IYV+10 in 2011

Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating AgencyiV Corner, Communities No.2 Volunteers help build houses in Maralit, Paranaque Volunteer communities around the world are gearing up for the celebration of a special major event that will highlight ten (10) years of active volunteer participation in nation building. Dubbed IYV+10, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of … Continue reading IYV+10 in 2011

Strengthening volunteerism through the Volunteer Act of 2007 (Republic Act 9418)

By Joselito C. De Vera *Policy Documents, No. 2 Some may find it ironic that a law on volunteerism was passed. Why is there a need for a law on something that is inherently a social value, and a positive one that is intended to achieve a common good? Is there really a need for … Continue reading Strengthening volunteerism through the Volunteer Act of 2007 (Republic Act 9418)

And these are my roots

by Chaya Erika GoVolunteering, No. 4 Last summer, I volunteered for Cartwheel Foundation‘s anniversary concert. I would be there when the cultural dialogue happens, when Music and Art would be the language. I knew it would be a celebration I’d never forgive myself for passing. My adventure started when I, along with other volunteers, waited … Continue reading And these are my roots

Demystifying mental illness through poetry

Julie T. ChanVolunteering, 2007-08 No. 2 The day arced in, thieves of light,and no one explained themselves. The differentia was apparent(Dave Benson, “The Day Arced In”*) Back in 2000, I was presented with a unique volunteering opportunity: to assist in managing an e-zine– Poetry Sz: demystifying mental illness –which would feature the poetry written by … Continue reading Demystifying mental illness through poetry

Going beyond philanthropy

Volunteering, 2007-08 No.1 Time is money. Sometimes, time and talent are worth more than money. Especially when it’s corporate time and talent offered to community organizations that need additional human resources. In this era of corporate responsibility, the new buzzwords “social equity investment” means just that: to invest business talent for social development. Business philanthropy … Continue reading Going beyond philanthropy