With the implementation of the CSR bill, corporates are looking to engage reliable non-profits to carry out their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. YFS has been the choice of many corporates to engage with, and executes their CSR programs across India. A good number of corporates also encourage employees to donate to non-profits by matching the employees’ contributions.

Projects offered include:
  • School-centric Program – Education, health, sanitation and other needs
  • Digital Literacy Program – Computer centers in slums
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Vidyachetana – Child sponsorship program


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Corporate Volunteering:
There has been a growing interest and trend among the corporates to engage their employees in meaningful volunteering activities. While many prefer a volunteering program at offsite locations or a partner non-profit, there are others who prefer an activity at their own campus. To suit the needs of the corporate, apart from engaging them in regular activities through the year, YFS designed and organized the following customized volunteering activities for corporate volunteers like:
  • Sapling Plantation
  • Seed-ball making
  • Spot fixing and Cleanup drives
  • Painting the school building
  • Conducting sports and drawing competitions for government school children
  • Recording of audio books for the blind
  • Paper bag making
  • Taking children out for outdoor learning experiences – National park, science museum, planetarium
  • Conducting awareness talks on menstrual hygiene (restricted to female volunteers)
  • Training children from government schools in various cultural activities
  • Assembly of school kits and distribution to the underprivileged school children


Reports Of Our Corporate Engagements…
  • Corporate Volunteering Conclave 3.0 – CVC 3.0

    The Third Edition of Corporate Volunteering Conclave (CVC 3.0) was held in association with HSBC at HSBC Campus, HiTec City, Hyderabad on 15th November 2019. The event brought together over 200+ delegates from across Corporates, NGOs, Individual Volunteer Enthusiasts to share their best practices in the area of corporate volunteering and how corporates are engaging their employees in impactful volunteering. 



    The Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Govt of India,  Sri Anurag Thakur Ji participated as the Chief Guest. The Program began with 20 Business Heads from IT/ITeS segment in Hyderabad meeting The Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Sri Anurag Thakur Ji over Breakfast and deliberating over CSR Policies.



    In his Keynote Address, Sri Anurag Thakur Ji dwelt on the subjects “Corporate Social Responsibility”, urged everyone to combine “Mission of Life”,“Passion” “Profession” to do good for the country and roused the gathering to take time out to Serve and Experience the joy of giving back. The Hon’ble Minister also emphasized on the Government’s Proactive approach to partnerships with Corporates and assured full support towards rolling out of Development Programs in Rural Areas.



    The Conclave also saw Panel discussions on various subjects – Impact of Corporate Volunteering, NGOs engaging Corporate Volunteers, Change Makers among others. The Panelists included eminent Social Workers, Corporate Leaders and Sustainability Champions from the Corporate world.



    Sri Swami Bodhamanayananda Ji, Director of Vivekananda Institute for Human Excellence, RamaKrishna Mutt and Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Govt of Telangana presented Awards to Individual Volunteer Champions and Corporates who have been engaging their Employees for Impactful Volunteering. 


    In the category of Individual Volunteer Champions, Surya Kala M from Franklin Templeton got the first prize , while the second prize was shared by Aditya Dogra of Cisco Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd & Francis Anthony of Kiran Reddy Elleti from GGK Technologies got the third prize.


    In the category of Employee Engagement Champions, Cisco Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd got the first place, CapGemini Technology Services India Ltd., got the second prize while the third prize was shared by & US Technology India Pvt. Ltd.


    More pictures of the event here:

    Corporate Volunteering Conclave-Inauguration, Panel discussion

    Corporate Volunteering Conclave 3.0 – Parallel Tracks

    CVC 3.0-Awards Ceremony and Concluding Session

    We thank event partner HSBC for all the support. We look forward to hosting more such initiatives to anchor thought leadership in the development sector, especially on promoting volunteerism. We also thank our board of trustees and advisors for gracing the occasion. We also thank all the delegates for their whole-hearted participation in the conclave.


    Videos of the Event Here :

  • Corporate Volunteering Conclave 2.0 – CVC 2019

    The second edition of Corporate Volunteering Conclave – CVC 2.0 was organized by Youth for Seva on January 25th 2019 at Infosys convention Center , Bengaluru.  The event which brought many corporates together & to share their best practices in the area of corporate volunteering today and how these corporates are engaging their employees in impactful volunteering programs.

    Over 250+ delegates from various corporates, NGOs & colleges participated in this event which provided a platform for all the delegates to network & share their experience in the social sector. Ms Shruti Gupta, Managing Director & National Sales Head, Citi Commercial Bank addressed the inaugural session & Dr. R Balasubramaniam ,Founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) rendered the Key note address & provided lot of insight on the current need of meaningful volunteerism.

    CVC 2.0 Inaugural Session

    Highlight of the event was the corporate panel Discussion on “Impact through corporate volunteering” moderated by Mr Madan Padaki ( Founder & CEO , 1 Bridge ) with the panelists Ms Krishnaveni Nalgonda ,VP – charitable giving and volunteering , HSBC Global Service Centers, Mr Satya Prakash Singh , Director, CSR & Corporate Communications, Intel India, Ms Rohini Kamath, Program Manager, Corporate Affairs, Cisco India, Mr Satish Grampurohit , Global Delivery Head – Insurance Vertical & Member Samarpan Team, Infosys Limited, Bangalore and Mr Abhishek Ranjan, Associate Director and Global Head – Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (CSR) , Brillio . This session saw a huge applause from all the delegates & it was exceptionally moderated by Mr. Madan with appropriate discussion points on the corporate volunteering scenario in different corporates today. This session ended with Q and A from the delegates.

