To achieve Bhumi’s vision by identifying and nurturing the leadership potential of volunteers to ensure better sustainability of our projects

  • Why Lead Bhumi?

    Your action creates a ripple effect, motivating many other individuals to take up responsibilities that create a change within us and the society around us. This one action could change the life of a child, a volunteer and make the planet a better place!


    All of us have ideas, hopes, dreams and goals of changing the world we live in and creating a better one. We believe that by empowering one volunteer..


    we enable many other volunteers to provide quality education to lesser privileged children across the country


    we enable many other volunteers to take the lead to identify various causes that need the youth to give their time and efforts


    we can create a ripple effect where we will get closer to our goal of making volunteering a habit

  • About the programme

    To provide adequate focus and strengthen leadership at various levels, three different platforms are available as a part of Lead Bhumi


    Enhanced Leadership Development Programme

    Focuses on national / city level leadership


    Lead Bhumi

    Focuses on project level leadership


    Lead Projects

    Focuses on grooming process towards Lead Bhumi

  • Lead Bhumi

    Our leadership platform provides opportunity to more than 300 leaders to motivate and inspire 10,000 plus volunteers across various programmes viz. Ignite (Educational Initiatives), Catalyse (Civic Initiatives) and REFRESH (Recruitment & Event Management)

    Lead Bhumi nurtures leadership potential of our young, ignited volunteers enabling them to drive the vision and goal of Bhumi.




    Volunteers design their application to exhibit themselves


    Leadership Orientation & Panel Discussion

    Applicants convince us that they have it in them to bring a change through a thorough interview


    Programe Specific Responsibility (PSR)

    Applicants show us their capability to lead by conducting on ground activities


    Final Review & Selection

    Applicants journey is reviewed and selection for lead bhumi is communicated

  • Lead Bhumi Process

    Detailed flowchart of Lead Bhumi Process

  • The HEROIC Journey so Far


    Leaders developed since 2013


    Volunteers impacted since 2013

  • Eligibility and Expectations

    If you are a Bhumi volunteer who has completed orientation and are ready to empower more volunteers around you, apply now!

    General expectations from all Lead Bhumi Coordinators:





    • Be ready to commit a minimum of 10 hrs per week for volunteering (can be a mix of online and offline)
    • Passionate about volunteerism and is strongly connected to organisation's vision, goals and value
    • Your actions impact the beneficiaries directly. Empathetic in building relationship with all stakeholders - beneficiaries, volunteers, donors, partner organisations and the commmunity
    • Engage with all Bhumians as a single team whether it is the national team, fellow coordinators or the volunteers whom your coordinate
    • Maintain appropriate documentation as prescribed and report timely, periodically
    • Communicate with empathy, respond to emails and all other communications promptly
    • Have regular meetings, conference calls, seek regular feedback to ensure continuous improvement
    • Reach out and resolve volunteer queries / issues in a timely manner and escalate promptly if support is required
    • Inspire fellow volunteers by your pro-activeness, commitment and perseverance
    • Identify, appreciate and nurture further leadership
    • Proactive in taking ownership over the organisation, roles and responsibilities taken
  • Roles and Responsibilities

    The roles & responsibilities are derived from the expectations and are only indicative and not exhaustive

    Project Coordinator

    Responsible for the smooth functioning of the project

    • Ensure achievement of project outcomes and maximize impact
    • Provide direction and assistance to project's support teams like Operations, HR etc.
    • Visit centres / project activities regularly and monitor progress
    • Constantly meet, report and maintain relations with teams / partner organizations (incl. centres)
    • Sustain current operations, and pursue opportunities for growth and expansion

    HR Coordinator

    Responsible for volunteer management

    • Orient new volunteers and facilitate their induction into the project including centre / activity mapping
    • Track and maintain volunteer attendance within the project and participation in all Bhumi activities
    • Frequently interact and resolve volunteer issues proactively
    • Constantly engage volunteers in project as well as Bhumi level activities
    • Recognize and motivate volunteers periodically

