IVCO 2023 Blog Series

As we eagerly anticipate IVCO 2023, we are excited to announce a series of blog posts brought to you by Forum and Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS). Over the coming weeks leading to the IVCO conference in October, we will share 12 thought-provoking posts that will delve into the heart of our conference theme – “A New Generation of Volunteers as Changemakers.” Each blog post aims to encourage IVCO delegates to consider a particular aspect of the theme and pose some questions to consider before the conference. You can read all the blogs below or directly on the dedicated IVCO 2023 Blog Series page.

While you are there, we encourage you to dive deeper into the IVCO experience by enjoying recorded interviews and engaging podcast discussions featuring global volunteering in development experts, all conveniently available on demand.

We invite you to transition this dialogue from the digital realm to reality. Take the plunge and secure your spot at the conference by registering here, and note that our Early Bird tickets are available only by 15 September.

We are opening the series today with a piece by Dr Ksenija Fonovic of CSV Lazio, ‘Not Aliens, But Allies’ and you will be able to read all the upcoming blog posts below and on the IVCO 2023 website.


Not Aliens, But Allies by Dr Ksenija Fonovic, CSV Lazio


‘Reimagining Volunteering Needs a Decolonisation Lens – Here Is What We Should Be Cautious Of’  by Dr Amjad Mohamed Saleem, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).


Unveiling The Heart Of Change: Measuring Impact In The Volunteering Realm, by Ahmad Faiz Yazid,
YSS Alumni / Youth Volunteer


The Leaders of Tomorrow Are Today’s Changemakers, by Shaida Salwi, Alumni of Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS) / Student Volunteers Foundation

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