The Awareness Department of Mumbai Smiles nurtures a Volunteer and Internship program where we collaborate with various talented people for the greater cause. While the Internship program is for college students who need extra credit or hours for their voluntary services to the society, Volunteering is mainly for Indian working professionals who want to associate with us in any capacity. Apart from volunteers, we also are very lucky to associate with some international talents now and then who become our Collaborators.
The year 2016 saw us collaborate with 3 such talents Andy, Rohan and Richa, with whom we celebrated the International Volunteers Day on December 5 by conducting a short surprise visit for them to our projects! While Rohan and Richa are our volunteers, Andy is a long time collaborator with Mumbai Smiles and to felicitate them all, a surprise visit was organised for them, where tiny tots of the Preschool Education, showed appreciation with a small token of love tied to their wrist on behalf of the entire Mumbai Smiles family:
Let us now introduce you all to these talents:
Rohan Joshi volunteered with the Awareness Department in the months of July and August. Thanks to his expertise in the Spanish language, Rohan contributed his valuable time in translation work as well as helping out in organising Spanish visits for our guests. He says, “It is always wonderful to come here. I get to practice my Spanish with the locals of the country and the experience of visits is mind-blowing. I want to keep coming back!” Yes, please do come back again and again, Rohan! You’re simply amazing and we love to have to with us!
Richa Shailendra, a marketing and communication professional, regularly helps the Communication department with Digital and Print Content by way of conducting Digital Campaign (International Literacy Day) and content for Newsletters, Blogs, Annual Report etc. Post the visit, this is what she had to say, “It is my birthday today too and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than spending time with these cute little angels. Thank you Mumbai Smiles for making Volunteering fun and my birthday so special!” Well, happy birthday Richa and thank you for all your support!
Andy Fox, a British graphic designer by profession, residing in Barcelona, has been helping us immensely since the last 2 years, by beautifully designing our content such as the Mumbai Smiles 10th anniversary communication material, regular newsletters, etc. and continues to help us as and when he can, despite his busy schedule back in Barcelona. He says, “I am so happy to associate with Mumbai Smiles anytime, it is a pleasure for me. You guys are also famous in my friends circle!” Wow, thanks Andy! We are privileged to have you as our Collaborator and you’re work is always gorgeous!
Happy International Volunteers Day to all!
We are extremely thankful to all our volunteers, interns and collaborators for taking precious time out of their busy schedules for helping various Mumbai Smiles projects and we look forward to collaborating with in future as well.