iVolunteer Through the Years: 13 Years of Leveraging Technology to Encourage Volunteerism

A lot would associate number 13 with bad luck and negative energy. But iVolunteer Philippines is proudly celebrating its 13th year anniversary this September. The organization is now entering its teenage years, and this is definitely a cause for celebration. Another year has gone by to mark the persistence and dedication of volunteers with a […]

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The Volunteer Mindset

Part of my hesitation to volunteer has been self-doubt. Why do I want to volunteer? What do I really think about getting from the experience? I mean, why am I even writing this piece? What got me to cave in was the thought that as long as I am contributing something, it wouldn’t matter what […]

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Tula: Sa Tulad Mo

Tumindig ka at sumama sa pag-aklas,‘Di nagpasindak sa kahit anumang dahas,Hinarap ang mga kalabang malakas,Makamtan lamang kung ano ang patas. Dinakip ka, sinaktan, minaltrato,Ikinulong sa madilim na presinto,Dugo mo’y dumanak sa aspalto. Tinanong ka kung bayan o sarili,Kung buhay mo o buhay ng mga api. Hindi ko lubos magawang isipin,Paano mo nagawang bayan ay piliin,Na […]

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iVolunteer Partners’ Meetup 2022: Catching Up With Partner Organizations

Last August 6, iVolunteer held the first hybrid Partners’ Meetup. Some members and partner organizations met in person for the first time since the pandemic, while the rest joined online. Even before the pandemic, it’s been a tradition for iVolunteer to gather their partner organizations into one place to strengthen the bond and to understand […]

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Tula: Pilipino Rin Kami

Katutubo kung kami’y tawagin, Kababayan ninyo bang ituring? Sa ami’y walang pumapansin, Hinahamak pa ng nagmamagaling. Karamihan sa ami’y nasa kabundukan, Malayong malayo sa kabihasnan. Minsan ay bumababa sa kapatagan, Subalit ang loob ay walang kapanatagan. Takot kami sa mga matang mapangutya, Na para bang kami ay masama. Maipalit lang ang aming kalakal ang sadya, […]

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Tula: Sa Aking Tagapagligtas

Isinilang lang ba ako para iwan? Pakalat-kalat sa magulong kalye,Kung saan lahat may sariling biyahe. Gutom, pagod at nag-iisa sa lansangan,Naghahanap ng mauuwiang tahanan,Umaasang makalayo sa kaguluhan. Sa tuwing may magbubusina, nanginginig ako.Sa tuwing may sumisigaw, tumatakbo ako.Sa tuwing may lumalapit, nagtatago ako. Sa dami na ng mga dumaan,Sa napakaraming mga buwan,Ito pa rin ang […]

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Volunteer Champion 2020: Keeping Hope Alive with Ruel Visca

Volunteer Champions are ordinary individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to their advocacies. Since 2020, iVolunteer has been recognizing Volunteer Champions who embody the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. The 2020 Volunteer Champions, the pioneer batch, represent hope amidst the chaos of the pandemic. They are proof that even in […]

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Start Your Adventure Talk 2022: A Guide for Volunteers to Jumpstart their Journey

A lot of aspiring or new volunteers are struggling with perennial questions such as “where to volunteer?”, “how to volunteer?” and “what volunteer activities are available?”. iVolunteer’s Start Your Adventure is a seminar that aims to address all these questions. It’s a way to open the doors for a lot of aspiring volunteers who are […]

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Volunteer Champion 2020: Promoting Peace With Cristian Romeo, Mindanaon Youth Leader

Through the search for Volunteer Champions, iVolunteer aims to recognize the efforts of volunteers who have made a positive impact in the community while adhering to the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism, and Change Leadership. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, our 2020 Volunteer Champions stepped up to make a positive difference in their communities. […]

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Volunteer Champion: Changing Mindsets with Niniay, Muslim Youth Leader

Now on its second year, iVolunteer’s Volunteer Champion Awards aim to recognize young individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the communities that they serve. These champions embody iVolunteer’s 5 core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. Their stories are a source of inspiration for everyone. They represent hope where there seems to be […]

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Volunteer Champion: Pursuing Passion with Sobina Yu, Hiraya Manawari Founder

iVolunteer—in its quest to strengthen volunteerism in the Philippines—annually recognizes youth volunteers who make extraordinary contributions. They are called Volunteer Champions because they exemplify iVolunteer’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. These individuals are young in years but rich in meaningful experience. The third instalment in the Volunteer Champion series will show […]

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Volunteer Champion: Making a Mark with Mark Jacinto, OSYAF Founder

The search for Volunteer Champions is an annual event organized by iVolunteer. It recognizes volunteers who exemplify the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. These volunteers are inspirations of hope and action. They are living proofs that everyday heroes exist. For many people, the pandemic was a seemingly endless nightmare, a […]

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