Saturday 19th May 2018 was an Induction/Orientation/Role allocation- 3 pack meeting plan for new volunteers in VSM. It was at VSM Khopat office from 1.30 to 4.30 pm. Eleven members attended this session.

IMG_20180519_140447The session started with a PPT presentation by Mr. Anil Harolikar. Thereafter, Ms. Geeta Shah (one of the founder members) joined him in briefing about each slide which mentioned the following:

Volunteering roles in VSM

Introduction – Functional Committees & requirements

How can you contribute

Every slide displayed the requirement title along-with specific job functions each requirement had.

IMG_20180519_151640This gave clarity to the new members as to which role they can pick up. It helped them to clarify their doubts, queries and decide on their roles based on their skill sets.

After this Ms. Geeta Shah told about how VSM started and its journey till date. She shared the VSM’s philosophy and organisation culture with all.  Mr. Sandeep Bhagwat(member of Managing Committee) shared his  experiences at VSM.


Ms. Geeta Shah  mentioned about the discipline, time management, empathetic  and open minded attitude of Mr. Shriram (Bhau) Nanivadekar (Senior founder member along with Ms. Ranjana Kulkarni, Ms. Swati Agate, Ms. Geeta Shah) which he inculcated in VSM member through his action. The queries of the new volunteers were answered by the team.

The power-packed session ended with a good take home for the new members as they had a clear picture of VSM working and their contribution to this noble cause.