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Global companies – those operating in three or more regions of the world – that are committed to developing and sustaining their volunteer efforts are invited to join IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC), joining their peers in mutual sharing, learning and support.

GCVC currently has 50+ members headquartered in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America, giving it a unique global perspective on corporate volunteering. See a complete current list of members here.

GCVC members enjoy a broad array of benefits:

Brand Recognition & Support

  • Identification with peer global companies that share your commitment to volunteering
  • Opportunities for positioning as a global corporate leader for the promotion & strengthening of volunteering
  • Visibility at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference, regional IAVE conferences and other events
  • Opportunities at conferences, in IAVE publications and online to tell the story of your volunteer efforts

Collaboration

  • Participation in IAVE’s ongoing knowledge development and research projects
  • Opportunities to work with United Nations Volunteers and other UN agencies in support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Connection with other members that can lead to collaborative projects – globally, regionally and nationally
  • Opportunity to participate in special-interest study groups – e.g., the Research Working Group on Disaster-Related Corporate Volunteering

Individualized Support for Your Volunteer Efforts

  • In-person or telephone consultation, on request, to support development of your programs
  • Logistics support for members that wish to convene their global or regional networks in conjunction with IAVE conferences
  • Opportunity to confidentially seek information or counsel from other GCVC members and for issue- or problem-specific research by IAVE
  • Unlimited members of your team can be added to invitation lists for webinars and conference calls & to distribution list for monthly e-newsletter, bulletins and IAVE publications

Opportunities for Sharing & Learning

  • Two in-person member meetings per year, each focused on a specific theme or issue
  • Four or more webinars per year, with input from experts on specific priority issues chosen by GCVC members, and hosted information-sharing conference calls
  • Password-protected online sharing of your program documents and presentations 7 access to those from other members  
  • Multiple discount registration rates for IAVE’s biennial World Volunteer Conference and biennial regional conferences