How We Do
VSM welcomes each and every person who wants to contribute in whatever way possible to bring about a positive change in the society. Our volunteers range from young professionals in their 20’s to retired individuals who want to serve society as per their interest and time.
Major activities of VSM have been identified and categorized under various functional areas and a dedicated team of respective Committee members ensure that they are carried effectively.
VSM Functional Model
VSM Committees/Teams: The various VSM Committees viz. Admissions, Accounts & Finance, Career Guidance, Workshop, Hostel, Performance Evaluation, Extra -Curricular, Social Outreach, Website etc function in tandem, keeping the interest of the students as the prime focus. The Team Leaders along with their respective team members set the annual goals & drive them throughout the year. These goals are in alignment with those set by VSM Managing Committee. Volunteers can choose to be part of any team/s as per their specific interest & expertise.
Monthly Meetings: These are conducted across all the 5 Branches of VSM with a well -planned agenda. They serve as a platform for Students and Mentors to meet & interact with each other. Students share their updates & give frank feedback of VSM programs of previous month. Dedicated student related sessions are planned, whenever possible. The ‘Mentors Corner’ in every meeting helps in sharing experiences & addressing any issues & finding solutions for same.
Admission Process: The applications are thoroughly screened and an entrance test is conducted. The student is interviewed by respective subject experts and by a panel of Admission Committee members. Committee members also personally visit residence of the student. After thorough verification of all documents, student is enrolled in VSM and the nature and scope of assistance is finalized.
Mentoring: Besides supporting financially, VSM takes on the mantle of mentoring the students. This is our USP and every student enrolled in VSM is taken care of personally by a “Palak Karyakarta or Mentor who supports and guides the student throughout his journey in VSM and beyond. The Mentor serves as a link between Organization and the student.
Financial Aid: Budgeted amount for the Student is segmented under various heads such as Academic fees, Study Material, Industrial visits, Hostel, Mess, Travel Expenses etc. Additionally, courses which help in building competency of the students, are also sponsored.
Interventions: These include Financial Assistance for Education, Mentoring, Hostel facility for Boys & Girls, Library Facility, Medical Support, Career Guidance, Laptops, Vacation Jobs/Internships under our Earn & learn scheme, Sponsoring for social camps, Study tours, Helpdesk Facility, Improved communication through Whatsap, E-mails, various workshops (Academic, Non-academic, Soft Skills, Personality Development, English Learning) and employment guidance.
Every activity/event of VSM is monitored and evaluated for organizational learnings which help in our efforts to give the best to our students.
Selfless dedication to a social organization along with professionalism and efficiency of the corporate world are in the DNA of VSM and a perfect blend of these has given VSM its unique identity.