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Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World.


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, from July-December 2020, we convened 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 download the context papers and watch the session recordings to learn, share and acknowledge the important contribution volunteers make to all communities across the world.


The virtual forum series featured 7 key topics impacting the volunteer community: resilience-building, youth volunteering, inclusivity, digital volunteering, corporate volunteering, impact measurement and Volunteer 2030.
Click on the icons below to watch the session recording and download the context paper for each of the 7 topics:


Volunteerism & Community Resilience
Future Leadership
Tolerance & Inclusion
Volunteering & the Digital World
Corporate Volunteering
Measurement & Impact
Volunteering 2030
Voluntariado 2030

(Spanish version of Volunteering 2030)

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