The Youth for Seva Delhi Chapter commenced in April 2012. It was started with the primary aim of forming a socially conscious team that would make social change by creating a broad-reaching platform to encourage and motivate volunteers in Delhi in compliance with their interests, skill, and time.
The initial strategy was to focus on colleges to mobilize volunteers and host events. Initially, 20 volunteers joined the team to help with the chapter's first activity: School Kit Drive. The event was a success, with over 600 kits distributed in different schools. Consequently, the number of volunteers associated with the chapter grew with each event. By 2013, more than 800 volunteers were part of the Delhi YFS team. The Delhi chapter established itself as a major non-profit organization in 2013 by raising funds and distributing 3000 school kits for relief children affected by the Uttarakhand flood.
Dr. Rachna Sharma
Associate Professor, IIMC
Sr. GM, Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd
Priyanka Deo Jain
Higher Education Admissions Consultant
Audit Associate - KPMG - Global Services
Student, Social Worker
Educator & Social Worker
Pursuing BA in Hospitality, University of West London
Pursuing Graduation - Delhi University
B.Sc. and B.Ed.
Our Focus Areas
Doctors for Seva is an initiative by Youth for Seva. We are comprised of a team of medical professionals, hospitals and medical colleges willing to provide medical services on a voluntary basis.
While doctors provide medical help, a large number of non-medical volunteers assist in execution of our various projects and activities.
Corporate-driven Health Projects:
Our present environment is what we have received from our forefathers, and it is our responsibility to leave it intact to our next future generation. Rising to the occasion, YFS organizes many new and innovative environment-centric programs across all our chapters.
Give Paper Back project was started in the year 2016 in a small way, and it is an unique initiative as it aims to reuse the unused sheets of a notebook to make new notebooks after completion of the current academic year. It focuses on reducing resources required to make new notebooks and strengthens the idea of refurbishing..
Plantation Drives: Our environment needs to be replenished and it is up to us to take care of giving back to mother nature. We conducted multiple plantation drives across the country. We engaged volunteers in seed ball making, sapling plantations and reforestation in different regions. On the occasion of World Environment day we conducted drives with a diverse crowd of students, corporate volunteers, partners and college volunteers.
Livelihood: YFS has also been leading activities towards a greener future from its inception. Activities like sapling plantation drives, initiatives to nurture the planted saplings, making seed balls, cleanathons and installing water feeders for birds have been organized by engaging volunteers. YFS has also promoted echo-friendly celebrations during Holi, Diya making and making our own clay Ganesha for Ganesha Chaturthi and so on.
Meera Garments: In our pursuit towards development and employment, YFS started Meera Garments, a project with an objective to empower rural women financially. We started the project in Baad Village, Dharwad district, Karnataka, with good quality training. These ladies with our professional training have already started to produce fine finished shirts, masks, uniforms, and blouses and this result has overwhelmed and motivated us greatly to continue providing training to new batches.
Sewing Machine Center: YFS has started sewing machine training centers in Diddige, Kurabagatti, and Hunasikumari Villages in Dharwad, Karnataka, to improve economic conditions of these villagers. These projects will support the households of many people in need and make them self-sufficient. This is a part of our livelihood project which supports individuals by providing them relevant skills that create opportunities for employment.