    Content Coordinator


    Subject (Ignite/Catalyse) matter expert for delivering the best project outcomes

    • Implement the appropriate content identified by the national team
    • Facilitate training and assessments in a timely manner.
    • Monitor and support in effective delivery of the content across the project
    • Engage volunteers in regular preparation and continuous improvement of the content and syllabus
    • Visit centres / project activities regularly and incorporate feedback in the content and syllabus
    • Periodically update Project Coordinator and National Teams on the progress and challenges

    Event Coordinator


    Expert in executing the event in the best possible manner - REFRESH

    • Execute events in coordination with the national team
    • Monitor and support in effective conduct of the event in an unbiased manner
    • Engage volunteers in preparation and continuous improvement of the quality of events

    Operations Coordinator


    Responsible for operational effectiveness and efficiency

    • Plan the overall logistics and resource requirement for executing the project
    • Coordinate with other coordinators to identify appropriate resources
    • Maintaining and keeping track of centre database, children database and attendance
    • Identify and engage vendors, negotiate best pricing
    • Ensure optimum utilization / minimal wastage of resources
    • Track availability / utilization, maintain quality; and troubleshoot in case of damage
    • Ensure proper and timely submission of bills and vouchers

    Fundraising Coordinator


    Responsible for raising sufficient funds

    • Presenting Bhumi to organisations, facilitating contributions and creating partnerships
    • Coordinate the implementation of monthly ECS contributions - volunteers, companies, well-wishers
    • Encourage volunteers to fundraise for Bhumi and provide necessary support
    • Support in organizing fundraising events
    • Ensure proper accounting of donations and timely delivery of receipts to donors / sponsors
    • Maintain donor relations and constantly communicate about Bhumi happenings

    PR and Communications Coordinator


    Responsible for internal and external promotion and communication



    • Presenting Bhumi to organisations to create sustainable partnerships
    • Connect with teams (college student bodies, company CSR) for volunteering and identification of campus catalysts
    • Plan and execute appropriate social strategy (promotion and communication) to ensure maximum reach of organisation, programmes, and events
    • Effectively use available communication platforms like Workplace, Blog, Whatsapp, and Facebook to share information
    • Ensure adherence of social media and communication policy

    City Level/Programme Level Leads



    Overall responsibility for the city or a programme within the city
    • Ensure achievement of project outcomes and maximize impact in the city
    • Responsible for ensuring
      • Sufficient volunteer recruitment (social media and other outreach, recruitment drives, orientations)
      • Proper conduct of all events (Ignite fest, Daan Utsav, Nakshatra etc.)
      • Sustainability (Fundraising and finance)
      • Corporate Relations (Joy to the World, etc.)
      • Leadership pipeline - Identifyingy and grooming leadership at all levels
      • Provide direction and assistance to project teams in the city
    • Visit centres / project activities regularly and monitor progress
    • Constantly meet, report and maintain relations with teams / partner organizations (incl. centres)
    • Sustain current operations, and pursue opportunities for growth and expansion
    • Ensure functioning of projects according to the organization’s processes and values
    • Troubleshoot / raise concerns at the right forum and time


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    for Lead Bhumi Process

    Design Phase

    1. When can I apply for Lead Bhumi?

      Lead Bhumi applications are now open throughout the year. A volunteer can apply anytime in the year.


    2. How do I apply?

      Click on the Apply Now once you go through all the important information mentioned on the website.


    3. I do not have any acknowledgement after I register

      You will receive an acknowledgement in your email and on your screen as soon as you fill the application form. Please check your spam / promotions if you do not see it in your inbox.


    4. I have registered. What do I do next?

      You will receive an invite from Zoho on your registered email id. Please accept the invite to log in to Lead Bhumi portal. All information about the process will be available only on this portal. If you have not received this invite please check Spam / Promotions tab or email lead@bhumi.ngo

    Discuss Phase


    1. I have attended Bhumi orientation. Is Leadership orientation the same? Do I need to attend it again?

      Bhumi orientation is for those who are interested in volunteering with Bhumi, whereas Leadership orientation is for Bhumi volunteers who are interested in leading Bhumi.


