March 23, 2011
IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference Workshop 421: Environmental Volunteering: Approaches to Saving our Planet
Volunteerism and philanthropic giving have traditionally been directed at benefiting people or ventain sectors of the community such as the disabled, elerly, socially disadvantaged etc. While environmental activism is not new it was regarded by most as marginal at best and socially disruptive at worst. Environmental volunteerism has only recently gained deneral acceptance as contributing to the well-being of humans.
Today, the growth of gree volunteers has been impressive; matching the rapid rise in environmental problems faced by the world. In line with this, understanding particular volunteer motivations however dynamic can improve an organization's ability to retain a well-equipped and satisfied volunteer. As a cross-cultural comparison, the differences between Asian and American environmental volunteers will be highlited with an emphasis on motivations to volunteer. We will need to start thinking global, starting local and acting global.
2011 IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference in Singapore
Jan 26, Day 3
Workshop 421: Environmental Volunteering: Approaches to Saving our Planet
Moderator: Richard Hartung, Managing Director, AsiaPay Solutions Pte Ltd
Dr. Geh Min, Immediate Past President, Nature Society Singapore
Kelly Barbara Schnare, Student, Tainan University
Erna Witoelar, Chairperson, Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium