Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new to us at Lions Clubs International (India). Our founding father, Melvin Jones, instituted the association on CSR. His personal code was "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else". This is the guiding credo for us, Lion members across the globe. Lions Clubs brings together people who volunteer their time, service and expertise for the betterment of the community they live in. In India we are the largest voluntary service club in the country.
From my experience of working with Lions volunteers across the country, I have seen that those who volunteer their time or expertise to serve others create tremendous value for society and experience high levels of personal growth and humility within themselves.
A volunteer I met at a recent Lions Club activity shared her experience of how her time as a volunteer has served to take her out a state of depression she was experiencing. It was heartening to see her put her worries aside and take a passionate responsibility to help those less fortunate than her.