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Centre for Promotion of Voluntarism (VOLACT) (1994)
Objective: Including and encouraging the spirit of voluntarism. It is perhaps the first systematic attempt to promote volunteerism in the country. It envisages inculcating an ethos of service by building up a corps of volunteers from various target segments like Senior Citizens, house wives, professionals and students. (This is great! How does one contact them in Mumbai? Vinay)
VOLACT commenced its
operation in November, 1994, and to date has managed to place
695 volunteers in 110 NGOs. This activity is as yet unfunded but
is being supported by SOSVA's scarce resources because SOSVA is
convinced of the "need" for a project of this kind and more importantly
SOSVA's strategy is not donor drives.
Results: In the first year, 1995, the results obtained in Pune and Mumbai was very encouraging as the table below shows.