iVolunteer Through the Years: 13 Years of Leveraging Technology to Encourage Volunteerism

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 […]

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The Volunteer Mindset

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 […]

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Tula: Pilipino Rin Kami

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, […]

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Tula: Sa Aking Tagapagligtas

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 […]

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Start Your Adventure Talk 2022: A Guide for Volunteers to Jumpstart their Journey

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 […]

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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.  

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BayaniRun2017: Unity in Diversity

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 […]

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Little by Little, Day by Day

“. . . 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 […]

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Seal With Love

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.

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