This weekend is a good time to drop by at Glorietta Activity Center to take part in the biggest volunteering event this 2016, the Go Volunteer Expo!
Each one of us has a passion to volunteer/help on a cause. I, myself, has a soft spot for child abuse victims and have been looking for an organisation where I can lend a helping hand. So if you are looking to support a cause or advocacy, there are about 25 organisations ready to take in volunteers and share about their programs and where you can step in to help.
Here is the press release as shared by iVolunteer Philippines 🙂
iVolunteer Philippines, in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Glorietta, Works of Heart (WoH) and 2nd Avenue, is putting together the biggest volunteer engaging event of 2016, with the Go Volunteer Expo on March 5 and 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Glorietta Activity Center. This two-day event brings together over 25 organizations supporting various causes and advocacies, and looks forward to inviting individuals, families and groups of friends to start volunteering.
The Go Volunteer Expo promises participants a unique experience in discovering volunteering. Throughout the venue will be interactive areas and activities where would-be volunteers can learn about pressing social needs and how each one can help. Each area is also guided by representatives from several non-profit organizations, who will be more than willing to share about their programs and opportunities to be actively involved.
iVolunteer Philippines Co-Founder and Current Executive Director, Jan Bernard Tan, sees this event as a good occasion for first-time volunteers to begin exploring what advocacies resonate with them, and understand how their time and skills can benefit the communities that they serve. “We at iVolunteer Philippines dream of a better Philippines, and this is very much possible through the immense contributions of our volunteers. Volunteerism should not only be alive in times of disaster and calamities. Instead, it should be part of our everyday consciousness,” Tan shared.
Interested attendees to the Expo can already pre-register by visiting the Go Volunteer event site at http://go.ivolunteer.com.ph/pre-registration-2/.
iVolunteer Philippines is a non-profit organization, powered by 100% volunteers. It envisions every Filipino volunteering towards nation building, by making volunteerism known, making it easy, and making it happen.
About iVolunteer Philippines
iVolunteer Philippines is a non-profit organization established in 2009, with the aim of promoting volunteerism among Filipinos, as a means to nation building. The team behind the organization believes that each Filipino is called to be a hero, by sharing one’s time, effort and skills to communities in need.
It was during the wake of Ondoy in September 2009 that the idea of establishing iVolunteer Philippines came to life. During the aftermath of this calamity, the founders observed an overwhelming response from ordinary individuals to help their suffering countrymen. On one hand, several big non-profit organizations and government offices had begun turning away volunteers, because their facilities can no longer accommodate the sheer number of individuals who turned up. On the other hand, there were also plenty of community based organizations, who were still in need to volunteers, but could not quite get their call for help across.
It was then that the proponents of iVolunteer realized the power of access to information, and the need to appropriately match individuals to advocacies that resonate with them. Being IT professionals, the founders decided to start iVolunteer’s journey, by creating a website that puts together volunteer opportunities, covering different causes within Metro Manila. Later, iVolunteer also began introducing other programs, including Community Meet-Ups, Education and Information Campaigns, as well as Volunteer Surveys, to better support both volunteers and volunteer engaging organizations.
Powered by 100% volunteers, all of iVolunteer’s staff have day jobs, and have come from different industries, each bringing unique experiences and expertise to the table. Through the efforts of this dedicated team, the organization has grown to have over 8000 registered users on the site, more than 70 Partner Organizations, as well as over 30,000 followers on Social Media.
Signing up for a Volunteer Opportunity through the iVolunteer Website is easy.
- From the landing page, you can immediately see upcoming volunteer opportunities
- View details of Volunteer Opportunities by clicking on the Event Thumbnails
- Join a particular Volunteer Opportunity by clicking on the “Volunteer” button
- Once you had signed up, expect notifications / reminders from our Partner Organization a few days before the event