India@75 National Volunteering Week

India@75 seeks to promote an ecosystem for structured volunteering in India. The India@75 National Volunteering Week (NVW) is observed from 18 to 24 January every year since 2014 with an objective of providing every Indian an opportunity to engage with nation building exercise by volunteering individually, through community groups / NGOs /Companies etc.

India@75 National Volunteering Grid (NVG) serves as the backbone to enable convergence of stakeholders like Industry, Government and the Civil Society/ Non-Government Organizations to collaborate with cohesion. NVG has two verticals - Count-Me In & Pro bono; Count-Me In engages freelance volunteers who can contribute time and skills for on-ground activities and Pro bono connects skilled corporate volunteers with grassroots non-profits to build their organizational capacity. The India@75 Economic Value Aggregator (EVA) tool helps corporate India estimate the monetized value of their Pro bono initiatives.

Previous Editions of National Volunteering Week

NVW 2014, with the theme ‘Count Me In’ was observed to sensitize, recognize and celebrate volunteerism in India. Through this week India@75 reached out to 29 CII - Young Indian (Yi) chapters; 13000 schools & 6500 colleges; 2, 60, 000 Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) clubs & 3.2 Million National Service Scheme (NSS) students and recorded 3200 hours of volunteering.

In 2015, inspired by the Swachh Bharat vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the overarching theme of volunteering week was ‘Swachh Bharat’ which resonated with the vision elements of India@75. The activities were held across 35 cities and 7525 hours of volunteering were recorded.

NVW 2016, with the theme of ‘I For India’, was about appreciating and understanding the work of individual volunteers across the nation. This week aimed to unite the nation in its spirits, intentions and most importantly in its commitment to engage Indians from all walks of life in celebrating, initiating and expanding the act of service for the common good. The participation increased and 24291 hours of volunteering were recorded during the week.

In NVW 2017, India@75 made inroads to rural India wherein a ‘Mera Gaon Swachh Gaon’ campaign was organized across 1401 villages from 21 states, involving over 2, 00, 000 people. Besides this, activities were also organized across all major Tier I & Tier II cities generating over 2, 50, 000 hours of volunteering.

Through the previous 4 editions of NVW, India@75 reached out to more than 100 Million Indians and recorded more than 3,00,000 hours of volunteering in 75 cities pan India in the nationwide celebration of Volunteering.


To know more about NVW 2018 please click here.


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