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