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 […]
Read More iVolunteer Through the Years: 13 Years of Leveraging Technology to Encourage Volunteerism
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 […]
Read More The Volunteer Mindset
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, […]
Read More Tula: Pilipino Rin Kami
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 […]
Read More Tula: Sa Aking Tagapagligtas
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 […]
Read More Start Your Adventure Talk 2022: A Guide for Volunteers to Jumpstart their Journey
With modernization going beast mode and technological advancement soaring to infinity and beyond, the world feels smaller even as the possibilities expand. Connecting lives and exchanging information has never been this easy—from fast-paced to instant to automatic.
Read More #InternetIsLove
Makati City, October 22 – Six-hundred runners of different age, nationality, ethnicity, affiliations, profession, background, and more ran united in iVolunteer’s BayaniRun held at Globe Circuit Grounds. In support of unique advocacies, each had lived up to one goal of making every Filipino, everyone, a hero. (Missed this one? We’ve got another BayaniRun coming up on […]
Read More BayaniRun2017: Unity in Diversity
Sixty-five days to go and it’s Christmas! What more? Today is also the Sweetest Day, so we have one more reason to be extra nice. The third Saturday of October is designated as the official Sweetest Day in some parts of the US. A day of sweet treats and deeds. We might be celebrating 8,000 […]
Read More 5 Ingredients to a Sweeter World
“. . . I understood today that I have amazing friends who have good hearts and that there are amazing strangers and unsung hero volunteers doing this tirelessly with zero recognition. And perhaps that will never be enough to make a big difference in this cruel world we live in. But it will have to […]
Read More Little by Little, Day by Day
At twenty seven years old, Danimei Everett manages to be the Program Officer of Make-A-Wish Philippines, an organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. She handles the wish-granting events, as well as the volunteer events.
Read More Granting Wishes, Reaping Smiles
Spread the Hug this Teddy Bear Day! Trace pattern on cloth. Cut. Stich, stuff and stuff, and stitch again. Stitch on the nose. Use buttons for the eyes. Close with a final stitch, and poof! A teddy bear is born.
Read More Seal With Love
Manila, 5 August 2017 – It was a big day for iVolunteer Philippines. A crowd of enthusiastic volunteers came together to take part in a community meet-up in Manila North Cemetery.
Read More iVolunteer Goes to Ang Galing
Makati City, Philppines – Stretch your running goals to reach those who need a helping hand.
Read More Bayanirun 2017: Juan for All, All for One!
For many people, myself included, we are often inclined to treat volunteering as an extracurricular activity. It’s a productive use of free time, a chance to give depth to an otherwise ordinary day.
Read More This is How We Build A Life of Purpose
21st century human beings lead busy lives. They can be workaholics – racehorses in blinders focused on achieving a goal. They can be social media obsessed – sharing every bit of their day online. They are a generation prone to self-absorption, we are.
Read More 7 Acts of Random Kindness to Celebrate “Be An Angel Day”