“My name is Mithila De Saram and I am a self-motivated, extrovert, individual with a positive mindset. I love helping people and being loved by them, as well as working with diversified teams.
I heard about V-Force from an ex V-Force member who is one of my friends. I always wanted to sacrifice my 20’s to make the world a better place and I believe volunteering is the best path for that so I joined V-Force about 4 months ago and becoming a V-Force member is one of the proudest moments of my entire life.
Volunteering with V-Force which is initiated by UNV is an excellent opportunity for me to enjoy the multinational culture and to get motivated from various people. The most remarkable feeing while working with people at V-Force is that you enjoy the time itself. You can meet energetic friends from across the country and sometimes travel places.
The 1st project was helping UNV to organize ‘National Youth Dialogue’. The National Youth Dialogue – It was a conference for young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs which they gathered and mentored youth about leadership. We helped our senior UNDP members to make the event successful. I learned a lot about stage prepping, communication, and about teamwork. It was a hectic day after all but worth all the efforts. Not only we contributed the best to make the event successful but also, we managed to learn a lot from the workshop.
I recommend this V-Force programme to everyone who is out there that has a keen interest in volunteering. This is the best platform to do volunteering if you might be still learning or doing a job or even you might be finding a job. This will help you enrich yourselves with lots of experiences and have a joyful time.
I am currently contributing full time to the supply section of UNICEF Sri Lanka. I learned how to make vendor evaluation sheets and to do document and file sorting. Even I go on field trips to meet vendors and to do vendor evaluations with my superiors which enables me to improve my communication skills and the skill of reaching out to people.”
Mithila De Saram – Volunteering for Communication & Translation