Youth webinar series

The Common Good:

Creating a Sustainable Future through Volunteering

Join this 4-part webinar series focused the involvement and impact of volunteers in tackling issues of sustainability across the world. Learn more and register to attend this free webinar series.

Youth Volunteering

A New Challenge Paper:

A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers

This year we published an Insights Paper and two Challenge Papers. The latest Challenge Paper ‘A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers’ was commissioned in partnership with International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum). This paper adds to IAVE’s series on youth volunteering and will be a framing paper for Forum’s IVCO 2023 conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2023.

Corp Research

Corporate Volunteering for a

Post-Pandemic World

We are pleased to announce the publication of Corporate Volunteering in a Post-
Pandemic World, Part Two. This report is an analysis of the State of Health of
Corporate Volunteering in each region of the world: Africa, Arab Nations, Asia-Pacific,
Europe, Latin America, and North America, plus selected countries. Analytical profiles
have been written by local researchers based on extensive interviews with companies,
nonprofit organizations, volunteer-involving organizations, academics and independent

Our Impact

IAVE's 2022

Annual Impact Report

2022 has been an exciting year for IAVE with the return of the World Conference, the publication of our global corporate volunteering research and many more. We invite you read the report to learn more about our impact and commitment to enabling the leaders, organizations and environments that empower volunteers.

strategic plan

The Power of Volunteering to
Change the World

Proud of Our Past, Building for the Future

Building on our rich history and the qualities that make IAVE unique, this Strategic Plan serves as our pledge to meet the future with a renewed and refreshed purpose and commitment to our stakeholders, our members, and to volunteering leadership around the world.

leadership report

Leadership for Volunteering:

The COVID-19 Experience

Gathering insights from 70 respondents across 67 countries, this research study examines how COVID-19 has impacted the strategic leadership role of national volunteering leadership organizations (VLOs) in advocacy, development and volunteer mobilization.

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About IAVE

IAVE creates a more just and sustainable world by enabling the leaders, organizations, and environments that empower volunteers. At IAVE, we know that when people get involved in their communities, things change for the better.The estimated 1 billion people worldwide who volunteer each year create a collective expression of civic engagement that builds community cohesion and resilience that is fundamental to making a better life for us all. Our mission centers on ensuring that volunteers are safe and supported in their work and allowed to become recognized as legitimate and important actors in achieving a just and sustainable world.

What We Do

IAVE - Advocacy


IAVE advocates for the global recognition of volunteering as vital to the creation of a just and sustainable world. We strive for equity and a diverse share of voice to include volunteering leaders and organizations and to create an enabling and empowering environment for global volunteering.

IAVE - Knowledge Development

Knowledge Creation & Sharing

IAVE advances volunteering’s global practice, efficacy, representation, and influence by generating an evidence base around effective volunteering at the individual, organizational and societal level. We connect and convene people together to share experience, expertise, and ideas.

IAVE - Network Development

Leadership Development

IAVE creates spaces which affirm and grow a global culture of volunteering, giving recognition to the importance of volunteers enhancing social cohesion. We accomplish this through supportive networks such as our Global Corporate Volunteer Council and our Global Network of Volunteering Leadership and through global convenings such as our biennial World Volunteer Conference.

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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Recent News

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Become a Member

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Become a Global Friend of Volunteering

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

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