Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World.

VIRTUAL GLOBAL FORUM SERIES

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The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized how volunteers as agents of change provide the practical action that builds hope and resilience, improves lives and strengthens communities. Although the pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference to 2021, the conference theme chosen for 2020 of volunteering together to enable change and create a better world has never been more relevant or more real.

As a result, we will be convening virtually through a series of global forums, thanks to the support of the Emirates Foundation. Through these conversations, we will explore the past and future of volunteering, including how it has impacted the response to COVID-19. We invite you to participate in this global dialogue to learn, share and acknowledge the important contribution volunteers make to all communities across the world.

FORUM SESSIONS

The virtual forum series will feature 7 key topics impacting the volunteer community: resilience-building, youth volunteering, inclusivity, digital volunteering, corporate volunteering, impact measurement and Volunteer 2030. Get more information each of the sessions below.

 

FORUM 1

Volunteerism and Community Resilience –
Locally Owned Solutions Delivering Impact
JULY 22 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4)

Volunteering makes connections, builds networks and stakeholder relationships, aids communication and supports cooperation, vital components for community resilience.

FORUM 2

Future Leadership –
The Role of Youth Volunteers
SEPTEMBER 9 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4)

It is an important priority to channel the energy, passion and commitment of young volunteers into leadership roles to sustain and grow the volunteer effort.

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Tolerance and Inclusion –
Volunteering Enabling Community Cohesion and Embracing Diversity
SEPTEMBER 23 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4)

Volunteering is vitally important to providing a sense of belonging to one’s community, it is a practical way to showcase resilience by including everyone in helping one another.

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Volunteering and the Digital World –
Extending the Power of Volunteering through New Technologies
OCTOBER 7 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4)

As technology evolves it is being harnessed to give greater access to volunteer involvement and enhance how volunteers carry out their roles.

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Corporate Volunteering –
Delivering Business Objectives through a Values Focused Mission
OCTOBER 28 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-4)

Corporate volunteering plays a big part in this shared sense of social purpose that gives the win-win-win effect, good for business, employees and society.

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Measurement and Impact –
Providing the Evidence that Volunteering is Good for Society and Good for You
NOVEMBER 18 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-5)

Impact measurement is important but not easy to do. Learning from experience is helpful – we need to share information on what and how we are measuring.

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Volunteering 2030 –
New Paradigms
DECEMBER 9 @ 9:00 AM ET (GMT-5)

Rapidly changing trends, innovations, and a commitment to the SDGs creates a dynamic where existing boundaries for volunteering are being transformed.

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JULY 22 • SEPTEMBER 9 • SEPTEMBER 23 • OCTOBER 7 • OCTOBER 28 • NOVEMBER 18 • DECEMBER 9

JULY 22 • SEPTEMBER 9 • SEPTEMBER 23 • OCTOBER 7 • OCTOBER 28 • NOVEMBER 18 • DECEMBER 9

JULY 22 • SEPTEMBER 9 • SEPTEMBER 23 • OCTOBER 7 • OCTOBER 28 • NOVEMBER 18 • DECEMBER 9

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About Emirates Foundation

Partner & Project Funder

Emirates Foundation is an independent national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the empowerment of youth across the UAE, putting them at the forefront of economic, social and human capital development.

Emirates Foundation is the have empowered and engaged youth contributing towards shaping the future of the UAE. The organization works in partnership with the private and public sectors to encourage social responsibility and enhance youth capacities through programs that meet their needs towards achieving sustainable community development.

The Emirates Foundation has 3 key priorities:

  • To develop youth competencies through empowerment and raising awareness
  • To encourage social responsibility within the private and public sectors
  • To provide all administrative services according to standards of quality, effectiveness, transparency and innovation.

To learn more about Emirates Foundation, Please visit their website