasthan. Our aim is to promote the value of education, health, and gender, to enhance the social inclusion of disabled citizens into mainstream communities.
Leader in Volunteer Engagement 2015 - Educate Girls

Established in 2007, Educate Girls is holistically tackling issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India's education system. 
Educate Girls mobilizes communities to take a stand against gender disparity, working directly with governments, schools, parents, village leaders, and Team Balika to ensure access to quality education.

Leader In Employee Volunteering

Leader In Employee Volunteering 2013 - Intel India

Intel India was awarded the title of Leader in Employee Volunteering 2013. They created a unique employee volunteering model, where, in line with its core strengths it undertook a number of volunteering tasks, engaging a huge number of its employees in skill based volunteering. Intel as an organsiation was invloved in 89 different projects in 2013 and engaged over 2600 of their employees.

Leader In Volunteer Engagement 2014 - Cummins India

Cummins India Limited was awarded the title of Leader in Employee Volunteering 2013. They created a unique employee volunteering model, where, in line with its core strengths it undertook the task of upgrading ITI Phaltan, engaging more than 25% of its employees in skill based volunteering. Along with other community projects undertaken, 600 out of a total 800 employees of Cummins India volunteered in 2013.

Leader in Employee Volunteering 2015 - Cognizant

The iVolunteer Awards for Leader in Employee Volunteering 2015 is "Cognizant." They have been successful to encourage and enabled employee volunteering, from January 2015 – December 2015. Over the 12 months they have shown excellence not only in extent of employee engagement but also in support by the Company towards volunteering.