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FAQs and Terms and Conditions

  • How long can I volunteer with Health Volunteers?
    You can volunteer with us indefinitely! There's no time limit on your commitment. Simply join our campaigns, take action, and continue making a difference in your community for as long as you like.
  • What is Health Volunteer Program?
    The Health Volunteers program is a community-driven initiative aimed at promoting public health and well-being. It provides a platform for volunteers to participate in various health campaigns and initiatives. Volunteers engage in activities such as raising awareness about health issues, organizing events, creating digital content, and providing support to communities. Through these efforts, Health Volunteers strive to make a positive impact on public health and contribute to healthier communities.
  • When will I receive a certificate?
    You will receive a certificate at the end of the campaign. To receive your certificate, follow these steps: Throughout the campaign, keep screenshots of your actions. At the end of the campaign, you'll be asked to submit a detailed report along with your screenshots. After reviewing the reports, you will receive your certificate within 10-15 days after the campaign.
  • What kind of benefits will I get as a volunteer?
    As a volunteer with Health Volunteers, you'll gain valuable experience, make a positive impact in your community, and contribute to improving public health. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to develop new skills, expand your network, and access exclusive training and development opportunities. Moreover, you'll receive certificates and badges to recognize your contributions, and you'll have the chance to win the Volunteer Grant Award for your outstanding service. Participating in Health Volunteers campaigns offers an experience equivalent to an internship or fellowship, providing you with invaluable lifelong experience and learning opportunities.
  • What is a campaign in Health Volunteers program?
    In the Health Volunteers program, a campaign is a focused initiative aimed at promoting community health and well-being. Campaigns may vary in focus and theme, from raising awareness about specific health issues to organizing events and activities that encourage healthy behaviors. Volunteers participate in these campaigns to make a positive impact and contribute to the overall well-being of their communities.
  • What will a Health Volunteer do?
    As a Health Volunteer, you will be involved in various activities aimed at promoting community health and well-being. Your tasks may include: 1. Participating in online and offline health campaigns and initiatives. 2. Raising awareness about specific health issues. 3. Organizing and supporting health-related events and activities. 4. Providing virtual support and assistance for on-the-ground initiatives. 5. Creating digital content to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles. 6. Engaging with community members to encourage positive health outcomes. Your role as a Health Volunteer is crucial in making a positive impact on public health within your community.
  • Can I volunteer if I am located outside of the immediate program area?
    Yes, all Health Volunteers opportunities can be done remotely, allowing you to contribute from anywhere. These roles typically involve digital advocacy, content creation, and providing virtual support for our on-the-ground initiatives.
  • How can I become a volunteer with the Health Volunteers program?
    To become a volunteer, please visit our website and sign up to become a member of Health Volunteers. Alternatively, you can join the campaign directly by donating the membership fee. Once you become a member, complete your profile to fully experience the platform and start engaging in campaigns according to their timelines.
  • Are there any specific requirements to become a volunteer?
    Volunteers should be passionate about public health and committed to community service. While specific qualifications may vary by role, general requirements include being at least 18 years old, having access to the internet to stay active, and a good understanding of the English language.
  • What is the time commitment expected from volunteers?
    The time commitment can vary depending on the volunteer role and the specific project. Generally, we ask for a minimum commitment of a few hours per week for at least the whole campaign.
  • How will I get a certificate?
    To receive a certificate in a campaign, follow these steps: 1. Join a campaign and complete the required actions. 2. At the end of campaign, you need to submit a report detailing your actions. 3. The Health Volunteers team will review your report. 4. Upon approval, we will issue you a certificate. By joining a campaign, you will be required to take certain actions. Later, you need to submit a report of your actions, and the HV team will check and issue you a certificate.
  • Can I volunteer if I don't have a medical background?
    Absolutely! Having a medical background is not a requirement to volunteer with Health Volunteers. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds who are passionate about public health and committed to community service. Throughout the program campaigns, the volunteers will learn, act and engage in campaigns to promote volunteering in public health.
  • Role of Volunteers in Public Health?
    Volunteers are a valuable resource to public health. Their roles can be spread across a broad spectrum and are invaluable to the community they serve. Their primary roles include: 1. Implementing prevention strategies: - Teaching and raising awareness about various health topics. - Staffing health fairs, distributing health education materials, and conducting mass media campaigns. 2. Research activities: - Conducting research and drafting reports on public health topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health sciences. 3. Policy and advocacy efforts: - Advocating for at-risk populations through legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and coalition building. - Working to draft public policies and secure funding for public health and preventative services. Volunteers play a vital role in changing social and health patterns, ultimately contributing to healthier communities.
  • Challenges in Public Health?
    Public health faces numerous challenges globally, with millions of lives affected by various diseases and health disparities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide, responsible for an estimated 41 million deaths each year. Additionally, infectious diseases continue to pose significant threats to public health, with outbreaks such as COVID-19 highlighting the need for robust healthcare systems and disease prevention strategies. Addressing these challenges requires coordinated efforts to improve access to healthcare, promote healthy lifestyles, and strengthen disease prevention and control measures. Volunteers play a crucial role in this endeavor by raising awareness, providing support, and advocating for policies that prioritize public health and well-being.
