1. Learning and Growth Committee ( LGC)
The strength of any coalition or consortium is its ability to gestalt the varied experiences of its members into modules from which growth is possible. With PhilCV’s push for volunteerism for development, this capacity is highlighted as we, as an organization, would have to come up with learning modules where our members are able to learn from the best practices of our fellow members.
In the recent Strategic planning, the Board has identified the need to hold ‘Mentoring Retreats’ for our members. Most of our members, and even PNVSCA are already conducting several trainings and webinars for the benefit of volunteer involving and engaging organizations (VI/EOs). The weakness of these trainings is that it fails in the execution part given that trainees are often swamped with the day-to-day operations before they can institutionalize concepts learned from the training.
The ‘Mentoring Retreat’ is a way to help the members institutionalize their learning. It is a retreat because they would need to stand back from the demands of their work. It is mentoring because we shall help walk them through how best to incorporate their learning into current systems of their organization.
This committee shall be responsible for identifying the retreat sessions as well as webinars that would respond to the needs of the standards for volunteering for development.
2. Corporate Volunteerism Committee (CVC)
Employee Volunteer Engagement has risen over the past years as more corporation see the mobilization of employees as a good way to have the employees embrace the corporate culture and express their social responsibility.
While all EVE’s (Employee Volunteer Engaged) members of PhilCV are automatically members of this Committee, it is important that a direction is set on how they can best represent this particular sector of the volunteering sector.
3. Committee on Advocacy and Policy (CAP)
In the Strategic Planning of PhilCV, the need to come up and further strengthen the protection of volunteers are emphasized. Likewise, the recent passing of the ‘Anti-Terror Bill’ has underscored the vulnerability of ‘Good Samaritans’ and volunteers from red tagging. It is thus incumbent upon the organization to play an active role in ensuring that policies are in place for their protection.
4. Volunteer Metric Committee (VMC)
One of the concerns of PhilCV, PNVSCA and IAVE is a fair and precise measure of volunteer contribution to the project. With the advent of the volunteer for development, the measurement would have to consider also:
- Contribution to the national development and sustainable development goals
- Growth of the volunteer
While we have the qualitative data on each of the above, there is now a need to quantify our claims of the validity of volunteer action in pushing for national development.