• 24th – 27th October, 2022

    World Volunteer Conference 2022

  • 24th – 27th October, 2022

    World Volunteer Conference 2022

  • 24th – 27th October, 2022

    World Volunteer Conference 2022

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Welcome to the

26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) unanimously selected Abu Dhabi as the host city for the 26th World Volunteer Conference in October 2022 — the largest global gathering of volunteering experts and practitioners.
The conference aims to create an environment that encourages networking, sharing of knowledge, and continuous learning for all those who believe volunteering improves their communities and the lives of those who volunteer, and is a strategic asset to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hosted for the first time in the Middle East, the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference will be hosted by the Emirates Foundation, the national organization of the UAE set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to strengthen community resilience.
Emirates Foundation shapes, guides and delivers innovative volunteering programs that increasingly encourage community members to volunteer, with far-reaching national impact
The conference is expected to attract around 1000 participants from more than 100 countries, representing all the stakeholders of the volunteer community, including individual leaders, civil society organizations, government agencies, academia and businesses.

Conference Program

  • First Day Oct 24th 2022
  • Second Day Oct 25th, 2022
  • Third Day Oct 26th, 2022
  • Fourth Day Oct 27th, 2022

Volunteering for the Common Good

Making Life Better for People and Communities
Collectively the world’s volunteering is an expression of civic engagement that in very practical ways builds the community cohesion and resilience that are fundamental to making life better for people and communities.
At the 2022 World Volunteer Conference IAVE and the Emirates Foundation will seek to encourage volunteerism as an important part of creating a more equal and inclusive future for communities, recognize the tireless work of volunteers across the globe, and celebrate their exceptional volunteer response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
They also want to acknowledge that volunteer engagement and volunteering leadership is needed more than ever to help address the world’s most pressing challenges.
10:00 - 16:00

Registration

19:00 - 21:00

WVC-2022 Opening ceremony

Gala dinner
8:30 - 9:30

Registration

9:30 - 9:40

Welcome note and HSE briefing

9:40 - 9:50

Opening remarks

9:50 - 10:15

Welcome remarks

10:15 - 10:30

Keynote session

10:30 - 11:30

Plenary [I]: Volunteering for the common good: Making life better for people and communities

11:30 - 12:00

Networking Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00

Four forums running in parallel

The forums highlight thought leadership about volunteering and showcase volunteer impact. these will consider volunteering in relation to four key global challenges all with relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Forum 1: Building more tolerant and inclusive communities
  • Forum 2: Tackling the issue of climate change
  • Forum 3: Supporting a more peaceful and secure world
  • Forum 4: Providing equitable and progressive opportunities for all
13:00 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 – 16:00

6 practice seminars running in parallel

The practice seminars will explore six themes with different topics over two days.
Through expert input and case studies they will highlight key practice issues, providing information, sharing experience and expertise.
  • Partnerships
    Building effective partnerships to deliver change through volunteering
  • Corporate social responsibility
    Developing skills-based volunteering programs
  • Youth volunteering
    Creating an environment to enable youth volunteering to flourish
  • Technological transformation
    Overcoming challenges and maximizing opportunities
  • Resilient communities
    Enabling community cohesion and embracing diversity
  • Impact measurement
    Understanding what it is and how to do it

16:00 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary [II] : Corporate volunteering for a post pandemic world

18:30 – 20:00

Lets Connect!

8:30 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome note and HSE briefing

9:40 – 10:00

Keynote session: The role of brand in the volunteer sector

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary [III]: Incorporating emergency preparedness into your volunteer organization Plan

11:00 – 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Plenary [IV] : Creating a world of change makers: Young people and volunteering

12:30 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

6 practice seminars running in parallel

The Practice Seminars will explore six themes with different topics over two days.
Through expert input and case studies they will highlight key practice issues. Providing information, sharing experience and expertise.
  • Partnerships
    Engaging government in valuing volunteering
  • Corporate social responsibility
    Disaster response and delivering effective intervention
  • Youth volunteering
    Future leadership, developing the role of young volunteers
  • Technological transformation
    Extending the power of volunteering through new technologies
  • Resilient communities
    Locally owned solutions delivering impact
  • Impact measurement
    Providing the evidence

15:30 – 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Let’s talk volunteering: Information marketplace

An opportunity to engage and interact with ideas, concepts and models of practice. A combination and choice of Ted talks; expert panels; showcasing of standards of practice and new approaches to using technology.
17:00 - 18:00

Closing plenary [V]:

Volunteering to create a better world: Be the change you want to see
19:00 – 21:30

Cultural evening

9:30 - 13:00

Exploring Abu Dhabi - Cultural Site Visits (Optional)