Striving to make the world a better place, starting at a societal level further motivated me to join this platform.
“My name is Sofia Baskaran. Known to be an extrovert, social networking has always been one of my “go to” attributes, which has further developed my soft skills amongst having a positive mindset.
I came across the V-Force volunteering opportunity online back in February and applied immediately. My biggest motivation to join was my passion for social aspects such as volunteerism. Striving to make the world a better place, starting at a societal level further motivated me to join this platform as I have always adored a place such as the UN due to its social enactment amongst contributing to long-term sustainability.
My first ever UN programme was the “National Youth Dialogue” that took place in February 2020. The most memorable moment during volunteering was getting to know a diverse set of people and getting to work with them back to back from the beginning of the event whilst having an enjoyable time with a bunch of energetic individuals around the world.
I would highly recommend this voluntary programme to anyone striving to make an impact for a better future. As this particular programme was a conference for innovators, start-up entrepreneurs and young leaders, I together with the V-Force team were involved in coordinating the entire event along with the aid of senior UNDP members. I learned so much about expanding communication networks, teamwork and on-time output as all programmes were undertaken in a matter of minutes, where punctuality occupied a significant role. Nevertheless, the workshop undertaken prior to the main event helped us to expand our thinking patterns amidst coordinating such large events.”
Sofia Baskaran – Volunteering for Event Coordination.
Currently doing a BA(Hons) degree in International Business Management at APIIT, affiliated with the University of Staffordshire.