iVolunteer Partners Summit: Facing the #NewNormal Together

The #newnormal carries a ton of uncertainties for NGOs. While some organizations are able rethink their strategies and rise above their respective challenges, there are also those who continue to struggle as they weave their way into the post-pandemic era.

DestiNASYON: Finding One’s Advocacy and Volunteering In Time of Crisis

Every volunteer has a story to tell and iVolunteer Philippines have shared some of these wonderful narratives in many different ways over the years. This time, we are highlighting the journey of our volunteer staff through the lens of our #MagkaJuanGawa campaign; which invites everyone to catch a glimpse of how our own staff were able to find the means and the time to channel their professional or personal background into their respective roles in iVolunteer, and of course, talk about what volunteering meant for them over the course of their journey.

iVolunTree for Christmas: Gift Love Through the iVolunTree

Volunteering can lead us to some of the most meaningful and profound experiences in life. As Winston Churchill said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” We can say that ‘living’ is what each of us are wired to do, but to find meaning in…

Meet the Inspiring Innovators of SIC 2020!

The Social Innovation Challenge 2020 (SIC) made its much-awaited return last Saturday (5 September 2020) featuring seven innovators with new and exciting social ideas! Answering the iVolunteer challenge this year are: Celine Delos Reyes of Kwentuhan Series Mark Napao and Hannah Bielza of SOLAR Hope Boost Gio of AGAPE – Selfless, Unconditional Love Inc. Debbie…

Pangangalaga sa Kalusugang Pang-isipan sa Panahon ng Pandemya

Malaki ang ginagampanan ng kalusugang pang-kaisipan sa’ting buhay. Naapektuhan nito kung paano tayo mag-analisa, kumilos, makiramdam at makibahagi sa’ting kapwa at kapaligiran. Mahalagang sinisiguro na mabuti ang ating pangkalahatang kalusugan: pisikal, mental o emosyonal man na aspeto. Kung hindi natin aalamin kung paano aalagaan ang ating sarili, maaari tayong malimitahan ng ating mga pagkukulang o kaya’y mabulag sa kung ano nga ba ang ating personal na limitasyon.

Registration Is Now Open for Social Innovation Challenge 2020!

Following last year’s success, which saw Mike Fua’s First Help — a new initiative that advocates mental health awareness in the Philippines — become the breakout winner of the SIC, we are excited to announce that iVolunteer Philippines’ Social Innovation Challenge 2020 is now open for registrations! This time, the program returns with emphasis on helping ideators solve problems that have emerged or were further exposed by the 2020 pandemic.

“Laging Panalo ang Magmahal”

Sa mundong nababalot ng panghuhusga at kawalang katarungan. Patuloy mong kinikilala ang iyong sarili
Nakikibagay, umaayon sa kung ano ang idikta ng ibang tao
Hinahanap ang mali, sinusubukang ikahon ang kulay na nakakubli sa ilalim ng takot at pangamba.

COVID 19: Tips on How to Contain the Virus

While staying at home and following the necessary precations to help avoid the virus from spreading, let us all continue to support, thank and pray for the gallant front liners, health workers and medical professionals for their efforts and sacrifices as they continue to work in fighting against coronavirus.

First Help Initiative Wins the Inaugural Social Innovation Challenge

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders,” Inigo Paolo Lagunilla concluded, as he summed up the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) which saw Michael Fua and his First Help Initiative become the inaugural winner of iVolunteer Philippines’ 28-week ideation program for social innovators and new leaders in the social development sector.

Ang Tulay, Ang Mga Bata sa La Huerta, at si “Titser Fe”

Taong 1993 noong nagsimulang maging guro si Titser Fe sa kanyang probinsya. Katulad ngayon, elementarya at mga bata ang kanyang tinuturuan dati sa Cavite. Samantala, mula 2007-2009, naging karagdagang trabaho niya ang pagtuturo sa isa sa mga unang bersyon ng tinatawag nating Alternative Learning System (ALS). Nung siya’y umalis sa programa, dito nakita ng guro ang pagkakataong itayo ang EUD sa tulong ng kanyang kabiyak.

Closing a Decade of Volunteering and Onto a New One

What was your favorite moment with iVolunteer Philippines? “I can’t really say that there is that one fondest memory, I’d say that every interaction is a precious memory in itself,” shared Chum Espinas, who had been with the iVolunteer Philippines team since 2016. Her words (from the video) came at a night where interactions were…