International Volunteer Day 2019: Proudly Launching our National Volunteer Week 2020 Theme

Volunteers are leading social change around the world. We are proud to join our colleagues today as we celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) and bring attention to the tremendous impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. This day was created by United National Volunteers in 1985 to herald the work of all volunteers: locally, nationally and internationally. Continue Reading

Voluntourism, obstacle or accelerator of international solidarity?

According to the United Nations, volunteerism is an essential vehicle for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the international community has set for 2030. Volunteering improves development, here as elsewhere, because it feeds the societal need to improve the human condition. In recent years, a type of volunteering has surfaced to fulfill both the desire Continue Reading

Nine hottest trends in workplace giving and volunteering

Earlier this fall, Chris Jarvis, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Realized Worth, and Elizabeth Dove, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Volunteer Canada, hosted a ChangeMakers@Work webinar on the most exciting emerging trends in workplace giving and volunteering. 1 – Merging all employee community activities To better support what employees see as their individual social Continue Reading