  • How do I donate to Health Volunteers?
    To donate to Health Volunteers and support our mission of promoting community health and well-being, please visit our website and click on the "Donate" button. You can choose to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation to support our ongoing initiatives. Your contribution will help us organize health campaigns, provide resources for volunteers, and maintain our platform. Thank you for your support!
  • How is my donation used?
    Your donation plays a crucial role in supporting the Health Volunteers program and its mission. Here's how your contribution is used: 1. Organizing Campaigns and Initiatives: Your donation covers the costs associated with organizing and running various health campaigns and initiatives. 2. Platform Maintenance and Improvement: It helps us maintain and improve our platform, ensuring that it remains effective and user-friendly for our volunteers and partners. 3. Providing Resources: Your contribution provides necessary resources for campaigns, enabling us to reach more communities and make a greater impact on public health. 4. Volunteer Training and Support: It allows us to offer training and support to our volunteers, empowering them to make a meaningful difference in their communities. 5. Supporting Reaching Sky Foundation: All your contributions are donations made to the non-profit organization Reaching Sky Foundation. These donations are eligible for tax exemption. Your contribution ensures that we can continue making a positive impact on community health and well-being. Thank you for your support!
  • No refunds policy
    Donations made for Health Volunteers to Reaching Sky Foundation are non-refundable. However, if you have signed up for monthly donations or payroll giving at your company, you can choose to unsubscribe from those at any time.
  • Is my donation tax-deductible?
    Yes, donations made for Health Volunteers to Reaching Sky Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • How can I get my 80G certificate (for tax purposes)?
    Form No. 10BE (“Donation Certificate”) as required by you for the purpose of availing tax deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, shall be issued at the end of the relevant financial year, within the stipulated time as may be prescribed under applicable laws. It may be noted that the Donation Certificate shall be sent to you over the email address provided by you at the time of making the donation(s). In the event the Donation Certificate is not received by 31st May following the end of the financial year in which the donation has been made, you may reach out to us at team@healthvolunteers.in, latest by 15th June following the end of the financial year in which the donation has been made.
  • What are the benefits of partnering with the Health Volunteers program?
    Partners benefit from access to a network of dedicated volunteers, increased visibility through joint campaigns, and the opportunity to make a tangible impact on public health outcomes.
  • Are there financial commitments involved in partnering with the program?
    While some partnerships may involve financial support, others might be based on resource sharing, expertise exchange, or other forms of collaboration. We tailor each partnership to maximize mutual benefits and impact.
  • How can our organization partner with the Health Volunteers program?
    We are eager to collaborate with a diverse range of partners committed to advancing public health and volunteerism. Whether you represent an NGO, an international organization, a funding agency, a government entity, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) department, an educational institution, or you are an individual passionate about health advocacy, we invite you to partner with us. Please contact us via our website to discuss partnership opportunities and how we can work together.
  • How do we sign up our company for payroll giving?
    We’re so glad you asked! To sign up your company for payroll giving, you can reach out to us here and we will help take it forward.
  • We would like to donate. How can we partner with Health Volunteers?
    We are always looking for organizations to partner with us who share our common goal to promote volunteerism in public health. If you’re interested in becoming a corporate partner, please visit this page here.
  • Are there any employee engagement programs available?
    If you’re seeking out other ways to participate by involving employees, we have several options available for employee engagement where you can support the cause as a team. • Health Volunteers can organize volunteering opportunities for employees where they can go out into the field and engage with our beneficiaries to get a more hands-on, immersive experience that would stay with them forever. Please write us an email at team@healthvolunteers.in • Sign up your company for payroll giving, which would allow all employees to donate monthly to the cause, through hassle-free donations that are directly taken from their salaries. These donations are also tax-deductible and an easily executed CSR initiative.
  • How can an NGO partner with Health Volunteers?
    If you’re an NGO looking to partner with us, you can write to us at team@healthvolunteers.in or visit the link here to register.
  • As an NGO, what are the prerequisites for partnering with Health Volunteers?
    An NGO partner should have the following documents for us to be able to go ahead with the association: a. NGO registration certificate, b. 80G certificate, c. 12A registration, d. PAN card If you have all the above documents, write to us and we’ll reach out to you soon.
  • What kind of NGOs does Health Volunteers support?
    We work with NGOs that share our vision and are passionate about promoting volunteerism in public health. NGOs who work with slum schools, environment or rural development, health-specific organizations, women's welfare organizations, NGOs for the elderly or transgender community, skill development centers, or those with a project that is central to helping people on health.
  • How can an NGO partner with Health Volunteers?
    If you’re an NGO looking to partner with us, you can write to us at team@healthvolunteers.in or visit the link here to register.
  • What kind of support does Health Volunteers provide?
    1. Technical Support: We offer technical support through our versatile web platform, ensuring smooth navigation and access for our volunteers. 2. Organizational Support: Health Volunteers support organizations promoting volunteering in the health sector. Leveraging our expertise in volunteer management, public health networks, and technology, we assist organizations in leading effective volunteering campaigns. 3. In-kind Donations: Thanks to our partners, we provide in-kind donations such as wellness kits, packaged food items, and other essential necessities to support our volunteers and communities in need.
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