Volunteer Den – Palak Jain

Tell us a little about yourself!

I am a B.Pharm graduate and a Clinical Process Associate by profession. I like socializing. I am quite passionate about the social work I do, be it in any organization or on personal level.

How did volunteering with Bhumi happen? (including beginning, which project you volunteered for?)

I have been volunteering with Bhumi for over an year now. After I completed my graduation in 2016 I was looking for something productive keeping in mind that I wanted to help society in some way. When my brother got an email from Bhumi for volunteering. He immediately directed it to me and that was it. I came for orientation and I decided to go ahead. That’s how I ended up in Bhumi.

What change did these experiences bring in your life? How has Bhumi altered you, personally?

The most important quality which I developed here in Bhumi is patience. It’s quite a difficult task handling kids, answering the questions which they ask out of innocence when we ourselves don’t know the answer. It taught me to manage situation, be it with my team or kids. 

One most memorable incident in your life as a Bhumian:

First was on a friendship day and it had just been a month since I started. Children were eager to tie a friendship band on my hand, it was wonderful to know that they have accepted me. The second was when kids wanted to be in my group like all of them which obviously can’t happen. Although I felt bad for my fellow volunteer but I lured the kids to be in my team in turns. These two are the most memorable ones. 

Tell us about one Bhumian, who has been an inspiration

Deeksha Uchil has been a good inspiration for me. She is calm and most importantly understanding. She is quite a good leader I look up to.

Any specific, special moment with kids or volunteers you would like to share with us?

Special moment with volunteers and kids would be the science exhibition where the volunteers and children worked together in teams to give their best in making models.

A message to every volunteer at Bhumi:

Don’t ever stop doing the good work, be it in any right way.

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