Do you have someone who single-handedly recruits, engages and/or manages all volunteers in your organisation? This person could be a staff member or a volunteer who does this entirely on their own. If so, here’s an interesting opportunity that rewards the exceptional work being done by them.
VolCon, India’s largest volunteering conference, has introduced “The Trailblazer Scholarship 2024” award for individuals who are the sole or ONLY volunteer managers in their non-profit organization. The aim of the scholarship is to recognize the impact of individuals who recruit/engage volunteers and champion the cause of volunteering through their work, and to help build their capacities and networks in the space.
VolCon will provide up to 20 scholarships to deserving candidates, which would include:
- Attendance pass for VolCon 2024 (to be held in Bangalore on Feb 29 - Mar 1 2024).* Flight/2AC train/AC bus travel expenses from their home base within India to and from the conference venue (train/bus for journeys upto 12 hours)
- Accommodation during the conference period
This year’s VolCon will be attended by 180+ leaders across corporates, intermediaries and agencies that actively engage volunteers all across India. This is a great opportunity for selected volunteer managers/engagers to participate in 2-days of intense learning through 15+ workshops and panel discussions on a variety of volunteer management topics.
The learning/exposure from the event will not only equip them to upskill their own knowledge and capabilities, but also provide opportunities to your non-profit organization to grow its network, build new CSR relationships, and grow the impact of your volunteering programs.
In order to encourage new people to participate in VolCon, this scholarship will only be available for those individuals and organizations who have NOT attended VolCon previously.
Eligible candidates are invited to submit their application here. If you have a colleague in your organisation who is eligible, do ask them to apply!