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 […]
Read More Volunteer Champion: Pursuing Passion with Sobina Yu, Hiraya Manawari Founder
Physical volunteering is back! But before that, we’d like to give you tips to keep you safe as we transition to the new normal. As always, the safety of our volunteers and the community we are serving are our top priority. Hence, we enjoin everyone to cooperate so that we can continuously create a safe […]
Read More 8 TIPS TO PHYSICALLY VOLUNTEER IN THE NEW NORMAL
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 […]
Read More Volunteer Champion: Making a Mark with Mark Jacinto, OSYAF Founder
Volunteer champions are ordinary individuals who make extraordinary contributions in their advocacies. The search for Volunteer Champions—now on its second year—is an annual event organized by iVolunteer Philippines. It’s an avenue to recognize and appreciate volunteers who exemplify the organization’s core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Inclusivity, Nationalism and Change Leadership. John Mauro Manuel, a 30-year-old teacher […]
Read More Volunteer Champion: Getting to Know John Mauro Manuel, Founder of I-SAVED
Planning on how to celebrate this month of love? Worry no more! We’ve got you covered, whatever your love language is. ACTS OF SERVICE: Feed the Hungry What better way to serve than to feed the hungry and the homeless? Karinderia ni Mang Urot has been consistently providing food for the hungry and the homeless […]
Read More 5 UNIQUE WAYS TO GIVE LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S SEASON
The opening session of iVolunteer’s Bayani Learning Series entitled “Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,” offers a reminder of how emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) factors in our decision-making behavior as well as our capacity to react to challenges in times of crisis. But more importantly, the 2-hour exclusive webinar, led by Karen Rose “Kay” Vardeleon, RPsy, RPm of Childfam Possibilities Psychosocial Services, grounds attendees on what their own mental well-being and EQ mean to themselves and their advocacy.
Read More Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: How to Lead in Time of Distress and Uncertainty
iVolunteer Philippines is launching the Social Innovation Challenge 2021 (SIC) with the same goal — help volunteer leaders maximize the positive impact they can bring to their community! Building on the success of the SIC 2019 & 2020, the program will continue to serve as a platform for volunteer leaders to address various social concerns through their creative social innovations. With iVolunteer’s guidance, a new breed of innovators will once again get the chance to further shape their ideas, improve on their leadership skills, and strengthen their network, as they attempt to pursue their respective nation-building efforts
Read More Submit Your Applications Now for Social Innovation Challenge 2021 (SIC) and Realize Your Dream as A Changemaker
Keep Going Baguio is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to mental health awareness and employment of people with mental disorders/mental health issues (or what they also call Mental Health Warriors) and offers free alternative (non-clinical) mental health services as their concerns were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read More Moving Forward with Mental Health Advocacy: Keep Going! Baguio
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.
Read More iVolunteer Partners Summit: Facing the #NewNormal Together
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.
Read More DestiNASYON: Finding One’s Advocacy and Volunteering In Time of Crisis
United Nations leads the way for a global conversation to kick in the most pressing issues our generation is facing amidst the threat of COVID-19
Read More Future Possibilities 2020: Rebuilding Communites, Instilling Hope for the Future Amidst Global Pandemic
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 […]
Read More iVolunTree for Christmas: Gift Love Through the iVolunTree
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 […]
Read More Meet the Inspiring Innovators of SIC 2020!
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.
Read More Pangangalaga sa Kalusugang Pang-isipan sa Panahon ng Pandemya
The coronavirus has left an enormous gap in many volunteer-driven organizations while pushing volunteers themselves to wonder how they can get around COVID-19 so they can get back to supporting their advocacies. There are plenty of reasons to be anxious for both sides, as we are facing an unprecedented threat that is reshaping our society […]
Read More Treasure Volunteer Raises PHP 630K to Support COVID-19 Frontliners and Vulnerable Communities