In order to give a shout – out to our wonderful volunteers, even if only digitally, we were very happy to get together with as many of them as possible in our Virtual Volunteers’ Celebration Event, that other-wisely might have been a gala. The get together was digitally translated in an online happening with talks, debates and surprises.
The event agenda guided us in celebration through the year’s achievements, considering the cards 2020 dealt, we must say we are delighted with the outcome.
There was a very entertaining talk, lead by our own Raluca Negulescu-Balaci, with fellow volunteers from partner organizations both in Romania (Alexandra Mitrică – Teach for Romania) and in India (Vishal Talreja – Dream a Dream) about how they got involved in volunteering, heartwarming experiences they had along the way, but most of all, about the joys of giving back to society and volunteering with kids.
We got the chance to hear a very inspiring and uplifting story from Daniel Dines, the CEO of UiPath, who graciously joined us in celebrating the volunteering effort.
We also had a talk with our former President of the Board of the UiPath Foundation, Alexandra Dines, who brought a message of gratitude and hope towards all our volunteers.
And as an added bonus we enjoyed a Zoom concert performed by We Singing Colors, fellow volunteering enthusiasts and a band with whom the foundation had at least a few serendipitous crossings in our common path to contribute to a better world.
Our surprise gift to our volunteers was the birth of the UiPath Foundation forest – we planted one tree for each of the volunteers and mentors – 126 in total, with the help of Tree Nation platform – in India, supporting the Trees for Tribals initiative. The forest will definitely keep growing, just as this wonderful community will do – with the support of so many amazing people joining our efforts!
Even though digital, our celebration was close to our hearts as we got to send out a message of gratitude, togetherness and service. A big thank you to all the volunteers out there – you are doing an amazing job! And for the story to live