    Corporate Panel Discussion

    Sri Binod H R, Executive Vice president and the Global Head of Talent and Technology Operations & Quality, Infosys & Prof Dr. R Vaidyanathan, IIM , Bangalore were present for the Awards ceremony where Youth for Seva conferred awards in 2 categories (Employee Engagement champion for corporates & Employee volunteer champion for corporate individuals) who significantly contributed in the impactful social sector programs which can be scaled to next levels.

    Employee Volunteer Champion Awards Presentation
    Employee Engagement Champion Awards Presentation

    Valedictory address was rendered by Prof Dr. R Vaidyanathan. Overall the conclave with event sponsors ONGC & venue sponsors Infosys, achieved the objectives set in bringing the Corporate volunteering champions together to share the best practices & to scale up much higher level of employee engagements in the social sector.

    Valedictory Address

    More pictures of the event here: Corporate Volunteering Conclave 2.0 on Facebook

    We thank event sponsors ONGC, and our venue partner Infosys Ltd for all the support. We look forward to hosting more such initiatives to anchor thought leadership in the development sector, especially on promoting volunteerism. We also thank our board of trustees and advisors for gracing the occasion. We also thank all the delegates for their whole-hearted participation in the conclave.

  • Corporate Volunteering Conclave – CVC 2018

    CVC 2018, March 16th 2018, Bengaluru

    The Corporate Volunteering Conclave organized by Youth for Seva on March 16th, 2018, was a unique event to bring to light the best practices of corporate employee engagement.

    In a first of it’s kind event, corporate volunteer champions, executive champions, leaders from the development sector, CSR experts and policy makers were brought together under one roof to brainstorm and share ideas as part of this national symposium on sustaining communities through corporate engagement and volunteering.

    The event saw 300+ delegates from various corners of India participate whole-heartedly and network with like-minded individuals. Shri Vinay Sahasrabudde, MP (Rajya Sabha), Honorary Director (Public Policy Research Institute) and Vice Chairperson (India Social Responsibility Network) stressed on the need to identify with the deprived sections for effective volunteering, and take CSR to relationship building, beyond funding.

    Two panel discussions, one comprising of representatives from corporates leading employee engagement, and another comprising of NGOs utilizing the skills of corporate employees to their best, threw light on various ideas and initiatives, and challenges too. The corporate panel saw Shyam Penumaka (Entrepreneuer, ISB PGP-2004) chairing the discussion among Srikantan Moorthy (Executive Vice President and Head, Global Services, Infosys), Shannu Kaw (Director, Global Business Services, Cisco Systems), Archana Sahay (Head –CSR, Thomson Reuters India) and Tushar Juvekar (Head-CSR, KPIT Technologies Limited) discussing about the Ideas and Initiatives for Employee Engagement.

    The NGO panel had Jagadeesh Maiya (Vice President Software Engineering, Optiv Cyber security India, Vice President – Youth for Seva) chairing the discussion of ‘Impact of Corporate Volunteer Engagement’ involving Capt Indraani Singh (Founder, Managing Trustee, Literacy India), Atul Nagras (Chairman, Seva Sahayog), Mahantesh GK (Founder Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled), KS Ramanan (Chief Programme Officer, Dream A Dream) and Keerthishankar (Head – CSR Projects, Youth for Seva).

    The conclave also saw the release of :

    Corporate Volunteering Handbook: A tool to enable and enhance employee engagement in volunteering.

    Awards in three categories, for Corporates, NGOs and individual employees spearheading volunteering, were also distributed during the event.

    Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaypatra delivered the valedictory keynote, calling for more participating in community service and experience the joy of giving.

    All in all, the conclave marked the perfect culmination for the decennial celebrations of Youth for Seva, as we gear up to do more. Join us, as we reiterate our mission to inculcate a culture of volunteering, to build a sense of inclusion, promote sustainability and maximize impact.

    More pictures of the event here: Corporate Volunteering Conclave on Facebook

    For videos: Corporate Volunteering Conclave on YouTube

    We thank event sponsors ONGC, and our venue partner Infosys Ltd for all the support. We look forward to hosting more such initiatives to anchor thought leadership in the development sector, especially on promoting volunteerism. We also thank our board of trustees and advisors for gracing the occasion. We also thank all the delegates for their whole-hearted participation in the conclave.

  • January 2018-Together We can

    Youth For Seva  planned some activities for the Wells Fargo corporate volunteers at Premanjali
    Trust for Visually Impaired as a part of Wells Fargo CSR activity.

    YFS organized few games involving employees and the inmates at Premanjali. They had a one to one interaction,  exchange of creative Friendship cards etc.

    Few inmates exhibited their musical talent and mesmerized the audience with enticing

    Then , finally, few employees took up the actual volunteering activities like Book recording and

    This was followed by group picture session as a memory and sweet distribution was followed. With this, the events concluded.

  • October 2017-Lighting the Lives

    As a part of CSR activity, Wells Fargo and YFS together had been to Manonandana Rehabilitation center for Mentally Retarded children on 6th Oct 2017, wherein 11 volunteers from Wells Fargo interacted with 40 children at Manonandana for about 6 hrs. Prior to which these volunteers were briefly educated about the nature and kind of children, they were going to interact with.
    Later they were divided into two groups for involving them in activities.
    Group (a) took up Diya painting activity
    Group (b) took up making gift envelopes and greeting card making activities.
    A demo was given to the volunteers before the activity. Later the groups swapped the activities in the second half of the day.
    Finally, there was a pleasing outcome of:
    a) 40 decorative painted Diyas.
    b) 15 envelope covers
    c) 15 beautifully made greeting cards.

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