Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Workshop on Global Volunteering for Development Standard on IVD/NVM 2018 Celebration

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 was 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 
o   Philippine Network of VOICE Volunteers (VOICE Network) 
  • International NGO:
o   CUSO International Philippines
o   RAH Philippines
o   VSO Philippines

PhilCV government partner, the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency – PNVSCA also participated the said workshop.

The Forum informed that the development of the Global Standard will begin in January 2019 and will be launched at the annual IVCO Conference (International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations) in Rwanda in October 2019.

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