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iVolunteer Awards

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:

  1. Volunteer Herothe flagship category, it recognises Volunteers whose exemplary voluntary contribution inspires others to volunteer.

  2. Youth Championrecognises Youth of the age group 18-23, whose exemplary voluntary contribution inspires others to volunteer.

  3. Leader in Volunteer Engagement recognizes NGOs engaging volunteers in innovative ways.

  4. Leader in Employee Volunteeringrecognizes Companies with the best employee volunteering practices.

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Rewards & recognition for volunteering

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.

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Volunteer Management Workshop for NGOs

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We are committed to building capacity of our partners to better engage volunteers for maximum impact. This form has been designed to understand your volunteering requirements and your interest to attend a volunteer management or capacity building workshop.


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