Our Initiatives


Volunteer Centers

With the Global Network of National Volunteer Centers and a directory of national volunteer centers worldwide, IAVE aims to enhance volunteering worldwide through reliable, strong, and effective volunteer centers.



IAVE is committed to advocate for volunteering as a powerful tool that builds leadership among youth, helping develop compassionate agents of change, active in the present and working for a better future.



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 national representatives, steering committees, and the secretariat team, IAVE’s leadership consists primarily by volunteers who are elected by the general membership.

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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Global Friends of Volunteering is a no-cost way to publicly express your support for volunteering.

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