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February 2021

[Webinar] The Voluntary National Reviews – Reporting the impact of volunteering to achieve the Agenda 2030

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

  The Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are the way in which countries report to the United Nations on the progress they are making on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not enough countries include volunteering in their VNRs, mainly because there is too little recognition by governments of the important role volunteering plays in achieving the goals. Analyzing examples and advancements made so far, this session will explore how incorporating evidence on volunteering on the VNRs is imperative to highlight citizen…

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[Webinar] Volunteerism and Social Activism

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  In this session, we will revisit the 2007/2008 paper Volunteerism and Social Activism: Pathways for participation in human development, co-produced by UNV, IAVE and CIVICUS. The paper still remains highly relevant as we consider volunteers as activists for social change – the formal and informal ways volunteers serve as activists for change has become ever more blurred during the pandemic. This webinar will set the scene for the series, picking up on the relationship between volunteering and activism. The…

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March 2021

[Webinar] Volunteers as Key Actors within Civil Society Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  All around the world, civil society and volunteers took the lead in responding to pandemic. This session will highlight the quick response of volunteers to address the devastating impact of COVID-19, particularly some of what might be considered the ‘invisible’ impact of the pandemic such as increased vulnerability of individuals.   Register to Attend   This webinar is part of a 4-part virtual series, Volunteering for Social Change – Volunteers as Actors and Activists in Protecting Civil Society. Learn more…

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April 2021

[Webinar] Volunteers Taking Action to Support the Recovery from COVID-19

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  This session will explore the role of volunteers in the pandemic recovery efforts. We will look at examples of how volunteers are helping communities build resilience during this unprecedented time which has resulted in a wide array of economic, social and health issues. The webinar will also highlight the important role that volunteers will play in the vaccination rollout efforts, working in partnership with government and healthcare providers to inoculate members our communities.   Register to Attend   This…

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May 2021

[Webinar] Volunteering for Social Change: The Importance of Partnership

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

  We will explore the role of government, civil society, and the corporate sector in supporting and developing volunteerism. The session will showcase some effective examples of working partnerships and consider some strategic questions. During the pandemic did we see examples of creative and effective partnerships and will this impact volunteering as we move into the next decade? How can we enhance partnerships to support volunteering in helping to address the 2030 Agenda and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals?  …

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October 2021

26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference

October 1 - November 30
Abu Dhabi, UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The International Association for Volunteer Effort is pleased to announce the United Arab Emirates as the host country of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference. After a rigorous selection process, the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi has been chosen as the host organization for this premier global event. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to go forward with the  26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference (WVC) in October 2020 as planned. Due to the current state of the world, we…

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