IAVE exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate the development of volunteering worldwide.


September 18, 2014

150 young participants from 26 countries gathered in Gold Coast, Australia to attend the 2014 IAVE World Youth Volunteer Conference. The event was part of the preceding activities leading up to the 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference.

September 17, 2014

The United Nations is now engaged in a consultative process to develop a Post-2015 Development Agenda, with renewed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-2030.

IAVE – The International Association of Volunteer Effort believes that volunteering, in all of the myriad ways it happens throughout the world, must be seen as an essential strategic asset to achieve those goals. 


July 29, 2013

IAVE is pleased to announce the availability of “Leading Together in the Face of Disaster,” the report of a special Global Dialogue between corporations and NGOs.


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