The 3rd Volunteering Expo, March 5
Join the leading conference on volunteering for development as we discuss THE FUTURE WE WANT FOR VOLUNTEERING.
Full-packed learning exchange. Hear the latest and have your say at the conference featuring the most authoritative speakers in the volunteering and active citizenship arena.
Morning plenary discussion on forecasting the future of volunteering
Afternoon plenary discussion on valuing and measuring volunteering
Three break-out session tracks: Trending topics in volunteering, Enhancing the practice of volunteering, and Accounting for impact of volunteering
Synthesis presentation at the end of all sessions
A wide range of relevant topics with best practice case studies from corporate and civil society organizations
Fully-engaging volunteer fair and exhibits. Happening simultaneously with the conference is the biggest volunteering fair in the country to put your passion into practice. Free and open to the volunteering public!
Individuals of all ages and walks of life can scout for the perfect volunteering opportunities that fit their passion and purpose
Volunteer-involving organizations can recruit and sign up volunteers and promote their projects and causes
Featuring live micro-presentations and interactive activities
Results-oriented networking. The volunteering community is a passionate lot. More than 30 influential experts, 250 conference delegates and 150 volunteer fair participants and exhibitors are expected to attend. Meet, network and jumpstart partnerships with leaders, volunteer managers and volunteers who share your commitment to changing the world, one volunteer at a time.
Who should attend:
volunteer managers, program managers and executives of NGOs, civil society organizations, volunteer-involving and volunteer-placing organizations, international development agencies
leaders and executives of corporate foundations, companies with employee volunteering/engagement and CSR programs
leaders and executives of universities, colleges and academic institutions with volunteer and community extension programs
government executives and program managers
leaders and program managers of local government units (LGUs)
volunteers, students and community leaders
More about the Volunteering Expo
The Philippines is ripe for a volunteering revolution! It is one of the few countries that has institutionalized volunteerism as a strategy for national development and international cooperation. The Volunteer Act of 2007 provides a clear mandate and push for organizations to underscore the value of active citizenship and volunteering for development.
Volunteerism as a movement also reached a peak during the time of Ondoy, and much recently in the wake of the Sendong floods, helped along by new technologies and social media which made real-time information gathering and speedy mass mobilization possible. All these helped to awaken a critical mass to the rewards of volunteering.
The Volunteering Expo aims to help ignite a volunteering revolution, not only when citizen action is urgent, but at all times. We aim to raise the profile and value of volunteering and volunteers, elevating them in the consciousness of our society as integral and essential in our pursuit of progress and better life for all.
It is a pioneering platform for all those who share the work of volunteering and development. It provides an avenue for learning exchange and brokering of knowledge in volunteering for development. It is a venue for debate, discussion and continuing conversations about the role and the future of the volunteering and how it can be harnessed for national and global development. It will showcase best practices and laudable programs that have shaped the voluntary and development sector in the country.
The Volunteering Expo is conceived, developed and organized by VSO Bahaginan as part of its continuing commitment to promote volunteering for development.