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Do you want to be a leader contributing towards the nation’s growth?
Do you believe in volunteerism as a value?
Do you have the potential to build a team of volunteers?
If yes, VFI Volship is for you.

Volship 2021

What is Volship?

Who can apply?

What we look for?

What will you do?

A 6 week volunteering programme where you can design and implement a project plan towards a social cause pertinent to that city. The programme provides you the space to incubate your ideas as well as nurturing you into a better leader. Volship will be simultaneously happening in 10 cities which can potentially become VFI Chapters where you can continue your journey and efforts.

  • Individuals above the age of 18.
  • Student / Working professional within the above age limit.
  • Fluency in English and the regional language of your city of application.
  • Passionate towards volunteerism.
  • Commitment of 6-8 hours for a period of 6 weeks and a potential to further continue association till December 2021.

A confident team leader who:

  • inspires fellow VFI volunteers with their commitment, dedication, and perseverance.
  • is passionate towards volunteerism and specific causes in the community.
  • mandates inclusivity in every action taken as an individual and organization.
  • displays collaborative leadership by being open minded, be open for solutions and communicates with empathy.

Once you have progressed through the selection process, you will be the VFI Interim Chapter Leads of your city. Please note that there will be two leads for each city.
Along with your partner lead from your city, you will

  • Participate in VFI Ideathon to ideate and design the 6 week quantifiable project plan to work on a social cause pertinent to your city.
  • This project will transpire over six weeks between March 29 to May 8.
  • Reach out to and engage with a minimum of 20 volunteers.
  • Implement projects with measurable outcomes.

Selection Process:

Application Phase

Applications for Interim Chapter Leads open in 12 cities.

Application for Interim Chapter Leads closes.

FEB 28 - MARCH 14
Interview with selected applicants.

Announcement of 20 candidates selected as Interim Chapter Leads.

Orientation & Ideathon Phase

MARCH 18 & 19
Orientation & Induction session for Interim Chapter Leads.

MARCH 20 & 21
First Volunteer for India- IDEATHON 2021.

Submission of 6 Week Project proposals.

Implementation Phase

MARCH 29 - MAY 8
Commencement of Initiation Projects which will continue for the next six weeks, in 10 cities.

Completion of 6 week Initiation Projects.

Continuity Phase

Applications are invited from Interim Chapter Leads for setting up Volunteer for India Chapters in their respective cities as Chapter Leads.

MAY 15
Announcement of Volunteer for India Chapters that have been approved.

MAY - DEC 2021

Detailed Selection Process

Phase A : Application Phase

  • Application Form– Your application form will help us understand more about you and your motive towards volunteerism and VFI
  • Virtual Interview – After the successful selection of your application, you will be interviewed by a panel of VFI coordinators. Two candidates from top 10 of the 12 cities will be selected for the programme as VFI Interim Chapter Leads.

Phase B : Orientation & Ideathon Phase
The Interim Chapter Leads are officially welcomed into the VFI Family of volunteers through a series of formal and informal sessions that includes

  • Virtual Orientation & Induction into VFI
  • A virtual VFI Ideathon where applicants are guided to build together an idea as a team of two, towards a social cause in their base city.
    At the end of this phase, you will submit the implementation plan for the next 6 weeks.

Phase C : Implementation Phase

  • The plan generated during the Ideathon will be implemented in the next six weeks.
  • You should work with a minimum of 20 volunteers during this phase.
  • A Grant of 5000 INR per city will be provided to support through this implementation phase.

Continuity Phase : VFI Chapters

  • Interim Chapter Leads who are interested in continuing their journey are invited to apply for setting up Volunteer for India Chapters in their respective cities.
  • Your six week project will be evaluated by experts on the aspects of leadership, quantifiable output and engagement of at least the minimum number of volunteers as promised.
  • Chapters are selected based on the applications received and the evaluation of six week initiation project.
  • Selected Interim Chapter Leads get promoted as Chapter Leads of their particular city to take the VFI movement forward in their city as an official VFI Chapter.
Applications for Volship 2021 are open in the cities listed below. Two VFI Interim Chapter Leads each will be selected from ten of these twelve cities to proceed for the initiation project spanning over 6 weeks.

VFI Leadership Journey and what we get :

VFI journey is an opportunity to give back to the society we grew up in. Additionally, you will get to:

  • Gain leadership opportunities and mentoring to become a strong leader.
  • Connect with inspiring social entrepreneurs and interact with social leaders.
  • Be one of the first members of a Pan Indian Volunteer Movement.
  • Have a dedicated mentor team to guide and support you through the process.
  • Have an opportunity to meet, experience and work with other prominent stakeholders in the volunteer network and get access to associative resources.
  • Interact and learn from other Leads in Cross City Virtual Camps, giving you a chance to explore and implement nation-wide solutions to pan Indian issues.

