A Volunteer’s Duty

Being able to volunteer means you’re capable of sharing your time, skills, or other resources to those who are in need of help. You’re fortunate to have extra time to spend beyond basic needs; you’re blessed to have honed a skill and leverage it for a social purpose; you’re lucky to have an excess of resources that others can briefly maximize. Some may seem to have more to share but it doesn’t mean they are entitled to privileges; in fact, committing to help also comes with a responsibility.

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Go! Volunteer is Back! Come and Discover Yourself This April

As part of iVolunteer Philippines’ 10th year Anniversary, we’re excited to bring back Go! Volunteer Expo this 2019! With you and our partners, we believe that we can rally more Filipinos to come together and discover themselves through the act of volunteering. If you’ve been wanting to become a volunteer but don’t know where to start, join us this coming April 6 & 7 at the Glorietta Activity Center and take part in the country’s biggest matchmaking event for volunteers and NGOs!

Three years ago, Go! Volunteer was able to showcase just how many Filipinos are thrilled and eager to become a modern-day hero and contribute to the advocacies and causes around them. With over 20 thousand visitors, including 1,136 who signed up on the spot to aid 28 participating NGOs, Go! Volunteer 2016 was able to create 288 volunteer events and 9327 volunteer opportunities.

With your help this year, we’re confident that we can make Go! Volunteer an even bigger and more fruitful event! Here’s how you can be part of one of the biggest volunteering event in the Philippines:

Be a volunteer

iVolunteer started when our founders realized that many of those who are looking to volunteer are missing on the opportunities because they didn’t know where to start or whom to reach out. To make sure all that goodwill won’t ever get lost again, iVolunteer was established by a handful of volunteers in 2009 following the tragic events of Ondoy. Fast forward to today, you can now help sustain that promise and discover more about yourself in the process by joining Go! Volunteer this coming April!

In the meantime, you can sign up at our website for more volunteering opportunities or share #GoVolunteer2019 on your social media to help us invite more aspiring volunteers like you!

Become a partner

iVolunteer events have been largely successful thanks to the volunteers behind it and the partners and sponsors who have constantly believed in what the organization is all about. As a partner, we would love to bring you in much earlier so we can both work on how we can make Go! Volunteer 2019 a huge success and discuss how you can best represent your brand during the event. If you’re interested, contact us here and our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible.

What to look forward to in #GoVolunteer2019

  • Volunteer Fair – a chance for volunteers to find the NGOs & communities that they would like to support. Volunteers will get the chance to speak with volunteer leaders from 25 NGOs.
  • Hero Museum – showcase of inspirational #EverydayHero stories of people like you and me.
  • Performances from Communities – a showcase of talent by the communities, NGOs, and guest performers.
  • Lightning Inspirational Talks – guest speakers who will inspire everyone to start a journey to self-discovery through volunteerism.

Stay tuned to our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram) or register here for more announcements and updates in the coming weeks.

5 Ways to Become a Modern Day Hero

When we hear the word “hero”, we generally associate it with “war”, “blood”, “weapons”, and other gruesome words. But as we celebrate this day of heroes, may we be reminded that there is heroism in volunteering.

In this modern age where battles are mostly fought in the political and economic arena, and victims appear in various shapes of collateral damage, may the passion, service and leadership as exemplified by our great heroes inspire us into action. Continue reading

[QUIZ] How Much of an Eco-Warrior Are You?

Running Man challenge – check. Mannequin challenge – check. Bottle Flip challenge – check. SamYang Spicy Noodle challenge – Uhm, welp!

Every so often, our social media feeds get flooded with the latest trending challenge. Some are tests of skills and creativity while some are tests of patience and common sense. Some of these were beneficial, some were detrimental, and others – just plain weird.

But there’s no denying; we did enjoy these dares, at least once in this millennial age – either as a participant, an audience or the unofficial cameraman.

July brings another conquest upon the human race. And I dare you to take this one seriously. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this worldwide trend, would you? So buckle up, it’s #PlasticFreeJuly.

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