How to plan your National Volunteer Week campaign

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2020 is fast approaching. Putting together a rewarding and meaningful campaign or event that reflects the commitment, dedication and selflessness of your volunteers takes time. To help your organization make this NVW extraordinary, we’ve put together a Campaign Kit that will guide you through the planning, promotion and execution of your Continue Reading

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