Starting on May 24, we will be kicking off our new webinar series titled “Leadership for Volunteering: Reflecting on the COVID-19 Experience”. In this 3-part webinar series we will examine key volunteering topics highlighted in IAVE’s research on the experience and response of leadership for volunteering organizations during the pandemic. An accompanying briefing paper for each of the sessions will both reflect on evidence gathered from the research and inform future volunteering operations and practice.
This webinar will seek to explore the role of, and the relationship between, the not for profit and corporate sectors in responding to disasters and crisis with particular emphasis on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current humanitarian crises such as the war in Ukraine. It will reflect on how engagement between the two sectors works in terms of planning and delivering an effective disaster response. Outlining, for example, the corporate and NGO leadership, the role of corporate and NGO partnership, how volunteers are recruited and deployed and the role for local community involvement. The webinar will also seek to focus on lessons learned and, for example, how the pandemic experience will influence volunteer involvement in the future.
This webinar will seek to explore the importance of partnership and collaboration and how the global pandemic has highlighted the relevance of effective partnership in supporting and developing volunteering to deliver greater impact. It will reflect on the different stakeholders and relationships that are important to providing leadership for volunteering including between NGO’s and between governments and NGOs. It will explore why partnership and collaboration is important and what helps to create and sustain effective partnerships. The webinar will also seek to focus on lessons learned and, for example, how partnership and collaboration will influence support for volunteering and the mobilization of volunteers in the future.
This webinar will seek to explore the importance of creating an enabling environment for volunteering, the key components required and the challenges in making this happen. It will also explore how providing a supportive environment for volunteering creates realopportunities for citizens to get involved in creating positive change within their communities. It will consider the relationships between government and civil society and how this can help or hinder volunteer engagement and development. It will explore how partnership and collaboration can be a catalyst for enabling volunteering to flourish. It will discuss what the future priorities should be to enhance the global development of volunteering.