Vodafone Foundation, part of Vodafone Idea Ltd, India’s leading telecom company, in partnership with the NASSCOM Foundation and VSO, today announced the launch of ‘VIBE’, a unique and holistic mobile based digital solution to inspire volunteering, drive volunteer mobilisation and engagement as well as to diligently manage the output and impact of volunteering efforts. Shri Arun Goel, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India was present during the launch.
Organised volunteering has a significant role to play in India’s overall socio economic development. It creates a win-win proposition for corporates as collective Volunteer engagement with a specific purpose, helps corporates boost productivity, foster team building and retain talent. For the developmental sector, several benefits accrue in the form of enhanced understanding of community needs, access to specialist skills and a committed approach to deliver clear outcomes.
VIBE has been specially developed to scale-up the potential and impact of volunteering such that it serves a greater purpose benefitting communities and causes at large. A comprehensive web based online dashboard, easily accessible via mobile provides a convenient bridge connecting individual volunteers seeking purposeful opportunities, corporates interested in offering their work force for volunteering and developmental sector organisations- NGOs, Trusts, Social Enterprises, seeking the services of such committed volunteers.
Launching VSO-VIBE, Arun Goel, Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, said “Volunteering has a long way to go to solve many critical challenges in our country. A huge resource of talented volunteers makes India suitably poised to tackle its pressing issues. I thank the app developers for coming up a digital interface to create a single platform bringing institutions, NGO and volunteers together. I am certain of path breaking solutions emerging “