Today’s young have managed to keep up with the fast changing times. With technology so pervasive these days, we are more connected than ever to our friends, our families, and even to the rest of the world. With this increased connection comes a stronger sense of awareness and concern for our surroundings and our community. Today’s youth is no longer naive and indifferent, nor is he a mere spectator in the sidelines. Instead, we are all becoming more responsive to the plight of our neighbors and are beginning to recognize our growing capacity to make a difference.
In recent times, we have seen more and more of our Filipino youth rise to the challenge of confronting various social issues. Who would have thought that a status message on Facebook would eventually lead to the birth of the Yellow Boat Project – an organization that currently helps hundreds of rural children get to school safely, by providing their communities with boats? Who would have imagined that the idea of a kariton classroom for street children, while simple, will be embraced by the country and the world? Looking at these successful examples, one can’t help but think – what makes the young effective at effecting change?
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by Carlo Angelo Gonzales, Social Media Manager – iVolunteer Philippines Happy National Volunteer Month, everyone! Just reminding you guys that we have a great raffle giveaway going on for all our volunteers in celebration of NVM (check out the mechanics here), all you need to do is share your #iVolunteered story with us! But before … Continue reading Why You Should Share Your #iVolunteered Story
by JB Tan, Assistant Executive Director, iVolunteer Philippines It’s sort of familiar, déjà vu in a way, when I look at my social media streams and see stories of volunteers being turned away from repacking hubs because the relief operations of big media corporations and NGOs are already overflowing with volunteers. It reminded me of … Continue reading #YolandaPH – 7 Unique Ways You Can Help (When That Repacking Hub Is Already Full)
“Tales from the iVolunteer Team” is an ongoing series of personal stories from the team that runs the Philippines’ first volunteerism portal. Today’s post comes from Carlo Angelo Gonzales, our social media guru in the iVolunteer Marketing team. A laptop, a smartphone and an Internet connection. These are things that I think are essential for … Continue reading Tales from the iVolunteer Team: Social Media Volunteer Guy at Your Service!
Welcome to the new official blog of iVolunteer Philippines! It has been almost two full years since we last created a blog entry for iVolunteer (which you can find in our original blog here) and so much has changed in the organization and in our online presence since then. Two years is an eternity on the … Continue reading Welcome to our new blog!