Virtual Ideathon

Volunteering to Build Resilience

October 13-15, 2020

The Emirates Foundation in cooperation with IAVE, under the umbrella of the UAE Volunteers’ campaign, is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Ideathon. During this 3-day event, NGOs and volunteering organizations worldwide will unify their efforts to develop sustainable and impactful solutions to key challenges of volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners will be awarded grants to implement their idea. Deadline to register is September 28.

Volunteering Together to

Enable Change & Create a Better World

July 22 to December 9

Although the pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference , the conference theme chosen for 2020 of volunteering together to enable change and create a better world has never been more relevant or more real. Join us for this special 7-part forum series to explore the contribution volunteers make to all communities across the world.

Resources to help Volunteer Organizations

Respond to the Coronavirus

We're here to help. IAVE is ready to help volunteer organizations deal with COVID-19 and the challenges it presents. We have prepared a series of webinars, resources and a response fund to help volunteer organizations best respond to this global crisis so that you can continue to safely engage your volunteers during this unprecedented time.

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Our Initiatives

Volunteering Leadership

With the Global Network of Volunteering Leadership, IAVE aims to enhance volunteering worldwide through reliable, strong, and effective volunteer leadership organizations.


IAVE believes that corporate volunteering is a dynamic, global force, driven by companies that want to make a significant difference to serious global and local problem.

IAVE Leaders

Consisting of the executive officers, regional and constituency representatives, IAVE’s leadership consists of volunteers who are elected by our membership.

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About IAVE

IAVE is the only international organization that exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate the development of volunteering worldwide.

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Our Declaration

The Universal Declaration on Volunteering is the framework for IAVE’s advocacy efforts. It supports the right of everyone to volunteer.

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Volunteering Together Magazine

The Volunteering Together Magazine brings you curated stories, news and trends from the global volunteering community.

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