Meet the Team @ Volunteering Solutions
SaurabhExecutive DirectorSaurabh is the Executive Director and Founder of VS.He has travelled extensively around to over 22 countries across the world including Australia, South East Asia, Africa, South America, US and Canada. After studying abroad for over 6 years he came to India and got actively involved with non government organizations in India, after which he founded Volunteering Solutions in late 2006. Since then he plays a major role in the working of the company. He is also responsible for visiting program coordinators around the world and visiting projects to make sure volunteers are happy on their trip. You can write to Saurabh for almost anything related to our company at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SahilHead of OperationsSahil was born in Delhi and graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor in Commerce (Hons). After graduating, he worked with Fluor Daniel India after which he joined Volunteering Solutions in 2008.In 2010, he completed his MBA from Stratford University. Sahil coordinates all the volunteer placements around the world, supervises the volunteer preparation and is also responsible for monitoring the projects around the world. He spends most of his time working in tandem with the project partners and staff all across the world.He has himself travelled across different program countries and is happy to answer any questions that volunteers have. You can write to Sahil for almost anything related to our company at: email@example.com
JennyCountry Director - PeruJenny is a native of Cusco and has also lived in Arequipa. She has over 10 years of experience dealing with international volunteers in Peru. Jenny has been working with Volunteering Solutions since 2008 and has hosted many happy volunteers in the beautiful country of Peru. Jenny is one of the reasons why volunteers keep going back to Peru!
ToddProgram Director - Bangkok & Chiang MaiTodd is an American, who has lived in Thailand since 2002. He has extensive experience in teaching and working with volunteers. Todd has volunteered in Thailand and Kyrgyzstan and very well understands the needs and expectations of Volunteers coming to Thailand. He has been working with Volunteering Solutions since 2008.
JoeCountry Director - KenyaJoe has been working with Volunteering Solutions since the company was established in 2007. He holds a Masters in International Economic Law from University of Warwick , United Kingdom. He coordinates all the arrangements for the volunteers in Kenya to ensure their safe and comfortable stay. He holds a considerable personal volunteering experience in both Kenya and UK. He loves travelling to different parts of Africa, playing tennis and swimming.
NamSurin - Thailand Program ManagerNam has been working with international volunteers in Thailand since 2009. She has the experience of working with over 1000 volunteers from around the world in Thailand. Nam manages the operations in Surin along with 6 other support staff who work under her.
MelissaProgram Coordinator - China - BeijingMelissa is based in Beijing and is the main program coordinator there. She is a nice and friendly person who likes to make friends from all over the world. If you need any help, please feel free to contact her without any hesitation. She is a proud mother of a little child, however will be available any time you need her in Beijing.
SamphorsProgram Director - CambodiaSamphors was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has obtained a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration from Preston University in 2006. Samphors has been working for an NGO for more than 20years and has many experiences in working in multicultural project. She has very strong knowledge in community Development through her work experience. She has attended many training oversea such as Thailand, Philippine and Germany. Samphors will provide general support to volunteers in Cambodia along with other local team. Samphors is looking forward to welcome every volunteer who comes to Cambodia.
BobbyProgram Coordinator - Palampur, IndiaBobby has been living in Palampur since birth. He is well versed with Palampur and area around Himachal Pradesh. He has been working with Volunteering Solutions since late 2007. He looks forward to meeting you and making your stay in Palampur a memorable one. Outside work, he loves to go on weekend trips and trekking along with the volunteers and spending time with his kids.
MeyProgram Coordinator - Phnom PenhMey is one of the Program Coordinators in Phnom Penh.
UmaCountry Director - NepalUma is a resident of Kathmandu and has been the Country Director of Nepal Programs since 2007. She is also responsible for the management and running of the operations of an orphanage in Nepal. Uma takes care of 9 children, giving them education and a comfortable life. She looks forward to welcoming volunteers in Nepal.
RoxannePrograms Administrator - South AfricaFrom the time a volunteer commits to making the trip to South Africa, Roxanne oversees the entire process. She first reviews the original application and profile to determine the best placement to match the volunteers interests, aptitudes, and preferences with corresponding projects and accommodation arrangements. She also checks in with the assistance of the local staff to make sure that the volunteer is situated and is available to advise the volunteer when in the country.
AliMorocco Program CoordinatorAli has studied at the State University of New York with a degree in Communications. He obtained his B.A from Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco and his M.A in Business Communications from the University of Moulay Ismail Mekness. He has worked with many schools, universities as well as organizations and takes care of the volunteer program in Morocco. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
AmalProgram Coordinator - Sri LankaAmal coordinates the ground arrangements in Sri Lanka
FredCountry Director - GhanaFred was born in 1979 in Kumasi in the Ashanti region but grew up in Tamale, in the northern region where he completed his primary education. After completing his college education from Prempeh college in Kumasi, he graduated in National Diploma in Accounting. Fred is very popular among the volunteers and is actively involved in executing different projects for the benefit of Ghanaian community. Besides English, he speaks three local Ghanaian languages very fluently. Fred believes volunteering should make a change in the lives of people who really need help and also makes a great impact of the development of deprived communities.
