For the enhancement of the volunteering practices worldwide, the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) coordinated various Consultation Workshops on Global Volunteering for Development Standard (GVDS), which served as avenue for knowledge sharing among the Forum members and key stakeholders.
In the Philippines, through the Forum’s Leading Standard Working Group, the Philippine Coalition on Volunteerism (PhilCV) hosted GVDS Workshop on 5 December 2018 in time for the International Volunteer Day 2018 and also the National Volunteer Month (NVM).
“The Consultation Workshops provided opportunity to learn from key stakeholders about their experience of good practice and what they expect from the Global Standard. The information gained from workshops will inform and influence the content of the Global Volunteering for Development Standard.”
The workshop has been facilitated by the Philippine Network of VOICE Volunteers (VOICE Network) participated mostly by PhilCV Member organizations, partner organization and government agency:
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sector:
o Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation
o Manila Water Foundation
o Philam Foundation
o Telus International Philippines Foundation
- National Organization or local NGO:
o A-HA Learning Center (AMA Philippines current volunteer host Organization)
o Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation
o Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran
- International NGO:
o CUSO International Philippines
o Rise Against Hunger Philippines
o VSO Philippines
PhilCV government partner, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency – PNVSCA also participated the said workshop.