17 Jun Volunteer Den – Sowmyasree
I was looking for volunteering opportunities in Chennai and decided to register with Bhumi.
I can’t quite place when and how I came to know about Bhumi. As this organization is really a household name. The company I work in participated in Bhumi’s Joy to the world Program, a couple of my friends have volunteered with Bhumi in the past, all this gave me a better understanding of the good work Bhumi has been continually doing over the years. Need I say more?
What inspired you to be a part of Hi5? How do you feel having been chosen as the Project Coordinator?
What inspired me to be a part of Hi5? Hmm. The idea of planning a weeklong event across the country, getting a huge volunteer base, planning the nitty-gritties of the event, sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Besides, some people may not find the time to volunteer on a regular basis. Providing a volunteering platform to such people seems like a good idea. It also gives a better perspective to people who are unsure of what volunteering cause appeals to them the most.
“With great power, comes great responsibility”
That’s how I feel, being chosen as the Project Co-coordinator. This would be my first big leadership role and I’m both excited and anxious!!
Tell us about your life before Bhumi. (Specially, other volunteering experiences, if any)
As I had mentioned earlier, I was looking for volunteering opportunities in Chennai and I signed up with Bhumi. I had a good six months before I was called for the orientation and I tried my hand at volunteering for a number of small causes during this time.
These experiences have made one thing apparent to me; Bhumi is really structured and organized and working with Bhumi is absolute fun. The volunteer engagement activities and events are definitely a highlight.
Life after Bhumi has sure been busy, but in a very fun way 😀
How has Bhumi altered you, personally?
Confidence is something I have gained after my time with Bhumi.
Also, multi-tasking, I have become very good at that 😛
Tell us about one Bhumian, who you think is a very good inspiration for you.
That’s a tough one. I really can’t pick just one person. Every Bhumian has been and will continue to be an inspiration to me. One thing I HAVE to mention is the amount of energy and enthusiasm every Bhumian has. Simply amazing!
A note about your personal front (education, job, hobbies, passion etc)
School – St.Joesph’s Girls Higher Sec. School, Trichy
College – CEG (Yes, I’m an engineer, a materials science engineer)
Working at Latentview Analytics. A TV show addict. I have spent 82 days and 30 min of my life watching tv serials and sitcoms. (There is a website to actually calculate this =P) I like swimming, origami and I really really like to travel.
One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian.
Before Hi5, I was part of LE Math. This one time, I had to handle a bunch of kids on my own and frankly, I was overwhelmed. But this one kid stepped up and helped me out with the younger kids. The ease with which he took lead and handled the situation is something which I will never forget. We truly can learn a lot from kids.
That would be the most memorable incident in my life as a Bhumian
A special message to your fellow volunteers.
Thank you all, for your constant support and help! 😀