A classmate of mine from LIBA used to spend her week ends volunteering at the Crocodile Bank. Her room mate, who was working with a leading Bank, also used to volunteer there. And one fine day she (the room mate) decided to chuck her well paying corporate job and join the Crocodile Bank full time. This seemingly absurd decision made me introspect and ask myself existential questions like Who am I and What do I want to do. Of course, existential questions don’t have an answer, and I finally answered myself with a stiff shot of Vodka.
Volunteering is in some people’s mind set I guess. Some of them can, hats off to them. Most of the people like me just shrug and walk away. One of those who cares is Anusha Veluswamy, who left the metblog team a message about iVolunteer – a not-for-profit organization that promotes and facilitates volunteering in India. I checked their website and was impressed. The opprtunities for volunteering in Chennai are here. So do spread the word, something good might come out of it.