    2. I cannot see a slot to register for Leadership orientation

      An orientation may not be scheduled yet in your city. Reach out to your city team if you are unable to see a slot for registration. If you do not have the details of your city team, please share a request through Lead Bhumi Helpdesk.


    3. What will happen if I register for orientation and do not attend it?

      You can register for subsequent orientation based on the slot provided. You can go to the next step only after completing leadership orientation


    4. Do I have to complete Panel discussion on the same day of leadership orientation?

      It is not mandatory to complete Panel discussion on the day of leadership orientation. However, your application will not reach the final stage unless panel discussion is completed.


    5. Who will be conducting Panel discussion?

      Your current lead bhumi coordinators and city teams will conduct Panel discussion.

    Develop Phase


    1. What is PSR?

      PSR is Programme Specific Responsibility is based on the programme you have applied for. PSR is a great way to understand the various milestones, events, activities and important tasks in your project across the year.


    2. Is PSR a team activity or can be done individually?

      An applicant can decide if they want to complete the responsibility by forming a team or individually. Reach out to your city team for more information on this. If you do not have the details of your city team, please share a request through Lead Bhumi Helpdesk.


    3. Who approves my request for PSR?

      Your PSR is approved by your city team. In the absence of a city team, Lead Bhumi support team will approve PSR. You can get in touch with your city team directly for queries or raise them through Lead Bhumi Helpdesk.


    4. My request for PSR has been rejected. What should I do?

      Check your email for clarifications. Reach out to your city team if you have any queries and share a fresh PSR request again.


    5. Is it mandatory to update the PSR report?

      Yes. Your PSR will be considered complete only if report as per the guideliens is updated in Lead Bhumi Portal. Please ensure you note the number of PSRs you need to complete based on the programme you have applied for. If you have completed the PSR activity / event and not updated the report, your application will be on hold till further clarification is provided


    6. I have already coordinated a few activities as a volunteer / coordinator in the last year. Do i need to conduct a PSR again?

      If you are a volunteer and have coordinated activities / events within 6 months from the date of application, you can raise PSR approval request and directly update the PSR report on its approval. You do not have to conduct the activity / event.

      If you are a past / current Lead Bhumi coordinator you will have an option of updating your contribution in the application form itself. You need not conduct the activity / event again.



    Final Review


    1. How is final review different from a panel discussion?

      Panel discussion is the first round of discussion with your current lead bhumi coordinators in your city. Whereas during Final Review, the national team will review your application form, panel discussion feedback, PSR report/s and supporting documents if any to confirm your selection.


    2. Who will be completing final review of my application?

      National team of your project will be completing the final review of your application and lead bhumi process.


    3. I receive a selection email from Lead Bhumi team. Does that mean selection is done by Lead Bhumi team?

      No. Selection of an applicant is done by National team based on the feedback given by city teams. Lead Bhumi support team will review the selection and share the results.


    4. Where can I see the results?

      You can view the selected coordinators on http://bhumiverse.org/LeadBhumi2018


    5. Do I need to apply again if I am not selected?

      You need not apply again. Please share your reasons for re-applying by sending an email to lead@bhumi.ngo. The Lead Bhumi team will share next steps after taking a feedback from your city and national team


    6. I am a past coordinator. Do I need to complete the entire process for selection again?

      If you are a past lead bhumi coordinator, you will have the option of sharing your contribution in the application form itself. The city and the national teams will review your application form connect with you for a Final review directly.



    7. I am an existing coordinator. I want to continue to be a coordinator next year. Do I need to complete the entire process for selection again?

      If you are a current lead bhumi coordinator, you need fill up the registration form again. You will have the option of sharing your contribution in the application form itself. The city and the national teams will review your application form connect with you for a Final review directly.



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