February 10, 2017

About IAVE

About IAVE

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 national volunteer centers that share our belief in the power of volunteers to make a significant strategic contribution to resolving the world’s most pressing problems. IAVE’s work is concentrated in four core functions: advocacy for recognition of the importance of volunteering and creation of an enabling environment that supports it; knowledge development and dissemination through research and organized learning activities; network development such as through our Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC), our Global Network of National Volunteers Centers and our collaborative relationships with colleague global NGOs and UN agencies; and, convening through our world and regional conferences and virtually through webinars.