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This year’s corporate forum will unearth transformative approaches to corporate volunteering that truly enable businesses to increase impact. Our inspiring best practice examples include case studies, breakout sessions and in-depth workshops to show how to most effectively deliver sustainability and CSR strategies through employee volunteering.

Businesses are now seen as vital to fighting issues of global poverty, inequality and tackling climate change. Together VSO and IAVE bring 108 years of thought leadership to volunteering for development globally. Join us to see how established names from the global corporate community have harnessed volunteering and thoughtful partnerships to bring value to their businesses and make lasting change in the lives of the most disadvantaged communities.

About VSO

Since 1958 VSO has brought people together through volunteering for development, a uniquely effective way of tackling poverty and marginalisation through volunteers who live and work in the poorest communities. VSO works with national, international, youth, corporate, short and long term volunteers to deliver positive change through education, health and livelihoods programmes. In 2018 VSO worked in 24 countries with over 7000 volunteers, reaching over 1,500,000 people including people with disabilities, children and young people, and women and girls. Knowledge Exchange, VSO’s corporate volunteering programme, has worked with 11 corporate partners and over 400 volunteers over the last 20 years, providing unique business and professional skills to enhance development programmes globally.

About IAVE

IAVE exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in all of the myriad ways it happens throughout the world. With members in 70+ countries, we are the connective tissue of a global network of leaders of volunteering, NGOs, businesses and volunteer centers that share a belief in the power of volunteers to make a significant strategic contribution to resolving the world’s most pressing problems.

Our Vision
IAVE’s vision is of a global culture of volunteering that is recognized as vital to creating a fair, peaceful, sustainable and compassionate world.

Our Mission
IAVE’s mission is to enable leaders of volunteering worldwide to stand in solidarity with one another to promote, support and celebrate volunteering in all of the many ways it happens throughout the world.

Our Value Proposition
Working with a distinctive global perspective IAVE brings together leaders of volunteering, providing a platform to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering throughout the world.

Forum Topics will include:

  • Case studies of transformative impact: developing partnerships and designing and scoping projects; innovating and adjusting to shifting trends and challenges
  • Measuring impact and reporting results
  • Partnerships in disaster response
  • Role of national volunteer leadership organizations
  • Use of the SDGS in building programmes and partnerships; measuring results
  • Innovation in Corporate Volunteering
  • The voice of the volunteer: motivations and experiences
  • Involving HR, business units and Employee Resource Groups
  • Uses of technology in employee volunteering
  • Learning from failures

Forum Programme

This two-day forum will consist of plenaries, breakouts and case studies, featuring a lineup of distinguished leaders in the corporate volunteering sector. The program also provides opportunities to network with fellow participants, promoting engagement and new partnerships. Learn more about the program and the speakers.

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Join us in London

Registration is now open!

Join us to see how the global corporate community has harnessed corporate volunteering and partnerships with innovative NGOs to bring value to their businesses while making lasting change in the lives of those in the most disadvantaged communities. 



Credit Suisse AG
One Cabot Square (Canary Wharf)
London E14 4QJ
United Kingdom

Public Transit: 5-minute walk from the Canary Wharf Tube station (Jubilee line); 2-minute walk from the Canary Wharf DLR station.

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