We are very proud to announce AVI CEO Paul Bird assumed the role of Chair of International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) at last month’s International Volunteer Co-operation Organisations (IVCO) conference in Montreal, a position he will hold for the next two years.
Forum is the leading global network for volunteering for development; a network by the members for the members. Over the next two years, Forum will ensure its relevancy by growing its membership – especially Global South organisations – and do more to support members by promoting increased connection and collaboration. This will include the launch of a new online platform, a new annual member data survey and practice guidelines.
Paul takes over the position of Chair from Chris Eaton, Executive Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC-EUMC).
Stay tuned as we bring you updates of Paul’s activities steering this critical global movement of organisations driving volunteering for development into the future.