Volunteer Profile: Saumil Bapat

  1. What are the basics: Name/Job/Location/life goal (can be serious/funny/quirky)?

Saumil Bapat / Technical Architect at Saleforce.com / Start a successful tech company

  1. How and why did you get involved with Venture 2 Impact?

I heard from a few friends that it was a very positive and eye-opening experience, and they had a major impact in the area they went to.

  1. What is your favorite part of Venture 2 Impact?

Meeting new people and understanding their culture, seeing their challenges and different work styles

  1. What has been your most rewarding experience with Venture 2 Impact?

Seeing how happy the kids at Anugrah were in spite of the difficulties they faced in life.

  1. How has your experience Venture 2 Impact influenced you the most?

I’ve become much more interested in social causes since going on the last trip. It’s also taught me that impact isn’t just a purely financial matter – rather it’s more about having a positive impact on the people you’re working with, even something like providing a different perspective.

  1. What have you learned since volunteering with Venture 2 Impact? Has your perspective changed?

It’s taught me to look at poverty in a more intricate way – something that goes beyond just financial.


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Our family has seen various levels of poverty during our travels. To help combat poverty we mostly made donations in the past. More recently, I’ve volunteered at our local community school and my husband joined the board for a high school in a vulnerable community. As our sense of the importance of community increased over the years, we have become more interested in contributing our time, in a meaningful way.

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I had long thought about ways to give back to the broader community when I stumbled across Venture 2 Impact for the first time. In all my attempts to try and find a way to give back I was struggling with finding something where I felt I could really contribute uniquely with my specific skill set in a way that seemed sustainable to the community I was trying to help.

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