Anjali Butley (Tata Volunteer)
"This project has given me challenging and thought provoking learning experience"
My experience is very great, cherishing working on the project ' Research Design & Editorial Strategy' for NGO GLOBAL CRISIS RESPONSE (GCR) currently single-handed by Sudhir Shetty, Founder & CEO.
GCR focuses on societal, climate change, ecological overshot issues, technology usage damaging human natural talents etc. While developing the research design, content strategy, editorial strategy from scratch has given me challenging and thought provoking learning experience. Which required lots of patience, research and discussion with Sudhir to understand his vision, mission current state, future plan to develop an editorial strategy. It is a first version, As GCR's Work area, expansion of team happens, request Sudhir to review and revise the research design, content strategy, editorial strategy and come up with next version. Wishing GCR to grow and be the number one social influencer in the area of Global Crisis, Sustainability.
User Experience (UX) Researcher
"Working with GCR has been an incredible learning experience, where I had the opportunity to apply my knowledge in user research and design thinking to a meaningful cause."
At GCR, I was given the opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and gain a more holistic perspective on the issue. The literary works I was exposed to have shown me the nuances involved, the cause and effects, and the interactions between the structure and agencies of human society that have resulted in the global crises we face. I believe that every second of one's life is a learning curve, and my experience at GCR has been fortunate in that regard.
As a user researcher at GCR, I conducted in-depth research to inform the design of the organization's website. Through creating surveys, conducting interviews, and a heuristic evaluation, I was able to gain valuable insights into user needs and preferences for improving the website's user experience.
As I move forward, I am excited to put my knowledge into practice and contribute to the vision and goals of Global Crisis Response. To quote Malcolm Gladwell, "Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities." GCR has provided me with those circumstances and opportunities, and I am grateful for the experience.
Creating a Volunteer Handbook
"I am really thankful for GCR for giving me this opportunity and particularly Sudhir for his guidance and support throughout."
Volunteering with GCR was a new experience for me as I was volunteering for the first time. Honestly speaking it was an absolutely amazing learning experience. I supported the organization in developing its very first version of Volunteer Handbook. I am really thankful for GCR for giving me this opportunity and particularly Sudhir for his guidance and support throughout.
My experience of volunteering with GCR was both enriching and enlightening. I got the opportunity to enhance my skills in the field of Project Management and gained authentic knowledge about real-world issues. I am grateful that I could be a part of such a crucial initiative.
When I initially joined GCR as a volunteer, my sole purpose was to learn new skills in Project Management and share my knowledge about the PM tools with the team, but as soon as I attended the Orientation sessions with Sudhir, where he elaborated the vision & mission of GCR and took us deep into the world of Global Crisis, my whole perspective regarding the global issues changed. These issues are a part of our daily lives, yet they remain hidden, and GCR is trying to bring those issues to light. GCR is a knowledge platform for those who want to better know our planet and its related existential concerns. If you are a planet enthusiast, a keen learner or want to see the global crisis from a different perspective, then I would recommend you to be a part of GCR's journey. It's not just about surprising yourself with some new facts but also contributing your skills for the betterment of humanity. It was an eye-opening experience for me, and I am sure it will be for you too.
Collaborating with GCR was not only buoyant but also was a learning curve in educating me about terms such as sustainability, Collapse, and Global crisis. Being part of the PM integration tool
Collaborating with GCR was not only buoyant but also was a learning curve in educating me about terms such as sustainability, Collapse, and Global crisis. Being part of the PM integration tool, I was not only able to navigate through Asana better but learn a lot about the usage of the Tool as well.
This volunteering experience project opened a doorway to learning more about Project management tools and was able to comprehend efforts to under the vision of what GRC is trying to achieve.
The entire experience has been bliss and the knowledge gains and collaboration with Sudhir and the entire team is quite momentous.
"The eight weeks at GCR allowed me to grow personally and helped me gain a new understanding of the world from a socio-ecological perspective - an experience I had never had before"
I was allowed to intern as a Policy Research Assistant at Global Crisis Response under the supervision of Mr. Sudhir Shetty, Founder, and Director. During the internship, I contributed to extensive secondary research, fact-checking, report writing, and summary analysis of research papers to create a sustainability directory in the aftermath of the Societal Collapse and the Sixth Mass Extinction. The eight weeks at GCR allowed me to grow personally and helped me gain a new understanding of the world from a socio-ecological perspective - an experience I had never had before. I also gained a better understanding of how we humans prioritize our own needs over the needs of the planet, and how each of us has the power to improve the world simply by contributing a little.
"My time as a research assistant with GCR was hugely valuable and helped me develop useful skills like creating written form content, database creation, and critical thinking. I gained new perspectives on issues like climate change and became more aware of the work that needs to be done. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work with this organization!"
While I worked with Global Crisis Response, I had various responsibilities ranging from writing short articles about sustainability and the environment to creating a database of relevant organizations, leaders, and topics. Our team had frequent meetings to discuss our goals and tasks, as well as learn more about the mission of the organization and the issues our world faces. I was surprised to learn about topics such as Degrowth and the criticisms of growth because they were never mentioned in my undergrad studies and I had never heard anyone discuss it before. It is such an important topic that needs more attention, and I was glad to learn about it as a research assistant. Working with Global Crisis Response helped me find my interests and motivated me to pursue graduate school to study climate change, sustainability, and policy making. The skills and knowledge I gained as a research assistant were key to helping me make that next step.
Dr. Patty Ramirez (Cadiz, Spain)
Research Associate (2021-2022)
“I have a better grasp of the interconnected problems, beyond climate change, and the need for wider system change. Thank you, GCR for opening my eyes to these issues, which I will continue to engage with”
'No Man is an island, entire of itself' - John Donne, 1624
I have always loved this poem which emphasizes that we - as humans - are all connected, that we need each other, and that we are a community. As an ecologist, I interpret this quote more widely - that we as humans cannot exist in isolation from the whole biological diversity of our earth.
The time I spent volunteering with GCR, in particular in discussion with you and the other volunteers, and immersing myself in the recommended reading, helped to fill in gaps in my scientific education. I have a better grasp of the interconnected problems, beyond climate change, and the need for wider system change. Thank you, GCR for opening my eyes to these issues, which I will continue to engage with.
“While working with GCR I have also had the precious opportunity to read various literary works by such influential personalities who have put great effort into teaching the world about the nuances involved, the cause and effects”
I have always believed that every second of one’s life could be a learning curve, and GCR has truly been a blessing in that regard. Under the guidance of Sudhir sir, I have had the opportunity to learn about the climate crisis from a more holistic and in-depth perspective. The current events happening in our world are only more proof of the fact that people are miserably failing at understanding that the true issues that we face lie not in their power struggles but exist on a much larger scale, one which essentially threats the existence of our world as we know it. While working with GCR I have also had the precious opportunity to read various literary works by such influential personalities who have put great effort into teaching the world about the nuances involved, the cause and effects, and the interactions between the structure and agencies of human society - that has resulted in the global crises that we face.
I look forward to putting my knowledge into written works and discussions, and thus, helping in contributing to the vision and goals of Global Crisis Response.