The Volunteer Awards 2023
The Volunteer Awards 2023 is an honorary national volunteering award to recognise the exceptional contributions of youth volunteers for their commitment towards promoting volunteerism and addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Volunteer Awards 2023 will recognise 10 inspiring youth for their dedication to motivate and engage volunteers to take up the challenge to change our world. The awardees will receive memento and certificate along with capacity development training, personalized mentorship, funding-assistance, resources, networking and value-based collaboration. During the award ceremony on International Volunteers Day, we will also appreciate 100 passionate youth volunteers for their volunteering efforts in the community.
The Social Hackathon
The Social Hackathon is a platform for youth to ideate, design, execute and lead social initiatives that address injustice in their community through compassion, courage and collaborative leadership. Through this 24 hour hackathon, youth will be guided through a 5-stage journey and provided with resources and community support; including training, 3 month mentorship and initial startup funding of $250 to launch a social change project in their community; along with stories that celebrate their social change journey and impact.
The Volunteers Lab
The Volunteers Lab, is a co-volunteering space for youth to put their Ideas into Action. The youth leadership program enables youth to engage in the community, empowers them to enhance their capacity, and encourages them to create and lead social initiatives that address social issues in their community through compassionate, courageous, and collaborative leadership. Through the lab, we aim to create an inclusive-sustainable-innovative ecosystem for youth in educational institution to create active global citizens; through engaging, enhancing, empowering, enabling and encouraging them to get involved & connected with social initiatives, organisations and communities.
School Renovation Program
School Renovation Program aims to renovate, incubate and empower educational institutions. As a first phase, we choose to beautify the walls and premises of the anganawadis/primary schools/buds schools across different districts in Kerala. It will be followed by entertainment and engagement activities along with knowledge-based awareness campaigns. With this deed, we aim to renovate and revamp 100+ schools with the participation of 10000 + volunteers across all districts of Kerala with a concept to provide an effective learning space for the students.
Volunteer Capacity Development Workshops
An Introductory Workshop on Creating Changemakers is a signature Volunteer Capacity Development and Training session by Captains Social Foundation in collaboration with Peace First, the global incubator of youth-led social change and Good Deeds Day, the global movement of doing good. The workshop aims to empower youth volunteers by supporting them with training, mentorship, leadership, digital tools, community support, resources, funding/fundraising assistance & stories to put their ideas into action!
#EveryIndianVolunteering campaign aims to promote volunteerism and empower youth through Youth Engagement, Community Empowerment and Capacity Development. Our mission is to enable youth to engage in the community, empower them to enhance their capacity, and encourage them to create and lead social initiatives. Being a part of the campaign a youth should engage atleast 8 hours a month for community development initiatives. We are introducing a unique volunteer tracking platform to appreciate, reward and accredit volunteers for their commitment towards creating a just and peaceful world. By 2025, we aim to Encourage, Empower, Enable, Engage and Enhance 2.5 Lakh Youth to Volunteer for Community Development initiatives
Meet The Changemaker
#MeetTheChangemaker is an online interactive session with inspiring personalities to encourage and engage youth to volunteerism. We bring together changemakers to interact, discern, and get motivated to undertake social initiatives to bring sustainable changes in society. We are creating a sustainable community of changemakers through Captians Social Foundation
Volunteer Story Circle
We are creating a community exclusively for youth volunteers to meet, share and work together to promote volunteerism. Through the Volunteer Story Circle, we encourage volunteers to share their volunteer experience stories and get connected with new social organisations & opportunities. This is an open platform for volunteers to share their ideas and discuss on social issues in the community.
District Program Coordinator
We at Captains Social Foundation are looking for District Program Coordinators in all districts of India to engage youth in their community. This is a 6-month internship opportunity for passionate youth to promote volunteerism through Youth Engagement, Community Empowerment and Capacity Development.