Volunteering is fundamental to the inclusive development of any society. It lays the foundation for people to actively build communities and the nation they thrive in. Yet, in modern India, volunteering and its contribution to nation building has received minimal representation. iVolunteer Awards, India’s sole volunteering award, aim to change this with a simple motto –
Celebrate, Reward and Promote Volunteering in India!
Created by India’s largest development organisation focused on volunteering, iVolunteer, these awards are the only Indian awards to nationally celebrate the excellence in individual as well as organisational volunteering.
Inspire by example: Through stories of common people with inspiring stories of nation-building
Identify path-breaking benchmarks of volunteering practices & models across India
Urge Indians to volunteer
The iVolunteer Awards, aiming to popularise volunteering and leadership in India, actively engaged over 600,000 people with an outreach of more than four million people in the year 2017. The previous editions of the awards have been supported by leading media organisations such as Hindustan Times, Zee TV, NDTV, Your Story and The Logical Indian that believe in the power of volunteering and want to be associated with a growing movement that leverages the power of people, professional service and other organisations for transformative community impact. In the previous years, eminent personalities like Ms. Nandita Das, Mr. Abhishek Bachchan, Shri. Vinod Tawde, Mrs. Shikha Sharma and Mrs. Rajshree Birla have joined us in awarding the volunteering heroes.
Held annually since 2012, iVolunteer Awards are, today, the premier national recognition for the exceptional volunteering initiatives by young champions, NGOs, individuals and corporate organisations for their devotion and relentless commitment towards building a better society for all and inspire others by example to come and participate in this developmental transformation. iVolunteer Awards are an initiative of iVolunteer, a social enterprise that has been spearheading the skill-based volunteering movement in India since 2001.
iVolunteer Awards focus on the stories of passionate change makers and engage volunteers, non-profit organisations and corporates across the whole country. Every year, the awards are presented across the following categories:
Volunteer Hero – the flagship category, it recognises Volunteers whose exemplary voluntary contribution inspires others to volunteer.
Youth Champion – recognises Youth of the age group 18-23, whose exemplary voluntary contribution inspires others to volunteer.
Leader in Volunteer Engagement – recognises NGOs engaging volunteers in innovative ways.
Leader in Employee Volunteering – recognises Companies with the best employee volunteering practices.
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iVolunteer Awards Listing on Popular Media, News, CSR and Citizen Channels
- The Tribune, 2020: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/hoshiarpur-youth-honoured-43400
- Dainik Jalte Deep, 2020: https://dainikjaltedeep.com/andu-mayda-honored-with-ivolunteer-awards-2020/
- Global Pro Bono Network, 2020: https://globalprobono.org/ivolunteer-awards-2020/
- Beyond Headlines, 2019: https://beyondheadlines.in/2019/02/in-first-global-summit-ivolunteer-celebrated-honoured-exceptional-volunteering-leadership-in-india/
- Nagrik Dialogue - Dialogue on Development, 2019: https://nagrikdialogue.in/ivolunteer-awards-2019/
- Volunteer Weekly: https://www.volunteerweekly.org/tag/ivolunteer-awards/
- Find Glocal, 2020: http://www.findglocal.com/IN/Mumbai/370797533014910/iVolunteer-Awards
- IndiaCSR, 2018: https://indiacsr.in/sixth-ivolunteer-awards-in-mumbai-on-30-oct/
- DNA (Daily News & Analysis), 2015: https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-a-voice-for-volunteering-2123905
- YourStory, 2014: https://yourstory.com/2014/03/ivolunteer-awards-2013
- Event FAQs, 2013: https://www.eventfaqs.com/news/ef-02895/ivolunteer-awards-celebrates-v-1365630169953
2019 iVolunteer Awards were special as #PointsOfLight (world's largest organisation dedicated to volunteering service) #leaders from 25+ countries spread across five continents joined the ceremony. India's #SocialWarriors at awards, therefore, had an audience of global change makers and opinion leaders.