Thirty-three changemakers from across India came together in February 2020 for a four-day immersive workshop to lay the foundations of India’s first national youth volunteer network, Volunteer for India. Driven by the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, it was implemented by a grant through Transformational Sports in partnership with Katradi.
For the remainder of 2020, the founding members worked on pressing social issues involving young volunteers across India, completing 26 projects across 16 States of India while enabling 1600+ young students to start their volunteering journey.
In 2021, Volunteer for India started its journey as a registered non-profit organisation, under the vision and leadership of two of its Founding Members. VFI aims to strive forward on the path towards creating an ecosystem of inclusiveness and collaboration, promoting a culture of volunteerism and ultimately creating sustainable, positive and impactful changes across the country.
The Founding Members of Volunteer for India Project initiated by the US Consulate General in Chennai.
The 33 Founding Members of Volunteer for India initiated 26 different projects across India from March 2020 to September 2020 through which over 1600 individuals started their Volunteering journey.