RajivCountry Director - IndiaRajiv is a post graduate in English and a former lecturer in University. He has been working with International Volunteers for over 5 years now. He has vast experience and knowledge of working with over 1000 volunteers in India. He has also travelled to US, UK and Canada and he understands the western culture very well. He has vast knowledge of Indian culture, history and his city Delhi. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your stay in Delhi.
DheerajAssistant Coordinator- Delhi ProgramDheeraj was born in Delhi and is well verse with the different parts of it. He is mainly responsible for the administration jobs, airport pickups and city tours. He is a person with a charming nature and always has a smile on his face, this is why volunteers love to be with him. He would go out of the way to make your trip to Delhi a wonderful experience!
ShankarAssistant Coordinator- Delhi ProgramShankar hails from Nepal and has also lived in Malaysia and Qatar in the past. Along with assisting the volunteers in different tasks, he also plays the role of a hostel manager in one of the volunteer house accommodations in Delhi. He is always available for any assistance and support required by the volunteers doing their projects in Delhi.
ParagTravel Desk ManagerParag is a native of Mumbai and graduated in Commerce from University of Mumbai.He has experience of more than 8 years of working in the travel industry at different levels. He is fond of travelling and has travelled extensively throughout India as well as various international locations. Parag joined Volunteering Solutions in 2013. He plays a key role by overseeing the product mix of the company and the different tour options offered to the travellers, both for Inbound and Outbound.
AmitAsst Program Coordinator - Palampur, IndiaAmit has been working with Volunteering Solutions since late 2007.He is also a physical therapist by profession and an active social worker from last five years. Amit is in charge of all the volunteer administration in Palampur. He takes care of all the logistics for making your trip in Palampur a one you can remember for your lifetime.
CharlesCountry Coordinator - TanzaniaBorn in 1987 at Arusha , Charles belongs to the Maasai tribe. He holds a Degree in law from Makumira University, Advanced Certificate From Moringe high school in Tanzania. He also works as a professional safari operator in Arusha and is also very interested in travelling. He would be happy to arrange a great safari package for you while in Arusha!
MarcoProgram Manager - Costa RicaMarco offers more than sixteen years of experience as a professor of Spanish as a Second Language. Through his professional work he has conducted various Educational workshops in Costa Rica. He received a BA in Tourism with an emphasis in Community Tourism and Development Projects from Universidad Panamericana de Costa Rica, a certification in Human Resource Administration from the National Institute for Learning (INA), studied Language and Culture Facilitation through Peace Corps, Costa Rica. Marco is dedicated to providing exemplary service to every participant.
AthenaProgram Coordinator - Shanghai - ChinaAthena was born in 1986 in Fujian China. She has graduated from Quanzhou Normal University, majoring in primary education. She was selected to be a volunteer at Illoillo Sun Yat Set High School of Philippines and spent two years there to teach Mandarin to local students. After returning back to China in 2010, she worked at a college at her hometown and in 2013, moved to Shanghai. Athena works as the Program Coordinator in our Shanghai partner organization office.
MukeshSenior Web DeveloperMukesh Kumar has been working with Volunteering Solutions since May 2008. He has done Masters in Computer Application from Delhi and is responsible for Programing and upkeep of our website. Mukesh works along with a team of two other programming and designing staff at the office. If you would like to contact him regarding the functionality of our website.
AnuradhaSr. Executive: Social Media Marketing & ContentAnuradha recently joined us as a Social Media Marketing Executive. Prior to working with Volunteering Solutions, she worked on the similar profile for Amity University. She has 3 years of experience in online marketing and holds an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance. She believes in making genuine connections and building good relationships.At Volunteering Solutions, she manage company's online presence on all social media pages including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.She loves what she do which makes her job more interesting. In personal life also, she is highly influenced by social networking, loves sharing her thoughts and pictures - in short she is a "Selfie Queen".
DronaInternational Sales and Customer SpecialistDrona works as a International Sales and Customer Specialist with VolSol, and takes care of volunteers queries before they join our programs. After completing his engineering in electrical from Rajasthan University, Dronacharya worked for around 2 years as a network engineer. But his passion for writing and inclination towards creativity made him enter the field of communications. He holds a diploma in Integrated Marketing Communications from Sri Aurobindo University. A true foodie by heart, Dronacharya belongs to the league of people ‘who live to eat’.
DiptiSr. SEO and SMO SpecialistDipti, post graduate in English literature and holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and a diploma in computer education from DOEACC society, New Delhi. She is working with Volunteering Solutions since 2014.
VasundharaInternational Sales & Customer SpecialistVasundhara is a B.Com Hons Graduate from University of Delhi. She loves and lives for travel and has been working in the industry for more than 3 years. She loves trekking in the Himalayas and is also a backpacking instructor. A believer of experiential traveling, she does freelance fashion and food photography. In her free time, she is either reading a biography or watching a documentary or planning her travels!
EsterProgram Coordinator - PhilippinesEster is a graduate from the University of Philippines. She is the main program program coordinator in Tacloban coordinating placements of the volunteers in different projects as well as assisting in researching new projects in need of volunteers. She looks forward to welcome you in Tacloban.
ArvindAccounts and AdminstrationArvind
AmanGraphic and Web DesignerAman
RiyankaContent Marketing Executive---