Global Corporate Volunteer Council


IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC) is the only leadership network for global companies, headquartered throughout the world, that share a commitment to engaging their employees as volunteers in their communities. By equipping corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals with the tools and resources they need, GCVC helps its members advance their global employee volunteer programs departmentally and globally. 

Membership Benefits

GCVC provides places to connect, share and collaborate with a community of members at in-person meetings and events, in on-line forums and at IAVE regional and global conferences. Companies gain insights into best practices tohelp benchmark their company’s volunteering programs on a global scale. GCVC is a unique space to showcase your company’s commitment to volunteering and position it as a global corporate leader in the field.

Photo: Transformative Impact Corporate Volunteering Conference, London

Network and Affinity

Learning and Insights

Brand Recognition and Support

Individualized Support

Network and Affinity

GCVC provides places to share, collaborate and connect to a community of members at in-person meetings and events, in on-line forums and at IAVE regional and global conferences.

  • Engagement with a truly global network spanning all regions, and industries.
  • Access to a secure space to learn, collaborate, and connect with other corporate citizenship peers.
  • Opportunities to work with multi-lateral agencies such as United Nations Volunteers, IFRC, etc. to gain valuable insight into how to approach and champion the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Connection with other members that can lead to collaborative projects – globally, regionally and nationally.
Learning and Insights
  • Participation in knowledge development initiatives and access to global research on corporate volunteering.
  • Invitations to purpose-driven convenings to understand critical issues and policy, and to share inspiring practices, challenges and insights, such as the Corporate Response to the Refugee Challenge.
  • Monthly virtual sessions with industry leaders for knowledge skills-building, and issue-specific learning sessions. Topics include impact measurement, digital volunteering, models for transformational partnerships with NGOs, governments and other companies and more.
  • A searchable database of members’ employee volunteer programs, meeting summaries, webinar recordings, articles and research.
  • Access to our unique Ask a Member Feature: Quick benchmarking questions answered by members in five regions of the world enabling sharing of ideas, strategies, templates, and other resources.
  • Opportunity to participate in special-interest study groups – e.g., the Research Working Group on Disaster-Related Corporate Volunteering where members work towards determining best practices in disaster volunteering and corporate-NGO partnerships.
Brand Recognition and Support
  • Identification with global companies that share your commitment to volunteering.
  • Positioning as a global corporate leader for the promotion of volunteering.
  • Opportunity to present your volunteer program at GCVC meetings and conferences for visibility and feedback from peers.
  • Consideration for biennial Global Corporate Volunteering Awards.
Individualized Support
  • Consultation with expert staff to benchmark, understand best practices and review initiatives to support development of your programs.
  • Special Peer Assist sessions where members can share a challenge and get solutions.
  • Unlimited members of your team can be added to invitation lists for webinars and to the distribution list for the quarterly Volunteering Together magazine and other publications.

Photo: GCVC Meeting, London

Join a global network of

Like-Minded Companies

Engage with a global network of companies across countries, regions and industries. Tap into a unique collaborative environment, where companies share practices and insights on addressing the world’s most pressing global issues through employee volunteering.

Areas of Focus

GCVC members gather in at least two in-person and four virtual meetings each year. Each is an opportunity for them to learn from one another and to hear from experts in the field on key topics such as:

Impact measurement

Strategies for employee engagement

Models for cross-sector partnerships

Alignment with overall business strategy

Alignment with grant strategies

Employee leadership & skills development

Virtual & micro volunteering

Disaster-related volunteering

Recognition model for employee volunteers

Volunteer program to promote racial equity

Our Members

Membership in GCVC is for those with global responsibility for their company’s employee volunteer program. To qualify, companies must operate in at least three regions of the world.

Join today

To discuss how we can best support you in developing your company’s employee volunteering program and to become a part of this network, please contact Lorrie Foster, IAVE’s Director of Corporate Strategy, at [email protected]