Learning to CARE News - Issue #2

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Tuesday, June, 2012 - Issue #2
In this issue

IAVE National Representatives in Arab Region
IAVE national representatives are the highest priority for attendance at the conference, and there will be some funding to help cover their costs. We now have national representatives from: Lebanon, Algeria, Sudan, Oman, and Palestine.  We encourage IAVE members from other Arab countries to apply for this position. We may even consider people who become IAVE members now if they have strong institutional support and are clear advocates of volunteerism in their countries.

Be the change you want to see in the world.
                                        Mahatma Gandhi

Companies with Corporate Volunteer Programs
While the Arab world does not have any member companies in the Global Corporate Volunteer Council, we do have companies that engage their employees in corporate volunteering. They, too, are on the priority list for the conference. We want to encourage them to participate in the The First Global Summit on Corporate Volunteering at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference in London in December. And we hope that some of these companies that operate in more than one region of the world will consider becoming members of the Global Corporate Volunteer Council.


GYSD 2013

It is not too early to begin planning for the next Global Youth Service Days which will be April 26-28, 2013. Be sure to include it on your calendar as you schedule your youth activities for the coming year.

You may view information about Global Youth Service Days at www.gysd.org or www.learningtocare.com/gysd.

Special Feature of the Month

Nakhweh is a platform that seeks to enhance the volunteerism and social entrepreneurship culture in the Arab world by serving those committed to change from youth, startups, social enterprises and nonprofit organizations.

***Please let us know of other websites and resources that promote volunteering that you would like featured in future editions of this newsletter.

Correction: Some readers of the last issue of this newsletter were unable to open the link to the resource Rights and Responsibilities of a Volunteer. Please try this link.

22nd IAVE World Volunteer Conference London, December 10-12, 2012
Leading Tomorrow’s Global Volunteer Community – Together

The First Global Summit on Corporate Volunteering
The first IAVE Global Dialogue on NGO-Corporate Volunteer Partnerships,
The first Global Convening of Volunteer Centers

Since 1970, IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference has been the primary global convening of leaders of volunteering from throughout the world.

Registration is now open.


Only 500 People

Attendance at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference London will be limited to 500 people. Because of the focused nature of the conference, registrants will be accepted in this priority order:
•   IAVE Regional and National Representatives
•    Members of the Global Corporate Volunteer Council
•    Other Corporations
•    National Volunteer Centers
•    Representatives of International NGOs / Multilaterals
•    Other Volunteer Centers
•    Other current IAVE Members
•    Other Applicants

Since there will only be 500 participants, be sure to register soon to be sure you will have the opportunity to attend. We want to have as many participants from the Arab world as possible.


Volunteer Centers
Volunteer Centers are also on the priority list for attending the London conference. Does your country have what could be called a “National Volunteer Center” or any local volunteer centers?

By volunteer centers, we mean organizations or institutions that do some or all of the following:


IAVE Membership

You are encouraged to become a member of the International Association for Volunteer Effort, the only international organization with the mission to promote, celebrate, and strengthen volunteerism worldwide.


~Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. . . You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.~
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Your input requested: What activities, events, or ideas would you like to share about volunteering in a future issue of the Learning to CARE News? What question or issue would you like to be featured?  Let us know at admin@learningtocare.com.

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