Preparations for the Go Volunteer! Event are now in full swing, as iVolunteer Philippines held its kick-off session last January 23, with over 20 Non-Profits and Partner Organizations in attendance. The kick-off event, held at the Office Project in Salcedo, Makati, brought together iVolunteer’s various Partner Organizations – both current and new, to share what everyone should look forward … Continue reading It’s a GO!
iVolunteer Philippines had a hectic but meaningful year as we took one step closer toward making our dream of a better Philippines into a reality with each and every Filipino taking part in nation building. Continue reading “Thank you for 2015”
After about 4 years now, we are excited to upgrade our website to a new platform and it comes with cool new features to help you participate in nation building and encourage more Filipinos to do the same as well!
Gawad Kalinga (GK) is well-known for building houses and creating sustainable communities, all toward transforming the lives of our less privileged countrymen. This kind of transformation is contagious and is GK’s best kept secret–the volunteer’s self transformation.
UP Diliman, Quezon City – Last June 6, the staff and officers of iVolunteer Philippines held its annual summer team building activity at Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman. The event focused on getting to know each of the members (particularly the newer ones) with sessions on understanding one’s MBTI profile and how each individual can uniquely contribute to the organization. Continue reading “Building a Stronger Team”
One fine Sunday, March 2, 2014, I volunteered to be part of the rummage sale at Bel-Air Village in Makati City. This is one of the fund raising projects of iVolunteer organization.
It was a Clean UP! Flea Market activity inside the subdivision, the venue was at Park 3 Solar Street. From 7am to 3pm, mostly resident vendors sold pre-loved items which included clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, luggage, CDs, books, toys, household items and a lot more.
iVolunteer had two tables. We were divided into two teams. On one table were men’s clothing and miscellaneous items headed by Hazel and Olenny. My partner for the women’s clothing was Mana. She is a one petite lady that I could pass as her mother, except that she has nice big eyes compared to my twinkling small eyes. I’ve met Hazel, Olenny and Mana in the past. They are part of the iVolunteer core team. Continue reading “iVolunteer at Bel Air’s Clean Up Flea Market”
Have you signed up for a Bayani Challenge this summer? Here’s a description of what could be in store for you when you show up at a GK site: Continue reading “Help end poverty this summer with one of these activities”
Have you guys made plans for summer yet? Check it out—Gawad Kalinga (GK) is once again asking you, your friends, and family to join Bayani Challenge, a two-month project (April 09 Araw ng Kagitingan to June 12 Araw ng Kalayaan) that will contribute to the effort of ending poverty in the Philippines. =)
Bayani Challenge is part of Barangay Walang Iwanan, a campaign to mainstream a lifestyle of volunteerism and bayanihan at the barangay level to create an impact on at least 250 families in each of the 20,000 barangays. This places us in a clear trajectory to reach 5 MILLION families and #endpoverty for them by 2024!
What can YOU do?
Bayani Challenge 2015 is broken down into different municipalities (sites) all over the Philippines. When you sign up for the site of your choice, you’ll be committing to three to five days* of fun and exciting activities, complete with Kalinga fellowship sessions at night.
* Recommended amount of days by GK. If you can’t commit to the recommended number of days, GK is flexible and would be more than happy to have you over for just a few!
Depending on the needs of the area, the local secretariat may assign your team to the following activities:
- House Build
- Paraisong Pambata (Play Therapy for Kids)
- Kusina ng Kalinga (Care Kitchen)
- Kalinga ng Kalikasan (Environment)
- Kalinga ng Kalusugan (Health Mission)
- Sports Programs
- Disaster Preparedness
How can you register?
We’ve got a list of the GK sites you can sign up at. Check it out and don’t be afraid to click that COUNT ME IN button.
When you do click on that button, it’ll pre-enlist you to your municipality of choice. Heck, click as many COUNT ME IN buttons as you’d like—the same way you would create a destination wishlist. 😉
A GK representative assigned to the municipality of your choice/s will get in touch with you to confirm your registration and provide site-specific details. This becomes your chance to narrow down the site/s you want to be a part of and finalize the registration process.
The list of volunteer opportunitiy sites and dates are still subject to change, so remember to check this article, http://bit.ly/GK2015, and/or Facebook for the latest updates. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have questions about site-specific details though, it’s best you click that COUNT ME IN button and wait for a local GK representative who will contact you after you sign up.
Check out which sites you can sign up for and when: Continue reading “Gather up your friends this summer and make a difference”
For updates on #RubyPH, Rosario Juan created this Storify page. //storify.com/juanxi/rubyph-updates/embed[View the story “#RubyPH Updates” on Storify] If you want to provide help, Tonyo Cruz created this Storify page for details on where and how you can assist. //storify.com/tonyocruz/reliefph-for-rubyph/embed[View the story “#ReliefPH for #RubyPH” on Storify] Remain vigilant and stay safe, everybody. Continue reading #ReliefPH (and updates) for #RubyPH
Last week (June 20, 2014), Sabrina Ongkiko discussed the role volunteerism plays in the education sector. Here’s a recording where she talks about the several programs that volunteers can help in: http://bit.ly/1m3nStQ What is HOPE for you? Share your thoughts in the comments section! Continue reading Sabrina Ongkiko on What Hope Is
We’d like to thank Marilyn Mercado for submitting her #iVolunteered story to us, and congratulate her for being one of the winners in our raffle draw! Marilyn won a “This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life” 2014 planner! Marilyn shared with us her experience in a #iVolunteered post on Facebook: #iVOLUNTEERED at Mt. Timbak as storyteller and dancer. Yes! … Continue reading #iVolunteered Raffle Winner: Marilyn Mercado & Volunteering in Mount Timbak
We’d like to thank Aiza Bagano for submitting her #iVolunteered story to us, and congratulate her for being one of the winners in our raffle draw! Aiza won an Everyday Hero T-Shirt! Aiza shared with us her experience in a #iVolunteered post on Facebook: Each morning gives us a new day.. a new beginning.. new … Continue reading #iVolunteered Raffle Winner: Aiza Bagano & Her Villamor Volunteer Experience
It has been a very busy year for us in iVolunteer Philippines! We’re so happy to see the continued growth of the organization – in the past year we were able to partner with over 30 organizations, with over 200 events, pulling in over 2000 volunteers and providing over 11,000 volunteer opportunities for our everyday … Continue reading A Look Back at 2013: iVolunteer Year-End Recap
It’s that time of the year again, when we put up our Christmas trees and hang our parols to celebrate the joy and wonder of Chirstmas! The holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than by helping out children in need! This weekend’s volunteer opportunities include the following: December 14 (Saturday) … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity Highlights: December 14 – 15 Weekend
Happy International Volunteer Day, dear volunteers! Together with the National Coalition on Volunteerism – NCV, we are celebrating National Volunteers Month and International Volunteer Day by raffling off special 2014 planners and iVolunteer T-shirts for all our volunteers who gave back to their communities this 2013! To be eligible for the raffle, you only need to … Continue reading Celebrate National Volunteer Month by sharing your #iVolunteered story!