Narendra Modi to launch app to rope in volunteers
For the people who work in a more effective volunteering professionals and companies for some of the main causes of the social life, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will soon going to launch a mobile app which is merely based on digital marketing platform.
Professionals keen on doing volunteer work in their free time will be provided a platform by the government through an app, ‘Self4Society’, developed by MyGov, a citizen engagement platform founded by the Government of India.
Apart from just that, the soon to be launched Self4Society App (available on Google Play Store and App Store) will be for employees, who will volunteer for Initiatives and contribute their time to tasks on-the-ground.
Initially aimed at IT companies, the app will have incentives, gamification and intra- and inter-company competitions, and social networking. Eventually the app will be joined by employees of other sectors as well.
The voluteers from organization will receive Goodness Points for their work. These Goodness Points are a mechanism to credit the Organisation and its employees who volunteer for Initiatives, for the ground work they have executed. By earning greater goodness points, Organisations and their employees have the opportunity to be part of the New India Champions Leader board on the Self4Society platform that features the top five contributors among organisations and individuals.
“A lot of companies run volunteering initiatives. This platform will help to create better synergies among so many initiatives and lead to a much better outcome of the efforts of professionals. Companies have observed that a spirit of service and volunteering improves employee satisfaction and reduces employee attrition. This app comes after discussions with companies from the information technology sector on these lines,” a source said.