• Sign up to the Lima Declaration by 5th December!

    The Lima Declaration recognises that Sustainable Development is not possible without volunteers. At its heart, volunteerism is based on people working together to contribute to just and peaceful change in communities across the globe.

    Sign Up Now ›
  • The Two Way Street Of Good Governance & International Volunteering

    UNV and Forum today launched the results of a joint research paper on how international volunteers and International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCOs) strengthen governance structures.

    Read more ›
  • Featured Member:

    CUSO

    International

    Cuso International is a civil society development organisation that sends volunteers to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. They are one of North America’s largest international development non-profits that works through volunteers.

    Read More ›
  • 500 Days
    500 Ways

    August 18 2014 marks 500 days until the end date for the Millennium Development Goals. 500 Days 500 Ways aims to highlight the variety of ways in which volunteering supports sustainable development – across continents and in a number of specialist functions. Across the globe volunteers support millions of people. Sharing skills, saving lives.

    VISIT WEBSITE ›
  • Sign Up to the Paris Accord

    Join 50+ organisations to sign up to the The Paris Accord on Volunteering for Sustainable Development. This document underlines the power of volunteering for creating healthy, vibrant societies and to the achievement of future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Read More ›
  • Sign up to the Lima Declaration by 5th December!

    The Lima Declaration recognises that Sustainable Development is not possible without volunteers. At its heart, volunteerism is based on people working together to contribute to just and peaceful change in communities across the globe.

    Sign Up Now ›

Forum is a global network of organisations involved in international volunteering. We promote the value of volunteering for development through policy engagement, mutual learning and by sharing innovative and good practices. Become a member »

Latest News

lima-icon

Sign up to the Lima Declaration by 5th December!

Representatives of international volunteer cooperation organisations and volunteer-involving organisations from around the world gathered in Lima 19th – 22nd October 2014 for the annual meeting of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum). Forum is a… read more »
Front_Page
Six-month-old Naba Mohamed, who has serious mobility problems in her legs and feet, receives a massage at the Sudanese Association for Disabled People in El Fasher, North Darfur. Disability is finally being considered in the “zero draft,” but its inclusion is not secured yet. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / United Nations / CC BY-NC-ND

If you’re not named, you’re not counted

By Kate Turner

Civil society came out in full force last week to tackle the post-2015 development framework… read more »
The event panelists (photo by Ken Wong)

Stronger partnerships through volunteering

Volunteering needs to be better recognised. That’s the message at the heart of today’s parallel event titled “Stronger Partnership through Volunteering in SIDS” co-hosted by VSA and UN Volunteers. Participants were keen to hear about… read more »
Screen Shot 2014-09-06 at 4.37.54 PM

Uniting for youth beyond 2015

“You have the energy to transform the world,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, encouraging youth worldwide to partner with the United Nations as the global community embarks on the road to sustainable… read more »
Load more