Since the very first conference in 1970, the IAVE World Volunteer Conference has been the premier gathering point for volunteer leaders from throughout the world, for people who share a commitment to volunteering as a means to build understanding across borders through the active engagement of people in service to their communities, to their societies and to the world.
The importance of the conference was reflected in its role as the kick-off event, held in Amsterdam, of the United Nations International Year of Volunteers in January 2001 and, in Singapore, of IYV+10 in 2011. Attendance has grown to almost 1,000 global, national and local leaders of volunteering from civil society organizations (NGOs), grassroots community initiatives, business, religion, education and government.
Everyone is welcome to share their experiences, expertise and enthusiasm as we meet, learn and recommit together.
For the first time in IAVE’s history, Germany will host the World Volunteer Conference. The host organization for the 25th IAVE World Volunteer Conference is Volunteer Center Augsburg. They are working with several local (City of Augsburg, City of Augsburg’s Office of Youth and Family and Office for Citizen Commitment), regional (lagfa bayern e.V.), national (bagfa e.V., Association of Volunteer Centers in the German Caritas Association e.V.) and international (European University for Volunteering) partners to make this conference a reality.
The conference theme – Our Responsibility for the Global Future – highlights the collaboration that we believe will bring solutions to the global challenges we face. We see volunteering as a unifying force that enables us to pull together resources and commit the time and effort to bring about positive change in our communities.
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