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  • Celebrate Volunteering on International Volunteer Day 2016!

    Since 1985, The United Nations has designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day. This international observance day celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer-involving organisations to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution they make to their communities. Together with… read more »

  • Call for Proposals: IVCO 2016 Conference

    We are pleased to inform you about the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ conference (IVCO 2016) that will take place in Bonn, Germany from October 9th to 12th, 2016. This year’s event is hosted by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the International… read more »

  • TAP Network Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit

    Recognizing the critical importance of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda on peaceful, just and inclusive societies and accountable institutions, this Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit from the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network provides national-level civil society stakeholders with guidance on how to engage with their governments and other local, regional or international stakeholders to… read more »

  • Forum member, Comhlámh’s “Code of Good Practice” featured in The Guardian

    Forum is excited and proud to announce that our member, Comhlámh, was praised for its Code of Good Practice in a Guardian article. The article discusses the concerns about the growth in voluntourism and the impact this is having on local host communities. The Guardian noted, in relation to developing a set of guidelines… read more »

  • Volunteering and the UN Sustainability Development Goals

    Volunteering under the banner of the new universal sustainable development goals provides an opportunity to bridge the different worlds of national and international volunteering, writes Dr Peter Devereux from Curtin University. When people in Australia think of volunteering they may think of volunteering in their kid’s school tuck shop or… read more »