When CXO’s to international buyers in California are queuing up to support a tiny website which has not even completed a month, a bright young masseuse to Hollywood casting directors and India INC is hiring talents, serendipity is working in inexplicable ways. We are getting volunteers from Ireland to Sri Lanka to remote parts of India and this blog is meant to answer the question, “How could we all contribute our bit to be an instrument of service?” A lot of people have reached out as they would like to be part of this dance of the universe and here are 5 ways how you could do this.
As a famous Gandhi saying goes, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Atypical Advantage is trying to make our society more accepting and inclusive of people with disabilities. We are a talent platform where people with disabilities can sign themselves up in any talent category they see fit and also make a living by listing the products or paintings they make. Individuals and Giant corporations can browse through our tiny website to hire talent for an event or buy handcrafted products and paintings.
If you know a person with a disability, reach out to them. People may not be aware of the website because of lack of technology or the information might not have reached them yet. Being a privileged person, with adequate access to technology and resources, you can inform them about this platform and urge them to sign up. You can explain the process of signing up to them via this blog. You can also help them in setting up their profile and writing a professional bio for them. If you go through our website, 50 percent of the Bio’s written on our website was written by volunteers & you too could be one. By Mere facilitating listing, you are giving wide access to corporate/individuals to hire & increase his chances of generating livelihood
If you work in a Giant corporation, reach out to your HR department and ask them to hire people from atypicaladvantage.in. People who have signed up to the platform are very talented and are constantly looking for employment opportunities. If MNCs take a step towards inclusivity and hire people with disabilities, it would be the start of a revolution and more people will come forward to employ the services of such talented people. This informative presentation will enable you to pitch the platform to your colleagues and superiors.
If you know a person with a disability who makes amazing products/paintings, reach out to them. Inform them about the platform and explain the process of getting listed to them. They can get their products and paintings listed on the platform and people can buy them from the website. Individuals can even commission paintings from artists, so creating a profile on the platform will be very beneficial for artists as well as entrepreneurs. The Store and Atypical Art vertical on the website will help them in sustaining their livelihood by selling the products they make with their hard work. Drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of the rest
If you have a talent and are willing to help people in polishing their skills, sign up to be a mentor! Mentor Circle is an innovative step in the direction of helping people master a skill with the help of experts of the same skills. You can sign up to become a mentor and provide guidance to people who want to enhance and improve their skills. In this way, you can make use of your own skills and talents to further others’ inclination towards prowess. This will lead to the collective development of the mentor and the mentee.
You can lend a helping hand by contributing towards the cause and/or volunteering with us as a content writer, talent scouter, talent caretaker, corporate outreach or social media lead. By signing up as a volunteer, you can serve us in ways you decide to opt for and assist people with disabilities.
Join us in this revolution to bring a change and help us in any way you wish. everyone can be great at giving and we would always prefer your contribution in terms of time but if you still want to help us with the currency of money, you could do this here.
Atypical Advantage is Planet’s first talent platform for people with disabilities. Explore our website to hire diverse talent, shop for products made by people with disabilities, browse through exquisitely curated art. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, read more about us on our blog, sign up for mentorship, volunteer with us or feel free to contribute here.