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1. What is Hiriyara Jaatre (Elders Fest)?

Hiriyara Jaatre is an annual fest organized by V The Volunteers (VTVO) under the initiative Elders Adda. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating senior citizens from various old age homes. The event includes one-minute games, competitions, and other engaging activities designed to bring joy and entertainment to our elderly guests.

2. How can I register as volunteer for Hiriyara Jaatre or invite others to volunteer?

You can sign up as a volunteer by visiting our registration link or contacting our volunteer coordination team by sending whatsapp to 6366359686. Once registered, you’ll receive details about your role, responsibilities, and the event schedule.

3. What kind of tasks will I be expected to do as a volunteer?

Volunteers at Hiriyara Jaatre take on various roles, you can choose to be part of any:

  • Assisting with event setup and decoration.

  • Helping senior citizens participate in games, competitions, sports and stage performances.

  • Serving food and snacks.

  • Providing general assistance and support to ensure guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves.

  • Managing the registration and check-in process etc

4. Do I need any special skills or qualifications to volunteer?

No special skills or qualifications are required. However, having a friendly, patient, and compassionate attitude is essential when working with senior citizens. Training and guidance will be provided to ensure you are comfortable with your assigned tasks.

5. What should I wear to the event?

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for moving around and assisting with various activities. VTVO will provide you with a volunteer T-shirt on the day of the event. Comfortable shoes are recommended as you may be on your feet for extended periods.

6. Can I bring friends or family members to volunteer with me?

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring friends and family who are interested in volunteering. They can sign up through the same process and will be assigned tasks based on their preferences and availability.

7. How do I get to the event location, and is transportation provided?

The event location and transportation details will be shared with you after you register as a volunteer. We usually organize carpooling or provide information on public transport routes to ensure everyone can reach the venue easily.

8. Will food and beverages be provided to volunteers?

Yes, volunteers will be provided with meals and refreshments throughout the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences in advance.

9. What time should I arrive, and how long will the event last?

Volunteers are usually asked to arrive an hour before the event starts for a briefing and to help with setup. The event typically lasts for about 6-8 hours, including setup and cleanup. Exact timings will be communicated to you closer to the event date.

10. How can I prepare for the event?

Familiarize yourself with the event schedule and your assigned tasks. Attend any pre-event meetings or training sessions. If possible, learn a bit about the games and activities to assist participants more effectively.

11. Who should I contact if I have more questions or need assistance?

You can reach out to the VTVO volunteer coordination team via email or phone. Contact details will be provided once you register. On the event day, there will be designated team leaders to assist you with any issues or questions.

12. What should I do if I need to cancel my volunteering commitment?

Please inform the volunteer coordination team as soon as possible if you need to cancel. This will help us reassign your tasks and ensure the event runs smoothly.

13. Can I take pictures or videos during the event?

We encourage capturing the joyous moments! However, please be respectful and mindful of the privacy and comfort of our elderly guests. Always ask for permission before taking photos or videos of individuals.

14. How does VTVO ensure the safety and well-being of the senior citizens during the event?

Safety and well-being are our top priorities. We have a team dedicated to health and safety, first aid stations on-site, and measures to ensure the event is accessible and comfortable for all participants.

15. Can I get a certificate or recognition for my volunteering?

Yes, VTVO provides certificates of participation and appreciation to all volunteers after the event. This is our way of acknowledging and thanking you for your valuable contribution.

16. How can I stay involved with VTVO after the event?

We’d love to have you continue your journey with VTVO! There are many other causes and events you can volunteer for. Stay connected through our website and social media for updates on upcoming opportunities.

17. What is the overall mission of VTVO?

V The Volunteers (VTVO) is a movement and platform that empowers people to engage in volunteer activities across a wide range of causes they care about. Our mission is to foster a spirit of community service and make a positive impact on society.

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