IAVE headlines corporate social responsibility forum in South Korea

Seoul hosts forum for social responsibility

On October 19, IAVE joined Volunteer Culture Korea and the CSR Forum in Seoul for a day of
discussion on corporate volunteering. IAVE Executive Director Nichole Cirillo gave
opening remarks and Lorrie Foster, Director of Corporate Strategy, delivered the keynote address on global trends in skills-based volunteering. The presentation highlighted examples from IAVE’s research, Corporate Volunteering for a Post-Pandemic World.

GCVC member Angelo Menezes presented Fujitsu’s approach to impact measurement. Korean corporate representatives shared their programs that are designed specifically for their firm’s younger employees. The event attracted 100+ participants and took place at POSCO’s headquarters in Seoul.

In less than a year, IAVE will be back in South Korea for a much larger event—our 27th World Volunteer Conference. Learn more and sign up for conference updates here.

Focus on youth volunteers

Does the celebration of youth volunteering position young people to make real change? Or does it offer cover for a reluctance to change, decolonise, and democratise? 

With our partners at the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum), IAVE was delighted to publish the IVCO 2023 Challenge Paper “A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers”. It’s available here in English, French, and Spanish.

The paper informed conversations at the IVCO 2023 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 22-26. IAVE’s executive director, Nichole Cirillo, also spoke at the conference about youth volunteer programs as routes to employment and entrepreneurship.

Photo contest

IAVE is highlighting the good work volunteers are doing around the world. Share your photos of volunteers in action for a chance to be featured on IAVE’s website or social media. To enter, upload your image here! You’re welcome to submit more than one picture. By submitting an image you confirm that you have permission to share it and we have permission to publish it. (This picture by Brian Odwar from Pixabay.)

Thank you Jessica Han!

Last spring our communications manager, Jessica Han, added to her family with the birth of a beautiful baby boy. After being with IAVE for a decade, Jess has decided to stay home and give her full attention to her family. We celebrate her choice and send her all of our love and best wishes on this new chapter! IAVE’s communications and marketing work will be carried on by Gal Potashnick and Lowell Brown. Notes to Jess can be sent to [email protected]. We will miss you, Jess!