Here, at the Global Volunteers Action Network (GVAN), we recognise that each and every one of us has an immense capacity to inspire change. Since the launch of our Volunteer Organisation therefore, we have been committed to our purpose, which is to channel and be driven by the ideas of Community, Collaboration, and Cooperation and work as a catalyst that will ignite positive advancements in our world today.
Given India’s socio-economic status, it is evident that volunteerism is not widespread, since a massive proportion of the population lacks enough socio-economic capital to spare some for volunteerism. India also lacks a strong mandatory volunteerism mechanism in the education system.
We intend to address the problem of the information gap that exists between people who want to volunteer, and organizations who are looking for good quality volunteers.
- To create a space which accommodates and empowers people to contribute towards development through volunteerism worldwide.
- To collaborate with our partners to create interventions and volunteer opportunities which promote and advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
WHAT WE DO?
Our programmes and projects are structured to help build a global culture of volunteerism and to make volunteering accessible to everyone who wishes to chip in and do their bit in changing the shape of the world today.
“The Best way to find yourself is to lose
yourself in the service of others”