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8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

Many organizations struggle to engage volunteers who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the communities they serve. In response to this issue, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) recently embarked on a research study which resulted in a set of eight strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program within nonprofit and government...

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Future Leadership – The Role of Youth Volunteers

FORUM 2 Future Leadership – The Role of Youth Volunteers PART 2 of the Virtual Global Forum Series: Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World September 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4) Youth volunteering is seen as providing an important experience for young people to engage with their communities and the issues...

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Tolerance and Inclusion – Volunteering Enabling Community Cohesion and Embracing Diversity

FORUM 3 Tolerance and Inclusion – Volunteering Enabling Community Cohesion and Embracing Diversity PART 3 of the Virtual Global Forum Series: Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World September 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4) Volunteering is vitally important to providing a sense of belonging to one’s community, it is a practical...

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Volunteering and the Digital World – Extending the Power of Volunteering through New Technologies

FORUM 4 Volunteering and the Digital World – Extending the Power of Volunteering through New Technologies PART 4 of the Virtual Global Forum Series: Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4) As technology evolves it is being harnessed to give greater access to volunteer involvement...

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Virtual Ideathon – Volunteering to Build Resilience

In the spirit of making a difference and supporting the vulnerable, we are calling for volunteering organizations and NGOs to enter their actionable ideas and innovative solutions in the Volunteering to Building Resilience Virtual Ideathon! Brought to you in partnership with Emirates Foundation, we invite passionate teams of volunteers to participate in this 3-day event...

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Corporate Volunteering – Delivering Business Objectives through a Values Focused Mission

FORUM 5 Corporate Volunteering – Delivering Business Objectives through a Values Focused Mission PART 5 of the Virtual Global Forum Series: Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World October 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4) Today’s business leaders see their organizations and their employees as together having a stake in the wellbeing...

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Volunteering 2030 – New Paradigms

FORUM 7 Volunteering 2030 – New Paradigms PART 7 of the Virtual Global Forum Series: Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World December 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4) Rapidly changing societal trends, technological innovation, virtual landscapes, and a global commitment to enabling the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone, everywhere creates an...

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

  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...

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[Webinar] Volunteerism and Social Activism

  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...

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