VFI Chapter – An Introduction

VFI Chapters are city based VFI branches which promote and contribute towards organizational vision and mission at city level.

  • Each Chapter can focus on its own social causes based on the needs of their city.
  • Each Chapter will have its own set of leadership team and volunteers who will be recruited and groomed by the Chapter Leads


  1. I do not have prior volunteer experience , can I apply?
    Yes , Volship has both the elements of leadership and volunteerism. If you are passionate towards volunteerism and have identified a leader in you, this journey is for you.
  2. Can an individual apply for the project?
    Each city will have two Interim chapter leads working on a project. Hence you can apply as an individual. You will be paired up with another leader through the process.
  3. Can we apply as two members for the project ?
    No, both the members will need to apply as separate applicants.
  4. Can I apply if I already have a job?
    Yes, an individual who is between the age of 18-25 and already have a job/studying can apply.
  5. Do you have an upper or lower age limit?
    Yes, applicants must be between 18 to 25 years of age.
  6. What is the overall selection process?
    An online application submission followed by a virtual interview will be the overall selection process for Interim Chapter Leads.
  7. I am a fresher to volunteering, will I be given training?
    We have a detailed induction and orientation process to the VFI volunteering journey. Then you have a Volunteer Ideathon where you will ideate your 6 week plan with assistance from experts. There will also be mentors and VFI national team to support you through the journey.
  8. Will it be just the two of us leading the journey? Will there be additional support?
    Yes, the two Interim Chapter Leads be leading the 6 week project in your city. Please note that you will be creating a team of volunteers under you to support and enable through the 6 weeks. Also, you will be continuously supported by the national support team.
  9. I am not from any of these 12 cities. Will I be eligible to apply?
    Volship 2.0 is already planned for the next set of cities. Watch this space for more updates.
  10. Will I be paid stipend for this project?
    Volunteers work for the 7 figures P-A-S-S-I-O-N.
    No, you are not paid stipend for this project but you are provided with 5000 INR for the project expenses per city.
  11. What is Ideathon?
    This is a virtual event where the Interim Chapter Leads build together an idea as a team of two towards a social cause they are inclined towards in their base city. This idea needs to be implemented in the next six weeks.
  12. Will there be support during Ideathon?
    Yes, there will be experts guiding you through the process. Also there will be cross sharing & ideating across different city projects.
  13. Can I fundraise apart from the 5000 INR Grant for the project?
    Yes, you can fundraise money apart from the grant amount using VFI modes and account. Once selected, our administrative teams will help you with the process.
  14. How is Interim Chapter Lead different from Chapter Lead?
    An Interim Chapter Lead will be implementing the six week project in their city. Based on the performances of the 6 week project, selected Interim Chapter Leads will transform into Chapter Leads and continue their journey and their city will be announced as VFI CHAPTERS.
  15. What is a VFI Chapter?
    VFI Chapters are city based VFI branches which promote and contribute towards organization vision and mission at the city level.
  16. Will all 10 cities get converted as VFI CHAPTERS?
    A conversion of a city into VFI CHAPTER depends totally on the performance of the 6 week project of that city. There are chances of all 10 cities getting converted as VFI Chapters and chances of no city getting converted too.
  17. How will a 6 week project be evaluated?
    The six week projects will be evaluated by experts on the aspects of leadership, quantifiable output, minimum number of volunteers as promised, delegation of authority and collaboration.
  18. What will be the journey after six weeks?
    Potential Interim chapter leads turn into Chapter leads and lead the VFI journey in their city for the next set of volunteer projects for a minimum period of 6 months.
  19. What happens after six months of leadership?
    Volunteerism is a continuous journey. The vision of the organization is “Volunteerism as a National Value”. We move as a VFI family towards this national level vision.
  20. What if both the Interim Chapter Leads are not able to continue the journey after six weeks?
    Your commitment plays a huge role in conversion of your city as a VFI Chapter. In that case your city will not translate into a VFI Chapter city. (Please note VFI Chapter formation is subject to your 6 week project performance)
  21. What if one of the Interim Chapter Leads wishes to apply for the journey forward post the 6 weeks?
    A team is as good as the leads. Yes, a single Interim Chapter Lead with a strong administrative team of volunteers under them can translate into a VFI Chapter to continue.

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